Reporter, E.W. Scripps

Reporter

Under general direction, develops sources, gathers information and writes news and feature articles that are accurate, informative, balanced and entertaining. Produces material – often under tight deadline pressure and constraints – in a manner that meets the highest journalistic standards.

Key activities
- Identifies and develops news, feature and enterprise stories of interest relevant to the lives of our readers, a detailed understanding of the community and stories published, while also monitoringcompeting media (newspapers, online, radio and television) to ensure the newspaper maintains a competitive advantage.
- Develops a network of formal and informal sources throughout the community to help develop and write stories as well as providing background information.
- Consults frequently with editors on stories. Stays on top of developing and continuing stories.
- Writes stories, often under deadline pressure, always striving to be fair, thorough and accurate and using correct grammar and style.
- Ensure accuracy through checking facts gathered via on line information services and internet.
- Meets established deadlines.
- Suggests photos and graphics to make stories compelling and clearly explain the news.
- Cooperates to cover breaking news.
- Backs up other reporters on their beats and writes assigned stories for special sections and publications.
- Contributes through constructive criticism to the improvement of the editorial product especially the writing.
- Demonstrates an in-depth working knowledge of the theories and applications of professional journalism and a basic command of the English language to include the ability to spell correctly, write clearly and exercise proper use of grammar, such as typically acquired in earning a Bachelors degree, preferably in journalism, or equivalent professional newspaper experience. 2 – 5 years experience in designated field.
- Demonstrates effective and diplomatic oral and written communication skills. Demonstrates knowledge of computers and ability.
- Knowledge of libel laws as well as state and federal laws regarding open meetings, open records and access to information, sufficient to direct quality editorial coverage and make legally-sound decisions on publication of content.
- Must maintain valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, company required auto insurance and an acceptable driving record.

Work environment
- Sitting for prolonged periods of time while inputting into and working at computer (making continuous use of near vision), driving to assignments and covering events.
- Stamina to work varied shifts and extended periods of time at the keyboard.
- Dexterity to type on a computer.
- Ability to concentrate for long periods of time.
- Mobility to travel to, and cover, events outside the newspaper.
- Communicate by phone and in person.
- Observe events and situations that are subjects of stories.
- Frequent walking while attending events.
- Occasional climbing up stairs, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching, turning, twisting, pushing and pulling.
- The ability to speak and hear and use a full range of vision.
- Withstand fluctuations in temperature in covering events outside the newspaper.

To apply, visit https://www.scripps.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5813&CurrentPage=18.

Associate Director of Communications, Editor of Rhodes Magazine

Rhodes College is seeking a creative thinker with excellent editing, writing and storytelling skills, and extensive print and online magazine publishing expertise, to assume the position of Associate Director of Communications and Editor of Rhodes magazine. The Associate Director, Editor will develop, direct and manage the editorial and graphic design of Rhodes magazine, which publishes three times a year (fall, winter and summer) and has a circulation of 20,000.

The magazine is one of the primary engagement tools that support the relationship between the College and its alumni, parents and friends. Reporting to the Director of Communications in the Office of Communications, the Associate Director, Editor is part of a collaborative team that promotes a wide range of news and information related to Rhodes College.

The Associate Director, Editor will also assist with the development of editorial content for a wide range of additional print publications, as well as the college’s website and social media platforms.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a leadership role developing the editorial content and managing the creative direction of a magazine.
- Preference will be given to candidates with education or professional experience in news journalism and experience with higher-education communications.
- The desired candidate will demonstrate: the ability to assimilate and communicate information on a broad range of topics; editorial skills, including excellent interviewing, writing, story editing and copy editing; excellent command of Associated Press writing style; the ability to help manage and lead a creative staff; and a familiarity with all aspects of both print and online publishing, including contracting with vendors and overseeing postal requirements.
- Being an alumnus/a of Rhodes College is not a requirement for the position, though alumni are particularly invited to apply.

Candidates invited to interview on campus will complete a writing and editing exercise.

Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. For a complete job description and to apply online, please visit http://jobs.rhodes.edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

For more information about Rhodes please visit our web site at http://www.rhodes.edu.

PR Account Exec, Red Rover Memphis (Full-Time Job)

Public Relations Account Executive, Red Rover, Memphis (Full-Time Job)

Webhttp://www.redrovercompany.com/

RedRover, a growing Memphis, Tennessee marketing, public relations and sales consulting firm is seeking a Public Relations Account Executive with 7+ years experience (1) in a similar role at an agency, (2) in a similar freelance capacity, or (3) in a corporate environment.

Selected candidate must have a proven track record of generating measurable results. Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, English, communications or related field preferred.

The position requires someone with a broad public relations background with the ability to both conceptualize a public relations strategy and execute on it independently. Selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Writing press releases and preparing information for the media
  • Identifying a client’s target audiences and determining the best way to reach them
  • Responding to requests for information from the media
  • Helping clients communicate effectively to the public including the delivery of media training
  • Drafting speeches and talking points
  • Arranging interviews for clients
  • Establishing and maintaining strong media relationships
  • Developing and delivering client and media pitches
  • Completing budget estimates
  • Concepting public relations campaigns
  • Planning and promoting special events

Account executive will be responsible for both generating new clients (in collaboration with others on the team) and handling client work generated by management.

Candidates with strong established Memphis media relationships and exceptional pitching skills will be given special consideration.

The selected candidate must have an entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic. Special “soft” skills sought:

  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Must demonstrate tremendous initiative in identifying and exceeding client needs
  • Must have exceptional follow-through skills and be well organized
  • Should have excellent people skills and the ability to work with a wide range of clients
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership abilities

RedRover offers career advancement opportunities and competitive compensation including bonus program, healthcare benefits, generous paid time off (PTO), and a dog-friendly environment. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume, with compensation history for the last three positions (required for consideration), by email to careers@redrovercompany.com or by mail to: RedRover Marketing AE Posting, 415 S. Front Street, Suite 121, Memphis, TN 38103. No phone calls or unscheduled office visits please.

Digital Marketing Developer/Director (Full-Time Job)

DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MARKETING MARTIN METHODIST COLLEGE (FULL-TIME JOB)

LOCATION: PULASKI, TN (SOUTH OF NASHVILLE, TN)

WEB:  www.martinmethodist.edu

DESCRIPTION:

The Director of Digital Marketing is responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of a strategic marketing plan that includes website redesign, search engine marketing and social media initiatives. He/she will also be the gatekeeper of all digital content for the College and will work closely with staff members to create and gather content for digital media outlets. He/she will ensure that all posted content adheres to Martin Methodist College’s (MMC) brand and marketing messages as well as its mission statement.

The Director of Digital Marketing serves as a member of the Program Council and reports directly to the Vice President of Finance and Administration.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Draw up schedules for projects underway to ensure technical teams, vendors, and content contributors meet deadlines.
  • Develop budgets for projects, monitor costs, provide status reports to management and incorporate feedback from the Executive Council.
  • Stay current on internet trends, site features and best practices. Research competitive institution websites, social media and other trends in higher education in order to stay competitive with MMC’s digital offerings.
  • Develop measurable metrics to ensure successful marketing, recruiting, sales and outreach efforts.
  • Work with Admissions and Advancement offices to find innovative ways to meet enrollment and fundraising goals.
  • Ability to communicate results to management.
  • Be the eyes and ears of our brand. Identify threats and opportunities and take appropriate steps in a timely manner.
  • Help define strategies for MMC’s e-marketing objectives.
  • Be efficient in multi-tasking several large projects

Web Development Responsibilities

  • Serve as Project Leader for the launch of the new website by working with web design firm and MMC colleagues.
  • Work with Academics to promote class offerings and to highlight different academic areas on the website on a regular basis.
  • Assist with bookstore marketing efforts to increase online purchases.
  • Lead and manage Digital Content Team that will contribute website/digital content from each department/division. Ensure that all content submitted by the Team adheres to MMC’s brand and marketing message as well as its mission statement.
  • Responsible for creating an online product experience for our constituents.

Search Engine Marketing and Social Media Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing and posting content on designated MMC social media outlets.
  • Cultivate new customers and manage branded online communities using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media outlets.
  • Provide relevant content daily while tracking metrics and monitoring online content.
  • Implement new functionality to website and in online media as needed to deliver increased brand loyalty.
  • Manage/Optimize both paid search and natural search initiatives to increase web traffic.
  • Work to link MMC’s website to other sites to optimize search engine presence.
  • Find and add MMC’s information to free college information websites for students.

Qualifications/Experience Desired:

  • Has a bachelor’s or associates degree in advertising, marketing, web development or communications.
  • Has a history of 3+ years of professional work experience in Digital Marketing/Business Development
  • Has a history of project management
  • Has the ability to be both creative and analytical in their marketing strategy
  • Has a current working knowledge of Search Engine Marketing, Web Development,  and Social Media
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work individually on a project or in a team environment.

TO APPLY:  http://www.martinmethodist.edu/about/human-resources/employment-opportunities

MEMPHIS CONNECTION: Andrew Brown: abbrown@memphis.edu

Assistant Information Specialist: Adams Keegan (Full-Time Job)

ASSISTANT INFORMATION SPECIALIST: ADAMS KEEGAN HR (FULL-TIME JOB)

LOCATION: MemphisAdams Keegan

PAY RANGE: 70-80K

WEB: http://www.adamskeegan.com/

DESCRIPTION:

The Information Specialist Assistant is responsible for assisting with external communications, including the web site, marketing programs, social and other media, and materials distributed to the EDGE board, government officials, the public and others.  Assists the Information Specialist with campaigns to communicate EDGE’s mission and accomplishments through public relations, media relations, and marketing and design.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Identifying required information and preparing documents for EDGE and related entity Board and Committee meetings.
•Executing EDGE communication campaigns.
•Developing and editing content for EDGE and related entity websites and marketing collateral, as well as contributing to social media marketing efforts.
•Assisting staff with research projects and compiling reports based on data sets.
•Preparing program and organizational quarterly and annual reports.
•Staff  booth or exhibit at trade shows and community fairs.
•Monitors EDGE brand activity on social networking sites.
•Attends EDGE-related events to take photographs and conduct interviews.
Participates in the set-up and preparation of all EDGE sponsored events

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requirements:
•Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, or related field.
•At least two years of work related experience.
•Must exhibit strong writing abilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Working knowledge and skill in desktop publishing applications and content management systems.
•Ability to write clearly and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
•Attention to detail in written communication; error-free spelling and grammar.
•Ability to work under deadline pressure and work before and after regular working hours.
•Ability to interact with other staff members to assure that the mission of the organization is adequately portrayed.
•Good judgment and strong decision-making skills.

Environmental Requirements:
•Most work is conducted in typical indoor office environment.

Other Requirements:
•Must have personal automobile for daily use.

TO APPLY: Apply through this link:

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?Job_DID=J3J0BS5YCM7N68VXKY2&siteid=cbindeed&ipath=EXIND

 

Investigative Reporter/Data Specialist, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (Full-Time Job)

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER/DATA SPECIALIST MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL (FULL-TIME JOB).

LOCATION: Milwaukee

CONTACT: Greg Borowski

WEB : http://careers.poynter.org/jobs/4955771/investigative-reporter-data-specialist

http://www.jsonline.com/

DESCRIPTION:

We’re seeking an investigative reporter with exceptional data analysis skills to join the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s award-winning watchdog team. This reporter will focus primarily on data gathering and analysis, delivering high-impact, high-caliber accountability journalism on a consistent basis – from quick hits to long-term investigations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include maintaining and expanding our Data on Demand page, which includes searchable databases, and working to build an internal infrastructure to enhance our ability to create important content in a digital-first environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will be adept at negotiating for large databases, cleaning them and analyzing them for significant trends and findings. The reporter must be able to work well with a team of reporters on a wide-range of projects, often in a supporting role, but also must be capable of producing powerful, unassailable, clearly-written stories. The reporter should be skilled in the latest analytical techniques, including working with relational databases, mapping and statistical analysis. Desirable expertise includes MySQL or SQL Server, Excel, Access, Arc View and SPSS, as well as the ability to do basic web scraping for data.

TO APPLY:

To apply, send a letter, resume, work samples and references to:

Greg Borowski

Senior editor/projects & investigations

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

333 W. State Street

Milwaukee, WI  53203

414-224-2252

gborowsk@jrn.com

 

Chief Photographer, WMC-TV Memphis (Full-Time Job)

CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER, WMC-TV MEMPHIS (FULL-TIME JOB)

LOCATION: Memphis

CONTACT: clintmoore@wmctv.com.

WEB:  www.wmctv.com

DESCRIPTION: WMC TV, the NBC station in Memphis TN is looking for a Chief Photographer to help lead its staff of photojournalists. This position will require you to work with and manage expectations of the staff, including professional improvement in their shooting and storytelling capabilities. The ideal candidate will also be a creative and dedicated photojournalist in their own right, someone who has the ability to shoot and edit memorable TV News packages and do multiple live shots, and who has at least 5 years of professional experience. This person will also work with the News Operations Manager on new technology and server based play out systems for the news department. A previous management role in a newsroom a plus.

TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume to: clintmoore@wmctv.com.

Winthrop University Faculty Position, Broadcasting

WINTHROP UNIVERSITY FACULTY POSITION, BROADCASTING

 PLEASE NOTE APPLICATION REVIEW BEGINS SEPT 17, 2012

LOCATION 

Rock Hill, SC (Charlotte Metro Area)

CONTACT

J. William Click

Professor and Chair

Department of Mass Communication

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733

Phone 803-323-2121

clickw@winthrop.edu

WEB

www.winthrop.edu

TO APPLY

http://www.winthrop.edu/uploadedFiles/hr/faculty/AsstProfMassComm.pdf

Today’s THV Social Media Coordinator

Today’s THV, the Gannett-owned CBS affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas, is looking for a highly motivated individual to join their team as Social Media Coordinator. The primary responsibilities of this position include coordinating THV’s social media efforts with a goal of increasing audience engagement on social, digital and broadcast platforms.

Strong writing and grammatical skills are essential as well as a flair for using “social-networking-speak” and online jargon. You must have excellent communication skills so you can present ideas and information clearly-to your co-workers and our audience. Excellent organization skills are also required. Our social media coordinator will be a team player, full of opinions and ideas that will enrich our viewers’ information and social media experience.

A degree in Journalism, Marketing, or Mass Communication is preferred and 2-3 years of experience.

Please visit http://www.todaysthv.com/news/article/223073/207/Social-Media-Coordinator for more information and to apply.

Yelp Community Manager

Do you love the Bluff City? Are you the go-to person when it comes to planning a night out, always ready with a recommendation for the city’s most seasoned finds and hidden hotspots? Are you longing for Memphis in May, the entire year? As the Memphis Community Manager, you’ll be a part-time Yelp employee (working out of your home or anywhere with WiFi) at the helm of a vibrant, buzzing community of locals who drink, shop and play their way through the city via peer recommendations on Yelp.

Community Managers are driven, self-motivated, charismatic, and organized as they’re tasked with wrangling a slew of to-dos both on and offline, from writing and moderating to party planning and ringleading!

About you

Has a fire in the belly. Walks through walls…and Memphis. Takes no prisoners. In a word: driven. Even when no one is watching. Especially then.
Social connector. You are the hub of your social world. You know everyone. Everyone knows you. The fun one. Diplomatic, too.
You reside in Memphis and consider yourself a local expert.
Have more than a few years of post-graduate professional experience (existing Yelp community managers have 5 to 15 years).
Lives to write; writes to live. You know who you are… pencils down!

About the job

Event planning. Conceptualize, negotiate, plan and execute cool, fun and buzz-worthy (big wow factor!) events/parties.
Marketing outreach. Connect with the right local organizations, barter weekly newsletter sponsorships for promotion of Yelp.
Socializing and adventuring. Meet up with yelpers. Attend civic events. See and be seen. In the scene. Be the Mayor. Always on.
Writing. Write locally compelling newsletters weekly and inspiring reviews daily, as well as persuasive pitches to venue owners and marketing partners.
Communication. Be accountable with stellar communication to your peers and those who support you at Yelp HQ.

Other fun requirements

4-year college/university degree
Currently living, eating, breathing (or working) in Memphis
Experience with social networking, guerilla marketing tactics, and event planning
THIS IS A PART-TIME POSITION. Flexible 30 hours per week

Ready to apply? Submit the following (all required):

Cover letter/note showcasing your writing skills and general personality and style
Resume showcasing your relevant experience
A link to your (full and interesting) Yelp profile – this is your writing sample, so make it snappy!

What’s a day in the life of a Yelp CM like? Check out this blog by our own Don B, Portland CM:
http://officialblog.yelp.com/2011/07/day-in-the-life-of-a-community-manager.html