Friday, December 30, 2005


fashionistas wanted

I found a posting on craigslist asking for a fashion journalist.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Internships from CCS listing


An IHS Journalism Internship represents an exciting chance to gain
superior reporting skills. Placed at a Freedom Communications daily
newspaper, you will work as a journalist and try your hand at writing
features, reporting hard news, contributing opinion commentary, or
pursuing investigative stories. It's an opportunity for you to
increase your career options by getting an up-close look at life in a
newsroom. You'll also participate in an opening seminar that gives
you market-based tools to help understand today's most important
political and social problems. From day one, you'll build up a file
of clips vital to landing a job. Regular feedback on your work from
editors and your fellow journalists will strengthen your abilities.
And you'll develop a network of professional contacts that will help
you launch a career in journalism. This comprehensive 10-week program
includes: $1,500 stipend, Kick-off seminar retreat in the mountains
of Virginia, Three-day career development seminar in Washington DC, 9
weeks working in a newsroom, Travel and housing, Freelancing Workshop
and assistance, Career assistance through ongoing mentorship. Summer
2006: June 3 - August 12 Application deadline: January 31, 2005
Questions? Email or visit


From CCS listing


JOB DESCRIPTION: Applicants must have strong camera presence, solid
vocal delivery and clear enunciation. This position requires strong
reporting skills, ability to develop local contacts, clear writing
and good use of video and sound in telling stories. The most visible
members of the news staff. These are the people that appear as the
"up front" personalities on local newscasts. The news anchor is a
complete journalist, familiar with reporting, on-scene live coverage
and skilled at writing, and in some cases, producing news packages.
Hours: 3:00 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, + 3 weekdays. BENEFITS:
Medical, optical, dental, pension plan and 401K. EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Must have a 4 year college degree plus an internship in a commercial
TV newsroom. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: One year of on air experience
reporting television news. Other Requirements: Good driving record
and valid driver's license. Proof of eligibility to work in U.S.
Date Available: January, 2006 CONTACT INFO: Chris Morisse,, Fax: 765-463-7979 Instructions: Send VHS tape and
resume to: Chris Morisse; News Director; WLFI-TV 18; P.O. Box 2618;
West Lafayette, IN 47909 No Phone calls please

JOB DESCRIPTION: Immediate opening for weekday Reporter/ weekend
Anchor with an energetic, personable and conversational-style
delivery. Must have strong writing and reporting skills. Also, must
be able to produce a well-rounded newscast with local news as the
focus. Strong web-writing skills required. EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
NECESSARY: The successful candidate must possess good news judgment,
high-degree of credibility and at least one year's experience in
performing broadcasting duties in a commercial TV newsroom. EDUCATION
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree preferred (Journalism or Broadcast
Communications). OTHER INFORMATION: Candidate must have excellent
hearing and vision (correctable), be able to operate under deadline
pressure, and possess a valid Texas driver's license. QUALIFIED
TAPE TO: Tina Alexander, News Director; KTRE-TV; 358 TV Road; Pollok,
Texas 75969; (936) 853-3084 (fax) (936) 853-5873 It is the policy of
KTRE-TV Television that equal opportunity in employment shall be
afforded to all qualified persons, and no person shall be
discriminated against because of sex, race, color, religion, age,
disability or national origin.


KOAT-TV is looking for an Investigative Reporter to uncover and
reveal issues that impact our viewers. In addition to exposing
political corruption and fraud, this reporter will also turn consumer
investigative stories. QUALIFICATIONS: You must be able to develop
sources, know how to dig through records and use the Internet to your
advantage to investigate stories. This position requires someone who
is meticulous with details, understand libel laws and journalism
ethics and can turn stories quickly. SEND RESUME TO: Send resume,
non-returnable tape and a cover letter stating where you found out
about this job to: Sue Stephens/News Director, KOAT-TV, 3801 Carlisle
Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Monday, December 19, 2005


You're gonna love this

I found this really great Journalism Job Links article on Poynter.

Thursday, December 15, 2005


Newspaper job applicants wanted.

The Texas Daily Newspaper Association website at has a new job bank. Job seekers can post
their name, contact information and a brief summary of their experience
and/or education. There is no charge. Texas daily newspapers are always
looking for new talent in editorial advertising, marketing and other

Email resume or job particulars to Darla Thompson at


Another "A" for the Statesman

I also really like the redesign, as I wrote on my personal blog here.


Impressed with Statesman coverage

Today I noticed this African American Resource Guide on the Austin American-Statesman Web site. I'm impressed that the statesman is putting forth the effort to pay attention to the African American community in Austin. As we've all learned in our journalism classes, coverage about minority communities is often sorely lacking in newspapers. The statesman gets an A for effort.

Any thoughts?

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


From Prof. Sylvie

The Abilene Reporter-News has two reporting jobs opening just after Jan. 1.
One is appropriate for recent grad, the other needs a bit of experience. To
find out more, contact m.e. Barton Cromee directly at:

or by phone at 325-670-5221

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Photographer position


How to Apply: To apply, please send a letter of
interest, resume and portfolio to Main Building,
Room 7. Applications will be accepted until
position is filled.
Position Title: Digital Photographer Description:
The Office of Admissions is seeking a high
energy, talented, creative, friendly and flexible
currently enrolled student with the ability to
take photos of current and prospective student,
as well as campus events and scenic shots of the
university and of Austin, TX. Our office is
looking for a professional, committed, and
dependable person with basic email and computer
skills. The ideal candidate will have the ability
to handle multiple tasks, be exceptionally
detail-orientated and a self-starter and be
willing to learn and have a great attitude.
Photos will be used in print publications for
prospective and current students, as well as on
our website, Be a Longhorn
( The Office of
Admissions produces one of the largest print
publications for prospective students every year
as well as generates an average of 6,000 users a
day on our website. Previous professional
photography experience is preferred but not
required. $7.50/hr 10hrs/wk Start: Spring 2006
Performance will determine continued employment.
Requirements: An outstanding portfolio displaying
digital capabilities Available 10 hrs/wk
Available Spring 2006 and Summer 2006 Working
knowledge of PhotoShop 7.0 Good communication
skills Currently enrolled student Preferred: Has
own equipment. Experience with color correcting
images. 1st or 2nd year photojournalism student.
Excellent phone and computer skills Job:
Part-Time Job Contact Name: Laura Lavergne
E-Mail: Phone #:
475-7472 Fax: 475-9736 Address: Main Building,
Room 7 Austin, TX 78713

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


Business journalism job

Mira Oberman, a former UT journalism teaching assistant, sent me this job posting. She said she got it from UT Journalism Prof. Rusty Todd.

reporter position is opening up here at Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine
in D.C. that would be a great first job for someone interested in business journalism. The basis of the job is fact-checking stories for the magazine, as well as research projects and coming up with story ideas. In the past few years, they've really opened up a lot of writing opportunities for reporters, so once you get
situated here and show that you can handle the basics, you're free to pitch
and write stories. If you know anyone interested, they can email me and I
can send along more info,

Saturday, December 03, 2005


Job opportunity

I got this from Prof. Rosental Alves:

"There is also a great job opportunity, as a multimedia editor, at in new york."

Friday, December 02, 2005


Newspaper Web designer needed

I got this from Prof. George Sylvie:

>To: George Sylvie
>Thanks George. ... However, we do have a need for a "techie" type person,
>but I'm not sure your department produces those. We just lost our
>production manager after 26 years. She served as our Macintosh system
>administrator, placed ads on pages, designed ads, etc. If you know of
>anyone who loves computer technology, especially Apple, please tell them
>we're looking.
>Thank you.
>Christopher F. Barbee
>Managing Editor
>El Campo Leader-News
>P.O. Box 1180
>El Campo, TX 77437
>(979) 543-3363
>(979) 543-0097 - Fax


Seems like a pretty good idea...


Visit AccessUT at to
search for additional job and internship
positions. The opportunities listed on AccessUT
are subject to change on a daily basis, so check
the site regularly.


Extra cash for the holidays

I got this from CCS:


A California company would like to hire an
independent student reporter from Texas to
conduct 5 two-hour interviews of local
professionals for publication on the Internet.
This project requires significant discretion and
judgment from the reporter in order to find and
select appropriate interview candidates, ask
appropriate initial and follow-up questions,
manage interview time, etc. The interviewer will
be responsible for all aspects of the work. The
deliverable work product will be a MP3 recording
of the interview (you must provide recording
device) and a single proof read of the subsequent
transcript of the interview (which we will
provide) to ensure accuracy. This project will
provide the selected student with opportunities
to (1) demonstrate significant work product
(around 100 pgs of print), initiative, and
passion for journalism to future employers, (2)
do work worth doing, and (3) earn some money for
the effort. We will pay $250 for the 5
interviews. Interested students should send a
brief email highlighting credentials/experience
and desire/ability to perform this assignment and
a phone number to Michael at by 5pm on Friday, December
9, 2005. Reporters will be selected the
following week, with the work due by January 27,


Possible job for multimedia journalism student

I got this from the Communication Career Services list. Most people get those emails too, but some don't because they're not registered. Anyway, here it is:


FAST Tex (Faculty and Student Teams for
Technology) is now accepting student applications
for project development. This program provides an
opportunity to collaborate with one or more
faculty members to create instructional
technology materials that will be used in UT
Austin courses and beyond. Student developers
should have the following qualifications: A UT
student registered for 6 hours through at least
until end of Spring 2006; Highly organized with
excellent communication skills; Proficient in
their specific technology areas (currently needed
skill areas include: Filming, Video/audio and
graphics production, DVD authoring, and Flash
animation). Benefits for the student: Real-life
project development experience for your resume;
Work with top UT faculty to develop their
projects; Build references and contacts for
later; Flexible hours; $10 hour starting. For
program details, 2006 project descriptions and
requirements, and the job application form go to:
Contact: Michael Mayrath, FAST Tex Assistant
Manager, Doctoral Student, Educational
Psychology, Learning, Cognition, & Instruction,
University of Texas at Austin

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