Monday, February 19, 2007


The Austin American-Statesman Sports Producer Position

The Austin American-Statesman is looking for a high school sports producer on Will train the right person on the Web skills.
Here is the formal job description:
The Austin American-Statesman has an opening for an online part-time high school sports producer (24 hours a week) to oversee coverage of its high school sections and team pages.
Here's what we're looking for:
1-2 years experience working for a newspaper or Web site in sports (We will consider a student who has had one or two internships).
A strong working knowledge and frankly, passion, for football, baseball, basketball and volleyball. Understanding box scores and other sports stats is very important.
Experience with HTML or a familiarity with Web publishing.
Strong writing and editing skills; knowledge of AP style.
The ability to multitask, work quickly and stay cool while on deadline.
Willingness to work nights and weekends. Working Friday nights during football season, probably until 2 a.m., is a given.
Strong organization skills and an aptitude for doing a fair amount of data entry.
The ability to communicate effectively both with the Web department (including an offsite technical team) and the sports department.

Please share resume, cover letter and references.

Kristi Kingston
Online News Editor
Austin American-Statesman


The Poynter Institute News University Fellowship

The News University Fellowship is a yearlong paid position at The Poynter Institute to help create interactive programs and online materials for NewsU. In addition to learning new skills and experience, this is an opportunity to participate in all of the activities at Poynter, including interaction with some of journalism's best trainers. Read the details below or go to to learn more and download a flier about the fellowship.

News University Fellowship: This is a yearlong paid fellowship to aid in the creation of interactive learning modules for News University, the e-learning project at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies. The project is funded by the Knight Foundation. News University can be seen at This position starts in late spring or summer 2007. Applications are due by March 15, 2007. A decision will be made shortly thereafter. The ideal candidate has a solid foundation in computer-related design fundamentals including user interface design, information architecture, animation, and interactivity. Candidate has a solid foundation in online graphic design fundamentals including typography, color and bandwidth considerations and is familiar with digital editing for photography, audio and video. This person:
Is a conceptual thinker, and self-starter who works hard but also likes to have fun
Is someone who can take initiative, and works well as part of a team
Is confident in their ability to manage multiple tasks and/or projects and meet deadlines Qualifications for this position include
Either bachelor's degree in Multimedia, Computer-related Design or related four-year degree, with emphasis in journalism and/or education
Proficiency in Flash, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Photoshop
Strong scripting skills in ActionScript and HTML; familiarity with JavaScript, XML, PHP and databases desirable
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Willingness to learn and try new things.
Experience in collecting and editing digital photographs, audio, and video is a plus
Knowledge of learning theory and principles of online learning is a plus
Teaching assistant experience is a plus
Duties collaborate with and take direction from Interactive Learning Producers to assist in the creation of instructional packages for Poynter's News University e-learning project
Under the direction of Producers or Interactive Faculty, design look and feel of educational projects, from individual modules to entire courses
Assist Poynter faculty and other journalism professionals with course planning and interactive content development
Program interactive elements of educational projects such as navigation, site structure, and simulations
Collect and edit digital content
Assist with updates to NewsU web site and maintain monthly tracking data Additional Learning Opportunities
Participate in daily contact and discussion with the faculty members of The Poynter Institute and journalism industry leaders
Observe the academic and administrative process of The Institute in group meetings and educational programs
Meet and learn from Poynter seminar leaders and guest speakers We encourage applicants with a diverse background to apply. Send resume, examples of work and a cover letter to: Howard FinbergInteractive Learning DirectorThe Poynter Institutejobs@newsu.orgNo phone calls, please. Absolutely. The deadline is March 15, 2007.


Become an Intern for SPJ

SPJ is currently accepting applications for summer internships in Indianapolis and Washington, D.C. Two students will be selected for the Pulliam-Kilgore Freedom of Information internships and another opportunity is available in Indianapolis for the Archibald Communications intern. Application deadlines are March 15 for the Pulliam-Kilgore internships and March 23 for the Archibald Communications internship. Complete details and applications are available by visiting

In addition to the summer internships, SPJ will select 12 students to be a part of The Working Press, a daily newspaper to be published during the 2007 SPJ Convention and National Journalism Conference from Oct. 4-7 in Washington, D.C. Interns will receive complementary convention registration, most meals and hotel stay. The deadline to apply for a Working Press internship is April 17. Full details are available at

For questions about the Archibald Communications internship, please contact Beth King at (317) 927-8000, ext. 211 or

For questions about the Working Press or Pulliam-Kilgore Freedom of Information internships, please contact Joe Skeel at (317) 927-8000, ext. 214 or

Monday, February 12, 2007


Nighttime Web Producer - the most viewed broadcast TV website in Austin - is looking for a nighttime web producer. This is an ever-changing, creative position that puts you right in the newsroom in the middle of the action on a daily basis. Your role will be part copy editor, part graphic artist, part video editor and much more. We're looking for an intellectually curious, go-getting problem solver who's ready to bring new ideas, a positive attitude and new fire to our station's developing "digital content culture."

This is an entry-level position. Journalism or related degree preferred, as is experience with HTML and Photoshop. Knowledge of Flash is highly desirable. Experience with online content management tools like WorldNow or IBS is a big plus. The job involves nighttime work and some weekend and holiday work.

Send your resume to:Matt Schulz, Director of Internet,

Include "Nighttime Web Producer Vacancy" in the email's subject line

No phone calls please.

KXAN, The CW Austin and LIN Television are Equal Employment Opportunity employers.

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