Monday, February 19, 2007
The Austin American-Statesman Sports Producer Position
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.
Online News Editor
The Poynter Institute News University 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 www.newsu.org. 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
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
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 http://www.spj.org/workingpress.asp.
For questions about the Archibald Communications internship, please contact Beth King at (317) 927-8000, ext. 211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about the Working Press or Pulliam-Kilgore Freedom of Information internships, please contact Joe Skeel at (317) 927-8000, ext. 214 or email@example.com.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Nighttime Web Producer
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 ContentKXAN.com, TheCWAustin.comMatt.Schulz@KXAN.com
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.