The Seattle Times is hiring for a one-year community engagement editor to work on an innovative education project. Interested? We encourage serious candidates to apply by Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. I would get to work with this editor!
Seattle Times one-year community engagement editor
The community engagement editor for the Seattle Times-Solutions Journalism Project will bring a startup mentality and passion and tenacity for seeking solutions to the big questions facing education. In this one-year position, the editor will develop and manage a blog for the project that will become the region’s destination for education conversations. This editor will edit and curate staff and community contributions and conversations, making the blog a destination for the latest news and most innovative thinking on education advances and policies.
The hallmark of this editor’s efforts will be developing and executing on a successful in-person and digital engagement strategy that connects with all facets of the community, reaching beyond the education experts and journalists to include parents, teachers and community members – particularly from underserved neighborhoods throughout the Puget Sound region.
Duties will vary depending on our needs and your strengths but may include:
Start up, edit and curate a blog
Engage community members in person, on social media and via online interaction
Recruit community members to contribute to the blog
Identify and cultivate partnerships with community organizations and media partners
Drive readership and community engagement
Conduct outreach for and participate in community forums
Copy editing skills
Understanding of how people use digital tools to produce and consume information and share ideas
Knowledge of AP style, understanding of SEO principles
Strong social media skills
Familiarity with content management tools, including blogging platforms such as WordPress
This job is for you if you have:
A passion for education issues
Big ideas about digital journalism tempered with practical know-how and the ability to get things done
A desire to inform and engage with community members online and in person in innovative ways
Preferred candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and five years of experience in journalism or a related field, with extensive digital experience.
How to apply:
Please submit a resume, a cover letter, no more than five samples of your work and a list of references here: https://www.smartrecruiters.com/seattletimescompany/73112149-one-year-community-engagement-editor
Fisher Interactive is looking for a journalist with a passion for finding unique stories who will report and write for komonews.com. The ideal candidate will have a passion for news and will cultivate sources and develop contacts. We are looking for someone with a high work ethic and a great attitude.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Write, select and publish news and other stories to komonews.com and other sites.
- Produce and edit multimedia elements for online stories. Research, report and write assigned stories and those you develop within your own beat assignment.
- Be active on branded social media accounts, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter.
- Appear on television and radio as needed.
- Other duties may be assigned.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, click here.
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The Seattle Times Company is seeking a digital-savvy Associate Editorial Page Editor to boost the influence of the opinion pages and their engagement with the community.
As a member of the editorial board, the successful candidate will help craft the Seattle Times editorial page agenda and online strategy.
We are looking for someone with management experience to be a staff catalyst for new approaches for community dialogue. The candidate should have a demonstrated record for using social media in their journalism.
- Implement an online strategy
- Create strong, relevant Op-Ed packages
- Oversee the production flow of the pages in print and online
- Bachelor’s degree
- Demonstrated facility for social media and online community engagement
- Five years experience in journalism
- Management experience and demonstrated staff leadership skills
Apply here online
About The Seattle Times
At the Seattle Times Company, you’ll find work that matters! We are a 115-year-old locally owned, private and independent news and information company. Founded in 1896 by Alden J. Blethen, The Seattle Times Company is a fourth- and fifth-generation family business. The Seattle Times is the largest daily newspaper in Washington state and the largest Sunday newspaper in the Northwest. Well respected for its comprehensive local coverage, The Times, winner of eight Pulitzer Prizes, is also recognized nationally and internationally for in-depth, quality reporting and award-winning photography and design. The Seattle Times Company owns affiliate newspapers in Washington state as well as a network of comprehensive online news, information and advertising websites.
We’re an Equal Opportunity Employer that enjoys the rich contributions of employees from a broad range of backgrounds. We offer a dynamic, drug-free work environment; work-life balance; and a competitive salary and benefits package. Learn more about us at http://www.seattletimescompany.com today!
This is a pretty sweet job posting from AAJA Seattle friends the Common Language Project.
Check out the details below!
PaidÂ Blogger/Editor at the Common Language Project
Who We Are:
The Common Language Project is an award-winning multimedia journalism nonprofit based at the University of Washington.Â We’re looking to expand our site and sharpen our brand by starting a blog to complement the long form, multimedia journalism that we currently specialize in.
Seattle is a small city with a big worldview and tons of diversity. We want to develop a blog that provides a fun, interesting and unexpected take on travel, international development, Seattle’s global/local connection and our region’s diverse communities.Â
We’re thinking travel writing from a Northwest perspective, restaurant reviews, event calendars, photo slideshows of happenings in the international community, international nonprofit news, interviews with globe-trotting Seattleites and any other awesome story you can think of.
Who We’re Looking For:
The ideal candidate is independent, entrepreneurial, funny, creative, globally aware and connected to diverse communities here in the Puget Sound region. You need to be interested in marketing, design, multimedia (especially photography) and web publishing (as well as a little social networking and event planning). But above all we want a curious reporter and a strong writer (comfortable with a quick turnaround) willing to put their energy behind an ambitious startup.
$750 per month (negotiable) for 3-5 blog posts a week plus some graphic design, web maintenance and editing guest posts; you will also be responsible for developing the blog’s launch plan and marketing strategy. Recruiting sponsors/ad sales will be expected as well, but will include opportunities for greater compensation on a commission basis. This is a nine-month contract position with the possibility of extension.
If interested, send a cover letter, resume and writing sample toÂ email@example.comÂ above by September 30th, 2011 at 5PM. More info:Â www.clpmag.org/submissions.php
Three years ago, AAJASeattle.org was re-launched on the WordPress platform. Happy birthday, AAJASeattle.org!
AAJA should be proud of this little website. It’s an important community resource in the online landscape of Pacific Northwest journalism sites. Don’t believe me? I too was shocked when a research study that came out at the 2010 Journalism That Matters conference put aajaseattle.org on the map – literally. Use the Zoom (+) button below and look at the center of the map.
Over the years, as the site’s founding editor, I’ve watched it grow and become a part of our chapter’s strategy for building community online and reaching out to members hungry for training, mentoring and jobs.
My vision for AAJASeattle.org was and still is a place for our members – especially students and freelancers – to post their profiles, share links to their stories and offer emerging, diverse journalists a platform to display their storytelling in new media (and maybe get constructive comments). I think it could realize that vision with a staff of three to five dedicated volunteers.
The chapter’s costs to keep the site up are minimal – a server hosting account and domain name – but the content our authors contribute is priceless.
The blog post items, which chronicle chapter news and turbulent times of our profession, come from members willing to donate their time. And sometimes we get photos and videos posted of chapter events.
With no advertising, no dedicated staff and sporadic blog posts, the site has attracted nearly 7,000 visits over the past year (yes, we track it using Google Analytics). We set up the site so that @aajaseattle sends out a tweet for every new post.
Now it’s time for a new editor with fresh ideas and energy to assume the duties and nurture the site’s evolution.
This is a great VOLUNTEER opportunity for anyone who hopes to be a web producer, blogger or site manager some day.
Skills you will develop as site editor:
- Blogging about a community.
Recruiting and managing contributing writers.
Tracking and interpreting site analytics.
Managing the WordPress platform.
Skills we’d hope you have or are willing to learn if you want this gig:
- Knowledge of basic HTML tags and how to tag content to improve search.
Knowledge of any blogging platform, i.e. WordPress, TypePad, Tumblr, Blogger.
Proficiency in editing copy.
Editorial judgment and basic understanding of libel, privacy and copyright.
The time commitment is minimal – an hour a week, perhaps – but you could spend more time if you want to create something cool. Definitely something to list on your resume when you apply for jobs at news websites.
If you’re interested in volunteering, please email Sanjay Bhatt, chapter president/aajaseattle.org editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “AAJASeattle.org – Editor” in the subject line. Thanks!
It’s summer (finally), and some of you may be looking for jobs. Congratulations to our new graduates! I remember how hard it was to find my first job after college. I applied for jobs at more than 50 news organizations but I wasn’t doing it the smart way. I wasn’t plugged into AAJA’s network.
If you or a friend of yours is hunting for work, here are some job listings recently posted to a leading job site for journalists. If you’ve heard of other job openings that aren’t listed here, please submit a comment with the job lead and we’ll make sure it gets posted.
If the employer asks how you heard about the job, please tell them “AAJA.” And if you GET the job, please consider making a donation to AAJA Seattle this year. Thanks!
Philanthropy Reporter, Puget Sound Business Journal
Business Reporter, IntraFish.com
Reporter, Issaquah Press
Reporter, Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business
Reporter, The Daily (created for digital tablets)
Photo/Video Editor, The Chronicle (Centralia)
Editor, Whitman College
Writer, Whitman College
Visiting Instructor in Journalism, University of Oregon
Managing Editor, The World (Coos Bay, Ore.)
The Bulletin (Bend, Ore.)
is looking to fill four newsroom jobs:
Public Lands Watchdog reporter
Former AAJA National president Sharon Chan will be moving on to the new digital frontier as producer of mobile platforms and user analytics for The Seattle Times.(Congrats, Sharon!)
With Sharon’s new career move comes a great opportunity for someone â€” you, perhaps? â€”Â to cover Microsoft for The Seattle Times.
Here’s the job posting:
The Seattle Times Business staff is seeking a hard-driving, enterprising reporter to cover one of the most influential corporations in the world: Microsoft. This reporter should have considerable experience covering business and/or technology and should take pride at being ahead of not only local competitors, but the national media as well. He or she must be skilled at working with financial documents, understanding technology, building sources and breaking through a PR machine second to none. This person needs to be skilled at anticipating events, putting together stories that connect the dots and explain to our readers why these events are important. Writing abilities must be sharp and wide-ranging enough to appear regularly on A1, the Business section cover and above the fold online. This candidate should also be comfortable using a variety of tools, from capturing Web video to leveraging social media to engage readers and sources. Availability to travel is also a must.
This reporter, part of The Timesâ€™ technology team, must be able to work cooperatively with other team members, as well as peers throughout the newsroom, including photo, graphics and online. He or she will be principally responsible for daily and enterprise coverage of Microsoftâ€™s corporate affairs, strategies, core products, personnel and workplace issues, and software industry trends. Other members of the team will contribute to coverage of the company, especially in the areas of digital media, gaming and wireless technologies. Contributions to the larger Business section staff is expected, including story ideas and suggestions for the betterment of business coverage.
If you think you are up to the challenge of covering one of our premier beats, contact Technology Editor Mark Watanabe at email@example.com or at The Seattle Times, P.O. Box, 70, Seattle WA 98111.
Calling all photographers, videographers and multimedia producers! There’s a rare job opening at The Oregonian in Portland and what a job!
Thanks to the Mediastorm blog for posting the job.
Here’s the posting:
The Oregonian is looking for a multimedia editor to join their team of award-winning journalists.
This editorâ€™s responsibilities will be newsroom-wide. The new Visuals team member will:
* Edit multimedia projects quickly, accurately and to the highest journalistic standards.
* Add variety and strength to our daily multimedia production â€” increasing the tools for reporters and photographers and broadening the expectations for viewers.
* Continue the ongoing training of reporters, photographers and editors in video technique, technical problem solving and story-telling skills.
* Serve as an advocate for multimedia projects as editorial proposals are presented.
The chosen candidate will assist with helping to focus and better implement our newsroom-wide multimedia strategy. That will include editing and coordinating everything from clip video to highly produced multimedia projects. A special emphasis will include the continuing evolution of our photo department from a focus on the still image to one that embraces multimedia daily.
Interested parties should apply electronically by sending their material to:
Director of Visual Journalism
Just days after attending a panel discussion on mobile advertising, I spotted a blog post on Poynter about news organizations hiring people to develop strategy for delivering news on mobile devices. Apparently, the Orlando Sentinel, CNN.com and Philly.com have each dedicated resources to paying attention to their presence on cell phones – particularly smartphones like the iPhone – with an eye toward capturing more traffic and eventually ad revenue.
And if you know how to develop mobile apps, well… let’s just say you’ve got full employment for the foreseeable future. Gannett and News Corp. are looking for mobile app developers, while The Washington Post is searching for someone with the right chops to be their new mobile product manager.
The folks in the Poynter blog post have some interesting points about the mobile platform. For years now, newspaper editors have talked about how their journalism is “platform agnostic,” which means they don’t define themselves by how they distribute their content. The leading news organizations have been cultivating their skill at leveraging the unique strengths of those platforms on big breaking news stories. The web story has immediacy, virtually infinite flexibility for updates and crowdsourcing, and viral distribution. Print has the weight of that first draft of history, lovingly composed page designs, and longer, in-depth reportage for those who make the time to appreciate it.
I love this quote:
“Having a mobile manager has helped everyone realize how we have to treat content differently on the platform,” said Roger Simmons, director of content/East Coast for Tribune Interactive. “I love the fact that at any given time the top stories on the newspaper front page, website and mobile site might all be different — all tailored to the needs and expectations of our readers.”
The next platform – mobile – offers newspapers a second chance to avoid the mistake they made with the web, according to Ken Doctor, the author ofÂ Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get. The prevailing norm on mobile is one of paying for useful content, unlike the web browser.
“For local newspapers, this is the biggest opportunity in a decade for a do-over,” Doctor said at the ASNE convention this year.
And just the other day, the chief marketing officer of Unilever told an audience at the International Advertising Festival that the Number 2 advertiser worldwide plans to double spending on digital marketing this year. The company spent only 4 percent of its $864 million in measured media last year on Internet spending, according to an article in Advertising Age. But the company is rapidly moving to shift its marketing spend to be proportionate to the amount of time people spend with digital media.
So you do the math: How much time do you spend consuming content on your television? at your PC? on your iPhone?