May 8, 2009
Essential Functions: The Social Media Intern plays a major role in the promotion of NBC Local Integrated Media’s (LIM) online content. He or she is directly responsible for cultivating and growing LIM’s presence on the Web. Daily responsibilities include discovering and surfacing content on NBC’s local Web sites and elsewhere, connecting with bloggers and social networkers, and placing and promoting LIM content across a variety of online social networks.
· Currently enrolled in a Bachelor/Masters program
· Must be sophomore standing or above
· Must be able to receive college credit for internship
· Minimum 3.0 GPA
· Must be 18 years or older
· Undergraduate concentration in journalism, media, communications, or English
· Heavy user of Digg, Reddit, del.icio.us., Facebook, Twitter, etc.
· Entrepreneurial skills, especially a knack for finding new ways to reach online audiences
· Excellent news judgment and ability to identify the angle of a story for a social media audience
· Must demonstrate editorial judgment and flair, an excellent nose for news, a thorough understanding of online communities, and ability to deliver and execute in a fast-paced environment consistent with a 24-hour news cycle
· Deeply involved in and knowledgeable about the social media landscape, blogging, sharing tools, viral strategies, etc.
Please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This ad expires May 20, 2009.
This ad is courtesy of www.journalismjobs.com.
May 8, 2009
The Carroll County Times, a 27,000-circulation daily newspaper in Westminster, Md., is seeking a reporter to cover Carroll County government. The successful candidate will possess excellent writing skills and experience in beat coverage. The candidate should thrive in a team-based environment and be willing to assist other beat reporters when necessary. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent related journalism experience is required.
As a member of the reporting team, the county government reporter will be responsible for: covering all aspects of Carroll County government to provide readers thorough, complete, accurate and fair coverage; contributing as an active member of the reporting team working a five-day, 40-hour week with some night and weekend shifts required, including at least one night per week covering the police beat and spot news; placing the highest emphasis on accuracy; backing up other beat writers at the request of the city editor; developing and writing enterprise stories; as well as writing other stories as assigned by the city editor.
The county government reporter is also responsible for contributing online content to the Times’ Web site, carrollcountytimes.com and its video site, carrollcounty.tv. This includes news updates for the web, a blog, and shooting and producing online video.
The county government reporter reports to the City Editor.
Interested applicants should send resumes and at least three writing samples to:
S. Wayne Carter City Editor, Carroll County Times 201 Railroad Ave. Westminster, MD 21157
or apply by e-mail to: email@example.com with the subject line: County Government Reporter.
No phone calls please.
The deadline for application is: June 5, 2009
Carroll County, with a population of 170,000, is located 35 minutes from downtown Baltimore and 80 minutes from Washington, D.C.
This job ad is courtesy of www.journalismjobs.com.
May 8, 2009
Mike Morris, a 2003 Mass Comm grad in the journalism track, is based in California and writes travel articles for the Los Angeles Times. His most recent article was on the Mariposa, Calif., Butterfly Festival.
Morris and his wife, Amber, and daughter, Ediza, completed an around-the-world trip in 2008, where they visited New Zealand, China and many parts of Europe. You can read about their adventures on their blog, The Endless Sky.