August 22, 2009
Patuxent Publishing Co., publisher of award-winning, community newspapers is seeking qualified candidates for a General Assignment Reporter position based in our Columbia, Md., Office and reporting on the communities of Catonsville and Arbutus. Must have 2-3 years prior professional reporting experience in a newspaper environment. Must have knowledge of AP style and, good grammar and spelling skills. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, 401K, paid holidays and vacation. Salary is $26K. Pre-employment background check required. Qualified applicants must send resume with cover letter and clips through JournalismJobs.com posting. No phone calls, please! E.O.E.
August 22, 2009
The Cecil Whig is looking for an energetic reporter to cover local news. You’d be responsible for breaking news and would contribute to team-reported, in-depth special reports. We want someone who gets off on chasing the story, who’s eager to get to know the community, can engage readers with compelling storytelling and who sees the value in getting the story out as quickly as possible. We’ve recently rededicated ourselves to our Web site. For the first time, we have an editor whose prime responsibility is gathering stories and getting them out to our online readers — who are willing to pay to read us on the Web. Applicants with Web skills and experience are especially encouraged to apply. All our Whig reporters have a dedicated beat, but it’s a great place to build an array of clips and find your niche.
The Cecil Whig is a 17,000-circulation five-day daily. We offer a typical salary, insurance and a benefits package. Our office is in Elkton, Md., less than an hour’s drive from downtown Philadelphia and Baltimore. We sit at the top of the Chesapeake Bay, where boating and fishing are king. We’re also minutes from an enormous state park with tremendous hiking and biking trails. If you’re interested in joining our tight-knit staff, tell us why you are the best qualified person for this front-line job. Send a cover letter, resume and five of your best clips to:
Michael Bullard, Editor, P.O. Box 429, Elkton, MD 21921-0429. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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August 22, 2009
The Herald-MailCompany in Hagerstown, Md., has an immediate, full-time opening for a Police/Courts Reporter. This is an hourly position, typically working an 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. shift, Monday through Friday, with other hours and days as necessary. Duties include covering all aspects of public safety in Washington County, Md., with a focus on breaking news, police and fire coverage, court coverage – including trials and other matters as assigned – and general assignments. To be successful, this individual must be an expert in court procedures, cultivate contacts in police departments, the courthouse, the State’s Attorney’s office, the Public Defender’s office, the county magistrate office, and the federal court system, and must know all judges in Circuit and District Court. Additionally, the reporter must have a sense of urgency re: obtaining breaking news for the Web, and must deal with all customers in a courteous manner.
The Herald-Mail is located in scenic western Maryland, within 70 miles of both Baltimore and Washington, DC. Our seven-day daily is known for its journalistic excellence, frequently capturing the Sweepstakes Award for best overall showing in its division in the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association Editorial Contest. The position offers an excellent base salary and benefit package, including group health & dental, 401(k) and paid vacation. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Human Resources Director The Herald-Mail Company 100 Summit Avenue Hagerstown, MD 21740 email@example.com EOE
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August 21, 2009
b is looking for fall and spring interns. Internships are offered in a number of specialties: news, sports, entertainment and lifestyle reporting and blogging; social media; copy editing; publication design and graphics; photography; video production and more. b doesn’t pay interns. b accepts only students who will be earning academic credit. Hours are flexible, starting at about 10 hours a week. Anyone interested should e-mail a cover letter, resume and work samples (or links to work samples) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 21, 2009
Two Towson University Mass Communication majors have been selected to work as multimedia reporters at the Online News Association Annual Conference in San Francisco, Oct. 1 through Oct. 3.
Nicole Fallek and Melissa Hale were chosen from applicants across the United States and Canada. At the conference, they will be providing daily coverage of the event. Their selection was based in large part on the work they already had done on personal Web sites and other New Media projects.In addition, Nicole has been asked to design the logo marking the ONA’s 10th anniversary.
Nicole and Melissa were awarded TU Undergraduate Research Grants to help defray the costs of attending the conference. In return, they plan to present reports on their experience at the conference to the campus chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and interested classes.
Founded in 1999, The Online News Association has more than 1,700 professional members whose principal livelihood involves gathering or producing news for digital presentation. The membership includes news writers, producers, designers, editors, photographers, technologists and others who produce news for the Internet or other digital delivery systems, as well as academic members and others interested in the development of online journalism.
August 21, 2009
After years of working freelance during college and after his January 2009 graduation, Patrick Smith has taken a staff photographer position at The Daily Herald in Provo, Utah. Patrick fills us on in his new position:
I enjoyed my time in Baltimore freelancing for the all the newspapers and wires for the past couple of years, but finding a new home in Utah at a paper whereI can grow as a visual communicator and multimedia storyteller will be a great opportunity.Utah is actually one of the few markets where circulation and readership are rising. The circulation for the Sunday edition of the paper was up more than 8 percent from last year, the publisher announced this past week.I will be covering mainly Utah County, with typical newspaper assignments, yet with a local twist different than Baltimore, and minus professional sports. I will also have a chance to use the things I learned at Towson (such as worshiping the AP Stylebook and reporting) when I get my chance at writing my own stories monthly. The paper features a great perk for photographers allowing them each to go out and find their own stories, report, shoot, and produce for an A1 story called the “Monday Closeup.”As usual, I will be updating my blog with some of my favorite and most telling assignments. The address is: www.patricksmithphotos.com
We wish Patrick great success in his new venture!