April 10, 2010
The Gazette, publisher of award-winning community weeklies in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., seeks a general assignment reporter to cover the City of Frederick.
Duties include coverage of community events and meetings, breaking fire and police news, features and other community-based topics. Some evening and weekend work required.
In addition to filing for our weekly newspapers, reporters contribute to daily Web postings on Gazette.net. The position requires a self-starter with experience in enterprise reporting.
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, or related field; at least three years of experience covering a municipal government; and the ability to develop and work with sources to uncover stories and produce enterprising reports.
Send resume, clips and salary requirements to Jeff Allanach, The Gazette, 2A N. Market St., Fourth Floor, Frederick, MD, 21701, or e-mail email@example.com.
Re-location expenses will not be paid. No phone calls, please. EOE.
February 23, 2010
The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Chronicle of Philanthropy are looking for a senior news researcher and writer to join our dynamic editorial research team that produces signature surveys and databases and sophisticated computer-assisted reporting projects for both publications. We’re seeking a top-notch writer and numbers person who can explain complicated data in both story and graphical forms that grab readers’ attention.
The successful candidate will manage several existing database projects, suggest and plan new projects, report and write articles based on data, work with reporters and editors to provide data on both deadline and long-range projects, and collaborate with the art department and web producers to create and enhance data graphics.
Requirements: Extensive experience with database reporting, with the ability to construct, maintain, and work with quantitative databases. Deep knowledge of the tools to make database reporting successful, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Excel, Access, and Filemaker, with some familiarity of online data-presentation software, such as ArcInfo, Django, or Web Frameworks. Demonstrated ability in presenting data online and in maps and mashups in a reader-friendly and engaging way. Strong attention to detail is necessary. Some knowledge of external online data resources in the fields of higher education and the nonprofit world, a plus.
The Chronicle offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, and up to five samples of their work to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Senior News Researcher and Writer” in the subject heading. No phone calls, please.
The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc. produces two newspapers and three Web sites, as well as newsletters and events. The Chronicle of Higher Education, published since 1966, is the leading source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. It has a print readership of 350,000 and Web traffic of more than 14 million pages a month at chronicle.com. The Chronicle of Philanthropy (philanthropy.com) is the newspaper of the nonprofit world with a print readership of over 100,000 and Web traffic of more than 1.2 million pages a month. Arts & Letters Daily (aldaily.com) is a highly regarded guide to online articles about culture and ideas.
January 18, 2010
Patuxent Publishing Co. in Columbia, Md., seeks to hire a General Assignment Reporter.
Patuxent Publishing Co., publisher of award-winning, community newspapers is seeking qualified candidates for a General Assignment Reporter positions based in our Columbia, Md. Office. Must have 2-3 years prior professional reporting experience in a newspaper environment as well as online and social media reporting skills. Must have knowledge of AP style and, good grammar and spelling. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, 401K, paid holidays and vacation. Pre-employment background check required. Qualified applicants must send resume with cover letter. Salary is $26K.
Send resume and clips through JournalismJobs.com at http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1132148. No phone calls, please!
January 18, 2010
The Frederick News-Post in Frederick, Md., would like to hire a Page Designer.
Will design engaging, creative news front and feature pages using photographs, graphics and type fonts. The qualified candidate must have strong editing and headline writing skills in order to correct errors in grammar, spelling, syntax, facts and improve clarity. Must be a team player and have a positive work style. Normal working hours will be Tuesday-Saturday, 3:00 PM-12 midnight; however, the ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays, is required.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Graphic Arts, English, Journalism, or related program is required. Two years of page designing experience with a daily newspaper is preferred. Advanced computer keyboard skills, experience with News Edit, Illustrator, Photoshop and Quark (or InDesign) is required. Ability to develop information graphics is a plus. Interested applicants please apply to: Jobs@fredericknewspost.com
Job ad courtesy of www.journalismjobs.com.
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: email@example.com.
This job posting is from www.journalismjobs.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org EOE
Job listing from 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.
April 2, 2009
The Gazette, publisher of award-winning community weeklies in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., is seeking an experienced arts and entertainment writer to preview local music, visual arts, humanities and theater programs and events.
The writer will be responsible for submitting at least five stories a week for print and online on assigned topics and arranging for art and multimedia elements, including video for our Web site.
The writer must be able to write longer, more complex stories that require research, independent investigation and in-depth interviews. In addition, the skill to rapidly turnaround reviews and breaking arts news will be necessary as we move more deeply into “mobile journalism.” Some evening and weekend work is required.
Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism or communications, and have strong writing and reporting skills and at least two years of experience in the field.
The Gazette offers a competitive package of benefits, including health insurance plans, tuition reimbursement and vacation-personal days.
Send clips and salary requirements to Ellyn Wexler, The Gazette, 9030 Comprint Court, Gaithersburg 20877 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls, please. EOE.
Job posting courtesy of www.journalismjobs.com.
March 27, 2009