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Region 7 Career Connections, 11.10.14

Each week, The Heartland Beat will post four journalism jobs from within the region.

Check back next week for a new list of journalism jobs from around the Society of Professional Journalists’ Region 7!

Region 7 Career Connection, 09.23.14

Each week, The Heartland Beat will post four journalism jobs from within the region.

Check back next week for a new list of journalism jobs from around Region 7!

Does your newsroom have a job you would like listed on the Region 7 Career Connection? Email Region 7 Director Rob McLean with the information.

Region 7 Career Connection, Vol. 1

Today we’re launching the Region 7 Career Connection! Each week, The Heartland Beat will post four journalism jobs from within the region.

We’re kicking off the regular feature with a news director job in Omaha, the search for a Kansas City wedding editor, and more.

Check back next week for a new list of journalism jobs from around Region 7!

Does your newsroom have a job you would like listed on the Region 7 Career Connection? Email Region 7 Director Rob McLean with the information.

Riverfront Times seeks news blogger

Riverfront Times logoWho says bloggers can’t be journalists?

At the Riverfront Times in St. Louis, a blogger helped keep the 36-year-old weekly newspaper on the public’s mind with his witty and sometimes irreverent Web writing about such topics as Confederate flag T-shirts, email-happy state senators, and the tribulations of a well-endowed bikini wearer at one Missouri water park.

Recently, said blogger, Sam Levin, bolted westward to the Golden State, leaving the 75,000-circulation RFT in desperate need of a reporter/writer at least as witty and prolific (six posts daily, about 30 weekly). No less than the RFT’s editor acknowledges this in his own blog post on the subject.

Chad Garrison, RFT editor

Chad Garrison, RFT editor

“The ideal candidate will be a strong writer whose work doesn’t require advance copy editing and someone with a Mark Zuckerberg-like understanding of social media as both a news gathering and promotional tool,” wrote Chad Garrison.

But above that in the same post, Garrison stressed, “We are looking for a candidate who is first and foremost a reporter ― someone who loves breaking news and picking up the phone to interview the folks involved. (In other words, someone who does more than just aggregate other people’s work.)”

So, if you think Garrison has you pegged, then send him a résumé and samples of your work to his email with the phrase “news blogger” in the subject line. Of course, it would be wise to first look over examples of Levin’s work to see the kind of writing style Garrison wants.

And, yes, a competitive salary, health insurance and 401k are included in the deal.

More Job News: St. Louis, Chicago, Nebraska

Crain Communications (Chicago)

Section Editor/Deputy Managing Editor

Crain’s Chicago Business is looking for an experienced editor to oversee the upfront news section of our local business weekly. Reporting to the editor, this position manages a team of reporters covering a full range of industry beats. The editor hired for the position will work with other news and graphics editors to produce a weekly upfront news section filled with high-impact stories on the people and events that shape Chicago business, told in the distinctive voice of Crain’s Chicago Business. Each upfront section must provide the market-leading coverage that makes Crain’s the definitive source of Chicago business news, with a mix of scoops, personality features and sophisticated, forward-looking analysis for our audience of business, political and civic leaders.

The position requires:

  • Top-flight news judgment and feature-writing skills, along with the ability to shape and polish stories quickly under deadline pressure.
  • Fertile mind for story ideas that will grab our readers’ attention and set the agenda for business news in Chicago.
  • A flair for provocative headlines and eye-catching story presentation is critical.
  • A thorough knowledge of business and financial concepts.
  • Experience managing reporters and beat coverage in a competitive news environment.
  • Other important aspects of the job are: developing video and other online elements for upfront stories, some Web editing, and close interaction with the graphics and copy desks.
  • Minimum five years of solid newsroom experience.
  • Bachelors degree

Crain Communications offers a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, profit sharing, and a friendly work environment.

To apply for this position please visit our website at www.crain.com and search under the Careers section.  Please include salary requirements along with cover letter and resume for consideration.

We thank you for your interest in Crain Communications and invite you to visit our website as positions are updated regularly.  Crain Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Investigative Reporter (3-5 years experience)

We are looking for an experienced investigative reporter with the skills and drive to expose fraud, corruption and injustice. We’re looking for someone who can develop sources throughout the region, pull the thread on the most promising leads and pursue stories that will make a difference in our readers’ lives.

Graphic Artist

We’re looking for a graphic artist to specialize in data visualization. This new hybrid role will work with the multimedia, graphics and computer assisted reporting teams to produce data visualizations and other interactive experiences — both on deadline and for larger cross-platform projects.

Nebraska Life Magazine

Photo Editor/Staff Photographer

We seek candidates with photography experience for our busy statewide magazine and publishing company.
The winning candidate will work with editors, designers, writers, fellow photographers and the great people of Nebraska to document the people, places, events, lifestyles, nature and culture of our great state through high quality photographs, videos and stories. This photographer will also do some writing and should be comfortable writing and with some skill.

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News Director Job in Springfield, MO

KSPR-TV

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Oversees day to day newsroom operations and provides long-term strategic vision for the News department
• Effectively recruits, hires and manages all news department personnel
• Responsible for building, training and empowering an effective newsroom management team and staff
• Establishes overall strategy with General Manager for audience growth
• Monitors daily and long-term story coverage and assignments
• Prepares and manages departmental budget.
• Responsible for effectively communicating departmental goals and plans, and ensures those plans are carried out by managers and staff
• Works in conjunction with other department managers to accomplish overall station mission and goals.
Knowledge/ Skill/ Ability/ Education/ Experience Requirements:
• College degree or equivalent work experience
• Three to five years news management experience
• Sound editorial judgment and excellent communication skills required
• Strong initiative and attention to detail required
• Must be willing to work flexible hours and posses the ability to work well with others.

Physical Requirements: Sitting 90%, standing/walking 10%. Ability to lift and carry 10 – 25 lbs. for short distances. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to walk, stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk and hear. Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility.

Working Conditions: Work is performed in a controlled atmosphere. Some exposure to atmospheric conditions may be encountered.

Licensing Requirements: Must hold a valid Missouri driver’s license and be insurable.

Station Contact: Beth Keeling – Human Resources Coordinator
KYTV
999 West Sunshine
Springfield, Mo. 65807
Phone: 417-268-3096
Fax: 417-268-3361
Email: jobs@ky3.com

KYTV is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
The job description does not necessarily contain all of the actual or essential duties of this position.
All job offers are contingent upon passing a security clearance.

Station web site: KSPR-TV

Look Who’s Hiring in Iowa

Grand View University  (Des Moines) — Assistant Professor of Communication

More info:  Grand View Job

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WHO-TV (Des Moines) — Reporter

More info:  WHO Reporter

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Gazette Communications (Cedar Rapids)

Web Developer

More Info:  Gazette Web

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Look who’s hiring in St. Louis

COMPANY: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

TITLE: Data Specialist

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Post-Dispatch is looking for a data specialist who will join forces with reporters and editors to produce sophisticated stories and projects in print and online. This journalist must be able to balance short and long-term news projects, breaking news and sustained data projects. Knowledge of Freedom of Information laws and the proven ability to negotiate for data are essential. 

JOB URL: http://www.journalismnext.com/jobdetails.cfm?jid=6127

COMPANY: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

TITLE: Business of Health Care Reporter

JOB DESCRIPTION: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch looking for a thoughtful, hard-working business journalist to lead our business health care coverage. This reporter will be expected to break exclusive news both online and in print, cultivate compelling enterprise, help develop multi-media content and work within a collaborative, team environment with other health and business writers and editors. A diverse group of hospitals has established St. Louis as a major medical hub in the Midwest, and the health care industry employs more than 168,000 people in the metro area. The business health care reporter will cover a wide array of topics beyond just hospitals, including private insurers, Medicare, Medicaid, nursing homes and the uninsured. The reporter also will keep tabs on major health-related companies, such as Express Scripts, a Fortune 500 company, and drug giant Pfizer, which has a major research campus here. Further, St. Louis has two renowned medical schools, Washington University and St. Louis University, which makes St. Louis a center for cutting-edge medical research. The business of health care reporter will follow the commercial development of new drugs, medical devices and the emergence of new medical companies. 

JOB URL: http://www.journalismnext.com/jobdetails.cfm?jid=6128

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KMOV-TV:  Morning News Producer

Date Available: Immediately

Send Resume to: Kara Kelly, Executive Producer
KMOV-TV
One Memorial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63102

E-mail: employment@kmov.com Fax: Fax 314/444-6393

Job Description: KMOV-TV has an immediate opening for a morning news producer.

The ideal candidate is a proven news producer with an aggressive and creative style. Must be innovative and you must be able and willing to make changes on the fly. This is a position where the ideal producer will be looking forward at today’s news instead of backward at what everyone else did the night before.

The ideal candidate will also have a strong news judgment and be able to handle breaking news situations. This is not a newscast for show stackers. This is a newscast for aggressive thinkers.

You must have at least 2 years of producing experience and knowledge of newsroom operations.

KMOV-TV:  Broadcast Assistant

Date Available: Open continuously

Send Resume to: Bryce Moore, Website Manager
KMOV-TV
One Memorial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63102

E-mail: employment@kmov.com

Job Description: KMOV-TV has a continuing opening for the position of Broadcast Assistant. Some Knowledge of Broadcast news is preferred. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting producers and production assistants in the various aspects of newscast preparation and operating the teleprompter for those newscasts.

The Broadcast Assistant position is a temporary 26-week position and is offered on a rotating basis. Applicants must be flexible as hours can include early mornings, afternoons and/or weekends.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to enter the broadcast field to see first-hand the operation of a top-notch news organization. College students with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism are encouraged to apply.

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KSDK is looking for a Multimedia Producer to take our highly rated 10 p.m. newscast to a new level. Our ideal candidate has boundless energy, intelligence, news sense and leadership to produce top rated newscasts. This person will help take us to the next level for all the networks of KSDK, including www.ksdk.com and other websites. We are looking for a responsible newsroom citizen who embraces growing technologies and has the skills necessary for a multiplatform environment. This position demands maturity, solid decision making skills and the ability to lead a group of well-seasoned and dedicated professionals. The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate solid news judgment with a knack for knowing the stories people care about.

Requirements

Candidate will be part coach, part cheerleader and part visionary. Computer literacy and four year college degree required. Three to five years of solid producing experience is preferred.

Send your resume along with salary history and cover letter to:

Ava Ehrlich

Executive Producer/Special Projects

KSDK-TV

1000 Market St.

St. Louis, MO. 63101  OR http://tinyurl.com/ygfl6rq

KSDK is looking for a Multimedia Producer to take our highly rated weekend editions of “Today in St. Louis” to a new level. Our ideal candidate has boundless energy, intelligence, news sense and leadership to produce top rated newscasts. This person will help take us to the next level for all the networks of KSDK, including www.ksdk.com and other websites. We are looking for a responsible newsroom citizen who embraces growing technologies and has the skills necessary for a multiplatform environment. This position demands maturity, solid decision making skills and the ability to lead a group of dedicated professionals. Not only must this candidate have ideas, but must also capture the spirit of the morning news—serious information, stories to start your weekend days and a touch of whimsy.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Send your resume along with salary history and cover letter to:

Ava Ehrlich

Executive Producer/Special Projects

KSDK-TV

1000 Market St.

St. Louis, MO. 63101 OR http://tinyurl.com/yfbxwrq

KSDK NewsChannel 5 and www.ksdk.com, the leaders in multimedia news gathering in St. Louis, are looking for a multimedia journalist – a reporter, editor, photographer, and presenter – to help us build the next generation of newsgathering. The successful candidate will produce content for all our platforms, on-air and online. The next Multimedia Journalist will have a demonstrated ability to deliver compelling storytelling on deadline, have strong presentation skills and possess the time management skills to produce two different packages daily.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Send your resume along with salary history and cover letter to:

Ava Ehrlich

Executive Producer/Special Projects

KSDK-TV

1000 Market St.

St. Louis, MO. 63101 OR http://tinyurl.com/yjfawpa

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