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Student Media Job in Iowa

Thanks to the Iowa Pro Chapter for tweeting about this job at Simpson College in Indianola IA

Simpson College seeks a non-tenure-track student-media specialist of high technical skill and enthusiasm to teach and advise in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. The specialist will lead the convergence of the college’s student media to take advantage of multimedia developments in the industry, providing students with journalistic, marketing and technical instruction; advise the college’s student newspaper, yearbook and radio station; teach a reduced load of courses in the Communication & Media Studies or broader college curriculum; administer the department’s internship program; and serve as an academic adviser to students, beginning in the second year of the specialist’s appointment.

The successful candidate will possess at least a bachelor’s degree and significant experience in journalism, marketing communication or related field; knowledge of print- and Web-design software; and high standards of leadership, ethics, quality and fiscal responsibility.

Review of candidates will begin Feb. 15, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, vita, and names of three references to Dr. Brian Steffen, Chair of Communication & Media Studies, 24 McNeill Hall, Simpson College, 701 North C Street, Indianola IA 50125.

Simpson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting Date: 1/27/10

Mizzou seeks broadcast faculty member

The Missouri School of Journalism seeks a journalist with extensive newsroom experience and a talent for teaching at the university level. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of television newsroom experience. Some newsroom management experience is preferred. Duties include a minimum of 30 hours per week in the KOMU-TV (NBC-affiliate) newsroom supervising the work of student reporters, anchors, newscast producers and videographers. Duties also include classroom teaching and service to the journalism school and the university.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Hiring is expected to be completed in the spring of 2010 with a start date as soon as possible. Applications must include an academic CV or professional resume, video of recent television stories or television newscasts produced by the candidate, the names of three references in the field of television journalism, and a cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in teaching and in students. This cover letter must also include an analysis of the television news profession’s transition from solely broadcast to broadcast and digital/internet news platforms.

Applications may be sent electronically (preferred) to, or by mail to Elizabeth Hardt, Staff Assistant to the Dean, Missouri School of Journalism, 120 Neff Hall, Columbia, MO 65211. If sending the application electronically, please send as a Word or PDF attachment with candidate’s last name as title.

The University of Missouri is committed to cultural diversity and it is expected that successful candidate will share this commitment. MU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ADA institution and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

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 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.


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


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
999 West Sunshine
Springfield, Mo. 65807
Phone: 417-268-3096
Fax: 417-268-3361

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


WHO-TV (Des Moines) — Reporter

More info:  WHO Reporter


Gazette Communications (Cedar Rapids)

Web Developer

More Info:  Gazette Web

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Look who’s hiring in Kansas City


KMBC, the ABC affiliate in Kansas City, is looking for an Executive Producer to oversee our morning news. We’re looking for a highly motivated and aggressive professional


The ideal candidate will have solid  news judgment and creative ideas to help make the newscast and website standout. We’re looking for someone with 4-5 years experience who can lead the largest morning news staff in the market. Strong writing and producing skills a must.  Must have a proven track record with an aggressive approach to winning the big story, breaking news coverage and weather.  The EP works closely with the management team and participates in content and strategic planning.

To apply:  Interested candidates should send a resume and references to:  Sherrie Brown, News Director, KMBC, 6455 Winchester Ave, Kansas City, MO 64133. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. EOE



Job Title: Content Coordinator Requisition Number: 1252

The content coordinator manages, edits and tracks incoming and outgoing content for multiple platforms. The primary processes you conduct in your role:

* Monitor, communicate and traffic all incoming content

* Collaborate with newsroom staff to achieve editorial objectives

* Maintenance storage and capacity of SAN

* Edit content for use on multiple platforms

* Responsible for operating various news gathering equipment, including but not limited to video editing equipment

* Working knowledge of the multitude of paths by which content is imported and exported

* Distribution of content to other Scripps units

* Perform other duties as assigned


* BS/BA in related discipline.

* Generally 5-8 years of experience in related field. Certification is required in some areas.

More information: KSHB Content Coordinator

Assignment Editor — Requisition Number: 1253

Job Description:

The Assignment Editor is responsible for managing newsroom assignments, coordinating logistics, monitoring news wires and scanners.

* Plan news coverage as directed by news management

* Assign crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgment

* Make calls to news sources as needed, gaining appropriate and actionable information

* Assist in finding stories, doing research and tracking story ideas in assignment desk computer with emphasis on key brand points

* Write and post content to the web as required

* Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management

* Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office

* Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment


* BS/BA in related discipline.

* Generally 2-5 years of experience in related field; certification is required in some areas.

For more information: KSHB Assignment Editor

Also:  KSHB Overnight Photographer AND KSHB Reporter/Multimedia Journalist


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