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Resume Reboot in Omaha!

I am excited to report that we’ve added a resume “reboot” clinic to the program for the Region 7 Conference in Omaha.  It’s Saturday, April 10 from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.  We will have pros from different media platforms to critique your resumes and provide advice.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the registration desk, so be sure to put your name down for a reserved 15-minute session.

What you will need: Two hard copies of your resume (one to leave at registration for pre-session review, one to bring to reboot clinic). If you have an e-portfolio online, bring your laptop to the session for feedback.

There’s less than a month until the conference, and early bird registration closes at midnight on March 9.  If you’re coming from out of town, be sure to make your hotel reservations at the Doubletree.  The rate is $109 per night.

See you in Omaha!

Dodge City — Update

The showdown over a confidential source in Dodge City is over, although the larger issue of journalistic ethics versus Kansas state law is not.  Reporter Claire O’Brien is no longer being fined $1,000 a day for contempt, but this excerpt from the Kansas City Star sums it up pretty well:

“Hopefully it will show the Legislature how hopelessly tangled this situation can become without a clear statute showing the way,” O’Brien said after the hearing.

Doug Anstaett, executive director of the Kansas Press Association, said his group has been approached by some legislators who want to help. He said the KPA will work with them in the coming weeks to make sure Kansas joins the 35 other states with a shield law to protect reporters.

“This episode has awakened members of the Kansas Legislature to the sad fact that reporters have no protection under state law,” Anstaett said in a phone interview. “Who is going to go out on a limb as a reporter if the courts and prosecutors are just going to be standing there with a chain saw to destroy the very tools a reporter uses to report the news?”

If reporters don’t have the ability to talk to people anonymously, valuable investigative reporting will go away, he said.

We have invited Ms. O’Brien to talk to fellow journalists at the upcoming Region 7 Conference in Omaha.  She’s a passionate, dedicated journalist with a story to tell.

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

Teach journalism in Region 7

Found these on the AEJMC web site:

IOWA

Drake University: Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism

University of Iowa: Assistant Professor of Health Communication/Digital Communication

University of Iowa: Assistant Professor of Visual News/Digital Communication

NEBRASKA

University of Nebraska-Kearney: Assistant Professor of Communication (Advertising/Public Relations)

MISSOURI

Maryville University: Assistant Professor in Media

University of Central Missouri: Assistant Professor of Communication in Public Relations

St. Louis University: Assistant Professor of Multiplatform Journalism

Found these on various other sites:

University of Kansas:  Stauffer Professor

St. Louis Community College (Missouri): Instructor/Assistant Professor, Digital Media & Graphic Design

Maryville University (Missouri) : Assistant Professor, Graphic and Interactive Design

St. Charles Community College (Missouri): Adjunct Faculty

Southern Illinois University: Assistant Professor, Convergent Communications & New Media

Fontbonne University (Missouri): Assistant Professor of English (non-fiction writing and journalism)

Grand View University (Iowa): Assistant Professor of Communication (Photography)

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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Kansas City, Kansas paper gets a new owner — Age 24

I saw this today and thought the region’s members might find it interesting!

24-year-old buys Kansas paper

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