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Tell us what you want to see at the regional conference

Sure, it’s only October, and spring seems too far down the calendar to contemplate.

But time ticks down faster than you think, and soon you’ll have to consider making travel plans for the annual Region 7 conference.

In fact, the foundation is being laid for that conference right now, with help from the leaders of neighboring Region 5 (Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana). Because St. Louis is central to both regions, we decided to convene there, and very soon we expect to announce a venue.

After that, we’ll hammer out the smaller details, such as sponsors and costs.

But the whole show isn’t up to just us: Your input is important, too. Tell us now what kinds of programs you’d like to see included at the dual regional, and maybe also mention the speakers you’d like to see present them.

Last spring, the conference in Ames, Iowa, included sessions on multimedia and mobility, social media and document searches, and helpful tips for freelancers as well as news staffs. The one-day, all-day conference even helped lay the foundations for stronger chapters in Iowa, and a new chapter in Nebraska.

Next spring, journalists from Region 7 are sure to face a host of new issues and challenges, some of which already may be taking shape. What better place then to discuss them and get valuable advice from learned SPJ colleagues and other professionals than the annual conference?

So, take a few moments to let us know now your ideas for program sessions at next spring’s conference. Send those ideas to me, David Sheets, Region 7 director, at dsheets@spj.org. If you want to discuss ideas directly, include a contact number.

Springtime may seem a long way off, but it’s really just around the corner. Help the regional conference’s planners get a jump on the calendar by adding your input to our efforts today.

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KC Press Clubs Host Freelance Conference

JUMP START YOUR WRITING
FREELANCE WRITING CONFERENCE
Date:  Saturday, May 29, 2010
Time:  10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location:  Carmack Room
Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th Street
Overland Park, KS.

Cost:  $20

Reserve your spot:  Send your registration fee to

Debra DeCoster, Vice President KC Press Club
1045 South 47th Terrace
Kansas City, KS.  66106

Make checks payable to Kansas City Press Club.

Kick off the morning with Creative Writing Coach and Author, Deborah Shouse, as she opens the conference with Charging Up Your Creative Energy.

Writing Workshops:

Writing for Publication by author Tessa McDermid

Writing Creative Non-Fiction for Children by authors Lawrence and Suella Walsh

Success as a Freelance Writer–Surviving the Economy and Continue Writing, Speaker Jack Cashill
Cashill has been working as a full time freelance writer for over 20 years.  Within the last seven years, he has written five
non-fiction books.  His work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and WorldNet Daily.
He is also Executive Editor of Ingram’s Magazine.

Social Media How to shoot video and download to the web

Meet the Editors Panel

If you have any questions about the conference, please call Debra DeCoster at (913) 424-8788 or email djd44wr@aol.com

Save the Date: Region 7 Spring Conference

I am starting to get excited about the Region 7 Spring Conference!

When: April 9-10, 2010

Where: Omaha, NE at the Doubletree Hotel downtown

Keep in mind, we are in the early stages of getting this together, so our plans are subject to change.  Still, I wanted to give you an idea of how things are shaping up!

We’ll kick things off Friday night with SPJ’s very own “Ethics Hold ‘Em,” a version of the game where everyone wins (ethically speaking)! See this link from a South Florida Pro chapter event for more

Folks in the region, Heather Porter at SPJ headquarters in Indianapolis, and I have come up with the following subjects/topics for our sessions:

Multimedia –  Ron Sylvester of the Wichita Eagle who will showcase some great ideas for taking traditional journalism forms to the next level.

FOI/SunshineCharles Davis and Randy Brown of the The National Freedom of Information Coalition and the FOI Advocate have a great presentation that will open your eyes to open records.

Diversity from the ground up: Hiring and beyond — I am assembling a panel that includes SPJ Diversity Committee Chair Pueng Vongs.  Looking for at least one more panelist!

Federal Shield Law — Working on a great keynote speaker who can enlighten us, whether we have a law by April or not.

First Jobs — Early career journalists talk about the strategies that worked for them when they embarked on their post college job hunt.

Entrepeneurship for Journalists — Carla Kimbrough-Robinson (you may have read her regular Quill column on career development) will share her strategies.

Of course the Mark of Excellence lunch where we honor student journalists from the region will be a highlight on Saturday!  We’ll wrap up the conference Saturday afternoon with a business session.  I hope we can rope in some Nebraska journalists to start a professional chapter!  If you know you are interested in getting in on the ground floor, it’s not too early to let me know.

You’ll notice that we are not building the conference around traditional media “tracks.” No broadcast-only or print-only sessions.  I expect multimedia and media convergence themes to be part of every session in one way or another.  Many of us are already working across two or more platforms.  As Ron Sylvester says, one day soon it’s likely we will ALL be multimedia journalists.

With all of the above in mind, any ideas for a tag line or conference “theme?” I await your ideas!  Watch this space for information about registration, hotel room rates and more.

Look who’s hiring in Kansas City

KMBC-TV

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

Responsibilities:

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

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KSHB-TV

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

Requirements:

* 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

Requirements

* 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

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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