Archive for January, 2016

January journo jobs

Are you looking for a new journo job for 2016? Finding a job can be difficult and sometimes it’s hard just to figure out where to look. I have compiled a list of job openings that cover a range of experience and locations. Want to find even more jobs? Visit the SPJ Job Bank and follow us on LinkedIn.

*SPJ Region 7 Fellowship: Fellowship recipients will work on daily journalism tasks at one of two nonprofit news organizations: the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, based in Iowa City, Iowa, or Omaha Public Radio, based in Omaha, Nebraska. During the three month fellowship, fellows will work on a large capstone project to be published at his/her host news organization’s discretion. Applications are due Jan. 15. Click here for more information.

Assistant Professor of Communications (San Antonio): Texas A&M University-San Antonio seeks applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning in Summer 2016. The appointment is for an assistant professor of communications; specialization sought is broadcast journalism. The college seeks excellence in instruction, research, and service. The regular teaching load is 4/4. Summer teaching assignments may be available but are not guaranteed. Read more about the position here.

Breaking News Editor (Detroit): The Detroit News is seeking a breaking news editor to coordinate our instant digital newsgathering. The ideal candidate is comfortable in a fast-paced environment and thrives on being first. This candidate is a multitasker focused on social media, comfortable reacting to real-time analytics and obsessed with finding the most important breaking and viral stories every day. This person will mobilize journalists on all desks for an aggressive digital news report, as well as work with editors and producers in the management and presentation of our digital platforms. Inquiries should be directed to Dawn Needham, digital news editor, at or (313) 222-1881.

Business Reporter (Detroit): The Detroit News is seeking a business reporter. The successful candidate is hard-driving reporter that would join our award-winning business team. Metro Detroit is home to a rejuvenated downtown with tech startups, new retail and restaurants. This reporter would cover Michigan’s evolving business landscape. Inquiries should be directed to Kelley Root, assistant managing editor/local news, or (313) 222-2522.

Development Staff Writer (Sioux Falls): Sanford Health is hiring! The development staff writer position is responsible for producing communications pieces to help aid in development and fundraising efforts for the Sanford Health Foundation on an enterprise level. Some of the responsibilities for this position could include: writing newsletter articles and creating content for social media and websites, interviewing patients and donors to write compelling stories, writing for direct mail fundraising, donor proposals and other pieces as needed.

Features Reporter (Detroit): The Detroit News is looking for an experienced reporter to cover lifestyle and entertainment issues and trends. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer with an eye for detail and a great story and be interested in developing quick-turn stories for our digital platforms as well as and long-form projects. This person should be active in social media. Inquiries should be directed to Felecia Henderson, assistant managing editor/features, at or (313) 222-2557.

General Assignment Reporter (Detroit): The Detroit News is seeking a general assignment reporter. The successful candidate would join our local news team. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an ability to produce both breaking news and enterprise stories, be comfortable on social media and a desire to be first on the big stories impacting our community. Inquiries should be directed to Kelley Root, assistant managing editor/local news, or (313) 222-2522.

Investigations Team Reporter (Detroit): The Detroit News is seeking a driven, experienced reporter to join our investigations team. This reporter will research, develop, write and produce groundbreaking, exclusive stories resulting from long- and short-term investigative projects. Successful candidates should be multi-taskers who also are able to contribute research and analysis on major breaking news events.

Typical day-to-day tasks include sifting through records and documents, turning complex subject matter into easy-to-understand copy.  Successful candidates will have strong journalistic and editorial judgment, keep up to date on the changing social media spectrum and have computer assisted reporting skills. This reporter must be a team player who can effectively work and discuss stories and story ideas with team members and editors. All inquiries should be directed to Walter Middlebrook, assistant managing editor, or (313) 222-2429.

Managing Editor, News (San Francisco): KQED in San Francisco is hiring! The managing editor, news, supervises KQED’s news reporting and editing staff and oversees the daily newsgathering efforts to provide timely, high-quality news and feature coverage for TV and radio broadcast, web, video, mobile and public engagement platforms. The managing editor, news, also coordinates coverage with KQED Forum and with KQED Science and KQED Arts. More details here.

Public Affairs Specialist (Washington, D.C.): Make a difference in the federal government! The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is looking for an experienced public affairs specialist to help communicate the mission of the ACHP and the importance of historic preservation in the lives of all Americans. The incumbent will be responsible for outreach directed to federal agencies, national, state and local organizations, officials and organizations and associations that represent the historic preservation community, as well as to the press and other media outlets, and the general public. This is an important role which communicates information about the ACHP’s initiatives, policies, and programs. Read about the job position here. Click here for the application.

Social Media Editor, Digital (New York): Bloomberg Media is seeking an experienced social media editor to manage content promotion and strategy across all social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Key responsibilities include identifying, analyzing and communicating audience trends and story recommendations to editors, real-time coverage of breaking news, and working directly with editors to package major stories (from story selection to headline writing to social promotion) to ensure persistent reach and engagement. Read the complete job description here.

Sports Reporter (Detroit): The Detroit News is looking for a versatile journalist to join our award-winning sports department. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work on the copy desk, on digital platforms and handle general assignment reporting duties as needed. Qualified candidates will have strong writing and editing skills, an ability to edit and report on deadline and be active on social media. All inquiries should be directed to Phil Laciura, sports editor, (313) 223-4640.

Vice President of Content (Nashville): The vice president of content manages and oversees Nashville Public Radio’s Programming and Operations departments. The vice president of content is responsible for the design, integrity and success of the content on all of Nashville Public Radio broadcast and non-broadcast services, including WPLN-FM, WFCL-FM, WPLN-AM and associated stations, along with all other delivery platforms. He/she manages and directs local staff and utilizes national sources to create and acquire content that meets the needs of audiences in Middle Tennessee and beyond. He/she provides leadership and participates in the development of our organization’s strategic vision as a member of the senior management team. Reports to the president & chief executive officer. Click here for more information.


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