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Higher Education Reporter

If you’re a journalist who thinks college is the key to the future, the place where researchers invent life-changing new technologies, where the workforce of tomorrow is taking shape and where young people can gain the skills for a better life, you might be the next higher education reporter at CalMatters.

This is a significant time for America’s largest public university system. It is considering how to prepare students for a rapidly changing future and new ways to teach them. It is a time of wonder and exploration for scientific research. And it is a time when colleges remain an important bridge to address inequality. California’s private and public systems of higher education also face significant challenge as K12 schools struggle with an achievement gap, graduation rates are not keeping up and many consider the financial support inadequate.

We seek a reporter who’s excited about telling this story. Someone who will closely follow the high stakes discussions involving political and academic leaders as well as employers and students. This reporter will be engaged with key contacts in the Legislature and the governor’s administration. He or she will work closely with leaders of the state’s three public higher education systems and be savvy about the state’s private institutions

CalMatters recently expanded its attention on higher education issues, offering this reporter more resources for news gathering. In 2020, we are creating a College Journalism Network of student journalists at campuses across the state. The student journalists will write about major state issues and help report on issues that impact their campus.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Report and write longform and short stories and multimedia presentations about California higher education issues with close attention to state policies and legislation, academic leadership and student perspectives.
  • Think creatively about formats and tools for communicating health issues to a broad, statewide audience.
  • Participate in radio shows, public events and live video.
  • Work with our data, visual and social media journalists to create the best presentations of health stories.

These would be a plus:

  • There is a strong preference this reporter will be based in Sacramento
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Experience at higher education coverage
  • An understanding of higher education policy, especially in California

We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully forging a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. We’re committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you’re interested, please provide a resume, a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and links to at least six online samples of your work. Write to jobs@calmatters.org with the job title in the subject line.

Weekend News Anchor / Reporter

Sinclair Broadcast Group/Chattanooga has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Weekend News Anchor / Reporter. In this role, you will be required to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including the internet and social networks, along with performing other duties as assigned by the news managers. You will also be required to produce the weekend newscasts you will anchor. We are looking for someone with a clear understanding of how to dig for a story, research it, write it with an edge, and use strong storytelling and TV production to make it impactful and memorable. It is important to have strong writing skills and to have knowledge of current events. Dynamic live television and storytelling skills are a must.

Skills and Experience:
•A self-starter and who can generate his or her own story ideas on a daily basis
•Ability to demonstrate enterprise reporting and creativity in storytelling
•Ability to produce compelling, complete newscasts
•Exemplary communication skills, both written and verbal
•Ability to maintain an active social media presence to build your brand and solicit original story ideas

Requirements and Qualifications:
•Previous anchoring experience is required
•Previous newscast producing experience is required
•Must have at least 2 years of on-air experience
•Live shot experience is required
•Previous experience working in a team environment is a must

While applying online, please include a link to your online demo reel

Please apply at http://sbgi.net/careers/

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

News Photographer

Sinclair Broadcast Group/Chattanooga is looking for a creative full-time News Photographer! We are seeking someone who can see beyond the lens and bring back compelling stories. The candidate should have ENG experience with a network affiliate news organization. You will cover day to day general, in-depth features and investigative assignments. We are shooting full high definition (HD) on media cards and editing on desktops and laptops. You should have strong editing skills in non-linear edit systems, possess excellent people skills, a strong work ethic, and a great attitude. A passion for story telling is absolutely essential in this position.

 

Requirements and Qualifications:
•News videography experience and technical knowledge of editing and photo equipment
•Team-player who can produce good stories under tight deadlines
•Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and be able to operate ENG news vehicles
•Ability to edit and shoot general assignment stories, lives shots and natural sound packages
•Must be able to lift and carry between 25 and 50 pounds on a regular basis

Please apply at http://sbgi.net/careers/

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

News Assignment Editor

Sinclair Broadcast Group/Chattanooga is seeking an aggressive, energetic and creative full-time News Assignment Editor! We are looking for an experienced assignment editor who knows how to make contacts, generate story ideas, and react decisively to breaking news. Candidates must have strong logistical skills and the ability to move crews strategically. We need someone with strong communication skills who can coordinate coverage and problem solve unforeseen obstacles. This person must be able to perform calmly and communicate effectively under pressure.

Skills and Experience:
•Assign and track news crews
•Identify and develop daily content
•Write and post content to station website and social media sites
•Compelling and accurate writing
•Listen to scanners and react to breaking news, make beat checks, monitor web sites and social media, react to developing news
•Develop and maintain contacts and sources to enterprise story ideas
•Listen for and respond to breaking news
•Assisting in the efficient operations of the assignment desk

Requirements and Qualifications:
•Minimum of 2 years of assignment desk experience
•Commitment to journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy
•Ability to communicate effectively
•Basic computer knowledge/word processing skills
•General knowledge and interest in local, national and world news
•Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
•Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter and emerging social media platforms
•Bachelor’s degree with a major in journalism is also preferred

Please apply at http://sbgi.net/careers/

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Master Control Operator

Sinclair Broadcast Group/Chattanooga is seeking a Master Control Operator. The ideal candidate must be versatile and capable of learning specialized software applications and have an aptitude for operating electronic equipment. You must have great attention to detail, excellent computer skills, and must be able to work in a fast paced environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Broadcast operations including setting up, controlling and monitoring television broadcast equipment to transmit television programs and commercials to the viewing audience
•On-air switching, dubbing and transferring programs
•Gathering satellite feeds for broadcast use
•Preparation and operation of equipment (before, during and after live newscasts)
•Support the production of newscasts and other live or taped programming for television and multi-platform use
•Support operation of the station by assisting Engineering, News, and other departments
•Other duties as assigned

Experience:
•Previous experience as a Master Control Operator is preferred

Please apply at http://sbgi.net/careers/

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Newsroom Assistant/Afternoon Receptionist

Sinclair Broadcast Group/Chattanooga is looking for a morning Newsroom Assistant and afternoon receptionist. This is an important role. The Newsroom Assistant helps the News Director with day to day activities to keep the newsroom running smoothly and the receptionist is our first point of contact. As such, the ideal candidate must possess excellent communication skills, very organized and interact well with others. In addition, the candidate in this role must display a professional appearance and attitude.

Responsibilities include:
•Maintain fleet records
•Purchase newsroom supplies and equipment
•Assist News Director with time off requests
•Assist Newsroom with incoming calls
•Process applications for interns and job shadows
•Maintain severe weather announcement database
•Maintain calendar entries for newsroom contract renewals
•Process reimbursements for staff spending
•Proficient with Microsoft Outlook
•Greeting guests
•Maintaining files
•Maintaining sufficient supplies, inventory, ordering, and organizing
•Assist with accounting clerical duties and other tasks as assigned
•Must be detail-oriented and exceptionally well organized
•Great people skills and a positive, can-do attitude are essential
•Must take initiative and be a problem-solver
•Ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently
•Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word

Skills and Experience:
•Accounts Payable experience is plus
•2+ years of receptionist experience is preferred
•Previous broadcast experience is a plus
•Must take initiative and be a problem-solver
•Must be detail-oriented and exceptionally well organized
•Great people skills and a positive, can-do attitude are essential
•The ability to work well in a team environment, as well as independently
•Proficient with Microsoft Office
•Knowledge of Log Reconciliation a plus
•Knowledge of Public File is a plus

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Apply online at http://sbgi.net/careers/

Digital Content Specialist, ALL ARTS

The Digital Content Specialist is a self-starter who has a passion for the arts, strong writing skills and the ability to develop online content, taking an idea from conception through to production and posting. Collaborating across internal and external teams, the Digital Content Specialist is responsible for engaging online communities, bringing the ALL ARTS brand to life in innovative and engaging ways. Specific responsibilities include:

• Write arts features and create other online media content for the ALL ARTS website and e-newsletter with an eye for enhancing viewer engagement;
• Daily management and posting of content on website and e-newsletter by selecting, writing and creating content that aligns to the ALL ARTS brand and broadcast component;
• Track, assess and analyze engagement analytics;
• Collaborate with internal partners to ensure content is cleared in advance of posting;
• Additional duties, as assigned.

Qualified candidates will have experience identifying key influencers and using social media to engage community partners to drive business goals; candidates with experience in a media or nonprofit community organizations are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition, qualified candidates will have the following:

• Excellent writing skills; strong editorial judgment and the ability to craft compelling copy in an authentic voice that resonates with our target audience;
• Proficiency with WordPress and Google Analytics; Google Docs, Google Drive and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
• BA/BS or equivalent experience, preferably in Liberal Arts, Journalism, Marketing or Communications or related fields.

Candidates proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe Premiere and familiarity with rights and clearances in the context of broadcast and online media are preferred.

Apply online at WNET Careers

WNET
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019-7435
www.wnet.org

WNET is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, creed, color, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or pregnancy related condition, marital and partnership status, familial status, arrest or conviction record, union membership, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offense, unemployment status, caregiver status, credit history, salary history, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, an employee's or an employee's dependent's sexual and reproductive health decisions, as well as all other classifications protected by applicable laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, promotions, benefits, leaves of absence.

If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

 

Digital Platform Project Specialist Wavelength

The Digital Platform Project Specialist is responsible for coordinating and overseeing digital assets for WNET’s Wavelength content sharing platform.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Assist the Wavelength Team to oversee membership lists in back-end StarCM database and locally in Excel; monitor new upload notifications and work with Ingest to ensure all station content is posted in a timely manner;
• Curate content and make recommendations for features in monthly Wavelength newsletter;
• Track user metrics, including stations, user, downloads and uploads in concert with the Wavelength Team; assist with data cleansing and collecting;
• Provide Customer Service including troubleshooting and solicitation for new and existing sharing strands; collaborate across all departments that maintain/host content on Wavelength;
• Participate in web development and testing existing and new functionality; write scripts and supplemental metadata for content shared on Wavelength;
• Facilitate payment of invoices and contracts;
• Provide production support for special projects as needed;
• Additional duties, as assigned.

Qualified candidates will have exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills as well as demonstrated planning, organization, problem analysis and decision-making skills. Additional qualifications include:

• A minimum of 1 year of work experience in television/broadcast environment;
• Firm understanding of following formats: film, videotape, audio and audiovisual digital files
• Experience with Media Asset Management systems (Dalet);
• Demonstrated experience in the usage and implementation of databases, cataloging and metadata schemas;
• BS/BA or equivalent experience.

Apply online at WNET Careers

WNET New York Public Media
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019-7435
www.wnet.org

WNET is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, creed, color, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or pregnancy related condition, marital and partnership status, familial status, arrest or conviction record, union membership, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offense, unemployment status, caregiver status, credit history, salary history, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, an employee's or an employee's dependent's sexual and reproductive health decisions, as well as all other classifications protected by applicable laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, promotions, benefits, leaves of absence.

If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Assistant Producer, Radio - Science Friday

We're looking for a creative, curious, and driven assistant producer.

At Science Friday, we’ve spent 28 years exploring everything from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies. We’re great at broadcasting science. And we’ve always been digital innovators—we created the first podcast in public media, and we streamed a radio show online way back in 1993. But we’re so much more than a radio show. If you’re smart, curious, creative, and—most importantly—passionate about science, we need you on our radio team as an Assistant Producer.

As Assistant Producer, you will be pitching, researching, pre-interviewing and booking guests, and writing host copy for the live Science Friday radio show each week. You’ll also write web copy to accompany your segments, research topics and themes for our live remote broadcasts and long-term projects, and occasionally gather sound in the field.

We’re looking for a creative, curious producer who has experience reporting about science or related topics. Qualified candidates will have some experience producing for radio or podcasts, experience working in a deadline-driven environment, the ability to find unique science stories that look beyond the weekly journal cycle, and a passion for sourcing new voices and diverse guests for our show.

Required Education/Experience:

  • A minimum of two years of work experience covering science or related beats—preferably radio or audio
  • Bachelor’s degree, with journalism education or experience


  • Required Skills:
  • Excellent writing skills, flair for language
  • Strong communicator—in person, in print, and online
  • Strong supporter who can also do independent work
  • Interest in or even love for science, tech, and media
  • Ability to find new angles on over-reported science stories
  • Curiosity about how the world works
  • Ability to vet scientists and expert guests
  • Experience reading and distilling scientific literature for a lay audience
  • Excellent ear for audio; appreciation as listener and creator for the audio world
  • Basic audio production/editing/mixing skills, preferably ProTools or similar
  • Detail-oriented, comfortable with organizational tasks
  • Able to manage multiple short- and long-term deadlines; focused
  • Patient—can dig into research and fact-check with pleasure
  • Basic fluency in social media—you can repurpose and promote audio projects across web and social platforms

Preferred Skills:

  • Radio/audio experience at the national level
  • Basic field producing experience

Application deadline February 14. Cover letters and resumes should be addressed to Christopher Intagliata, Senior Producer and sent to producerjob@sciencefriday.com. Watch out for typos and grammatical errors. You’re applying to be part of a newsroom with a high standard for content.

This position is based in New York City, but some travel may be required. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to send work samples and story pitches and participate in multiple interviews. This is an immediate opening and we will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis. Applicants living outside New York are welcome to apply if willing to travel to New York to participate in interviews.

Diversity creates a healthier and more creative atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Senior Coordinator, Individual Giving


The Senior Coordinator, Individual Giving is a key member of our mid-level giving team and supports cultivating, soliciting and engaging our donors who support WNET’s work with gifts from $1,500 to $24,000 each year. Key responsibilities include:

• Support mid-level donor stewardship and prospect cultivation, including field and process donor calls and requests through donor hotline, in person and via email; coordinate and implement prospect visits and meetings with senior leadership and Development officers, and gathering any necessary briefing materials; manage weekly call sheets for all members of the mid-level giving team; prepare Family Foundation reports and coordinate communication for donor recognition opportunities, including monthly individualized on-air recognition spots;
• Coordinate with external agency for direct mail and email solicitations;
• Coordinate in-house, high-level donor solicitations ($10k+), including letters, proposals, briefings, and supporting materials;
• Oversee personalized donor thank you notes, including welcome package for new mid-level donors;
• Maintain mid-level donor records in donor database;
• Additional duties as assigned.

Qualified candidates will have at least one year of experience in an administrative support role and strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook, Word and Excel. Additional qualifications include:
• Strong attention to detail with excellent organizational and problem solving skills;
• Ability to deliver superior customer service, excellent writing and phone manner and ability to work efficiently in a fast paced environment;
• BA/BS, or equivalent experience.

Candidates with experience in a fundraising environment and/or fundraising databases (Salesforce) are preferred.

Apply online at www.wnet.org/careers.

WNET New York Public Media
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
www.wnet.org

WNET is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, creed, color, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or pregnancy related condition, marital and partnership status, familial status, arrest or conviction record, union membership, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offense, unemployment status, caregiver status, credit history, salary history, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, an employee's or an employee's dependent's sexual and reproductive health decisions, as well as all other classifications protected by applicable laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, promotions, benefits, leaves of absence.

If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.