Professional Jobs (beyond Baton Rouge)

 


KOBR Reporter/Photographer, KOB, News/Weather/Sports

This multi-media journalist position is located in the Roswell, NM bureau of KOB-TV, an Albuquerque based TV station. The MMJ teleconferences into the daily editorial meeting in Albuquerque and is responsible for pitching turnable stories that are already researched and set up. Once story assignments are approved, the MMJ will shoot, write and edit the piece and deliver the story. Must be willing to drive long distances and have the ability to work on tight deadlines The right candidate will work periodic shifts in our Albuquerque Newsroom to hone their skills. Bureau Chief will have a high profile presence in the community to enhance KOB's profile in Roswell. The last two Roswell Bureau Chiefs moved to Albuquerque as full-time General Assignment reporters. We love to promote from within. There are tremendous opportunities for growth and you will be working with a Management team that loves to coach young talent.

Qualifications: Previous professional experience in news gathering required. Experience with AVID editing required. Candidate must be beyond the basics in shooting skills. The Roswell Bureau Chief must have strong news judgment and writing skills; ability to shoot, write and edit a news story; ability to deliver the news story from the field or the news desk. Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently. Must have a clean driving record. Driving record will be checked.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions. The following physical requirements are typical, but not all-inclusive: Lifts and carries moderately heavy camera equipment including camera, tripod and lights. Ability to drive long distances in company vehicle under a variety of weather conditions. Work requires a great deal of walking, standing, bending and kneeling. Dexterity and knowledge to operate sensitive computer and editing equipment.

To apply visit http://www.kob.com/jobs and search for Job# 37-17. No Telephone Calls Please. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

11/17


Web Producer, KOB, Website/Internet

KOB.com, New Mexico’s #1 news website, seeks an experienced journalist to join our team.  This position manages non-stop coverage of the news during the critical “prime time” period of the work day.  

Qualifications: A minimum of two years experience and a college degree in journalism or related field plus computer skills are required.  Our producers must thrive on breaking news, juggling numerous tasks and must be able to create high-quality news content under strict daily deadlines.  Drive and ambition to win in a competitive environment are essential.  Candidates should also be able to look past the text of a story and find ways to make news coverage stand apart from the competition. They must also be versatile in social media, with sound journalistic sense about how to extend kob.com's brand on social platforms.  Must a valid drivers' license and a good driving record, both will be checked. Strong editorial skills and sharp news judgment are a must. Candidates must possess excellent writing, copy-editing and computer skills. Working in a fast-paced newsroom requires the ability to multi-task and manage time wisely. While this is not a web design position, understanding of some basic HTML and use of Adobe Photoshop is needed. Candidate will be required to think 'outside the box' and enterprise Web-only content with Reporters, Anchors, Photographers and Producers. Candidate will likely be asked to shoot video at breaking news with traditional camera or iphone. If open to it, candidate will be trained in news gathering from our helicopter, Chopper 4.

Responsibilities: Write and edit news stories, providing up-to-the-minute coverage of breaking news as it happens. Work closely with KOB’s news reporters, producers and assignment editors in gathering facts and presenting the best news coverage online. Edit and post video clips, manage live video feeds of breaking events and produce images for stories are also part of daily responsibilities.  

Physical Requirements: Candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions. The following physical requirements are typical, but not all-inclusive: mobility to move around newsroom and broadcast facility, dexterity to operate equipment, seeing and hearing necessary to handle all job functions.

To apply, visit http://www.kob.com/jobs and search Job# 36-17. KOB is located in Albuquerque, NM. No Telephone Calls Please. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

11/17


Executive Producer, KOB, News/Weather/Sports

This mid-size market plays hard with an endless supply of unforgettable news stories. If you love chasing down the big story and leading your team into battle, this is the newsroom for you! The Executive Producer for KOB Eyewitness News 4 leads the charge for greatness in story enterprise, reporting, and producing both the on air and online platforms. Our new EP will have supervisor responsibilities for a wide range of people, and must have the experience and ability to lead, coach and inspire the next generation of television/digital journalists. 

Qualifications: Minimum of five years of success in key leadership role(s) within a television newsroom. Must have producer and/or executive producer experience. 

Responsibilities: Story selection, cultivation, and crafting with reporters, anchors and producers. Raise the bar on storytelling, pushing for personal, memorable stories. Execute and showcase the Stands 4 New Mexico station brand. Work with producers to raise the quality of presentation for the top stories and content which fulfills our brand promise. Coach and supervise to improve overall newscast quality/showcasing/production value. Manage our team of online news producers to win the digital news war:  posting first, accurately, completely and creatively. Coach digital producers to use all social tools to further online and on-air news goals.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions. You must have a valid driver’s license.  Driving record will be checked.

To apply, visit http://www.kob.com/jobs and search for Job# 35-17. KOB is located in Albuquerque, NM. No Telephone Calls Please. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

11/17


Reporter, KSTP-TV, News/Weather/Sports

KSTP is committed to building one of the best investigative newsrooms in the country.  We give reporters the time they need to tell compelling stories that have an impact.  We want critical thinkers.  We want good storytellers.  We want journalists who can do long-form stories and investigative stories.  And we’ll give you the time to do them. Research days really happen here. You also get to break away from the daily grind and go work sources.

We are looking for someone who brings positive energy to our newsroom, a journalist who will ask the critical questions our viewers want answered. We are a station that will invest in you. We will team you up with amazing photojournalists. No MMJ’s here. You get to focus on the storytelling. You can spend your day crafting one incredible story. You will work with talented producers who will showcase your work. If you want to grow, if you want to be challenged, KSTP is the station for you.

Qualifications: Exceptional communication skills, oral and written. Extensive experience in commercial TV news. Professional, consistent  on-air appearance. Advanced ability in critical thinking. Quick and effective decision-making, live ad-libbing, and maintaining performance under pressure. Highly developed public-speaking and interpersonal skills. Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record as determined by the Company (driving record will be checked).

Responsibilities: Originate and develop stories for broadcast. Present live on TV and on radio scripted and unscripted news reports. Maintain extensive community contacts and awareness of local and national current events. Write for station's website. Make daily promotional community appearances. Maintain appropriate and strict standards regarding wardrobe, hair, cosmetics and grooming. Provide newsroom leadership and contribute to overall team effort

Please submit a link to your on-air experience along with your resume and cover letter. To apply, http://kstp.com/jobs and search for Job# 63-17. KSTP is located in St Paul, MN. No Telephone Calls Please. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

11/16


Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist serves as a senior advisor in the Texas Recovery Office on public information, strategic messaging, congressional relations, and intergovernmental affairs. This position starts at a salary of $86,495 (IC-13).

Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Texas Recovery Office, Region 6 team within FEMA.

Responsibilites: Develop and disseminate public information and special campaigns to promote and explain the full range of Agency programs. Advise regional management and Headquarters Public Affairs Division, External Affairs Directorate on program activities and recommend actions to improve public understanding of the Agency's mission. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with key representatives of the media, regional and national organizations having a stake in FEMA programs, and congressional district office staff members. Maintain contact with state emergency management information officers in order to answer questions and assist in the preparation of emergency public information plans. Exercise supervisory responsibility over a subordinate staff and performing administrative and technical oversight of the work unit. 

For information about position qualifications and to apply, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483616400

11/6


Public Affairs Specialist (Media) (External Affairs Specialist), The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The Public Affairs Specialist (External Affairs Specialist) develops and disseminates information through the media in order to foster an understanding of agency mission and activities among the general public, key officials, and agency stakeholders. This position starts at a salary of $72,739 (IC-12).

Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Texas Recovery Office, Region 6 team within FEMA.

Responsibilites: Respond to media inquiries. Build working relationships with reporters. Research and interview agency subject matter experts and developing a wide variety of written products, including news releases, talking points, media advisories, backgrounders, speeches, web and social media messages, and newsletter articles. Support senior staff and management with background information on matters related to communicating with internal and external audiences and other FEMA stakeholders. Plan, manage and implement special events, such as news conferences, grant presentations, meetings and tours.

For information about position qualifications and to apply, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483615400

11/6


Public Affairs Specialist, (Governmental) (External Affairs Specialist), The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 

The Public Affairs Specialist (External Affairs Specialist) establishes, maintains, and enhances functional relationships with Members of Congress and federal, tribal, state and local governments. This position starts at a salary of $72,739 (IC-12).

Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Texas Recovery Office, Region 6 team within FEMA.

Responsibilities: In this position, you will establish, maintain, and enhance functional relationships with Members of Congress and federal, tribal, state and local governments on behalf of the Texas Recovery Office.Establigh and maintain relationships with Congressional district offices. Communicate and promote awareness of DHS/FEMA's mission, roles, programs, and activities. Report Congressional delegation and district office staff's concerns or misconceptions, as well as research and recommend correction communication strategies. Provide written and verbal responses to Congressional questions and inquiries relating to FEMA disaster assistance programs.

For information about position qualifications and to apply, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483614700

11/6


Digital Media Director, KSTP-TV

This person is responsible for the overall management of KSTP’s digital platforms. This includes, but is not limited to, station websites, mobile apps, video streaming, web site content, social media content, digital content distribution to partner platforms and all digital platform strategies. This person is also responsible for oversight of the digital staff.
Responsibilities: Directly manage and provide leadership to digital staff as well as assisting newsroom staff. Demonstrate strong editorial news judgement consistent with the 5 EYEWITNESS News brand. Ability to convert and customize on-air content to best display on all respective digital platforms. Directly manage social media platforms including researching, analyzing and presenting the latest social media trends and best practices to build successful social media strategies. (Find full list of responsibilities at http://kstp.com/jobs/).

Qualifications: Minimum of 5 years of experience leading a TV or print digital department. Considerable knowledge of social media platforms, web development technologies, design software, mobile devices and web tools required. Reasonable technical background knowledge of front and back-end systems to communicate with IT team. Strong ability to prioritize, perform and lead a team in a fast-paced environment. Strong attention to detail, interpersonal and communication skills required. Experience working as a team member with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of individuals. Takes initiative but will follow direction when needed.  Ability to work on short deadlines and in pressure situations.

If you are interested in applying for this position please email your resume to apply@hbi.com.

10/24


Brand Research Coordinator, Lewis Communications (Birmingham, AL)

This is an exciting, fast-moving position for those ready to launch their career in strategic planning. As our Brand Research Coordinator, you’ll use research, trends and market data to help your team define strategies, target audiences and positioning across various brands – both current clients and new business prospects.  

Responsibilities and Duties: Conducts various research projects including trend analysis, competitive landscape assessment and target audience surveys. Pores through pages of syndicated research or client-provided data with enthusiasm. Researches and leverages key findings into insights and strategic thinking – weaving them together to tell a compelling story. Creates well-organized presentations that flow and display data in terms the audience can easily understand. Supports the Research & Strategy discipline on needs for client projects as well as new business efforts.

Requirements: You are a self-starter, able to proactively assess the team’s needs and help make a plan of action. You appreciate a good challenge and are eager to take on a project, make it your own and make it a success. Multitasking and being detail orientated is in your blood. The more research, clients and projects, the better. Your communication skills are excellent and you have proven analytical thinking skills. You’ve worked with some research tools – and if you haven’t, you are beyond excited to learn, starting day one. 0-3 years experience

To apply for this full-time, entry-level position, email Paula DeReuil at paula@lewiscommunications.com.

9/27


Associate, The Monument Group, LLC

Leading Austin-based strategic communications firm specializing in public relations, public affairs, issue management campaigns and crisis communication is seeking an energetic and motivated Associate to join our top-flight team.

Responsibilities: Engages with clients on a daily basis to provide full-service account management duties. Develops and executes strategic communication plans. Manages interactions with media on story development, inquiries, and serves as spokesperson. Reaches out to grassroots and grass-tops constituencies and coordination of advocacy activities.

Requirements: Minimum two years of public relations, public affairs or strategic communications experience. Exceptional writing skills. Experience in graphic design, social media operation and content development. Understanding of public relations landscape in Texas. Understanding of Texas stakeholders in politics, business and industry, trade associations, non-profits and advocacy groups. Candidate must be comfortable and confident interacting with clients and providing communications counsel. Stellar interpersonal skills and attention to detail required. Past political communication experience in Washington, DC or statewide office will be viewed favorably as will experience with public relations or campaign oriented firm.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience, plus bonus. Benefits, paid vacation and holidays.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to Scott@MonumentGroupLLC.com. Only qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

9/12


Digital Producer, Chalkbeat

Chalkbeat, a nonprofit education news organization, is seeking a Digital Producer to manage the production of daily stories and larger projects.

As the Digital Producer, your job is to help produce high-impact journalism in collaboration with our team of reporters and editors in six bureaus across the country. We’re looking for someone with solid digital experience and a strong visual sensibility who is drawn to our mission. From Denver to Detroit, Memphis to New York, loyal Chalkbeat readers tell us our reporting helps them navigate efforts to improve schools in the country’s poorest communities.

You’ll be deeply involved in our daily operations, working with our editorial team to produce Chalkbeat stories in WordPress, managing our media library and using image editing tools and basic HTML/CSS to keep things looking sharp. You’ll take the lead on creating graphics, editing photos and videos, and experimenting with new types of storytelling. You’re also inaugurating this as a new role at Chalkbeat, and can expect to teach and learn on the job! Whether you’re building graphics to visualize how test scores have changed in Indiana or creatively packaging photos for our most important stories about immigrant students in Colorado, you help add context to critical conversations about education.

You’ll join a tightly-knit team responsible for audience and product development, and you’ll work closely with distributed teams across the Chalkbeat network as a full participant in our vibrant remote culture.

Key responsibilities: Produces thoughtful and engaging Chalkbeat stories in collaboration with our editorial team. Develops a robust library of documentation to answer frequently asked questions about our content management system and associated tools. Becomes an active participant in our editorial process, identifying stories that could be amplified by digital elements and taking initiative to lead conversations about story production. Manages and maintain Chalkbeat’s library of photos, videos, graphics and illustrations to include with our stories. Collaborates with editorial staff to develop style guides, standards and training to produce a consistent visual experience across all our locations and stories. Uses WordPress, HTML/CSS, image editing and other digital production tools to solve issues, polish stories and keep our workflow running smoothly.

Qualifications: A passion for digital storytelling and the future of news. A strong sense of urgency on deadline. Deep attention to writing and editing detailed copy, including familiarity with AP style. Curiosity about education and a connection to our mission.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess. This position can be based at one of our offices in New York, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis or Memphis, or remote from anywhere in the United States.

To apply, please send PDFs of your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position and three links to the digital storytelling you’re most proud of to careers@chalkbeat.org. Include “Digital Producer” in the subject line. Chalkbeat is dedicated to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. Chalkbeat encourages people of all races, colors, national origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, veteran status, sexual orientations, and marital statuses to apply.

9/12