Professional Jobs (beyond Baton Rouge)

Development Director, Louisiana Cancer Research Center, New Orleans, LA

The Development Director will be responsible for the development, implementation, and direct management of annual and long-term strategic fundraising, donor relations, and communication initiatives for the Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC) to support its goal of achieving a designation as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center. The Director will be responsible for increasing funding from individual donors, foundations, corporations, and/or government grants through effective prospect research, donor cultivation strategies, and persuasive proposals.

Enhancing donor relations efforts will be a critical role of the Development Director to ensure that donors experience high-quality interactions with the LCRC; thus fostering long-term engagement and investment. The Development Officer will assure good stewardship and compliance as it pertains to all gifts and grants received by the LCRC.

Essential Functions

  • Researches comparable centers’ funds development and/or fundraising programs to ascertain areas for growth and future success for LCRC’s programs.
  • Analyzes and identifies opportunities and challenges of existing fundraising efforts and infrastructure to determine areas for growth and improvement,
  • Develops and maintains collaborative working relationships with the LCRC’s Chief Administrator and Development Committee to guide, manage, and actively participate in development and fundraising efforts.
  • Leads the development of timelines, budgets and, overall fundraising goals,
  • Analyzes future fundraising potential as it pertains to major gifts, foundation/corporate grants, fundraisers, individual recurring giving, campaigns, and other; and design and implement a development plan(s) to support the growth of the organization,
  • Assists in developing for articulation, a clear and compelling case for support of the LCRC that will inspire and motivate current and potential donors and cultivate long-term relationship that will support development and fundraising goals,
  • Acts as a liaison between and collaborate with LCRC’s partner institutions’ government relations offices, development offices, foundations, and/or other fundraising officials,
  • Develops a strategy and plans for annual fundraising and/or enhance existing activities,
  • Creates or selects, maintains, and regularly analyzes a donor database and files to help target prospects and to energize donors.
  • Seeks out opportunities for funding, including grant opportunities; identifying funding sources whose current interest match Cancer Center needs,
  • Reviews and assists in creating new and/or updated gift processing procedures, which include processes for timely and appropriate acknowledgement of donors and gifts; gift recordkeeping; and the producing forms and reports,
  • Participates in goal setting for LCRC’s annual development and fundraising plans;
  • Works with Public Relations and Media Consultant(s) to develop materials and create a direct mail campaign/appeal,
  • Works with Public Relations Consultant(s) to create strategy(s) for social media campaigns and coordinates deployment,
  • Understands processes related to budgeting, financial compliance, grant management and information reporting.
  • Performs other related duties as necessary to achieve the goals described above.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum of five years of experience in fundraising/funds development and external relations
  • Verifiable track record of successful procurement of major funding
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • The ability to develop and maintain strong donor and institutional relationships

Preferred Qualifications (in addition to minimum qualifications)

  • Certification as a fundraising executive; Experience in a non-profit or higher education setting.
  • Previous experience in cancer related fundraising on a regional or national level

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20-pounds.

Travel and Scheduling

Some local and domestic travel may be required for this role. This job may require occasional weekend and/or evening work hours in order to meet specific goals and objectives. LCRC provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send your resume or curriculum vitae with cover letter to one of the following:

Email: Careers@lcrc.info

U.S. Mail: Attn: HR/Development Director

Louisiana Cancer Research Center

1700 Tulane Avenue 10th Floor

New Orleans, LA 70112

All applicant submissions must be received by the final submission date and time.

Job Posted 10/13/20

Director of Marketing and Communications, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Since its inception in 2006, the College has endeavored to create strong brand recognition and to convey a clear mission and vision. The Newcomb-Tulane College Director of Marketing and Communication will serve as a key member of the leadership team of the College, and in this newly created position, the Director will oversee all strategic planning for defining and communicating the College's brand, including developing creative and consistent communications and messaging for campus stakeholders and external constituents of the College.  The Director will be innovative and creative in developing ideas for communication strategies to students and faculty, and will make recommendations to the Dean as to new ideas and endeavors.

The Director will be responsible for the major events of the college, the production of the College's premier publication, the College's communication budget and will partner with College units to manage their communication campaigns' all with the goal of streamlining and centralizing our branding and communication resources in order to promote undergraduate student academic success and help the College meet student retention goals. The Director will execute and oversee communication campaigns for the College, which includes designing and updating web pages, crafting social media initiatives, and creating print material, as well as conceptualizing and overseeing video productions. Additionally, the Director will represent the College on the communication council, led by the University's Office of Public Relations. The Director will be an important member of this campus network and will develop relationships within that network to create opportunities for co-branding and cross-promotion with other campus offices. The Director has a strong commitment to the mission of the College and seeks innovative methods of communicating it to internal and external constituencies. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of various web design programs such as (Drupal).
  • Strong knowledge of the development, implementation and measurement of marketing campaigns, public relations initiatives and digital communications including web and social media content management.
  • Strong writing and editing skills and ability to manage projects for strategy through concept and execution with a creative team approach.
  • Working knowledge of print and electronic media and ability to write and speak effectively.
  • Ability to create effective messaging rapidly during evolving situations.
  • Ability to research, analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Required Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in communications, marketing, business or a related field and three years of progressively responsible management experience with an emphasis in public relations and marketing or a closely related field.
  • OR
  • High school and nine years of supervisory experience in public relations, marketing or media.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree
  • Advanced web production skills with proficiency in professional graphic software applications (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.) and excellent understanding of electronic media capabilities and limitations (limited color palette, bandwidth, etc.).
  • Knowledge of various scripting languages: HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets and the ability to create web media elements.

How to Apply

Apply for Development Director.

Job Posted 9/24/20

Reporter, Multimedia Journalist, West Monroe, LA

It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they are doing!

The Multimedia Journalist Reporter produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

Essential Duties

  • Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
  • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
  • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
  • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
  • Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly
  • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
  • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
  • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers relevant to the local community
  • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
  • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
  • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
  • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
  • Shoots and edits news events and news reports
  • Produces and presents reports for all platforms
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
  • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting (Depending on market size)
  • Superior on-air presence
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Flexibility to work any shift
  • If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

To Apply

Apply for Reporter, Multimedia Journalist

Job Posted 9/22/20

Reporter, KTVE NBC 10/KARD FOX 14, Monroe, LA

KTVE NBC 10/KARD FOX 14 in West Monroe, Louisiana is looking for an MMJ/Reporter for our El Dorado bureau. We are looking for a person who is passionate about quality Journalism and Visual Storytelling. We want you to use words and images to tell the stories of Northeast Louisiana. While previous newsroom experience is desired, but individuals with only college level knowledge of Journalism are welcome to apply.

The candidate we are looking for needs a strong on-air presence, solid writing/reporting skills, and a love for social media.  A college degree in Journalism or in another similar field is necessary. You will have to be able to shoot, write, and edit on your own, be able to carry a camera, tripod, and other essential newsgathering equipment. Previous MMJ experience is a plus. This position reports to the News Director.

We are a small but determined newsroom, looking to create journalistic excellence in Southern Arkansas and Northeast Louisiana. As part of the Nexstar family, there is plenty of room to grow from the Monroe market and into other markets within the company. 

Resumes must have a link to your resume reel. Resumes without a link to your reel will not be considered. No phone calls.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
  • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories.
  • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
  • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.
  • Determines a story's emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly.
  • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions.
  • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community.
  • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas.
  • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions.
  • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements.
  • Shoots and edits news events and news reports.
  • Produces and presents reports for all platforms, both on-air and on the web.
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad-lib when required.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record.
  • Flexibility to work any shift.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Multimedia Journalist must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in proximity to others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the candidate for this job must be able to lift, set up, and operate equipment weighing up to 35 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

To Apply 

Apply for Reporter, KTVE

Job Posted 9/22/20

Press Assistant, Pennsylvania Governor's Office, Harrisburg, PA

The Governor's Office of Pennsylvania has an immediate need to hire a Press Assistant to perform professional public relations work in the Communications Office.

The successful candidate will monitor media and distribute clips to the communications team. The press assistant will assist the communications team as needed with content and events, and work to ensure that all media lists are updated and that the media is receiving the department’s messaging.

Join the busy team that communicates the Governor's exciting initiatives and messages to all Pennsylvania's citizens. Apply today!

Description of Work

You will assist departmental staff in developing, implementing, and coordinating media and public relations activities to further public understanding of the programs, products and services of the Governor's Office. Work involves assisting in the writing, editing, and distributing of press 
releases, newspaper articles, brochures, pamphlets or other educational materials; compiling briefing packets; sending out press clips, monitoring media, assisting in the planning and scheduling of media events; and creating presentation materials. 

You will use discretion in the presentation of information due to potential impact on agency programs. Your work may also involve providing administrative support to the Press/Communications Office, including, but not limited to maintaining press lists, distributing press releases and advisories, and answering phones. 

Routine work is performed with independence, but changes in operational standards, procedures and work policies are discussed with an administrative superior prior to implementation. Work is also assigned in the form of projects, initiatives and objectives.

Examples of Work

  • Sends out department press clips and is the primary media monitor, which includes following news and social media and distributing important and relevant information to press team members and senior staff.
  • Primary responsibility for distributing approved press releases and advisories to the media.
  • Primary responsibility for answering phone calls, taking messages, and relaying incoming calls to the correct person.
  • Assist the press secretary and communications director in tracking press requests that are received and ensuring members of the media receive timely responses.
  • Assist in the preparation of news releases, feature articles and other promotional and educational materials relating to the agency.
  • Prepare and distribute written information, including fact sheets, brochures, displays, exhibits, videos and manuals.
  • Assist with the development of speeches and talking points related to department activities.
  • Assist with the coordination of public relations activities, including scheduling events and speakers, site preparation, preparing notifications to media and other interested parties and preparing information displays.
  • Conduct research, compile information and provide briefing packages to senior staff and the Press Office for department media events. 
     

Required Experience

  • A bachelor's degree with major coursework in journalism, political science, English or public relations, and 1 year of professional experience in public relations, editing or journalism;
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training.

To Apply

  • A resume is a required attachment in addition to your application. Upload your resume when prompted.
  • Apply for Press Assistant.

Job Posted 9/18/20

Account Executive, KLFY-TV, Lafayette, Louisiana

KLFY-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 10, is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Lafayette, Louisiana, United States. The station is owned by Nexstar Media Group.

Job Description

KLFY TV, a CBS affiliate, is looking for an experienced Account Executive. The ideal candidate has 3+ years Broadcast Sales experience, with a proven record of developing successful Multi-Media campaigns for new and existing clients. Excellent client relationships, communication skills and ability to close business a must. Experience with Wide Orbit and Matrix a plus.

Job Duties

  • Implements strategies to consistently grow revenue and exceed revenue goals.
  • Establishes credible relationships with local business community.
  • Makes sales calls on existing and prospective clients.
  • Maintains assigned accounts and develops new accounts.
  • Prepares and delivers sales presentations to clients.
  • Explains to customers how specific types of advertising will help promote their products or services in the most effective way possible.
  • Provides clients with information regarding rates for advertising placement in all media.
  • Develops advertising schedules with clients and station personnel responsible for placing advertising into station media.
  • Works with clients and station personnel to develop advertisements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Experience

  • 3-5 years of sales experience; media preferred
  • Experience selling Web and Mobile products
  • Interpret qualitative research from Marshall Marketing
  • Interpret quantitative data from Nielsen

Requirements & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising or Mass Communications, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Minimum one year’s experience in sales, preferably in the media field.
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Experience achieving long-range objectives and implementing the strategies and actions to achieve them.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
  • Candidates meeting these requirements should apply online at www.mediageneral.com. No phone calls. KLFY TV 10 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply

To apply for the REQ-#5879 position, visit the online application. Deadline to apply is Nov. 30, 2020.

Job posted 9/4/20

Assignment Desk, KSTP- TV, Saint Paul, Minnesota

KSTP 5 Eyewitness News is the award-winning ABC network affiliate for the Twin Cities. Part of Hubbard Broadcasting, KSTP-TV is a longtime market leader, and is committed to excellence in all that it does-broadcast news with hyper-local coverage, important public service that deals powerfully with today's issues, and now, more than ever, top-notch digital content, to reach our viewers and followers with information the way they want to receive it. When you work for KSTP, or our other local, independently operated station KSTC, Channel 45, you will find yourself among dedicated, passionate people who work hard every day to improve our product and our community. If you have the qualifications, and you are a person of talent and integrity, we invite you to apply!

Job Overview:

The Assignment Editor is essential in coordinating and distributing news coverage assignments to reporters and photographers to cover breaking news and meet deadlines.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Actively monitor an array of social media, websites, public safety scanners, phones and emails for breaking news, significant events, and interesting community stories.
  • Make snap decisions during breaking news by notifying the newsroom, assigning crews, and confirming information. Being accurate while aggressive is a must.
  • Be a logistics specialist in coordinating multiple field crews, multiple ways to broadcast in remote live locations while maintaining communication with the newsroom.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with first responders, local government officials and community organizations to keep up with current events.
  • Generate unique, enterprise story ideas. Work with producers and reporters to develop complete stories, find contacts, and track follow ups.
  • Being knowledgeable about local, nation and global events. Have a good understanding of government and legal policy and procedure.
  • Utilize a variety of technologies for video capture & edit, file transfer, social communication, live traffic cameras, remote interviews.
  • Communicates frequently throughout the day regarding changes with reporters, story follows, crew assignments, etc.
  • Consult with newsroom management on difficult editorial decisions.
  • Able to quickly adapt to other duties that arise on short notice.

Qualification:

  • Experience working in a local television newsroom.
  • Exceptional communication and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to excel in a high pressure, demanding environment, to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organization and writing skills including grammar and spelling.
  • Excellent verbal skills when speaking with the public and media contacts.
  • Advanced computer literacy and ability to learn new programs/platforms--Knowledge of contemporary newsroom systems is highly desired.
  • Understands when to take charge of situations when it is warranted.
  • Four-year Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism or communications, or equivalent professional experience.

Job posted 8/31/20

Producer, Hubbard Radio, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Hubbard Radio-Twin Cities is a full-service media company with legendary radio stations and cutting-edge digital solutions. We serve the Greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul community and offer a menu of marketing services including radio, full-service digital, influencer marketing, creative services, custom content, podcasts and events. At Hubbard, we are looking for the best people in local media to help build dominant brands that connect consumers and advertisers to build better businesses and communities. We succeed by always doing the right thing with focus, urgency, and passion.

Job Overview:

This person is responsible for producing and operating the board for a live show and syndicated programming.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overall content and flow of a live show.
  • Assist and collaborate with show host on preparations for show on daily basis and for future shows. Make sure all aspects of the talk show are complete before the show airs. Plan ahead and meet deadlines so show can run smoothly for all involved. Important details include booking guests as directed by show host, offering suggestions for guests, confirming guest appearances, daily postings to website on show content, understanding program log, assemble audio clips for daily promo updates and key information.
  • Notify proper people of any changes or special situations that may come up in a timely manner (i.e. breaking news, cancellations, and technical problems).
  • Ensure show runs smoothly while on air by following established timelines, handling caller requests, notifying talent of important information, keeping show host on time and on track, interacting with talent, callers and guests when appropriate, following program log, taking breaks, running the board flawlessly, handling changes, monitoring of equipment to ensure it is operating correctly.
  • Answer phone calls during airtime and screen calls. Make decisions as to which callers go on the air. Must be able to respond and work well in a crisis.
  • Be able to handle last minute and unexpected changes during regular work shift, during shows and at other times as necessary. Be able to communicate quickly and clearly to show host, guests and others as needed.
  • Ability to relate and communicate with a variety of people including talent, guests, callers, and other staff.
  • Assist with daily commercial production including voice-overs and copywriting as directed by Production Department. Ensures that all commercial production is completed as specified and on time.
  • Develop and write copy for station and show promos.
  • Working knowledge of radio systems to solve minor, routine problems as needed.
  • Assess emergency situations for the station, and make decisions on when to call Engineering, ENCO or Programming managers for additional support. When necessary, go on-air to report on life-threatening or emergency situations until further support arrives.
  • Understands and can articulate station and show's programming directions and philosophies.

Qualification:

  • One year of professional broadcast experience.
  • Ability to run the board flawlessly under pressure. Ability to work effectively in a high intensity, environment with on air talent.
  • Ability to write creative, entertaining and informative copy for commercial production and promos.
  • Multi-task with a variety of duties while running the show (may have to track down guests and/or talk to listeners while running the technical operation of the show).
  • Must be flexible and able to deal with unexpected show changes calmly. Able to make decisions and judgments quickly, often in a chaotic environment.
  • Follows directions well, especially over the phone.
  • Operating knowledge of ENCO system or similar digital radio automation systems.
  • Ability to work on short deadlines and in pressure situations.
  • Ability to make basic programming decisions based on emergency situations.

Job posted 8/31/20

Freelance Lifestyle Reporter, KSTP- TV, Saint Paul, Minnesota

KSTP 5 Eyewitness News is the award-winning ABC network affiliate for the Twin Cities. Part of Hubbard Broadcasting, KSTP-TV is a longtime market leader, and is committed to excellence in all that it does-broadcast news with hyper-local coverage, important public service that deals powerfully with today's issues, and now, more than ever, top-notch digital content, to reach our viewers and followers with information the way they want to receive it. When you work for KSTP, or our other local, independently operated station KSTC, Channel 45, you will find yourself among dedicated, passionate people who work hard every day to improve our product and our community. If you have the qualifications, and you are a person of talent and integrity, we invite you to apply!

Job Overview:

This position is responsible for covering and reporting the news for the station.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops, executes, writes and appears on-air in live shots, pre-taped and in-studio segments
  • Attend editorial meetings; generates and researches compelling and creative content
  • Works with photographer/editors to generate, manage and edit video for broadcast
  • Produce packages and live shots for station clients and editorial guests: Research stories; set-up location shoots; conduct interviews, take care all relevant details. Negotiate details related to shoot, within budget and style guidelines.
  • Manages the workflow of projects and addresses all challenges to keep projects moving ahead to completion while meeting all assigned deadlines.
  • Works cooperatively and collaboratively with others. Builds effective working relationships with co-workers in same and different departments, customers, vendors and the general public. Acts in a professional manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Reports to work on time and works established schedule/hours. Ability to work other hours or alternate schedules as needed, as assigned by
  • Management or required to complete a project or task.
  • Lifts up to 20 lbs on a daily basis. Sit or stand for extended periods of time, in a confined area. Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing. Ability to hear clearly. Dexterity to manipulate computer keys and other controls in studio as well as other equipment.
  • Be out of doors during extreme heat, cold, and wet conditions.
  • Works in professional, collaborative team environment with a number of members.
  • Works with members of the public on a regular basis. Works in confined space (control room) as well as on locations in and out of doors that may include extreme weather conditions.

Qualification:

  • 4 year degree or 5 years equivalent work experience required. Minimum of 2 years of reporting and/or producing experience.
  • Superior writing and producing, skills required.
  • General knowledge of television production techniques. Willingness to adhere to on-air appearance standards.
  • Must be highly creative.
  • Thorough understanding of the Twin Cities TV market and a passion for lifestyle programming.
  • Proven ability to create and lead a story or segment from start to finish without direct supervision.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritize, organize, and meet deadlines.

Job posted 8/31/20

Development Copywriter, RAICES

RAICES is hiring a Development Copywriter to author communications that activate and engage the donor and supporter community at RAICES. We are looking for an individual that can write clear, compelling, and concise copy for email, website, blog posts, and other fundraising materials, and on multiple digital channels. This full-time position will report to the Digital Engagement and Donor Communications Specialist and is a remote position.

RAICES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost immigration legal services and education to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas. We actively advocate for these individuals and do whatever it takes to assist the immigrant community. With legal services, social programs, bond assistance, and an advocacy team focused on changing the narrative around immigration in this country, RAICES is operating on the national frontlines of the fight for immigration rights. 

Responsibilities

  • Produce highly engaging and error-proof content that reflects the RAICES voice and values;
  • Manage multiple creative projects and produce content on a fast turnaround basis;
  • Approach writing with a Racial, Equity, and Inclusion (REI) lens; 
  • Edit and proofread content as needed;
  • Conduct interviews with directly impacted community members and RAICES staff to produce content through their voice and in a way that honors their stories;
  • Create a copywriting request process for Development;
  • Collaborate internally and across departments on messaging around key news stories and events that affect Development;
  • Write emails with a clear theory of change to engage our email list;
  • Lead fundraising copy and support all marketing copy, including a monthly Donor Newsletter;
  • Create a process to strategically increase supporter communications; 
  • Serve as lead writer for the RAICES Annual Report by developing stories and concepts on a rolling basis;
  • Draft talking points on major programming ventures to support Development;
  • Draft copy for donor retention and stewardship materials;
  • Establish and manage a Development voice guide anchored in the organization's brand identity;
  • Ghostwrite donor emails for donor-facing emails and appeal letters for our leadership and/or Development; and
  • Other writing and editing projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience in fundraising writing; 
  • Nuanced understanding of the current immigration landscape and intersections across various issues;
  • Ability to engage cross-culturally; 
  • Strong attention to detail with exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills;
  • Creative, flexible, and effective in communicating urgency and compassion in alignment with RAICES’ views and brand;
  • Be adaptable and take creative direction;
  • Proficiency in EveryAction CRM, Asana, Slack and Google Apps;
  • Excellent communication and project management skills;
  • Ability to adapt complex material for different target audiences;
  • Collaborative with a team-based approach;
  • Demonstrates the highest level of professional and ethical conduct; and,
  • Passion for the mission of RAICES with a strong commitment to its core values (compassionate, empowering, excellent, inclusive, proactive).

To Apply

Please provide a resume and a thoughtful cover letter that specifies why you want to work for RAICES and how your experience fulfills each of the qualifications. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Apply via RAICES online job portal

RAICES is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or a record of arrest or conviction. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

Job posted 8/26/20

 

Morning News Anchor/Producer, WDIO-TV, WDIO-TV, Duluth, Minnesota

WDIO-TV, News Channel 10/13 is the award-winning ABC network affiliate for Northeastern Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Part of Hubbard Broadcasting, WDIO-TV is committed to excellence in all that it does-broadcast news with hyper-local coverage, important public service that deals powerfully with today's issues, and now, more than ever, top-notch digital content, to reach our viewers and followers with information the way they want to receive it. When you work for WDIO-TV, you will find yourself among dedicated, passionate people who work hard every day to improve our product and our community.

Job Overview

Responsible for writing newscasts and production of the broadcast.

Job Responsibilities

  • Anchors newscasts with authority, credibility and relatability. Interviews guests and reports stories during live, daily broadcast.
  • Attends editorial and strategic meetings, contributing story ideas and maintaining extensive community contacts and awareness of current events.
  • Construct and plan a daily morning newscast by organizing, writing, selecting, and making creative decisions for assigned live newscast, using criteria established by management to grow audience.
  • Writes clear, accurate and interesting stories for broadcast and digital platforms (i.e. website, social media).
  • Provides leadership, plans ahead, communicates effectively and works collaboratively with staff about the newscast and any changes being made. Responds and work well during breaking news and live coverage, handling and communicating last-minute deadlines and unexpected changes.
  • Participates in station-sponsored community appearances.
  • Consults with news director on difficult editorial, ethical and legal issues.

Qualification

  • Minimum of two years experience anchoring, reporting and/or producing a local television newscast.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English well. Highly developed public speaking skills.
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills, both oral and written. Quick and effective decision making, live ad-libbing and maintaining performance under stressful conditions and strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrates a comfortable, professional and consistent on-air appearance regarding wardrobe, hair, cosmetics and grooming.
  • Broad knowledge of local, national and international issues.
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, speech or similar field preferred.
  • Able to work collaboratively with others as part of a team.
  • Able to work overnights/early mornings.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and safe driving history as determined by the Company. Driving record will be checked.
  • Please include a link to a demo reel showing your previous work.

EEO Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

If you are interested in this position, please apply via Hubbard Broadcasting's online job portal.

Job posted 6/26/20

Multimedia Journalist, KLFY, Lafayette, Louisiana

The Multimedia Journalist Reporter produces, reports, shoots, writes, voices, edits and feeds news production content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

Duties

  • Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
  • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
  • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
  • Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
  • Determines a story’s emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly
  • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
  • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
  • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
  • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
  • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
  • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
  • Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
  • Shoots and edits news events and news reports
  • Produces and presents reports for all platforms
  • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
  • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
  • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news reporting (Depending on market size)
  • Superior on-air presence
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Flexibility to work any shift

To Apply

If you are interested in this position, apply online. Application deadline is 9/30/20.

Job posted 6/9/20