Full-time news writer sought

24/7 News Source has an immediate opening for a full-time News Writer in Phoenix.
Clear Channel’s 24/7 News Source provides broadcast content for radio stations and is a great place to work!! Our ideal candidate is a seasoned veteran in news writing with some on-air experience who is able to multi-task and take direction well. You will work in a fast-paced, challenging and friendly environment with great career advancement opportunity.
This is a seven day a week, 24-hour operation so you need to be willing to work nights/weekends & holidays.
Clear Channel is an equal opportunity employer. Send resume to v5ggw-4413630088@job.craigslist.org. (job posted April 8).

Trade magazine co. seeks staff writer/assoc. editor

Target Market Media Publications, Inc. is a Phoenix-based publication company. They focus on producing industry-focused, business-to-business trade magazines. Over the years they have printed several publications. Currently, they produce Attorney at Law Magazine, C-Level Magazine, Business Professional Magazine, Public Accountant Magazine, Real Estate Magazine and Financial Consultant Magazine.

With a tight focus on a particular industry, Target Market Media Publications, Inc. creates editorial that is similarly focused on the development of that industry. In addition to various editorial pieces, the magazine creates feature stories and profiles on professionals and businesses across the country.

THE OPPORTUNITY
Target Market Media Publications, Inc. is currently hiring a full-time Staff Writer/Associate Editor for their Phoenix office (7th St. and Thomas). This individual will interview and write feature stories for our various publications and editions. Additionally, the individual will assist the editor with reviewing and editing submitted articles as well as soliciting editorial from respected sources.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Interviewing feature story subjects;
• Writing feature stories & profiles;
• Completing revisions;
• Meeting demanding deadlines;
• Reviewing & editing submitted articles;
• And, minor proofreading.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• 1-3 years of writing experience;
• B.A. in English or Journalism;
• And, knowledge of AP Style Standards;
• Interview experience is a plus.

To apply, send an e-mail to tpx36-4411664069@job.craigslist.org (Staff Writer/Associate Editor in the subject line), with your resume and 2-3 writing samples. List your desired compensation. While it is not required, preference will be given to feature story or profile writing samples.

Online magazine seeks freelance writers

RH Reality Check–a daily online publication focused on evidence-based news, analysis, commentary, and investigative reporting on reproductive and sexual health and justice–is seeking freelance stringers currently based in the states of Arizona, Louisiana, and New Mexico, to cover issues of reproductive and sexual justice, rights, and politics in those states for an initial three-month period.

The publication’s interests range from specific health care delivery and access issues for women, GLBT, and marginalized populations (reproductive health care including contraception, abortion, maternity care, infant and child survival; Medicare, Title X, Obamacare) to economic and social justice issues, including immigration, economic justice (living wages, labor rights, and access to childcare.

Requirements:

–Knowledge of politics, reproductive rights issues, and state legislative workings.
–Demonstrated excellence in reporting and writing.
–Ability to find good stories and work on tight deadlines to produce a high quality article.
–Ability to write cleanly, concisely, and quickly.

Compensation: They offer a competitive monthly retainer for a three-month commitment, with the possibility of extending. Retainer is calculated based on expected output of roughly three to five news pieces per month.

To apply:  Email applystringers@rhrealitycheck.org with a short description of your journalistic background and three links to previous work.

Free workshop on detecting corporate fraud

Learn to dig into SEC filings and other disclosures – with an eye for fraud – during the Reynolds Center’s free workshop, Detecting Corporate Fraud, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, before the SABEW Conference in Phoenix. It will take place at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University, 555 N. Central Ave.

This is a golden age of corporate fraud, and journalists have at least one key resource to mine for a clear sense of actual and potential wrongdoing: the voluminous flow of corporate legal and financial public filings. In this free workshop, journalists will learn techniques for digging into U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings and other disclosures. Instead of spending weeks scouring aimlessly through hundreds of pages of corporate documents, reporters will gain an understanding of what key financial information is available, where to look in the documents to quickly identify trouble spots and how to recognize when crucial details are missing.

Your guides are investigative reporters Theo Francis of The Wall Street Journal and Roddy Boyd of the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation. SABEW registration is not required to attend this afternoon session.

For more information or to register for this free workshop, click here.

‘Moneyball’ author speaks at SABEW luncheon

Author Michael Lewis will be featured in a special public luncheon Friday, March 28, at the opening day of the national conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers here at the Cronkite School at ASU.

The conference, on March 27-29, will feature speakers on some of the hottest topics facing journalists today, including the rapidly growing legal marijuana industry and new models on the nation’s retirement system.

Lewis, author of “The Big Short,” “Moneyball” and “The Blind Side,” will address the group at noon on the formal opening day. The public luncheon is $75.

One of the nation’s most heralded authors, Lewis will receive SABEW’s highest honor, its distinguished achievement award.

Register for the Lewis event and the spring conference here.

Other highlights of the conference:

·      Covering the Affordable Care Act, with Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times and Edmund Haislmaier of the Heritage Foundation.
·      The business of pot, with Steve DeAngelo of Harborside marijuana dispensary, Brendan Kennedy of Privateer Holdings and Chris Walsh of Marijuana Business Daily.
·      Innovations in business journalism, with Kevin Delaney of Quartz and Caitlin Kenney of NPR’s Planet Money.
·      Americans and their retirement savings, with Dallas Salisbury of the Employee Benefit Research Institute and Gail MarksJarvis of the Chicago Tribune.

The conference also will include three evening receptions and will be capped by the Best in Business awards banquet at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. Day rates are available, starting at $150.

If you have not already registered, make sure to sign up today and take advantage of a great room rate of $169 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. You can find complete conference details, including the full schedule and registration information, on the SABEW website.

Open positions at Univision Arizona

Editor/Producer (Preditor)

Univision, the premier Media Brand in Arizona and the country, is seeking a superstar Preditor (Producer/Editor). The right candidate will be responsible for writing, producing, shooting and editing a wide range of content including commercials, promos, marketing videos as well as locally produced programming. He or she will manage multiple production tasks simultaneously and have the ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, team-oriented environment. The Preditor position should be proficient at shooting, producing and editing HD content. Working independently and on quick turnarounds a must. The candidate should be a highly-motivated creative person who strives to develop and produce compelling and award-worthy creative products. Apply: http://goo.gl/T6r9kK

Marketing and Promotions Coordinator

The Marketing and Promotions Coordinator would assist Account Executives (AEs) in their marketing and promotions coordination efforts. Tasks include: gathering key contact information on business leads, preparing client presentations, coordinating event logistics; and creating re-caps for events and campaigns. An ideal launching pad for a self-motivating individual looking to get into Sales. Apply: http://goo.gl/e2320L

Board Operator/On-Air (4 positions)

Duties and Responsibilities: Operate network and local shows. Maintain scheduled music and commercial logs. Regular and timely attendance, and able to work a flexible schedule. Answer Studio phone line and contest phone lines. Perform EAS tests accurately. Assist with coordination with on-air events. Maintain open communication with staff. Looks and acts professional. Ability to remain calm and professional through stressful circumstances. Follows instructions as well as take steps necessary to prevent mistakes and following well-defined procedures. Able to perform audio production on Adobe Audition platform or similar audio software, production of Image, commercials and special programs as requested. Performs on-air duties for station Follows company’s PPM strategic plan for on-air delivery. Other duties as deemed necessary. Apply: http://goo.gl/WX4Yu9

Free program March 7-8 at Cronkite School for journos

The Center for Responsive Politics/OpenSecrets.org, which tracks money in politics and influence at the federal level, recently received a grant from Ethics & Excellence In Journalism Foundation to put on three reporter trainings on the subject, “Tracking the Payback.” The free program looks at how reporters can follow the political money on both the state and federal level.

CRP presents its third and final session on March 7-8, at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School for Journalism and Mass Communication, to round out its previous sessions at the National Press Club in D.C. and UC Berkeley’s J-School.

Presenters will demonstrate some tools for reporters to use, as well as bring some reporters and experts in to talk. Read more about the free workshop and the scheduled speakers here.

Advance registration is requested; complimentary refreshments will be served. Registration can be completed here.

Journo Jobs: Sales, and Communications/Web

NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING SALES

Full-time outside advertising sales position for monthly free-circulation newspaper in Central Phoenix area. Responsible for developing new clients through cold calling and prospecting to secure advertising sales; also provides customer service for existing clients. Ad sales experience and computer proficiency required. Transportation and proof of insurance required. Commission plus initial minimum guarantee; established accounts; benefits available. Email resume to ncra@fastq.com or fax to 602-277-6689.

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Communications Manager for Arizona Newspapers Association. Looking for energetic, tech savvy individual to handle our communications with members and others. Must have writing and design skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects at once. Time management a must. Responsibilities include: management of ANA website, updating and publishing of annual member directory, managing member contests, and more. E-mail your resume to p.casey@ananews.com.

Halloran receives inaugural “S.T.A.R.” Award

Phoenix, AZ — The First Amendment Coalition of Arizona (FAC-AZ) has announced the Halloranwinner for its inaugural S.T.A.R. Award. The acronym stands for “Supporting Transparency and Advocacy Recognition.”

The award will be presented to Wendy Halloran, investigative reporter for KPNX-12 News, for pursuit of public records relating to her story, “Watching Tony Die.” Halloran will receive her award at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards Gala and Auction, Saturday, Oct. 19 at the University of Phoenix Stadium, in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

Halloran first requested public records from the Arizona Department of Corrections (“ADOC”) in the fall of 2010, shortly after Anthony Lester died at the Manzanita Detention Unit in Tucson. As she investigated the incident, Halloran learned that ADOC officers who responded to the call in Lester’s prison cell retrieved a video camera to document the incident. The resulting video depicted the officers’ response to Lester’s suicide attempt.

In June 2011, Halloran first requested that ADOC make a copy of the video available for inspection and copying. However, ADOC denied her request. In July 2012, Halloran renewed her public records request for the video. ADOC again denied the request, and denied her subsequent request on Sept. 6 as well.

Three days after denying that request, ADOC offered to allow Halloran to view the video, but continued to refuse disclosure of a copy of the video — despite no distinction in the Arizona Public Records Law between the rights of inspection and copying.

On Sept. 20, 2012, Halloran viewed the video. She renewed her request for a copy of the video on Sept. 24, and narrowed her request, seeking only the first 12 minutes of the video that involved ADOC’s response to Lester’s injuries. ADOC again denied Halloran’s request, citing only Lester’s “personal privacy” interests – a dubious legal proposition because courts rarely recognize privacy interests of the deceased.

Having exhausted all attempts to convince ADOC to comply with the law and release the video, KPNX and Halloran filed a Special Action against ADOC on Oct. 2, 2012. ADOC continued to resist disclosure of the video, first requesting that the case be transferred to the judge who was presiding over the Lester family’s wrongful death lawsuit, and then filing two separate responses to the lawsuit. In its responses, ADOC asserted for the first time that disclosure of the video could pose a threat to prison safety and security, and prejudice the jury pool in the civil case. In addition, the agency continued to cite the privacy interests of Lester and his family to oppose disclosure of the video – even though Lester’s family did not object to disclosure.

On Nov. 21, 2012, Arizona Superior Court Judge David M. Talamante ordered ADOC to produce the video to KPNX and Halloran, finding that ADOC failed to meet its burden to withhold the video under the Arizona Public Records Law. Judge Talamante rejected all of ADOC’s arguments, and suggested he was inclined to grant KPNX’s request for attorneys’ fees. ADOC later agreed to pay more than $26,000.00 in attorneys’ fees to KPNX as a result of its wrongful denial of Halloran’s public records requests.

Halloran’s dogged pursuit of public records in the face of more than two years of stonewalling by ADOC led to the most accurate depiction of what happened to Tony Lester: the video showing exactly how ADOC’s officers responded to his injuries. She sought out informed opinions and analysis from prison experts and mental health experts. Nationally renowned expert, Dr. James Gilligan watched the video and called it shocking and unconscionable. At bottom, Halloran’s persistence and pursuit of public records will continue to shed light on Arizona’s prison system and the State’s treatment of prison inmates – an area of critical public concern.

“The legacy of the First Amendment is a right to a free press and open government. The STAR Award celebrates and honors those meritorious efforts to keep our government transparent in the tradition of the First Amendment,” said Morgan Loew, president of the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona and an investigative reporter for KPHO Channel 5, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix.

The Valley of the Sun Pro Chapter of SPJ is a member of the FAC-AZ. To learn more about the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona, visit www.arizonafoi.com.

Broadcast Journo Jobs

Clear Channel‘s 24/7 News Source content provider is looking for writers and editors. Must have extensive news writing experience as well as a solid idea of what morning drive radio is about. An ability to anchor newscasts is a plus. 
These full-time positions are for shift work so you should not have a problem working overnights/weekends/holidays. 
Clear Channel is an EEOC employer. 

To respond to this posting, visit: http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/wri/4103578196.html

 

 

Rio Salado College, America’s largest public online community college, is searching for a Production Supervisor and a Senior Producer for its Division of Public Service, which operates listener-supported public radio stations KJZZ and KBAQ, a reading service called Sun Sounds of Arizona, and the SPOT 127 Youth Media Center. Together we provide hundreds of thousands of Metro Phoenix residents and a community of global learners with innovative programming via multi-media platforms.
Our flagship station KJZZ features a mix of local, national and international news, entertainment, jazz and blues. Its award-winning news department has journalists stationed throughout the Southwest reporting on hidden stories that engage and inform.

KBAQ is the Valley’s only classical music station dedicated to sharing information about arts and cultural events.

We are looking for a Production Supervisor to serve KJZZ and KBAQ — an innovative team leader who possesses superior, multi-media production skills (audio, video, film and web).

We are also looking for a KJZZ Senior Producer to research, write stories for broadcast and produce daily talk and/or magazine radio programming using a variety of multi-media platforms. 

Interested candidates should visit the following website for full job details and application requirements: http://www.maricopa.edu/employees/divisions/hr/jobs/current

Please reference Job ID 13844 (Sr Producer) and/or 13845 (Production Supv). The deadline to apply is Oct. 18, 2013.

Other openings also are available. Visit http://www.kjzz.org/jobs.