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.

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.

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

• 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.


–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.

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

Journo Jobs: Sales, and Communications/Web


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 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.

Journo Jobs: Online Magazine Associate Editor

AAA Arizona is seeking a full-time, in-house (24th St. & Camelback Rd.) Online Magazine Associate Editor responsible for writing, editing, and proofing editorial-style pieces for the online version of Highroads magazine and AAA Arizona business lines. On the magazine side, this includes all stages of the online editorial cycle (editorial calendar development, topic identification, research, writing, assigning to freelance writers, editing, fact-checking, proofing, uploading to website, tagging with SEO, reporting on website analytics, etc.). On the marketing side, this includes working with the marketing team and business line leads to create editorial-style copy and marketing collateral to support achievement of product lines, revenue, market penetration, and profitability.

Key responsibilities include:

Supports the editor-in-chief/Highroads magazine by:
• Developing an editorial calendar for Highroads Online
• Developing the production schedule for Highroads Online
• Writing or repurposing travel, automotive, and related copy for Highroads Online
• Fact-checking and proofing all articles for Highroads Online
• Working with Creative Services to obtain images
• Uploading content, images, and video to website, including the homepage, landing pages, and individual content pages
• Maintaining online and print version of the Arizona Events Calendar
• Breaking out individual stories from each issue of Highroads, tagging with appropriate SEO, and uploading and publishing on website
• Breaking out individual segments from each episode of AAA Presents Highroads with Dan Davis, tagging with appropriate SEO, and uploading and publishing on website
• Following AAA Style Guide and AP Stylebook

Supports marketing team by:
• Assigning and editing auto reviews for monthly e-newsletter
• Writing assigned sections and proofing various e-newsletters and print publications
• Writing and editing assigned copy for the AAA brand and individual lines of business; serving as a brand steward in written communication for digital and print formats; reviewing and editing copy for brand compliance; and detecting errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar
• Following AAA Style Guide and AP Stylebook

Performs administrative duties by:
• Preparing freelancers’ invoices for submission to accounting and maintaining records of payment
• Responding to member requests

Key qualifications include:
• Bachelor’s degree in Communiciations, Journalism or related field
• A minimum of three years experience in magazine publishing or online publications required
• Macintosh hardware/software experience required
• Must be familiar with SEO best practices
• Content Management System experience preferred (such as Drupal)
• HTML and/or Web Coding experience preferred
• Necessary competencies include: Collaboration and Teamwork, Accountability, Initiative, Customer Focus and Communication Skills

Benefits Package Includes:
• Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
• Flexible Spending Account (Medical and Dependent Care)
• 401k plan — Employer matches up to 4% of your contribution and match is Immediately Vested!
• Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
• 3 weeks of Paid Time Off
• 8 Paid Holidays
• 1 Paid Personal Day

Additional Benefits:
• Generous Tuition Reimbursement and Extensive Training Curriculum
• Employee Assistance Program
• Wellness Program
• Free Basic AAA Membership
• Travel Payroll Deduction – Purchase airline tickets, hotel accommodations, and/or tours through AAA Arizona’s Travel Agency by payroll deduction (eligible after one year of continuous employment).
• Eligible employees are eligible for an annual incentive award based on measurements of corporate goals.

Pre-employment background check and drug test are required. To respond to this query, go to: http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/wri/4094699622.html

Journo job openings in the Valley

Univision seeks bilingual news anchor

Univision Arizona is seeking a full-time news anchor to join its seasoned staff for the 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts. Ideal candidate must be a strong newsroom leader, have effective reporting background and be a clear, concise and accurate Spanish writer and speaker.

In addition, news anchors are responsible for gathering, researching and writing articles which can be posted “online” and/or for use on a web-based medium either on the company’s website, social media or any other Univision subsidiaries. Position requires generating enterprise field reports and active participation in the community on behalf of the station.

Responsibilities include: Anchoring newscasts/special projects as assigned; producing newscasts when needed; reporting in the field; writing for newscasts, including teases, promos, intros, tags and generating graphics; maintaining a high degree of knowledge of current and community events; and developing and maintaining good relationships with news sources.

Broadcast Journalism degree preferred. Minimum 5 years experience as an anchor/reporter on Spanish language television.

Email a resume and links to your most powerful stories to: jvilla@univision.net.

North Valley weekly seeks editor/reporter

The Foothills Focus, a weekly newspaper serving the communities of Anthem, Black Canyon City, Carefree, Cave Creek, Desert Hills, New River, North Phoenix, and North Scottsdale, is looking for an editor/reporter.

Needed is a self-starter capable of building sources who has strong time management skills. Responsibilities include reporting, editing and photography skills, writing up briefs and determining placement of stories. Reporter is responsible for utilizing the newspaper’s Facebook page to supplement weekly coverage as well as post breaking news.

Send resumes and three to five writing samples to foothillsfocus@qwestoffice.net. For information, call 623-465-5808. This is a salaried position. Pay depends on experience.

Phoenix Business Journal Hiring Experienced Reporters

Editor Ilana Lowery is looking for a seasoned reporter or two to join the Phoenix Business Journal staff. Do you have what it takes? If so, contact Lowery at ilowery@bizjournals.com.

Position Title: Reporter – (All Topics)
Status: Exempt
Department: Editorial
Supervisor’s Title: Managing Editor

Position Overview
A Business Journal reporter is the beating heart of the organization and the business, with the vital task of pumping news, information and life into our products on all platforms. First and foremost, reporters must establish themselves as the go-to source of news, data and perspective in their assigned area of coverage. The top mission: to own audience, by every measure.

Our reporters must marry strong traditional journalism skills – source building, sharp interviewing techniques, strong analytical and investigative reporting skills, clear writing, document use – with online and social media know-how. They are expected to contribute both short-form (daily online posts) and long-form (print) stories to our news products. Scoops matter. A lot. Scoops serve as the oxygen supporting the rest of our content operations and are vital to “owning” one’s beat. Only by being “out front” of the news can our reporters establish their credibility with their audience, identify the most influential newsmakers, and interpret the news on their beats with authority.

To this end, reporters are expected to break important hard news online and use print and video to tell the story behind the headlines, providing deeper analysis of newsworthy events. Whatever the platform, we strive to produce content – original and curated – that is accompanied by perspective and context. A Business Journal reporter is widely recognized as the community’s foremost authority on their assigned beat. The Business Journal brand provides the kind of access to business and community leaders that other journalists can only hope for, and it is the responsibility of our reporters to use networking events, Twitter, LinkedIn and other community-building outlets to expand and fortify their source pool and audience. Reporters will be responsible for identifying sources and outside writers to target as contributors to the Business Journal on their beats. With online and other metrics, business journals can determine how engaged readers are with our online content, and reporters and editors will be responsible for driving online engagement among loyal (repeat) readers. Constant audience growth is a key metric of success.

Required Education, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing
  • Ability to work independently and remotely
  • Ability to break news and to identify newsworthy events and sources
  • Strong writing, analytical and investigative interviewing skills
  • Ability to relate comfortably to a wide range of people, in person and online and to develop sources and an audience
  • Versatile
  • Comfortable with constant change
  • Competitive, collaborative, curious
  • Knowledge of business, and/or business community, a plus
  • Fast learner
  • Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience
  • Ability to work independently under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately
  • Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure
  • Experience with using social media to source and promote content a plus
  • Understanding imperatives of multiple platforms – print, mobile, Internet, etc.
  • Mastery of social media and digital interaction
  • Proven ability to utilize a broad set of tools to tell stories and engage the audience
  • Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the organization from competitors

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Own the beat audience.
  • Own the beat conversation.
  • Build source network relentlessly.
  • Attend both Business Journal and industry related events. When relevant to their beats, reporters must work in partnership with the publisher, editor in chief and event director to select speakers and topics that will grow event attendance and audience. Reporters will be expected to facilitate/moderate at Business Journal events and must be comfortable in taking a leading role in the community.
  • Work collaboratively with editors, photographers, designers and others to maximize the impact and accessibility of stories reported.
  • Contribute four to six online posts – curated and original – per day.
  • Contribute 1 people and one enterprise story to the weekly print paper, including a candidate for the paper’s weekly “centerpiece” story.
  • Develop and curate a reporter page/section spread in the print paper each week; this spread is comprised of information, highlights and data gathered and reported on throughout the week, then packaged and freshened for the print product.
  • Meet or exceed goals relating to audience-engagement such as page views, unique users, repeat visits, direct traffic, social media followings and growth, paid print subscribership, email newsletter circulation growth, event attendance, and other such measures.
  • Take on any other assignment made by manager(s).
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all colleagues and professionally with sources.


Online print media editor sought

National B2B multi-media company based in Phoenix seeks online editor. Platforms include Websites, e-newsletters and print and digital magazines. Position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of AP style, good organizational skills, the ability to generate original copy as well as work with contributors, and the ability to manage multiple deadlines. Experience with WordPress or other CMS is essential, along with familiarity with Constant Contact or other email platforms. Business journalism experience preferred. Project management experience preferred. Must provide three recent links that showcase the depth and breadth of your online writing, website management and email marketing experience. Excellent opportunity for growth for a smart, energetic candidate. Email cover letter and resume to wxv4b-3387679961@job.craigslist.org.

Arizona Republic Hiring Northeast Phoenix Reporter

The Arizona Republic, the state’s largest media organization, is looking for a Northeast Phoenix reporter to join our Phoenix team and cover this high-profile geographic area with a focus on government accountability, economic development and community living. The reporter also would cover the Paradise Valley school district and serve as a watchdog over several city departments, including parks and recreation, police and fire and aviation. He or she will be an integral part of a team that regularly produces Page one, metro cover and Phoenix community Republics, breaks news online, contributes to the PhxBeat blog and other social media and partners with 12 News.

Responsibilities include:

  • Daily and Sunday enterprise stories for both metro and the Community papers and web sites.
  • Watchdog stories on city government and school administration.
  • Analysis and trend stories specific to the beat.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellent beat management, proven initiative and a strong record of watchdog journalism, performing well on deadline and working well in a team environment. He or she must have the ability to report and tell stories well. If interested, please send a note with a resume, explanation of how you would approach the job and links to no more than six of your best stories in the last two years to Phoenix Editor Christina Leonard at Christina.leonard@arizonarepublic.com.