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 with a short description of your journalistic background and three links to previous work.

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 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

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

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

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

Arizona Republic Hiring Glendale City Watchdog Reporter

Do you have the grit of an old school journalist and the talents of a 21st Century storyteller? Are you hungry for a beat ripe with watchdog stories? Then let’s talk about The Arizona Republic’s opening for Glendale, Ariz. city hall watchdog reporter. The Phoenix suburb (pop: 227,000) distinguished itself during the economic boom as home to NFL football, NHL hockey and MLB spring training. Glendale will host its second Super Bowl in 2015.

But creating a sports and entertainment mecca came with risks.

Glendale is a city in upheaval; coming to grips with a vision for itself pummeled by the recession.

Financial problems? Check. Outraged citizens? Check. Search for a new city manager? Check. Elections to replace the mayor and City Council? Check. Ongoing Phoenix Coyotes ownership woes? Check, check.

Tack on fascinating stories such as the city’s battle with an American Indian tribe to stop a proposed casino and you have incredible opportunities to serve readers.

The position at the state’s largest newspaper demands shoe-leather reporting with expertise in public records and database reporting and a passion for social media and innovation.

Republic Media reporters tell stories on multiple platforms, including The Arizona Republic, The Glendale Republic, and in partnership with 12 News, the local NBC affiliate. The beat lends itself to frequent page one and metro stories, as well as radio and TV opportunities.

Candidates should have demonstrated beat management skills and proven initiative in watchdog journalism. They should perform well on deadline and work well in a team environment.

Send a resume, an explanation of how you would approach the beat and links to six recent clips to West Valley Editor Carrie Watters at

Magazine seeks assistant editor

One of the Valley’s leading lifestyle publications is looking for a talented new member to join its team in the position of Assistant Managing Editor.

The person in this role will be required to wear a number of different hats and should be able to work independently in an organized and timely fashion. They will hold a large amount of responsibility in a hands-off work environment, so they should feel confident in their abilities to meet deadlines and communicate effectively with colleagues. It’s an exciting opportunity for someone interested in the publishing process.

The ideal candidate:

  • Degree in Journalism, English, or related
  • Relevant experience (important, but not required)
  • Must be detail-oriented, extremely organized, and able to establish priorities and multi-task
  • Must be resourceful, proactive and self-motivated
  • Social media and WordPress experience a plus
  • Knowledge of local culture extremely helpful

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing a large team of contributors
  • Writing and researching a number of articles of varying topics (i.e.- Entertainment, Gift Guides, Event Calendars)
  • Creating, revising, and updating the dummy of print magazine throughout the pre-issue publication process
  • Communicating with copy editor and designer on a regular basis
  • Some light editing
  • Invoicing

Office located in North Phoenix. Must have own transportation. Looking to fill position ASAP, 30-40 hours per week. Send resume, writing samples, and contact information. Reply to:

12 News, AZ Republic Hiring!

Gannett’s hiring in Phoenix! Here’s the email we received with info on the open positions and who to appy to. Good luck!

From Randy Lovely: The structure of our integrated news organization has taken shape, but we have a number of gaps to fill with new hires. Below are job postings for positions that are available. If you are interested in a particular assignment, please reach out to the supervising manager by Tuesday, June 5.

12 News/Republic Media:

Assistant News Director/Senior Content Manager/12 News, Republic Media:  With Jerome Parra’s promotion, we are recruiting to fill this position. The Assistant News Director/Senior Content Manager works with the 12 News Senior Executive Producer to guide the daily news and sports broadcasts with an emphasis on creative storytelling that delivers both factual clarity and emotional connections with viewers; anchors and reporters who are more than news readers; advocacy for our community in the form of reporting, commentary and developing solutions; and smart usage of social media to advance our reporting. This individual will also direct daily breaking-news coverage for Republic Media and work with peer platform managers to ensure that daily news and breaking-news coverage are exceptional. With your fellow managers, you will be drawing on the talents of more than 350 journalists in five News and Information Centers throughout the Phoenix Metro and Northern Arizona who are specialists in print, mobile, tablet and digital storytelling, and production. To be successful, you must have exceptional core journalism skills; a strong understanding and demonstrated proficiency in TV newscast production; a deep understanding of how to connect content to audiences; the ability to lead teams through the creative process of brainstorming, developing, launching and sustaining quality programs; and the ability to collaborate with a driven peer group of news managers. Republic Media managers are also responsible for administrative duties, including budgeting, strategic planning, project management and performance appraisals. Apply to VP News/News Director Mark Casey.

Staff Photojournalist, Satellite Truck Operator, ENG Control Operator: We are seeking a Staff Photojournalist who can also act as a Satellite Truck and ENG Control Operator. The Staff Photojournalist will work daily general assignment in a two-person reporting crew or solo, operate live microwave and satellite trucks, and work inside the Information Center in a technical operations center (TOC) trafficking shots from the field. Qualified applicants will be great video storytellers who excel in a fast-paced environment using state-of-the-art professional video and still camera gear; have strong technical skills in use of ENG/SAT trucks for daily news coverage and large-event production; and handle multiple tasks under deadline.  Bilingual (Spanish) language skills are a plus. We put a premium on personal integrity, teamwork, problem solving, a strong work ethic, accountability and a passion for competition. Apply to VP News/News Director Mark Casey.

12 News Producer: Producers at 12 News work within an integrated, multiplatform news organization to create innovative approaches to news coverage and presentation. We’re not looking for the tried-and-true. We’re looking for an experienced producer with an ability to break away from the expected and create memorable programming for television and an ever-expanding digital environment. Qualified applicants should view news-show production as a combination of great journalism and great television that emotionally connects to the audience. 12 News puts a premium on winning breaking-news coverage within shows that emphasize powerful video and clarity in storytelling and the strengths of veteran anchors with great chemistry. To be successful, you must have a strong understanding and demonstrated proficiency in TV newscast production; a deep understanding of how to connect content to audiences; the ability to work unselfishly with teams in the creative process of brainstorming, developing, launching and sustaining quality programs; and a love and appreciation of all genres of television – news, dramas, comedies, reality and entertainment.  This is not show-stacking, formula-focused, consultant-driven news producing. We want a producer committed to creating exceptional morning television. Apply to VP News/News Director Mark Casey. Continue reading

JOB ALERT: Reporter and Social Media Coordinator

The largest woman owned law firm in Arizona seeks a highly motivated, creative, and experienced Reporter and Social Media Coordinator. This person is primarily responsible for developing original written articles plus a consolidation of news stories would be of interest to the Firm’s clients. This person will also be managing and tasked with growing a 5,000 readership twice weekly newsletter publication. Other responsibilities are developing, executing and managing a social media program. Previous reporting experience required. Excellent writing skills, passion for the news, Investigative background preferred, and social media experience required.

The ideal person must be energetic, creative, an excellent writer and internet-savvy. Those with daily use of twitter, blogs, message boards and social networks are preferred. This person should have a solid knowledge of the Real Estate market, Arizona politics, renewable energy, family law and current events relevant to Arizona.

  • Engaging, friendly personality
  • Accountable, analytical, responsive
  • Social Media Master
  • Creative, able to devise engaging programs to increase participation of new and existing users on social media properties
  • Strong strategic sense about social media efforts and a keen interest in business development and growth strategies
  • Must be able to update all social media sources several times daily, 7 days a week
  • Observe, analyze, and track news sources impacting the markets
  • Ability to work individually on a project or in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate results to management clearly and in a fast paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Writer
  • Demonstrated experience and a great affinity for learning new technologies, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, social media monitoring tools, blogger relations, Constant Contact, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing readership numbers for marketing across all aspects of the firms relevant practices
  • Provide real-time coverage and produce multiple daily market updates
  • Identify, recommend, and develop stories on all subjects relevant to Rose Law Group Reporters editorial mandate
  • Implement digital journalistic strategies to enhance reports and engage audience interests
  • Solid news judgment and a strong interest in current events
  • Demonstrated ability to research and produce creative, engaging stories

Experience Required

  • Solid verbal and written communication expertise
  • Creative and analytical skills
  • Prior Real Estate related work experience a plus
  • Bachelors degree in marketing, communication, journalism; or equivalent work experience.
  • A strategic vision of the social media landscape and its role in branding and marketing to infuse social media strategies, trends and best practices
  • Proficient understanding of the following tools/sites including, but not limited to: WordPress, Wildfire, Facebook apps, Facebook advertising, LinkedIn, Foursquare, HootSuite among others

To submit resume forward to