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

Blumberg joins KJZZ with ‘open mic’ policy

The Valley’s public radio station, KJZZ 91.5, is giving listeners an opportunity to drive the editorial content of the news they hear by sharing stories and sources with Public Insight Journalist Nick Blumberg, the newest addition to KJZZ’s Fronteras: Changing America Desk.

Blumberg’s primary responsibility is to collect tips, resources, expert analysis and personal stories, and share them with KJZZ news teams and American Public Media’s Public Insight Network. American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio created the Public Insight Network to provide a comprehensive database exchange where public radio reporters, producers and editors across the country can find and share resources.
The network already has 100,000 sources: people who are having a significant impact on the editorial content of national shows like Marketplace, American RadioWorks and now KJZZ’s Fronteras: Changing America Desk. Visit www.publicinsightnetwork.org for more information.

Communities in Crisis: Ethical Considerations for Journalists

The recent tragedy in Tucson have added to the many questions in the minds of members of the public about how journalists cover violence as well as cover communities in crisis where violence is a part. It is one of the main bases for public criticism of journalists. Meanwhile, covering violence, from war abroad to crime at home, also affects journalists in many ways most members of the media are unprepared for. Learn how to approach covering violent people and communities in a whole new way.

Communities in Crisis: Ethical Considerations for Journalists,” sponsored by Valley of the Sun Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, is 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, in The First Amendment Forum at the Cronkite School, 555 N. Central Ave., in Phoenix.

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Arizona Republic Hiring Reporters

The Arizona Republic has posted three job openings: Community News Online Platform Manager, Peoria City Hall reporter and Queen Creek reporter. Learn more about each position below…

Community News Online Platform Manager
We are looking for a dynamic individual to oversee several online community sections. The individual will be directly responsible for planning and maintaining the microsites, with timely and useful content, packaged and presented in a way that best serves our online audience. The person will lead and manage the coverage of breaking news, as well as creation of unique online content. In addition, the individual will manage special projects and refine the workflows and systems needed to keep the microsites current and relevant. The role involves working with a multitude of elements, from stories and photos to videos, graphics, databases and other visual/technical features. It also involves working with producers and other platform and content editors to ensure accurate and complete coverage. The individual must be able to draw together multiple elements and effectively, accurately and quickly post information to the microsites. Strong editing skills are required, as are the abilities to prioritize, communicate, organize and work under the pressure of multiple deadlines and assignments. Interested candidates should contact Abe Kwok by March 5.
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Sharpe wins Media Diversity Award

Glendale Daily Planet's Ed Sharpe wins the AABJ Media Diversity Award for the second time.

Glendale Daily Planet's Ed Sharpe wins the AABJ Media Diversity Award for the second time.

The Arizona Association of Black Journalists has announced Ed Sharpe of the Glendale Daily Planet as the winner for the third-annual Arizona Media Diversity Awards program. This is Sharpe’s second year to win this award.

The program aims to recognize Arizona journalists and media members committed to sharing diverse stories reflective of Arizona’s minority communities. Weldon B. Johnson, president of the Arizona Association of Black Journalists, explained the award as one that “highlights the rich diversity of the community [local journalists] serve.” He adds that, “We’d like to salute Ed Sharpe and the Daily Planet for not only the quality but volume of his submissions. Ed has demonstrated a commitment to showcasing the diversity of experiences of Glendale’s residents. He has also exhibited a great enthusiasm for concept of community journalism and telling the stories of all of the people of Glendale.”

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