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

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

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Social Media For Journalists Workshop

Navigate the wave of social media that’s sweeping into your newsroom and sharpen your skills to make your stories stand out! Go beyond the basics and “how-to” instruction and concentrate on how journalists can use social media as tools to cultivate and find sources.

Join the Arizona Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association and Arizona Latino Media Association for a social media workshop lead by Robert Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism.  This seminar was a crowd-pleaser when Hernandez gave it at both the Asian and Hispanic Journalists Conventions this summer.

When: 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 23
Where: Arizona Republic building, 200 E. Van Buren, Pulliam Conference room
Cost: $15 for AAJAz members who pre-register and send in their registration fees by October 21; $10 for students; and $25 for non-members and on-site registration

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Journalism Jumpstart Workshop Series

The face of journalism is evolving faster than in any other time in history – are you prepared? Join Phoenix SPJ and the Rocky Mountain chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) in a series of six workshops designed to reinvent you and your career direction.

The workshops are free to SPJ and NATAS members, $10 to people who RSVP in advance and $15 at the door (cash only). Or you can purchase all six for $50 (or if you join either group in person at any one of the workshops you can get in all remaining workshops for free). Light desserts and beverages will also be provided courtesy of Media Watch AZ.

Workshop #4: Work from Home: Making a Living in the Freelance World

  • Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
  • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Location: Phoenix Fire Headquarters, 150 S. 12th St. in Phoenix
  • Details: Determine whether full-time freelance is the move for you and receive tips on how to start your own freelance business. The panelists will also offer crucial information about how to keep your business thriving and your editors happy.
  • Panelists: Elizabeth Exline, freelance writer with experience in public relations, custom publishing, management, marketing and online writing in addition to traditional print media; Marlene Montanez, freelance writer and blogger as well as freelance editor of West Valley Health & Living Magazine; and Kathleen Armentrout, editorial director of Gannett Magazine Group, which includes Your Health and Moms Like Me, as well as experienced custom and special interest publication pro.

Workshop #5: Tips and Training for Web and Broadcast Reporting

  • Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010
  • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Location: Metro Studios, 9831 S. 51st St., Suite D-133, in Phoenix
  • Details: This seminar will provide live instruction to journalists on how to present to the camera for both web and broadcast reporting. Topic points to include the difference between live, recorded and web vs broadcast reporting. Kevin will provided instruction on package formats, file sizes that work best for web uploading and distribution.
  • Panelists: Kathy Kerschner spent 15 years in the media trenches asking the tough questions—now she’s teaching you how to answer them. In her workshops and seminars, Kathy likes to have fun, but she’s serious about helping you become a better communicator. Cary Pfeffer is founder and principal of ClearComm Consulting and 30-year broadcaster, reporter and newscaster. Kevin Jacobsen is the senior videographer and editor with Metro Studios and has 12 years experience.

Workshop #6: New Ethics for the New World of Media

  • Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
  • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Location: Metro Studios, 9831 S. 51st St., Suite D-133, in Phoenix
  • Details: Can we still apply professional ethical principles to the constant posting of news and information online? Is it sufficient to simply say, “Post it now; if it’s wrong, we’ll just update it”? News is moving faster and getting edited less than ever. Since credibility is the journalist’s only real selling point, learn how to be ethical, accurate and credible in this digital age.
  • Panelists: Two adjunct professors of journalism ethics at the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Richard Ruelas, feature writer for the Arizona Republic and former news columnist and Mark Scarp, formerly of the East Valley Tribune and currently membership coordinator for the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

To RSVP for one or more seminar, please contact Alison Bailin Batz at Seats are limited!

Journalism Jumpstart Workshop Series Sponsored by Media Watch AZ

Journalism Jumpstart Workshop Series Sponsored by Media Watch AZ