If you’re interested in media jobs, now is a good time to try to snag one or two.
I scour job boards all of the time. And I can often spot trends in the market. One that I’m seeing right now is a lot of media-related jobs. And I’m talking about a full range of opportunities, from openings in tiny towns at small local papers to positions at some of the biggest names in the news business.
That means there opportunities for newbies and seasoned professionals.
Normally the jobs list is published on Fridays. But I’ve seen so many media jobs lately that I decided to do a special edition. I hope you find something that interests you. If not, check back because the normal list will still be released Friday.
Junior Editorial Page Writer
Dow Jones / Wall Street Journal is looking for someone to work on the Review & Outlook editorials. You will fact-check editorials written by others and be required to contribute editorials and features from time to time. You’ll conceptualize, compile and write a weekly newsletter that’s due on Saturday. You’ll also be responsible for developing sources.
For this job, you need to be skilled in both independent research and reporting. You should also be able to write well, framing opinions and arguments on every topic in a confident, concise and authoritative manner.
Personal Finance & Wealth Writer
Dow Jones / Wall Street Journal is looking for someone to cover early-career financial topics, such as buying a house, paying off student loans, getting started with investing and saving. The writer should have an empathetic ear but an authoritative voice and style.
FT Photojournalist (Greenfield, MA)
Greenfield Recorder wants someone who can shoot sports and community events and also write news and features.
College newspaper or daily/weekly newspaper experience is required.
Investigative Reporter / Coordinator (St. Louis)
St. Louis Public Radio is looking for someone who can spend half of his/her time doing investigative reporting. The other half will be devoted to assisting other reporters on their short- and long-term investigations, serving as an adviser and helping with the legwork.
You need a bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience in a newsroom.
Weekend Anchor / Reporter (Atlanta)
Meredith is looking for someone to work with the producer to create newscasts that involve field coverage and writing news stories.
Over half of the job will be news coverage, writing and editing that includes video editing. You’ll have to create teasers and promos and plan and prepare for special event coverage. You’ll also have to conduct interviews and make appearances on behalf of the station.
You need a bachelors degree or equivalent experience and 5 years of experience as anchor and reporter for a commercial/public television station.
Reporter (Jacksonville, FL)
Cox Media’s Jacksonville Stations is looking for someone to develop, write and produce stories for TV, radio, web, social and mobile. The job involves live reporting and visual storytelling. You’ll also need to develop sources and contacts.
You need a bachelor’s degree, at least 2 years of television newscast experience and a valid driver’s license.
FT Reporters (Harrisonburg, VA)
The Daily News-Record is hiring full-time reporters to cover Harrisonburg and the surrounding areas.
Recent college graduates will be considered. All applicants must pass a writing and editing test before being interviewed.
Weather Reporter (Washington DC)
NBC Universal / WTOP is looking for someone who can pitch and develop weather-related stories. The job will require weather coverage on-air and on other platforms. The job requires active community involvement and you need to deliver live updates during severe weather.
You need a bachelor degree, 5 years of weather experience and 3 years of on-air experience. You must be a member of the American Meteorological Society and have a valid drivers license. You must also have 24-7 availability.
News Reporter (Dickenson, ND)
The Dickenson Press needs a general assignment journalist who can write five stories a week and has the ability to shoot smartphone videos as needed. You will be expected to take photographs for print and digital publication.
This is a full-time position and the salary is $30,000 to $35,000 a year.
Community Issues Reporter (Grand Forks, ND)
The Grand Fork Herald wants someone to write in-depth, people-driven stories about local issues such as population, education, housing, health care, poverty and new Americans. You must be savvy with multimedia and social media platforms and be able to work with the newsroom’s multimedia teams.
You need a bachelor’s degree and a driver’s license with an insurable driving record. This is a full-time position that offers a benefits package.
Staff Writer (Kerrville, TX)
The Kerrville Daily Times is looking for a general assignment reporter who can write on a variety of subjects.
You should have at least an undergraduate degree and some experience reporting for a daily newspaper. You also need to be available to work weekends and holidays.
FT Senior News Editor (Charlotte, NC)
Cox Media WSOC-TV is looking for someone to assist with evening broadcasts, which includes editing show opens and creating preproduced elements for shows and special projects. The editing includes scripts and content from photographers.
You need 2 years of editing experience and 2 years of experience with After Effects and Photoshop. A college or trade school degree is preferred.
FT News Editor (Portland, OR)
OPB needs an editor to work in a team environment with duties that include assigning and editing reporters’ stories as well as supervising and leading beat reporters. You’ll handle radio features and reporter two-ways, newscast stories, digital and social content. Plus, you’ll monitor social media and other sources for story ideas and breaking news.
The schedule is typically Monday through Friday 11 am to 7 pm with occasional weekends and regional travel required. This is a salaried position with benefits.
You need a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, 5 years of experience in a daily newsroom and supervisory experience. You must also be able to work with digital audio workstations and software, such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
Copy Editor (Gainsville, FL)
The New York Times is looking for someone who can edit and trim stories according to the paper’s standards. You need to be able to work with the designers and photo department on display. And you’ll need to write story descriptions.
3 years of editing experience is required.
FT Health Reporter (NYC)
The Daily Mail wants someone who will show interest in all aspects of medical news – from CDC reports and medical journals to real life stories and wellness trends. You’ll need to well-researched, catchy content from assigned topics and based on your pitches. You’ll also have to work under tight deadlines.
You need a bachelor’s degree and 3 years of publication experience. This is a full-time position with benefits.
Picture & Visuals Editor (NYC)
The Guardian needs someone to plan galleries, photo essays, and other visuals-based story formats. You’ll commission photography and illustrations, conduct visuals research, and edit and produce visuals for the US website within budget. You’ll manage and develop relationships with photographers.
You need experience as a picture editor with a national media publication as well as experience using Photoshop and web-based archive searching. You must also have fee negotiation and budgeting skills.
If there are certain types of jobs or certain locations that you want me to keep my eyes open for, either message me via social media or drop a note in the comments.