martes, enero 19

JOB OPP - Journalists Wanted Journalists Wanted
Are you a passionate online journalist? Do you think that newspapers 
just don't get it anymore? Would you like to run your own local news 
If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, keep reading …
We're, a start-up that's radically reinventing community 
journalism. We launched in February and we currently operate five 
sites; and now we're expanding again! We have won acclaim in the 
industry and coverage in The New York Times, Forbes Magazine, 
Bloomberg, NPR's "Talk of the Nation," "The News Hour with Jim 
Lehrer," and numerous industry blogs and Web sites. is looking for smart, passionate people to join our team as 
full-time site editors. We see this as nothing less than the future of 
online journalism and think this just might be a job you'll brag about 
to your grand-kids.
Job responsibilities (to include, but not limited to):
Run a local news site – reporting, writing, editing, assigning, taking 
pictures and video, maintaining an events calendar, maintaining a 
database of local business listings, getting users involved, and 
liaising with important community figures.
Provide an invaluable source of trusted information that will improve 
people's lives.
Drive your site to become a landmark in the community.
Required skills:
Recent community journalism experience
Ability to manage, direct, and motivate a team of freelancers.
Ability to manage a budget
"Bull-doggish" reporting instincts and willingness to ask tough 
questions of important people
Experience in online journalism
Experience editing video, producing a Web site and/or excellent 
photography skills.
Must have a firm grasp of AP style.
Desired skills:
Passionate about the web, social networking, and of course community 
Be able to quickly grasp the interests, rhythms, and identity of a 
Unparalleled organizational skills
Have great news judgment
Like working hard.
Educational background:
Degree from a J-School (preferred)
Degree in journalism or similar discipline
Ideal candidate will have been involved with their school paper as an 
editor or reporter
Unique requirements:
Must be a flexible, independent, self-starter – you'll work from home, 
the coffee shop, your car, the high school football game
Tools for the job … best of all we will provide them: including a 
laptop, video camera,
police scanner, etc.
Must own a car
Must be willing to relocate
Ability and willingness to work various hours outside of the typical M- 
F and 9-5. To include some weekends.
Apply to: Marcia Parker (

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