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The JobFile                            6/7/19              

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** Tribune Publishing seeks a source editor for its Pioneer Press suburban Chicago  newspaper chain to be based out of the Trib’s Prudential building headquarters and will be responsible for managing two full-time staff reporters and working with a revolving slate of freelance reporters and columnists; Tribune seeks a candidate with prior editing experience although that’s not a requirement, but must have a passion for local news, have good writing/editing skills, have strong news judgment, have impeccable journalistic ethics, have the ability to direct coverage in some of its most-read publications, is organized, is self-motivated, is communicative, is good at fostering relationships with reporters and freelancers, can work occasional (2-4 times a year) shifts on Saturdays although another day that week will be swapped out so it’s not in addition to regular shifts; generally the role requires normal 9 a.m.-5 p.m. hours but some flexibility may be required on occasion for special news events and/or breaking news; Pioneer gives editors the chance to work on a variety of stories, from routine city council coverage to long-term projects that will be submitted for awards.  Apply to Ben Meyerson at  (7/6)

— Openings at 22nd Century Media (Northbrook/Orland Park, IL):  Freelance reporters/photographers who can work directly with editors to report compelling and essential stories that  include local government, nighttime and assignments; experience  preferred, and applications should include three writing samples.  Three clips and resume to Eric DeGrechie, ME, at  No calls.  EOE   (3/1)


— The Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle (Flossmoor, IL) seeks freelance GA reporters  who enjoy community journalism, including education beat features; the publication pays $50 for basic news and meeting stories, $65 for features and can negotiate other rates for enterprise or special feature stories.  Send 3-5 clips and resume to   EOE   (indef.)


— GateHouse Media seeks editors who love local news, think small and mid-sized towns are great places to call home and want to run a newsroom. With 494 community publications and more than 250 related Web sites from Chicago to New York and California, GateHouse-owned media reach 10 million people each week; must be innovative, digitally savvy, be great storytellers who will delight and inform readers and want to lead newsrooms into the future.  Work samples and resume to Jean Hodges at  EOE   (indef.)


— StreetWise (Chicago, IL) seeks volunteer (as in unpaid) freelance writers and photographers who can contribute items to the weekly paper on a regular basis on such topics as public education, real estate, sports, , politics and entertainment in beat fashion, attending live events.  Send 2-4 work samples and resume to Suzanne Hanney, editor, 1201 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60607, fax (312) 554-0770 or e-mail EOE  (Indef.)

** The Cryogenic Society of America (Oak Park, IL seeks an editor for a growing international science and engineering magazine who has good writing and editing skills, can conduct interviews with scientific news sources, can be a good listener and communicator, can organize/write/edit content, can  format the magazine’s six issues per year, can organize content for a monthly e-newsletter and compose several blast e-mails per month, can work with part-time graphic artist to post .pdfs of magazine issues and other content to the Web site, can post content on various social media platforms and is skilled with InDesign, html, Microsoft Office, and Photoshop and has some familiarity with social media. Great opportunity with interesting sources and subject matter and cordial atmosphere.  E-mail resume with cover letter to

— Openings at South Carolina Living magazine (Cayce, SC): Writers who can produce 350- to 500-word profiles of World War II veterans to be compiled in booklet/book form; must have the ability to travel the state to conduct in-person interviews, have a digital camera capable of shooting high-res (300 dpi) images to deliver current images of each subject, have the capability to provide an audio recording of each interview for fact-checking purposes and have a demonstrated ability to tell a veteran’s story through anecdotes and interesting and accurate quotes, all delivered in a short format on tight deadlines; pay is $150 per profile; download the guidelines for the project at, and be prepared to supply one clip that best demonstrates your ability to deliver on the project and a short e-mail outlining your qualifications; profiles will be assigned on tight deadlines as veterans are identified; those who excel with this project will be considered for part-time and freelance work with the magazine.  (Indef.)


** WHBF-TV, Rock Island, IL seeks a primary anchor who can present the news and other content for all platforms, is clear and concise, can produce newscasts, can help write and deliver stories, can conduct interviews, can edit video, can write content for all platforms, can perform special projects and can participate in promotional activities for the station.  Apply online at  EOE   (6/30)

** WGEM-TV, Quincy, IL seeks a weekend anchor/reporter who can develop coverage, can work a beat, can own the lead story each day, can produce a newscast, can shoot video and knows iNews, Media Composer, Word Press and Social Desk.  Demo, resume and references to Chad Mahoney, ND, WGEM-AM/FM/TV, 513 Hampshire, Quincy, IL 62301 or e-mail  EOE  (7/5)


** Openings at WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, WI:  Reporter/videographer (multimedia journalist) with at least two years experience who will be responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing stories for multiple platforms; must evaluate leads and news tips, gather and verify, conduct research, organize, shoot video and still photos, edit video for all platforms, go live and assist staff in preparing multimedia stories; apply online at—WTMJ/Multimedia-Journalist_JR021015-1.  Assignment editor with 3-5 years experience who plans coverage with direction from management, can dispatch crews to breaking news stories and other events, has good news judgment, is a self-starter, can publish content as needed, gains actionable information, assists in finding stories and can make and maintain sources.  Apply online at—WTMJ/Assignment-Editor_JR020896-1
.  EOE  (7/5)

  •                 ** KTTC-TV, Rochester, MN seeks a news director with at least five years ND experience who can lead an award-winning newsroom, is a catalyst and a leader in digital/social/over-the-air efforts, can set the tone each day in the newsroom, is a good coach and communicator and believes in service to the community.  Demo, resume and references to Jim McKernan, regional VP, Quincy Media, at  No calls,.   (7/5)


** Wisconsin Public Radio (Madison, WI) is accepting applications for its Mike Simonson Investigative Reporting Fellowship,  which gives an opportunity for professional journalists to gain valuable experience and training in investigative reporting through a year-long fellowship with WPR in collaboration with the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.  The fellow will produce and file investigative reports on significant stories of statewide interest through WPR, and Requires news writing skills; high quality on-air sound and more, while fulltime experience reporting for broadcast is a plus.  For details and to apply, go online to  Questions can be taken at EOE.  (7/5)


** WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH seeks a director of news and digital content with at least seven years who can oversee a large news operation that is focused on enterprise and investigative reporting, creative storytelling, and compelling content; must have the track record and skillset to produce compelling and distinctive content on all multi-media platforms; have a strong digital acumen and knowledge of how and where the audience consumes content and how to best optimize the opportunities to capture their attention and loyalty, collaborate with the GM and director of digital strategy on digital strategy and innovation, demonstrate a passion for the product with strong oversight and consistent communication and feedback with the team. Include your news philosophy when applying online at  (7/5)

— seeks editor/writers who have an eye for local news that clicks, can scoop the TV stations and local newspapers, have knowledge of the local audience, have a flair with social media, love to tell great stories, are thrilled to be building an entirely new business dedicated to local news Web sites, are enthusiastic/competitive/driven, thrive in a goal-oriented environment, are savvy about SEO and are eager to learn.  Work samples and resume to  EOE   (indef.)

— The H-F Chronicle (Flossmoor, IL) seeks stringers to cover Homewood and Flossmoor for a hyperlocal 24/7 online publication that also publishes a monthly newspaper; experience in covering government and meetings required; must be available to work nights.  Three clips and resume to Patty Houlihan, public outreach mgr., at  EOE   (indef.)


— Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy/Chicago seeks faculty members for staff and/or adjunct teaching jobs.   Send resume/CV, transcripts, contact information for three references and a letter describing relevant qualifications to the Flashpoint HR Dept., 28 N. Clark St., 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602, call (312) 506-0643 or e-mail EOE  (Indef.)


— WGN (AM), Chicago seeks interns eligible for credit who are interested in working in the new WGN Radio newsroom, in the heart of the Chicago Tribune newsroom, working shoulder-to-shoulder with the Trib’s Chicago Breaking News, Chicago Breaking Sports and Chicago Breaking Business teams; shifts available 24/7.  Get further details and apply online ASAP at EOE (Indef.)

— Fox-owned WFLD/WPWR-TV, Chicago, has an academic internship program for college credit with internships in news, promotions/PR, traffic/research, community affairs, human resources and finance/business/programming.  Must be registered and junior or senior standing; students must provide resume, completed application form and a letter from their colleges indicating they will receive credit.  For information, contact the intern coordinator, WFLD/WPWR-TV, 205 N. Michigan Av., Chicago, IL 60601, or call (312) 565-5558.  EOE (indef.)~~

— Chicago-based documentary photographer/filmmaker Jon Lowenstein seeks apprentices for the fall, winter and summer terms who are interested and dedicated to documentary storytelling/transmedia/documentary filmmaking, is currently working on a documentary project and seeking mentorship, is interested in grant writing and how to sell ideas to funders, is interested in digital asset management and archiving, is interested in public arts programming, is interested in building and refining a portfolio but is not merely seeking to build a resume or learn skills; the apprenticeship requires a proactive investment on the part of the apprentice; Lowenstein specializes in unsparing clarity and likes to confront the realms of power/poverty/violence while demonstrating a lighted love of people and an intractable belief in the arts. Successful fall/winter candidates must be able to dedicate at least two days during the week over a six-month period and adhere to a regular schedule (applications due Aug. 15).  The summer apprenticeship (deadline Jan.15) is a 300-hour opportunity geared toward international applicants/recent grads/candidates who have more schedule flexibility during the summer months; will be expected to scan and process digital images using Photoshop and lightroom, develop film, assist on photo and video production shoots, assist in printing archival prints for exhibitions and portfolios, research equipment/locations for pre-production/researching photo archive solutions, update social media and edit and work with multimedia content; experience and familiarity working with photography, multimedia storytelling and digital imaging programs preferred.  A stipend can be made available to cover expenses for qualified candidates.  Submit a link to your portfolio/work, resume, contact information for two references and a cover letter specifying which apprenticeship you seek and discussing your goals for the apprenticeship, to  EOE   (indef.)

— Internships at WGN-TV, Chicago: Morning news intern who can greet guests, write tip sheets, escort guests to and from studios, research and locate archive video, and work closely with producers and the EP.  Investigative unit intern, to research and develop tips and leads, screen and log video, attend court, pull court documents, perform other clerical duties and go into the field with producers and reporters.   Assignment desk intern who will answer viewer and reporter calls, research stories and sort through mail and faxes; may accompany reporters and videographers on assignment.  Sports intern who has strong knowledge of sports, can log games to be used for highlights, scan the wires, learn to identify the proper highlights, video, sound bites and other materials for shows, help in the field with interviews, and learn to use the Sony Newsbase clip edit system that allows editing straight from desk computers; good for those seeking “hands-on” experience.  Experience not a requirement, but must be creative, curious, have proper business demeanor and the ability to listen and learn.  Must be available 15 hours a week for 13 weeks.  Must be college juniors, seniors or graduate students able to get credit for work.  Resumes to the WGN-TV HR Dept., 2501 W. Bradley Pl., Chicago, IL 60618, call (773) 528-1387 or e-mail   EOE (Indef.)

— WREX-TV, Rockford, IL seeks unpaid interns in its news, sports and production departments who can get credit from their school; the station will consider both high school and college students able to get credit from their schools. Apply online at   EOE  (Indef.)

— WIFR-TV, Rockford, IL seeks interns who are seeking a degree in communications or broadcast journalism and have the recommendation of an advisor; internships are unpaid, so students should show proof that they will receive college credit or endorsement for their work.  Resume and letter of recommendation to WIFR-TV Internships, Box 123, Rockford, IL 61105 EOE  (Indef.)

— WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, WI seeks newsroom interns who are juniors or seniors, able to earn college credit, have the ability to spend at least 25 hours a week in the newsroom and can work flexible schedules.  Non-paid.  Letter should include desired start date, and the dates and times you would be available for a brief interview.  Send with resume to the intern coordinator/TV News, WTMJ-TV, 720 E. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53212.  EOE  (indef.)

— WISN-AM, Milwaukee, WI seeks interns for a newsroom that is fast-paced, gathers local news aggressively, and needs interns who can work in-studio and in the field, research and produce stories, answer listener phone calls, and be able to work flexible hours.  Internship is unpaid; must be taken for college credit.  Applications are taking on an ongoing basis for internships summer, fall and spring.  Tape and resume to the WISN-AM News Internship Program, 12100 W. Howard Av., Greenfield, WI 53228, or call (414) 944-5494.   EOE   (indef.)

— WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, WI seeks interns (Job #HR-Internship) in a variety of areas who can commit 15 hours a week for an entire semester during the regular school year; must receive college credit, as the internship is unpaid; available internships include bilingual (Spanish-English) news intern, sports intern, producer assistant intern, assignment desk intern, meteorology intern, sales intern, engineering intern, production intern, master control intern and promotions intern.   To apply contact Internships c/o the WDJT-TV HR Dept., 809 S. 60th St., Milwaukee, WI 53214 or fax (414) 607-8188.  EOE  (Indef.)

— WBAY-TV, Green Bay, WI seeks interns in its news, sports, sales and engineering department, with every effort made to assign meaningful projects and tasks, with supervision and evaluation; must be a full-time student (junior or senior standing preferred) and done for credit as a part of a bona fide course of study with credit.  Send resume and letter stating personal objectives and hoped-for accomplishments to WBAY-TV, 115 S. Jefferson St., Green Bay, WI 54301.  (Indef.)

— Openings at Newslink (Lincoln, NE):  Corporate journalist who can gather and write releases/articles, acquire photos, edit copy for a variety of products that includes magazines/newsletters/Web content/TV video releases and other projects; must make regular calls to customers, gather stories/calendar items/statistics, and be willing to travel; must be well-organized, know AP style and pay attention to detail.  Apply online at  (3/17)

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