Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Volume 11

Go to www.nbcunicareers. com Click on Early Career Programs, then News Associates Program to fill out an online application. Everyone MUST apply online. APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2007-2008 PROGRAM ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: This highly competitive program identifies outstanding aspiring journalists who bring diverse backgrounds to news production and news coverage. The program represents NBC's strong commitment to develop a diverse editorial staff within NBC News. The News Associates program is designed to attract candidates of racial, ethnic, economic and geographical diversity, as well as candidates with disabilities. The News Associates program is a fast-track opportunity for people with the goal to learn news gathering and production skills. It is not designed to train people who wish to be on-air reporters.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree Ability to work in the New York metropolitan area ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: External applicants must submit a resume/CV through gecareers.com or nbcjobs.com to be considered. Internal applicants must submit EMS via the GE Career Opportunity System (COS). Must be willing to take drug test and submit to a background investigation. Must be 18 years or greater. Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in United States through July 2010. Must be willing to work overtime, nights, holidays, and weekends, often with short notice. Must be willing to sign a one year employment contract. DESIRED:Master’s degree Journalism Experience. Highly motivated individuals Commitment to Television News Production as a career Solid writing skills Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment Proven leadership skills
CONTACT: During application period, you upload your resume and answer the following questions:In terms of diverse life experiences, what separates you from the rest of the candidates for the program? Identify an issue that was recently covered in the news and explain why you think it was (or was not) newsworthy. If you had no obligations or financial constraints for the next six months, what would you do? Write about an experience, place or person that triggered your interest in journalism. Identify a societal issue that seldom attracts the attention of the news media. How would you cover this issue as a journalist? Which journalism associations, if any, are you affiliated with? Which professional publications (e.g. trade magazines), if any, do you subscribe to? Please indicate the countries where you are legally authorized to work. If authorized to work in the United States , are you authorized to do so without NBCU sponsorship through September, 2010? Please indicate which languages you have conversational fluency.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS WE RECEIVE, WE REGRET THAT WE WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO RESPOND TO THOSE STUDENTS IN WHOM WE HAVE AN INTEREST. If you are contacted for an interview, in most cases, you will speak with, or meet someone from NBC News. If there is mutual interest, you may be invited to New York for a final interview with several NBC News staffers. A final decision is made after that interview in New York . APPLICATION DEADLINE— 5 p.m. EST, Friday March 14, 2008FIRST ROUND INTERVIEW— March 17 - April 18, 2008FINAL INTERVIEW IN NEW YORK— April 22-23, 2008START DATE— Late Summer 2008GENERAL INFORMATION:We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package and the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The ABC News Political Unit is now seeking threefull-time spring interns in Washington , D.C. Theinternship begins Monday, Dec. 31, and runs throughFriday, May 25. Not only do Political Unit interns attend politicalevents and write for the politics page of ABCNews.com,they also help us by conducting research, maintainingcontact lists, and building the next day's politicalschedule.In order to apply, you must be either a graduatestudent or a college student who has completed his orher first year.You also must be able to work eight hours per day,starting early, Monday through Friday. Interns will bepaid $8.50/hour.If you write well, don't mind getting up early, andhave some familiarity with web publishing,
CONTACT: send acover letter and resume to teddy.davis@ abc.com as soonas possible, with the subject line: "INTERN" in allcaps. Please indicate in your cover letter the dates of your availability.

Position: Web News Editor/Writer, Foxnews.com -Health section
Location: New York Requirements/ Responsibilities :Foxnews.com seeks a Web News Editor/Writer for the Health section of the website with a real nose and enthusiasm for Health news. Candidate must have an excellent grasp of health and consumer stories and a keen understanding of how they affect the individual. Strong knowledge of the health industry is required. A successful candidate will possess strong writing and editing skills and solid news judgment.MINIMUM 3 years combined print/broadcast/ web experience with editorial capacities required. Health reporting and writing experience a plus.Fox News Channel is an EOE.
CONTACT: Interested applicants please send resumes to:Fox News ChannelHuman Resources2nd floor1211 Avenue of the AmericasNew York , NY 10036Fax: 212-301-8588Email: Resumes@foxnews. comWWW.FOXNEWS. COM

Position: Senior Producer Location: New York
Requirements/ Responsibilities : Fox News Channel seeks an experienced television Senior Producer who is creative, great with talent, can oversee production of a live news program AND who drives to win everyday and has a winning record. 5+ years senior producer experience required overseeing a show and staff, segments, editing packages, field producing, and booking major guests for live news programs. Substantial control room and breaking news experience also a must. Must have excellent news judgment, and strong managerial and organizational skills. A successful candidate will be an aggressive, self-starter who can interact with high profile talent and all-level guests. Must be a leader and team player. Also required: great communication and research skills, creative and "out of the box" thinking, the ability to multi-task, and a terrific "can do" attitude. Position: PaintBox ArtistLocation: New YorkThe paintbox artist receives graphic orders from the producers or production assistants and then works to complete the order by the deadline. The orders can consist of over-the-shoulder boxes, rear projections fullscreens, fullscreen quotes, fullscreen headboxes, remote boxes, maps or a combination of any of these elements. Besides the lower third of the screen, almost all artwork that does not animate, is done by a paintbox artist. An order can take a minute or up to an hour to complete depending on its complexity. On an average day a paintbox artist can do up to 80 orders. During breaking news a paintbox person can do well over 100 orders a day. A paintbox artist must be very quick, accurate and organized in their work for they are constantly working with breaking news and hard deadlines.Primetime Graphics PA New YorkResponsibilities:FOX News Channel seeks a Primetime Graphics PA. This position will serve as a liaison between the primetime editorial team and graphics department. Excellent growth opportunity. Duties include but are not limited to:· Distribute incoming day-of-air graphic orders to graphic artists. · Communicate with producers and directors to ensure that their requests are fulfilled. · Assist graphics producers in finding elements for graphics and animations. · Maintain library of graphic elements.Requirements:Should demonstrate a strong knowledge of current events. Strong communication skills and attention to detail are essential. Must be highly organized and perform well under the pressures of a live news environment.
CONTACT: Interested applicants please send resumes to:Fox News ChannelHuman Resources2nd floor1211 Avenue of the AmericasNew York , NY 10036Fax: 212-301-8588Email: Resumes@foxnews. comWWW.FOXNEWS. COM

WTTG/ FOX5· DCWDCA/My20· DC The Sales Department has an immediate opportunity for a strategic, goal oriented, competitive sales executive to spearhead full scope of duopoly sales initiatives and programs, including traffic and research departments, for WTTG/WDCA television stations. Responsibilities include developing and executing competitive and effective sales strategies encompassing inventory management and rate/pricing positioning to ensure optimal revenue potential and market share opportunities for WTTG, WDCA and www.MyFoxdc. com. Individual will direct Stations sales, traffic and research management staff. A comprehensive and demonstrated knowledge of sports sales/marketing, local and national television sales, internet sales strategies, market variable analysis and interpretation, and staff/team integration and facilitation required. Strong organizational and leadership skills and a working knowledge of computer software applications essential. Must be a highly effective verbal and written communicator. Five to seven years television sales management, minimum four years in major market, and supervisory experience required. Undergraduate or comparable work experience. Overtime and flexible hours required.
CONTACT: For consideration, please forward resume and letter of interest to: Human Resources, WTTG & WDCA FOX Television Stations, Inc., 5151 Wisconsin Avenue, NW , Washington , D.C. 20016 . Fax: 202-895-3286 email:WTTG-HR@foxtv. com Web site: www.MYFOXDC. com NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. EOE/M/F/D/V

WITI-TV/FOX 6, Milwaukee Director
This position is responsible for directing live newscasts. These live newscasts involve multiple robotic cameras, multiple tape playbacks, multiple graphic and animations and multiple talent areas in the studio. Must oversee live broadcasts in the control room, work effectively in a team and work odd hours to cover the news. Other duties as assigned. College degree in Journalism or Mass Communication is required. Live newscast producing experience with strong writing skills is essential. Must be able to work under deadline pressure. Part-time Video Editor: (non-benefit status) works 16 hours per week. Duties are performed not only indoors but at remote locations so outdoor work and occasional travel maybe necessary. This position is represented by IBEW Loc. 715. Will Oversee operations, personnel and projects on various shifts as supervisor. Other duties as assigned. Qualified candidates will have a strong knowledge of operation of TV broadcasting equipment listed above. Knowledge of broadcast automation systems and software operations of other automation systems for record ingest/satellite control is needed. Must hold a valid FSS General Radiotelephone Oper. License, be SBE certified or have at least an Associate Degree in television technology. A 4 year Engineering degree is desired. 3-5 years of TV broadcast engineering experience is preferred. Must be able to hear proper audio paths and see video variances. Excellent attention to detail is needed. Must be able to communicate with all depts. effectively. Must be able to work all shifts. Prior supervisory experiences or proven skills for Suprv.
Contact: Human ResourcesFox 6 - Milwaukee9001 N. Green Bay Rd. Milwaukee , WI 53209 humanresources@ foxwiti.com Fox 6 – Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity Employers M/F/D/V

Detroit Free Press Needs Entertainment Writer
The Detroit Free Press Needs an Entertainment WriterYour work day could start three hours after everyone else went home for the day - or for the weekend. Your clothes will frequently smell of cigarette smoke. Just as often as not, your ears will be ringing in the morning. And you'll be digging every minuteof it.Sound like you? If so, you might be a candidate for a music/nightlife writer position at the Detroit Free Press. Detroit is one of the world's great music towns - think Motown, Aretha Franklin, theStooges, Bob Seger, techno, Eminem and the White Stripes, to name but a few. It alsohas more than its share of nightlife, with bustling clubs and downtowns throughoutthe city and suburbs, many reflecting the diverse cultures and subcultures thatthrive in metro Detroit.We want someone who can match those scenes in talent, charisma and intensity. We expect the person will spend about 40 percent of their time covering music, 40percent nightlife. The other 20 percent will be up for grabs, including entertainmentand lifestyle general assignment. And we're very interested in our new hireidentifying - and executing - in content areas where we're currently falling short. Producing content for the web will be a major component of the job, includinglate- night and weekend filing from nightclubs and concert halls. It's expected thatprint material will appear on 1A and lead key features sections such as Life,Entertainment and Play. The ability to work a beat, spot trends and break news is anabsolute must, as are clean and zippy writing and a track record of accuracy. Expertise and interest in hip-hop, R&B and gospel are a plus.The reporter will be part of the grand Free Press lifestyles team, and its subset ofentertainment reporters. Collaboration with our music critics will be especiallykey.
CONTACT: If you're interested, send resume and clips to Steve Byrne, Deputy FeaturesEditor/ Entertainment, Detroit Free Press, 600 W. Fort, Detroit, MI, 48226 or spbyrne@freepress. com

BLACK ENTERPRISE 2008 Summer Internship Program
BLACK ENTERPRISE seeks talented and motivated college Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students to participate in our 2008 Summer Internship Program. Interested students are expected to have demonstrated an interest in media and have a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Internships are normally available in any department in the Company, however students interested in internships in the Editorial department should provide published writing samples as part of their application materials. Our 2008 Summer Internship Program begins on June 2nd, 2008 and continues through August 8th, 2008. Interested students should forward their rйsumйs, cover letters and writing samples (if applicable). We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age or handicap. It is our intention that all applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.
CONTACT: Resumes with cover letters and writing samples (if applicable) should be mailed to:Ms. Natalie M. HibbertDirector of Human ResourcesBLACKENTERPRISE Magazine130 Fifth Avenue , 10th FloorNew York , New York 10011The deadline for internship application materials is Thursday, January 31st, 2008.Please visit www.blackenterprise .com.

The Discovery Channel is looking for talented hosts (Men and Women!) for its next long running hit series. We are searching for talented individuals or teams а la Bear Grylls "Man vs. Wild", Mike Rowe "Dirty Jobs", or the team from "Mythbusters" . We don't, however, want CLONES of those hosts. The most important element of our search is that: The talent MUST be entertaining with a true, real-life expertise that fits the Discovery Channel paradigm (basically we are known for Factual Entertainment) . The talent MUST have knowledge that comes from action and be able to host a show that is visceral, challenging and exciting. There should be a never before seen quality that allows the audience to learn from the experiences of the host. Talent must be America-based.Different fields that could be interesting to us include: Journalist especially Journalist and photojournalist that specialize in covering disasters/emergenci es/rescues Extreme Sports gurus Pro Athletes / Triatholon winners Martial arts masters Professional sports trainers Survival Experts or guides Ex-military (i.e. Navy Seals, special ops, etc.) Adventure and wilderness specialists People who live off the grid Archaeologists Car Builders/Constructi on Engineers Scientists Inventors Daredevils Escape artistsAnd any other field that you think would be exciting for the Discovery Network audience. It will be an amazing opportunity for the right talent.
Contact us ASAP with contact info, brief bio, picture and the reason why you are Discovery Network's next star.Also send a video link of any television appearances or video reel you may have. Good luck! E-mail us at: DiscoveryCasting@ gmail.com.

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