Posts tagged with ‘jobs’

Al Jazeera’s Looking for Six Global Fellows
Al Jazeera’s AJ+ is launching this fall. With it, they’re hiring six global fellows. Some basic details:

We’re on the hunt for six seriously stellar young people from around the globe to make up our first class of AJ+ Fellows.
It’s a one-year gig, it’s paid, and it’s an opportunity unlike anything else, an opportunity to be at the heart of the next generation of storytellers. Throughout the year, you’ll work with and learn from our core AJ+ team. You’ll join us in our adventure as we introduce AJ+ to the world, and you’ll be a valuable part of making sure this introduction unfolds with fireworks.

The fellowship begins with a 2-3 week stint in San Francisco before heading back to your home region.
Major Qualification: You “have to be downright obsessed with the news and trends in your region and — just as importantly — with the pursuit of unearthing untold stories.”
Deadline to Apply: August 1. Details and application here.

Al Jazeera’s Looking for Six Global Fellows

Al Jazeera’s AJ+ is launching this fall. With it, they’re hiring six global fellows. Some basic details:

We’re on the hunt for six seriously stellar young people from around the globe to make up our first class of AJ+ Fellows.

It’s a one-year gig, it’s paid, and it’s an opportunity unlike anything else, an opportunity to be at the heart of the next generation of storytellers. Throughout the year, you’ll work with and learn from our core AJ+ team. You’ll join us in our adventure as we introduce AJ+ to the world, and you’ll be a valuable part of making sure this introduction unfolds with fireworks.

The fellowship begins with a 2-3 week stint in San Francisco before heading back to your home region.

Major Qualification: You “have to be downright obsessed with the news and trends in your region and — just as importantly — with the pursuit of unearthing untold stories.”

Deadline to Apply: August 1. Details and application here.

Calling All Unicorn + Magazine Lovers
Medium’s flagship publication, Matter, is hiring summer interns. Full details here.

MATTER is looking for two editorial interns to help us spin ideas, words, and images into stories that matter. One intern will work in the New York office; the other, at our San Francisco headquarters. The term is three months: June, July, and August. And we pay $14 an hour (or school credit). You may be asked to prance around the office in a unicorn suit on Formal Fridays.*

FJP: We share this because, unicorns. Also, remember when this happened?

Calling All Unicorn + Magazine Lovers

Medium’s flagship publication, Matter, is hiring summer interns. Full details here.

MATTER is looking for two editorial interns to help us spin ideas, words, and images into stories that matter. One intern will work in the New York office; the other, at our San Francisco headquarters. The term is three months: June, July, and August. And we pay $14 an hour (or school credit). You may be asked to prance around the office in a unicorn suit on Formal Fridays.*

FJP: We share this because, unicorns. Also, remember when this happened?

Harvard’s Looking for a Wikipedian
Via The Atlantic:

The Houghton Library on the Harvard campus holds the university’s collection of rare books. Inside its walls—in addition to objects culled from the old “Treasure Room” of Widener, the school’s principal library—you’ll find Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts; information about the creation of books; and collections of papers from, among many others, Louisa May Alcott, e.e. cummings, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Henry James, William James, Samuel Johnson, James Joyce, John Keats, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Theodore Roosevelt, John Updike, and Gore Vidal.
The Houghton Library on the Harvard campus is awesome, is what I’m saying. And now it’s looking for a little love. From, and for … Wikipedia.
Yesterday, John Overholt, Houghton’s Curator of Early Modern Books & Manuscripts, posted a job listing. He’s hiring a Wikipedian in Residence—someone who can serve as a kind of liaison between Wikipedia and the academic, cultural, and intellectual institutions whose source material its entries rely on. In this case, Harvard.

The job’s only three months, pays $16/hour, but still: Wikipedia, rare books, internets. Tingling. Further details here.
Image: Via Cyanide and Happiness.

Harvard’s Looking for a Wikipedian

Via The Atlantic:

The Houghton Library on the Harvard campus holds the university’s collection of rare books. Inside its walls—in addition to objects culled from the old “Treasure Room” of Widener, the school’s principal library—you’ll find Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts; information about the creation of books; and collections of papers from, among many others, Louisa May Alcott, e.e. cummings, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Henry James, William James, Samuel Johnson, James Joyce, John Keats, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Theodore Roosevelt, John Updike, and Gore Vidal.

The Houghton Library on the Harvard campus is awesome, is what I’m saying. And now it’s looking for a little love. From, and for … Wikipedia.

Yesterday, John Overholt, Houghton’s Curator of Early Modern Books & Manuscripts, posted a job listing. He’s hiring a Wikipedian in Residence—someone who can serve as a kind of liaison between Wikipedia and the academic, cultural, and intellectual institutions whose source material its entries rely on. In this case, Harvard.

The job’s only three months, pays $16/hour, but still: Wikipedia, rare books, internets. Tingling. Further details here.

Image: Via Cyanide and Happiness.

heyveronica:

I’m looking for a young, feeble mind to mold. Inquire within.

FJP: Do it.

heyveronica:

I’m looking for a young, feeble mind to mold. Inquire within.

FJP: Do it.

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How Much Should a Writer Be Paid, If Anything
There’s a fantastic thread going on over at Branch about how — and how much — different publications pay freelancers and contributors. 
For example, The Awl’s Choire Sicha writes:

Okay. I will lay some cards on the table on the currently argument-inducing arena of writer pay. At The Awl, essentially what we pay in total for freelance pieces is 10% of *gross* site revenue. Overall it might be more than 10%. (And I do not mean 10% of net revenue, mind you, which is a radically different number than gross.) I do not know if this is fair or right. I do not know if it scales appropriately for either side, ours or the writers. (That’s actually an important consideration, not an idle one; if it scales too poorly for our side, guess what, The End.) But still I find it dissatisfying.

Editors from various publications (Boing Boing, Outside Magazine, Washington City Paper, etc) chime in about the budgets they have and how they work with contributors. So too people like Reuters’ Felix Salmon who recently wrote about how the concept of a ‘writer’ is becoming outdated.
All this is in response to a post by the investigative journalist Nate Thayer that broke the internet yesterday. In it, he shares his conversation with an Atlantic editor who was hoping he would rework an article he wrote about “basketball diplomacy” and efforts to get a 7’9” North Korean basketball player into the NBA.
Thayer was asked whittle his original down to 1,200 words for free. 
So if you’re a freelancer, thinking about becoming a freelancer or just getting started in journalism, read the Branch thread. It’s an invaluable look behind the curtain of this industry.

How Much Should a Writer Be Paid, If Anything

There’s a fantastic thread going on over at Branch about how — and how much — different publications pay freelancers and contributors. 

For example, The Awl’s Choire Sicha writes:

Okay. I will lay some cards on the table on the currently argument-inducing arena of writer pay. At The Awl, essentially what we pay in total for freelance pieces is 10% of *gross* site revenue. Overall it might be more than 10%. (And I do not mean 10% of net revenue, mind you, which is a radically different number than gross.) I do not know if this is fair or right. I do not know if it scales appropriately for either side, ours or the writers. (That’s actually an important consideration, not an idle one; if it scales too poorly for our side, guess what, The End.) But still I find it dissatisfying.

Editors from various publications (Boing Boing, Outside Magazine, Washington City Paper, etc) chime in about the budgets they have and how they work with contributors. So too people like Reuters’ Felix Salmon who recently wrote about how the concept of a ‘writer’ is becoming outdated.

All this is in response to a post by the investigative journalist Nate Thayer that broke the internet yesterday. In it, he shares his conversation with an Atlantic editor who was hoping he would rework an article he wrote about “basketball diplomacy” and efforts to get a 7’9” North Korean basketball player into the NBA.

Thayer was asked whittle his original down to 1,200 words for free. 

So if you’re a freelancer, thinking about becoming a freelancer or just getting started in journalism, read the Branch thread. It’s an invaluable look behind the curtain of this industry.

Associate Animals Editor at BuzzFeed in New York, NY →

One of you intrepid reporters is applying for this, yes?

Here’s what your day would like like:

  • Scour the web looking for content to post to BuzzFeed.com
  • Create original, highly shareable lists, posts, and articles about cute animals 
  • Help run the Animals social media accounts with style and verve

For other BuzzFeed jobs, check here. There’re a bunch.

Starting salary for j-school grads rises to $41K on average. (via Poynter)

Starting salary for j-school grads rises to $41K on average. (via Poynter)

Job: Reuters Community Manager →

Fans of Anthony De Rosa (Soup) and Matthew Keys (ProducerMatthew) should brush up their resumes. They have a job for you over at Reuters.

Via soupsoup:

Reuters seeks a community manager to help facilitate robust and stimulating discussion of the news we deliver around the clock and around the world. This person will manage the discussions that take place across our internal (Reuters.com) and external (Facebook, Google+) platforms and come up with solutions for both hands on and automated quality control to maintain a place that encourages readers to contribute thoughtful dialogue.

The ideal candidate is someone who is encouraged by the idea of interacting with our readers, who knows how to promote content that will start smart conversations, who asks questions that will help facilitate and guide those discussions, and someone who won’t get frustrated or discouraged by “trolls.”

The job’s based in New York. Read Anthony’s full post for qualification details and contact information for applying.

I Can Haz Job?
The Cheezburger Network, which includes sites such as I Can Has Cheezburger?, FAIL Blog, Memebase, and The Daily What, has a full-time Reporter/Moderator position open in its Seattle offices.
What would you do? Scour the Web for kittehs, of course.
Via Cheezburger:

We try to look at the world a little differently, with an open mind and a desire to test new ideas and take risks. We’re serious about making the world a happier place and that starts with a results-focused environment. We work hard and have a lot of fun when we succeed…
…We’re inventing as we go along. We need people who constantly think about changing the world to be a better place and have the ambition to do it.

Interested? Apply here.

I Can Haz Job?

The Cheezburger Network, which includes sites such as I Can Has Cheezburger?, FAIL Blog, Memebase, and The Daily What, has a full-time Reporter/Moderator position open in its Seattle offices.

What would you do? Scour the Web for kittehs, of course.

Via Cheezburger:

We try to look at the world a little differently, with an open mind and a desire to test new ideas and take risks. We’re serious about making the world a happier place and that starts with a results-focused environment. We work hard and have a lot of fun when we succeed…

…We’re inventing as we go along. We need people who constantly think about changing the world to be a better place and have the ambition to do it.

Interested? Apply here.

JOB: YouTube Human Rights Channel Coordinator with Witness.org →

Via Witness.org:

WITNESS is working with YouTube and Storyful (www.storyful.com), the citizen media aggregation and verification service, to create and curate a human rights video channel on YouTube that collects and promotes videos that capture and contextualize breaking human rights stories around the world.

This provides an exceptional opportunity to ensure that human rights video - both from hotspots and forgotten situations - is prominent on YouTube. It will also allow WITNESS to share the best practices and tools that enable people to better document and secure justice using video.

The channel will tell breaking stories in human rights through the lenses of citizen witnesses, human rights activists and journalists who upload their video to Youtube everyday. Part breaking news, part alert network, the channel will give a global audience “on-the-ground” perspectives on breaking human rights events and underreported human rights stories often absent from mainstream media sources. Beyond the headlines, the channel will engage the wider context behind evolving controversies, and, where appropriate, point to campaigns and ways people can take action.

Read through for information about applying. And good luck!

explore-blog:

Faulkner was a postmaster, Kafka an insurance agent, Brontë a governess. The day jobs of famous authors.

FJP: Journalists can relate. Especially the freelance kind.

explore-blog:

Faulkner was a postmaster, Kafka an insurance agent, Brontë a governess. The day jobs of famous authors.

FJP: Journalists can relate. Especially the freelance kind.

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Journalism Ranks 8th on Newsweek's List of 13 Most Useless Majors →

How they did it:

This year we started with new research (PDF) from Georgetown University—which drew from two years of census data to determine the prospects for myriad majors—to narrow down our list to more than three dozen popular college majors. We also used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, equally weighing the following categories to determine current and future employment and earnings potential for our final ranking.

The final ranking stats for journalism:

Unemployment, recent grad: 7.7 percent
Unemployment, experienced grad: 6.0 percent
Earnings, recent grad: $32,000
Earnings, experienced grad: $58,000
Projected growth, 2010–2020: -6 percent
Related occupations: Reporter, correspondent, broadcast news analyst