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I love seeing job openings at news organizations! Here are two for visual journalists at The Washington Post
[Image from Bronx Banter.]
Come work in the heart of D.C. and help us tell visually arresting stories.
The Washington Post is looking for a hands-on leader to run our top-notch, award-winning graphics department. From charting to cartography, from 3-D modeling to HTML5 interactives, the graphics staff creates innovative visual story approaches that bring clarity to the complex. The team is annually recognized as one of the premier information design groups in journalism.
The Graphics Director will lead this team’s daily output, focusing on both breaking news turnarounds and high-end, long-range enterprise for print and online. The director will strategize with other Visual Department leaders to chart The Post’s future in visual storytelling, with particular attention to emerging digital and mobile forms. The Post places a premium on self-starters who embrace a collaborative approach.
Required experience: leadership and coaching skills; conceptualizing of visual stories; a solid understanding of data-visualization; a good ability to explain and sell ideas ; proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop; solid knowledge of 3-D rendering and interactive programs.
Graphics is part of The Post’s Visuals Department, which also includes Design, Photography, Video and Digital. It’s a highly collaborative, high-energy group, marked by its creativity, diversity and sense of journalistic integrity. The Graphics Director should be equipped to continue the evolution of a staff rooted in great print graphics to seamlessly execute across multiple platforms. The Graphics Director reports directly to the Visuals Editor.
Our team is a highly collaborative, studio-like group of specialists that encourages idea exploration through rapid prototyping and experimentation. Our mission is to design highest-quality online and mobile news experiences that increase audience and generate conversation. The Web designer must have a high professional standard and appreciation for the visibility and impact of The Post. Journalism experience is required; a degree in design and/or journalism is preferred. Our work is challenging and rewarding, and our success is measured by the millions of people we serve each day.
Here is the video that we showed at the UNITY 2012 Convention opening ceremony.
I dare you to watch this and not be inspired.
Thank you to UNITY board member Mekahlo Medina for producing it!
[Here’s looking at you, UNITY12! This is the photo I took while onstage.]
As prepared for delivery at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Aug. 1, 2012:
Good evening! I am Doris Truong, a multiplatform editor at The Washington Post and the national president of the Asian American Journalists Association.
It is an honor to lead the 31-year-old Asian American Journalists Association.
Without the existence of AAJA, editorial cartoonists might believe it’s acceptable to caricature one of their own writers as a kamikaze pilot. Radio talk show hosts might think that mocking native Mandarin speakers will go unchallenged. And, without AAJA, a generation of young Asian Americans might not have considered becoming journalists because they thought the only career paths open to them were those of doctor, lawyer or engineer.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our session “Commercializing Your Work” at UNITY Convention 2012 in Las Vegas! I had a fun time moderating it. Thank you for all your great questions.
Here are the resources from the session on how to sell a book, film, TV treatment (and all of the above) featuring Lisa Sharkey, senior vice president at HarperCollins Publishing; Theresa Loong, digital media director and producer; and Deborah Calla, a writer a producer.
Read “Be Your Own Best Publicist” -Lisa Sharkey
A news story will translate to a TV or movie treatment only if it has inherent conflict in the story. -Deb Calla
If you want to protect your intellectual property, send your script to U.S. Copyright. -Deb Calla
Consider securing life rights if you are concerned about your subject selling his/her story elsewhere. Also, you can consider a creative way to split the book advance with your subject. -Theresa Loong, Deb Calla, Lisa Sharkey
Use your AAJA, NABJ, NAHJ, NLGJA and NAJA networks to help you. Example: Cheryl Tan, author of food memoir “A Tiger in the Kitchen,” used her AAJA network to facilitate an intro to her agent. After the book was published, AAJA chapters around the country hosted readings and receptions.
If you want to blog your way to a book deal, keep the topic narrow. -Lisa Sharkey
Consider using a combination of Kickstarter and grant funding to finance an independent film. -Theresa Loong
Don’t take no for an answer. -Lisa Sharkey
About our panelists:
I hesitate to share this because I do not want these t-shirts to sell out before I order mine. But you can’t keep this kind of greatness secret.
Thanks to Keith Kamisugi and logo designer Clara Choi, you could be sporting a limited-edition T-shirt commemorating the 5th annual Korean BBQ Dinner. It’s in stylish black (to hide any gochujang spills).
You know you want one. Get one for a friend, too!
Check out these two job openings at The Sun Sentinel in Florida.
The Sun Sentinel seeks an aggressive, experienced editor who is a strong leader to take charge of its Business department.
The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker with solid news judgment and outstanding management skills. He or she will lead a department of one assistant editor and nine reporters.
The Business Editor will direct coverage from a consumer perspective to give us new approaches to storytelling in print and online while emphasizing useful, local and unique content. We’re looking for an innovative, resourceful, collaborative editor who embraces change and understands the Sun Sentinel’s audience.
Sophisticated editing, planning and digital skills are a must, along with the ability to work with the staff to aggressively develop business/consumer news and enterprise coverage.
Applicants should submit a resume, samples of work and a vision statement to Associate Editor Anne Vasquez, email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> .
PALM BEACH COUNTY BUREAU CHIEF:
The Sun Sentinel seeks a smart, aggressive and inspirational leader to take charge of its Palm Beach County news team. This is a critical position in our core circulation area and it requires an editor with established and exceptional journalism and leadership abilities.
This editor will lead a team of one assistant editor and 10 reporters based in our Deerfield Beach newsroom, and will directly supervise some reporters.
This editor must:
- Clearly communicate expectations and effectively develop and lead staff to meet those expectations.
- Foster a culture in which staffers aim high, grow and succeed — and have fun doing it.
- Be creative, resourceful and effective in shaping and delivering a thorough, high-relevance local news report tailored for south Palm Beach County readers.
- Ensure that south Palm Beach County news on SunSentinel.com is fresh and thorough, quickly updated and effectively presented.
- Continuously assess south Palm Beach County news-gathering efforts and initiate changes as needed to stay ahead of competitive shifts and demands.
Applicants should submit a resume, vision statement and samples of work that demonstrate the skills they would bring to the job to Metro Editor Dana Banker, email@example.com .
Hopped on a red-eye flight from Seattle to Chicago last night to kick-off a week-long trip with the UW Election Eye team covering Wisconsin’s recall election.
My group of four had an ambitious schedule: hit the ground running at 6 a.m. for a road trip up to Madison, filled with story-hunting and interview-gathering.
We stumbled upon my story when we were driving along a main drag in Elkhorn, Wis., talking about campaign signs. That’s when we spotted the sign (above). And so of course, we had to pull over and speak to the home owner, who turned out to be union organizer Mary Burpee.
And she had a lot to say.
Our @seattletimes digi news intern @katelinchow is on thrcampaign trail in Wisconsin. Check it out
.@dannyoneil broke out the 20 year Pappy for #AAJA prez @doristruong (Taken with instagram)
This is really exciting news. For the first time in a long time, The Seattle Times is hiring an editorial writer.
Are you up for the challenge? Get in touch with me if you have questions. I’m at 206-464-2958 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seattle Times is seeking an Editorial Writer to join our Editorial Team!
The Times editorial team is seeking a shrewd and enterprising editorial writer to help lead critical conversations important to the Puget Sound region and Washington state. The editorial writer will serve as a member of the editorial board, researching and making policy recommendations and writing insightful, persuasive editorials on behalf of The Times editorial board and the occasional personal column.
This person should be skilled at understanding complex issues, seeing both the big picture and the nuance in search of the questions that really matter. The writer should be open-minded but super-resistant to spin from political operatives and special interests. The writer should be passionate and collegial in debating issues with colleagues and skilled at cultivating sources. This person will contribute to the editorial page’s online presence through regular blogging and leveraging social media to engage readers and sources. This person will be skilled at writing on deadline, responding quickly to the news of the day and looking for opportunities to break news.
Minimum Requirements (including physical capabilities):
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism or a related field.
Standard office considerations with workload dependent on daily demands and major project work. Substantial time spent at computer workstations, as well as inter-building collaboration. Accommodations must be made to prevent RSI.
Preferred Experience: Minimum 5 years experience in journalism at a newspaper or website.
Special instructions to Applicants: Interested candidates should provide sample clips or blog entries in which they have covered complex topics, especially as they relate to controversy.
I am thrilled to endorse Paul Cheung, your next AAJA president.
He knows AAJA inside out having worked on a convention, ELP, J Camp, UNITY and the national board. He intuitively gets where journalism is going and how AAJA can play a leadership role in shaping it. And he’s passionate about making Asian Americans the most wanted journalists in our industry.
I turned to him frequently for leadership advice during my term as AAJA president. I can’t wait to see where he takes AAJA next.
(And don’t you think it’s about time we had a man serving as AAJA president? We’ve had a long string of sisters in the top job, but let’s give the brothers a voice.)
Our industry is going through an exhilarating transformation. Our business model is changing at a rapid pace and the expectations of what it takes to be a journalist are being redefined. I believe this is the most innovative time in journalism.
Friends, I am excited by the tasks ahead of us….