New Mexico Journos Clean Up In Top Of The Rockies

Congratulations to all our colleagues who won awards in SPJ’s Region 9 Top of the Rockies contest.

The 422 first-, second- and third-place TOR contest awards went to journalists in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. This year’s contest received 784 entries, which were judged by the SPJ Connecticut Pro Chapter. See a complete list below.

Print circulation under 10,000

*First place for investigative/enterprise reporting
New Mexico In Depth
“Youth ranch controversy calls into question CYFD’s authority”
By Rene Romo

*First place for breaking news story
Albuquerque Business First
“New Mexico a finalist for Tesla Gigafactory”
By Dan Mayfield

*First place for public service
New Mexico In Depth
Child abuse series
By Lindsey Anderson

*First place for feature photography
Albuquerque Business First
Farm to table
By Randy Siner

*First place for front page design
Albuquerque Business First
“High stakes”
By Rachel Baca

*First place for enterprise health reporting
Albuquerque Business First
“New medical school in the works”
By Dennis Domrzalski

*First place for news reporting
New Mexico Street Press
“Navajo family loses home, loses faith in Navajo government”
By Colleen Keane

*First place for politics enterprise reporting
New Mexico In Depth
“Meet New Mexico’s top 10 political donors”
By Sandra Fish

*First place for business enterprise reporting
Albuquerque Business First
“Reinventing Our City”
By Dennis Domrzalski, Dan Mayfield and Damon Scott

*First place for single page design
Albuquerque Business First
“Big dollars for big research at UNM”
By Rachel Baca

*First place for general website excellence
Albuquerque Business First
Albuquerque Business First website

*First place for mobile applications
Albuquerque Business First
Albuquerque Business First app

*Second place for health enterprise reporting
New Mexico In Depth
“Health guides work to convince Native Americans to try Obamacare”
By Bryant Furlow

*Second place for news column
Albuquerque Business First
“What’s so scary about change, Albuquerque?”
By Rachel Sams

*Third place for business enterprise reporting
Albuquerque Business First
“Gone for Good”
By Dennis Domrzalski

*Third place for health enterprise reporting
“The Medicaid Freeze”
By Trip Jennings, Heath Haussamen and Rene Romo

Print circulation between 10,000 and 29,999

*First place for education general reporting
Gallup Independent
“The Long Walk and the Holocaust”
By Diane J. Schmidt

*First place for politics enterprise reporting
Santa Fe Reporter
“Email Fail”
By Joey Peters

*First place for investigative/enterprise reporting
Santa Fe Reporter
“Rx Test. Edible Medical Cannabis Doesn’t Always Prove Potent”
By Peter St. Cyr

*First place for news feature
Santa Fe Reporter
“Ticket to Nowhere”
By Peter St. Cyr

*First place for environment enterprise reporting
Santa Fe Reporter
“New Mexico’s dubious — and expensive — plans to divert the Gila River”
By Laura Paskus

*First place for arts and entertainment single story
“Powerful, Painful Comedy Abounds at Tricklock’s Revolutions Fest”
AdobeAirstream
By Megan Kamerick

*First place for general environment reporting
Santa Fe Reporter
“Top 10 Water Guzzlers”
By Justin Horwath

*First place for front page design
Santa Fe Reporter
“Inside the Chorizo Lab”
By Anson Stevens-Bollen

*First place for headline writing
Santa Fe Reporter
“Highway to Bell; Mime, body, spirt; G Wiz”
By Enrique Limón

*Second place for news reporting — single story
The Navajo Times
“Since Brutal Killings, community waiting for tribe and city to take action – homeless community innocent victims of violent assaults”
By Colleen Keane

*Second place for legal general reporting
Santa Fe Reporter
Jamie Estrada trial
By Justin Horwath and Peter St. Cyr

*Second place for column/humor
Gallup Independent
An Answer So Simple I Couldn’t See It; Play Catch with Balls, Not Missiles; Alternate Perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian Situation
By Diane J. Schmidt

*Second place for general website excellence
AdobeAirstream
By Ellen Berkovitch

*Second place for multimedia story
Santa Fe Reporter
Restaurant Guide
By Enrique Limón, Brianna Kirkland and Anson Stevens-Bollen

*Second place for education enterprise reporting
Santa Fe Reporter
“How politics and bureaucracy from above are impacting the classroom”
By Joey Peters

*Second place for arts and entertainment enterprise reporting
Santa Fe Reporter
“George RR Martin Talks North Korea, Unveils Dragonstone Studio”
By Enrique Limón

*Second place for arts and entertainment enterprise reporting
Santa Fe Reporter
“Wham, Glam, Thank You Ma’am”
By Enrique Limón

*Second place for health general reporting
Santa Fe Reporter
Obstacles
By Joey Peters

*Third place for general website excellence
Santa Fe Reporter
By Brianna Kirkland, Anson Stevens-Bollen and the Santa Fe Reporter Staff

*Third place for general reporting series or package
Santa Fe Reporter
“Marijuana Reform Efforts”
By Joey Peters

*Third place for legal enterprise reporting
Santa Fe Reporter
Casanova Con Man
By Justin Horwath

Circulation of more than 75,000

*First place for spot news photography
Albuquerque Journal
Mounted Police vs. Protestor
By Roberto Rosales

*First place for news column
Albuquerque Journal
D’Val Westphal

*First place for editorial
Albuquerque Journal
D’Val Westphal

*First place for sports general reporting
Albuquerque Journal
“Driving Different Paths”
By Mark Smith

*First place for sports enterprise reporting
Albuquerque Journal
Rick Wright

*First place for politics enterprise reporting
Albuquerque Journal
Homeland Security series
By Mike Coleman

*First place for infographic
Albuquerque Journal
“From MRAPS to mowers”
By Cathryn Cunningham

*Second place for sports general reporting
Albuquerque Journal
“Castillo counts her blessings”
By Mark Smith

*Second place for sports columns
Albuquerque Journal
Randy Harrison

*Second place for spot news photography
Albuquerque Journal
Flooding in the streets
By Roberto Rosales

*Second place for single page design
Albuquerque Journal
“Multibillion Dollar Question”
By Beth Trujillo

*Second place for headline writing
Albuquerque Journal
Robyn Vines Smith

*Third place for news photography
Albuquerque Journal
Roswell student hugging
By Roberto Rosales

*Third place for editorials
Albuquerque Journal
Sharon Hendrix

*Third place for front page design
Albuquerque Journal
“Another great day to be up in the air”
By Joe Black

*Third place for sports photography
Albuquerque Journal
Isotopes baseball
By Jim Thompson

*Third place for sports columns
Albuquerque Journal
Ed Johnson

*Third place for health enterprise reporting
Albuquerque Journal
“Code Blue vs. 911″
By Colleen Heild

*Third place for general business reporting
Albuquerque Journal
“Downtown Fighting to Stay Alive”
By Jessica Dyer

*Third place for general reporting series or package
Albuquerque Journal
Omaree Varela series
By Rick Nathanson

*Third place for general education reporting
Albuquerque Journal
“Why do boys fall behind?”
By Jon Swedien

Radio: All stations

*First place for general broadcast excellence
KUNM Public Radio
“Do Teacher Evals Make the Grade?”
By Kathleen Sabo, Kaveh Mowahed, Michael Hess, Jefferson White and Elaine Baumgartel

*Second place for general broadcast excellence
KUNM Public Radio
“The Trinity Test Legacy And The Birth Of The Atomic Bomb”
By Marisa Demarco, Kaveh Mowahed, Michael Hess, Jefferson White and Elaine Baumgartel

Third place or general broadcast excellence
KUNM Public Radio
“Seeing Inside APD: Albuquerque Police And Public Records”
By Gwyneth Doland, Kaveh Mowahed, Michael Hess, Jefferson White and Elaine  Baumgartel

*First place for enterprise reporting
KUNM Public Radio
“Searching For Answers On Fetal Alcohol Syndrome”
By Ed Williams

*Second place for enterprise reporting
KUNM Public Radio
“Immigrant Detention Center Not Approved By State For Childcare”
By Ed Williams

*Third place for enterprise reporting
KUNM Public Radio
“Mothers Fight Stigma Of Drug Addiction”
By Marisa Demarco

Television: All TV stations

*First place for general broadcast excellence
KNME
“Public Square: Improving Child Well-Being”
By Megan Kamerick, Michael Kamins, Casey Curtiss, Antony Lostetter, Kevin McDonald, Laurel Wyckoff and Randy Lantz

*Second place for general broadcast excellence
KNME
“Public Square: Impact of Early Learning”
By Megan Kamerick, Michael Kamins, Casey Curtiss, Antony Lostetter, Randy  Lantz, Kevin McDonald and Laurel Wyckoff

*Third place general broadcast excellence
KNME
“New Mexico in Focus: Families Who Lost Sons to Police Shootings”
Megan Kamerick, Michael Kamins, Kathy Wimmer, Casey Curtiss, Randy Lantz, Kevin McDonald

KOB Hiring News Photogapher

KOB-TV in Albuquerque is hiring a news photographer. Applicants should have at least two years’ experience as a television news photographer or a closely related field.  Must be able to demonstrate the ability to operate TV news field cameras and videotape editing systems. Must be able to edit with Final Cut Pro.  Must be able to demonstrate ability to visually represent news stories.  Must work closely with reporters and producers. Mac and Windows computer literacy is required. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to: Photography and editing TV news stories.  Operating field TV news gathering cameras (Panasonic HPX370 P2), videotape/digital editing equipment and software. Driving and operating live trucks, microwave and ENG equipment. Must be proficient on Final Cut Pro. Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and overtime when needed.

The following physical requirements are typical, but not all-inclusive: Carry equipment weighing approximately 45 lbs. Climb stairs. Drive larger news vehicles. Full mobility is necessary to move quickly to shoot news stories and events. Some of the work is done in a very confined area.

Apply To:

http://www.kob.com/jobs
Job# 17-15
Albuquerque, NM
No Telephone Calls Please
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

New Member Welcome – Tom O’Connell

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Tom O’Connell worked in publishing in New York City for 10 years, mostly as a copy editor and writer for national consumer magazines, including Entertainment Weekly, Spin, Self, Stuff, Celebrity Living Weekly, Penthouse, Vanity Fair, InStyle, WWE and Details. In 2006, he moved to Albuquerque, N.M., where he worked as a staff reporter for New Mexico Business Weekly before leaving to launch the editorial consulting company Executive Ink, whose clients have included The New York Times Co., the London Times, Fast Company, Stratus Energy Group, MyFox.com, the U.S. Dept. of Energy and the University of Southern California. He continues to provide a number of editorial services to a wide-ranging clientele, and enjoys calling his own shots outside Cubicle Land.

Passion, Intellect and Innovation Marked Region 9 Conference

By Robert Salas, President of SPJ University of New Mexico Chapter

Hosted by the SPJ Colorado Pro Chapter and the SPJ Aurauria Student Chapter, in the heart of the lively University of Colorado Denver downtown, the 2015 Society of Professional Journalism Region 9 conference proved to be fruitful and invigorating.

The theme of the conference, Scaling New(s) Heights, included multiple sessions with topics ranging from covering freedom of information to the evolving landscape of news media and its future in our democracy.

The conference drew students and professionals from institutions within Region 9 including but not limited to, The University of Colorado, Brigham Young University and the University of New Mexico. During the “Multimedia Journalism: The Present and the Future” session, a panel of passionate and successful professionals provided their valuable input on how to enhance news and sports journalism using the tools and technologies of today’s media consumers/users.

Phil Tenser, digital executive producer for Denver News 7, started the session with his talk on the usage of video, more specifically soundless video, to provide a dynamic visual to further enhance ongoing stories. Tenser also presented an innovation in broadcasting: an extremely mobile broadcasting device. It was essentially an iPad with a mic that could broadcast and live stream. It offered a great example of how journalists, seasoned and new, can adapt to the shifting grounds of our current professional landscape.

Another useful presentation came from Sandra Fish, an independent journalist, who focused on the use of data and visualization tools within stories. Using hard data and visualization helps to provide concrete evidence and logical premise to a story, she said. However, a large part of data gathering is verification. By vetting the source from which we gather our data we can be more confident that our stories will have validity. Fish also delved into a number of data visualization resources that she uses and has found effective tools for storytelling. She pointed out that basic applications like Excel and Google Spreadsheets are great for beginners to incorporate data into their stories. For advanced users, Fish said Tableau is an amazing tool for more in-depth and comprehensive data visualization.

As part of the, “What is the future of the News Industry?” session, a panel of three, well-versed professionals led colleagues and students in a discussion about where the profession of journalism is headed in the future.The panelists, Lauren Gustus, executive editor at Fort Collins Coloradoan, Neil Best, president and CEO of KUNC Public Radio and Jim Anderson, news editor for the AP Denver bureau, prompted debate around traditional v. contemporary values in journalism. The interactive discussion centered on how to balance the old ways with the new innovations of today’s journalistic styles.

A few questions we discussed and attempted to answer at length included:
* Will print newspapers become obsolete in the face of the juggernaut Internet media forums?
* Are today’s youth becoming more disconnected from civic discourse?
* Are we sacrificing in-depth and detailed reporting in order to cultivate a larger readership?
* How much technology-based media is too much?
* How do we, as an academy, deviate from a polarized mainstream media environment?

These topics and many more provided invigorating and deep intellectual conversation during this session which proved to all of us in attendance that journalism will never be “dead” but will continue to evolve with each generation.

During the closing of the conference, SPJ members presented the Mark of Excellence Awards honoring the work of student publications. These accolades ranged from best sports reporting to best online-only news publication were announced and received with great spirit. The New Mexico News Port was a finalist for best digital-only student publication and for online news reporting.

The 2015 SPJ Conference experience provided a nuanced perspective to the field of journalism and a plethora of networking contacts with great, passionate and intelligent people. These students and professionals are striving to make new innovations and leaps forward while remaining true to the core values and ethics of journalism and SPJ.

SPJ Members Rack Up Awards In NM Press Women Contest

Congratulations to all our New Mexico SPJ members for winning awards in the New Mexico Press Women contest!

Ellen Berkovitch (all awards for AdobeAistream.com)
*Best website for AdobeAirstream.com and Award of Organizational Excellence
*2nd Place News Story Online, “New Affordable Housing When Working Poor Are Artists”
*2nd Place Specialty Articles-Reviews, “Symbol and Appropriation: New Visions in Contemporary Native American Art; Jody Guralnick’s Subject to Change: Painted Explorations”
*Honorable Mention for Photo Essay “At Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, A Smile Is Like An Extra Breath”
*1st Place for podcast “Blue Curry on Tourism — and Sitelines”

Nicolás Cabrera
*1st Place for Poetry “La yerbabuena” for Acentos Review
*3rd Place for Photography-Writer “The Kings and Queens of the Duke City Taco Truck Boom” for Frontera NorteSur

Bryant Furlow
2nd Place for Enterprise reporting (tie) “Health guides work to convince Native Americans to try Obamacare; Obamacare gives tribes opportunity for economic growth” for New Mexico in Depth

Julie Ann Grimm
3rd Place Enterprise Reporting “Elusive Diplomas: How Native American Students Can Fight the Odds” for New Mexico in Depth

Heath Haussamen (all for New Mexico In Depth)
*1st Place for Editorial online “We must treat Central American immigrants humanely”
*1st Place Award of Excellence for Organizational Achievement,
*2nd Place Continuing Coverage “The Medicaid Freeze”
*Honorable Mention Feature Story-Online Publication “New Mexico’s forests are warming and transforming”

Trip Jennings (all for New Mexico In Depth)
*2nd Place for Editorial Opinion-Online Publication “An open letter to Gov. Martinez and AG King”
*1st Place Award of Excellence for Organizational Achievement

Megan Kamerick
*1st Place Interview Radio or TV – Valerie Plame for KNME
*2nd Place Talk Show Radio or TV – “Public Square: Improving Child Well Being” on KNME
*3rd place for TV or Radio interview – “Novel Explores Native Life At The Margins” for KUNM
*Honorable Mention for TV or Radio Interview – “Pearls Before Swine” creator Stephan Pastis for KNME

Colleen Keane
*1st Place News-Online “After the Guns Have Been Laid Down” for NM Street Press
*2nd Place News Story-Print “Fire Victim Disappointed in her Community” for Navajo Times
*Honorable Mention News Story -Print “Homeless Innocent Victims of Violent Assaults: Since Brutal Killings, Community Waiting for City and Tribe to Take Action” for Navajo Times
*Honorable Mention News Story-Print “Artists Leave Behind Images of Healthy Lifestyles” for Navajo Times
*Honorable Mention News Story-Print “Miss Indian World Contestants Share Teachings and Songs” for Navajo Times
*Individual Award of Excellence, 3rd Place, cash.

Marguerite Kearns
*1st Place for videos for website-nonprofit, governmental or educational “‘Spirit of 1776′: A suffragette anthem” for Suffrage Wagon News Channel
*1st Place Blogs- nonprofit, governmental or educational”Book on suffrage martyr Inez Milholland”; “New release date for ‘Sufragette’ film” for Suffrage Wagon News Channel
*1st Place Columns-Personal Opinion “Musing about my Susan B. Anthony speech”; “Why I vote and support a suffragist memorial”

Kathleen McCleery (all for PBS News Hour)
*1st Place TV Prepared Report “Jet Fuel Leak”
*1st Place Special Programming “A New Mexico Town Confronts Immigration Crisis”
*2nd Place Prepared Report “Stepping Up”

Kate Nash and the Mexico News Port
*1st Place Continuing Coverage or Unfolding News – New Mexico Election Coverage
*1st Place for Writing-News “Treasurer candidates hit the long road”
*1st Place for Writing-Features “Land commissioner living the wild life”
*2nd Place Web site edited or managed by entrant – Nonprofit, government, or educational – New Mexico News Port
*3rd Place for Specialty Articles-Government or Politics, 2nd Place “Powell, Dunn waiting on recount in land commissioner’s race; Land office raising record revenues”
* Also, 13 students are 1st place winners and are now entered in the National Federation of Press Women competition, results in July.
*1st Place Continuing coverage or unfolding news – (Adult category) – New Mexico News Port State Election Coverage.

Aaron Anglin
Priscilla Banuelos
Moriah Carty
Liam Cary-Eaves
Micaela Eldridge-Lane
Marcus Jaramillo
Jessi Mace
J.R. Oppenheim
Jyllian Roach
Michael Sol Warren
Kendra Williams

*3rd Place Specialty Articles-Government or Politics (Adult category)
Dominic Aragon
Isabel Gonzalez

*1st Place College:Writing – News
Kyle Lord
Michael Sol Warren

*1st Place College:Writing – Features
Isabel Gonzalez

Laura Paskus
2nd Place for News-Online “Funding would boost Native youth suicide prevention” for New Mexico In Depth

Sherry Robinson
*Zia Award – First Runner-up, for book “I Fought a Good Fight, A History of the Lipan Apaches” University of North Texas Press
*1st Place for Specialty Articles-Business “Mousa performs juggling act at RMCH; RMCH: Good, bad, and divided”
*2nd Place Investigative Reporting “A Litigious Nature?”; “Lawsuits, accounting feuds”; “Sage Hospital sues”; “Sage conflicts”; “Audit: Board Expenses”; “Doctor: Bad Care” for Gallup Independent
*Honorable Mention for Specialty Articles-History “Kit Carson left a complicated, controversial legacy; The Trusted Apache Scout Johnson” for Gallup Independent and Wild West
*Columns-Personal Opinion “Race to the finish is paved with money — and bad advertising; In economic development we’ve fed the bear” for Gallup Independent

Diane Schmidt
*Individual Award of Excellence 2nd Place with cash award
*1st Place Specialty Articles-Religion “The Anti-Israel BDS Movement Arrives at UNM; Rabbi Deborah Brin, A Founder of Women of the Wall” for New Mexico Jewish Link
*1st Place Photographer-Writer “Raise your hands” The Anti-Israel BDS Movement Arrives at UNM” for New Mexico Jewish Link
*1st Place Essay in a Book “What Chanting a Prayer Might Just Do For You” in anthology book, Music, Carrier of Intention in 49 Jewish Prayers” for CreatingCalmNetworkcom
*2nd Place Specialty Articles-Business “Spotlight on Gaon Books and its publisher; Dr. Dean Rudoy Sponsors an Ambulance for Israel” for New Mexico Jewish Link
*3rd Place Specialty Articles-Arts and Entertainment “Gloria Abella Ballen: The Power of the Hebrew Alphabet; Kristallnacht Remembrance, The Night of Broken Glass” for New Mexico Jewish Link
*3rd Place Specialty Articles-Government or Politics “The Recovery of Deputy Robin Hopkins; A Warm Welcome for New ADL Director” for New Mexico Jewish Link
*3rd Place Specialty Articles-History “‘The Long Walk and The Holocaust'; Profile: Ron Duncan Hart” for Gallup Independent and Legacy NMJHS
*3rd Place Photographer-Writer “A Fleeting Moment Across a Divide” for New Mexico Jewish Link

Peter St. Cyr
*Individual Award of Excellence, 1st Place with cash award.
*1st Place News Story-Print “Ticket to Nowhere” for Santa Fe Reporter
*1st Place Investigative Reporting “Rx Test” for Santa Fe Reporter
*2nd Place News Story-Print “Beauty and the Beat Cop” for Santa Fe Reporter
*2nd Place Enterprise Reporting “Sold Out; Band of Brothers; Dumbfounded” for Santa Fe Reporter
*3rd Place New Story-Print “Naughty or Nice” for Santa Fe Reporter

KOB Hiring Assignment Editor

KOB Eyewitness News 4 in Albuquerque is seeking a dynamic and versatile Assignment Editor to join our news team.  WE WIN BREAKING NEWS so the starting point for prospective Assignment Editors is alert, organized and vigilant.

This is an editorial and operational position so the successful candidate will be a journalist and have knowledge of broadcast news and ENG.  Can you enterprise a story?  It’s a must in our newsroom. Our Assignment Editors tap into a network of contacts and conduct regular beat checks, book guests for interviews and perform background and database searches. Intense multitasking and organizational skills are a must as are familiarity with content management systems and social media.

This is a writing position too. You must be able to think on your feet and stay calm under pressure. Assignment Editors contribute to KOB.com and all KOB digital platforms.  Are you ready and able to do whatever it takes to break news and win continuing coverage in a competitive marketplace?  If so please apply.

DUTIES:
Continuously monitor public safety scanners, fixed cameras, social media and e-mail while answering phones and keeping the newsroom informed of significant events and breaking news.  Spearhead and/or assist in the assignment of reporters and photographers for breaking news and general assignment coverage.  Provide input on story selection and coverage.  Coordinate live and tape feeds from Chopper 4, live trucks and satellite sources.  Gather information for producers.  Monitor external news sources including newspapers, magazines, radio, television and internet.  Maintain story files and update newsroom contact lists.  Write, edit and post content on KOB.com and KOB social media streams.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The following physical requirements are typical, but not all-inclusive: Work is 50% sedentary, but does require driving and ability to move around facility.  You must have a Manual dexterity to operate computer and other equipment.  Light lifting and carrying of record material. Sight and hearing to review news clips, monitor scanners, handle telephone calls and operate company vehicles. Must have a clean driving record.

APPLY TO:

http://www.kob.com/jobs
Job# 11-15
Albuquerque, NM
No Telephone Calls Please
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Santa Fe Reporter Seeks Full-Time Reporter

Seeking a driven, energetic wordsmith for investigative journalism, features and breaking news at the Santa Fe Reporter, the alternative-weekly in New Mexico’s capital city.

Ideal candidates for this full-time job will also have experience with and knowledge of Southwestern culture and the Spanish language. Our reporters do it all, from taking photos and video to cooperating with the art department on graphics and working on the back end of our website.

Send a letter, resume and clips to Julie Ann Grimm, editor@sfreporter.com.

KOB Hiring Video Editor

KOB-TV in Albuquerque is hiring a video editor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

One-year experience editing videotape for daily newscasts or related field. Must have proficient knowledge of  Beta SX editing equipment. Final Cut Pro (V.7) and some AVIDexperience is helpful.  Strong understanding of television news and production.  Some prior shooting experience as a photographer helpful. Must be a motivated self-starter that is able to work at a fast pace and meet strict deadlines.  Must be willing to work weekends, nights, extremely early morning hours, holidays and overtime when needed. Must be able to perform duties and maintain professionalism  under extreme deadline pressure. Reasonable typing skills needed.  We love people who love news!
DUTIES:

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to: Video Editing Television news stories that meet a journalistic standard of accuracy, balance and ethics. Operating Beta videotape decks/digital NLE editing equipment and Mac/Windows computer software.  Must be proficient with Final Cut Pro (V.7). Take/send feeds from field trucks, NBC, and other news organizations. Archive video daily.  Must be able to manage time effectively to meet strict deadlines.  Help clean and maintain edit booths and equipment including excellent computer file management.  Strong communication skills with reporters/anchors/producers/fellow editors is crucial.  Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by supervisor.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The following physical requirements are typical, but not all-inclusive: Climb stairs.  Full mobility is necessary to move quickly around the newsroom. A large portion of the work is done in a very confined area. Some of the work is sedentary and requires lifting and carrying of record material and tapes to file. Reaching and bending to file and/or retrieve records.  Much of the work is performed in the newsroom and in a very confined work area.

APPLY TO:

http://www.kob.com/jobs
Job# 9-15
Albuquerque, NM
No Telephone Calls Please
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Koahnic Broadcast Corp. Seeks Executive Producer

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation seeks an Executive Producer/Manager for National Programs.  The position is based in Albuquerque. We are looking for a highly creative individual with demonstrated ability to lead a staff of radio producer, hosts and reporters who are working to fulfill the mission of KBC, “to be the leader in bringing Native voices to Alaska and the nation.”

The Executive Producer/Manager will provide focus to existing productions as well as develop plans for new innovative programming; play a role in developing grant ideas; and assist our President and CEO in securing funding from private foundations, tribes, corporations and government agencies.
Specific Duties
National Shows: The Executive Producer (EP) will oversee all aspects of daily production of the nationally-distributed programs National Native News and Native America Calling, including:

  • Supervising host and producers;

  • Screening and recommending new hires;
  • Directing editorial process in collaboration with host and producers;
  • Editing content;
  • Creating/recommending and managing budgets (grants);
  • Setting work schedules.
  • Play a role in guiding production and national promotion of the weekly music program Earthsongs
  • Help the programs remain competitive and project the intended brand image of KBC national programs.
  • Introduce new concepts and best practices throughout the work unit and in our national programming.
  • Collaborate with Native Voice1 Manager, and KBC President & CEO on marketing and promotion of KBC’s national shows with stations and at national meetings and conferences.
  • Develop and build upon existing relationships with tribes and various organizations in the Southwest and Indian Country.
  • The EP will work to form collaborative projects with other organizations and provide leadership in adding creative elements to our programming.
  • Communicate marketing needs, write press releases and respond to press inquiries on a case-by-case basis.

Management Duties:

  • Plan for proper training for staff development, and securing adequate tools for staff to better be able to fulfill organizational goals.
  • Responsible for running the office and handling general administrative needs of Albuquerque staff.
  • Recruit and oversee interns.
  • Keep staff on track to fulfill deliverables/goals of grants and strategic plan.
  • Evaluate performance and provide feedback to staff members.
  • Develop and institute plan for back-up staffing.
  • Document standard operating procedures for national programming staff.

Reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Qualifications:    

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or related field.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a positive leadership style and a strong journalism background
  • First-hand experience with Native American media/journalism or related role in AK Native or Native American communities is essential.
  • Proven track record in project management including project leadership, problem-solving, budgeting, and staff supervision required.
  • Effective communication/presentation skills and experience in public broadcasting is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with various computer operating systems, technology, social media and audio tools and apps is helpful.

The ideal candidate has an awareness of best practices in producing programs of highest broadcast standards and journalistic integrity essential, and has a passion for bringing native issues, culture and perspectives to a wide audience.

Salary: DOE. Excellent Benefits, including 401K

Koahnic Broadcast Corp. is an equal opportunity employer.


Albuquerque Business First Seeks Managing Editor

Are you ready to lead a forward-thinking newsroom with a killer view of the Sandia Mountains? Albuquerque Business First, the award-winning business news leader in Central New Mexico, is looking for a Managing Editor.

Summary:

The Managing Editor (M.E.) is the newsroom’s chief operating officer, overseeing and ensuring the smooth and orderly flow of content from conception to publishing on all platforms. As the newsroom’s most hands-on manager and coach of reporters, the M.E. is charged with bringing ideas, inspiration, and constant guidance to the content team. Reporting directly to the Editor-In-Chief (EIC), the Managing Editor actively oversees and directs the deployment of resources across the many publishing platforms – online, mobile, email, print, social, etc. – hour by hour, minute by minute.

The M.E. is charged with guiding the constant programming efforts of the content team, and as such, must possess a solid news sense, an ability to make snap judgments about the proper treatment of stories, and a high level of confidence in orchestrating the many simultaneous actions of the editorial team members.

Organization must be a strength, as the M.E. is responsible for the efficiency of the news gathering and news production operation. As with all newsrooms, resources come at a premium, and well-oiled processes are required for maximizing output. The M.E. must always be asking how the operation can run more smoothly and productively. The M.E. also is expected to serve as a change agent in the newsroom, advocating for the improvements and resources that take Business First’s content to the next level.

The successful candidate will take a leading role in a newsroom that’s just been recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) as a finalist in the explanatory journalism category for weeklies.

Duties include:
• Run the operational side of the newsroom, ensuring content assignments are made, story and production deadlines adhered to and editorial standards met.
• Develop, oversee and edit stories.
• Work directly with reporters and manage them throughout the day on stories of all types; steer reporters toward beat-driven hard news breaks and scoops.
• Meet or exceed goals relating to audience-engagement such as page views, unique users, repeat visits, direct traffic, social media followings and growth, email newsletter circulation growth, paid print subscribership and other such measures.
• Orchestrate staff-produced content – images, charts, infographics — for multiple products across multiple platforms. Specifically, this requires conceptualizing storytelling strategies with reporters and making snap decisions on where best to route content.
• Regularly participate in and attend Business Journal sponsored events.
• Take on any other assignment made by manager(s).

Requirements:

•        Bachelor’s degree

•        Three to five years of management preferred

•          Hands-on experience in guiding and contributing to large-scale editorial projects

Skills the ideal candidate will possess:

•       Strong news judgment

•       Strong organizational and copy editing skills

•       Comfortable operating in rapidly changing media environment

•       Vision for success in a digital world and for journalism with impact

•       Beat reporter experience

•       Strong wordsmith who has demonstrated a talent for reporter and story development

•       Exposure to online environment and social media; online reporting a plus.

About the company: Albuquerque Business First is owned by American City Business Journals, a unit of Advance Publications Inc., which operates Conde Nast Magazines, Parade magazine, Fairchild Publications, the Golf Digest companies, Newhouse Newspapers and cable television interests.

Business leaders look to Business First for local news and connections. We are growing in subscribers, readers, digital audience, e-news products and event attendees. If you thrive in a dynamic environment where you can innovate and lead, we invite you to apply.

Please send your resume, salary requirements, cover letter and clips to Rachel Sams, Editor-in-Chief, rsams@bizjournals.com. No phone calls please.

American City Business Journals, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Company considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable city, state or federal law.