TRAINING: Back to Basics

We’ve heard it all over the past few years: Journalists need to be Tweeting and Facebooking, writing SEO headlines and pivoting to video. Those are all valuable skills in the 21st century.

But the most important tools for any reporter remain great reporting and strong writing.

Join the Society of Professional Journalists – Rio Grande Chapter and the UNM Student Chapter on the mornings of Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 to get back to basics. Reporting happens out in the real world, not behind computer screens, and writing should make people want to read.

We’ll have sessions on everything from nutgrafs to the art of interviewing, the inverted pyramid to public meetings.

For professionals, the event costs $20 for both days, including lunch. The cost to students is $5. Get more details and sign up here: Back to Basics

Copy Editor Job At The Taos News

The Taos News is a 10,000-circulation, family-owned weekly newspaper located in beautiful Taos, New Mexico. In 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016, The Taos News was voted the best weekly newspaper in the United States by the National Newspaper Association.

This full-time position requires a stickler for detail, someone who has nightmares if a name is spelled incorrectly or numbers don’t add up.  Those applying for the position must possess excellent knowledge of grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation and Associated Press style. The successful candidate must be able to work well under deadline pressure. Ability to speak, read and edit Spanish a plus.

Duties:

  • Edits and proofreads copy for weekly newspaper, Tempo arts section, special sections and breaking news stories for web with extreme proficiency, accuracy, and consistency

  • Enters data in weekly calendar and compile community announcements for print and website

  • Compile weekly Creative Edge visual arts briefs for Tempo arts magazine.

  • Be a team player with a willingness to help with any project

  • Answers to the managing editor

 

A qualified candidate must have:

• A minimum of 3 years experience copy editing newspapers or magazines.

• Full understanding of prepress workflow management.

• Experience with News Edit Pro 6 a plus.

• The ability to multitask in a fast paced, multi-deadline environment.

• Be willing to work night and weekend shifts.

• To work across departments with a variety of personalities

•  Be accustomed to working in a newsroom, able to nimbly edit copy on short notice and available to edit breaking news

• An excellent grasp of English grammar, syntax, and punctuation; well-versed in AP Style

• Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills

• Spanish editing skills a plus

Benefits: Health, dental, vision and life insurance after three months; paid vacation; 401K; and subsidized spa membership.

Other amenities: Great work environment; outdoor recreation; a lively arts and entertainment scene; and a multi-cultural community.

Please submit resume and five examples (PDF) via email to Editor, Staci Matlock at: editor@taosnews.com

No phone calls or mailed submissions please.

KUNM Seeks Public Health Reporter

NEW BEST CONSIDERATION DATE: November 1, 2017.

The KUNM News Department is hiring a reporter for our award-winning Public Health New Mexico project. The position is full-time, based in Albuquerque, and is benefits eligible through the University of New Mexico.

Applicants must apply online to the UNMJobs websiteApplications through third-party websites will not be considered. For further information or assistance with the UNMJobs website please call (505) 277-6947.

Technical Journalist: KUNM, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Position summary: KUNM at the University of New Mexico is hiring one full-time Technical Journalist to report for the Public Health New Mexico project. In order to address the under-representation of Hispanic/Latino journalists in public radio newsrooms and based on the requirements of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation grant (Number PO303596, pg. 2) that funds the project, the successful candidate will be Hispanic/Latino.

The Technical Journalist will initiate independent research, investigation, and story development in consultation with the News Director. The successful applicant will write and prepare stories for broadcast and publication online and will work as a member of the team to establish the nature and focus of stories and participate in determination of the general direction of the project.

Details here

See the Position Description for additional information.