Internship: Albuquerque Business First

Date Posted: March 12, 2018
Industries: Newspapers / Wires, Digital Media
Specialty: Business/Technology
Job Status: Intern
Salary: Negotiable
Albuquerque Business First is looking for a digitally savvy scoophound for a paid summer internship.

This is an opportunity for a talented student journalist to get a taste of life in our award-winning newsroom and get exposure to a media company with national reach that’s doing exciting things. Our 2015 summer intern is now lead designer at the Orlando Business Journal.

The successful intern candidate would have plenty of opportunities to write bylined stories for our website, and potentially for our weekly edition. They’d get to do some copy editing and work on special publications and projects.

Our deadline for potential candidates to have materials to us (including a resume, some great published clips and strong references) is April 20.

This internship could begin as early as mid-May and last up to three months. It could be 20 to 40 hours a week.

Required skills: Exceptional source development and news judgment

Polished writing

Demonstrated experience breaking news online

Ability to work independently and remotely

Strong analytical and investigative abilities

Demonstrated success using social media as a newsgathering tool

Ability to shoot photos and video

Experience: Proven ability to write and report. Published clips show that best.

Education: High school degree; some college.

Working conditions and physical requirements:

Reports to editor-in-chief and managing editor. General office environment. Extensive computer use required. Some travel required. Ability to work flexible work schedules, including nights, weekends and holidays. Attendance at both ABF and industry-related events required.

Albuquerque Business First and its 39 sister media companies are part of American City Business Journals, the No. 1 source for local business news in the nation. We publish daily online and weekly in print, deliver multiple daily email products and host monthly events attended by hundreds of business executives. We think reporting on business is just about the most fun thing you could possibly do, and we have a great time doing it.

To apply, email resume, cover letter and three to five published clips to Editor-in-Chief Rachel Sams at No phone calls please.

JOB: Report for America corps member

Date Posted: March 06, 2018
Industries: TV Jobs, Radio Jobs
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: Competitive
Are you ready to help save local journalism and strengthen democracy? Report for America deploys talented emerging journalists into local news organizations to report on under-covered communities and crucial issues.

One of nine positions currently available will place a Report for America corps member at KRWG TV/FM, which operates NPR and PBS stations and a news website, KRWG is located at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces and serves southern New Mexico, which has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.

The Report for America corps member will do radio, TV and print pieces, covering education, healthcare, economic development and sustainability in a challenging desert environment.

The deadline to apply is March 23. Winners will be notified in April and hit the ground in June. The term is one year but may be extended for a second.

FAQs here.

Report for America corps members will also be doing community service projects, such as helping a local high school start or improve their student-run news site or newspaper.

Each selected cohort of Report for America corps members will gather for an intensive training — including advanced use of Google tools (taught by Google News Lab), covering municipal finance, and solutions journalism.

The first three corps members have already deployed in Appalachia, where they’re crushing it.


Report for America corps member positions are open to anyone who wants to be a local journalist — and has the skills and character to make an immediate difference. You’ll be doing important public service journalism in under-covered communities.

This program targets emerging journalists, but is not restrictive of age. Candidates may be right out of school, have a few years of journalism experience or have experience in related fields that lend themselves to strong reporting. We seek candidates who have the analytical skill set to understand and unpack the nuances of pressing issues in the regions where RFA corps member will be working, and the creativity to frame issues with a fresh and socially relevant perspective.

Successful candidates will demonstrate not only a passion for journalism, but a commitment to public service. Candidates from any part of the United States are welcome. We’ll ensure a diverse team — not only in terms of race, ethnicity and gender but also income, geography, viewpoints and background


Just follow the instructions here. If you have any questions, please contact GroundTruth executive editor and Report for America VP Kevin Grant at


Report for America is the only nonprofit journalism initiative in the U.S. that combines public service with its mission to cover the news. Launched in 2017 and donor-financed, Report for America is creating a new, sustainable system that strengthens communities and journalism. Our mission is to deploy talented, service-oriented journalists into undercovered areas, provide Americans with the information they need to improve their communities, hold powerful institutions accountable, and rebuild trust in the media. Report for America is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, an award-winning nonprofit media organization with an established track record of training and supporting teams of emerging journalists around the world and in the US.

JOB: Executive producer of digital content, KOB

POSTING DATE: March 07, 2018
JOB#: 15-18
JOB TITLE: Executive Producer Digital Content
COMPANY: KOB, News/Weather/Sports
SCHEDULE: As Scheduled.

STATUS: Full Time, Salaried

-Minimum of 3 years of experience leading a news digital department. Must demonstrate good journalism and writing skills (including AP style) as well as an understanding of current events
-Must understand basic journalism legal principles
-Must be able to multitask, meet deadlines and work under pressure
-Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced newsroom environment strongly preferred
-Considerable knowledge of social media platforms, web development technologies, design software, mobile devices and web tools required.
-Reasonable technical background knowledge of front and back-end systems to communicate with IT team
-Strong ability to prioritize, perform and lead a team in a fast-paced environment.
-Strong attention to detail, interpersonal and communication skills required

-Experience working as a team member with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of individuals
-Takes initiative but will follow direction when needed
-People and project leadership/management experience strongly preferred
-Working knowledge of online content-management systems required
-Experience working with online metrics and analytics preferred


This person is responsible for the overall management of KOB’s digital platforms. This includes, but is not limited to, station websites, mobile apps, video streaming, website content, social media content, digital content distribution to partner platforms and all digital platform strategies. This person is also responsible for oversight of the digital staff.

-Supervise the daily work of digital content producers and developers
-Work in conjunction with news management to coordinate the daily news operations for websites and other new media platforms
-Daily monitor web analytics to assess user experience, site stickiness, and engagement. Address issues and evolve the site’s tactical execution plan to grow web page views and unique visitors
-Produce the sites’ content to optimize the user experience by being attentive to live web metrics and UE best practices
-Enhance the news content with outside links, maps, and slideshows
-Work with news management to set up processes and systems for the migration of multi-media content to new media platforms, including video, audio, still photos and graphics
-Set news and new media staff expectations and hold teams accountable for meeting goals
-Plan the online coverage of major news events, breaking news and severe weather to ensure high-quality consistent community coverage online
-Conceive of and supervise the build of special sections and site features to enhance coverage and increase user engagement
With the editorial direction of the News Director, responsible for the management of user-generated content on the sites
-Responsible for content plans for niche content, social media content, contests, and any other business. Work closely with other station departments, including sales and marketing, as needed on site and station initiatives that require content integration
-Perform other duties as needed and directed


Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions. The following physical requirements are typical, but not all-inclusive: Mobility to move around newsroom and broadcast facility. Dexterity to operate equipment. Seeing and hearing necessary to handle all job functions. Must have a good driving record and a valid driver’s license, both will be checked.

Job# 15-18
Albuquerque, NM
No Telephone Calls Please