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Following the Money in the 2018 Midterms

It isn’t just for political geeks. There are potential money stories on almost any newsroom beat, maybe even sports! And there are plenty of stories to do out there. Find out how to cover campaign finance at the state and federal level, and get some story ideas for your beat or locality from Sandra Fish, former follow the money reporter for New Mexico In Depth.

Friday, June 29 (5:30 – 7:30 pm)
Santa Fe, location TBD

Sign up for the Santa Fe training here

Saturday, June 30 (10 am – 12 pm)
Albuquerque, UNM Communication & Journalism (Room 119)

Sign up for the Albuquerque training here

Light refreshments provided

Questions? Email Sarah Gustavus (sgustavus@gmail.com)

Can’t join us? We will also have online trainings by Sandra Fish online in July 2018. Watch the Rio Grande Chapter website and social media for details

JOB: Reporter/Producer at KOB

Qualifications: 

Applicant should have two years’ experience as a reporter/producer for a network affiliated television station.  We’re looking for a reporter with excellent news writing skills, solid storytelling ability through the effective use of video and graphics, strong news judgment, good people skills and the ability to thrive as a member of a team.

Our producers must thrive on breaking news, juggle numerous tasks and must be able to create high-quality newscasts under strict daily deadlines. Having the drive and ambition to win in a competitive environment are essential. The right reporter/producer will enterprise from Day One. They will pitch and turn original stories true to the KOB brand.  Immediately, the requirement is 50% enterprise reporting. Applicant will handle a variety of news reporting assignments.

We emphasize Breaking News and stories that hold people accountable. This reporter must be able to get answers to tough questions.  We are active, live storytellers. If you are not moving and showing viewers something on your reel, please don’t send it. Active live shots are the expectation at KOB Eyewitness News 4. This multi-talented reporter must write-it-like-he or she-talks-it, can deal with confrontation, and must be able to work at a high level with multiple hard deadlines every day. The right candidate will use the Web and Social Media as second nature to push viewers to our broadcasts, develop a high personal profile and cultivate stories.  Our reporters are well-coached with an emphasis on weekly, sometimes daily, feedback.  You must be coachable and have the ability to receive and apply constructive coaching advice.

Duties: 

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to: Travel to scenes where news is happening.  Writes, produces, and reports under deadline pressure. Ability to work flexible hours is a must. You must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record and be insurable. Applicant’s driving record will be checked.

We’re aggressive about breaking news and ensuring we’re not only first but the best source in our market.  Our producers are crucial to our success.  In addition to reporting, your responsibilities will include producing, writing updates and teases, writing for the web, coordinating news coverage, and helping with special projects.  We want producers who have passion about the day’s news and what they want to see in their newscasts. When producing, the successful candidates must have the ability to guide reporters and other staff members in areas such as putting together story elements and the effective usage of graphics and pre-production.  Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Apply to: http://www.kob.com/jobs
Job# 40-17
Albuquerque, N
No Telephone Calls Please
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Condolences To KRQE

Board members of the Rio Grande Chapter of SPJ were saddened to hear about the death of Bob Martin of KRQE News 13. Our deepest condolences go out to Bob’s colleagues, friends and family. Although many of us work as competitors, all journalists in New Mexico are part of our journalism family and we hope our friends at KRQE will reach out if they need support.

Our president, Sarah Gustavus, is available to help connect people: sgustavus@gmail.com

KRQE Helicopter Crash