News Assistant in Pasco, WA

Sent On: 9/25/2013
Subject: New Job listing from Yakima,WA
From: Tina Bagwell
News Assistant

Is responsible for providing support to ensure a successful broadcast   product.

Vacancy   Type:
Part Time
$9.19/hr – $9.29/hr
Date   Posted:
Closing   Date:
No experience required
•Records and edits news feeds from outside sources for use in the live, daily   newscast
•Appropriately edits video for use on air, taking extra care and attention to   use only the best material and discarding mistakes or inappropriate material
•Effectively operates the TelePrompTer as needed in a live, daily newscast to   follow anchor delivery
•Prepares videotape for use in newsroom and archives/files news content for   future use
•Assists with maintaining field camera gear
•Operates live gear for live remotes
•Re-fuels or washes news vehicles as requested or as time allows so that   fleet is always at the ready
•Videotapes news stories in the field
•Other duties may be assigned
Robin Wojtanik

Freelance Writer Needed-Internship!


Freelance Writer Needed

The Community Center for Education Results, the nonprofit supporting the Road Map Project (, is looking for a freelance writer to contribute to an upcoming report about education in South Seattle and South King County. Specifically, we need an experienced writer who can craft short, impactful features called “Bright Spots” that highlight educational successes in the region.

To see examples of “Bright Spots” from our last report, please view this PDF of our report from last year:

This is a freelance, work remotely position.


At least 3 years professional writing experience
Ability to take concepts/ideas and develop them into meaingful pieces
Ability to travel to sites across South Seattle and South King County to conduct interviews
Ability to review and integrate data into stories
Ability to take photographs at sites for inclusion in report
Ability to meet deadlines and respond to feedback/editing
Outstanding spelling and grammar skills


The freelance writer will research, write and submit 200- to 300-word “Bright Spots” for an upcoming Road Map Project report. A successful candidate may be asked to continue contributing to the report. Work can (and probably should) begin immediately.

How to apply:

Please send 3 short writing samples (less than 500 words) and resume to Compensation to be negotiated.


Social Media Fundraising Campaign Coordinator

Job Title:  Social Media Fundraising Campaign Coordinator

Reports to:  Executive Director, Hokubei Hochi Foundation

Length of Commitment:  One or two academic quarters or semester, can be extended, approximately 5-10 hours per week.

Location:  Hokubei Hochi Foundation, 519 Sixth Avenue South, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104

Salary:  Unpaid – student to determine credits issued with academic institution


Job Description:  The Hokubei Hochi Foundation seeks a part-time intern to coordinate a one-time social media fundraising campaign via Indiegogo (  This campaign will raise funds for our Nikkei Newspaper Digital Archive Project (  The internship will include developing the campaign goals, compelling narrative, donor incentives, and other requirements for this online campaign.  The intern will manage the campaign to its completion.   The project will begin as soon as an intern is hired, and will run over the coming months, exact timeline is to be determined.  This is a part-time internship, flexible hours between 5-10 hours during normal work week, and is based in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. 


Desired Skills and Requirements:

  • Proficient with social media (facebook, twitter, websites, blogs).
  • Experience in writing in various voices and mediums, marketing and messaging to reach different and diverse audiences. 
  • Experience with fundraising drives, events, or projects is desired, but not required. 
  • Experience with online fundraising is desired, but not required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or graphic design software a plus.
  • Bilingual English/Japanese a plus, but not a requirement. 

Please send resume to:    




The Hokubei Hochi Foundation is pleased to announce a partnership with the University of Washington (UW) Libraries on an exciting project to digitize the past issues of The North American Post newspapers. This will allow the public to access information through KEY WORD SEARCH using the latest digital technology.  4Culture has provided seed funding for this project. (


The UW Libraries Digital Initiatives Program and the Suzzallo Allen Libraries Microfilm Department are key partners in this project.  The post-WWII North American Post (Hokubei hōchi) newspaper dates back to 1946.  The pre-WWII paper up until the Japanese American internment was published under The North American Times (Hokubei jiji) beginning in 1902.  Most of the early issues of both papers are written in Japanese.


Many newspapers have been digitized for ready access for online readers, most notably, The New York Times, and locally, The Seattle Times and other news publications.  


We are currently researching and testing the approach of manually entering key words into the U.W.’s CONTENTdm data management software.  At the end of the project, content of past issues will be key word searchable and be made available online to the general public.


This project will launch a pilot sample of issues starting in 1946 with plans to publish it on the U.W. Libraries Digital Collections’ website, to be completed this summer.  The foundation is excited to produce a prototype model that can be replicated by other small community newspapers and publications across the country and indeed globally.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:,, or call 206.623.0100.


Rick Steves’ Europe Fall 2013 Internship

Rick Steves’ Europe, publisher of best-selling guidebooks, is seeking candidates for a three-month fall internship in its book department. Interns at Rick Steves work 10-20 hours per week on everything from data-heavy work (fact-checking, organizing feedback, formatting files) to proofreading text and maps for our guidebooks and websites. Depending on the intern’s expertise, some writing and editing tasks may also be assigned. While this is an unpaid internship, it is designed as a learning experience. We require that our interns be enrolled in a college or university and that they earn college credit for their work.

We are seeking communication or English majors who have had at least one writing or editing course. Experience writing and editing in print or for online publications is preferred. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Word. Knowledge of French, German, Italian, or Spanish, while not essential, is a plus. European travel experience is also beneficial. We are seeking one intern for Fall Quarter (Sept. 25th to Dec. 6th).

Rick Steves’ Europe provides a casual, interpersonally rewarding work environment in scenic Edmonds, Washington, about 20 minutes north of Seattle. We are dedicated to the cause of smart travel. We produce a public television series, weekly radio show and podcasts, write popular travel guidebooks, maintain an extensive travel website, run European tours, sell Eurail passes, teach travel classes, and market an exclusive line of travel gear. To learn more about us, visit


If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, and writing samples (published samples preferred, but not required) to Tom Griffin, Guidebook Editor, Rick Steves’ Europe,