Staff Reporter/Photographer

Staff Reporter/Photographer

Real Change exists to provide opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while taking action for economic, social and racial justice.

 

The Staff Reporter/Photographer is a part-time, 24 hours per week, non-exempt position reporting to the Editor of Real Change, a progressive, community newspaper with a weekly circulation of 12,000-16,000. The Real Change newsroom is a community funded, independent media voice that educates and agitates around social issues, especially those related to race and class. This position helps to ensure continuous high-quality community journalism in the newspaper through article writing and photography.

Primary roles and responsibilities:

1.    Reporting (40%)

  • Work with the editor to identify stories and plan coverage
  • Gather news using contacts, sources, personal interviews, wire services, news briefings and/or press releases
  • Compile data and write stories and briefs
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with individuals, community organizations, publishers and other media

2.    Writing (25%)

  • Produce one news/feature article of at least 700 words and one brief (4-500 words) on a weekly basis. The editor will make exceptions to allow work on longer pieces or as needed
  • Editing, copy editing, fact-checking and/or production duties, as needed

 

3.    Photography (25%)

  • Work with art director to identify which articles need images
  • Take photos to supplement news stories and/or photograph other reporter’s stories as assigned by art director
  • Assist art director in obtaining provided photographs through contacts, sources, personal interviews, wire services, news briefings and/or press releases

4.   General Office Duties (10%)

  • Archive all story research and articles
  • Attend weekly editorial staff meetings and quarterly staff trainings
  • Qualifications:
  • Minimum of one year of experience as a working journalist and/or photojournalist
  • Passionate commitment to social and economic justice and Real Change’s mission
  • Outstanding written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Photography skills a must
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong inquisitive and critical thinking skills
  • Solid knowledge of AP Style
  • Ability to work productively in a dynamic environment

 

Compensation: Hourly Wage $15-17 DOE. Benefit package includes paid vacation and sick time, subsidized ORCA pass, and an annual professional development budget.

 

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to jobs@realchangenews.org. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by August 14th, 2015. Please write “Reporter” in the subject line. People of color and those with direct experience with poverty and/or homelessness are encouraged to apply. NO PHONE CALLS.

 

 

UFCW 21 Communications Representative

We are seeking a motivated, skilled and enthusiastic person to join our team at UFCW 21. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to work in UFCW 21’s Communications Department.

Building a Movement for the 21st Century – UFCW 21 is the largest private sector union in Washington State with over 45,000 members working in grocery stores and retail, health care and other industry jobs.  UFCW 21 is led by our President and Secretary-Treasurer and large Executive Board comprised from our membership which is among the youngest and most diverse in the labor movement.  We are committed to building a powerful union that fights for economic, political and social justice in our workplaces and communities. Visit  www.ufcw21.org for more information about our union. 

Successful candidates should meet the below job requirements:

 

Design and Production: Ability to use Adobe’s InDesign software to create documents for publication working from concept to finished product. Willingness to use in-house production equipment.

 

Copy Writing and Editing: Strong copy writing and editing skills to effectively create original materials to be printed and emailed, and published on the web/social media. Also provide editing support for other staff.

 

Mail, email and web publishing: Ability to use (or learn to use) in-house mailing machinery, email publishing formats, and web-based editors to send and publish communications content. Must be able to use database to execute these mailings.

 

Video: Skills (or ability and desire to learn) to produce in-house video.

 

Team Leader: UFCW 21 is a strong team style work-place. Each person has a job to do and we all work together as a team to accomplish our overall mission. The Communications Representative would work closely with others throughout the organization as well as the Communications Department team. This position will require applicant to be able to work independently, in a team, and as a leader depending on the specific task.

 

World View: Our view is that we can change the world for the better. We are not naïve about the challenges in creating that change, yet we know it can be done. We seek a candidate who also has this perspective and has a background in unions or other progressive organizations that demonstrate that commitment.

 

Salary/Benefits: Salary DOE; includes generous health care and other benefits. This position is a union job represented by OPEIU Local 8.  

 

Email resume & letter of interest to: jobs@ufcw21.org

 

Deadline: Open until filled; interviews will begin as early as August 1, 2015.

 

UFCW 21 is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring and advancing personnel with a particular emphasis on the advancement of women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and others from traditionally under-represented populations. Further, we are committed to working with allied organizations which do the same.

 

 

Job Opportunity! Sports Reporter for Mason County Journal!

The Mason County Journal at Shelton, Washington, has an opening for a full-time sports reporter. We are a family-owned weekly newspaper located at the foot of the picturesque Olympic Mountains on Puget Sound.

The ideal candidate will possess strong writing and photography skills, as well as a background covering sports for a weekly or daily newspaper. While we mostly cover high school and youth sports, the sports reporter might also cover fishing, hunting, recreation and other community activities. A working knowledge of AP Style and strong communication skills are also a must.

We value clarity, accuracy, creative thinking, enterprise and story telling. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is a plus. You’ll join a hard-working, award-winning news team that covers all aspects of Mason County.

But what good is work if there’s nothing to do for fun? Luckily, we’re located just minutes away from hiking, biking, fishing, boating and other recreational opportunities. We’re less than a half hour away from the state capital. We’re about 90 minutes from the Pacific Ocean and a ferry ride away from downtown Seattle.

The Journal is the newspaper of record for Mason County’s 60,000 residents. We have a rich history — we’re older than the state of Washington.

We offer a competitive salary with opportunities for advancement and training, paid time off, and a health club membership. Northwest candidates encouraged.

Email cover letter, resume, four clips, and references to Editor Adam Rudnick at adam@masoncounty.com.

 

 

Internship Opportunity

The Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings (CEEAS) will be at Seattle University for a week long educational technology camp and we want to capture the amazing people, creative workshops, and thought provoking conversations that will be happening all week! Our organization, CEEAS helps alternative schools—in community settings and in locked facilities—implement transformational, student­focused practices, designed to significantly improve the life chances of the students they serve.

CEEAS is in need of a energetic intern proficient and knowledgeable in the areas of social media, photography, and video for the week of July 26­31. The intern will also need to be available to participate in some pre­planning for the week, by phone, email, video call (we estimate approximately 5 hours).  In addition, we expect the intern to produce a set of agreed to products for CEEAS at the conclusion of the week.

These products would include:

●    Capturing photographs and videos during Tech U

●    Posting photos, videos, quotes on CEEAS Twitter and Facebook in real time

●    Collecting photos and video footage and editing it into a 90 second promo clip

●    Minor editing on images and video footage as needed

●    Uploading all media to a shared Google Folder

Our intern will be expected to produce high quality content and manage the CEEAS Twitter and Facebook account for the duration of the educational technology camp and to produce photos and short video clips for CEEAS to use after the tech camp (on our website, etc.).

Social Media Manager/Photographer/Videographer Expectations :

●    Demonstrates creativity and documented immersion in Social Media.

 

●    Displays in­depth knowledge and understanding of Social Media platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Instagram) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.
●    Maintains excellent writing and language skills.

●    Produces quick high­quality written content that is free from errors

●    Displays ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and video format.

●    Has the tools/devices to capture high quality photos and video footage and the platform/devices to store, edit, and distribute media.

●    Makes evident good technical understanding and can pick up new tools quickly.

Compensation: $650­$750 commensurate with experience/expertise.

 

To apply for this position please fill out this form-http://form.jotformpro.com/form/51886084629973