Job: Social Media Editor, PRI.org

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Do you check your Twitter account immediately when you wake up? Can you tell what photo would go viral on Instagram or pull together a sweet Snapchat story? Do you spend more time on Facebook than you do with your friends? PRI.org and its growing group of social properties are looking for a social media editor to join our social media team.  Working as part of a talented team of journalists behind PRI.org and PRI’s The World, you’ll have the chance to represent the audience as we make news decisions and reflect what’s happening on social in our broader news report. You’ll also have the chance to shape how our stories are told on social media — and help pioneer social media storytelling. You’ll also be able to play a role in our important Global Nation and Across Women’s Lives initiatives, as well as in our upcoming coverage of the 2016 elections.

PRI is a global non-profit media company focused on the intersection of journalism and engagement to affect positive change in people’s lives.  We are creating a more informed, empathetic and connected global community by inspiring people to understand the world’s cultures, issues and events. Each day, we share powerful stories, encourage exploration and create connection by combining content and engagement opportunities to affect change. We are looking for diverse, passionate, and adventurous individuals that want to work in an innovative environment.  If you are interested in making a difference in the world, please consider applying for this position!

 

Essential responsibilities include:

  • Edit, optimize and schedule posts across PRI social channels. Ensure posts written by different contributors meet the quality and voice established for PRI.
  • Write second and third posts for PRI stories, and produce first posts as needed.
  • Champion social media to staff.
  • Respond to inquiries and comments on social channels. Moderate comments to ensure discussions, particularly on Facebook, are informative and free of hate speech.
  • Identify stories and publishers producing stories that we could share with our audiences to foster knowledge and engagement.
  • Help use social media to identify possible sources for stories.
  • Help increase the diversity of PRI audiences by sharing content with networks and communities that are under-represented in media.
  • Create and host social storytelling opportunities — like Twitter chats or Facebook events — to promote engagement with PRI accounts.
  • Monitor and help support PRI’s effort to meet goals around social audience growth, as well as referral traffic from social media.
  • Find and report stories of interest to PRI’s digital audience.
  • Be vigilant for and propose partnerships that could lead to extended distribution for PRI stories and that could provide stories to be published on PRI.org.
  • Collaborate with newsroom colleagues to bring digital stories to radio and radio stories to digital.
  • Be an active member off the PRI social media team.
  • Help ensure PRI.org meets or exceeds story count goals.
  • Treat colleagues and members of communities with professionalism and respect.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • At least three years of increasing responsibilities and success in using and managing social media to do journalism in a professional setting.
  • Dedicated community management and community building experience.
  • Excellent writer and communicator
  • Demonstrated success building and maintaining effective relationships through a variety of communication strategies and with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed; ability to set and meet aggressive goals and to recognize successes and challenges associated with those goals.  Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple projects and work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to express independent judgment to identify opportunities and to determine project guidelines, purpose, follow-through and completion.
  • Familiarity with social media management tools, with TweetDeck and SocialFlow experience a plus.
  • Experience with a CMS and Drupal experience a plus.

 

This position could be at PRI’s headquarters in downtown Minneapolis or at our Boston newsroom. This position is a two-year position.

 

To apply, please e-mail resume, cover letter, work samples and links to relevant social media profiles to jobs@pri.org.
PRI embraces diversity and is an equal opportunity employer!

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Job: Video Producer, The Intercept

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The Intercept (theintercept.com) is looking for a high-energy Video Producer to help expand the audience for our reporting.

The Intercept was founded in 2014 by Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Laura Poitras to provide an outlet for fearless, adversarial journalism that holds powerful institutions accountable. The digital magazine, a publication of First Look Media, produces original investigative reporting, analysis, and multimedia content focusing on national security, politics, civil liberties, international affairs, technology, criminal justice, media, and more. The Intercept publishes its journalism on our website and on other platforms, including through social media and distribution partners.

The Position:

The ideal candidate is an experienced journalist working in broadcast or online video who is passionate about the topics we cover and excited about experimenting with video on different platforms. We are looking for a producer who thrives in a rigorous start-up environment, who can develop a video strategy for a small team, and who can manage in-house and freelance teams to produce videos for both short turnarounds and long leads. The producer will report to the editor-in-chief.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Intercept reporters and editors to produce and edit short videos that complement and expand on their reporting, both embedded in articles and for social media.
  • Draw on a network of freelance producers, shooters, animators, and editors who can support production and post-production when appropriate.
  • Strategize with the social media team regarding new video formats and styles that will work on different platforms.
  • Stay current with news video trends and platforms (Facebook Live, Snapchat, 360 video, VR, etc.).

Background + Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in journalism or equivalent experience on projects demonstrating journalistic rigor, compelling visual style, and proficiency in covering current affairs.
  • Established track record producing current affairs and/or investigative films and videos, and experience in a management role.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Premiere and After Effects.
  • Keen news judgment, inventive approach to visual storytelling, and strong ethical standards, as well as an awareness of how these standards are translated into and challenged by social media (i.e., discussions around proper attribution online, ethical interaction with eyewitness video, etc.).
  • Ability to respond to rapidly shifting priorities and demands, based on organizational needs and the news cycle.
  • Ability to work well both on teams and independently.
  • Journalistic ambition and vision for creating original content reflecting The Intercept’s distinctive brand and mission.

Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing relevant experience and your vision for Interceptvideo. Please also include links to at least five documentaries or short videos that demonstrate investigative news experience and explain your role on each video.

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Contest open to video journalists

 

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A young boy looks up from sorting fish in a local market.

Freelance video journalists who cover international news and current affairs can apply for an award.

The Rory Peck Awards, sponsored by Sony UK Ltd,  aim at honoring freelance cameramen and camerawomen. The Rory Peck Trust was established in 1995, two years after freelance cameraman Rory Peck was killed while filming in Moscow.

There are three awards: news, features and the Sony Professional Impact Award.

In all categories the awards recognize quality of camerawork, but also take into account individual endeavor, initiative and journalistic ability.

Entries must have been broadcast (television, agency feed, recognized online news publisher) between June 1, 2015 and June 31, 2016.

The application deadline is Aug. 1.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/contest-open-video-journalists-worldwide

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Contest for medical science journalism open

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Early-career journalists can submit stories on global health to this competition.

The World Health Summit (WHS), in partnership with Deutsches Ärzteblatt, the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA), the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, is seeking articles about global health for the Next Generation of Science Journalists Award.

The top selected five professionals will be invited to participate in the WHS 2016 Oct. 9 to 11 in Berlin for an international networking and learning opportunity. The event brings together high-ranking participants from academia, politics, the private sector and civil society. The organizer will compensate EUR500 (US$558) for travel expenses.

Print, digital, audio or visual formats of the stories and published after Jan. 1, 2015 are accepted. Stories submitted in languages other than English must be accompanied by a translation.

Applicants at the beginning of their career as science journalists with a maximum of five years of experience are eligible.

The deadline is July 14.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/contest-medical-science-journalism-open-worldwide

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The Intercept seeks editorial fellow

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Aspiring investigative journalists can apply for this paid position in New York.

The Intercept, a digital investigative journalism magazine, is offering a fall editorial fellowship.

The fellow will attend training sessions with Intercept writers, editors and researchers. They will work on fact-checking, filing records requests, reporting, web production and multimedia projects.

Candidates must be college graduates with journalism experience.

The deadline is June 30.

For more information, click here.

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Contest for investigative business journalism open

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Investigative journalists in the United States can enter a competition.

The 2016 Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism, funded by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, celebrate the best in print and online investigative business journalism.

Entries must have appeared in the year ending June 30, 2016. Each media outlet may submit no more than two entries.

The contest features a gold award of US$5,000, a silver award of US$2,000 and a bronze award of US$1,000.

The deadline is Aug. 1.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/contest-investigative-business-journalism-open-us

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Contest highlights audio documentaries, stories

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Audio stories, including podcasts and radio features, are eligible for a prize.

The Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition will honor the best audio work produced worldwide between July 2014 and July 2016.

The categories are best documentary, directors’ choice, best new artist, radio impact, best news feature and the Skylarking Award. There is also a new best documentary category to award work produced in a language other than English.

Entries must range between 3 and 60 minutes in length, with the exception of news feature submissions, which cannot exceed 12 minutes.

Winners will receive US$1,000 to US$4,000 prizes, a license for Hindenburg Journalist Pro editing software and a free pass to the Third Coast Filmless Festival Nov. 11 to 13 in Chicago.

The deadline is July 13. The application fee costs US$35 to US$75. Register by June 22 to receive the discount rate.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/contest-highlights-audio-documentaries-stories-worldwide

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Contest for social justice journalism open

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Journalists whose projects reflect a concern for social justice can apply for this award.

The Richard J. Margolis Award of Blue Mountain Center is given annually to a journalist or essayist who has combined humor and wisdom to address social issues.

The winner will receive a US$5,000 prize, along with a one-month residency at Blue Mountain Center, a writers and artists colony in Blue Mountain Lake, New York.

The award was created in honor of Richard J. Margolis, a journalist, essayist and poet who brought light to hardships faced by subgroups including migrant farm workers, the elderly and Native Americans.

The deadline is July 1.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/contest-social-justice-journalism-open-us

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East-West Center offers study tour

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Journalists ages 25 to 40 from the Asia Pacific region and the United States can apply for a place on this study tour.

The East-West Center organizes the New Generation Seminar, a two-week intensive educational, dialogue and study travel program. This year’s theme is “Cultural Heritage and Identity in a Globalizing, Urbanizing World.”

The program gives participants the opportunity to strengthen their understanding of Asia Pacific-U.S. developments and challenges, build a regional network and to become leaders with a more international perspective.

The first week of the program is held in Hawaii. The second week involves field travel to either the United States or Asia Pacific. This year’s program will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Yangon, Myanmar from Sept. 18 to Oct. 1.

The deadline for applications is June 16.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/east-west-center-offers-study-tour-asia-pacific-us

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Travel writing scholarship available

 

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Students and nonprofessional writers can apply for a scholarship.

World Nomads is accepting applications for its travel writing scholarships. Three aspiring writers will win a 10-day travel writing trip across Australia.

The winners will attend a three-day workshop in Melbourne led by Lonely Planet author Anthony Ham. They will then travel to multiple destinations alone and document their trips.

The scholarships will cover airfare, accommodations and travel insurance.

Individuals from any nationality can apply, but interested applicants should have exceptional written English skills.

The deadline to apply is June 27.

For more information, click here.

https://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/travel-writing-scholarship-available-worldwide

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