Mandy Jenkins, Managing Editor at Project Thunderdome at Digital First Media and ONA Board Member, weighs in on how news organizations can do a better job hiring a more diverse staff. 

The Bennington Banner is seeking a full-time assistant sports editor. The job entails covering sports at five area high schools and designing our sports section on a daily basis. Details below. Email resumes and writing samples to Michelle Karas, editor, at mkaras@benningtonbanner.com

Guys, this is my newspaper. We’re looking for a new asst. sports editor, it’s a good gig. Check it out here

Now Hiring! Are you an über-organized word-wizard?MASS MoCA is looking for an eager beaver to coordinate all its efforts on the marketing and communications front. 

This is a rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor of one of the world’s liveliest (and largest!) centers for making, showing and enjoying the best art and music of our time.

I know that PR isn’t journalism, but if you’re looking for a job MASS MoCA is a great group of people. I interned with this department a couple years back.


Hey New York City bound journos! DOWNTOWN magazine is seeking an editorial intern for its Lower Manhattan office. Think you’ve got what it takes? Send your cover letter, resume and writing samples in PDFs to mattessert@downtownmagazinenyc.com.

Best of luck!

If you’re living in the Colorado area, and you’re looking for a journalism or media position, they update regularly with open positions in the area.

  1. Headline Optimizer. Headlines aren’t what they used to be, especially in the online world. Once you could be witty or silly or clever, depending on the story. And once you didn’t have to worry about keywords. Today, headlines are often the way people find and decide to click on a story. Good headlines are still an art, yet they are a completely different style. To brush up on your headline-writing, you could start by reading Poynter’s 10 questions to help you write better headlines.
  1. Social Media Reporter / Aggregator. Andy Carvin is well-known for his unique news role using Twitter to fact-check information. (See our interview with Carvin.)  Other media organizations are finding useful ways to make sense of social media noise. Storify is one tool being used by journalists.
  1. Story Scientist. This job is about investigating data to make digital content. New York Magazine talks about therole of a data scientist at Buzzfeed. Basically, he uses analytics to determine ways to make stories more shareable, when to share the stories and how.
  1. Data Detective. This one is also about data, something that is becoming increasingly important to journalism. Here is a video report produced during a Knight Journalism Fellowship that explores issues in this area.
Do any of you guys already have one of these jobs?

This is a hands-on, entry-level staff position that provides research, organizational and administrative support to the media relations department at NPR. The successful candidate will have experience working or interning for a communications or media relations department, and a basic understanding of, interest in and appreciation for media and public relations practices. S/he will support all media relations staff in the successful publicity of NPR News, programming and journalists, and will gain experience creating and executing media relations practices and strategies. The candidate will conduct extensive research, brainstorm media plans, draft press releases and other communications tools, maintain the department’s database of media contacts, and provide administrative support. The position reports to the Director, Media Relations.

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented with strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills; enthusiasm for a collaborative workplace; and, above all, a willingness to learn. S/he must also be proactive and able to see tasks through to completion; have the ability to juggle multiple, often high-pressure deadlines; and possess an interest in news and media.