The Scoop | Alumni Newsletter

Spring 2012

Note from the Editor

Dear alumni,

It’s Kate here. I’d like to welcome our December graduates to the alumni network and to pass along information about the exciting upcoming spring events. Last year’s student-alumni dinner parties were such a success, we’re continuing them again this year. The spring dinner will be on Wednesday, March 21st from 6:30 – 8:30 and we welcome all alumni to participate (even if you are a recent graduate). I’ll be sending out more details soon, so watch your inboxes.

Another big event will be on Tuesday, February 28th when we will be hosting “BLOWING MINDS: The East Village Other, the Rise of Underground Comix, and the Alternative Press, 1965-1972,” an exhibition highlighting the East Village’s underground newspaper, which published in the 1960s and early 1970s. It should be a blast, so make sure to RSVP early to panuska@nyu.edu.

On April 3rd we will be celebrating the Institute’s 100-year anniversary as a department at NYU. It is an important occasion in the history of one of the oldest, most prestigious and most successful programs in the country. We will use the occasion to honor the top one hundred journalists in the United States during the past century. We also want to use the occasion to raise $100,000 to endow a fellowship for outstanding NYU Journalism Master’s students. By establishing this fellowship we can continue to attract the best students to study under our world-class faculty, which now includes the following Distinguished Writers in Residence: Pete Hamill, Ted Conover, James McBride, Paul Berman, Lee Hotz, Ren Weschler, and Clay Shirky. I would ask you as valued alumni to commit a gift towards this very important fellowship. If you are interested in participating, please contact Kate Panuska at kp32@nyu.edu or 212-998-8044.

Please join us for all of these events and, as always, keep writing to me with your successes!

Kate

Top Stories

Profile: An Artist with a well-defined knowledge of women (bocabeacon.com)

Hope Grayson, a former journalism student, now makes her mark with a brush instead of a pen.

Time’s Top 10 Everything of 2011 Recognizes Journalism students (time.com)

Studio 20 is a Master’s level concentration program at the NYU Carter Journalism Institute. In collaboration with ProPublica.org, they created a music video called, “My Water’s on Fire Tonight,” also well-known as “The Fracking Song.” The video has been well received by viewers, and has even been named by Time as the second most creative video of 2011.

NYU Student Allison Maggy (B.A. 2010) is helping revive a cultural center in the Adirondacks with her film abilities. The 23-year-old New York City resident, who studied film and journalism at New York University, hopes to establish a collaborative of filmmakers in the North Country.

Dr. Jennifer King (B.A. 1994), associate professor of education and director of instructional technology at Florida Southern College, has been recognized as one of the top 50 “Innovators of Technology in Education” in the nation by the prestigious Center for Digital Education.

Nicole Tung (B.A. 2009) is a freelance photographer from Hong Kong. Her award-winning work has been recognized by The Maybach Foundation, the International Photography Awards, Women in Photojournalism, the Hearst Foundation and the New York Press Photographers Association and recently exhibited photos of her time in Libya at Revolution(es). For more images go to www.nicoletung.com.

Alumni Bylines

In 2009, Tracie McMillan (B.A. 1999) embarked on a groundbreaking undercover journey to see what it takes to eat well in America. For nearly a year, she worked, ate, and lived alongside the working poor to examine how Americans eat when price matters. Along the way, she asked the questions still facing America a decade after the declaration of an obesity epidemic: Why do we eat the way we do? And how can we change it? To find out, McMillan goes beyond the food on her plate to examine the national priorities that put it there.

Career Moves

Congratulations to Ava Feur (B.A. 2011), the new Assistant Web Editor at Marie Claire!

ProPublica has hired social media producer Blair Hickman (M.A. Studio 20 2011) to join its newsroom this month. Hickman is a recent graduate of New York University’s Studio 20 Master’s program in Digital Journalism and Web Innovation. She will be assisting social media editor Daniel Victor with ProPublica’s crowdsourcing and social media efforts.

Dean Stattmann (B.A. 2009) has recently been named Nutrition Editor at Men’s Fitness magazine.

Upcoming Events

February 3: NewsDoc 2012 Film Festival, 2 – 6 p.m., 20 Cooper Square, 7th floor

February 4:NewsDoc 2012 Film Festival, 11 – 6 p.m., 19 University Place, Room 102

Full information can be found here.

 

February 16: Film Screening and Conversation with Alex Kotlowitz,

6 – 9 p.m., 20 Cooper Square, 7th floor

The Literary Reportage program of the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute invites you to a film screening of The Interrupters followed by drinks and discussion with author and Interrupters’ producer Alex Kotlowitz and Lit Rep director Rob Boynton.

For two decades, Alex Kotlowitz has explored the contentious state of race and violence in America. He is perhaps best known for his book, There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America, which has sold over half-a-million copies and received numerous awards. In 2008, he wrote a New York Times Magazine feature “Blocking the Transmission of Violence” about new efforts to interrupt the cycles of violence that make murder the leading cause of death of African-American men between the ages of 15-34.

The film “The Interrupters,” from Kotlowitz and acclaimed director Steve James, tells the moving and surprising story of three dedicated individuals who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they themselves once employed. These “violence interrupters” (their job title) – who have credibility on the street because of their own personal histories – intervene in conflicts before the incidents explode into violence. Their work and their insights are informed by their own journeys, which, as each of them point out, defy easy characterization.

February 21: An Evening with The Atavist, 6 – 9 p.m., 20 Cooper Square, 7th floor

The Atavist is a leader among the new breed of multimedia publishers transforming narrative journalism. Join us for a discussion with Evan Ratliff, Atavist editor and co-founder; Alissa Quart, Atavist senior editor; and Matthew Power, Atavist writer, Harper’s editor.

February 24: Journalism Career Fair 2012, 11 – 4 p.m., 20 Cooper Square, 7th floor

Meet recruiters from dozens of top media companies to discuss internships, freelance opportunities and jobs.  Click here for more details and to register as an employer!

February 27: Understanding the Doc Distribution Game,

6:30 – 8:30 p.m., 20 Cooper Square, 7th floor

Who Will Rep Your Doc?: Understanding the Distribution Game.

You’re finishing your film. Now what? How do you get it seen? How do you get it sold? How do you navigate the distribution game and plan strategically? And most importantly, who will guide you there? Do you need a sales agent? A producer’s rep? A lawyer? What role does each play in getting your film into festivals and theaters, on TV and into wide distribution? Come meet some of the best in New York who will explain what they do and how they can help you.

February 28: Blowing Minds: The East Village Other, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., 20 Cooper Square, 7th floor

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute will host “BLOWING MINDS: The East Village Other, the Rise of Underground Comix, and the Alternative Press, 1965-1972,” an exhibition highlighting the East Village’s underground newspaper, which published in the 1960s and early 1970s.

The exhibition, which includes original copies of the East Village Other, enlarged covers of the newspaper’s seminal issues, and artifacts from its 2nd Avenue office, runs from Feb. 29 through March 16 at the Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 6th Floor (between 5th and 6th Streets). Viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 212.998.8044. Subways: 6 (Astor Place); N, R (8th Street).

The exhibition launch will be heralded with a panel discussion. To RSVP, call 212.998.8044 or email panuska@nyu.edu.

Panelists will include: The New York Times’ Claudia Dreifus, New York Times columnist Steven Heller, and Alex Gross, all EVO writers, along with EVO Editor Peter Leggieri and Dan Rattiner, an EVO co-founder and founding publisher of the Hamptons’ Dan’s Papers, and poet Ed Sanders. The discussion will be moderated by John McMillian, a professor at Georgia State University and author of Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America.

Opportunities

Open City: Call for Creative Nonfiction Fellows — New York, NY

Open City is a new online magazine on Asian American news and culture in New York. We’re looking for Creative Nonfiction Fellows to write and produce stories on the vibrant immigrant communities of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. If you’re an emerging creative nonfiction writer looking for financial support, a work space and career mentorship, apply to become a Creative Nonfiction Fellow.

Applications are due on February 17, 2012.

Each fellow will focus on ONE of the following neighborhoods: 1) Manhattan’s Chinatown/Lower East Side, 2) Flushing, Queens, 3) Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 4) Jackson Heights, Queens, and 5) Richmond Hill, Queens. The neighborhood, and the issues and people therein, will become your beat. The news, stories and information you produce are compelling conversation starters about issues that matter to you, the residents and community members you’ll be working closely with. This is a yearlong fellowship that starts March 1, 2012.

Who We’re Looking For: We’re looking for talented Asian American emerging writers looking to hone their creative nonfiction skills by engaging directly with contemporary New York.

What You’ll Do: 1. Blog once a week on your designated neighborhood. 2. Produce two long-form feature stories for the year (one published every six months) OR two new media projects. 3. Meet once a month with the Open City editor. 4. Collaborate with the other fellows on four (seasonal) broader projects or packages that focus on a particular theme, including but not limited to: transportation, gentrification, housing, education, health, business, environment, organizing, and local politics.

What You’ll Get: A one-year stipend of $2,500 (stories/projects completed in addition to the fellowship requirements stated above will be offered a freelance rate); -Access to the “Writer Gym,” a work area and personal desk space at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in Chelsea to work on both Open City and personal projects (value $3,000); -A one-on-one meeting with a seasoned journalist, literary agent, writer or editor; -Private career lunch sessions with literary or journalism professionals; -A personal critique and editing session so that you exit the fellowship with a strong portfolio of work; -Free membership to the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and free access to its events (value $45); -One free writing workshop of your choice at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop (value up to $200); -Opportunities to pitch stories to all of the Workshop’s new online magazines; -Opportunity to have your feature story nominated for New America Media Award (the Pulitzer of ethnic press); -Opportunity to have your work featured at an AAWW-sponsored reading or event. Past Open City Fellows participated in readings at the New Museum Festival of Ideas of the New City, the Museum of Chinese in America, and PAGE TURNER: The Asian American Literary Festival; -Consistent exposure, editing and mentorship.

For more information and to find out how to apply visit: aaww.org/opencityapply

Job Openings

Director, NYU Urban Journalism Workshop – New York, NY

New York University’s Urban Journalism Workshop seeking a Director for a ten-day summer program exposing twenty urban high school seniors  to daily journalism. We are looking for a dynamic, experienced journalist with a commitment to diversity.

Responsibilities will include: managing all aspects of the workshop including story assignments, lectures, trips to newsrooms, managing other teachers and assistants, and editing and producing a web/print publication that appears at the end of the workshop.

Teaching experience preferred. Knowledge of New York City required.  NYU Housing available, if desired.

Please send CVs and queries to ujwdirector@gmail.com

Business Reporter, The Record — Bergen County, NJ

The Record’s Business Department is seeking a Reporter II to cover breaking news and trends, and write enterprise on a wide variety of business topics.  The candidate should be a self-starter who is current on trends and issues that affect business, with a firm grasp of business fundamentals and a strong interest in developing his or her expertise. The candidate will be expected to produce hard-hitting enterprise for the Sunday business section and A-1. A minimum of three years of daily business writing experience, or its equivalent, is required. We highly value candidates who can develop their own stories and who can explain complex topics with clear, concise, and compelling writing.

Days/Hours: Varied work schedule

Contact:  Send cover letter, resume, and your five best clips to Douglas Clancy, Assistant Managing Editor, The Record, PO Box 471, 1 Garret Mountain Plaza, Woodland Park, NJ 07424.

Municipal Reporter, The Record — Bergen County, NJ

The Record has an opening for a full-time Reporter II covering municipalities in Passaic County. We’re looking for a self-starter who can break news as well as cover breaking news, propose and execute enterprise ideas, spot significant regional trends and move quickly and surely to contribute developing stories to the Web. The ability to write clean, clear and accurate copy is critical. And of course, we’re looking for a team player who will complement and enhance the excellent work of our current team of municipal reporters. A minimum of three years of daily reporting experience, or its equivalent, is required.

Days/Hours: Varied work schedule

Contact:  Send cover letter, resume, and your five best clips to Douglas Clancy, Assistant Managing Editor, The Record, PO Box 471, 1 Garret Mountain Plaza, Woodland Park, NJ 07424.

Interactive Producer, The Associated Press — Mexico City

The Spanish Language Interactive producer will create visual journalism for online use, working with a global team of news developers, designers and editors to create compelling stories, including data visualizations, maps, dynamic interactive features, rich multimedia packages and information graphics. The Producer will also translate interactives from English to Spanish and vice versa as needed.

This is an opportunity for visual journalists with solid coding skills who are eager to bring stories to life across all platforms.

The ideal candidate will have superior design and technical skills, expertise working in HTML, Flash and a track record of conceptualizing and implementing creative digital projects. The candidate must be able to handle projects from start to finish, which could range from long-term packages to breaking news. They should be experienced in visualizing information in compelling ways and write clean and efficient code. Other responsibilities include creating graphics and maps, templates, code libraries, widgets and data-driven storytelling. The ideal candidate is creative, innovative and agile, with a passion for the intersection of journalism, design and technology.

This is a job at the forefront of journalism’s digital future. The AP is seeking a talented individual to help create that future for a complex, multi-format, international newsroom.

Requirements:

* Excellent design and UI skills

* Expertise in Flash Actionscript 3, HTML5, Javascript, XML and Illustrator

* Excellent knowledge of data tools such as spreadsheets and databases

* Solid understanding of web standards and excellent knowledge of the Adobe suite

* Must be fluent in spoken and written English and Spanish. Knowledge of Portuguese is a bonus

* Knowledge of Ruby, Perl or Python a bonus

* Strong research and reporting background highly desired

* Audio and video skills a plus

* Excellent written and oral communication skills

* Team player with excellent collaborative skills

* Ability to work on deadline and under pressure on multiple projects

* Degree or equivalent experience

https://careers.ap.org/viewjob.html?refnode=85518

Copy Editor, Resources, Dow Jones — Singapore

Dow Jones Newswires (www.djnewswires.com) is a leading supplier of real-time global economic, corporate and resources news to financial professionals across various assets classes: equities, resources, foreign exchange, commodities and energy. It has a network of 20 news bureaus in the Asia-Pacific region.

Dow Jones Newswires is looking for a copy editor for the resources pod of the Singapore Global Desk. The successful candidate will edit breaking news headlines and stories on energy and commodities news and markets from around the Asia-Pacific region as part of a four-editor team.

The position requires first-class copy editing ability, excellent communication skills, strong news judgment and the ability to multitask. Candidates must be capable of working well under constant deadline pressure and familiar with financial markets. Experience at a financial newswire or other real-time news service would be a strong advantage. We are looking for a candidate who is self-motivated and sincerely interested in a career in financial journalism.

This position offers the right person an exceptional opportunity to develop a career with one of the world’s largest and most successful business news and information services companies.

To apply, please visit www.dowjones.com/careers and search for Job ID 100003836. (Only short-listed candidates will be notified)

Huffington Post Women Intern, AOL / Huffington Post — New York, NY

Yes, AOL has been around for more than 25 years, and yes, we are a leading global web services company operating one of the largest Internet subscription access services in the United States… but big-time things are in the works here. Our already extensive suite of brands now includes industry game-changers such as Huffington Post, Patch, TechCrunch and About.Me. We’re working with up-and-coming artists from around the globe to re-invent our brand and help shape the art and design of tomorrow. We’re not just embracing the newest online technologies, we are creating them. And at this very moment, we are re-energizing the Web as you know it with the highest quality content possible. Bottom line: We’re not your grandma’s AOL.

Huffington Post Women is seeking an intern to work closely with the editor researching stories, writing quick posts, updating social media accounts, maintaining a calendar of upcoming books, TV, movies, etc, calling in books, assisting with basic photo research and resizing, and completing various other editorial tasks.

The candidate must be extremely web savvy and a frequent user of social media. The ideal candidate is a fast learner, maintains a personal blog, and knows Tumblr and/or StumbleUpon.

This is a spring internship at 40 hours / week at $10/hr.

Please send your resume to caitlin.geraghty@teamaol.com

http://corp.aol.com/careers/current-job-openings

Part-Time Listings Producer, The Local East Village - NY Times / NYU — New York, NY

The Local, an online news site dedicated to the East Village, is a collaboration between The New York Times and NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
The Local East Village, an online news site of The New York Times, seeks a temporary listings producer to help launch its calendar of events. The producer will reach out to local theaters, music venues, art galleries, community organizations, bars and restaurants, and other businesses to create a comprehensive database of events in the East Village, and may be involved in populating the calendar thereafter depending on need. Applicant should be a college graduate with a charming and professional phone manner and excellent writing and computer skills. Accuracy and attention to detail are a must; the listings will appear on the Website of The New York Times and must adhere to Times style. The work-at-home project will pay $800 and should be delivered in two weeks.

Please send resumes and dates/hours of availability to Daniel Maurer, the editor of The Local, at danielm@nyu.edu.

 http://eastvillage.thelocal.nytimes.com/

Executive Editor, GothamGazette.com — New York, NY

Citizens Union Foundation (CUF) is the non profit research, education and advocacy organization affiliated with Citizens Union, a non partisan force for good government for more than 100 years. CUF conducts research and analyzes the impact of proposed public policy and legislation at the city and state level. In its effort to inform the citizens of New York, it publishes the weekday online website, www.gothamgazette.com, an award-winning, non-profit Web site about New York City issues, policy and politics. It feat! ures original news reporting and analysis, a daily digest of news about New York City, commentaries by experts in their fields and links to other articles and sites.

Chief Editor for GothamGazette.com, an online media-based public policy journal that is published by Citizens Union Foundation (CUF), a citywide good government nonprofit organization. The site reports on and writes original articles about New York City and New York State government issues. The publication is internationally recognized for its originality and in-depth reporting. The new Executive Editor will be expected to provide strategic leadership and expertise in maximizing the presence and defined niche of an online media publication.

Founded in 1999, GothamGazette.com set the standard for innovative and incisive online local news reporting being the first publication to aggregate each morning online stories from other news media. Still committed to covering city and state government in an unbiased and balanced way, GothamGazette.com in the future will strengthen its focus of examining government policies and actions and report more deeply on key issues, taking an enterprise-story approach. Consistent with Citizens Unions watchdog function and nonpartisan style, GothamGazette.com will illuminate areas of government and public policy otherwise ignored or underreported by the mainstream press and provide strongly well-researched, balanced, long-form articles. It will keep its readers up to date with daily coverage of important government matters and policy debates through its WordPress powered blog The Wonkster. The Executive Editor reports to the publisher who also serves as CUF’s executive d! irector.

The Executive Editor will:
Provide new strategic leadership and expertise in maximizing the presence and defined niche of an online media publication taking advantage of new social media platforms to publish and promote. Work collaboratively with the State Government Editor in publishing stories and articles.
Work collaboratively with GG’s Technical Manager to manage the site and management of its many databases and platforms.

Cover City Hall and report on regular Stated Meetings of the City Council at which legislation is passed.
Supervise the work and writings of ten freelance journalists who cover specific topic areas.
Write and publish our weekly Searchlight on City Hall newsletter; oversee publication of other topic-specific newsletters.
Come up with story ideas and write and assign policy feature articles based on issues at City Hall and the State Capitol; Edit articles from journalists and commentaries by public official.
Put together our daily Eye Opener newsletter at least one day a week.
Ensure our City Laws database is maintained; write blog posts; and supervise interns.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume two or three pieces of published journalism, and salary requirements to either recruiting@citizensunionfoundation.org, or Attn. Staff Executive Editor Search, Citizens Union Foundation, 299 Broadway, Ste. 700, New York, NY 10007.

http://www.gothamgazette.com

Senior staff writer, iCrossing — New York, NY

Us: We’re iCrossing, a bona fide pioneer of digital advertising. We’ve been around since ’97, and in 2010 we joined the Hearst Corporation as its partner in branded publishing. We’ve got 750 staffers in 18 offices from New York to Buenos Aires to Seoul, representing more than 40 Fortune 500 partners, including Coca-Cola, FedEx, Epson, LEGO, MasterCard and Toyota.

As social media grows, our new Live Media Studio team helps brands understand and embrace their new opportunity to become their own publishers, telling their stories and engaging in conversations with real people in real time. We’ve hired experts in audience management, research, and editorial to help our partners communicate with clarity and agility, lifting consumers with great information, and lifting brands with great service. We apply journalistic standards of excellence to branded editorial, and we make sure our amplification gets it to the right audiences.
You: an experienced, engaged, detail-obsessed editor and writer. You’re passionate about brands, editorial, and social media. You’re eager to become a thought leader in the emergi! ng, evolving field of branded online publishing, flexing your journalistic muscles; drawing on your creative reserves to dream up infographics, video scripts, and articles; and building up great brands by blogging your heart out.

You make complex ideas simple. You can draw a crowd on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube. You’d RT @wmshakespeare b/c brevity = soul @ wit. You know how to vary your tone and your story to suit your publisher and your audience. You RUN—DON’T WALK—with strategic and creative direction. You know that a picture may be worth a thousand words, but a 300-word blog-post assignment isn’t. You can spin any briefing into a brilliant idea at a moments notice, and then build it.

As a senior writer in iCrossing’s Live Media Studio, you’ll:

– brainstorm with us, pitching narrative innovative concepts internally and externally, in any format.

– apply the work ethic of a reporter and the critical energy of a blogger to deliver outstanding content.

– help develop clients content strategy and editorial calendars.

Qualifications:
8 to 12 years of professional editorial experience at printed or online publications; in advertising or interactive agencies; or in video, film, or broadcasting.
Expertise in writing, editing, blogging, social media, and other forms of written communication.
Exceptional, versatile writing skills, from two-word headlines to 750-word articles.
The flexibility to join us as soon as you can, full-time, in Midtown Manhattan.


Please send to http://icrsng.com/LMS_Writer
your brief, detailed cover letter, including your salary expectations;
your resume, including your references; and
three things only that you’re really proud to have written, edited, or produced. (URLs are great. If you need to send samples as PDFs, please e-mail them with the subject heading “LMS Senior Staff Writer, writing samples” to todd.pruzan@icrossing.com.)

Find details at http://icrsng.com/LMS_Writer

http://www.icrossing.com 

Freelance Researcher/Writer Position for Chinese-Speaking Candidates, BackTrack Reports Group, First Advantage Litigation Consulting — New York, NY
Since 1993, First Advantage’s BackTrack Report has been an industry leader in the field of investigative due diligence. We’ve helped hundreds of institutional investors around the world conduct thorough background investigations on high-level executives and their companies.

Our premier team of specialists engages a signature investigation process that includes:

Credentials verification
Litigation searches and retrievals
News searches
Corporate and regulatory record reviews
Interviews
Written reports

This process culminates in our uniquely comprehensive BackTrack Report that presents our detailed findings and conclusions in an easy-to-read format.
Freelance Chinese-speaking researcher/writer wanted for a white-collar private investigation firm specializing in background reports on corporate executives and hedge fund managers. This position requires behind-the-scenes investigative work including public records research and conducting interviews of financial executives in China. Candidates must possess strong writing and research skills, including familiarity with Lexis and search string syntax; knowledge of Factiva, Westlaw a plus. Expert written and spoken English and Chinese required.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to cdrucker@backtrackreports.com. No phone calls, please. http://www.backtrackreports.com

Editorial Director, MTV World — Manhattan, NY

MTV World, a Viacom Media Networks division focused on global pop music and culture, and a creative engine, content and production resource for advertising partners, is looking for an Editorial Director. This role is responsible for developing an overall editorial strategy for the divisions consumer brands including MTV Iggy, MTV Desi and MTVK, and overseeing all aspects of editorial content creation. The editorial director owns the editorial voice of the brands and will manage and influence groups to assure the voice is unique, creatively diverse and always relevant to our audience of global millennials. Additionally, the Editorial Director is responsible for editing, writing, translating, and developing concepts for assigned editorial projects as well as setting editorial standards for cross functional groups, and collaborating with and managing writers, bloggers, and photographers. He or she is also responsible for developing a strategy for the widest possible dissemination of MTV World editorial content on social platforms. This is an ideal position for a globally-oriented, visionary music editor who is seasoned but can work successfully in an entrepreneurial environment and has a strong desire to innovate.
Reporting to the SVP/GM of the division, the Editorial Director will work closely with the divisions Production, Programming and Marketing teams, and various MTV Network departments and affiliates. The role is strongly focused on emerging pop music and trends from around the world. Deep knowledge of music and music journalism, social media and global music trends is a requirement. Familiarity with digital technologies is strongly preferred.
This is initially a fulltime freelance opportunity.
Key responsibilities:
Oversee all day-to-day editorial operations

Set and manage overall editorial calendar

Maintain editorial voice and content quality across all sites, social media accounts and services (e.g., Facebook, Twitter)

Create high quality, relevant editorial content that furthers our reach and enhances our brands
Pitch new story and feature ideas
Work closely with Ad Sales producers to develop content ideas for sponsorship
Develop and intelligence system to keep track of pop music and culture trends from around the world
Work closely with the licensing dept. to ensure that all of the editorial content is licensed , attributed, credited and cleared for global multiplatform use
Manage editorial budget

Source and manage editorial resources – writers, translators, editors, bloggers, photographers, and photo houses in major pop culture centers of the world
Source content from outside the MTV universe thats relevant for our audience

Provide editorial leadership and work in collaboration with Music Programming, Online and Video Production, and Marketing/Social Media teams

Arrange and run regular meetings; maintain consistent interdepartmental communication and editorial efficiencies across all sites, and develop processes aimed at increasing teamwork and efficiencies

Track and understand performance of editorial content based on traffic, audience engagement, social media metrics and revenue
Qualifications:
5 to 8 years experience working in a dynamic, deadline- and results-oriented environment; demonstrated editorial management skills with both staff and freelancers

Experience writing/editing for mainstream media outlets that attract young (millennial) audiences
Deep and broad knowledge of pop music in the USA and around the world
Broad knowledge-base across USA and global music, entertainment, news, politics, culture, and travel Proven ability to handle multiple tasks under tight daily and weekly deadlines
Demonstrated success and audience growth at a large web site
Excellent editorial skills writing, editing, concepting

Knowledge and experience with SEO best practices

Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Significant contacts in the digital editorial community
Preferably bilingual with spoken/written knowledge of English and another major language
Extensive knowledge of the US media market, as well as familiarity with and passion for pop culture from around the world
Strong business and personal ethics
Strong recommendations from within the industry

Specific Skills:
5+ years experience in advertising copywriter/copy lead role at an agency and/or-
At least 3 years experience in editorial position overseeing writers and editorial staff
BA in English, marketing, advertising or journalism is required
Working knowledge of WordPress and familiarity with HTML and Photoshop etc.

Please email your cover letter and resume to mtvworldjob@gmail.com.

http://www.mtviggy.com

Part Time Reporter- Sports Illustrated for Kids, Time Inc. — New York, NY

Sports Illustrated Kids is looking for a part-time reporter. This person will come in Wednesday through Friday and will be primarily responsible for fact-checking stories in SI Kids magazine and tablet editions.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Experience in a deadline-driven editorial environment (newspaper, magazine, TV, Web)
Thorough understanding of all the major sports
Ability to effectively research stories and contact appropriate sources to verify information
Detail-oriented critical thinker with excellent communication skills
Working knowledge of InCopy

http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/jobtools_us/search_tp.html?partnerid=391&siteid=5161&codes=CNYU,129132BR

http://www.timeinc.com