Saturday, August 30, 2008

Job openings: journalism

Position: Managing editor
Company: PegasusNews, an online news/arts site
Location: Dallas
We need someone to lead our newsroom, organizing and educating a young, fiercely independent but open-minded team. You should be familiar enough with the Rules of Journalism to know which ones to break. You should be a strong writer and editor. You need a healthy respect for the importance of data alongside narrative. You need to be a team builder who leads by example.

Great organization skills are essential. Traditional Media experience is nice, but non-traditional media experience is an even bigger plus. Before doing anything, spend some time on PegasusNews.

If you like what you see, then ask yourself how you'd make it even better. Some night and weekend work required. Apply to Mike Orren at See what our news team says they want.

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Position: Senior producer, metro
Company:, Newsweek Interactive
Location: Washington, D.C. is looking for an experienced journalist who is passionate about serving readers with local news and information, and who will be our lead in expanding interactive features in our local sections.

This producer's responsibilities will include: Conceiving and executing original, interactive initiatives and content. This could include, but should not be limited to, user-generated content, crowd-sourcing, games that engage and help tell stories,polls, quizzes, contests, live discussions, user-generated and "crowd sourcing" content. Working with journalists at and the Post newspaper to enhance print content with appropriate interactive components. Serving, in an occasional rotation, as our lead day producer, in charge of metro’s daily news sections.

In addition, this producer will own one or more specific local content areas of particular importance to our readers. The candidate will be our lead producer for those areas, working with Post newspaper journalists and colleagues at Education is likely to be one of these.

Top candidates will have local news and web producing/editing experience, plus demonstrated creativity and ability to conceive and execute features that directly engage readers. We are looking for high energy and non-stop ideas.

Fluency in HTML and other web development languages and tools is not necessary, but a minimum level of familiarity and comfort with them is required. This is not a television production position.

In order to apply please e-mail David Marino-Nachison at and submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. We are committed to diversity in the workplace and promote a drug-free work environment.

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