JOB: Discussions editor for the Washington Post

What looks like a fun job at the Washington Post. More gigs coming.

The Washington Post is looking for an aggressive journalist to lead the newsroom’s efforts to increase the quality and quantity of online discussions and user-generated content on our digital platforms. Working with Universal News Desk editors and the originating desks, the Discussions Editor will develop discussion and crowdsourcing initiatives, supervise moderation of article comment threads, and work to promote and extend Post content on social media sites.

Candidates must have at least three years of journalism experience, strong collaborative skills, extensive knowledge of trends in online interactivity and a keen interest in community building and the ways in which our users can contribute to and enhance Post content. They must be willing to juggle multiple projects, while supervising a small team within the Interactivity desk. The Discussions Editor will report to the Interactivity Editor, and the job will include occasional weekend work.

If you have questions, let me know. If you’d like to apply, please email interactivity [at] wpost.com, referencing that you saw the posting here.

JOB: Associate News Editor, HuffPo

This job is essentially the front-page editor of HuffPo. If you apply, drop me a note to let me know you’ve applied. Thanks.

Associate News Editor

The Huffington Post has an opening for an associate news editor. Note: this position includes work shifts on weekend evenings.

Associate News Editor’s job duties:
- Meticulously follow breaking news; file and post stories and video.
- Write headlines and news stories for the Huffington Post’s front page.
- Create slideshows and other multimedia presentations.
- Work on a variety of other special projects.

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JOBS: Internships at BlogTalkRadio

Some of you know that I am a big fan of BlogTalkRadio, the audio webcasting service that I use for Columbia J-school and SAJA outreach [ see the close to 150 shows I have hosted at blogtalkradio.com/columbiajournalism & blogtalkradio.com/saja ]. It has completely changed the way both institutions connect with their constituents, both existing and potential. BTR founder & CEO Alan Levy sent over these internship opportunities:

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JOB: Social-media manager, Slate (in DC or NYC)

I see a lot of job postings these days (knock wood!) and post the best of the lot here when I can. See the quality of past jobs to get a sense of what I post. Best way to get alerts about these is to follow my SreeTips Facebook page.

Here’s a great gig I hope folks will consider. I see plenty like this, so let me know (sree @ sree.net) so I can add you to my list of good candidates interested in socmedia positions. Read my Poynter piece on the growth of this position and why it’s so important. See the syllabus of my five-week Social-media Skills for Journalists. If you’d like to take a workshop with me, keep an eye on http://bit.ly/workshops or e-mail me.  Would also like to hear your comments below.

The Slate Group
Manager, Social Media
Location: Washington DC or New York, NY

Description
The Slate Group is looking for a Manager of Social Media to join our creative, fast paced team.  As one of the most influential and widely read news and culture magazines, Slate combines the innovation of a web-only property with the quality and authority you’d expect from an organization owned by The Washington Post Company.  Slate is the centerpiece of an expanding family of sites including The Root, Slate V, The Big Money, and Foreign Policy.

The Social Media Manager will coordinate social media projects across the Slate Group.   This will include motivating everyone on the Slate team to contribute to social media efforts and making sure everyone in the Slate Group feels ownership and accountability for social media goals.  This will include having an excellent sense of any and all data on social media referrals and other metrics and reporting this data out to the Slate Group.

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JOB: Executive Director, NYC Media Lab

I see a lot of job postings these days (knock wood!) and post the best of the lot here when I can. See the quality of past jobs to get a sense of what I post. Best way to get alerts about these is to follow my SreeTips Facebook page.

The NYC Media Lab, a new university (NYU Poly, NYU, Columbia) and industry R&D consortium is looking to hire its first executive director. See the full listing and appl online at http://www.poly.edu/humanresources/apply/job.php?jobid=HSS031.

Not much on the web about the Media Lab yet, so if you have questions, send them to Orin Herskowitz [at] oh2120@columbia.edu, VP of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, Columbia Technology Ventures (subject line = NYC Media Lab gig)

•Develop and implement a long-term business plan for the NYC Media Lab, planning for self-support within 18 months of operation.

•Help design and implement a coordinated strategy for the NYC Media Lab.

•Support, coordinate, and help build specific new industry/academic R&D partnerships through the NYC Media Lab, including researchers from NYU-Poly, NYU, Columbia, and other academic and industry research partners

•Raise national and global awareness of the NYC Media Lab, and NYC as a hub of new research and development leading to the development of new applications, products and services and businesses in the media sector

•Hire and manage support staff as required.

ALSO NOTE:

The Executive Director will be an employee of NYU Poly, and will report to NYU-Poly’s Vice-Provost for Research and the NYC Media Lab board of directors. There will also be an advisory board that will include representatives from local media companies, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, universities, NYCEDC, not-for-profits, and others with an interest in building a vibrant future-oriented media sector in NYC.

JOB: Prof & director of Columbia J-school’s new Tow digital media center

Folks: I post a lot of jobs here, but none quite like this. Columbia Journalism School is doing a worldwide search to hire a new digital media professor who will be the founding director of our brand-new Tow Center for Digital Journalism. This is going to be an AMAZING opportunity for the right person. We are looking for someone with experience, vision, skills and more. Please help us get the word out about this.

[UPDATE, 1/12/2009: HERE IS A DETAILED PRESS RELEASE ABOUT THE SCHOOL SUCCESSFULLY RAISING $15 MILLION FOR THE CENTER]

If you apply, let me know: sree[at]sree.net.

The online application, further details, are at http://bit.ly/columbiajtow * if you tweet this, please include #columbiajtow

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism (www.journalism.columbia.edu) invites applications for the Director of the Tow Center for the Internet and Digital Media, who shall also be appointed as a professor of Journalism (rank and track to be determined). 

The successful candidate will serve as Director of the newly created Tow Center for the Internet and Digital Media, with responsibility for helping to create a new academic center dedicated to the teaching of journalism with innovative applications online and research into emerging uses of digital media in journalism. 

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JOB: Managing editor for Wharton, based in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI: A terrific opportunity for a business journalist who really knows the Arab world well. Knowledge of Arabic language is a plus, not mandatory.

Title: Managing Editor/Branch Manager, Wharton School Entrepreneurship and Family Business Research Center for the Middle East at CERT; The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Position Summary

The Managing Editor/Branch Manger will provide leadership for and operational management of activities and programs for the newly created Wharton Entrepreneurship and Family Business Research Center for the Middle East at the Center for Excellence in Applied Research and Training (CERT) in Abu Dhabi.

Activities at the center include the publication of the Wharton School’s edition of Arabic Knowledge@Wharton and a research center focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and family business providing an international perspective. The position serves as a link to the Wharton School on all Middle East matters and has responsibilities to faculty and senior administrators at the Wharton School in the United States.

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JOB: Search & traffic editorial positions at WashPost

Three unusual newsroom openings at the Washington Post (bet these will become routine in the future). One editor and two assistant editors, all in site’s search and traffic efforts. Application details below.

Job Posting:  Editor, Search & Traffic
We are looking for an Editor to head up Search & Traffic efforts in the
newsroom through smart use of online content optimization. This is a
challenging job that aims to combine strong journalistic chops with smart
analytics and some technical knowledge, all aimed at improving how
Washington Post content is seen throughout the Internet.

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JOB: Multimedia news professor job opening at Northeastern University

Take a look folks - looks like a great opportunity. I understand the search has been extended, so get your applications in now - or tell your friends.

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Assistant Professor
School of Journalism - College of Arts & Sciences

Boston Main Campus

Northeastern University’s School of Journalism seeks an outstanding professional or scholar for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor with a specialty in multimedia news.  He or she will be able to give undergraduate and graduate students the practical skills and the theoretical grounding to be able to produce sophisticated journalism on the World Wide Web and other platforms. In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated through a substantial body of work a distinctive perspective on journalism’s future in the digital age and an ability to translate those insights into important and original theoretical or applied research.  He or she will play a unique role in shaping the curriculum of a long established and successful journalism program to better fit the demands of the changing news market. The successful candidate will have the chance to work with undergraduate and graduate students who take journalism seriously and who have had substantial professional training through Northeastern’s co-operative education program. Northeastern’s location in the center of Boston means the successful candidate will be part of a vibrant media and academic community.

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