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21 Apr

The Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization in Putnam County, W.Va., is looking for an energetic and self-motivated employee with outstanding organizational skills. This entry-level position is a great opportunity for someone interested in social media and assisting with event planning. Strong communication skills are needed with the ability to create and maintain relationships with members.

More job details:
• General office oversight
• E-mail inquiry response
• Manage event registrations
• Data management
• Website & social media updates
• Press release writing

• Degree in Business, Communications or Journalism field
• A minimum of 1-2 years working in a business/office environment (internships included) preferred
• Experience should include proficiency in Microsoft Office Products, WordPress and Social Media

This position is a minimum 30 hours a week with potential of full-time.

Interested in applying? Contact fellow WVU SOJ alumna Ashley Alford at A.Alford@putnamcounty.org or (304) 757-6510. Please submit cover letter and resume by May 16, 2014. Potential start date for employee is June 1, 2014.

17 Apr

Opportunity alert for April 16

Angela | April 17, 2014

From the desk of Eric Minor, here are this week’s available job opportunities.

• All Majors – City of Morgantown seeks Multimedia Interns for Summer 2014 (Paid through federal work study). Good for practical experience with video editing and multimedia work.

• StratComm – Eberly College of Arts and Sciences seeks PAID Marketing and Communciations intern for Summer 2014. Intern will assist the college through website design, marketing materials, media relations and brand support.

• StratComm – Highmark of Pittsburgh will interview candidates for Marketing/Sales internships. PAID $15/hour (Mid-May through mid-August with possibility of PT or FT extension thru December 2014. Reserve an interview slot through MountaineerTRAK Schedule ID 1545. Deadline is Friday, April 18.

• Journalism – The Pittsburgh Sports report is taking applications for Fall 2014. Contact Eric for application information.

• All Majors – Mon County Habitat for Humanity seeks Web Design/Social Media intern for Summer 2014. Eligible for pay through federal work study (otherwise unpaid).

• StratComm—Premier Chevrolet Buick GMC at University Town Center (Morgantown) seeks summer inters for PR/Advertising and Social Media.

For more infromation, contact Eric Minor at 304-293-6117 or eric.minor@mail.wvu.edu. Follow him on Twitter: @ericminorWVU

15 Apr

The State Journal, a statewide, weekly newspaper that focuses on business, government, energy and law in West Virginia, is looking for reporters.

Applicants should enjoy the challenge of covering a diverse state with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Our stories are picked up by national news services and our reporters speak about their subjects on television and radio. We break daily news online and on social media, and we tell the full story with analysis in print each week.

The State Journal is owned by West Virginia Media, a company that includes television stations in West Virginia’s major markets. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field is preferred. Candidates must be familiar with AP style. Comfort working in a fast-paced environment with several different deadlines each day is a must. Successful candidates are reporters who can generate their own story ideas and compete for front page space. The ideal candidate will work to become known as the best on his or her beat in the entire state. Two years of experience preferred.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and three work samples to Human Resources, The State Journal, PO Box 11848, Charleston, WV, 25339 or by email to jobs@statejournal.com. The State Journal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

17 Mar

Caitlyn Alexander and Christa Barvinchak with Howard Hannah real estate in Morgantown are hiring a marketing coordinator/administrative assistant. The position is available immediately and requires good computer skills, great customer relations skills, a willingness to learn, the ability to multitask, and a positive attitude. Hours are flexible, and candidates must be available for 20 hours per week.
To apply, submit a resume to christabarvinchak@howardhanna.com and caitlynalexander@howardhanna.com.

17 Feb

WVU Healthcare is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual with experience and skills in web content management, writing and editing for the web, web/project management and graphic design. He/she will be responsible for helping to develop the organization’s internal online presence.

The Communications Specialist must be a strong writer and have basic knowledge of HTML and Adobe Photoshop. He/she must possess the ability to organize information and make it web-ready and user-friendly. This individual must understand information architecture and the importance of providing positive user experiences by planning and designing the information structure for websites.

This individual will help develop new web content and websites and edit current web content and websites. He/she will build and update websites and webpages using a content management system, ensuring consistency and effectiveness of presentation for all elements.

The Communications Specialist needs to have the ability to juggle multiple priorities and exhibit excellent interpersonal skills. He/she will work closely with departments throughout WVU Healthcare to develop and maintain internal websites, and provide training for site editors, as appropriate. The Communications Specialist will also develop a tracking mechanism to ensure all websites are reviewed and updated on a regular basis.
In addition to web work, the specialist will provide support for other internal communication efforts, as well as for community relations activities.

Read more and learn how to apply here.

12 Feb

The Daily Climate is hiring a Climate Science Writer.
This position is full-time, benefits-eligible with a leading nonprofit journalism organization. The Daily Climate is one of two online news publications of Environmental Health Sciences. The Daily Climate, its sister publication Environmental Health News and EHS operate as fiscally-sponsored arms of Virginia Organizing, a Charlottesville, Va.-based nonprofit.

The position reports to Daily Climate Editor Douglas Fischer, and is funded by an annual, renewable grant.


  • Several years experience in reporting in related fields
  • Strong familiarity with/experience in climate science reporting
  • Fluency with social media and multi-media tools
  • Familiarity with all aspects of the climate beat: energy, environmental impact, politics, economics, history of climate science and climate journalism. Ability to connect the dots between climate science and these other aspects.
  • Ability to prospect and pitch unique story ideas with fresh angles
  • Skill in spot news, explanatory writing and investigative reporting

The Daily Climate functions as a remote workplace. Employees work from their homes, though this job will require travel for reporting. A 40-hour or more work week is the norm; flexibility in hours is essential. Stories will also be published on Environmental Health News, and EHN’s Editor-in-Chief will be heavily involved in story generation and editing.
While the position focuses on producing content for The Daily Climate and news outlets which re-publish our work, the employee will be expected to be familiar with and occasionally participate in the daily assembly and aggregation of The Daily Climate.

Value-added assets:
The following skills are not essential, but will enhance the prospects of job candidates:
Advanced degree(s) in journalism or related fields
Second-language skills
Web design and Search Engine Optimization skills
The Daily Climate is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
Benefits: Comprehensive health plan; three weeks annual vacation; Provision of essential hardware and software
Apply with resumé and supporting materials to Publisher Peter Dykstra at pdykstra@ehn.org

12 Feb

The News Leader, a Gannet newspaper in Staunton, Va., is hiring a visual journalist.

Candidate must be a visual storyteller willing to cover nard news and sports, work with reporters on enterprise assignments and take the lead other projects.

View the full job listing here, and send a resume and a link to your online portfolio to Executive Editor Dave Fritz, at dfritz@newsleader.com.

10 Feb

The Eastern Market in Washington, D.C., a federally funded food and art market on Capitol Hill, is seeking a marketing and promotions manager


Serves as the Marketing and Promotions Manager for Eastern Market organizing events, writing text and designing layouts for all promotional materials. Requirements include:

  • Writing press releases
  • Being the primary author and designer of monthly eNewsletter, coordinating with volunteers, vetting articles, writing articles
  • Ability to develop brochures and print ads
  • Posting daily Facebook and engaging the community through this and other social media outlets
  • Conceptualizing and executing five annual events that include all parts of Eastern Market (indoor merchants, outdoor vendors, North Hall)
  • Managing and growing the Fresh Tuesdays Market
  • Tracking success of marketing program


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as communications, English, journalism or business
  • Strong written skills with demonstrated experience in writing and editing copy
  • Ability to interact in a team environment
  • Highly skilled in the Microsoft Office suite: particularly Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage budgets and measure event ROI
  • Familiarity with the business development process for professional services desired
  • Ability to use a layout program such as InDesign or equivalent
  • Ability to manage volunteers

To apply, contact Lindsay Bailey at lbailey3mixwvu@gmail.com

27 Jan

The Kansas City Business Journal is looking for a true multimedia journalist to help us give our audience the information they need in whichever format they want. This position will help produce our morning news email and bolster our online coverage through reporting, shooting video and taking photos.

Full Time

Reports To:

• Procure and write our Morning Edition email product at least three days a week.
• Work with the associate editor to provide beat and general-assignment coverage for our website.
• Work with reporters to complement beat coverage with sidebars, video, photos, graphics, etc.

• Ability to report and produce news stories and features, whether in text, video or graphic form.
• Experience with content management systems.
• Ability to shoot and edit video in a timely fashion.
• Outsized intellectual curiosity.
• Ability to work as part of a team or independently.

1-2 years of journalism experience, with preference given to digital natives. Knowledge of business is a plus.


8 Jan

WBIR seeks digital producer

Angela | January 8, 2014

WBIR-TV, the Gannett-owned NBC affiliate in Knoxville, Tenn., is looking for a Digital Producer. WBIR is a #1-rated, Emmy- and Murrow-winning station.
The primary responsibility of this position is to drive traffic to all platforms. The successful candidate must:

• Have solid news judgment
• Have a strong knowledge of AP-style writing
• Be social media savvy
• Understand and utilize analytics

The digital producer must also review, edit, and post reporter scripts; edit, process and post videos from the newscast and from the field; gather new content from the wire and from the field and post it to the website. In addition, this individual will also work with the appropriate parties to diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve issues.

Some newsroom experience is a plus. A four-year college degree is required. Must be a team player and be willing to work early, late, or weekend hours.

Please apply as soon as possible by sending a resume and other relevant materials to Christy Moreno: cmoreno@wbir.com.

WVU students are invited to e-mail recent SOJ grad Steve Butera at sbutera@wbir.com with any questions.

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