Category Archives: Job postings

News anchor – WERC (960 AM)

Our pal Paul passed this along:

werc-960-logoNews Radio 960 WERC is in search of our next great news anchor. Candidate must have experience in radio news and have a keen awareness of news, current events and pop culture.

The right candidate

  • is a powerful communicator who can stamp a personal imprint on the news product;
  • is relatable and likable while projecting a sense of authority and command of the content;
  • thrives in a deadline intensive environment;
  • writes creatively;
  • able to ad-lib well in breaking news situations:
  • and can immerse themselves in the community and the Alabama political landscape.

Must be able to work weekends and off-hours.

Rush your resume and a sound file (less than 5MB) to jobs@960werc.com.

Or mail to:

WERC Opening
600 Beacon Pkwy W.
4th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35209

No phone calls please. Clear Channel Radio is an equal opportunity employer.

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The MOB Job Board

Looking for a new job? Or just want to poke around and see what’s out there?

Check out our new MOB Job Board.

We feature Birmingham-area companies’ job postings in one convenient list. Want to add your company to the list at the right? Tell us.

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And be sure to come by our monthly mixers. It’s a great way to find out first who’s hiring.

Copy editor – Progressive Farmer

Our pal Claire passed this along:

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The Progressive Farmer magazine has a full-time opportunity in its editorial department for a copy editor. Copy editor’s main responsibilities include editing magazine articles produced by our award-winning staff of editors.

In addition, copy editor will help update the magazine’s Web site, so experience with Web applications and content-management tools is helpful.

Copy editor also works with Green Valley Custom Publishing, a division of Progressive Farmer that produces Merial SureHealth magazine for animal pharmaceutical client.

Candidate must have either a Bachelor’s degree in English or journalism and a strong command of AP style, with three to five years of copy-editing experience preferred. Knowledge of content management Web tools and Adobe InDesign preferred. Candidate must have good verbal communication skills and be able to juggle several projects, working closely with editors to ensure accuracy and quality with attention to deadlines.

To apply for the copy editor position, send a cover letter and resume with references to Claire.vath@progressivefarmer.com. Applicants will be required to take a copy-editing test. No phone calls, please.

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Intern – al.com

Our pal Matt passed this along:

alabama liveAl.com is seeking candidates for an editorial intern. Internship responsibilities will include maintaining and updating news stories and section front pages, working closely with the editorial production staff to build special report packages, monitoring discussions in forums and blogs, creating photo galleries, monitoring news wires, and updating news, entertainment and sports databases.

Candidates should be pursuing a degree in Journalism or Communications or have comparable work experience. An ideal candidate would have relevant experience, such as working on a school newspaper or web site or a prior internship.

Candidates should possess skills in the following areas:

  • Editing photos with Adobe Photoshop and ImageReady
  • Editing HTML with a text editor
  • Using FTP to publish files to the Internet
  • Strong grammar and spelling skills
  • Strong knowledge of Windows operating systems

Candidates should be prepared to work weekends. This is a full-time, paid position. $10 per hour/40 hours per week.

Please e-mail resume to jobs@al.com with the subject line “editorial internship.”

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Web – Oakstone Publishing

Update Feb. 13, 2008: The position has been filled.

From our pal Stacey:
Immediate opening for an energetic, self-motivated, analytical thinker with a combination of graphic skills and Web editing experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • daily website maintenance and quality assurance;
  • continual improvements focused on search engine optimization, general functionality and appearance;
  • managing rotation of featured products and offers throughout the website;
  • creating landing pages as needed;
  • setting up HTML newsletters and deploying to subscribers;
  • maintaining e-newsletter archives;
  • managing pay-per-click ad words;
  • tracking website trends and activity;
  • providing web analytics summary reports on a daily or weekly basis.

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Freelance – Lipstick

From Tina Hatch:

I’m the editor of Lipstick magazine, a new magazine for Birmingham women age 30 to 50. Lipstick bills itself as “smart, fun and fearless,” and we’re looking for writers, artists and photographers who share those qualities (or at least aspire to them).

We’re looking for writers who can write features, profiles, short articles, etc. in a conversational tone. We assign 90 percent of our stories, but we also welcome queries. Artists are needed for cover art as well as for subjects of potential profiles. We like to profile at least one local artist per month.

We’re looking for freelancers, all experience levels. I don’t care as much about background as I do the ability to tell a great story, whether it’s through words or art. Interested parties can send clips or a link to their Web site.

Contact her at thatch@lipstickbhm.com.

Production director – Birmingham Business Journal

From our pal Cindy:

The Birmingham Business Journal is seeking a production director. This person will be responsible for overseeing the production of the publication. He or she will establish news and advertising deadlines, ensure a smooth workflow in collaboration with the other department managers and serve as a liaison with the printer. We are looking for someone with the ability to handle deadline pressures with flexibility and a positive attitude. He or she must know Mac OS, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. Great benefits.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

2140 11th Ave. S.
Ste. 205
Birmingham, AL 35205

Or e-mail mdickinson@bizjournals.com.

Or fax (205) 322-0040.

Development interns, Big Brothers Big Sisters

MOB member Emily Peterson has passed this opening to us. Duties would include administrative, fundraising, events, public relations, recruitment and marketing tasks. For more information, contact Emily at (205) 939-5590, ext. 61. Check out the organization at www.bbbsbhm.org.

Birmingham News page designer, part-time

Sure it seems like we’re posting the same job twice, and actually we are. The job opportunity we posted in July was filled. This is a new opening but for the same position. Good luck.

The Birmingham News seeks a part-time page designer to work on the editorial news desk. Candidates should have a four-year degree and experience editing and designing pages in an editorial environment. Daily or weekly newspaper experience is preferred. The hours vary and may include night and weekend work. Applicants may submit a resume, cover letter and work samples to Scott Walker, Assistant Managing Editor, The Birmingham News, P.O. Box 2553, Birmingham AL 35202, or by e-mail to swalker@bhamnews.com.

Producer, designer, intern – al.com

alabama liveWe have several job opportunities available at al.com:

  • Senior Producer / Sports
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Graphic Design Intern – Web

Also, we are actively seeking free-lance photographers to cover events for al.com. Amateur photographers are encouraged! These individuals would be attending and taking pictures at community events for posting into photo galleries on al.com. It is a part-time, as needed position ($10/hour). E-mail resume and other information to jobs@al.com.

Kristen Record
editorial producer, al.com

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