Tag Archives: editorial

Intern – Birmingham Magazine (2011)

Our pal Carla Jean at Birmingham Magazine reminded us that the deadline to apply for an unpaid, part-time editorial internship in the spring (January-April) is Dec. 1. For more information, see our previous post.

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Intern – PMT Publishing

PMT PublishingOur pal Sarah sent us this posting for PMT Publishing:

Intern: Birmingham Home and Garden and Business Alabama magazines

PMT Publishing produces a variety of city and statewide magazines in Alabama. We offer the opportunity to experience multiple facets of the publishing industry and provide invaluable experience to those interested in working in media. Our program includes flexible hours and school credit. We offer unpaid internships on a semester, quarterly or summer basis.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research and fact-check articles
  • Produce and write articles
  • Attend photo shoots
  • Copyedit articles
  • Send out checking and comp copies to homeowners and designers

Requirements:

  • Working towards / earned a degree in journalism, English or related field
  • GPA of 3.25 or higher

E-mail a cover letter (1 page maximum), resume and writing samples to sarah[at]pmtpublishing.com.

Or mail to:

Sarah Brueggemann
Managing Editor, Birmingham Home and Garden
PMT Publishing
529 Beacon Pkwy. W., Ste. 110
Birmingham, AL 35209

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Intern – Birmingham Magazine (2010)

Our pal Carla Jean sent us this posting for Birmingham Magazine:

Birmingham Magazine tells the stories of the people, places and events that make Birmingham unique.

The magazine offers an unpaid, part-time editorial internship each semester, offering college students the opportunity to build resumes and portfolios as they write front-of-book pieces and monthly departments, assist in developing online content and fact-check listings.

Hard work and talent are rewarded with great clips; the fall 2009 intern wrote a six-page feature story for the December 2009 issue.

Applicants must be available a minimum of 15 hours per week. Prior journalism experience is expected, whether with college publications or elsewhere. Applicants should also be comfortable with AP Style.

Application deadlines:

  • Summer (May-August): April 1
  • Fall (September-December): July 1
  • Spring (January-April): Dec. 1

Send a cover letter, resume and three to five clips to cwhitley[at]bhammag.com.

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Need a job? Check our job board.
Have a job to fill? Contact The MOB for your free listing.

Intern – Birmingham Magazine

Our pal Carla Jean sent us this posting for Birmingham Magazine:

Birmingham Magazine tells the stories of the people, places and events that make Birmingham unique.

The magazine offers an unpaid, part-time editorial internship each semester, offering college students the opportunity to build resumes and portfolios as they write front-of-book pieces and monthly departments, assist in developing online content and fact-check listings.

Hard work and talent are rewarded with great clips; the fall 2009 intern wrote a six-page feature story for the December 2009 issue.

Applicants must be available a minimum of 15 hours per week. Prior journalism experience is expected, whether with college publications or elsewhere. Applicants should also be comfortable with AP Style.

Send a cover letter, resume and three to five clips to cwhitley[at]bhammag.com.

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Have a job to fill? Contact The MOB for your free listing.

Personnel changes at the Birmingham News

Including a change at the top

A few personnel changes at the Birmingham News of note:

Ian R. RapoportIan R. Rapoport, University of Alabama sports beat reporter, is headed to his hometown to cover the New England Patriots for the Boston Herald. He writes on his final News blog post:

“In fact, the past three seasons spent covering Nick Saban — and Alabama football, basketball, baseball, gymnastics, and everything else — for The Birmingham News have been crazy, unpredictable, and incredibly rewarding.

“I had a blast.”

Scott Stantis• Editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis is headed to the Chicago Tribune. New WBHM-FM contributor Tim Lennox broke the story on his blog. Stantis writes on his News blog:

“It has been a great 13 years. Everything from Tinker Fob to Jimmy Blake to Bettye Fine to LaLa and every crazy thing in between. It has been my great honor to cartoon for the people of Birmingham, Jefferson County and Alabama. I hope you have liked it as much as I have.”

kurt-vanotsky-mugKurt Vantosky is the new vice president of advertising. He was previously at the Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune and the Anchorage Daily News. He told the News:

“I think the strong editorial commitment — its history and its continued belief of being the voice of the community — drew me to The Birmingham News.”

Ricky Mathews• Perhaps most intriguing is this item, sent to us by a News insider. Birmingham native Ricky Mathews is the new president and publisher of two Advance Publications properties, the (Mobile) Press-Register and the Mississippi Press in Pascagoula. (Amusingly enough, his name is misspelled in the announcement story.) He served in the same capacity at the Sun Herald in Gulfport and Biloxi, Miss.

But his job description doesn’t end there, as Mathews will also serve in a newly created position …

“Mathews was also named president of Advance Alabama/Mississippi and will assume oversight responsibility for the Birmingham News and the Huntsville Times, in addition to the Press-Register and Mississippi Press.”

What, if anything, does this mean for the ailing Birmingham News? Can anyone weigh in?

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Editorial / Newswriting Workshop in Montgomery

The Alabama Press Association will hold a “Back to the Basics” editorial workshop led by Jack Smith, former Eufaula Tribune editor. This is a basic newswriting workshop targeted at reporters, whether new to the industry or seasoned journalists, who have not had much formal journalism training or just need a refresher course. This is a good overview for all reporters.

Topics covered include:

  • Writing with accuracy, clarity and integrity
  • News story basics
  • Structuring your writing: “straight” news, inverted pyramid approach and narrative stories
  • Writing leads
  • Learning how to write for your readers and not your sources
  • Fundamentals of good writing
  • Overview of AP style
  • How to identify compelling or unusual stories readers will talk about
  • Feature writing basics
  • Photography 101
  • The public service mission
  • Covering your beat
  • Basic interviewing techniques
  • Libel basics

Please fill out the registration form and return to APA. A confirmation will be e-mailed with directions once registration is received.

  • Cost: $40 (includes lunch)
  • Where: Montgomery Advertiser’s Freedom Room, 425 Molton St. [map]
  • When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6
  • Deadline: Tuesday
  • Questions: Bethany Carr, Alabama Press Association, 205-871-7737, bethany@alabamapress.org