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Indie Reader Seeks Book Reviewers

IndieReader (www.indiereader.com), the essential consumer resource for self published books and the people who write them, is looking for book reviewers.

You will be paid $20/book and your byline will appear with the review on the IR site.
Requirements include:
* You must be a professional writer
* You must be able to read and review books in a few week’s time
* You must have access to an ereader

Please contact Amy at amy@indiereader.com with questions.

 

Columbia Seeks Investigative Editor

Mewsie Robert Bugai from The Society of Professional Journalists shares an opportunity for an Investigative Editor at Columbia University based in New York.

Investigative Editor

Columbia University | New York, NY | Posted: 03.18.2014

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism is currently seeking an Investigative Editor responsible for launching and overseeing an ambitious research project to be carried out by a team of graduates of the Journalism School, with support from several school faculty members.

The project concerns environmental issues and resource corporations. The work is global in scope. The reporting envisaged by the project will be difficult, and the project’s final scope is uncertain. The project requires an editor with substantial field and leadership experience. The successful candidate will have completed to high standard more than one challenging, long-term, high-impact investigative project. The successful candidate will also have a record of collaboration and successful management of reporters who are in the early stages of their careers.

A bachelor’s degree is required, as well as a minimum of 5 years of related experience. An advanced degree is desirable. Other preferred qualifications include some knowledge of environmental issues and reporting; experience in data mining and presentation; ability in multimedia, including video and graphics; and an understanding of successful publishing through digital and social media channels.

For a more detailed description, and/or to apply for this position, please visit the following link: https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=140785.

Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a community diverse in every way: race, ethnicity, geography, religion, academic and extracurricular interest, family circumstance, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and more.

JOB POSTING: Summer Program Coordinator for The Writers Circle

The Writers Circle (www.writerscircleworkshops.com) is looking for Summer Program Coordinator to help us organize and run our Summer Creative Writing Intensives for teens and gifted younger students.  The Coordinator will be responsible for:

-Preparing weekly binders, camp materials, and swag (t-shirts, water bottles, etc.)
-Taking daily attendance and supervising end-of-day pick up
-Supervising interns/counselors
-Shepherding students to/from various off-site locations
-Program photographer (a good eye is necessary, but a lot of experience is not)
-Posting to program’s online journal using WordPress
-Various administrative and other duties, as required

The Writers Circle Summer Creative Writing Intensives run from July 7-July 25 in Summit, NJ with Wednesdays spent at various off-site locations.  Regular work hours will be 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, all three weeks. Duties will start sporadically before the program begins, in the May/June timeframe, to prepare materials for the program. Must be available on Sundays late afternoons/evenings the day before each week begins to prepare the space.

Strong organizational and people skills are a must.  Enthusiasm for the program and the ability to face challenges unfazed are critical.  Interest in creative writing a plus.

Compensation is $10/hour plus the option to take a free adult creative writing workshop during our summer session.

This is a terrific opportunity for an energetic, organized individual.  Email cover letter and resume to: info@writerscircleworkshops.com with “Summer Intensive Program Coordinator” in the Subject line.

JOB POSTING: Summer Program Coordinator for The Writers Circle

The Writers Circle (www.writerscircleworkshops.com) is looking for Summer Program Coordinator to help us organize and run our Summer Creative Writing Intensives for teens and gifted younger students. The Coordinator will be responsible for:

-Preparing weekly binders, camp materials, and swag (t-shirts, water bottles, etc.)
-Taking daily attendance and supervising end-of-day pick up
-Supervising interns/counselors
-Shepherding students to/from various off-site locations
-Program photographer (a good eye is necessary, but a lot of experience is not)
-Posting to program’s online journal using WordPress
-Various administrative and other duties, as required

The Writers Circle Summer Creative Writing Intensives run from July 7-July 25 in Summit, NJ with Wednesdays spent at various off-site locations. Regular work hours will be 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, all three weeks. Duties will start sporadically before the program begins, in the May/June timeframe, to prepare materials for the program. Must be available on Sundays late afternoons/evenings the day before each week begins to prepare the space.

Strong organizational and people skills are a must. Enthusiasm for the program and the ability to face challenges unfazed are critical. Interest in creative writing a plus.

Compensation is $10/hour plus the option to take a free adult creative writing workshop during our summer session.

This is a terrific opportunity for an energetic, organized individual. Email cover letter and resume to: info@writerscircleworkshops.com with “Summer Intensive Program Coordinator” in the Subject line.

Mewsie Robert Bugai from The Society of Professional Journalists writes
Investigative Researcher / Consultant opportunity available.

Investigative Researcher

Consultant | New York, NY (Telecommute/​home-based)

INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCHER

Telecommute/​home-based

Key Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the Investigative Researcher (IR) position fall into four broad categories: information retrieval, interviewing, analysis and report writing.

Information Retrieval

The IR should be expert in the collection of information on companies, individuals and other topics from a wide range of online and print information resources including:

media sources (e.g. Nexis, Factiva, Bloomberg, etc.); SEC filings; records of criminal, civil and regulatory proceedings in the 50 US states; real property records, corporate filings and other US and foreign public records and information sources. Must have own subscriptions to pertinent databases.

Analysis

The IR should possess sufficient analytical skill and experience to conduct reliable evaluations of information collected through the retrieval process.

Report Writing

The IR should possess strong organizational and written/oral communications skills. The IR will draft cogent summaries of the information that has been retrieved and analyzed.

The IR should be familiar enough with legal and financial nomenclature to draft accurate, concise summaries of complex financial transactions and civil litigation, working from original documents.

Qualifications:

Four year degree

3+ years experience in Investigative Research Broad knowledge of public records including civil litigation & SEC documents.

Excellent written and oral communication and information collection skills essential.

High level of online searching skills.

Interested applicant should contact twentyfour717@yahoo.com for more information.

MEWSie Matt Frankel writes:

Newark Public Schools (NPS) is looking to hire a head of internal communications. The position would be part of a twelve person team based in NPS’ central office at 2 Cedar Street, Newark.

Below is the job descriptions.

Strong candidates should please email me directly at mfrankel@nps.k12.nj.us.

The job description is below.

Newark Public Schools (NPS) is in an historic period of change. With the appointment of Superintendent Cami Anderson and a significant level of national attention and investment, Newark has an incredible opportunity to transform the school system into one that ensures that all of its students graduate with the reading, writing, critical thinking, analytic, and quantitative skills to succeed in the college or career of their choice. In NPS, all means all – including students who fall behind or have been considered “hard to serve” for a host of reasons.
Currently, NPS has 71 schools serving 36,814 students, of whom 89% qualify for free or reduced price lunch and 92% are students of color. Within the district, a sizable number of students do not meet or exceed state standards, and just over half of those who attend high school graduate with a diploma. Superintendent Anderson is building a talented and committed leadership team to partner with her in moving NPS towards the ambitious goal of preparing all students for success.
The NPS Communications Department is responsible for promoting NPS’ work and initiatives, strategic communication within and outside of NPS, and managing the NPS brand. Communications oversees media relations, online communication, and a public access television channel and collaborates with every NPS department to drive employee and constituent relations.
BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serve as the point person for all NPS employee and internal communications Ensure that all NPS constituent groups have targeted and valued communications
Develop and manage communications tools, including but not limited to newsletters, email/text blasts, video displays
Develop audience-tailored messaging aligned to District priorities
Ensure message alignment across platforms and audiences
Regularly assess efficacy of tools and messaging
Proactively identify and execute solutions to internal communication challenges
Collaborate with Communications team members and key District staff to develop and execute promotional campaigns
KEY COMPETENCIES:
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
Vision and Courage to Ensure All Students Achieve
● Passionately believes that all students can achieve at high levels.
● Holds self personally responsible for ensuring high academic achievement of all students.
● Develops, articulates, and builds buy-in to a clear vision and mission.
● Offers innovative solutions to seemingly intractable problems.

● Unwavering commitment to getting the job done; willing to go above and beyond and do what it takes at any time to meet the needs of NPS’ students.
Communication and Public Relations
● Superior written, editing and verbal communication. Tailors message for the audience, context, and mode of communication.
● A proven record of publishing communication projects and writing strong editorial driven content.
● Builds coalitions and works collaboratively with diverse stakeholders at all levels.
● Able to foster consensus and resolve conflicts. Exhibits willingness to have difficult conversations.
● Skillfully navigates existing political structures/systems. Strategic Planning and Effective Execution
● Exhibits strong focus on goals and results. Sets clear metrics for success.
● Thrives in achievement-oriented and fast-paced environment.
● Demonstrates outstanding critical thinking skills, including the ability to analyze data, identify trends, pinpoint problems and root causes, and develop innovative solutions.
● Demonstrates excellent execution and project management skills, including ability to balance the big picture with detailed steps.
Effective Problem Resolution
● Supports the prioritization and alignment of people, time, and resources to the most important issues.
● Able to coordinate across multiple departments and build effective relationships to efficiently identify the best and most timely solutions.
● Provides feedback/support that assists others in maximizing their contribution. QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
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Five (5) or more years of related experience preferred.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required. Master’s degree in a related field preferred.
SALARY, EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, AND UNION AFFILIATION
Salary Range: Employment Period: Union Affiliation:
$85,000 to $95,000 Twelve (12) Months Unaffiliated
HOW TO APPLY

Newark Public Schools is only accepting electronic applications.
If you are not currently employed by Newark Public Schools, please apply online at www.nps.k12.nj.us. If you do not have access to a computer, we welcome you to visit the Newark Public Schools Employment Kiosks located at 2 Cedar Street, on the 8th floor Human Resource Services reception area between the hours of 9 am and 5pm Monday through Friday. Help will be available.
If you are a current Newark Public Schools employee with access to the Employee Self Service (PeopleSoft) web site, you must apply via the Employee Self Service online process. While logged into Employee Self Service, please make sure all of your contact information and credentials are current in the system. Use: http://npsbusinessportal.nps.k12.nj.us:7000/psp/PPRD/EMPLOYEE/EMPL/h/?tab=PAPP_GUEST.
If you are a current Newark Public Schools employee without access to the Employee Self Service (PeopleSoft) web site, please send a cover letter and resume (Microsoft Word formatted attachments only) to the following email address: NPS-Recruit@nps.k12.nj.us. Please include the job opening id (listed below) in the subject line of your email.
OPENING DATE: CLOSING DATE: JOB OPENING ID:
October 15, 2013 Until Filled 15333
THE NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS AN
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYEE

-Must have experience.
-Abide by Journalistic Principles & Ethics.
-Ability to cultivate contacts

Categories: Paterson Education, Paterson Politics/Government, Passaic County News

Send resume in attachment. Per Piece or Flat rate(monthly) – TBD based on experience. 1099.

Contact: Paterson@thealternativepress.com

The School of Communication and Media at Montclair State has three tenure-track professor openings to start Fall 2014 — and the search is going on now: one in local media, one in sports media journalism, and another in filmmaking.

Links to the job listings follow.

FILMMAKING: https://oit-app2.montclair.edu/xf/hr_jobpostings/details.php?id=262
LOCAL MEDIA: https://oit-app2.montclair.edu/xf/hr_jobpostings/details.php?id=424
SPORTS MEDIA JOURNALISM: https://oit-app2.montclair.edu/xf/hr_jobpostings/details.php?id=425

Writer seeking intern

MEWSie and New York Times bestselling writer Christina Baker Kline writes: I am seeking an assistant for a specific project, an anthology of short stories, nonfiction pieces, and poetry on social justice themes. I’m looking for a hard-working, innovative self-starter who can do everything from brainstorming to setting up focus groups to photocopying to seeking permission from publishers and writers. Most of all, I want someone smart and organized. I’ll pay $10/hour and provide a great line on your CV (and a fabulous recommendation!). Email me at bakerkline@gmail.com if interested.

Book Editor Wanted

MEWSie Julia Roberts writes: A client of mine is looking for a book editor for his manuscript, a memoir by a Viet Nam vet who has come from addiction, PTSD and self-pity to enlightenment. If you’re interested, please respond to julia@decodingcreativity.com, and let me know how you work, and your rates. I’ll forward it to him, and cc you by way of introduction.