Friday, May 11, 2007

Job survey, mid-May

(I have an ulterior motive here: This kind of information tends to vanish as soon as the positions are filled. By recording some of it I hope to build up data on salaries; experience levels required; comparisons among reporting, copy editing and designing; multimedia changes; and any other trends that emerge.

Also, even if a reader is not actively seeking a job right now, doesn't hurt to see what's out there! I'm a big believer in knowing what your options are, visualizing the next stage of your career and what you need to get there, learning information you can use in negotiation, etc.)

Gleaned from journalismjobs.com:

The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung seeks a news editor, its No. 2 position in the newsroom, a night job that includes assigning and copy editing/design duties; salary listed as $30,000 to $35,000.

The Waco Tribune is seeking a copy editor/designer, college experience required, at $25,000 to $30,000 (same range the Marshall News Messenger gave recently, though Marshall is much smaller; both are Cox papers, like mine, but I don't know if that's significant).

Multimedia interest: Internet Broadcasting is hiring what they call a "managing editor for KXAS-TV" in Dallas, but this is a person to run and apparently create the content for the KXAS Web site; 3-5 years at TV station or daily paper and a degree in journalism or related field required. I don't know anything about McKinneyNews.net, but it's looking for a cops reporter with two years' beat experience. Also, in its ad for a city government reporter, the Dallas Morning News says candidates "must be able to demonstrate strong beat coverage, and daily and enterprise reporting. Multimedia skills are a plus."

More multimedia: Killeen Daily Herald is looking for folks with both copy/design skills and online skills for their "continuous news desk." (And doesn't THAT sound like a fun shift? Actually, I'm kidding: I believe Web news might be a great development for copy editors who love news but also like to have a life... there should be more opportunities to work days. If there are still copy editors, that is.)

The DMN is also hiring copy editors, and though they ask for 2 years' daily experience, they note they will also consider candidates with college experience and an internship at a major metro daily.

Killeen, Fort Hood's hometown paper, is also hiring for its most prominent beat, the military, and seeking an education reporter with two years' daily experience, as well as a features editor... McAllen Monitor needs a photo editor... Amarillo Globe-News needs a features editor... Del Rio News-Herald seeks a managing editor, $40,000 to $45,000, to manage a staff of six, take an active role in the community and head up a redesign... Houston Chronicle seeks an assistant news editor to help lead a copy/wire/online desk of 30.


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Sue said...

Looks like a useful site. Thank you, Mark!