Friday, November 9, 2007

Job survey, mid-November: Aggieland calling

If you have experienced any longings to return to the mothership now that there's a Starbucks on Northgate (I swear it's true), there are currently some excellent opportunities to do so. First off, the Bryan-College Station Eagle needs two copy editor/designers with experience, one full-time, one 25-30 hrs/week. Job includes doing section fronts and the front page, and it is true, as they mention, that many people have used the Eagle as a launchpad to major metro papers.

In fact, the Eagle has helped so many Aggie journalists that I'd like to ask everyone who reads this to do them a good turn by sending this on to any strong candidates, or folks who might know strong candidates.

Second, the Association of Former Students is looking for a managing editor for the Texas Aggie magazine, salary $45,000-$50,000, a position that includes being the magazine's lead writer and some Association duties. Minimum requirements include 3 years reporting/writing experience, strong interpersonal skills and (I translate loosely) bein' a good Ag.

The Associated Press wants a Valley correspondent ... The Dallas Morning News needs an arts and entertainment editor with expertise in popular music including rock, country, rap and jazz; 3 years' supervisory experience and ability to work with reporters, designers and the Web ... DMN also needs an assistant travel editor -- an interesting position that combines copy editing, assigning and travel reporting -- as well as a copy editor for Al Dia, its Spanish-language publication ... KXAN, the Austin NBC affiliate, needs a news anchor/reporter to complement an established morning male anchor (I believe this is the 5-7 a.m. slot with Chris Willis); 2 years' anchor experience required ...

Amarillo Globe-News needs a copy chief and a copy editor/designer ... Beaumont Enterprise is looking for two copy editors, preferably with sports experience; they note that these jobs are open because two folks went to the Houston Chronicle ... Abilene Reporter-News, which I think has a real good-looking Web site, seeks a desk supervisor for both Web and print, salary $50,000 to $60,000, as well as a print/online designer (noting that its last four lead designers jumped to major metros) and print/online copy editor ... Killeen Daily Herald needs a night city editor ... Midland Reporter-Telegram needs a GA reporter and a government reporter ... Temple Daily Telegram seeks a city editor, a reporter with 6 years' experience and an arts and entertainment writer (journalism/communications degree and experience preferred) ... The Brownsville Herald needs a lead designer ... and, in alternative media, the Dallas Observer needs an editor.

The Marlin Democrat seeks a publisher ... Marshall News Messenger needs a copy editor/designer, salary $25,000-$30,000 ... Waxahachie Daily Light needs a lead reporter ... Uvalde Leader-News needs a GA, salary $20,000-$25,000 ... Medina Valley Times also needs a GA reporter ... Tomball Magnolia Tribune (currently my favorite name outside the Avalanche-Journal) seeks an experienced reporter, journalism degree preferred, hours mostly Mon-Fri ... the Marble Falls office of Highland Lakes Newspapers needs a copy editor/reporter ... the weekly Fredericksburg Standard Radio Post is looking for a reporter, salary $20,000-$25,000 ...

... and last but not least, the Lockhart Post-Register needs a news editor, salary $35,000-$40,000, who has editing, writing, photo and Quark layout abilities and a strong love for community journalism. When Lockhart says they are the Barbecue Capital of Texas, they're not kidding (though others have a claim, too).