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Multiple reporter openings, U-T San Diego

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Larry Graham, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Larry Graham

    Larry Graham Member

    U-T San Diego is expanding its sports department. Among the brand new jobs that are currently open are …

    Multimedia reporters

    As part of creating a fully-integrated media newsroom, U-T San Diego is accepting applications for two-year multimedia/broadcast reporters. To ensure full consideration, please submit application by July 20, 2012. We seek candidates with bachelor’s degrees from an accredited institution who have demonstrated skills in reporting and writing for print, digital media platforms and social media, as well as experience in writing, producing and presenting news for broadcast. Successful candidates will report and write for all media platforms and produce packages for broadcast, including on-air reporting. Applications should be in the form of an email, which includes all the following: • Cover letter (as email), please indicate areas of specialty (broadcast production, foreign language, web development, etc.) • Resume (as PDF attachment) • Contact information for two professional references (included in your cover letter or resume) • Within the email, include: Links to three examples of your writing for digital media, three examples of your social media engagement (Facebook or Twitter) and links to three examples of broadcast reports featuring your on-air reporting or storytelling video production This is a two-year program; longer-term employment may be possible. Positions include full employee benefits and a $40,000-per-year salary. Send the email to larry.graham@utsandiego.com. Please indicate “Two-year U-T TV position” in the subject line of your e-mail. Application deadline is July 20, 2012. No phone calls, please. The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity in all facets of its work.

    Preps writer

    U-T San Diego is searching for a preps writer to help bolster its growing high school coverage. This reporter will cover games, write breaking news, features, enterprise and help build up our blogs.
    You'll also be expected to contribute to our growing television network
    The position includes full employee benefits and a $35,000-per-year salary.
    Send your resume, five clips and some examples of your best digital work to larry.graham@utsandiego.com. Please indicate “preps writer position” in the subject line of your e-mail. Application deadline is July 20, 2012. No phone calls please. The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity in all facets of its work.

    Padres multimedia/beat writer

    U-T San Diego is looking for a talented journalist to join our Padres coverage team. This reporter will join two veteran beat writers and will focus primarily on multimedia, including contributing heavily to our Padres blog, shooting and editing video, leading our social media efforts, creating unique content for the website and Padres apps, helping manage our Padres page online and making frequent television appearances. This is an opportunity for a driven individual to not only make an immediate impact on our digital coverage, but to learn how to cover a Major League beat from a couple of old pros. A college degree or related experience is required. The salary range for this job is $35,000-$40,000 a year, so while experience on a pro or major college beat is preferred it is not required. Please email a resume, cover letter and five writing and digital examples to larry.graham@utsandiego.com. Application deadline is July 20, 2012. No phone calls please. The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity in all facets of its work.

    Chargers multimedia/beat writer

    U-T San Diego is looking for a talented journalist to join our Chargers coverage team. This reporter will focus primarily on multimedia, including contributing heavily to our Chargers blog, shooting and editing video, leading our social media efforts, creating unique content for the website, helping manage our Chargers page online and making frequent television appearances. This is an opportunity for a driven individual to make an immediate impact on our digital coverage. A college degree or related experience is required. The salary range for this job is $35,000-$40,000 a year, so while experience on a pro or major college beat is preferred it is not required. Please email a resume, cover letter and five writing and digital examples to larry.graham@utsandiego.com. Application deadline is July 20, 2012. No phone calls please. The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity in all facets of its work.
     
  2. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    Great to see openings at papers like this. Having said that, cost of living in San Diego is about 39 percent higher than the U.S. average, which is to say a $40,000 job there equates to about $29,000 in an average U.S. city.
     
  3. Agreed, but kudos to Larry for being specific about the salaries so you don't waste your time if that range won't work for you.
     
  4. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    Absolutely. Whether we admit it or not, it's first question we try to ballpark after a listing is posted.
     
  5. CarlSpackler

    CarlSpackler Member

    Sure, the cost of living in SD is high, but what if you commute from Tijuana? ;)
     
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I applaud the honesty, but those salaries are fucking ridiculous.

    Is there something there that says that all of the people hired will have to share a one-bedroom apartment?
     
  7. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    They're not ridiculous if that's what the market supports though...and I have little doubt there are more than 100 serious applicants for each position already.
     
  8. DK

    DK Member

    They are ridiculous for San Diego. I do know a guy relocating to Louisville who might have a place to sell. ;D
     
  9. Scoop returns

    Scoop returns Member

    Relax guys. What the ad neglects to say is the U-T is offering free room and board and a use of a company car so these people shouldn't struggle that bad ... LOL!
     
  10. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    Since the paper has given itself a college-like name (U-T San Diego), maybe it will put in dorms.
     
  11. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    If you're young, single, these are great jobs. Yes, you're low man on totem pole, but you're in daily coverage of Padres or Chargers for the big local daily. High-exposure job that lets you get noticed for bigger jobs, either within the paper or elsewhere. I imagine they'll have a lot of interest.
     
  12. LitteringAnd

    LitteringAnd Member

    The ol' "young and single" caveat. Whereas if you're young and married or older and single, you're probably screwed.

    It's just super to know I've priced myself out of a lot of jobs simply because I got married at 27.
     
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