Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Job opps: San Antonio Express-News, The Record (N.J.), Register Guard (Ore.), Stanford

Apologies for the lack of postings. Here are some out-of-state job opps sent my way:

Job opp at San Antonio

The San Antonio Express-News has an opening on their projects staff for an investigative/enterprise reporter. They're looking for someone who can dig deeply and write artfully. (No contact info given, but their Web site is

Job opps at The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

The Record has an immediate opening for a talented graphic artist/designer. We're seeking a multi-talented graphic artist/designer with creative vision and the ability to do it all, from designing pages for both news and features to doing info-graphics to creating dynamic images. The successful candidate will work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. We're looking for someone who can think beyond the norm, and way outside the box, to come up with fresh ideas. We want an artist with great news judgment and the skills to bring it all together in a visually appealing package that will stop a reader in his tracks. Candidates should have three to five years of daily experience, or equivalent.

We're seeking an experienced editor to join The Record's business team. This deputy business editor will assist the business editor and another deputy in planning and editing the seven-day-a-week business section and the Sunday real estate section. Duties include assigning and editing breaking news and enterprise and weekly reports focusing on North Jersey's major industry sectors. We're seeking a well-organized pro with superior time-management skills and the ability to juggle many tasks. Ability to work quickly and accurately to meet multiple deadlines is essential. Candidates should have at least five to seven years of daily experience, including at least three years as an editor.

The Record's sports department is seeking a full-time copy/layout editor. We're looking for a talented journalist with strong copy editing, layout and headline skills. Candidates should have a minimum of five years experience working for a daily sports section.

If you're interested in any of these positions, send a cover letter on why you want the job, samples of your best work and a résumé to Douglas Clancy, Assistant Managing Editor, The Record, 150 River. St., Hackensack, NJ 07601.

Some background about our newspaper: The Record is family-owned, medium-sized newspaper located in North Jersey, just 15 miles away from Times Square in Manhattan and a short drive from the shore and the mountains. It has won the "General Excellence Award" as New Jersey's best daily newspaper in 10 of the past 15 years, including three of the past four years.

Copy editors needed at Register Guard in Oregon

(From Karola Craib) A long-ago Chron copy editor who is now w. the Honolulu Advertiser sent me this:

I just got word that the Eugene, Ore., Register Guard is looking for two copy editors. It's a pretty good medium-sized daily, owned by a local family that has no apparent interest in selling, and is a Guild shop. Nobody here is interested, but somebody there might be. Eugene housing costs are high by Oregon standards, low by Bay Area standards. And Eugene is a pretty swell little town with at least one decent Italian restaurant (Beppe and Gianni's, and neighborhood wineries that make better pinot noirs than Napa does.

Writer at Stanford

From Susan Gilbert:

Stanford University
Office of Medical Development

Reporting to the director of communications in Stanford’s Office of Medical Development (OMD), the senior development writer manages all aspects of a wide variety of publications projects. S/he serves on a 5-member team that develops publications to promote, celebrate, or directly solicit private support for Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Priority programs include hospital replacement and renovation; cancer; cardiovascular medicine; neuroscience; immunity, transplantation and infection; orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine; stem cell biology; annual giving; and the medical alumni association. Typical assignments include case statements; brochures; white papers; donor, volunteer, patient, faculty, alumni, and student profiles; major gift proposals; newsletters; event invitations; OMD website updates; and elements of the medical alumni magazine, Bench and Bedside. The senior development writer collaborates with colleagues in the university’s Office of Development to ensure compliance with top-level themes and identity guidelines of The Stanford Challenge, a seven-year, $4.3-billion, campus-wide fundraising campaign that launched in October 2006.

--Writing/Editing (70%): The senior development writer writes and edits copy as assigned by the director of communications and submits her/his work for final edits and approval. He or she also identifies, hires, and oversees the work of freelance writers and proofreaders as necessary to meet production goals and deadlines.
--Research and Collaboration (10%): The senior development writer conducts research as needed to The senior development writer conducts research as needed to complete assigned projects. Examples of necessary research include using the World Wide Web; contacting colleagues at other institutions, interviewing faculty, donors, volunteers, patients, alumni, students, staff, and others, reviewing central files, using a variety of campus communications and image databases, and exploring information in the university’s donor information system. The senior development writer collaborates with faculty, students, donors, volunteers, and OMD and other Stanford staff to plan and produce accurate and effective communications pieces.
--Production Management (10%): The senior development writer is responsible for managing the production and printing of projects as assigned by the director of communications. This includes developing publication concepts, scheduling and overseeing photo sessions, organizing information for and reviewing the work of contract graphic designers, and reviewing laser drafts from designers and blue lines from printers.
--Project Management (10%): The senior development writer is responsible for setting and tracking project schedules, monitoring projects to see that they remain on budget, and negotiating the multiple levels of approval (from faculty, staff, volunteers, and donors) required to complete projects on time, on budget, and on strategy.


Minimum five years of experience writing in a professional setting. Development writing experience is preferred. Science or medical writing experience highly desirable. College degree required; preferable fields of study include English, journalism, and communications. Proven superior writing and editing skills.

Ability to synthesize large amounts of information and compose clear and persuasive prose. Ability to manage complex tasks simultaneously, coordinate the roles of various participants in projects, set priorities and schedules, and meet deadlines with a minimum of supervision.

Attention to detail and exceptional editing and proofreading skill.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to facilitate mutual understanding and work effectively with a wide variety of people including: faculty, administrative staff, development colleagues, donors, patients, students, alumni, and friends of the university.

Previous production management experience. Proven customer-service focus. Proficiency in computing applications including e-mail, Windows, Word, Excel, MS Project, PowerPoint, and Internet navigation tools. An understanding of the entire development enterprise—particularly within an academic setting—and the ability to work within that framework desirable. Ability to understand and comply with HIPAA regulations. California driver’s license and a car to travel to and from meetings on campus.

To apply for any Stanford job, an interested candidate has to apply online. Here's the URL for the jobs site: Right now, the job is posted under development, but the powers that run these things have promised to move it to communications. The job # is 26239 and if folks follow the directions and click on the search command without specifying any job, they can paste 26239 into the empty box (it's unhelpfully labled "key words") and the job will come up.

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