Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Job opp: Writer for book project

Here's one from Kathy Seligman:

Writer needed for book project

A group of San Francisco doctors want help writing a book proposal and the book itself about the obesity epidemic and what can be done when diets fail -- the various surgical options available, psychological and physical problems that may occur from those options and correction of deformities created by massive weight loss. They are looking for a writer who has experience in writing/publishing books and dealing with agents and publishers. Interested people should contact Dr. Donald Brown, who is a plastic surgeon, at 415-923-3005. His e-mail is:

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Farewell from Heather Maddan

Here's a note that Heather Maddan sent to the newsroom last week:

Today was my last day at The Chronicle. Thank you to all the inspiring, dedicated and talented people who made my seven years at the newspaper so interesting and enjoyable. In some ways I never thought I'd leave - believing that in the remarkable city of San Francisco there will always be a place for print journalism, but an unexpected opportunity came and I'm on my way. Starting Monday, I'll be working for Sugar, Inc. as the editor of the soon to be launched baby website, Though I am excited about my next endeavor, I am sad to leave my post as a Style reporter where I have been fortunate enough to work for Anastasia Hendrix, a creative genius who runs two sections with a great sense of humor and hardly any staff. And, Meredith White who always had an open door when I needed to pitch a story or complain about unprocessed paperwork. A special thanks to Peter Hartlaub for letting me contribute to his ingenious baby blog, The Poop. And, Dick Rogers who encouraged me long after my stint in Readers Rep.

I've appreciated every opportunity this company has given me and plan to remain a faithful reader of the paper - wishing all of you much success.

Heather Maddan

Job opp: Director of news research at NYT

Director of News Research
The New York Times

The New York Times is seeking exceptional candidates for Director of News Research. Inquiries will be accepted until Oct. 31.

The director has an MLS or equivalent in experience, is an excellent researcher and has a successful record of managing a group of more than six researchers whose portfolios include national and international news, business and culture. This is a job for a manager who welcomes change. The director will help lead efforts to create a multimedia newsroom that upholds The Times' standards.. Above all, the director must be an effective communicator.

The job itself is demanding in hours and diverse responsibilities. The work includes both onsite time and on-call time. Our ideal candidate can:

Understand news and news-gathering needs
Communicate and collaborate with newsroom editors
Negotiate contracts and manage budgets
Direct comprehensive research projects, including database work
Oversee collections of physical and electronic resources, including archives
Teach and guide reporters and editors
Inspire a staff of 10 researchers
Work equally on daily questions, produce encyclopedic materials for the Web, build internal electronic resources and direct a staff.

The director reports to Terry Schwadron, Editor, Information & Technology, The New York Times, 620 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10018. E-mails to, with Research Director in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Job Opps: Financial news reporter, North Bay

From Dan Fost:

Reply to:
Date: 2007-09-27, 6:20PM PDT

A growing North Bay financial news publisher is seeking energetic staff reporters and editors to cover emerging alternative investment markets full time for our semi-monthly newsletters. We are looking for journalists with a strong interest in finance, hedge funds, and alternative investment classes.

We need aggressive reporters who can dig up news on market trends and events and deliver original news and analysis on innovating investment markets. You should have at least two years of experience as a reporter for a print or online news publication, preferably a targeted financial newsletter or investment publication. Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel and Outlook are required. An understanding of capital market dynamics, securities law, and alternative investments is highly desirable.

This is a full-time staff position with top pay and full benefits in our comfortable modern offices, located 30 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge in sunny Petaluma. Interested persons should reply with resume, cover letter, and links or attached writing samples, to

Job Opps: Reporter/Photographer - Thompson Citizen

Here's a note we received from John Barker, Editor,
Thompson Citizen/Nickel Belt News, which has a posting for a reporter/photographer position:

Having spent some time in California, I doubt any of your former colleagues are interested to moving to Northern Manitoba in Canada just before winter sets in, but I've read your Chronicle colleagues who care: We're thinking of you blog a few times and remember well enough what it's like myself to be looking for a journalism job at various time over the years. We're owned by Glacier Ventures International Corp is in Vancouver, which owns 40 community papers in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec and British Columbia, including a lot on the on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. The B.C. papers include the Whistler Question, Squamish Chief, Lillooet Bridge River News, Sunshine Coast Reporter, Powell River Peak, Nelson Daily News, Cranbrook Daily Townsman, Kimberley Daily Bulletin, Trail Times, Fernie Free Press, Grand Forks Gazette, Grand Forks Boundary Bulletin, Creston Valley Advance, Kamloops Daily News, Prince Prince Citizen and Kodiak Press.


John Barker
Thompson Citizen/Nickel Belt News
P.O. Box 887
141 Commercial Place
Thompson, Manitoba
R8N 1N8
Tel: (204) 677-4534
Fax: (204) 677-3681

He also included a link "to one on Jeff Gaulin's Job Board, which is widely used by Canadian journalists looking for jobs and employers looking to hire.''

Monday, October 1, 2007

Job opp: Tech reporter for Dow Jones

Here's an opening for tech reporter at Dow Jones News (in SF), brought to our attention by Anna Chan, who's over at KGO-TV.