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Find A New Gig With News Nerd Jobs

Any modern journalist needs to have some level of expertise when it comes to coding and handling data. News organizations across the country are always looking for new talent, and News Nerd Jobs has aggregated several of these postings into one convenient website.

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News Nerd Jobs is the brainchild of Matt Waite, professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the co-founder of Hot Type Consulting. (Matt is also the principal developer of the Pulitzer Price-winning fact-checking website PolitiFact, which we have covered here on 10,000 Words.) News Nerd Jobs is only about a week old, but it’s already getting some notice by the online journalism community through the Knight Digital Media Center blog.

Listings are provided using an embedded Google Docs spreadsheet, and the website is built using Twitter’s Bootstrap website framework. The site currently has over 40 job listings available, and also includes a section for internships. News organizations that are looking to hire programmers or designers can click the “Add A Job” button at the top of the page and submit their listing directly to the spreadsheet.

What are your thoughts on News Nerd Jobs?

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What hiring editors look for in reporters today

With graduation ceremonies planned around the U.S. this month, it’s a good time to look at what skills these newly minted cub reporters should have mastered during their college incubation period. The best of them will have several internships under their belts and job offers already in their hands, and the rest — the majority — are likely scanning the job boards now in search of the perfect first job, or really, any journalism job.

Below is a quick analysis and completely unscientific survey of current job posts with words such as reporter/journalist/writer in their title. (I scanned about 50 or so active job posts from the past week or so in my overview.) For some jobs, I went a little outside those titles because they looked interesting or relevant. Also, I didn’t disqualify jobs that say they want a few years experience. To be honest, sometimes those jobs do hire recent grads, and there wasn’t an abundance of jobs squarely aimed at new grads (sorry, guys). Also, it’s important to know what the next job requires when you’re looking for your first job — that way, you know the now job is headed in the right direction. So, here’s what your future bosses want you to master before your cover letter lands in their inbox, based on their job ads: Read more