Join the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Associates Board

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is in the process of forming a young professionals board to promote the Workshop’s mission and programs. We thought members of the Asian American Journalists New England Chapter would be interested in learning more about this opportunity to support the arts and Asian American communities. The Associates Board application and additional details are now available online.

For 20 years we have held readings, panel discussions, book parties, and other events spotlighting writers like Michael Ondaatje, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Jhumpa Lahiri, establishing ourselves as an intellectual sanctuary for Asian American literature. For more information, please visit us at www.aaww.org.

AAJA Convention News

New Attendee Mixer
mixer will be held for first-time conventiongoers. This is Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m.
Immigration Plenary
We have a really interesting plenary on the timely topic of immigration. This is early Thursday, but some heavy-hitters are participating. There is no counter-programming, so please make an effort to attend.
Career Fair
Be prepared with updated resumes/portfolios and to hit the career fair early and often. The career fair is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

General Membership Meeting
Friday, August 12, 11:45am to 1:30pm
Skyline Room/Level 2, COBO Center, Detroit, MI
Also, we’ll be handing out the awards for 2011 Member of the Year, President of the Year and Chapter of the Year.
Someone you know is going to take home a plaque, so please come congratulate them in person.
The meeting agenda is posted here: http://www.aaja.org/membership/meeting2011/
AAJA 2012 Men’s Calendar
The AAJA Broadcasters: 2012 Men’s Calendar is out and on sale for $15 in the AAJA E-Store: http://aaja.myshopify.com/.

They’ll also be on sale at the convention in Detroit at the Career Fair & Expo and Silent Auction.
Plus, some of the men will be at both locations to autograph your copy of the calendar!

The calendar features the following men of AAJA:

  • George Kiriyama
  • Howard Chen
  • Shawn Chitnis
  • Chris Nguyen
  • Chris Jose
  • Brian Tong
  • Randall Yip
  • Toan Lam
  • Lloyd LaCuesta
  • Archith Seshadri
  • Owen Lei
  • Stanton Tang
  • Kenny Choi
  • Sean Dobie
  • Frank Buckley
  • Anish Shroff

NAAAP Career Fair in Boston

Date:  Thursday August 11th – Saturday, August 13th, 2011
Location:  Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210.
Workshops & Keynote speeches from prominent and influential Asian American leaders
Numerous networking opportunities at receptions, lunches, and dinners
FREE Career Fair – Friday 8/12 (9 AM – 5 PM) & Saturday 8/13 (9 AM – 4:15 PM)

We encourage folks to pre-register for free, with the NAAAP online Career Center, at www.naaap.org/careers to have their resume circulated to hiring companies. Or they can register on-site at the Career Fair, which will be held in the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210.

Please go to www.naaapconvention.org to find out more details and register for the conference. In addition, you can buy a “one day pass” if you are not able to attend the whole conference. If folks are already members of NAAAP Boston, there is a code that will provide a $50 discount for a limited time. The code is: BOS 5516.

Sportscaster job opening

Qualifications :
• BS in English, Journalism, Communications or related field preferred.
• Excellent writing and editing skills for print.
• Journalistic experience
• Knowledge of QuarkXPress or Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
• Experience in production and layout
• Must have excellent organizational skills and be able to handle multiple deadlines, work under pressure, and interact with a wide variety of people.
• Familiarity with Chinatown issues.
• Bilingual in Chinese a plus.

Position: Sportscaster
Company: Garrison City Broadcasting, Inc.
Station(s): WTSN-AM
Job Type: fulltime
Compensation: Negotiable / year
Benefits: Health insurance is available. 2 weeks vacation after completing 1 year of employment.

Experience Required:
WTSN AM 1270, the Seacoast’s leader in live sports coverage is looking for sports announcers to do play by play and color for high school sports. Responsibilities include co-hosting the High School Sports Show on Monday night, developing show content and lining up guests as well as co-hosting two live broadcasts of high school sports games per week as well as scheduling and conducting interviews to run during half time or between quarters/periods. Must be available nights and weekends.

Please send resume and audio/mp3 file to employment@wtsnam1270.com. Garrison City Broadcasting, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Other Requirements:
Valid Driver’s License and reliable vehicle.
Must be available nights and weekends.

Date Available: immediately

Contact Info:
Judi Currie
Employment@wtsnam1270.com
Fax: 603-742-0448
Instructions: Please send resume and audio/mp3 file to employment@wtsnam1270.com.

Sampan editor/reporter job opening

EDITOR/REPORTER
The Asian American Civic Association is seeking an Editor/Reporter to be responsible for editorial content of the Sampan Newspaper, a bilingual and bi-weekly Asian community newspaper.

Job Responsibilities:
• Report, write and/or edit the editorial section of the newspaper.
• Review of articles, research and write feature stories, headlines and captions.
• Work with Advertising department on design and layout of the newspaper

Ford Professional Training Fellowship

Great opportunity for members who are unemployed.  Please note the deadline!!

Through the generous support of the Ford Foundation, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is pleased to announce the Professional Training Fellowship & Chapter Initiative. With the continued decline in overall representation by journalists of color in America’s newsrooms and the changing industry, the cultural sensitivity, insights and skills of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) journalists stand to be lost. This initiative will award 2 fellowships to members from each chapter and at-large members, who are journalists currently unemployed to get digital journalism, managerial and entrepreneurial training in order to thrive in today’s shifting media market.

Fellowship winners will attend the state-of-the-art training available at the22nd Annual National Convention from August 10-13 in Detroit, MI. The fellowship will cover convention costs which include: convention registration, airfare, and hotel accommodations. Restrictions will apply. Fellows selected are required to blog their experiences for the AAJA website and share training information learned from the convention with their chapters. In addition, all winners must commit to at least two hours of chapter volunteer work as determined by the chapter.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must meet ALL the following requirements:

  • AAJA member for the current year*
  • Affiliated with of one of the 21 AAJA Chapters or a member at-large
  • Committed to AAJA’s mission
  • A journalist currently unemployed
  • *subject to verification.

TO APPLY, visit http://www.aaja.org/membership/chapters/ChapterInitiative2011/

All selected fellows will be notified by email and posted on AAJA’s main pageunder headliners by June 15th. The AAJA national office will work with each winner to confirm hotel and convention registrations. Fellows will be required to book their own flight or train arrangements to the convention, the national office will provide you with restrictions. A receipt will need to be forwarded to the national office to receive a reimbursement on your travel.

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization with more than 1,400 members/volunteers in 21 chapters across the U.S. and Asia. AAJA’s mission is to provide a means of association and support among Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) journalists, to provide encouragement, information, advice and scholarship assistance to AAPI students who aspire to professional journalism careers, to provide to the AAPI community an awareness of news media and an understanding of how to gain fair access and research and point out when news media organizations stray from accuracy and fairness in the coverage of AAPIs.

For questions, please contact Membership and Chapter Development Manager Antonio Salas at AntonioS@aaja.org or (415) 346-2051 x105.

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Bergen Record job openings

Director of Features/The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

The Record (Bergen County, NJ) is looking for a dynamic, innovative editor to lead its Better Living section.  The Director of Features will be responsible for the overall production of the features sections for The Record and Herald News. The director will also share the responsibility for the creation of original content for NorthJersey.com.  The director will have overall responsibility for managing the features staff and for crafting feature sections that will attract a diverse and sizable audience to two different newspapers which serve different communities and have different missions. Flexibility, creativity and the ability to solve problems are essential attributes in this position. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to create content tailored to a sophisticated audience deeply interested in food and dining, health and fitness, shopping and film, travel and day trips, art and theater, as well as music and entertainment. The content produced by this editor must satisfy readers’ desire to live better in North Jersey. In addition, the successful candidate will possess the following skills, attributes and experience: Strong communication skills (written and verbal); Strong organizational skills; Customer and market focused; Results driven; Decisiveness; Demonstrated success in leading and managing people; Operational and strategic planning skill; Team-building and people management skills.  The editor must work closely with our graphics department for flawless presentation of well-planned pages. A minimum eight years experience at a daily newspaper or magazine, preferably in their features sections, with a minimum of five years in a supervisory or managerial role. Knowledge of digital mediums and experience in growing audiences over multiple platforms are preferred. This position reports directly to the editor. If interested, send a cover letter outlining why you want the job, a resume and your six best work samples to: Douglas Clancy, Assistant Managing Editor, The Record, 1 Garret Mountain Plaza, PO Box 471, Woodland Park, NJ 07424-0471.
Assistant News Editor/The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
The assistant news editor will manage the early news-production shift, which has primary responsibility for Features and Travel sections and edits copy and graphics for Business and other news sections and pages as needed. He or she will work closely with assigning editors, graphics desk and the photo department while directly supervising copy and copy-production editors.  A minimum of 5 years daily newspaper editorial experience, with some time in a supervisory or managerial role required.  Ability to identify problems, develop solutions and implement an effective course of action.  Strong communication skills (written and verbal); Strong organizational skills; Team-building and people management skills; Advanced editorial skills required.  Must be customer and market focused, results driven, and decisive. Days/Hours: Varied work schedule. If interested, send a cover letter outlining why you want the job, a resume and your six best work samples to: Douglas Clancy, Assistant Managing Editor, The Record, 1 Garret Mountain Plaza, PO Box 471, Woodland Park, NJ 07424-0471.
The Record, with a circulation of about 156,000 daily and 176,000 Sunday, is family-owned and located in North Jersey. It has won the “General Excellence Award” as New Jersey’s best large daily newspaper (for circulation more than 60,000) in six of the past eight years. The newspaper is located within 30 minutes of Times Square in Manhattan and is a short drive from the Shore and the mountains. Our company also owns the Herald News, a small daily, and about 60 weekly newspapers and magazines.