NECN Job Openings

Student Board Member Hanah Fadrigalan shares open job positions at New England Cable News in Newton, MA.:

Account Executive-New England Cable News-Newton, MA MA
Part time weekend AM Audio Operator-New England Cable News-Newton, MA MA
Video Editor (Part Time)-New England Cable News-Newton, MA (1 of 2) MA
Evening Robotic Camera Operator-New England Cable News-Newton, MA MA
Part time Writer-New England Cable News-Newton, MA MA
Part time Writer-New England Cable News-Newton, MA MA
Part Time Master Control Operator-New England Cable News-Newton, MA MA

If you are interested in applying, you will have to create a candidate profile first.

Please click this link to create (or update) your profile: http://www.comcast.com/Corporate/About/Careers/careers.html

Then, choose from the links below on which position you want to apply for:

Account Executivehttp://www.comcast-jobs.com/all-jobs/Account-ExecutiveNew-England-Cable-NewsNewton-MA/117422

Part-time Weekend AM Audio Operatorhttp://www.comcast-jobs.com/all-jobs/Part-time-weekend-AM-Audio-OperatorNew-England-Cable-NewsNewton-MA/114005

Video Editorhttp://www.comcast-jobs.com/all-jobs/Video-Editor-Part-TimeNew-England-Cable-NewsNewton-MA-1-of-2/113930

Evening Robotic Camera Operator: http://www.comcast-jobs.com/all-jobs/Evening-Robotic-Camera-OperatorNew-England-Cable-NewsNewton-MA/113819

Part-time Writer: http://www.comcast-jobs.com/all-jobs/Part-time-WriterNew-England-Cable-NewsNewton-MA/108405

Part-time Master Control Operator: http://www.comcast-jobs.com/all-jobs/Part-Time-Master-Control-OperatorNew-England-Cable-NewsNewton-MA/106305

If you have any questions, feel free to email me hanah.fadrigalan@gmail.com or my work email hfadrigalan@necn.com

Health Care Coverage Training

The National Health Policy Training Alliance for Communities of Color is hosting a training for reporters who are interested in covering health care. The two-day program will take place at the St. Louis Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, through Friday, September 23, 2011. The training aims to bring attention to important health issues that affect minority communities and to ensure that reporters have the tools, resources, and information needed to report on these topics.

As health reform implementation moves forward, the media will continue to play a key role in informing the public about how different provisions will affect their communities.

During the training, journalists will gain practical information on the different aspects of health care reporting, as well as a better understanding of health policy, regardless of skill level or years of experience. Seasoned health care journalists will lead interactive sessions that are designed to encourage participants to go back to their newsrooms and share new and innovative approaches to health care reporting with their colleagues.

Overall, the training will enable journalists to interact, learn from one another, and share strategies for reporting on health care and health disparities.

The deadline to register is August 31, 2011. There is an early bird registration fee of $35 that is due by July 29. The fee will be $75 thereafter. For more information or to register, click here.

**We have a negotiated rate of $109 (single/double occupancy) per night at the Hotel Monteleone. Reservations must be made by calling the hotel at 1-866-338-4684. To receive this preferred rate, mention that you’ll be attending the Alliance Journalist Training. The Hotel is conveniently located half a block away from the training venue, the St. Louis Hotel.

We have a limited number of fellowships available. If you would like to apply or have questions regarding this program, please contact Sherice Perry at (sperry@familiesusa.org) or Geraldine Henrich-Koenis (ghenrich@familiesusa.org) or call 202-628-3030.

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

This training is sponsored by The National Health Policy Training Alliance for Communities of Color, a unique partnership between ACCESS Community Health Research Center, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Families USA, the Joint Center Health Policy Institute, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, and the National Medical Association. It is an initiative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation that is designed to build the capacity within communities of color to strengthen health policies and programs that disproportionately affect their communities.

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.