AAJA-NE Board Vacancy & Addition

There is a vacancy on the New England Chapter Board for Secretary.  If you are interested in the position, please let me know no later than Tuesday, Oct. 20 at newengland.aaja@gmail.com.  Board members must be paid full 2009 AAJA members.

Elections must be held by Nov. 1.  Paid 2009 AAJA members will receive an e-mail with voting instructions in the event of a contested race.
Hanah Fadrigalan will join as our second student board member.  Hanah is a UMass-Boston student and president of The Filipino Club on campus.  Along with our other student board member, Mary Jo Pham, Hanah has helped organize AAJA student seminars, securing venues and speakers.  She also helped coordinate the volunteer effort during the national AAJA Convention this summer.  Please welcome her on board.

Boston Globe Summer Internships

Information about the program and the application can be found at bostonglobe.com/newsintern.

The Globe’s summer internship program has been giving college students who are interested in journalism a peek into the industry for more than 50 years.

The majority of interns work as general assignment reporters in the City/Region section. Other reporter-interns work in Sports, Living/Arts, or Business. Interns are treated as staffers hired to cover the city of Boston and locales throughout New England; they write breaking news stories as well as craft enterprise pieces. Interns go on daily assignments and leave the program with dozens of clips. Each reporter-intern works with a writing coach, and the program includes weekly educational seminars on journalism issues, including a critique session for the reporters.

The Globe also hires an intern to work on the News copy desk, as well as an intern each for the Design and Photo departments. The copy editing intern works on stories from City/Region, National, Foreign and Business, including Page One stories. Design interns design different sections fronts, as well as informational graphics; the photo intern shoots for all of the sections. Every intern is also responsible for producing online work.

The 12-week paid program has 10 slots, and is open to undergraduate students, graduating seniors, and journalism graduate school students who have not had professional experience as a newspaper reporter.  Because the internship is demanding and fast-paced, applicants must have had at least one prior daily newspaper internship.

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2009.

All applications should be mailed.

2 Job Openings at WCVB TV Channel 5

National Sales Manager
WCVB-TV, Boston, seeks a dynamic National Sales Manager to lead our national sales effort.  Responsibilities include overseeing our national sales team; establishing, servicing and maximizing national client contacts in the local market; packaging, pricing and inventory control; achieving budget for television station and website and working with our entire sales team to grow our television and web revenue.  Candidate must have strong knowledge of pricing and inventory control; strong leadership and communication skills; competitive drive and passion to achieve our goals and serve as a role model for the sales department.  Local television station sales experience preferred.
All interested candidates, meeting these requirements, should e-mail a resume to:  ahoffman@hearst.com  Refer to Job Code: NSM1009.
We are an equal opportunity employer, m/f/d/v.  Minorities and females are encouraged to apply.  No phone calls please.

Account Executive
WCVB-TV a Hearst Television station and the ABC affiliate in Boston, seeks an energetic, highly motivated Account Executive to specialize in new business development while maintaining an account list. If you are interested in pursuing this position, please email your resume to Linda Walsh, lwalsh@hearst.com. Refer to Job Code AE1009.
We are an equal opportunity employer, m/f/d/v. Minorities and females are encouraged to apply.

Google for Journalists

Google for Journalists:

Getting the Most From the Web

Every day, millions of people around the world use Google’s search engine to find what they’re looking for.  Journalists, editors, producers, and others in the media have long known just how essential it is to be able to find and use information, and this session demonstrates ways to work more efficiently and effectively on the Web.  Learn how to get the most from Search and other free tools from Google.  Whether you’re in broadcast, print, or digital journalism, this session will introduce ways you can search smarter, keep better tabs on your beat, see what’s hot and what’s not, add a visual edge to your online content, learn about SEO, and use Google on the go when you’re reporting in the field.  Walk away with tips and tricks and an online resource.

We will also be joined by Brian Schmidt, Head of Online Sales & Operations, at Google Boston.  Refreshments will be provided.

Open to everyone!! AAJA membership is not necessary.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 13
WHERE: Google Boston
5 Cambridge Center (3rd Floor)
Kendall Square, Cambridge
Directions via Google Maps at: http://bit.ly/fZmkB
Closest T stop: Kendall/MIT on the Red Line
RSVP: Shirley Goh at newengland.aaja@gmail.com BY OCT. 5!!

2 Job Openings at WCVB-TV

WCVB-TV is searching for a demonstrated leader and effective manager for the position of Assistant Director of Engineering.  The individual will be directly responsible for supervision of installation, operation, and maintenance of studio and field equipment and the supervision and motivation of the technical and operational staff responsible for producing the highest quality newscasts and remote productions in the Boston market.  The position will also serve as point person for logistics planning of special events and projects and will assist the Director of Engineering in achieving station and departmental objectives and priorities.

The ideal candidate must excel in a team environment with a minimum of five years of demonstrated experience in broadcast engineering management and extensive and detailed experience with the operation and maintenance of studio control room equipment including studio cameras, lighting systems and audio mixers.  Should have a detailed knowledge of non-linear edit and storage systems, file based storage and transfer systems and broadcast automation systems.  The candidate must have extensive interest and experience in news and the ability to work well under deadline conditions.

We are looking for a results-oriented leader with the ability to motivate, communicate, and interface with various departments.  A Hearst Television station, WCVB is a proven leader in local news, and a rich history of public service to its community.  We seek an individual to join a management team committed to excellence.

All interested candidates should send a resume to: WCVB-TV, 5 TV Place, Needham, MA 02494-2303, Attention:  Human Resources.  Refer to Job Code ADOE0909.

We are an equal opportunity employer, m/f/d/v.  Minorities and females are encouraged to apply.  No phone calls please.

WCVB-TV, Boston has a rare and immediate opening for a newscast producer.   Excellent writing, innovative production skills and the ability to produce on-going live and web coverage a must!  We’re looking for individuals who can help us differentiate our product from the competition and engage viewers and users.   Candidates must be self-starters, willing to work long hours and overnight shifts.  A minimum of two years experience producing a principal daily newscast is required.   Send a resume and the last two newscasts you’ve produced to:  WCVB-TV, 5 TV Place, Needham, MA  02494-2303, Attention:  Gerry Wardwell.  Job Code:  NP0909.

We are an equal opportunity employer, m/f/d/v.  Minorities and females are encouraged to apply.  No phone calls please.

NE Chapter Ends Convention with “Sweet Caroline” Rendition

A huge thanks to everyone who attended, sponsored, organized, and volunteered at the convention.  It would not have been possible without all of you.  And another set of thanks to all who donated to our chapter fundraiser at the District Lounge!  Every dollar of your contribution will go toward workshops and events for our members and students.

New England Chapter members toasted a great convention with a local favorite, “Sweet Caroline,” played by live band Nickel and Dime.

New England Chapter sings "Sweet Caroline." (L-R) Kim Tan, Phil Marcelo, Susan Choi, Frances Rivera, Tracy Jan, Hanah Fadrigalan, Shirley Goh, Sangita Chandra, Shirley Leung, and Daigo Fujiwara

John Yang of NBC News; Frances Rivera, anchor at WHDH; and Shirley Leung of The Boston Globe at the AAJA Convention Gala

 View more AAJA Convention ’09 photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/38342232@N02/sets/72157622025445572/

NE Wins Chapter of the Year!!

Forget modesty — we’re thrilled!!!

New England celebrates winning Chapter of the Year. Back row from left: Brian Wong, Daigo Fujiwara, Michael Quan, Kim Tan, Dolores Kong, and Matt Lee holding Maisie. Front row from left: Susan Choi, Shirley Goh, Sangita Chandra, and Shirley Leung.
Shirley Leung, Daigo Fujiwara, Michael Quan, Al Young, and Hanah Fadrigalan celebrate the chapter win


Members Al Young of the Globe and Brian Wong of ESPN celebrate with the award
Members Al Young of the Globe and Brian Wong of ESPN celebrate with the award