amNewYork seeks full-time rewrite person

From Ernie Sotomayor…

FT Rewrite Person, amNewYork, New York City

The candidate must have at least three years of reporting experience at a daily newspaper or wire service. This person must be skilled at writing multiple stories each day, drawing on a range of sources as well as contributing original reporting. The candidate will be asked to write breaking news on topics ranging from: NYC news (politics, crimes…), to celebrity coverage, to national, world and sports events. This person must have the ability to write tightly and brightly, with a real sense of voice, and produce balanced, accurate and compelling pieces under tight deadlines. Flexibility, a good disposition, sense of humor and collegiality are a must.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

* 3-4 years experience working at a daily newspaper or wire service
* Excellent writing, reporting and communication skills.
* Familiarity with New York City.
* Ability to use and understand a broad base of information systems, including news wires, data banks of governmental agencies and private organizations, and various other research materials.
* Education: A bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to managing editor Rolando Pujol at No phone calls please. No relocation.

Advertisements seeks interns

Passed along by Parity Project director Kevin Olivas: is looking for a highly motivated, well-rounded person. MUST be interested in the local Latin scene (music, film, art, etc.) We’re looking for interns to help out at our Williamsburg office with database maintenance, event listings, blog writing, and general tasks. We need someone extremely self motivated who can work in a hectic environment. Important: must have understanding of SEO and CMS. Interns will be uploading content to Web site.

For more information or to apply, submit resume and clips to

Assistant editor opening at the Nieman Journalism Lab

Former NAHJ president Cecila Alvear passed this opportunity along

The Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard has an opening for an assistant editor.

For a full description, visit:

Note: The posting asks for applications by June 15 (Tuesday).

Region 2 Update – Convention, Chapters, Job Opportunities and More

Hi Region 2 members,

Here’s the latest around Region 2.


The annual convention in Denver is less than a month away – June 23-26. It’s not too late to register. Don’t miss out. Come for great hands-on training, insightful panels and networking – and it’s fun. Although the hotel deadline for discounted rooms has technically passed – the Hyatt is still offering rooms at the discounted $187 a night rate to NAHJ members.

Check out all the programming NAHJ in Denver and register online:

New York Chapter

Jose Bayona will be taking the lead in starting up a NYC area chapter. We have tons of members in the area, and this could easily become the largest and most active NAHJ chapter in the nation. I encourage you to contact him ( or me for more information. I know there is a demand for an NYC chapter, so please take advantage if this opportunity. Jose is looking for anyone that wants to be involved in events, receive e-mails, etc. as well as any member who are willing to help organize the chapter.

North Jersey Chapter

Also, Gloria Montealegre ( has volunteered to revive the Northern New Jersey chapter, so please reach out to her if you are interested in that chapter.

Other Region 2 Chapters

Professional: NAHJ New England

Student: Brooklyn College, Columbia University, Lehman College, Stony Brook University and Syracuse University.

If you fall under any of those chapters, please reach out to me or Paulo Luizaga (

Membership Update

We have added almost a 100 new members in Region 2 in the last month, which is great! Please encourage anyone you know who might be interested to consider becoming a part of NAHJ. Our goal is to reach 2,010 members in 2010. To become a member/renew your membership, go to:

NAHJ Elections

Nine positions (including student representative are up for grabs) with the election opening June 11. New board members will be announced at NAHJ in Denver. I’ll be posting information from candidates on the Region 2 blog, Facebook and Twitter pages and will be sending out some information from them in the next two weeks.

Job Openings

NAHJ Career Center Featured Job: Bilingual (English/Spanish) Interactive Producer position available in New York at News 12: Senior Editor for Page 2:

Global Editor – The Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, NY:

Also, visit NAHJ’s career center:

The Career Center lists hundreds of jobs, and dozens in Region 2, including: 20 job openings in Massachusetts, 19 openings in New York, 12 in New Jersey, two in Rhode Island, one in Connecticut, one in Maine and one in New Hampshire.

Keep Up-to-Date

As always, if you have any information you think would be of interest to other members (upcoming events, job openings, internships, stories, blog links, resources, etc.), please send it my way. I update the blog as I get stuff and I try to post that to the Facebook Region 2 fan page and @nahjregion2 Twitter account as well.

If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, anything, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks so much!

Maria Burns Ortiz

Region 2 Director
National Association of Hispanic Journalists


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