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

Job Opportunity Alert – Bilingual (English/Spanish) Interactive Producer position available in New York at News 12

NAHJ’s Career Center has hundreds of job opportunities, posted by media companies around the country. During these difficult times, do not miss out on the opportunity to work for companies dedicated to diversity in the newsroom. Check out the NAHJ Career Center website ( to view job posts and upload your resume. And don’t forget to mention applying through NAHJ’s Career Center site!

Featured job opportunity for the month:

TV News Station in New York is seeking the right person to be responsible for translation of stories from English to Spanish. Prepare and execute all aspects of news and other content for delivery on all Interactive platforms including web, ITV and other emerging technologies. Ensure all content meets network’s standards for all journalistic integrity and production quality and conforms to proper rules of grammar and the AP Style Guide. Minimum of 1-year experience as a news producer or news associate producer. Must be fluent in reading and writing of both English and Spanish and have the capability to translate into Broadcast Spanish quickly and accurately.

Again, you can apply for this position and many others through NAHJ’s career center on the NAHJ website.

For more information, log on to NAHJ’s Career Center site ( or contact Rosemarie at or 202-662-7480.


Global Editor – The Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, NY

The Democrat and Chronicle newspaper in Rochester, New York is looking for a Global Editor. This information comes from Virgil Smith, who is the VP of Talent Management for Gannett, the company that owns this publication (via Parity Project director Kevin Olivas).

Please share this with journalists who might be interested in, and qualified for this, especially those from diverse backgrounds. Questions should be directed to Mr. Smith at:

Position is based in Rochester, NY and relocation would be required.

The Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., is looking for a global editor who would monitor its international and national coverage, with an emphasis on making connections of international events to the Rochester community. Duties include the production of multiple news platforms for the conversion desk; coordinating coverage of breaking news for online and print editions; supervising the selection of daily international and national stories; editing and posting online stories; wire editing, page designing; and acting as liaison with ethnic groups. The global editor must be collaborative and work with copy editors, designers and other conversion desk editors; must be savvy about all platforms, including mobile and new technologies as well as print; and must have packaging knowledge of print and digital platforms and Search Engine Optimization skills for the Web. The position requires work at night and on weekends.


· A bachelor’s degree is required. Knowledge of the CCI publishing system is helpful.

Virgil Smith

VP-Talent Management

Gannett Co., Inc.

703 854-2021 Fax

Or apply directly online by visiting:

Long Island Latino Media Conference/Conferencia de Medios Latinos de Long Island at Hofstra on May 22 (Free/Gratis)

On May 22, 2010, Hofstra University’s Journalism Department will host its first Long Island Latino Media Conference from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Studio A, Dempster Hall/South Campus. Free event!

Local editors, reporters, Hofstra journalism professors, community group members and public officials will explore the growing role of Latin…o Media in public life in Long Island. After the welcoming remarks, a panel, “Future of Latino Media on Long Island: Challenges and Opportunities,” will discuss the role of Latino publications in the area.

Following the morning presentations and lunch, Hofstra faculty and industry professional will present free workshops in English and Spanish about skills and technologies needed to tell stories online.

NAHJ member Jose Bayona is conducting a workshop in Spanish about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Social Media for Journalist, with English translation.

If anyone is interested in participating in the workshop, again is free, please download this form ( and mail it to the address listed inside or send it by email to

For more information about the conference call Prof. Carol Fletcher/Hofstra Journalism Dptm. at (516) 463 6464.

Also, you can visit or follow the hashtag #LatinoHofstra on Twitter.

(Transportation, courtesy of Hofstra University, will be available from the Long Island Rail Road’s Hempstead Station to campus).

El próximo 22 de mayo de 2010, el departamento de periodismo de la Universidad Hofstra realizará su primera Conferencia de Medios Latinos de Long Island, de 9:30 am a 4 pm. !Es un evento gratis!

Editores de medios locales, reporteros, profesores de periodismo de Hofstra, miembros de grupos comunitarios y oficiales públicos electos discutirán sobre el papel de los medios latinos en la vida pública de Long Island.

Después de las palabras de bienvenida, el panel “El futuro de los medios latinos en Long Island: Desafíos y oportunidades” discutirá a fondo sobre la función que juegan los medios latinos en el área. Después del almuerzo, profesores de Hofstra y profesionales de la industria presentarán talleres gratis en español e inglés sobre herramientas y tecnología necesarias para contar historias en línea.

Jose Bayona, un miembro de NAHJ, presentará un taller en español sobre cómo optimizar información para los motores de búsqueda en línea y cómo periodistas pueden aprovechar las redes sociales en su trabajo diario.

Si alguien está interesado en participar, de nuevo: es !gratis!, puede descargar este formulario ( o escribir a

Para más información sobre la conferencia pueden comunicarse con la prof. Carol Fletcher/Hofstra Journalism al (516) 463 6464. También puede visitar el sitio web o seguir el hashtag #LatinoHofstra en Twitter.

(Transporte, cortesia de Hofstra University, estará disponible desde la estación de tren Hempstead del Long Island Rail Road hasta la Universidad).

NAHJ Denounces Unfair Depiction of Immigrants and People of Color in the Boston Herald

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists has issued a statement in response to the Boston Herald’s April 27 cover and package on immigration.

From the statement:

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists condemns the depiction of people of color and immigrants in the Boston Herald’s cover package on April 27 unfortunately titled, “Mass. Cracks Down on Illegals”.

We believe the cover image of three people of color with the words “No Welfare,” “No Tuition,” and “No Medicaid” stamped across their foreheads reinforces racial stereotypes that have long been a trademark of unfair coverage of our communities. Not only do such depictions unfairly single out minorities as recipients of such services, but it also gives the impression that only people of color are undocumented immigrants.

NAHJ goes on to question the motivations behind such a cover, considering undocumented immigration are already restricted from receiving such services.

Additionally, NAHJ addresses the Herald’s use of racially derogatory language throughout the package.

To read the full release, click here.

Scripps Howard Immigration training program is accepting applications. Deadline: May 15.

From NAHJ Parity Project director Kevin Olivas:

Webbmedia Group and International Center for Journalists are offering the Scripps Howard Immigration training program to allow 10 journalists from English and Spanish-language news learn how to use digital media to cover immigration. APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2010:

Click here for the official Web page/more information.

Noche Ecuatoriana at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston on May 14

From past NAHJ president Cecilia Alvear:

Entradas: $10.00 hasta el 10 de mayo en: $15.00 en la puerta en la noche del evento

Presentaremos expresiones culturales tradicionales del Ecuador por medio presentaciones de música y baile, incluyendo el debut en Boston de la internacionalmente aclamada cantante MARIELA CONDO y la agrupación de música y baile ecuatoriana más importante de los EEUU, YARINA.

En colaboración con el Consulado del Ecuador en Boston y A.E.N.I. (Asociación de Ecuatorianos en Nueva Inglaterra)

Servicio de transporte disponible para estacionamiento


Tickets: $10 by May 10 online at:
$15.00 at the door on the night of the event

We will feature traditional cultural expressions from Ecuador through music and dance performances that include the Boston debut of internationally-acclaimed singer MARIELA CONDO and the leading U.S. based Ecuadorian music and dance ensemble, YARINA.

In partnership with the Consulate of Ecuador and A.E.N.I. (the Association of Ecuadorians living in New England).

Shuttle service for parking available

Date: Friday, May 14, 2010
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
Street: 85 W. Newton Street
City/Town: Boston, MA

Region 2 Update – Conventions, Elections, Jobs and More

Dear Region 2 members,

Just a few notes on what’s going on around the region and within NAHJ.

In this e-mail: Convention, Elections, Jobs, Chapters, Membership


Early bird rates have been extended. If you haven’t signed up, now is the time to do it. The convention will have a ton to offer including all-day workshops, topical panels, multimedia training sessions, the career expo and countless networking opportunities. From June 23-26, Denver is the place to be.

For more information:


Nominations are now being accepted for the upcoming NAHJ Board of Directors elections. Eight board positions are open. Members interested in running need 25 signatures (which can be submitted to the national office via e-mail) from current NAHJ members. All materials must be submitted to the NAHJ national office by April 30.

For more information:


Associated Press Seeks Temp Reporter (12-week position)
The Associated Press seeks a temporary Statehouse Reporter for its Hartford, Connecticut office. The newsperson will help cover the legislative session, political campaigns and state politics. The reporter would work closely with the AP’s political writer on distinctive and competitive of such issues as Gov. Rell’s final months in office, the race to succeed her, and the ongoing efforts to balance the state’s budget.

A successful candidate must be a self-starting reporter with a competitive spirit and experience with political coverage. Knowledge of Connecticut government and multimedia experience are preferred. The position is for about 12 weeks, depending on experience, starting as soon as possible. Contact New England News Editor with your resume and links to stories.

WBZ Radio Boston Seeks Reporter
Responsibilities: Develop and provide daily news content for WBZ News Radio,, and other content platforms. This reporter should develop strong, credible sources to break major local news stories, generate story ideas and contribute high volume of quality reports to all possible platforms of content delivery. Aggressively pursue newsmakers to find angles other reporters miss. Use production skills to create exceptional material. Research and produce special series. Occasional anchoring in all-news and hourly news format may be required.

Required Skills/Experience: Must be creative and excel in live breaking news coverage. A Strong journalism background, an excellent broadcast voice with a contemporary delivery is required. Ability to ad-lib and deliver creative and exceptional reports under constant deadline pressure is required. This reporter must be skilled and knowledgeable in the use of contemporary newsroom systems including digital audio production (Adobe) and NewsBoss. You should be better than the average person in computer skills and experience. Previous experience as an anchor and/or reporter in a major market news department is preferred. Substantial computer or online expertise is required.

For more information:^N9zksnDWMnhIFFptWtC9H91bzOHA5fIVLkTgYPik_slp_rhc_WOeYb1f1kcb9BnGyIfZK_slp_rhc_sUWsSJme_slp_rhc_Xio9Q_C_R__L_F_tqtx_slp_rhc_8qVFLresL_slp_rhc_FrcBvbKQz18iTkkM=&jobId=175519&type=search&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5132&JobSiteInfo=175519_5132&GQId=0


Congratulations to Region 2’s newest certified chapter – NAHJ New England.

Chapters are one of the best ways to be involved in NAHJ. Throughout Region 2, our active chapters have organized a number of great events to bring local members together. Looking at NAHJ on a national level, the areas with active chapters are the areas where the organization is strongest, that are holding the most networking events, pulling together the most training sessions, etc. As regional director, I’m committed to assisting chapters in organizing and publicizing events in any way I can.

To establish a chapter, you need signatures from 10 current members. Chapters receive half of their members’ dues ($37.50 per member/$17.50 per student member) to hold chapter events.

Below is a list of our current chapters. As you’ll notice, there is not a NYC chapter. As I’ve said, I would love to see one established. If you’re interested, please let me know. I’ve gotten sporadic e-mails from people about wanting to join an NYC chapter, but I’m really looking for a member who is willing to lead that up. I can assist you with a list of local members and their contact information.

Our current active chapters include:
• NAHJ New England (Contact Russell Contreras –
• Syracuse (Sierra Rodriguez-Jimenez –
• Stony Brook (Christine Vargas –
• Columbia (Elena Cabral – [There was some discussion about this chapter being a student/alumni chapter, so if you’re interested and a Columbia alum, it might be worth reaching out.]

Inactive/Status Unknown:
• Northern New Jersey (I am seeking an updated contact on this chapter. If you know who to contact, please let me know.)
• Lehman College
• Brooklyn College
If you’re interested in restarting chapter activities, please let me know and I will assist you. These chapters already exist and have funds in their chapter accounts.


NAHJ is continuing our membership push. Our goal is reach 2,010 members in 2010. It’s a very achievable goal.

Even in these trying economic times, NAHJ has continued to grow. We offer training not just at our national convention, but through a number of workshops, regional conferences and seminars. We continue to strengthen our scholarship program and offer students opportunities at internships and to participate in our convention student campus and student projects programs. We advocate for our members and the Latino community.

Just like many journalists, we have struggled in the current economy, but we are working to learn from these challenges, to keep what has worked and to reinvent ourselves where needed so that we can compete and thrive as the industry continues to evolve.

To those of you that might not have renewed your membership, please seriously consider doing so.

To those of you that have renewed or are lifetime members, first and foremost, thank you. But also, please ask those around you who might be interested in joining NAHJ to consider becoming a member.

Our success as an organization rests with our membership. The stronger we are, the more we’ll be able to do.

To join or renew, just scroll down to the bottom of this page:

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

Page 2 Contributor/Soccer Writer


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