Archive for February, 2014

February 2014

Friday, February 28th, 2014

College Connect: Love Sports? Officiating is a worthwhile side job in college

By Phil Joens Do you want to earn a lot of money at a high paying job in sports? Yes? Then officiating may be the profession for you. Officiating sports is a little known way to make a lot of money. It does take a thick skin though. I started umpiring Little League baseball games for $15 a game when I was 13 years old. This summer I made between $20 per game and $30 per game. Players on the ...[Read More]
Friday, February 28th, 2014

The National Press Foundation is hosting all-expenses paid program in Washington, D.C., May 18-21

Special to SABEW The National Press Foundation is hosting their annual, Washington, D.C .based  Retirement Issues fellowship in the middle of May, and this year’s agenda is chock-full of informative concepts that will help anyone with any questions regarding retirement and financial stability during the fun, golden years of their life. Already in its 10th year, the NPF is hosting this all-expenses-paid ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Ad for a Due Diligence Specialist at North Run Capital

Considering a Career Change?  Hedge Fund Seeking a Due Diligence Specialist We are a $1bn+ hedge fund based in Boston focused on fundamental research into how companies work.  We have a solid 10+ year track record, and have been blessed with both a stable investor base and a great investment team.  Part of what makes us unique amongst hedge funds is our effort and determination to dig deeper ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

SABEW Honors the Best in Business Journalism, Handing Out 150 Awards for Stories Written in 2013

PHOENIX— The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) has announced honorees in its 19th Best in Business competition, which honors excellence in business journalism across all news platforms. The 150 honored works represent all corners of financial news, from the Albany (NY) Business Review to Fortune magazine and National Public Radio, from CNBC to the Atlanta Journal Constitution ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

2013 BiB Winners’ List

Best in Business 2013 Winners List Winners in the 19th annual Best in Business competition for work done in 2013. This year, only one winner is named in each category division. In many instance, judges chose to recognize one or two finalists. Awards will be presented March 29 at the 51st annual SABEW conference in Phoenix. DIGITAL CATEGORY DIGITAL BREAKING NEWS, Division 2 Finalist:  CNNMoney ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Bloomberg’s Mina Kimes wins first Birger Award for Young Business Journalists

PHOENIX --  Mina Kimes, 28, an enterprise investigative reporter for Bloomberg News, is the inaugural winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist prize, honoring journalists under age 30. She will receive her award March 29 at the 51st SABEW Annual Conference in Phoenix. The judging panel also chose to honor four finalists: Chris Kirkham, 30, projects reporter, the Huffington Post Sean ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Reynolds Center awards fellowship to two journalists to attend SABEW Conference

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has awarded fellowships to two journalists to attend the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) spring conference in Phoenix from March 27-29. The fellowships were awarded to Jason Frazer of WFSB-TV in Hartford, Conn. and Sam Murillo of La Voz, Ariz. Both fellows will participate in the ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Reynolds Center Director Linda Austin leaving, will lead APME’s NewsTrain

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- After five years as executive director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, Linda Austin will be departing the center in March to become project manager of APME’s NewsTrain. Austin says the changes work well because she is planning on moving back east and starting an international training consultancy. Austin will be the new project ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Past teletraining: “Learn How to Use LinkedIn as a Reporting Tool” Monday Feb. 24, 2014

Learn how to use LinkedIn as a reporting tool   During the 45-minute session, you'll learn how to promote your stories, increase your professional visibility, and conduct advanced searches on companies, groups and more. You'll also learn about some of our new tools, including the alumni tool and unified search box. After the session you will be eligible for a free one-year upgrade to LinkedIn ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Ad for an Associate Editor at the Baltimore Business Journal

Baltimore Business Journal Associate Editor Full-time East Coast Application deadline: Open Job description & How to apply: The Baltimore Business Journal, an award-winning daily online and weekly print edition, is looking for an Associate Editor in charge of our special publications and several key aspects of our print edition. The ideal candidate has excellent editing, reporting ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Ad for a Business/Economic Development Reporter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Business/Economic Development Reporter Full time Midwest Application deadline: 3/31/2014 Job description and how to apply: We are looking for a talented and versatile reporter with knowledge of business in general and economic development in particular. This is a high-profile reporting position with a broad scope and the opportunity to do significant work ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Ad for a News Editor/Managing Editor at the Pacific Coast Business Times

News Editor/Managing Editor—Pacific Coast Business Times, the weekly business media company based in Santa Barbara, CA is looking for someone with strong In-Design and WordPress skills to manage production of our main news section and web news updates, in addition to writing and reporting on a weekly basis. We are looking for strong organizational skills and a good eye for photos who can work ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Ad for a staff writer with Finance/Commercial real estate emphasis at the Pacific Coast Business Times

Staff writer—Finance/Commercial real estate emphasis. Pacific Coast Business Times, the weekly business media company based in Santa Barbara, CA is looking for a staff writer who can cover commercial real estate, financial services, hotels/hospitality and related beats in three counties that are magnets for wealth and global tourism. You will be covering an area that attracts corporate headquarters ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Ad for a staff writer with a technology emphasis at the Pacific Coast Business Times

Staff writer—Technology emphasis. Pacific Coast Business Times, the weekly business media company based in Santa Barbara, CA is looking for a staff writer who can cover a broad range of technology companies in three of the nation’s most attractive counties. You will be covering a range of companies from biotech giant Amgen to startups/early stage companies being spawned at UC Santa Barbara, ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

SABEW opposes Arizona legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays, lesbians

An open letter to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer: When the Society of American Business Editors and Writers moved to Arizona in 2009, we expected a warm and welcoming environment. In general, that is what we have experienced, but we have been dismayed in recent days by news that the state's Legislature has passed, and you are considering, a measure that would allow businesses to refuse service to gays ...[Read More]
Friday, February 21st, 2014

Jim Pensiero

F. James Pensiero Jim Pensiero is currently a consultant for Gannett Co. He is the former editor, talent, for The Wall Street Journal. In this role, Pensiero was responsible for the hiring, development and training of News Department staffers in the Journal’s world-wide news organization. Prior to assuming his current assignment in June 2013, Pensiero served as editor-in-chief for DJ FX Trader ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Ad for Research Director at the Jacksonville Business Journal

Jacksonville Business Journal Research Director Full-time Southeast Application deadline: 03/07/2014 Job description & how to apply: The Research Director is responsible for developing and updating our weekly feature, The List, which breaks down various sectors of our market for our sophisticated audience of business decision makers. The Research Director also works with ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Ad for Wine Industry Reporter at the Press Democrat

The Press Democrat Wine Industry Reporter Full time Northern Californa/Sonoma County Application deadline: Open Job description & how to apply: The Press Democrat, a division of Sonoma Media Investments, is seeking an experienced business reporter to cover the wine industry, one of our signature beats, and other general business news. This is an opportunity to live in California’s ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

BIB winners offered $200 registration special; Some travel aid to conference also available

Special to SABEW   PHOENIX – As SABEW Best in Business competition winners are announced this week, SABEW is offering a special registration rate of $200 for those winners to come to the March 27-29 spring conference in Phoenix. "That's $100 off," said Warren Watson, executive director.  "We hope that will help winners be able to come to the BIB ceremony on March 29." Watson also reminded ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Benita Newton minority scholarship available for SABEW

Special to SABEW PHOENIX -- A special minority scholarship is being made available for the annual SABEW spring conference March 27-29. The cash award will be for $750.   It includes a full registration to the conference. "So, the winner will have $750 to play with, for hotel and airfare.  It will enable someone to get to Phoenix for our big show," said Warren Watson, executive director. The ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 13th, 2014

New speakers added to SABEW spring conference, March 27-29, in Phoenix

SPECIAL TO SABEW   PHOENIX – Author Michael Lewis, Quartz editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney and GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons highlight a growing roster of confirmed speakers who will appear at SABEW’s 51st annual conference in Phoenix, March 27-29. “We have an exciting program of newsmakers, media industry leaders and cutting-edge thinkers to make this conference well worth your time,” said ...[Read More]
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Ad for Business Reporting Intern at Chicago Public Media / WBEZ Radio

Chicago Public Media / WBEZ Radio Business Reporting Intern Internship Region: Midwest Application deadline: 04/04/2014  Job description, qualifications, and HOW and WHERE TO APPLY. WBEZ has an opportunity for an intern to learn solid foundations of public radio style journalism while covering Chicago’s vibrant business community. Potential interns should be interested in stories ...[Read More]
Monday, February 10th, 2014

This editor began “living in the present,” put aside an old career and began a new one

By Warren Watson On March 27, 2006, veteran journalist Julie Martin was announced as the new managing editor of the Star-News in Wilmington, N.C., She was 48 and had done award-winning work at The Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times, among other posts during her 19-year newspaper career. The paper’s first female ME, she was called a journalist of utmost integrity by a colleague. In February 2010, ...[Read More]
Monday, February 10th, 2014

Boyle: From newspaper columnist to successful book author

By Warren Watson Gerry Boyle has now written 13 novels.  That’s a number that even surprises him at times. His prose is described as “assured.”  Reviewers remark that his mysteries, all set in his adopted state of Maine  “gallop” off the page. Boyle, 56, who lives in China, Maine, has thrived as a novelist in the last 15 years after his career as a columnist and reporter with ...[Read More]
Monday, February 10th, 2014

Broken Careers: Journalists will move forward – in their own little worlds! Part 5 of 5-part series

By Warren Watson (Last in a five-part series) In 2007 to 2009, the recession forced 8 million Americans out of work.  I was one of those, laid off at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. Roughly 2 million of that total are still out of work.  Millions more are underemployed and most making less than they did before the bubble burst in this lingering hurt.  Some have retired prematurely. Both ...[Read More]
Monday, February 10th, 2014

Broken Careers: How to avoid the frustration factory, part 4 of 5-part series

By Warren Watson “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.” -- Anonymous (Fourth of five parts) The same factors that have resulted in vanishing careers for so many journalists have thickened the barriers for would-be journalists. "It's harder than ever to get hired," said John Christie, a former editor and publisher who founded the non-profit Maine Center for ...[Read More]
Monday, February 10th, 2014

Broken Careers: They moved on from journalism to survive, Part 3 of 5

By Warren Watson (Third in a 5-part series) Russ Kendall, a lifelong photographer and photo editor, believes that every journalist should have a Plan B with their career. “If they don’t, he says, they are simply negligent to their lives,” he says with the decisiveness of someone who learned the hard way. Kendall left his photo editing job at the Bellingham (Wash.) Herald in December ...[Read More]
Monday, February 10th, 2014

Broken Careers: Some in journalism weathered crisis and ultimately survived, part 2 of 5-part series

By Warren Watson (Second of five parts) Tom Brew and John McIntyre lost jobs for up to a year in 2011 as newspaper journalism squeezed out hundreds of jobs in a belt-tightening after the recession. Both led newspaper copy desks. Both decided to stay in journalism. Both  eventually found full-time jobs again. Ironically, both took advantage of non-paying work to transition – and keep ...[Read More]
Monday, February 10th, 2014

Broken Careers: Surviving in journalism in the Internet age, part 1 of a 5-part series

By Warren Watson (Warren Watson, SABEW executive director, has studied journalists with broken careers.  Those are the people who have been adversely affected by technology, downsizing and career trauma in a rapidly evolving business.  This is the first of five parts.) Los Angeles 2000. I had a lot on my mind that early morning in March as I reached outside the hotel room door to find my ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Ad for a Business Editor at Times-Union Media

Times-Union Media Business Editor Full time  Southeast Application deadline: Open Job description, qualifications, and HOW and WHERE TO APPLY. Times-Union Media publisher of The Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville.com, is seeking an experienced and aggressive Business Editor who will provide insightful digital and print coverage – with an emphasis on breaking news. He or she ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Next teletraining: “Learn how to use LinkedIn as a reporting tool” Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

  Learn how to use LinkedIn as a reporting tool   During the 45-minute session, you'll learn how to promote your stories, increase your professional visibility, and conduct advanced searches on companies, groups and more. You'll also learn about some of our new tools, including the alumni tool and unified search box. After the session you will be eligible for a free one-year upgrade ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Ad for Associate Digital Content Editor at Summit Professional Networks

Summit Professional Networks Associate Digital Content Editor Full time Location: New York City Application deadline: Open Job description, qualifications, and HOW and WHERE TO APPLY. This is an Editor-level position that reports directly to the Executive Managing Editor. The responsibilities for this position would include: Portal channel management. The Digital Content Editor ...[Read More]
Thursday, February 6th, 2014

For a limited time SABEW is offering half-off registrations for the 2014 spring conference

Special to SABEW PHOENIX- It might be snowy and cold in your parts, but SABEW is planning a big event in sunny Phoenix next month -- and you can take advantage at a half-price registration rate of $150. Our SABEW Winter Special will last only through Feb. 14. For $150 per person, you will be able to enjoy more than two days of top-notch business journalism training at our annual Society of ...[Read More]
Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

BIB deadline extended until Tuesday because of entry volume

Special to SABEW PHOENIX -- SABEW has extended its Best in Business entry deadline until  Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eastern. Executive director Warren Watson said the volume of last-minute entries has slowed down entries in the all-electronic submission process. "We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to submit their best work," said Watson. Please direct questions to Watson (1-602-496-5186) ...[Read More]

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