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Associate Editor, Video Columnist
Job Description The New York Times Video unit is expanding its Opinion brand . With Adam Ellick at https://www.nytimes.com/by/adam-b-ellick at the helm of the team, we’re developing a new kind of journalistic commentary that will explore the most divisive and defining issues of the day. We want to engage our audience in rich debate using emotion, humor, tension, controversy, and creativity.
Our goal is to make videos that inform, shape, provoke and challenge the perspectives of our audience. In a Video Columnist role, we’re looking for… A signature voice on staff and a network of contributors who can express fresh and smart perspectives about news, current affairs and issues of the day in creative digital video formats. The commenters should bring a distinct and high-energy voice, and an informed point-of-view that can help our audience navigate complex issues and challenge assumptions on a range of issues. In addition to the staff columnist, we want to cultivate relationships with freelance contributors who can deliver a set number of videos on specific topics.
Examples may include politics, gender, climate, global migration, human rights and more. The video columnist will possess a portfolio that demonstrates fresh ideas, unique perspectives on current affairs, clear writing, rigorous reporting and creativity in visual production and storytelling. Although additional production support exists, the candidate will own concepts from start to finish. The ideal candidate will have a pulse on digital video trends and will be eager to experiment with new formats and voice, in an effort to learn what issues and visuals are resonating with our readers and attract new audiences.
To Apply Applicants should submit their resumes, work portfolio, and a memo outlining their ideas. Memos should include specific ideas for how we invent Opinion video at The New York Times. Please address these questions:
Describe your vision for how we should invent Opinion video at The Times.
What role should video play in making The Times’s Opinion section more relevant in our audience?
How will we distinguish our voices from the cacophony of voices across many platforms and outlets?
Which subjects should Opinion focus on, and how would you approach all aspects of one of those subjects?
What categories of work — provide specific stories and examples from other outlets — do you think stand out? This is an excluded position. If you are an an active employee at The New York Times or any affiliates (excluding INYT), please do not apply here.
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Help shape the future of The New York Times
This is an important moment to work at The Times. Across the organization, we're taking advantage of the changing media landscape to pioneer a new era of journalism.
With high-quality, original reporting at our core, we’re thinking more creatively about our reader relationships and how to deliver new and relevant offerings and experiences. We’re telling stories differently and playing with emerging formats like 360 video and VR. And we’re building a diverse and collaborative culture that can keep up with the rigors of the modern-day news cycle.
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To create journalism and supporting products that stand apart, we must recruit the finest talent in the world. Journalists, data designers, videographers, agile marketers, art directors, and many others, we’re looking for people at all stages of their careers to bring different perspectives and practices to our teams. Together, we can make our journalism more insightful, meaningful and essential to the daily lives and understanding of people around the world.
If you see a job opening here that might be a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply. We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, a 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, paid parental leave and much more.
Seeking Volunteer Business Management Columnist For Blackspeaks
Our medical and education communications company for community health, pharmacists and other medical professionals and students seeks a business management columnist who can write advice columns about business leadership, management or development for BlackSpeaks, the minority affairs portal of our Pharm Psych network. If you are interested in serving our network and an evolving health community online, please e-mail or contact F. Zaria Chinelo, PharmD, CEO and president at or 800-595-1106.
For individuals who serve the Pharm Psych network, we offer profiles for individuals. In addition to profiles for individuals, the Pharm Psych network will also have accounts for corporations and small businesses.
Philadelphia Daily News columnist Russell Byers believed that the greatest gift you can give a child is roots and wings. He wrote frequently and passionately about how to improve the City of Philadelphia and was most passionate when writing about public education. He thrived on the excitement of city life and believed that a solid education has the power to change the life of a child, and thereby to change the world.
After Mr. Byers tragic death in 1999, his family founded an urban public charter school as a tribute to his lifelong commitment to civic responsibility, community service, and academic excellence. Now in its 16th year of operation, Russell Byers Charter School (RBCS) is an urban public school serving 43 Philadelphia neighborhoods. The school has expanded from 485 students previously served (K4 through 6th grade) to 590 students (K4 through 7th grade) this year. Next year, RBCS will add 8th grade and grow to 725 students.
RBCS’ mission is to provide students with “roots” (a safe, stimulating environment with a rigorous academic education) and “wings” (to embrace a love for learning that will support their long-term success).
RBCS believes in developing the whole child through rigorous academics, character education, and expansive enrichment opportunities. Students are supported in taking responsibility for their learning to become powerful communicators, creative problem solvers and compassionate, engaged citizens.
Our Overarching Philosophy: The Whole Child
At RBCS, education is viewed as inseparable from a focus on developing the whole child. It is RBCS’ belief that it takes a holistic continuum of support to build character and confidence from an early age. The carefully chosen coursework supports student growth through a full range of activities, enriching the whole child. Thanks to the innovative learning model, RBCS students have access to a rigorous education that develops academic and character strengths and the opportunity to study art, music, physical education, and technology.
RBCS is committed to providing a learning framework that executes on the mission outlined above. The creation of a school where students reach high levels of academic achievement by taking responsibility for their own education, where developing character is as important as gaining new skills, and where quality of teaching and learning is continually evaluated and improved. RBCS students are on a journey of self-discovery and knowledge acquisition, and teachers provide guidance for this journey, drawing on experience, compassion, and respect for diverse learning styles, backgrounds, and needs. Teachers and administrators at RBCS take part in a demanding program of professional development, including summer workshops and ongoing staff training days over the school year.
“The Roots and Wing”: Early Learning & Ours for Life
At RBCS the belief is that “roots” should be developed beginning at a young age. That’s why it is one of the few schools in Philadelphia to offer a two-year, full-day kindergarten program that begins with our four-year-olds (4K). Getting a jumpstart on education allows RBCS’ children to plant roots a full year earlier than their peers. As a result, our 4k students are socially, emotionally, and intellectually ready to move on to five-year-old kindergarten (5K) and make the most of their RBCS education. In addition to developing roots, RBCS is committed to ensuring that students are truly prepared with the wings to succeed long after they’ve graduated from RBCS. “Ours for Life” is a unique program that provides support and resources to each of our students every step of the way – as a student at RBCS, through the completion of their secondary education, through post-secondary education and into their career. The Ours for Life Program focuses on five core components: longitudinal alumni tracking, college preparatory transitions, collaborative connections with external programs, individualized college advising, and career mentoring.
Our Stakeholder Community
At RBCS, all stakeholder groups are part of the same community. RBCS has an incredibly passionate community, which cares deeply about the school and considers its success a matter of personal pride. RBCS is proud of high attendance of parents at celebratory events across all grade levels and has a strong Home and School Association (HSA), two parent representatives on the board, and a School Counselor/Family Outreach Coordinator.
With external partners, RBCS takes full advantage of Philadelphia’s urban resources, using the city as an extension of the classroom. Through these rich partnerships, RBCS offers exciting programs that support our students’ learning experience both in the classroom and in the community.
The CEO Opportunity
Russell Byers Charter School is seeking a CEO with a proven track record of providing strong leadership in an urban elementary setting with experience in teaching, instructional coaching, fiscal and administrative oversight, and legal/risk management. The successful candidate’s vision must be both progressive and creative, with a collaborative, inspirational leadership style that is rooted in accountability. The CEO must possess a proven ability to lead in a fast-paced school expansion environment, with the ability to effectively communicate internally and externally, and have demonstrated success in nurturing relationships with multiple stakeholders.
Future Vision & Opportunities for the CEO
- Oversee RBCS’ Middle School Expansion The CEO will be responsible for successfully leading RBCS through the current school expansion from its current K4-7th grade structure to a K4-8 school over the next three years.
- Support the creation of a more comprehensive and well-measured approach to developing the whole child. The CEO must be able to provide oversight in the institution of a Learning Framework that fits the unique Russell Byers culture, one that embraces the whole child and uses good data to inform decision making, over the next five years.
- Support and advise on the establishment of a learning model that aligns with RBCS’ commitment and philosophy of educating the whole child. This will require a CEO who possesses a strong leader competence, with demonstrated ability in developing high-performing teams through collaboration and accountability. Ensuring high levels of leader coaching, teacher support, development, and overall retention are key to the learning model’s success
- Build a detailed, well-articulated strategy for stakeholder engagement. In order for RBCS to realize its mission, each and every RBCS stakeholder needs to be engaged and feel like their voices are heard. CEO will need to articulate a strategy for building partnerships and communicating with a diverse set of stakeholders – e.g., families, partners, board members and funders, while encouraging the leadership team to do the same.
- Build a strong operational framework for overall school management. To ensure smooth, efficient, and effective school operations of the newly expanded school, it is imperative that the CEO provides solid, consistent oversight in the development and management of systems and processes, including but not limited to: administrative and financial management, fundraising/development, legal and risk mitigation, as well as reporting and compliance.
Overview of Roles and Responsibilities
Russell Byers Charter School is currently in a mode of expansion and will grow to 725 students over the next three years. The CEO will be responsible for leading current and future expansion efforts, as well as providing ongoing oversight of all school operations.
The CEO will work with a leadership team comprised of a Principal, Director of Teaching and Learning, Director of Special Education, Director of Technology, Director of Operations, Administrator for Students and Families, and an Ours For Life Coordinator. The CEO will report to the Board of Trustees and will be responsible for all facets of the school including:
- Championing the vision of the school.
- Ensuring effective use of the learning framework to drive instruction and culture.
- Managing the leadership team to meet all performance goals of the school.
- Leading communications and maintaining relationships with all constituencies.
- Managing financial functions (budgets, vendor contracts, personnel, etc.).
- Overseeing facilities management (property, security).
- Overseeing all human capital and human resources functions.
- Building relationships with RBCS partners and community (local media, charter partners, external affiliates providing services to our students).
- Maintaining a positive relationship with the School District of Philadelphia.
- Complying and managing all regulatory and legal matters, as well as risk mitigation efforts.
- Supporting development activities is a key accountability for the role.
- Principal or Superintendent certification required.
- Experience working for an organization or program focused on the "whole child".
- Skilled educational administrator, with strong leader competence and demonstrated business management experience, including oversight of finances, facilities, legal and risk management and personnel matters.
- Strategic thinker with the ability to oversee daily operations, holding self and others accountable to desired outcomes.
- Experience working in a multi-faceted organization.
- Exceptional communication skills across diverse audiences.
- Experience working collaboratively with a board.
- Teaching experience (especially in elementary grades) preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in Special Education preferred.
- Experience working in an urban school (charter school preferred).
- Fundraising experience preferred.
- A passion to positively influence and change the lives of young children.
- An engaged, collaborative and accessible approach.
- A genuine desire to connect with teachers, students, families, and the broader community.
- Entrepreneurial, motivated, problem-solver who initiates and develops effective partnerships.
- Ability to develop the staff and leadership team through mutual accountability.
- Capacity to manage a diverse workforce in a complex organization.
How to Express Interest
Interested candidates should submit resumes, statements of educational philosophy, and references to Sthompson@yourtotalhrsolution.com. All submissions will be held in strictest confidence.
After Mr. Byers tragic death in 1999, his family founded an urban public charter school as a tribute to his lifelong commitment to civic responsibility, community service, and academic excellence. Now in its 16th year of operation, Russell Byers Charter School (RBCS), an urban public school is expanding from 485 students currently served (PreK4 through 6th grade) to upwards of 600 students (PreK4 through 7th grade). RBCS expansion efforts will continue over the next three years up to 725 students through 8th grade, continuing to serve students from 43 Philadelphia neighborhoods.
Public Comment Analysis Internship (Regulatory, Policy, & Economic Services)
Description: ICF s Regulatory, Economics, Environment, and Energy (R3E) line of Business provides government clients with research, analysis, technical assistance, and implementation support. Our projects span a wide range of size, duration, and scope. Projects range from assessing the economic and technical implications of proposed energy or economic policy in a matter of days or weeks to running major environmental laboratory facilities and training programs over multiple years. What you ll be doing This R3E internship will contribute to our area of business that focuses on the review and analysis of public comments on highly scrutinized and often controversial public policy topics. Public Comment interns will support major federal rulemaking efforts by processing and analyzing comment submissions and preparing written technical support documentation. Topical areas within the Public Comment area of business include public health, energy, environment, labor, transportation, technology, and social and economic policy. This opportunity is available to current undergraduate and graduate level students. The internship will be at least a ten-week commitment in the winter/spring of 2018, between January and May. We estimate that the position will involve a minimum of 15 hours per week and anticipate that the majority of these hours would need to be performed in our Fairfax, Virginia office, although it is possible that some of the work could be performed remotely on a flexible schedule. Interns will work on a variety of projects and with a wide range of staff.
- Reading and analyzing public comment submissions and assigning comments to topical categories
Assisting in processing comments and identifying mass mail campaigns
Providing verbal and written progress updates to project staff
Preparing written technical documentation
- Qualifications* What you ll need - Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or graduate degree program
Minimum two years of bachelor s coursework required
Proficient in Microsoft Office
- What we would like* - Excellent written and oral communications skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work under deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Strong analytical skills
- About ICF* ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, public policy experts, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at www.icf.com. ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity) Location: /Virginia-Fairfax/ Requisition ID: /1800000098/
Barron's Comment Managing Editor
Job Description Reports to the Editor in Chief
This is a crucial role in the future of Barron’s. Our commentary will be frequent and compelling. It will provocative and insightful. It will take many forms, from brief intraday snaps to longer form projects.
The Comment Managing Editor manage a team of columnists, challenging their views and editing their copy for factual accuracy and intellectual rigor.
He or she will be a fine wordsmith, passionate about strong headlines, ledes and carefully crafted arguments.
He or she will ensure Barron’s Commentary engages with broad audiences across wide scope of topics including the markets, economics, business, finance and policy.
He or she will work across a range of formats including email newsletters, webcasts, video, podcasts, live events and the written word.
The comment editor will also seek external views for publication, and will be comfortable working with high profile opinion leaders.
He or she will work closely with columnists, the visuals team and production team to schedule and produce agenda-setting storytelling.
Experience writing and/or editing columns is a must. Experience of managing small teams is also preferable.
Company Overview Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).
Equal Opportunity Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets
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