Monday, February 27, 2006

Jobs roundup

Web Developer
Harvard University
Office of News & Public Affairs
Duties And Responsibilities
Office of News & Public Affairs. Provide primary applications support for the Harvard University homepage (, the electronic front door to the University. Maintain and update content of the homepage's entry page daily, and of the second-level summary pages as necessary. Maintain and update other sites as needed in real-time and on a long-term basis (,,, Must have knowledge of php interface for mysql database-driven web site. Work as part of News and Public Affairs team on site design and presentation as well as graphics and/or producing multimedia content as needed for existing and future web presentations. Work closely with UNIX systems administrators and operations staff to ensure maximum performance and reliability. Also work collaboratively with technical staff in other University departments. Some after-hours availability required. Other duties as required.
Required Education, Experience and Skills
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Excellent interpersonal skills required plus an appreciation for the role, structure and importance of higher education. Demonstrated experience with Mac & Unix platforms, Unix servers, Apache Experience with: html (manual code, not wysiwyg editors), Flash, Photoshop, mysql, php; perl or similar scripting languages, Web-based graphic design/multimedia skills. Experience with XML, Javascript, BBEdit, Quark, Final Cut Pro desirable. Previous experience in or working with large and complex institutions helpful.

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, upload application materials through the Web site at:

The Orange County Register / Freedom Orange County Information is looking for a part-time news archivist to join a hard-working, dedicated staff. The news archivist works with other archivists, news and research staff to preserve content for daily paper, 22 community papers, two web sites and two magazines. Primary responsibilities include archiving and administrative tasks. Archive work includes proof-reading and assigning subject headings.
We are looking for an archivist with strong computer skills, typing skills of 50 wpm, excellent spelling and grammar, ability to quickly analyze content, and a good eye for detail.
Candidates must have excellent knowledge of current events and popular culture. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree; MLS education is preferred.
Work week is Monday – Friday. Occasional weekends and holidays possible.
Excellent benefits. Position available immediately.

Send resume with cover letter to:

Sharon Clairemont
Director of News Research
Orange County Register
625 N. Grand Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92701

The Morning Call Newspaper in Allentown, PA has an opening for a ibrarian/Researcher. We have a retirement coming up soon and I have been given the green light to hire a replacement.

Here are a few facts along with the attached job description advertisement.

* Allentown is located 60 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City.
* The paper is part of the Tribune Co.
* We are a small staff of 5 so you know the drill ... everyone is a jack-of-all-trades.
* Our digitized library is DocCenter/Unisys but by the end of the year we will have a Merlin text/photo archive.

If you are interested please send your resume to me.

Lois A. Doncevic
Manager of News Research & Library Services
Morning Call Newspaper
Allentown, PA 18101

Summer 2006 Intern – Tape Library (DC)
Turner Broadcasting
United States - District of Columbia - Washington

Please Note: Internships are UNPAID and structured to last approximately 10-12 weeks. Resume and cover letter are required for application. Please include days/hours of availability in your cover letter and a college reference contact at the end of your resume. Students should have a strong academic record and good character. Students must have completed their sophomore year in college prior to the start of the internship. In addition, students may not have graduated college or graduate school prior to the start of the internship (i.e. students must still be enrolled in school during the time of the internship). Students must be receiving course credit for DC internships. Note to International Students: All international students will be required to provide documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to arrival if accepted to the program. Only student visas J1 or F1 visas will be accepted. Deadline to apply for summer internships is March 8, 2006.

Internship Description: The CNN DC Bureau Library provides video and information in support of CNNs DC Bureau. It functions as both an archive and a research library. The library develops, manages and stores collections in an expanding variety of formats; provides access to information and knowledge held in those collections using appropriate storage, access and computer technologies; preserves the information for future use; and assists the bureau in the use of library resources. Additionally, the library provides research in support of the bureaus production needs, utilizing the most current technologies available – Lexis-Nexis; KRs Dialog, Factiva and the Internet.

There are two CNN DC library internship opportunities available. Both internships will provide a great opportunity to learn various aspects of librarianship and television production in CNNs fast-paced library. One of the internships will be filled with a student pursuing a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree. Interns will assist the library staff in preparing for digital conversion by learning how to evaluate a section of the tape library and deciding which videotapes will be cataloged and saved as part of the permanent collection. This also includes learning to create library records for each saved tape and appropriately indexing those records for future retrieval. Interns will learn to use online resources to assist in evaluating video and in the creation of records. Interns will shadow the library staff as they complete requests for video and/or research to support the bureaus news coverage of DC political and federal events, programs such as The Situation Room, and other bureaus needs of DC-centric information and video.

The MLS intern will also learn to assist the librarians in various projects such as contributing ideas and compiling content for the DC Bureaus Library intranet site as well as helping to develop the intranet site; and library records/database maintenance. The MLS intern will have the opportunity to participate in the creation and development of instructional classes on various topics (e.g., research techniques, print and internet resources).

Qualifications: In order to facilitate the learning experience, the following qualifications are preferred. Candidates should have an interest in variety of areas including journalism and should be an organized self-starter. Interns should have the ability to make decisions, and accept others decisions, and be able to work well with a team of librarians and fellow interns.

Interested candidates can now apply on the Turner website at listed under requisition # 54517B.

All question should be directed to:
Cynthia Barrett
CNN HR Intern Coordinator
820 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 515-2901 (fax)

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers.

News Research Librarian Position Available

Editorial Projects in Education, non-profit publisher of Education
Week and Teacher Magazine, has a full-time news research librarian
position available immediately.

This position calls for a flexible, computer-literate individual who can work as part of a team in providing research and basic reference services to reporters and
editors of our publications, research support to the Research Team, and
outreach services to subscribers and the general public.

Location: Bethesda, MD. Metro accessible
Benefits: Excellent benefits package, including TIAA/CREF plan
Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience

Qualifications and Requirements provided - please contact:

Kay Dorko
(Fax) 301-280-3200