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New America Media Posted: May 12, 2010

Welcome to the NAM job listings page! We are pleased to provide the ethnic media community and affiliates with carreer opportunities in communities across the country. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact the contact person provided in that posting. NAM does not have any further information about any of these listings. If you would like to have a recent job opening at your organization posted on this page, please contact Inga Buchbinder, ibuchbinder@newamericamedia.org.

Unless otherwise noted in listing text, all positions remain open until filled.

Strategic Communications Specialist - Public Health Institute, Berkeley, CA

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is a large non-profit public health organization conducting a broad range of public health research, training, and technical assistance programs in California, throughout the nation, and around the world. PHI is seeking a full time Strategic Communications Specialist for the Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG). This position is located in Berkeley, CA.

BMSG is committed to helping public health professionals and community advocates engage the news media strategically to advance healthy public policies. The strategic communications specialist will help to advance the field of media advocacy by co-authoring BMSG publications and providing tailored technical assistance to support advocates in developing and carrying out their media advocacy plans. As part of the BMSG training team, they will develop and conduct media advocacy trainings for BMSG clients. Our clients work on public health policy issues including violence prevention, nutrition and physical activity, tobacco control, reproductive health and other issues.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Collaborate with colleagues in designing, conducting, and evaluating media advocacy trainings with a wide range of community groups and public health professionals.
Develop media advocacy training materials, including presentations, interactive training activities, and case studies of public health advocacy campaigns.
Write and edit media advocacy papers and case studies for publication in professional journals, newsletters, websites, and advocacy materials.
Track news coverage of public health issues in traditional and new media (e.g., newspapers and blogs) and provide strategic consultation to support BMSG clients in taking advantage of media advocacy opportunities.
Develop strategic consultation materials, including editing and/or developing news releases, media advisories, talking points, and other products, as directed.
Prepare project progress reports for funders, as directed.
Attend various project, community meetings, and conferences as directed.
Conduct outreach and ongoing communication with potential BSMG clients.
Perform other writing, training and strategic consultation projects as directed.


A Bachelors degree in public health, public policy, journalism or related field required. A Masters degree is highly preferred.
A minimum of 5 years relevant experience.
Commitment to improving community health through social change and to building capacity in advocates through training and strategic consultation.
Excellent writing, public speaking, and analytical skills.
Experience delivering engaging, effective trainings based on adult learning theory.
Expertise in applying the principles of public health prevention strategies.
Demonstrated understanding of the public policy making process at the local, state, and federal levels. Direct advocacy experience working on public health and social justice campaigns preferred.
Substantial experience working with news organizations, print and/or broadcast. Experience developing communications strategies for advocacy campaigns preferred.
Experience providing effective strategic communications and/or advocacy consultations to a wide range of clients, for example elected officials, public health professionals, and community-based organizations.
Ability to clearly and respectfully edit client materials including press releases, briefing materials, and opinion pieces.
Ability to speak Spanish fluently preferred.
Familiarity with new online communications tools (blogs, e-flicks, etc.).
Willingness to travel throughout California and nationally. (Availability on evenings and weekends occasionally required).
Proficiency on the Macintosh computer using System 10.5 or higher, Microsoft Word 2008 or higher, FileMaker Pro, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to work well with minimal supervision.

Compensation: This is an exempt position and the annual starting salary range is 52,166 to 54,774 DOE. PHI offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short/long term disability insurance, life insurance, 403b (group retirement annuity) and partial subsidy of public transportation cost. For more information about PHIs benefits, visit our benefits page here.

To apply for this position click here.

Center for American Progress - Assistant Editor
Reports to: Vice President for Editorial
Department: Online Communications
Staff reporting to this position: None
Position classification: Exempt, full time

Summary: American Progress has an immediate opening for an Assistant Editor. The Assistant Editor will be a primary copyeditor for the Center, helping assure the quality of publications ranging from research reports to daily columns. Working in a fast-paced, journalistic environment as part of the team responsible for the production of both print and web content, the Assistant Editor will also have the opportunity to write and package content for the web and work on daily production for the website.

Copyedit American Progresss policy papers and columns for both print and web.
Copyedit AmericanProgress.org and other American Progress websites on a daily basis.
Post content and make updates to AmericanProgress.org and other American Progress websites.
Maintain the style guide and its grammatical and style standards.
Maintain accuracy and overall quality of publications.
Write concise pieces that tie American Progresss policy work to daily news events.
Write headlines, briefs, and photo captions.
Work on the conception and execution of special websites and projects.
Qualifications and requirements:
Bachelors degree
One to three years editing experience with an online component a plus. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
Excellent editing skills, including a particular attention to detail and accuracy.
Familiarity with AP or Chicago style guides.
Strong ability to work under time pressure and to work independently.
Strong verbal and written communications skills.
Strong organizational skills and problem-solving capabilities.
Experience with HTML, XML, and CSS a plus.
Experience with Photoshop a plus.
Commitment to the organizations mission and goals.

To apply, simply e-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to: jobs@americanprogress.org.

Or you may write to:
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor Online Communications Search
Washington, DC 20005

In your correspondence, please reference the exact title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
Additional Information: American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize our progressive agenda: The Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name American Progress. The Center for American Progress is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a non-partisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

Oakland Tribune Wants an Investigative Reporter

The Oakland Tribune seeks an experienced, Spanish-speaking investigative reporter for a paid 1-year fellowship to examine how urban violence impacts public health in the city of Oakland and parts of the East Bay. The factors that contribute to an ongoing cycle of violence will also be explored, as well as how violence affects the mental health of area residents.

The position is funded through a grant by the California Endowment and includes medical benefits. The candidate must have a minimum of 5 years experience at a major newspaper or news magazine and have done extensive investigative projects. Excellent writing and storytelling skills are essential. The ability to speak fluent Spanish is a must and the candidate should be able to record and edit audio. Candidates must have the ability to create and manipulate spreadsheets and a working knowledge of mapping software is a plus.

To apply send clips, resume and cover letter outlining a coverage strategy for the beat to Oakland Tribune Editor Martin G. Reynolds at 7677 Oakport St., Suite 950, Oakland, CA 94621 or via e-mail to mreynolds@bayareanewsgroup.com.

The deadline to apply is May 28, 2010.

CNN Producer, Beijing Bureau, China

This individual needs to come with experience working in China, highly polished TV producing skills, with an experience in Field Producing and handling Breaking News.

We are also looking for someone who is:
Fluent in writing/speaking Mandarin
Familiar with China, its history, culture and current condition
Has good contacts in China and ability to liase with Chinese counterparts
Highly organized, methodical
Skilled at Futures Planning, maintaining clear communication with
Hong Kong and Atlanta Assignment Desks
Able to provide assistance to CNN Beijing Correspondents and Bureau Chief
Work with the Beijing editorial team to produce compelling stories for the network
Knowledge of script writing

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to Hong Kong's Human Resources Amy Chan amy.chan@cnn.com

Administrative Assistant / Bookkeeper, ACLU, Washington State

The ACLU of Washington is a non-profit, public interest organization devoted to protecting civil liberties and civil rights. Its staff of 27 employees and numerous volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office. The Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper provides accounting and administrative support to the Finance & Administration Director.

Regular responsibilities will include the following work:
Use the MIP accounting program to generate all accounts payable checks. Track vendor contracts. Handle other accounting tasks as assigned.
Help maintain accurate, clear, and accessible accounting records.
Monitor, order, and disseminate office supplies. Maintain office orderliness. Act as liaison between staff and building management.
Help facilitate the smooth functioning of the office. Develop a solid understanding of office machinery, including maintenance. Assist staff and volunteers in their use of office equipment.
Manage job postings and applications. Maintain personnel lists. Prepare materials for new staff.
Occasional reception back-up.
Help maintain a positive, respectful, welcoming and professional work environment for employees and volunteers.
Assist in other activities as assigned.


Accounting education and experience as a bookkeeper, preferably in the non-profit environment.
Proficient with 10-key and accounting software program. Experienced and proficient with Microsoft Office, including Excel. Familiarity with MIP accounting program is a plus.
Proven excellent office skills to keep files organized and to track documents. Finely-tuned attention to detail is a must.
Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and under pressure.
A confident, professional working manner, including the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be based on experience and the parameters of the ACLUs compensation policies. Excellent benefits package includes three weeks paid vacation to start, medical and dental insurance, 401(k) matching plan, long-term disability insurance and ten paid holidays.

Application Procedure: Applicants should email a resume and cover letter to the Administrative Assistant Screening Committee at Jobs@aclu-wa.org. Please put Administrative Assistant in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website

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