New England News Forum seeks deputy editor

Bill Densmore asked that I post this:

The New England News Forum, a grant-funded research project of Prof. Norm Sims, managed by Bill Densmore and Meredith McCulloch, has a work-study position available for a UMass undergraduate journalism student.

Work up to 10 hours a week making updates to the NENF website, and writing short blog posts on New England media issues plus finding, writing and maintaining calendar items. You may also be asked to write an occasional long-form story. One or two trips per semester to events in New England may be possible.

Opportunity is for fall semester; if you perform well the opportunity may reopen for the spring semester. To apply, email bdensmore@newenglandnews.org with a short bio. Include phone contact information and a statement of why you’re interested and why you’ll do an excellent job. Study the http://www.newenglandnews.org website before replying, please.

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About journalismprof

Steve joined the journalism faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in August 2007 and has been working to incorporate multimedia across the curriculum. Since arriving at UMass, Steve has developed three courses modeled after his multimedia journalism course. The courses allow students to work in teams in a newsroom-like environment where they work on packages -- using video, audio and photos to tell stories. He is also working with students on developing amherstwire.com, a news Web site staffed completely by students. Steve has more than 25 years of experience as an editor and reporter for print and online publications, including 10 as an editor at washingtonpost.com. He also edits part-time for espn.com with the NFL and college football network.
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