Our graduates are working in all sorts of jobs all around the country and world. Here’s a list of some of the places where they’ve landed jobs:
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
The Associated Press
Bowling Green Daily News
C2 Strategic Communications
Central Washington University
The Charleston Post and Courier
The Charlotte Observer
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Evansville Courier & Press
First Security Bank
The Flint Journal
The Florida Times-Union
Frankfort State Journal
Gannett Design Center
Gish Sherwood and Friends
The Indianapolis Star
Jacksonville Times Union
Kentucky Heritage Council
Murray State University
Nashville Business Journal
National Public Radio
The New York Times
North Jefferson (Ala.) News
Northern Kentucky University
Sabo Public Relations
San Jose Mercury News
Tampa Bay Times
University of North Carolina
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
Volunteer State Community College
The Washington Post
Western Kentucky University
The Winchester (Ky.) Sun
Winchester (Va.) Star
This jobs board aims to benefit alumni of WKU Student Publications and the newsrooms around the country that hire our graduates and alums. There’s no charge to have an available job posted here. Are you hiring? Know of a job available? Send details to Chuck Clark at email@example.com and we’ll post it here.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution is looking for a higher education reporter – 5/1/17
“The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s education team is seeking a seasoned reporter to cover Georgia’s robust higher education system, its trends, issues, personalities and policies. The candidate should have the political smarts to cover and analyze state-level politics and the ability to write A1 and Sunday enterprise, as well as the ability to turn a quick digital post and tell multimedia stories online. This reporter will work closely with others on the education team, and at times the capitol team, developing and executing strong ideas aimed at holding political and university officials accountable, and helping clearly explain to parents, students and teachers the forces shaping the present and future of Georgia’s technical schools, colleges and flagship universities.” More…
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The Courier-Journal is looking for a sports planning editor – 1/9/2015
The Courier-Journal is seeking a digitally savvy journalist to oversee planning of its coverage of University of Louisville, University of Kentucky athletics, the Kentucky Derby, a thriving high school basketball and football scene and other sports. The sports planning editor will work with journalists and other departments to devise coverage that takes advantage of our capabilities digitally and in print to deliver content that captures new audiences and engages readers.
Here’s what you can expect at The Courier-Journal:
A chance to make your mark: We’re on the move and redefining our roles. As sports planning editor you’ll be responsible for short and long range planning, involved in creating new products such as our recently launched CardsHQ and CatsHQ apps, work with other departments to identify and act on revenue opportunities and supervise a team of producers.
Great people: We’re eager to put out the best product with fun and energy.
The place: Louisville is vibrant, beautiful, and full of fantastic food, bars, pubs, galleries, parks and nightlife. It’s also super affordable to live here despite being an awesome place – the value is fantastic. Lonely Planet, Travel + Leisure and other publications have listed Louisville among its top places to visit.
We’re growing: Join a group that’s building and improving every day.
If you’re interested or would like to know more, contact Dan Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a copy of your resume and a cover letter.
News & Record seeks growth/environment reporter – updated 1/8/2015
The News & Record, a Berkshire Hathaway paper in North Carolina’s Triad, is seeking an aggressive reporter to cover the planning, growth and environmental issues affecting Greensboro and surrounding communities. The ideal candidate would have a grasp of how business, planning and zoning work together to build a community within the structure of local government while also being able to explore and decipher the many environmental issues that can enhance quality of life but also sometimes be at odds with growth. That person would be able to work through records and sources to communicate these complex topics across all media, including to participate in video and still photography and to appear on camera. A strong grasp of records research and databases is preferred. Candidates must have a minimum bachelor’s degree and at least one year of reporting experience or equivalent internships, preferably at a daily news outlet. Please submit your resume and links to clips to Steve Doyle, managing editor (and a member of our Student Pubs advisory board), at email@example.com.
Decatur Daily looking for a general assignment reporter – 1/6/2015
The Decatur Daily in Northwest Alabama is looking for a general assignment reporter. Excellent paper — and family-owned — in a nice place to live. If you’re interested, reach out to Don Hudson, the executive editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orlando Sentinel looking for a Tallahassee capital reporter – 1/6/2015
The Orlando Sentinel is looking a government reporter for its Tallahassee bureau. This reporter’s most important task is coverage of state government and political news, especially as both relate to life in Central Florida. The actions of lawmakers and the governor in Tallahassee affect everything from the size of paychecks to how children are educated. The reporter, among other duties, writes for the website, A-1, the Local section and is the main contributor to the Political Pulse blog. The reporter must thrive working in a fast-paced environment, be active on social media and be comfortable shooting photos and video. Applicants must have experience at a daily news organization or similar web operation and a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Government reporting experience preferred. Ideally, they’d like candidates with at least five years of experience. Contact Lisa Cianci at email@example.com
Bowling Green Daily News desk opening – 1/5/2015
Joe Imel reports that the Bowling Green Daily News is hiring a full-time person to fill a weekend copy editor/layout position. InDesign skills are needed, and the position has benefits. Email your resume to Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kentucky New Era has several openings – 1/1/2015
Eli Pace at the New Era reports three openings:
Photojournalist: Based in Hopkinsville, the Kentucky New Era is looking for an aggressive photojounalist who can take beautiful photographs in addition to producing well crafted news articles. It’s a challenging role with a lot of demands and opportunities to grow. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in photo journalism or a related field with experience at a student publication or weekly newspaper. Solid reporting, writing and interviewing skills are essential, as is an ability to take great pictures and upload them to our website on deadline. The New Era is just 10 miles from Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). We also are an hour’s drive from Nashville, Tennessee, to our south and Evansville, Indiana, to our north. The region offers numerous opportunities for outdoor activities with the U.S. Forest Service’s giant Land Between the Lakes recreation area just to our west. We are a family-owned media company with six publications spread out across Western Kentucky, the largest of which is the Kentucky New Era. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter explaining why you’re the right person for the job along with a resume and at least examples each of your best work with a camera and with a pen to Editor Eli Pace at email@example.com. This position requires working some nights and weekends. Happy Holidays!
Community reporter: The Kentucky New Era, based in Hopkinsville, seeks an energetic reporter to cover community events and craft well developed feature pieces on the people, places and things that make our area unique. It’s a challenging role with a lot of opportunities to build positive relationships between the newspaper and the community. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field with experience at a student publication or weekly newspaper. Solid reporting, writing and interviewing skills are essential. The New Era is just 10 miles from Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). We are only an hour’s drive from Nashville, Tenn., to the south and Evansville, Ind., to the north. The region offers numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, including the U.S. Forest Service’s giant Land Between the Lakes recreation area just to our west. To apply for the position, send your cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Eli Pace, editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Experience with photography and page design are big pluses. This position requires working weekends.
Assistant Sports Editor: The Kentucky New Era, an award-winning mid-sized daily publication that goes to press five days a week, is looking for an assistant sports editor to help us bolster our local prep coverage. The New Era, with a circulation of 7,500, is based in Hopkinsville, Ky., about an hour’s drive north of Nashville and 10 miles from Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Hopkinsville is less than a 30-minute drive from Land Between the Lakes, one of the premiere outdoor recreational areas in the South. With a two-person sports department, we cover eight high schools and youth athletics. We also cover four colleges (Austin Peay State University, Murray State University, Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky) and the Tennessee Titans when the opportunity presents itself. This position has become a career launching pad, and the last three people to hold this job have become a magazine’s managing editor, a graphic designer at ESPN and a beat reporter at a much larger daily newspaper. Qualifications: – Ability to work nights and weekends, – Bachelor’s degree in journalism or applicable field, – Ability to write well-crafted stories and edit copy on deadline, – Knowledge of AP style, – Proficient at social media, including Facebook and Twitter, – Ability to work effectively in a team environment, – An unrelenting passion for prep sports and the desire to produce the best local sports section in the state. Employment at the New Era comes with some benefits, including options to participate in our company’s health, dental and vision insurance plans. Additionally, the New Era provides matching incentives for a retirement plan and paid vacations. To apply for the position, send a cover letter explaining why you’re the right person for the job along with a resume and four writing samples to Sports Editor Chris Jung at email@example.com. Experience with photography is a big plus.
BostonGlobe.com seeks sports web producer – 12/9/2014
The Boston Globe has an opening for a sports web producer at BostonGlobe.com. It’s not a writing job, although there is some writing involved. It’s a good gig, though, producing and managing sports content on the site. It involves handling breaking news (including writing it), creating original features for the web (interactives, history lookbacks, etc.) — but yes a good amount of taking incoming copy and multimedia and putting it on our site. Contact Matt Pepin, pports Editor, BostonGlobe.com at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TimesDaily in Florence, Ala., needs executive editor – 12/9/2014
The TimesDaily, a family-owned newspaper in northwest Alabama, is looking for an executive editor to lead its news team. If you want to ask some questions about it, reach out to Don Hudson, the executive editor of its sister paper, The Decatur Daily, at email@example.com. The TimesDaily and The Decatur Daily are two excellent mid-size newspapers in Alabama, and Florence is a college town, home to the University of North Alabama. Both are owned by the family-held multimedia company Tennessee Valley Publishing. To apply, contact Darrell Sandlin, the publisher, at Darrell.Sandlin@timesdaily.com.
Alabama’s Decatur Daily seeks copy editor/designer – 12/9/2014
The Decatur Daily has an opening for a copy editor/designer. The 10-person desk copy edits, designs, paginates, writes headlines and posts to the websites for the news and sports sections of The Decatur Daily and the TimesDaily in Florence, Ala. Speed, accuracy and judgment are crucial, as is knowledge of InCopy and InDesign. A college degree is required. Experience preferred. The Decatur Daily is part of Tennessee Valley Publishing, a family-owned multimedia company located on the Tennessee River in north Alabama near Huntsville. We offer opportunities to creative people with initiative and ambition. Send resumes and work samples to Leah.Daniels@TimesDaily.com or by mail to Leah Daniels, news editor; 201 1st Ave., SE; Decatur, AL 35601.
Messenger-Inquirer seeking health reporter – 12/9/2014
The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer is looking for a health reporter. The M-I is a very good daily, 20,000 circulation, that serves several counties in Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The newsroom has several WKU Student Pubs alumni in it. If you’re interested, send your clips, resume and cover letter to Bob Bruck, the city editor (and one of our alums), at firstname.lastname@example.org. The mailing address is 1401 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY 42301.
UT-Martin seeks news pro for asst. director of University Relations – 12/9/2014
Alum Nathan Morgan send a note that his employer, the University of Tennessee at Martin, is seeking applicants for an assistant director in the Office of University Relations. Ideally, Morgan says, they’d like someone with a newspaper background, either as a section editor or as a standout feature reporter. If you’d like to discuss it, you can reach Nathan at 731-881-7625 or email@example.com