Job Openings: Associate Editor, Digital Associate Producer

Calling all job-hunting journalists! Check out these job postings in the Los Angeles area.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR 

Connection III Entertainment, an award-winning, Emmy-nominated producer/distributor of television programming across the U.S. and multiple international markets, is seeking an Associate Editor to help drive the company’s new digital properties.

The Associate Editor will help launch and maintain online and social brands for Connection III’s successful syndicated TV series, ‘Made in Hollywood,’ ‘Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition’ and ‘Live Life and Win.’

In this role, the Associate Editor will write and edit original editorial content on a daily basis. They’ll actively engage users across Connection III’s social platforms, and they’ll help manage freelance contributors.

The Associate Editor will report to the Managing Editor, and will work closely with Connection III’s new digital video team on the creation, production and support of original video franchises. They’ll also work alongside the producers of Connection III’s TV shows to better serve existing audiences and to reach new fans.

Responsibilities include:

  • Helping to develop a distinctive voice for each Connection III brand online and on social media
  • Providing frequent updates for each Connection III website
  • Writing and editing smart copy and headlines
  • Reaching users across Connection III’s social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years editorial experience in the digital space
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Deep knowledge and passion for entertainment
  • Ability to connect with users on Twitter, Facebook and other social platforms
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • A team player with the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of WordPress
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Contact is Michael Fleeman, at mbfleeman@gmail.com. No phone calls, please.

About Our Company

Connection III Entertainment Corp. is a Los Angeles-based producer and distributor of award-winning television series, specials and motion pictures. Currently, Connection III produces and distributes three nationally syndicated weekly TV series: the 10th season of ‘Made in Hollywood,’ a behind-the-screen look at stars & directors presenting their latest movies; the 9th season of ‘Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition,’ which explores media careers on and off-camera; and the 4th season of ‘Live Life and Win,’ which features inspirational teen success stories. Connection III Entertainment Corp is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

DIGITAL ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Connection III Entertainment, an award-winning, Emmy-nominated producer/distributor of television programming across the U.S. and multiple international markets, is seeking a Digital Associate Producer to help drive the company’s new digital video initiatives.

The Digital Associate Producer will help create original video content to support Connection III’s successful syndicated TV series, ‘Made in Hollywood,’ ‘Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition’ and ‘Live Life and Win.’

This person will work for the Digital Supervising Producer to develop and maintain a mix of digital-first shows. They’ll also tap Connection III’s extensive library of celebrity and entertainment content to create fresh franchises and unique packages.

The Digital Associate Producer will work alongside the producers of Connection III’s TV shows to better serve existing audiences and to reach new fans. They’ll also work with the digital editorial team to extend Connection III’s TV brands to the online, YouTube, mobile and social platforms.

Responsibilities include:

  • Helping to develop, execute, schedule and launch original video content on a daily basis across multiple platforms
  • Writing, editing and shooting digital video
  • Working with Connection III’s current on-air hosts and digital freelancers
  • Creating video content that will engage users across Connection III’s social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years production experience in the digital video space
  • Deep knowledge and passion for entertainment
  • Experience working with talent and celebrities
  • Good relationships with freelancers, writers, crew and other creatives
  • Solid understanding of post-production processes and systems, including Final Cut Pro
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • A team player with the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Contact is Michael Fleeman, at mbfleeman@gmail.com. No phone calls, please.

About Our Company

Connection III Entertainment Corp. is a Los Angeles-based producer and distributor of award-winning television series, specials and motion pictures. Currently, Connection III produces and distributes three nationally syndicated weekly TV series: the 10th season of ‘Made in Hollywood,’ a behind-the-screen look at stars & directors presenting their latest movies; the 9th season of ‘Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition,’ which explores media careers on and off-camera; and the 4th season of ‘Live Life and Win,’ which features inspirational teen success stories. Connection III Entertainment Corp is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

AAJA/LA Offers Scholarships for the 2010-2011 School Year

The Los Angeles chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association is offering scholarships for the 2010-2011 school year.

AAJA/LA is offering up to $10,000 in awards for students who demonstrate journalistic excellence in television, radio, print, photography, news design and multimedia.

Applications and supporting materials must be received by Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. The scholarship form and further information is available at http://aaja-la.org/2010/09/scholarship/.  Winners will be notified by Nov. 15 during a special reception with industry professionals.

Please mail materials to KTLA-TV c/o Frank Buckley, AAJA Scholarship Chair, 5800 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028.

The Asian American Journalists Association is a nonprofit professional and educational organization serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by encouraging journalism as a career, developing managers in the media industry, and promoting fair and accurate news coverage. AAJA is an alliance partner in UNITY Journalists of Color.

The future of arts criticism

The Museum of Contemporary Art and the Society of Professional Journalists a panel on the future of arts criticism.

The panel discussion will be moderated by USC’s Sasha Anawalt and features criticsAndrew Berardini and Sharon Mizota and MOCA Associate Curator Bennett Simpson.

Thursday, March 25– 6:30 to 8 pm

FREE

MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium
250 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Come early (5 pm or later) for free access to the exhibition: Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years

Info: 213-621-1745 or education@moca.org

SAG President Ken Howard at SPJ Mixer March 16

JOIN SAG PRESIDENT KEN HOWARD AT SPJ/LA MIXER TUESDAY, MARCH 16

What’s it like to work with both sets of “Charlie’s Angels?” To be blogged about by Nikke Finke? To lecture at Harvard? To repair relations between and possibly merge two unions?

Emmy-winning actor and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) President Ken Howard will be on hand to answer these and other questions at the Society of Professional Journalists’ mixer on March 16 in downtown Los Angeles. With actors’ contract negotiations starting this fall, you’ll want to hear to hear Howard’s thoughts in a candid forum.

The mixer is free and open to all! Please let us know you’re coming by sending an e-mail RSVP to the Greater Los Angeles professional chapter of SPJ at: spjlosangeles@gmail.com

WHAT: SPJ/LA’s March Mixer

WHO: Our guest will be SAG President Ken Howard

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16

WHERE: We’ll meet in the upstairs lounge at J Restaurant and Lounge, 1119 South Olive St., Los Angeles; (213) 746-7746.

PARKING: There is a parking lot across the street. You can also find street parking in the area.

COST: It’s free fun for all! (You’ll have to buy your own drinks. Happy hour ends at 7 p.m. so get your drinks early!)

Contact: Soo Youn, 310-720-9686

Thinking about now in Los Angeles

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists presents a panel discussion on where our city is, where we’re going and how we’ll remember ‘this’ moment in L.A. history.

The moderator will be Hector Tobar, columnist for the Los Angeles Times and author of “The Tattooed Soldier” and “Translation Nation.”

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Eso Won Bookstore,4331 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Park

Panelists Include:

  • Larry Frank, Los Angeles deputy mayor
  • Dowell Myers, demographer and author of “Immigrants and Boomers”
  • Arielle Rosen, director of senior services, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
  • George J. Sanchez, historian and author of “Becoming Mexican American”
  • Carol Sobel, civil rights attorney

Free and open to the public.

Light refreshments and rugelach will be provided.