This is a posting for a TV job that isn’t your ordinary on-air spot. It took some digging to find, but this group is in Evanston, Il., a northern suburb of Chicago. Good luck and always be job hunting.
John N. Frank
JES BROADCAST ANCHOR
Jail Education Solutions (JES) is a social enterprise that collects and creates educational and inspirational digital programming for jails.
Ten million people cycle through the jail system each year in America and the majority receive no support, services, or encouragement while spending those weeks in jail; more than half return to jail upon release. Most spend their jail time sleeping half the day and watching daytime television for the remainder. By using the TV as a medium for change we hope to inform inmates about vocational, educational and other opportunities available upon release. Further, GED and literacy content as well as inspirational success stories of former inmates will seek to educate, build self-worth, and inspire better life choices.
You can check out our introductory video here.
JES is looking for aspiring television news anchors. Anchors will have the opportunity to experience all aspects of the broadcast journalism field including research, writing scripts, and anchoring informational newscasts that will be played on closed circuit televisions in jails. JES is thrilled to be able to offer passionate people in the journalism industry the chance to get time in front of the camera, experience putting together their own pieces, and a way to connect with a national audience.
The ideal candidate will have the following:
• Passion for broadcast journalism
• Experience writing news copy and reporting, ideally for television
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to work as part of a team and interact with people of different backgrounds
• Interest in social justice issues, social enterprise and/or criminal justice reform
Commitment of at least 15 hours per week
Compensation determined on an assignment-by-assignment basis
Send resume, samples of previous work, and a short paragraph describing why you think you would be a good fit for the JES Anchor position to firstname.lastname@example.org.