Job openings at GMA News and Public Affairs

KapusoGMA News and Public Affairs is hiring! There are openings for social media producers, web developer, and graphic designer.  Check out the details below:

Social media producers

The job in a nutshell: We’re looking for young, internet-savvy journalists who can produce news and multimedia content for our social media properties.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills in English and Filipino
  • Has experience in news gathering and news writing
  • Familiar with the latest trends in online journalism, social media, and user-generated content
  • Is a team-player and a people person
  • Creative; can think of different ways of telling a story using multimedia tools like video, photos, audio, or interactive applications
  • Is capable of meeting deadlines under minimal supervision

The position is full-time and based in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Interested applicants may send their resume, letter of intent, and writing samples in English and Filipino to Ederic Eder, social media manager for news, at epeder@gmanetwork.com.

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State of the Nation with Jessica Soho: tougher, smarter, more curious

State of the Nation with Jessica Soho

More and more viewers are turning to State of the Nation with Jessica Soho on GMA News TV as their nightly news authority.

By providing depth and context to the headlines, State of the Nation earned a Certificate for Creative Excellence at the 2012 US International Film and Video Festival (USIFVF). Its anchor, Jessica Soho, was chosen as Reader’s Digest’s Most Trusted News Presenter for 2011 and 2012 and Comguild’s Most Outstanding News Presenter for this year.

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Prof. Arao’s “Kon(tra)teksto” now out

Kontra(tra)teksto

A new book titled “Kon(tra)teksto: Pag-uungkat, Pag-uulat at Pagmumulat” by Danilo Araña Arao is already off the press.

Launched last June 11 by the De La Salle University (DLSU) Publishing House and Central Books, the book contains 50 essays in Filipino focusing on journalism, media, education, politics and economics. There are also personal essays included in the book.

In the book’s introduction, Arao stresses the need to raise discourse to a higher level, hence the need for the concept of “kon(tra)teksto,” a word that does not exist in the Filipino language but which he defines as a critical analysis of alternatives to “widely-accepted arguments” particularly of the powers-that-be.

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Media workers have rights, too

Labor Day statement of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

As the world commemorates International Labor Day, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines salutes and extends solidarity to the workers, particularly to the men and women who toil in our independent press.

Indeed, while physical attacks and other attempts to suppress press freedom continue to be a major concern of Filipino media workers, there are other threats they have to contend with on a daily basis.

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