KJZZ, Phoenix is now searching for applicants for two job openings in Mexico City. The station is establishing a Mexico City Bureau. KJZZ plans to hire a News Director and Senior Field Correspondent for the new bureau.
Livingston Associates is doing the searches. Complete info is here [link].
The KJZZ Mexico City Bureau is the latest initiative from a collaboration of stations that began in 2010 when CPB established the Local Journalism Center project. Known as the Fronteras Desk it is a content-sharing platform for contributing station and sustaining partners.
According to the Fronteras Desk website [link] member stations include KJZZ; KRWG, Las Cruces, NM; KUAZ, Tucson and KRTS, Marfa, TX. Content appears on the members stations and Marketplace, NPR News, PBS Newshour, PRI's The World, Hear & Now and the BBC.
BEAUTIFUL, INNOVATIVE LOCATION
Home base for the Mexico City Bureau is at Concepto Radial, a multi-media newsroom on the Mexico City campus of the Tecnológico de Monterrey. The host school is an amazing center of learning and commerce.
Tecnológico de Monterrey has 31 campuses in 25 Mexican cities. It is one of the largest private, nonsectarian and coeducational multi-campus universities in Latin America with over 90,000 students. Tecnológico de Monterrey is one of the top Mexican universities in patent applications.
MISSION FOR THE KJZZ MEXICO CITY BUREAU
The focus of the bureau is primarily international business far beyond US-Mexico trade relations and border issues. Coverage will be about individuals and companies involved in global trade, particularly companies based in the American Southwest. Reports will focus on the evolution of metropolitan areas participating in the Global Cities Initiative.
The bureau will also help train the next generation of Mexican journalists.
KJZZ’s News Director Al Macias is in charge of the project. He says about the Fronteras Desk operation in Mexico City: It takes time, planning and a solid team of journalists who know how to investigate the issues, listen and ask the right questions. We have that sturdy foundation in place.