The Rochester Association of
Black Journalists

The Rochester Association of Black Journalists is a chapter of
the National Association of Black Journalists that covers the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.
The organization works to groom future journalists of color, help chapter members thrive in their current roles, and advocate for African-Americans to be depicted in a fair and balanced way in the media.

Rochester Journalism Jobs
Below is a list of Rochester area journalism jobs. We will update this listing as new jobs arise and posted jobs are filled. For more information and to apply, click the accompanying text under each listing. Please contact RABJ if you want your opening listed.


WROC-TV News 8, a CBS Affiliate, seeks an experienced News Photographer to shoot and edit video for television and digital platforms.
The Rochester Business Journal and the NY Daily Record are seeking a full-time special products editor. The candidate must be able to interact with all departments at both publications, including editorial, advertising, marketing and events.
WXXI, in Rochester, is looking for a part-time host/reporter who will appear on air to host Weekend Edition from NPR on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Interested candidates must submit audio and writing samples.
WXXI, in Rochester, is looking for a full-time reporter/producer who will report daily news and in-depth pieces on a range of issues including politics, education, the economy and the arts. A majority of the stories produced will be audio and radio pieces. This position reports to the news director.
  1. Richard J. McCollough
    One of the easiest ways we can increase diversity in the Rochester media market is matching journalists of color with the career opportunities in this area. With this jobs listing page, we want to make sure African-American journalists keep abreast of the places where their careers could unfold. We want this to be a go-to page for local journalists of color. This is important to our mission at RABJ.
  2. Khristopher J. Brooks
    RABJ is only as strong as the members it has. And we want to increase our membership. When new journalists of color land jobs in our region, the chapter has a chance to grow one person at a time. The chapter will do everything in our power to advocate for an African-American journalist who has applied for a journalism job opening in the Finger Lakes region.
The Rochester Association of Black Journalists
RABJ is the official Rochester-area chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, an advocacy group with 3,500 members nationwide. As a chapter, RABJ works to increase newsroom diversity across digital, print and broadcast organizations in Rochester. We also fight for balanced depictions of African-Americans in the media and deliver programming that help our members improve their skills as journalists. 
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WHAM/WUHF, in Rochester, NY, is seeking a motivated, energetic, creative and aggressive Reporter. We are looking for someone who can think and perform outside the box. The candidate should be able to develop story ideas and gather information for newscasts, have sound writing skills, a great work ethic, and a can-do attitude.
The Public Relations and Content Specialist is responsible for developing, coordinating, and managing the distribution of news, information, and stories about the Eastman School of Music as well as for executing the communications strategy. Reporting to the Executive Director of Communications and collaborating with the Communications Office team, the Specialist will work to meet objectives in the areas of media relations, digital and social-media content development, video and photography, and print communications. 
Entercom Communications is looking for a part-time board operator. The responsibilities include working behind the board for sporting events, remotes and appearances. An ideal candidate is energetic, efficient and capable of multi-tasking in a lively fast paced environment.
WXXI, in Rochester, is looking for an administrative assistant in its development department, someone who will help in the preparation of correspondence and materials, answering phones, and fulfilling requests from callers, budgets, travel arrangements, meetings, filing and overall administration.
Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to: [email protected]