March 30, 2009

Entry-level reporters @ various newspapers

Here are some jobs that may be apt for a young journalist or someone just starting out:
  • The Clifton Journal, a 26,000-circulation weekly newspaper about 25 minutes from New York City, seeks a full-time reporter. Journalist will cover an assigned beat including municipal and school board meetings, as well as other board assignments. Apply online.
  • The Youngstown Vindicator, a 60,000-circulation daily newspaper between Pittsburgh and Cleveland, has several one-year reporting gigs available at the moment for recent graduates. Contact Editor Todd Franko at
  • Hometown News, a chain of weekly newspapers along South Florida's coast, seeks a full-time reporter for its Indian River County editions, which have a 50,000 circulation. Benefits include health, dental, life insurance, 401K. Fax resume and clips to (772) 467-4384. Or e-mail Tammy Raits at
  • The Huntsville Item, a 6,000-circulation daily newspaper about an hour north of Houston, seeks a full-time reporter with photography and pagination (Quark) skills. E-mail a resume, references and three writing clips to Jay Ermis, Managing Editor, at
  • The Dunn County News, a 5,000-circulation twice-weekly newspaper in Wisconsin about an hour east of Minneapolis, seeks a part-time general assignment reporter to cover local government, courts and police beats as well as writing feature stories. Apply online.

Location: United States

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March 29, 2009

6-month paid internships @ Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly, a 1.7 million-circulation magazine that covers movies, television, music, Broadway and pop culture, is offering six-month paid internships for its website.

"Published daily, the website needs interns for various office, editorial, and content management duties," the ad states. Pay is $10 per hour for 35 hours per week.

Duties include: assigning subject area categories to online magazine articles. Researching and entering related data about entertainment people and products. Assisting editors with features and special projects, including fact checking and research. Writing opportunities may be available. Administrative duties will also be assigned.

Both current students and recent graduates are eligible to apply. E-mail a cover letter, clips, resume and references to: Marc Vera at

Location: New York, New York

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March 27, 2009

Race car writer @ Indiana newspaper

The Herald-Times, a 30,000-circulation daily newspaper in Bloomington, Indiana, seeks a freelance writer to cover Bloomington Speedway every Friday night.

Must have laptop computer. Season begins Friday, April 10. Contact Doug Wilson at (812) 331-4227 or

Location: Bloomington, Indiana

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March 26, 2009

Sports journalism scholarships

College students interested in a career in sports journalism can apply for a $1,500 scholarship.

The Associated Press Sports Editors, a national organization of sports editors, is sponsoring four $1,500 scholarships. College students entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarship, which will awarded based on the students' journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography. The scholarships will be awarded to students from four different regions of the United States.

Apply by June 1, and include the following information in your application: Name, address, age, phone number. A copy of the your college grades. A brief rundown of your financial situation, with regards to how you plan to pay for tuition and copies of any pertinent records including the copies of the FAFSA form EFC and family’s income tax return. Letters of recommendation: one or more from teachers/employers. Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be sections the student has edited).

Mail information to: APSE Scholarship, c/o Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor, Boston Globe, 135 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02205-2845. For more information contact Joe Sullivan at the Boston Globe (617) 929-2845 or e-mail jtsullivan[at]

Location: United States

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1-year paid internship @ NBC News in D.C.

NBC News is offering a one-year paid internship in its Washington, D.C. bureau.

"The goal is to give one graduating senior the opportunity to be mentored by seasoned NBC News staff members and truly experience a yearlong 'boot camp' in political journalism," the job posting states.

The "Tim Russert Fellowship" gives an entry-level journalist the opportunity to rotate throughout key areas of the bureau including assignments on “Meet the Press” and with the NBC News Political Unit. Responsibilities will include assisting on-air talent and producers, participating in news shoots, and story research.

NBC News plans to sponsor the Fellowship annually as a lasting tribute to Russert, a renowned political journalist who passed away last year.

Applications are due April 10. Apply online.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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March 25, 2009

Online class in media law

This summer, you can earn 3 college credits studying media law -- all while sitting on the beach.

I'm teaching an online course on Mass Communication Law through Marist College, where I'm a professor. The 10-week class features video lectures and class discussions, which can be done through your computer. Learn about the First Amendment, free speech, copyright, libel, protecting sources, getting government records, cyberspace issues and other media law issues from a lawyer and former journalist. You never need to set foot in an actual classroom.

For more info, click here.

-Mark Grabowski

Location: Anywhere, Telecommute, United States

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Reporter @ No. Va. weekly newspaper

The Culpeper Times, a weekly newspaper in Northern Virginia between Arlington and Charlottesville, seeks a general assignment reporter.

"The person to fill this position needs to be pro-active and willing to not only cover newsworthy activities but get to know the community and help build the newspaper," the ad states. "Competitive benefits package."

Apply online or fax resume, salary history and writing samples to (703) 435-9754, Attn: Human Resources.

Location: Culpeper, Virginia

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Paid internships @ Las Vegas Sun

The Las Vegas Sun, a daily newspaper included as a section inside the 160,000-circulation Las Vegas Review-Journal, is offering paid internships to work on its website.

Internships run 3 to 9 months. As for pay, the announcement states: "You aren’t going to get rich. But you’ll definitely be able to get by."

Interns are needed in news, sports, video journalism and programming. "We’re looking for at least a couple of people to help us on the news side of, a journalist to help us with, a sports journalist to help us across all of our sites, and a video journalist to help us with our upcoming, new daily television show," the announcement states. "We’re also looking for programmers with an understanding of Django. And if you’re a designer with killer Flash or motion-graphics skills, we want you."

Applicants should have multimedia skills and a car.

For more info or to apply, click here to contact Rob Curley, head of new media at the Las Vegas Sun.

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

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March 24, 2009

Reporter @ Jacksonville, FL weekly paper

A Jacksonville, Florida-area media company seeks a full-time reporter. The reporter will write stories for weekly newspapers, such as the Clay County Leader and Clay Today, various annual specialty publications and websites.

"Candidates must be able to handle multiple assignments with different deadlines and must understand multi-media storytelling," the ad states. "You will be asked to do reporting and editorial content, conduct interviews, take photographs, occasionally update Web site content, proofread, fact check, and assist with other related editorial duties that help fill content newspaper and on web site."

Apply online.

Location: Orange Park, Florida

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Paid Fall internships @ Palm Beach Post

The Palm Beach Post, a 175,000-circulation daily newspaper in South Florida, is offering paid internships during the Fall 2009 semester.

One internship is for sportswriting and two internships are for photography. Pay is $475 per week.

Applicants for the sportswriting internship should send a cover letter, resume, reference list and 5-7 clips. E-mail materials to Lynn Kalber, Director of Administration/Digital, at

Photography applicants need to have had at least one previous photo internship. In addition, they should send a photo story (either in slides, prints or on CD) and clips of published works. E-mail materials to Photo Editor Greg Lovett at

Deadline to apply is April 1.

Location: West Palm Beach, Florida

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March 23, 2009

Paid interns @ Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly, a 1.7 million-circulation magazine that covers movies, television, music, Broadway and pop culture, is offering paid internships this summer.

Internships pay $10 per hour, are full-time, run three months and are based in Los Angeles.

"In addition to office duties such as transcribing and managing the mailroom, interns will have the opportunity to write for the magazine and/or its website,," the ad states.

By April 1, e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples (preferably published clips) to John Young at

Location: Los Angeles, California

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Reporter @ NYC area website

Virtual Town Portals, which recently launched news websites in Northern Jersey such as, seeks a full-time reporter. The company is located about 5 miles from Manhattan.

"Experience at other area newspapers and news websites (The Record,, The Star Ledger, a plus, but will consider all qualified candidates," the ad states.

E-mail resume and salary expectations to

Location: Fort Lee, New Jersey

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Freelance writers @ N.J. newspaper

The Alternative Press, an all-online daily local newspaper in Northern Jersey, is hiring freelance reporters to cover government meetings, town events and sporting events in various communities.

"Since our launch on October 2, 2008, we have received well over 3,000,000 hits," the ad states. "We currently cover Summit, Livingston, Millburn, New Providence and Berkeley Heights and are expanding to Madison, Chatham and Westfield. Very flexible hours. Make your own schedule."

Writers are paid up to $50 per article.

Location: Livingston, New Jersey

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March 22, 2009

Entry-level newspaper reporter jobs

Looking for your first journalism job? These positions may be a good fit:
  • The Middletown Press, a 7,000-circulation daily newspaper located 16 miles south of Hartford, Conn., seeks a reporter and an editor." Both must be aggressive, curious, precise and tenacious," the ad states. "Candidates MUST have demonstrated ability to play on and lead this small team that is reinventing its products. Whatever you're used to, this is probably not it." To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume and work samples to:
  • The Corbin (Ky.) Times-Tribune, a 7,000-circulation daily newspaper in southeastern Kentucky, seeks a full-time reporter. "Tackle everything from feature assignments to hard news," the ad states.​ "We'​ll consider a recent graduate, but this is also an opportunity at a growing newspaper for a reporter with weekly or daily experience."​ E-mail resume, clips and a cover letter to Samantha Swindler at sswindler@​thetimestribune.​com.
Location: United States

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March 21, 2009

Journalism scholarship for S. Florida students

The Miami Heat is awarding a $2,500 to a South Florida high school senior who plans to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.

Apply by April 4 for the Dr. Jack Ramsay Scholarship. Download an application online.

Location: Miami, Florida

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Editorial assistant @ kayak magazine

Sea Kayaker, a 20,000-circulation bimonthly magazine serving the kayak touring community around the world, seeks an editorial assistant.

Duties include: editing and proofreading manuscripts; editorial layout and design for print publication; page preparation for computer-to-plate technology using PDF workflow; tracking and managing work flow with freelance writers (using FileMaker Pro); adjustment of digital images for color and clarity; preparing content for delivery to webmaster; contacting equipment manufacturers for review samples; and participating on cross-departmental project teams

Familiarity with kayaking and nautical terminology is helpful but not required. Compensation is an hourly wage. Benefits include eight paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, and company-paid health insurance. A Simple IRA program is available, with matching contributions from Sea Kayaker.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume link in an e-mail to with “Editorial Team” in the subject line. Be sure to address computer programs listed here, as well as skills and experience needed. You may also submit your portfolio electronically via e-mail. Limit attachments to 5MB.

Location: Seattle, Washington

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March 20, 2009

Business writer @ Motley Fool

The Motley Fool, a popular news website about stocks, investing, and personal finance, seeks a writer. The full-time freelance position can be done anywhere, but the writer must reside within the U.S.

"Our Writer/Analysts are responsible for the research and writing of substantial elements of both online and offline Fool content with a particular focus on stock/company analysis," the ad states. "The writer will balance factual analysis with the Foolish mission of education, amusement, and enrichment. Relevant content includes, but is not limited to regular features/columns on, online and offline investing newsletters, books, and special features and projects as needed."

Apply online.

Location: Anywhere, Telecommute, United States

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Journalism fellowship in S. Korea

Journalists with five years experience can apply for a 10-day all-expenses paid trip to South Korea.

The fellowship, sponsored by the Korean Press Foundation and European Journalism Centre, includes lectures, meetings and interviews about politics, economy, society and culture. Its aim is "to promote comprehensive understanding of the Northeast Asian nation."

Fellows receive a payment in national currency equal to 500 euros to partially cover the flight ticket. Accommodation, local transport, interpretation and subsistence fees will be covered by the organizers.

"Eligible journalists will have five years full-time experience and command of the English language," the ad states. "Print journalists or editors are recommended to apply, but freelance journalists and broadcast journalists are also welcome."

Apply by May 15. Download an application online.

Location: South Korea

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Sports reporter @ Quad-City (Iowa) Times

The Quad-City Times, a 51,000-circulation daily newspaper in Iowa, seeks a high school sports reporter.

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and possibly some daily newspaper experience.

"The ideal candidate for this job needs to be able to report for our print newspaper and our ever-growing site," the ad states. "Online and multimedia knowledge is required. This reporter also must have a hunger for enterprise journalism and exploring new ways of telling stories, whether it is online or in print."

Apply online.

Location: Davenport, Iowa

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Large Florida weekly paper seeks journalists

The Hometown News, a weekly 500,000-circulation newspaper chain that covers communities on Florida's Atlantic Coast, has newsroom openings:
  • Reporter: cover news in Brevard County. To apply, fax resume and clips to: (321) 242-1281. Or email Jennifer Stahl at
  • News clerk: Responsible for community events calendar, rants and raves column and assist associate managing editor. Fax resume to: (772) 467-4384. Or e-mail Tammy Raits at
  • Freelancers: cover Brevard County. Fax resume and clips to: (321) 242-1281. Or email Jennifer Stahl at
"This is a good opportunity to join a team with good people who care," the ad states. "Benefits include health, dental, life insurance, 401K. If you have a passion for reporting, we would like to speak to you."

Location: North Brevard, Florida

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Free journalism camp in Illinois

Aspiring journalism students can apply for an all-expense-paid, two-week camp July 5 to 18 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

"Participants will hear practical advice from seasoned professionals, intern briefly at a newspaper and then put their experience to work writing and producing a newspaper," the announcement states.

Covered expenses include housing, meals, tuition, field trips and, if necessary, transportation to the camp.

Students must have completed their sophomore year in high school, write a 500-word essay and submit writing samples and letters of recommendation.

Deadline to apply is May 4. More information and an application can be found online at, or contact Sally Turner at The camp is sponsored by the Illinois Press Foundation and the Sun-Times Media Group.

Location: Charleston, Illinois

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March 19, 2009

Entry-level newspaper reporters

Newspapers in Florida, Oregon and Nevada are seeking reporters. If you're a young journalist, these may be places to get your start.
  • The Panama City News Herald, a 31,000-circulation daily newspaper in the Florida Panhandle, seeks a reporter. "We want an energetic, enthusiastic, internet-savvy reporter who embraces online-first, multimedia publishing to further our coverage along the World's Most Beautiful Beaches," the ad states. E-mail resumes and clips electronically to Mike Cazalas,
  • The Molalla Pioneer, a weekly newspaper 25 miles from Portland, Oregon, seeks a reporter to cover local sports and community news. Send a cover letter, resume, clips and references to News Editor Bethany Monroe at the Molalla Pioneer, P.O. Box 168, Molalla, OR 97038. Or e-mail: and put “Reporter position” in the subject line.
  • The Elko Daily Free Press, a 6,000-circulation daily newspaper in northern Nevada, seeks a general assignment reporter. Beats may include education, courts and government. "This is a full-time position with an excellent benefits package" the ad states. E-mail resume to or mail to Jeffry Mullins, managing editor, Elko Daily Free Press, 3720 Idaho St., Elko, NV 89801.
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Paid internships @ TIME's London bureau

TIME magazine's international edition is offering paid internships in its London newsroom.

Internships are year-round, from 8 to 12 weeks long, and pay £5.73 (or $8.75 US dollars) per hour. Duties include writing articles for TIME's website, fact-checking, researching features and finding statistics for graphics.

Applicants should be college seniors or graduate students and have an interest in news and online journalism. They are also responsible for arranging their own visas, if necessary.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume and some recently published clips to Jumana Farouky at

Location: London, England, United Kingdom

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March 18, 2009

Freelancer @ North Jersey weekly paper

The Kearny (N.J.) Observer, a 35,000-circulation weekly newspaper about 10 miles from Manhattan, seeks freelance journalist who lives in the area to cover general assignments in North Arlington and Lyndhurst.

"The candidate must have either current experience in a daily or a weekly newspaper and be able to come up with three articles a week, both hard news and feature, that are professional and timely," the ad states. "The reporter must know how to connect with the political scene as well the community concerns. Proficiency in creating logical and readable journalism is necessary, as is deadline skills. Needs to have a digital camera and know how to use it."

To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume and clips to

Location: Kearny, New Jersey

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Take my college journalism course online

This summer, you can take my Introduction to Journalism course online.

My 10-week interactive online course is designed to teach students with little or no practical experience in journalism the process of reporting and writing the news. The 3-credit course is offered through Marist College, where I'm a full-time professor. Because the course is taught online, no traveling is required and you can take lessons when it's convenient for you.

The course will introduce students to the way reporters do their jobs – how they think, act and produce newsworthy stories. New media will also be covered. Students will learn by reading, studying, questioning, discussing and practicing the craft of journalism. They will learn how to report, interview, write and revise news stories – and become a more discerning consumer of news.

Lessons feature video lectures, interactive exercises and class discussions – all from the convenience of the student’s computer. Students will be assigned to cover real news stories and will receive detailed feedback. I'll also work with students to help them get their stories published. In the past year, my students have been published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Bergen Record, Asbury Park Press, Bucks County Courier Times, Poughkeepsie Journal and other newspapers.

For more info or to register, visit Marist's website.

Mark Grabowski

Location: Anywhere, Telecommute, United States

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Paid summer interns @

MSNBC, a 24-hour cable news channel, is offering paid summer internships that involve editorial work for its website.

The positions are based in New York City and Seattle's suburbs and involve news writing, editing and interactive journalism tasks. Click on the links below for more info.
Location: New York, New York

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Reporters @ So. Cal. business newspaper

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal, a magazine near Los Angeles that covers local business news, seeks reporters.

"Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they can aggressively work several industry beats and develop multiple story ideas, work independently with a minimum of supervision and be a team player," the ad states.

Job pays up to $38,000 and offers paid vacation, holidays, health, life and dental benefits as well as a 401(k) program.

Apply online.

Location: Woodland Hills, California

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Entry-level reporter @ small Texas daily paper

The Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune, a 5,000-circulation daily newspaper in Northeast Texas, seeks a full-time reporter.

"Entry-level position, will take a recent grad," the ad states. "Will work some evenings and weekends. Must be able to turn in neat copy on deadline. Some photography skills helpful. This person does a lot of legwork for small news department."

To apply, e-mail Managing Editor Lou Antonelli at

Location: Mount Pleasant, Texas

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Paid internship @ Berkeley magazine

California, the 100-year-old alumni magazine of U.C.-Berkeley, has an immediate opening for one full-time paid intern.

The intern will be paid $500 per month and have the opportunity to write articles. The internship lasts 3 to 4 months.

"Interns receive instruction and hands-on experience in research, reporting, writing, and editing, in addition to production of a bimonthly magazine that covers critical challenges affecting the state, nation, and world in the fields of science, public policy, and culture," the ad states.

E-mail resume, cover letter and writing samples to Put “editorial intern” in the subject line.

Location: Berkeley, California

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Entry-level critic @ popular UK music magazine

Entry-level positions in music journalism don't get much better than this. NME, a popular music magazine in the United Kingdom, is offering one young journalist the chance to become a music critic.
"NME.COM has teamed up with The Guardian to give one talented student a chance to join our team.

We are supporting the Student Critic Of The Year category at the Guardian Student Media Awards. And as well as £650 cash and a week's work experience at The Guardian, this year's winner will get a six-month internship as NME.COM's regional blogger.

The winning critic will oversee our regional music-related blogging - attending regional gigs, tours, and reviewing new music releases.

NME.COM Editor David Moynihan explained: 'This is a great opportunity for an up-and-coming journalist to get their own column on one of the most respected magazine websites in the world, read by over four million users every month. It'll be a Willy Wonka-esque golden ticket, giving them incredible access to all of their region's live music and the best new music releases long before they're in the shops.'

The deadline for entries is July 3, with winners announced at the awards ceremony in September. For more information, visit the"

Location: London, England, United Kingdom

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$5k prize for college newspaper articles

College journalists can receive recognition and up to $5,000 for stories they've published in the past year.

The Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Award "recognizes excellence in collegiate reporting in which the student's work demonstrates an understanding of the basic ideas that support a free society, including freedom of the press, freedom of speech and free-market economic principles."

To be eligible, applicants must be attending a 4-year college/university in the U.S. and must have published their work in a school newspaper (or its website) between March 15, 2008 and March 15, 2009.

First Place comes with a $5,000 prize; Second Place provides $2,500; and Third Place awards $1,000. The awards are sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, a Washington-based educational organization.

Deadline is April 1. Mail a cover letter with your contact info and five copies of your article to: Submit application materials to: Collegiate Awards Committee, 1706 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009. For more info, visit the official website for the award.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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March 17, 2009

Paid internship @ National Review

A paid summer internship is available at National Review, a 155,000-circulation magazine that describes itself as "America's most widely read and influential [source] for Republican/conservative news, commentary and opinion."

Position is based in New York City and pays a "modest stipend."

"Candidates should be entering their senior years in college, interested in National Review and our mission, and serious about starting a career in journalism," the ad states.

To apply, e-mail a resume, cover letter, and clips or other writing samples to

Location: New York, New York

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Paid journalism internship in Chicago

Are you doing an unpaid journalism internship in Chicago this summer?

Get paid for it! Apply for the McAndrew/McClelland scholarship. It provides a $2,500 stipend for a student with an unpaid journalism internship somewhere in the Chicago area.

By April 1, e-mail cover letter, resume and 5-6 work samples to Jane Hirt at

Location: Chicago, Illinois

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Journalism scholarship for Binghamton area students

Graduating high school seniors from the Greater Binghamton area who planning to become journalists can apply for a $500 scholarship.

The David Rossie Journalism Scholarship is offered by the Press & Sun-Bulletin. Deadline is April 15. For more info or an application, contact Jan Lesko at (607) 798-1112.

Location: Binghamton, New York

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Paid internships @ technical publisher

American Technical Publishers, which produces publications for career and technical education, industrial and apprenticeship programs, seeks paid editorial internships.

"Editorial intern tasks include proofreading, scanning, text conversion, correspondence, photo requests, and other editorial production duties as assigned," the ad states.

For more info or to apply, contact Nicole D. Bigos, Production Assistant, American Technical Publishers, 10100 Orland Parkway, Suite 200, Orland Park, IL 60467-5756. Call: (708) 957-1100 ext. 225. Or e-mail:

Location: Chicago, Illinois

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March 16, 2009

Journalism scholarship for NW Missouri residents

A $500 scholarship is available for current and prospective journalism students from Northwest Missouri.

Both graduating high school seniors and current college students are eligible for the scholarship, which is being offered by the Northwest Missouri Press Association.

For more info or to get an application, contact Atchison County Mail Publisher W.C. Farmer at (660) 744-6245.

Location: Rock Port, Missouri

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Paid internship @ SmartMoney

SmartMoney, an 824,000-circulation monthly magazine on personal finance, seeks a paid editorial intern.

Internship is based in New York and runs from April to July. Duties include research and fact-checking along with some reporting and writing. Recent grads are encouraged to apply.

E-mail resume and cover letter to:

Location: New York, New York

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Entry-level arts & culture journalism fellowship

Entry-level journalists interested in arts and culture journalism should consider applying for a new paid fellowship. The 8-month part-time positions, which can be done via telecommuting, will give two journalists the chance to write stories for magazines such as Mother Jones, ColorLines and WireTap.

"This part-time fellowship will run from May 15 to December 15, 2009," the ad states. "Each fellow will receive a $10,000 stipend as well as consistent mentorship and editorial support. Fellows are expected to work 2-3 full, workdays each week (about 20 hours), produce at least one monthly feature (written, podcast, video or photo slide show), one interview and four blog posts per month. Fellows will also attend a four-day journalism 'boot camp' (all expenses paid) at the end of May in San Francisco or New York City. This training period will also provide an opportunity to meet the editors, as well as Arts and Culture Advisory Board members representing a broad range of artists."

By May 1, send resume, three references, three work samples and a 500-word statement on why this fellowship would be of value to you to: Attn: Arts and Culture Fellowship, WireTap Magazine, 222 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94108. Or e-mail:

Location: San Francisco, California

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Entry-level reporter openings @ Texas papers

If you're looking for your first journalism job, consider these newspaper reporter openings in Texas:
  • The Sealy News, a semi-weekly newspaper in Houston's suburbs, seeks a reporter to write 6-8 stories per week. E-mail resumes and three clips, plus one design sample to Ashley Tompkins at
  • The Marlin Democrat, a weekly newspaper located near Waco, Texas, seeks a full-time reporter with photography and Quark skills. Send resume to
  • The Medina Valley Times, a weekly newspaper near San Antonio, seeks a general assignment reporter. Salary is only $20,000. Contact Natalie Spencer at (830) 931-9698 or

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Photographer @ N.C. newspaper

The Rocky Mount Telegram, a 14,000-circulation daily newspaper in North Carolina, seeks staff photographer to shoot news, sports and features.

Newspaper provides a Canon EOS-1D Mark II digital camera and lenses, including a pool 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM. They also provide an Apple laptop for remote transmission.

"Candidates should have degree in photojournalism or related field, plus relevant experience with other publications," the ad states. "Experience in producing audio slideshows and video for the web is a plus."

Competitive salary and benefits offered. Send resume and portfolio to: Alan Campbell, Photographer, Rocky Mount Telegram, P.O. Box 1080, Rocky Mount, NC 27802. Or e-mail:

Location: Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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March 15, 2009

Free conference for ethnic media journalists

Ethnic media journalists can apply for a brief all-expenses paid program on urban environmental justice.

"The first part of the program, consisting of discussions with experts on environmental justice, plus field reporting and professional workshops, will take place in Los Angeles, beginning on the evening of April 30, 2009, and ending on May 6," the announcement states. "The Fellows will gather again in late July for sessions in Chicago."

Applicants must be employed by ethnic media news organizations or be independent journalists who regularly cover ethnic communities in the U.S. or racial justice issues. The program is sponsored by USC's Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism.

Apply online by March 23.

Location: Los Angeles, California

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March 14, 2009

Reporter @ small Minn. newspaper

The Cass Lake Times, a 1,000-circulation weekly newspaper located near the Minnesota-Canadian border, seeks a news editor/reporter.

Send cover letter, resume and work samples to Pat Miller, Publications Manager, Northwoods Press, PO Box 28, Nevis, MN 56467. Or e-mail:

Location: Cass Lake, Minnesota

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March 13, 2009

Paid news library internships

Paid internships for students interested in being a newspaper librarian are available at the Dallas Morning News, Columbus Dispatch, Newsweek, CNN and other media outlets. regularly updates its list.

Location: United States

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Paid internship @ Michigan magazine

Traverse, a 31,000-circulation monthly magazine that covers life in Northern Michigan, is offering a paid summer internship. The 10-week internship comes with $1,000 stipend.

"Interns research and write short travel pieces about Northern Michigan, proofread, fact check and discuss story concepts," the ad states. "Interns must have a laptop and reliable car and are responsible for their own housing."

E-mail cover letter, resume and three work samples to Editor Jeff Smith at

Location: Traverse City, Michigan

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March 12, 2009

Reporter @ Dallas magazine

Advocate, a 114,000-circulation urban lifestyle magazine in Dallas, seeks a part-time reporter.

"We are one of the country’s pioneers in hyper-local coverage, and we need someone who knows East Dallas and Lakewood and knows hyper-local," the ad states. "You’ll be expected to attend local events, write blog posts and magazine articles, and keep abreast of what’s going on in the area. If you don't know where Casa Linda is or don't know what the spillway is, you probably won't be able to handle this job."

E-mail resume and clips to Jeff Siegel at

Location: Dallas, Texas

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Entry-level reporters @ various newspapers

If you're looking for your first journalism job, consider these openings at small newspapers in Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa and Montana:
  • The Huerfano County World, a 3,000-circulation weekly newspaper in Walsenburg, Colo., seeks a reporter. Position pays $500 per week and includes benefits. E-mail resume and clips to
  • The Dunn County News, a 5,000-circulation twice-weekly paper in Menomonie, Wisc., seeks a part-time general assignment reporter to cover local government, courts and police beats as well as writing feature stories. Apply online.
  • The Mt. Vernon-Lisbon Sun, an 1,800-circulation weekly newspaper in Iowa, seeks a reporter to cover city beats. E-mail cover letter and resume to
  • The Miles City Star, a 3,000-circulation daily newspaper in Montana, seeks a full-time general assignment reporter. Send resume, clips to: Marla Prell, Miles City Star, P.O. Box 1216, Miles City, MT 59301. Or e-mail

Location: United States

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Journalism scholarship for Michigan students

Michigan high school seniors with "a demonstrated ability" in journalism, visual arts or other fields, can apply for college scholarships from the Detroit News.

But hurry, the deadline to apply is tomorrow, March 13. Download an application online.

Location: Detroit, Michigan

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March 11, 2009

Paid sports reporting intern @ Birmingham News

The Birmingham News, a 150,000-circulation daily newspaper in Alabama, offers year-round internships in sports reporting.

"Applicants should have completed substantial coursework in journalism, worked for campus or other publications and maintained a B average or above," the ad states. "The internships emphasize practical experience, and the intern is expected to perform as a beginning reporter."

Deadline is April 1. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and clips to: Tom Arenberg, Sports Editor, The Birmingham News, P.O. Box 2553, Birmingham, AL 35202. Or fax to: (205) 325-2425. Or e-mail:

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

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Journalism scholarships for Cincinnati area students

Cincinnati Area journalism students can apply for a scholarship. (Amount is not specified.)

The 2009 Annual Hall of Fame Collegiate Scholarships, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists' Greater Cincinnati Chapter, are offered to "Cincinnati metropolitan area full-time college and university upper-class undergraduate students with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and pursuing a career in journalism."

Deadline is April 3. Download an application online.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

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$5K journalism scholarship for Jersey students

Seniors attending northern Jersey high schools can apply for a scholarship worth up to $5,000 to study journalism in college. But you'll need to really hustle because the deadline is today, March 11 (just found out about this).

Only students from high schools in Plainfield, North Plainfield, South Plainfield, Warren Watchung, Edison, Scotch Plains and Fanwood are eligible. The location of the applicant's high school, not the applicant's residence, is the qualifying factor.

For more info about the Adele deLeeuw Scholarships, contact scholarship administrator Sally Young at (732) 381- 6269.

Location: New Jersey

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March 10, 2009

Well-paid journalism internship in NYC

How does $10,000, plus a paid summer internship at either Fox News Channel or the New York Post plus free housing in New York City sound?

Awesome, of course. So, apply for the Eric Breindel College and University Journalism Award, which is given annually to an undergraduate student whose work work best reflects "Love of country and its democratic institutions as well as the act of bearing witness to the evils of totalitarianism."

Deadline to apply is April 24. For more info, visit the award's official website.

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March 9, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs, a 200,000-circulation scholarly journal on international relations, is accepting applications for its year-long paid internship. Deadline to apply is this Friday, March 13.

"The internship is a full-time, paid position offering an exceptional training in serious journalism," the ad states. "The length of the internship is one year, beginning in August. The intern works as an assistant editor with substantial responsibility. Interns are involved in all aspects of the editorial process—editing, proofreading, evaluating manuscripts, research, fact-checking, and production work."

The position pays $32,000 per year and is based in New York City. Recent and soon-to-be graduates from undergraduate and master’s programs are eligible. Candidates should have a serious interest in international relations, a flair for writing, and a facility with the English language.

To apply, send Cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, and three writing samples (5 pages or less) to: Editorial Internships, Foreign Affairs, 58 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065.

Location: New York, New York

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Entry-level sports reporter @ Calif. paper

The Santa Maria Times, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper on California's Central Coast, seeks a sports reporter.

"Prefer candidates with 1-2 years of professional experience, but will consider recent grads with the right combination of drive, talent and experience," the ad states. "Page-design and Spanish-language skills will be considered pluses."

Apply online.

Location: Santa Maria, California

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Paid features intern @ NY Daily News

The New York Daily News, a 700,000-circulation daily newspaper, is offering a full-time paid summer internship in its Features Department.

Intern will write events columns, calendar listings, gossip columns for the website, deal with images, set up photo assignments with photo desk, plus handle plenty of other tasks when they prove they can handle them. There is a definite opportunity for clips and pitching is expected. Position pays $350 per week.

E-mail a cover letter, resume and 2 to 3 writing samples to Amy Eisinger at No phone calls.

Location: New York, New York

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Paid interns @ D.C. news service, a non-profit Washington-based news wire service that covers state policy and politics, is seeking paid summer interns.

Pay is $12 per hour. Part- and full-time internships are available. Interns get to "report and write in-depth stories on a variety of subjects and develop original story ideas."

Current college and graduate students, along with recent graduates, are eligible to apply. E-mail cover letter with availability, resume, and news clips to

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Paid internship @ Boston area newspaper

The Lowell Sun, a 50,000-circulation daily newspaper near Boston, is offering a paid summer reporting internship.

Intern will get to do substantive work -- reporting and writing, not fetching coffee. Expect at least bylines by summer's end and a front page story. Pay is $350 per week. Applicants must have a car. Those with multimedia skills are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference given to applicants with local ties.

By March 15, e-mail cover letter, resume and clips to Assistant Managing Editor Tom Zuppa at

Location: Lowell, Massachusetts

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Trainee reporter @ U.K. newspaper

The Argus, a 41,000-circulation daily newspaper based in East Sussex, is seeking a trainee reporter. Hurry and apply -- the deadline is Tuesday, March 10.

Applicants should "have all the NCTJ qualifications, including 100 words per minute shorthand, and be ready to hit the ground running."

E-mail your resume and a cover letter to News Editor Lee Gibbs at

Location: East Sussex, England, United Kingdom

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March 8, 2009

Freelance dining writer @ Ft. Lauderdale paper

Ft. Lauderdale New Times, a weekly 60,000-circulation newspaper, seeks a freelance writer to cover dining in South Florida. The job pays $150 per week.

"Contribute several times a week to Short Order, South Florida's best dining news blog," the ad states. "This isn't a job for those who simply like to eat out: we want someone who has served prix fixe dinners, flipped burgers, or washed dishes in local restaurants. The ideal candidate will have sources in the back & front of the house and will dish up stories and news from the industry."

E-mail resume, cover letter and samples of your work to

Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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March 7, 2009

Journalism fellowship for South Africans

South African journalists can apply for a "a 3-to-6 month fellowship that allows a writer to pursue an in-depth - and groundbreaking - project of original research to be published in any medium."

The Ruth First Fellowship is open to journalists, writers, researchers and photographers who reside in South Africa.

Applicants should propose a subject that addresses a theme of current interest in South Africa and which would have engaged Ruth First. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend and research costs. They will be expected to present their work at a public event and to submit it for publication or broadcast in an appropriate outlet.

By March 20, e-mail CV and a project proposal (of no more than two pages) to or fax it to 011-717 4081.

Location: South Africa

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March 6, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ Kansas newspaper

The Great Bend Tribune, a small daily newspaper in Central Kansas, seeks a full-time reporter.

"Beat reporter to cover several colorful small communities and the spaces in between," the ad states. "Must be self starter, energetic, hardworking and able to establish good working relationships with a wide variety of sources. Excellent writing skills a must and photography skills a plus. This is a great opportunity for a reporter to cover a wide range stories and meet a wide range of interesting people."

To apply, send letter, clips, resume and references to Dale Hogg, managing editor, Great Bend Tribune, P.O. Box 228, Great Bend, Kan., 67530. Or e-mail materials to

Location: Great Bend, Kansas

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Paid internship @ Vault

Vault, a leading publisher of career guide books and websites, is offering a paid editorial internship this summer in its New York office. College students are encouraged to apply.

"Intern [will] assist our editorial team with a wide range of administrative and editorial tasks," the ad states. "Successful candidates will be detail-oriented and organized; proficient in Word, Excel and online research; possess excellent writing skills; and willing to commit to 20 hours/week. Quark/Copydesk experience a plus."

Internship runs between May and August. E-mail cover letter, resume to, and write "Editorial Intern" as your subject header.

Location: New York, New York

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March 5, 2009

Copy editor @ Easton (Pa.) Express-Times

The Easton (Pa.) Express-Times, a 50,000-circulation daily newspaper halfway between Manhattan and Philly, is seeking a copy editor.

"Duties include headline writing, page building and contributing to our Web site,," the ad states. "Quark experience is a plus."

Send cover letter, resume and references to Managing Editor Jim Deegan at or 30 N. Fourth St., Easton, PA 18042.

Location: Easton, Pennsylvania

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Reporter @ Madison, Wisc. weekly paper

Isthmus, a 61,000-circulation weekly alternative newspaper in Madison, Wisc., is seeking a news writer "who can break stories in a competitive environment."

Pay is up to $28,000 and includes full benefits.

Send cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Isthmus News Reporter, 101 King St., Madison, WI 53703. Or e-mail: with "news reporter" in the subject heading. No phone calls.

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

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Reporter @ Palm Beach weekly paper

New Times Broward-Palm Beach, a 60,000-circulation weekly alternative newspaper near Miami, seeks a full-time staff writer.

Reporter will "produce long-form cover stories for the print edition and well-written daily blog items for the web," the ad states. "If your copy is as much a pleasure to read as it is well-researched, we want to hear from you. Preference will be given to candidates with Spanish-language skills, experience writing content for the web, and a background in newspapers or magazines."

E-mail a cover letter, resume, and links to your writing samples to

Location: West Palm Beach, Florida

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Entry-level reporter @ Va. weekly paper

The Central Virginian, a weekly newspaper about an hour from Richmond, seeks an entry-level reporter.

"Cover a variety of news and human interest topics in the growing Louisa County community," the ad states. "This full-time position will require some night and weekend work. Degree or writing experience preferred; flexibility, curiosity and high energy required."

E-mail your resume and cover letter to No calls.

Location: Louisa, Virginia

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March 4, 2009

L.A. correspondent for AFP affiliate

Agence France-Presse's partner web service seeks a part-time Los Angeles-based correspondent to cover lifestyle and leisure topics, such as entertainment, high tech, new media, environment, sports, cars, tourism and health.

Pay is 1,500 Euros (or about $1,900) per month to start. "Experience in wire writing is necessary and Spanish is a plus," the ad states.

Apply online.

Location: Los Angeles, California

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Newspaper reporter openings in Arizona

A couple newspapers are seeking reporters, according to the Arizona Newspapers Association's Job Bank. These could be good entry-level opportunities:
  • The Yuma Sun, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks a staff reporter. "Write news and features proficiently, edit copy and handle related new media efforts such as photography, video and audio presentations," the ad states. Pay is competitive. E-mail resumes and examples of your work, including any links to Web-specific work, to Editor Maria Chavoya at In addition, you must fill out online application.
  • The Lake Powell Chronicle, a small daily newspaper in rural Arizona, seeks a reporter. "The reporter job entails writing articles and taking photos to complement those articles, typing up press releases and wording them in proper newspaper style, developing charts and graphics with certain stories, laying out several pages a week, and keeping in constant contact with sources to make sure information we publish is accurate and up-to-date," the ad states. "The job might also include updating the Chronicle’s Web site as needed." E-mail ASAP cover letter, resume and 5-7 clips to editor Lee Pulaski at leepulaski@lakepowellchronicle.
Location: Arizona

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Paid intern @ Ohio journalism organization

The Ohio Newspaper Association, a trade association that represents 250+ newspapers in Ohio, is seeking an intern to help produce its newsletter. The 10-week internship pays $350 per week and is based in Columbus, the state capital.

Applicants must have completed at least the sophomore year at an Ohio college or university with major or study concentration in journalism or mass communication.

By March 31, send resume, writing samples, and cover letter to Frank Deaner, Executive Director, Ohio Newspaper Association, 1335 Dublin Road, Suite 216-B, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Or e-mail materials to: No phone calls.

Location: Columbus, Ohio

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Paid internship @ Wisconsin newspaper

The Racine (Wisc.) Journal Times, a 29,000-circulation daily newspaper located on the shore of Lake Michigan, is offering a paid summer internship.

The full-time internship runs 12 weeks and pays $10 per hour. Interns get treated like a regular reporter.

"Our interns do not get coffee, unless they want a cup," the ad states. "You will be working as a newspaper reporter, covering Racine County. You will receive intensive on-the-job training. This is an opportunity for you to learn a lot, accumulate plenty of bylines, work and have fun. "

Ideal applicants will be entering their senior year in college with a minimum g.p.a. of 3.25 and writing experience at a college newspaper or other publication, the ad says. Local knowledge of the Wisconsin/Illinois region is preferred.

Deadline to apply is April 3. T o apply for this job you must do both of the following: 1. Visit, go to the jobs tab, and click on Journal Times employment application. Find the job and fill out our online forms. 2. Send resume and links to clips or electronic copies of clips to both and . Put the words "internship application" in the subject line of your e-mail. All applications should include g.p.a. information and links to clips or electronic copies of clips written by you.

Location: Racine, Wisconsin

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Entry-level journalist @ Roll Call

Roll Call, an 18,000-circulation newspaper that covers Congress, is seeking an editorial assistant. This may be a good way to break into political journalism, if you're a young journalist.

"Duties include proofreading, assisting with production process, researching, reporting and writing news briefs," the ad states. "Excellent salary and benefits."

Send resume, cover letter, writing samples and salary expectations. Via mail: Roll Call Inc., Attn: HR Dept., 50 F Street, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20001. Or via fax: (202) 824-0475. Or via e-mail No phone calls.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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March 3, 2009

Paid sports intern @ Bay Area daily

The Marin Independent Journal, a 30,000-circulation daily newspaper located in the Bay Area, is offering a paid part-time internship covering sports. The position is approximately 6 hours per week and pays $9 per hour.

"This position is ideal for a college student looking for a paid internship," the ad states. "At least one night a week is required in the office collecting information for the high school roundup and Marin briefs. This position may also include game coverage and features written away from the office to be filed remotely via e-mail."

Send resume, cover letter and writing samples to Dave Allen at or mail him at Dave Allen, Marin Independent Journal, 150 Alameda del Prado, Novato, CA 94949. D

Location: Novato, California

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Entry-level reporter @ N.C. newspaper

This is about as entry-level of a journalism job as you can find:

The High Point Enterprise, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper in central North Carolina, seeks a reporter.

"Even if you have limited experience (including college newspaper, internship), if you can demonstrate strong reporting, writing, grammar and communications skills and have a passion for intensely local coverage, we would like to know more about you," the ad states.

Reporter will "cover everything from city and county governments to festivals and nonprofits, to public safety to schools and beyond; providing plenty of behind-the-scenes human interest features; identifying and examining trends; writing about people – what they do, how they do it, why the do it, how well they do it, the agony and the ecstasy and everything in between of life."

Before March 9, Send cover letter, resume and your best six clips to Joe Feeney, city editor, The High Point Enterprise, P.O. Box 1009, High Point, NC 27261.

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Various openings @ Texas newspapers

Various newspapers in Texas have reporter, photojournalist and other newsroom openings at the moment, according to the Texas Press Association's Job Bank. Some might be good entry-level opportunities:
  • The Weatherford Democrat, a small daily newspaper in the Dallas area, seeks a reporter for its crime and courts beat. E-mail resumes and writing samples to
  • The Athens Daily Review, a daily newspaper in East Texas, has two openings: a sports reporter and a general assignment reporter. Some photography is required, as well as occasional use of a video camera. Pagination (QuarkXpress) is a must. E-mail resume and clips to Editor Jayson Larson at You can also submit information to 201 South Prairieville, Athens, Texas, 75751.
  • Today Newspapers, a chain of 5 weekly community newspapers covering southern Dallas county, is looking for editors, part-time photographers and a part-time managing editor. E-mail resume along with any clippings/editorial and salary requirements to: No phone calls.
  • Leader News, a small weekly newspaper near San Antonio, is looking for a managing editor to run the newsroom, paginate and direct one full-time reporter and stringers and also cover a beat. "The owners are award-winning journalists and page designers and are ready and willing to help train a good reporter to become a good editor or help a good editor get better," the ad states. Salary is up to $30,000 but there's no health insurance. E-mail your resume to or fax to (830) 709-0067.
  • The Breckenridge American, a twice-weekly newspaper two hours west of Dallas,is seeking a full-time sports editor. "The successful applicant will be highly motivated and a skillful writer who can capture the game story beyond the final score," the ad states. "Experience preferred." Competitive salary and a quality benefits package. Submit resume and clips to Rob Durham, Assistant Editor, Breckenridge American, P.O. Box 871, Breckenridge, TX 76424, phone (254) 559-5412, fax (254) 559-3491, or via e-mail to
Location: Texas

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March 2, 2009

Paid summer internship @ Slate

Slate, a popular online magazine that covers current affairs and culture, is offering a paid summer internship in its Washington, D.C. newsroom.

The full-time internships runs 8 weeks between May and September. Duties include: write for Slate's regular columns, such as "Explainer" and "Did You See This?"; help writers and editors with research project; assist producers to Slate V, the video site; help out with nominal administrative duties; pitch story ideas.

By March 16, send a resume, three clips (published articles, blog entries, and classroom assignments all acceptable), and a short critique of a recent story that's appeared in Slate. E-mail only: keep messages under 200 KB, and no PDF files. Send e-mail to

Location: Washington, D.C.

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