June 29, 2009

Entry-level newspaper reporters in Northeast

A couple newspapers in northeastern states are seeking young reporters:
  • Pennsylvania: The Towanda Daily & Sunday Review, a small daily newspaper in northeast Pennsylvania, seeks a reporter to cover local news and features. "Some professional experience preferred but sharp grads who worked on a college paper are encouraged to apply," the ad states. E-mail cover letter, resume, six best clips, and three professional references to Ronald W. Hosie, editor, The Daily & Sunday Review, at rhosie@thedailyreview.com
  • New Jersey: The Princeton Packet, a semi-weekly newspaper about an hour from Philadelphia, seeks a staff writer. "Job involves news and feature writing, including municipal and school board night meeting coverage," the ad states. "Ideal candidate will possess a bachelor's degree and have 1+​ years of news writing experience, computer literacy and typing proficiency ... Local candidates preferred." E-mail resume and writing samples to: vmonaco@​centraljersey.​com.​
Location: United States

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Paid summer intern @ Northwest newspaper

The Shelton-Mason County Journal, a weekly 10,000-circulation newspaper near Washington state's capital, seeks a summer intern to work the cops and court beat.

Intern will initially work alongside staff reporter, then fill in for the reporter while she is away for several weeks. The internship will begin in mid to late July. Northwest applicants are preferred but the newspaper will consider all applicants. Salary is listed as "negotiable."

E-mail a cover letter, resume and a few clips to Editor Greg Skinner at greg@masoncounty.com.

Location: Shelton, Washington

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June 19, 2009

Cover NBA for West Coast newspaper

The Columbian, a 45,000-circulation daily newspaper in southwest Washington state, seeks a sports reporter to cover the Portland Trail Blazers.

"We are looking for a writer with at least four years of experience in the Sports department of a daily paper, someone who can produce compelling features, in-depth game stories, intriguing columns, and insightful enterprise pieces from the Blazer beat and beyond," the ad states. "You must possess the ability to communicate clearly, quickly and accurately on deadline, while thriving in a competitive market."

Send cover letter with salary history, resume and 10 clips to:
The Columbian, P.O. Box 180, Vancouver , WA 98660-0180; or email jobs@columbian.com

Location: Vancouver, Washington

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June 15, 2009

Reporter @ Seattle business journal

The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, a daily business newspaper in downtown Seattle, seeks a reporter to cover local transportation and government issues.

"Must have at least two years of deadline news writing experience and be fast, accurate, objective and curious," the ad states. "Includes salary, benefits, and 401k."

Submit resume and clips to Phil Brown, P.O. Box 11050, Seattle, WA 98111. Or e-mail phil.brown@djc.com

Location: Seattle, Washington

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Reporter @ Bangor Daily News

The Bangor Daily News, a 60,000-circulation daily newspaper in Maine, seeks a bureau reporter.

"The successful candidate will provide coverage of breaking news and important local, school, medical and business stories in Pittsfield, Newport and surrounding communities," the ad states. "Applicants must possess strong writing skills, a knowledge of the coverage area, prior experience writing for a daily newspaper and the ability to work effectively and collegially as part of a reporting team."

By June 17, submit cover letter and resume to: Bangor Daily News, Human Resource Department, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor ME 04402-1329. Or e-mail: jholmes@bangordailynews.net.

Location: Bangor, Maine

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June 5, 2009

Reporter @ Seattle area newspaper

The Issaquah Reporter and Sammamish Reporter, two suburban Seattle weekly newspapers with a combined 32,000-circulation, seek a full-time reporter. Note: the deadline to apply is today.

"We are looking for a person who understands and is eager to cover community news, including council and school-district developments and general-assignment stories," the ad states. "The successful candidate will be expected to take photographs to illustrate their stories, so experience with a digital camera is required. Duties also include assisting with computerized page layout ... At least one year of previous newspaper reporting experience preferred."

E-mail resume complete with work-related references and writing samples by 4 p.m. June 5 to hreast@soundpublishing.com.

Location: Issaquah, Washington

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June 4, 2009

Entry-level sports reporter @ S.C. newspaper

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal, a 45,000-circulation daily newspaper near the South Carolina-North Carolina border, seeks a a prep sports reporter.

Our reporting positions call for strong daily coverage of beats with opportunities for projects, enterprise and features.," the ad states. "Two years experience on a daily paper preferred, but we'll consider talented beginners.​"

Apply online.

Location: Spartanburg, S.C.

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June 3, 2009

Elmira, N.Y. newspaper seeks paid H.S. interns

The Elmira (N.Y.) Star-Gazette, a 25,500-circulation daily newspaper near the New York-Pennsylvania border, is offering paid internships this summer to high school juniors and seniors.

"The successful candidates will receive hands-on experience in the field of journalism and be paid for their work thanks to a $2,000 grant provided by the Tripp Foundation," the announcement states.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume (including references) and at least two writing samples (schoolwork is acceptable). The cover letter should state the applicant's perspective on the evolving role of a community newspaper.

Applicants also must have a valid driver's license and auto insurance.

The deadline to apply is Friday. The internship begins in early July and ends before school resumes, or when the candidates must report to college.

Click here for more info.

Elmira, New York

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Guam newspaper seeks H.S. journalists

The Pacific Daily News, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper in Guam, seeks high school students to write for its teen section VIBE.

"Students selected for the program will undergo basic journalism training throughout the summer," the ad states. "During the yearlong internship program, VIBE interns interview other teens and write stories about teen-related news, issues, events, features and trends. Stories appear in the weekly VIBE section in Monday's Pacific Daily News, online at www.GuamPDN.com and in the quarterly teen magazine, VIBE Extreme."

Incoming freshman through seniors are eligible, and 14 students will be selected. Deadline to turn in application packages is June 5. Click here for more info on how to apply.

Location: Hagatna, Guam

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Northern Jersey newspaper seeks freelancers

The Northern Valley Suburbanite, a weekly Bergen County newspaper located just across the river from Yonkers, N.Y., seeks freelance reporters and photographers to help cover news and sporting events.​

This may be a good summer opportunity for college students looking to earn some cash or build their portfolio.

"Ideal freelancers will know the area and live close by, but those interested in getting their feet wet or who already have experience in journalism will also be considered," the ad states.

E-mail writing and/or photography samples along with a resume to
lang@​northjersey.​com .​

Location: Cresskill, New Jersey

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June 2, 2009

Freelance journalism opportunities

If you're looking for some extra money or to expand your portfolio, here are some possibilities:
  • The Battle Creek Enquirer, a 25,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks freelance writers for a new magazine aimed at women in the Battle Creek, Michigan area. E-mail inquiries and resumes to Bob Warner at rwarner@gannett.com or 155 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI, 49017.
  • The Spirit Community Newspaper -- a weekly paper in northern Philly that covers Fishtown, Kensington, Port Richmond and Northern Liberties -- seeks freelance writers to cover local events. "Position involves interviewing, fact-checking, writing, editing, proofreading and some photographing," the ad states. E-mail resume to: info@spiritnewspapers.com.
  • The Lebanon Daily News, a 21,000-circulation daily newspaper in Central Pennsylvania, seeks freelance writers to cover municipal meetings, school board meetings and events. Must be available to work nights and/or weekends. To apply, e-mail CityDesk[at]ldnews.com or call Jeff Clouser, (717) 272-5611, ext. 142.

Location: United States

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June 1, 2009

Reporter @ Northern Calif. newspaper

Sonoma West Publishers, a group of three newspapers in Sonoma County, seeks a news reporter.

"This assignment will include regular news beat assignments in government, schools and community groups, primarily in Sebastopol and the West County," the ad states. "This position offers offer reliable employment, salary, benefits and great communities. Computer, English, photography skills a must. Previous newspaper experience required. "

Apply online.

Location: Sebastopol, California

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Legal journalism job openings

If you're a lawyer looking for a career switch, or a journalist with an interest in the law, consider these opportunities:
  • BOSTON: Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, a Boston-based newspaper that covers legal news and court rulings in its region, seeks a reporter to cover the Massachusetts courts and legal community. E-mail resume and cover letter with salary requirements to hecampagne@gmail.com
  • NEW YORK CITY: Prospect News, which publishes daily and weekly newsletters for financial market professionals, seeks a bankruptcy court reporter. Position is based in New York City. "We’re looking for someone who can attend bankruptcy court hearings in New York, make calls on cases elsewhere in the U.S. and assist with coverage of court filings," the ad states. E-mail cover letter, resume and clips to jobs@prospectnews.com.
  • SOUTH FLORIDA: Courthouse News Service, a nationwide legal news service that law firms subscribe to, seeks a part-time reporter to cover civil courts of law in and around West Palm Beach, Florida. Job "offers competitive pay for 20-25 hours a week and some benefits are available," the ad states. E-mail a cover letter in the body of an email, and attach a resume and clips to newjob8@courthousenews.com.
Location: United States

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