September 29, 2009

Legal journalism job leads

Interested in law and journalism? Consider these jobs and paid internships:
  • Miami: The Daily Business Review, a business newspaper in South Florida, is looking for a law reporter to cover state court and the business, political, and ethical issues affecting the courts.
  • Minneapolis: Thomson Reuters, an international news service and publisher, is offering a part-time, long-term internship for college students in its Legal Editorial Operations department.
  • New York: The Najdovski Law Firm, a Manhattan law firm specializing in medical malpractice litigation, seeks a part-time college or graduate student to create content for its blogs and website.
  • Raleigh: North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, a weekly legal newspaper in Raleigh, seeks a reporter to summarize appellate court opinions and write news and feature articles.
  • Springfield, Mo.: The News-Leader Media Group, a Springfield, Missouri-based news organization that creates deep local content for a daily newspaper, weekly newspapers, glossy magazines, several Web sites and a mobile site, seeks a courts reporter.
  • St. Louis: Missouri Lawyers Media, a St. Louis-based publisher of daily legal newspapers in five Missouri counties as well as a statewide weekly newspaper, seeks a managing editor to help lead a staff of 16 editors and reporters.
  • Washington, D.C.: Thomas Reuters, an international news service, seeks a writer/editor/analyst to cover business law and securities in its Washington, D.C. office.

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September 28, 2009

Entry-level journalism jobs @ PBS

PBS, a non-profit public broadcasting service with 354 member TV stations in the U.S., is offering entry-level desk assistant positions for its NewsHour program. The six-month-long positions are based in the Washington, D.C. area and pay $9 per hour. Click here for more details.

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Journalism contest for Canadian students

Canadian Living, a 527,000-circulation monthly magazine that covers food, fashion, crafts, health and family advice, is offering Canadian students the chance to get articles published, win scholarships and work as magazine interns.

"If you're currently enrolled full-time in a journalism program at a Canadian college or university, we encourage you to apply today by submitting an application package and your pitch for the perfect Canadian Living feature story," the contest ad states. "Selected entrants will be invited to write and submit their stories in full. The six best pieces will be published nationally in Canadian Living Magazine or on and the writers will be awarded cash prizes. The two grand prize winners will each be awarded $1,500 and a 12-week internship at our Toronto editorial office."

Click here for more info.

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Reporter @ Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Richmond Times-Dispatch, a 185,000-circulation daily newspaper in Virginia's capital, seeks a reporter.

"Produce compelling content for readers of our print and digital products," the ad states. "This includes breaking news, features, enterprise reporting and event coverage in addition to blogging and other interactive storytelling formats. Night and weekend work are required."

Two-plus years experience at a daily newspaper is required. Apply online.

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Editorial asst. @ Pet Age magazine

Pet Age, a 23,000-circulation magazine covering the pet retail industry, seeks a part-time editorial assistant. The 20-hour per week job is based in Chicago.

"Duties include maintaining product database, writing product descriptions, fact checking/researching/ interviewing, and basic clerical tasks (e.g., filing, photocopying)," the ad states. "We offer flexible scheduling, benefits (vacation, continuing education, bonus program, 401k/profit-sharing plan, transportation subsidy), a casual atmosphere, and a salary of up to $15/hr. "

By Sept. 29, submit cover letter, resume, and clips to Pet Age Magazine, 18 S. Michigan Ave., #1100, Chicago, IL 60603.

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September 25, 2009

News apprenticeship program @ CBS

CBS's Philadelphia affiliate, KYW-TV, is offering a paid entry-level training program.

The News Apprenticeship Program "will expose candidates to the various disciplines within the Eyewitness News operation: broadcast journalism, multi-media content production, assignment desk, newscast writing/producing, promotion writing, and special projects," the ad states. "Apprentices will be working side by side with News Department professionals, learning their craft and gaining valuable experience and knowledge. We are seeking individuals who are looking to work 'behind the camera' with an ultimate goal to be part of a newsroom management team."

Each News Apprenticeship runs six-months and pays entry level hourly rate of pay. The station will also assist with finding apprentices a job after they complete the program.

Apply online.

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September 24, 2009

Entry-level position @ Boston Herald

The Boston Herald, a 200,000-circulation daily newspaper, is seeking a part-time news editorial assistant.

"In this entry-level position, EAs report to the city editors and work closely with reporters, editors and photographers to facilitate daily news coverage. They fax, file, take dictation and answer the phone," the ad states. "EAs also may report and write news stories, which makes the position a fine launchpad for talented journalists. The position requires three to four 7.5-hour shifts per week, including at least one night shift and one weekend shift."

Apply online or mail your resume and up to three clips to Boston Herald, Human Resources Dept., Job Code: EA, 300 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118.

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September 20, 2009

Paid internship @ beauty magazine

American Salon, a 123,000-circulation magazine that covers hairdressers and beauty salon owners, is offering a full-time paid internship in its New York office.

Internship starts immediately and runs through mid-December. Intern will write, proofread and perform administrative tasks.

"Candidates must have good writing and copyediting skills, as this is a writing-intensive position," the ad states. "They should also be independent workers, organized and able to multitask. InDesign experience is a plus."

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

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Paid internship @ Playboy magazine

Playboy, a 3 million circulation men's magazine, is offering a paid editorial internship in its Chicago office. (Yes, the magazine is more than just photos; it's also famous for its monthly interviews of notable public figures.)

"Responsibilities will include office administration, research, contributing to the website, preparing house copy for the magazine with the opportunity to pitch ideas and tackle more ambitious projects in a professional environment," the ad states. "College upperclassmen or recent grad who majored in Journalism or English preferred."

Apply online.

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Paid internship @ Huffington Post

The Huffington Post, a liberal news website and one of the most visited websites in the world, is offering a paid full-time editorial internship in New York City. The job pays $10 per hour and recent grads are welcome to apply.

Duties include: Researching, writing, reporting and copy editing original content; suggesting stories for aggregation; promoting HuffPost New York on social networking sites; putting together slideshows and other general research projects.

"This is great opportunity to learn all the ins and outs of new media and get a hands-on exposure to how the site works," the ad states. The intern would have an opportunity to pitch articles and blog posts.

Send resume and very brief statement of interest with "NEW YORK INTERN" in the subject line to

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September 18, 2009

Reporter @ Seattle area newspaper

The Snoqualmie Valley Record, a weekly 4,500-circulation newspaper about 30 miles from Seattle, seeks a full-time print and online media reporter.

"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 ... We offer a great work environment, excellent health benefits, 401K, paid vacations and holidays."

Send resume, cover letter and a few writing samples to: Sound Publishing, Inc.; 19426 68th Avenue S.; Kent, WA 98032; ATTN: HR/SVR. Or e-mail to

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September 17, 2009

Entry-level writer @ fashion magazine

BODY Magazine, which describes itself as "the leading intimate apparel industry magazine," seeks a news writer/editorial trainee for both its print and web editions. Position is based in New York City.

"This position calls for a lot of writing, therefore, the ability to write quickly and accurately is required," the ad states. "Working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and website posting and design required. $23K plus weekly bonuses earns up to $28K per year + benefits."

E-mail resume and cover letter to:

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September 15, 2009

Paid Fall internship @ biz website

BNET, a top 10 business website owned by CBS Interactive, is offering a paid Fall internship in its San Francisco office.

Internship is 10-15 hours per week and runs from September through early December.

Duties include: blogging in BNET's Industries section or in management-oriented Insight section; fact checking original content and contributing original reporting; pitching, reporting, and writing bylined articles; using BNET's content management system to help publish original and licensed articles and podcasts; light copyediting and proofing.

"As critical members of BNET’s small, award-winning editorial team, interns gain hands-on experience in all aspects of producing and publishing content online," the ad states.

Apply online.

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Reporter @ Raleigh News & Observer

The Raleigh News & Observer, a 157,000-circulation daily newspaper in North Carolina, seeks a reporter/copy editor.

The journalist will cover community news for the Cary/Southwest Wake section and copy edit stories. In addition, some photography and blogging will be involved. "At least three years of experience at a community or daily newspaper required," the ad states.

Apply online.

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September 13, 2009

Paid video production intern @ NY Daily News

The New York Daily News, one of the largest daily newspapers in the nation, is offering a paid Fall video production internship.

"Candidates must be a student enrolled in part or full-time education to qualify for the stipend-based, academic internship," the ad states. "You must have at least one strong film or news internship and a strong video portfolio."

The intern will work independently and shoot and edit video. Other duties include ingesting video and archiving videos. Knowledge of Final Cut Pro and Live Type is a must.

Submit video portfolio with URL links to DVDs and tape not accepted.

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Freelancers @ Hoboken, NJ newspaper

The Hoboken Progress and Secaucus Progress, free weekly newspapers in Northern Jersey, are seeking freelancer reporters.

"The job entails attending council and school board meetings one or two nights a week and then submitting articles and pictures from the meetings," the ad states. "Reporters would also cover other noteworthy events in Hoboken and Secaucus."

Pay is $40 per story, or $50 if the story includes a picture they took. "There is the potential to make about $200 a week from writing four stories," the ad states. Prior newspaper experience is preferred but not necessary, but the ability to write well is essential.

Send e-mail with resume and three clips, both in PDF format, to

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September 9, 2009

Paid Fall internship @ Discover magazine

Discover, a monthly 850,00-circulation magazine that covers science for a general audience, is offering a paid Fall internship in its New York City office.

They're seeking "
candidates who are enrolled in or have completed a graduate-level science-writing program, but other graduates who demonstrate an interest in science journalism will be considered. A monthly stipend is offered with this position. Duties include, but are not limited
to, researching and fact checking, developing and writing stories for our news section, and performing other duties to assist the editors in producing the magazine. Internships are for four months, and start Monday, September 25th."

Click here for more info and to apply.

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September 8, 2009

Freelance journalism jobs

  • Cleveland Area: Medina (Ohio) Sun News, an 11,000-circulation weekly newspaper located about 40 minutes from Cleveland, seeks freelance news reporters. Send resume and cover letter to Editor Mark Morilak at
  • Phoenix Area: Pinal County (Ariz.) Today, a 45,000-circulation newspaper located near Phoenix, seeks stringers in the San Tan Valley Area. Send work sample to
  • Boston/New England: The Jewish Advocate, a weekly newspaper in Boston focused on the Jewish community, seeks freelancers. "Journalism experience and a connection to the local Jewish community is preferred, but not required," the ad states. "College students with experience at their school’s newspaper are encouraged to apply." Pay is $25 per story. Send resume, two clips and three potential story ideas to Steve Maas at

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September 7, 2009

Legal journalism jobs in U.S. & U.K.

  • U.S.: Marquette University Law School seeks a reporter for its magazine. "Investigate and report on regional, national, and international matters that have become the focus of Law School efforts in teaching, research, conferences, lectures, and public service activities," the ad states. Apply online.
  • U.K: The Lawyer, a London-based magazine covering business law, seeks a reporter to write news and features. "A legal qualification is not required, but an interest in the law as an industry, both in the UK and overseas, is crucial," the ad states. To apply, contact Editor Catrin Griffiths

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Paid Fall internship @ Dallas magazine

Spirit, the magazine on board Southwest Airlines' flights, seeks a paid intern to work in its Dallas office for the Fall semester.

"The position is paid and is open to all students and recent grads.," the ad states. "15-20 hours a week minimum. Some experience with reporting, research, and fact-checking preferred."

E-mail resume, clips, and cover letter to Associate Editor Mike Darling at

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September 6, 2009

Reporter @ Cleveland area newspaper

The Medina Sun News, an 11,000-circulation weekly newspaper located about 40 minutes from Cleveland, seeks a general assignment reporter.

Send resume and cover letter to Editor Mark Morilak at

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Editorial asst. @ NYC real estate magazine

The Real Deal, a 60,000-circulation news magazine that covers the New York City real estate market, seeks an editorial assistant.

"The junior-level position will involve assisting with all aspects of putting together the monthly magazine and daily website, including researching and reporting," the ad states. "Pay is negotiable."

Send a cover letter, resume and up to three clips to editor Stuart W. Elliott at Include the cover letter in the body of the e-mail rather than as an attachment.

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Reporter @ Boston weekly newspaper

The Boston Courant, a 35,000-circulation weekly newspaper, seeks a full-time reporter "familiar with complex urban issues, particularly real estate development."

"Two years professional experience (not including college) required," the ad states. "Must already reside in Boston area. "

E-mail resume and two news articles to Editor David Jacobs at djacobs[at] No calls.

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Paid full-time internship @ AOL Travel

AOL Travel, a website about travel that attracts over 5 million unique visitors per month, is offering a paid, full-time, one-year internship in its Washington, D.C. area office.

"Interns will work closely with the senior programming manager to develop and maintain AOL Travel’s editorial presence by assisting with programming, special editorial projects, fact-checking, researching, travel deal scouting, and data entry," the ad states. "For interns that prove to possess strong writing skills, there may also be opportunities to contribute to online articles. This position will give the right candidate a strong introduction to all facets of web publishing and editorial production. "

The position is based in Sterling, Va., and offers a "competitive salary." Click here for more info and to apply.

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Paid Fall internship @ NYC TV station

WPIX, a Tribune Broadcasting television station in New York City, is offering a paid Fall internship in its newsroom. The intern will even have the opportunity to produce his/her own segments.

"The internship will focus on five areas: newsgathering, news production, features production, news library management and sports -news production," the ad states. "... The interns may assist with coordinating live shots, pulling file tape and general duties of the line producer.In addition, the interns will be able to attend pitch meetings, and under the supervision of a segment producer, work on their own segments."

Apply online.

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N.C. newspapers seeking reporters

A few North Carolina newspapers are seeking reporters. These may be good places for young journalists to apply:
  • The Smoky Mountain News, a 16,000-circulation free weekly in Waynesville, seeks a reporter "adept at enterprise and investigative stories who also values watchdog coverage of county and town boards." Send resume to
  • The Lumberton Robesonian, a 14,000-circulation daily newspaper in southeastern North Carolina, seeks a sports reporter. "Coverage is mostly high school, with some coverage of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke," the ad states. Pay is competitive and includes benefits. Send clips and resume to Editor Donnie Douglas at
  • The Benson-Four Oaks News in Review, a twice-weekly newspaper in Johnston County, seeks a general assignment reporter. "This job would be good for a print journalist who prefers covering a wide variety of activities, as well as possibly improving already-good skills and even learning new ones," the ad states. Send resumes, samples and references to

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September 3, 2009

Entry-level newspaper reporter jobs

Several newspapers, including some in large cities, are seeking entry-level reporters:
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana: The Advocate, a 95,000-circulation daily newspaper is offering two-year paid internships for recent graduates. Send resumes and clips to
  • Salt Lake City, Utah: The Deseret News, a 70,000-circulation statewide daily newspaper in Utah, seeks reporters for its city desk. Send a resume and published clips to Tad Walch, City Editor at
  • Houston, Texas: Houston Community Newspapers, a newspaper chain in Houston, seeks a news reporter and sports reporter to cover Northwest Houston. Send resume and writing samples to, or fax to (281) 668-1126.
  • Syracuse, New York: The Oneida Dispatch, a 23,00-circulation daily newspaper located about 40 minutes from Syracuse, will soon have an opening for an entry-level reporter. Send resume and clips to Managing Editor Kurt Wanfried at

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Paid intern @ newspaper association

The Newspaper Association of America is seeking a college student for a four-month paid Fall internship in its Washington, D.C. area headquarters.

"The intern will help write case studies and research innovative business practices to be published on the NAA Website and in an online database for members," the ad states. "The intern will work at our office in the Ballston area of Arlington, Va., for up to 15 hours a week and be paid $12/hour."

By September 14, e-mail a cover letter, resume and five writing samples to

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Editorial assistant @ NJ newspaper

A Northern Jersey newspaper chain is seeking a part-time editorial assistant.

This entry-level position entails working about 20 hours per week. Tasks include: writing occasional stories; compiling listings and notices; typing letters; answering telephones and other general office work.

The job is located at North Jersey Media Group's weekly newspaper in Kinnelon, N.J., about 45 minutes from Newark. Apply online.

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Freelancers @ men's lifestyle website, which bills itself as "the largest men’s lifestyle site on the Web," is seeking freelance journalists to contribute stories about weird news, science, food, true crime, sex, politics, video games, entertainment and/or travel.

"We’re looking for writers who can report original stories and humorously analyze new trends -- everything from the latest wave of serial killer memorabilia sites to new concoctions that bring oversize donuts to amazing heights," the ad states. "We’re also looking for writers who can cover local stories in places such as Los Angeles, Florida, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans and Austin. We want people who have a passion for breaking new stories, not just re-hashing stories they’ve read. If you’re willing to scour through records, pound the pavement, search for the unusual, channel the zeitgeist and come up with intriguing stories, we’re interested in hearing from you."

Send resume, pitches and relevant clips or links to

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