December 30, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ New Republic

The New Republic is looking for reporter-researchers for its 2010-2011 paid internship program.

Job duties include reporting, researching, and fact-checking for TNR and TNR Online stories; formatting articles and blog posts for the Web; and performing occasional clerical tasks. Reporter-researchers work closely with writers and editors, and they have an open invitation to pitch magazine or Web articles.

Most reporter-researchers finish their program with a substantial portfolio of clips and have gone on to work almost everywhere in journalism--including TNR itself. Political journalism experience is preferred (but not imperative); fluency with LexisNexis and other search techniques, a willingness to put in long nights fact-checking, and a sense of humor are mandatory.

The yearlong job will begin in late summer 2010 and will pay a stipend. E-mail the following items to Seyward Darby at job [at] tnr [dot] com, with the subject line "(Your Name) RR Application 2010":

1. A cover letter.
2. A one-page resume.
3. A 750-word critique of the politics section of a recent issue of the magazine.
4. Two clips (if possible, one opinion and one news).
No phone calls and no snail mail. Don't expect confirmation. The deadline is February 12, 2010, but do not submit applications before January 1.

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December 29, 2009

Freelance writer @ NBC New York

NBC New York seeks a writer who can contribute two articles each weekday to its website. Pay is up to $15 per post. "Applicants should be able to bring their own voice and analysis to the news of the day, find their own stories, and write stories assigned to them," the ad states. Click here for more info.

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Entry-level sports reporters in South

Newspapers in North Carolina, Arkansas and Texas are seeking entry-level sports reporters:
  • The Lenoir News-Topic, a 10,000-circulation daily newspaper near Appalachian State University, seeks a writer to cover a variety of sports "Will seriously consider recent college graduates who have experience covering sports for their college paper." Send resume, cover letter and 5-7 clips of your most recent work by snail mail to Bill Kiser, sports editor, Lenoir News-Topic, P.O. Box 1100, Lenoir, N.C. 28645. Or e-mail to
  • The Alleghany News, a weekly newspaper located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern N.C., seeks a reporter for its one person sports department. "This full-time position includes covering the various sports for the local high school as well as other community sporting events as necessary." Knowledge of digital photography, Photoshop, QuarkXPress and Mac computer experience necessary. Residency in Alleghany County will be required. Send resume and clips to: Ron Brown, General Manager, The Alleghany News, P.O. Box 8, Sparta, NC 28675. Or e-mail to
  • The Texarkana Gazette, a daily 25,000-circulation newspaper on the Texas-Arkansas border, seeks a reporter to cover high school sports. Send resume, cover letter and work samples in pdf format to: Anna Johnson, personnel manager, at Ask questions to Johnny Green at 903-794-3311.
  • The Light and Champion, a newspaper located in East Texas, has an immediate opening for a reporter to cover local high school sports. "Experience preferred, but recent college graduate will be considered." Coverage of local high school sports, sports writing, and page design/layout. Send resume to or mail to JoAnna Martin, The Light and Champion, P.O. Box 1989, Center, Texas 75935.

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Boston journalism jobs

A few different types of journalism-related jobs are available in the Boston area:
  • The Boston Courant, a weekly newspaper, seeks full-time reporter familiar with complex urban issues, particularly real estate development. Two years professional experience required. Must already reside in Boston area. E-mail resume and two news articles to
  • The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has an entry-level editorial position in its Office of Publications. The position is based in Cambridge and primary responsibilities are: edit Academy publications, including the Bulletin, Daedalus, books, and an Occasional Paper series; edit grant proposals, reports, and correspondence; edit articles for the Academy website. Send e-mail to
  • A chain of small, weekly newspapers in the Boston suburbs seeks paid freelancers to cover weeknight municipal government meetings in Melrose, Wakefield and Lynnfield.
    Experience preferred. E-mail resumes to Bob Burgess at

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HuffPost seeks paid Chicago intern

The Huffington Post, a popular liberal news website, seeks a Chicago-based intern. The position is 3 to 5 days per week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is compensated.

Responsibilities: researching and loading breaking news stories for Chicago page; editing and posting daily blog submissions; general administrative duties; search engine optimization; working with the Chicago editor to execute slideshows and other writing projects; covering events when appropriate for HuffPost Chicago.

Click here for more info.

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Freelance journalism jobs in Bay Area

Two paid freelance journalism opportunities in Northern California:
  • The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, an 84,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks paid community bloggers for its website. "Whether you're in Windsor, Healdsburg, Sebastopol or any other Sonoma County community ... if you're in the know about things going on in your town, like to write, and think you're up for being a part-time community correspondent, it could be you." Send a resume and cover letter Interactive Editor Greg Retsinas at
  • SF Weekly, a 100,000 weekly newspaper in San Francisco, has immediate openings for a freelance theater critic and a freelance art critic. "The theater critic will contribute reviews twice a month. The art critic will write a full-length column and two capsule reviews of local visual art shows once a month." Submit cover letter, resume and clips to

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Paid internship @ SF music magazine

The San Jose-based publisher of DRUM! and other music magazines seeks a paid editorial intern. Internships begin in January and pay $250 per month.

"We're looking for an intern who knows music and drums and is interested in journalism or marketing communications," the ad states. "The intern will be working with our editors and our publisher on web-related projects to develop drumming content for social networking sites, as well as other editorial projects as required."

Apply online.

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Paid D.C. journalism internships

Paid political journalism internships in Washington, D.C. are rare. Here are two places seeking Spring semester interns:
  • ExecutiveGov, a daily blog that covers senior executives in the federal government, seeks a paid reporting intern to start immediately. Position is 20-30 hours per week, based in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Vienna, Va., and pays $13 per hour. Responsibilities include: Research and write four to six stories a week, plus shorter news briefs; track news and develop contacts and in-depth knowledge in a specific coverage area; attend hearings, meetings and other news-making events in Washington from time to time; actively contribute to the end-of-week meetings.
  • The Sunlight Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting open government, paid intern to serve as a researcher/reporter starting in January 2010 in its Washington, D.C. office. Pay is $8.25 per hour. "Duties will include some news aggregation, writing short daily posts for the reporting site and working on longer, in-depth investigative reports," the ad states. E-mail a resume and writing samples to Bill Allison at

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Reporter @ Washington City Paper

Washington City Paper, an 86,000-circulation weekly newspaper in D.C., seeks a reporter to cover the city beat.

"Candidate will have proven skills at digging, digging, digging, as well as a writing style that will draw readers who have many other options for local news and culture," the ad states. "Special consideration will be given to applicants who can light up City Desk on with tens of highly reported items per day, plus hammer out enduring, long-winded cover stories for our print edition, plus file great copy for the Best Of issue, among other special editions."

Send cover letter and resume to . Label your subject line "Reporter ". If you want to send clips etc. via snail mail, send to Reporter, Washington City Paper, 2390 Champlain St. NW, Washington D.C. 20009.

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Paid internship @ video game website, an AOL website that is one of the most visited online game destinations, seeks a paid editorial intern. The Fall internship is based in New York City, 20 hours per week, and pays $10 per hour.

The intern's duties will include: creating and maintaining editorial content on the Blog; promoting articles on the blog through link exchanges, promotions, etc.; assisting game directors with programming and research for various AOL Games/ projects; researching online gaming trends and doing competitive analysis; marketing and promoting via viral ideas, social networking, etc.

Apply online.

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Entry-level reporters in upstate NY

Two newspapers in upstate New York are seeking a total of nine entry-level journalists:
  • The Record, a 10,000 circulation daily in Troy , is expanding its news staff and has six new entry-level staff positions: a business reporter, two general assignment reporters , one education reporter and a copy editor/page designer. Compensation package for all positions includes health, dental, vision and 401(k) plan. Send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Editor Lisa Lewis at No phone calls.
  • The Oneida Daily Dispatch has three entry-level openings in its news department: A full-time news reporter position that includes benefits; a part time news reporter who will work 20-25 hours per week; and a part-time desktop publishing paginator, who will place stories on pages and write headlines for the newspaper and website. Send resume to:
    Kurt Wanfried, Managing Editor, The Oneida Daily Dispatch, 130 Broad St., Oneida NY 13421. Or e-mail

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