May 31, 2009

Reporter jobs in college towns

These opportunities may be a good fit for young journalists -- and college basketball fans:
  • Indiana: The Bloomington Herald-Times, a 30,000-circulation daily newspaper located in the same town as Indiana University, seeks a full-time news reporter. "Competitive salary and benefits program ... 401K, Health, Dental, Life insurance and paid vacation, personal days," the ad states. E-mail resume and cover letter and three writing samples to
  • Kansas: The Lawrence Journal-World, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper located in the same town as the University of Kansas, seeks an overnight reporter. "The reporter will respond to breaking news and write, take photographs and/or shoot video and post the news to the Web site," the ad states. "This is a full-time position working 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. with occasional day shifts." Apply online by June 5.

Location: United States

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HigherEd reporter @ Roanoke Times

The Roanoke Times, a 90,000-circulation daily newspaper in Virginia, seeks a reporter to cover area colleges.

"The higher education reporter leads our coverage of colleges and universities, with a special focus on Virginia Tech and Radford University," the ad states. "The beat includes covering breaking news and live events, writing quick features and in-depth centerpieces."

Applicants should have five years experience. Reporter will be based in newspaper's New River Valley bureau in Christiansburg, Virginia.

By June 12, e-mail cover letter and clips to

Location: Roanoke, Virginia

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May 27, 2009

Reporter @ Tucson radio & TV station

The Tucson, Ariz.-based affiliate for NPR and PBS seeks a news and public affairs reporter to deliver newscasts online, on radio and on television.

The 30-hour per week position is being offered by Arizona Public Media, a television and radio station operated by the University of Arizona.

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and at least one year experience in writing, producing and reporting for radio or television.

Apply online.

Location: Tucson, Arizona

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May 24, 2009

Newspaper reporter job openings

Young journalists and recent graduates looking for work may want to consider these openings:
  • Pennsylvania: The Sunbury Daily Item, a 25,000-circulation daily newspaper in Central Pa., seeks a reporter. E-mail resume, cover letter and writing samples to lingrassia@​dailyitem.​com.
  • Michigan: The Traverse City Record-Eagle, a 30,000-circulation daily newspaper seeks a full-time general assignment news reporter.​ E-mail a cover letter, resume and clips to news editor Mike Tyree at mtyree@​record-eagle.​com.
  • Texas: The San Angelo Standard-Times, a 25,000-circulation daily newspaper in West-Central Texas, seeks a reporter. Apply online.
  • Virginia: The Northern Neek News, a weekly newspaper based in Warsaw, seeks a full-time general assignment reporter to cover everything from sports to courts and lots in between. For more info, e-mail Editor Maggie Hall at

Location: United States

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May 23, 2009

Virginia newspapers seek crime reporters

Two daily newspapers in Virginia are each seeking a reporter to cover police and crime:
  • The Charlottesville Daily Progress, a 28,000-circulation daily newspaper located in the same town as the University of Virginia, seeks a reporter for its public safety beat. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree. "The job requires a hustling, curious reporter who thrives on chasing breaking news, sees the Web as an opportunity to scoop the competition and believes in getting real people in stories instead of relying on officials," the ad states. Send resume, cover letter and clips to Jenny Rector, City Editor, The Daily Progress, 685 Rio Road West, Charlottesville, VA 22901; or e-mail to
  • The Bristol Herald Courier, a 40,000-circulation daily newspaper located near the Virginia-Tennesse border, seeks a reporter to cover the police beat. "The holder of this position is the go-to reporter for breaking news and also must be able to turn features and long-form enterprise pieces off this beat," the ad states. Some experience required. Apply online.
Location: Virginia

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Paid intern @ Dallas talk radio show

The Michael Baisden Show, a nationally-syndicated talk radio show recorded in Dallas, is offering paid internships.

Interns will work daily from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the show's Dallas studio. Duties include: assist producers in studio with show, set up studio daily, research as needed.

Applicants should be based in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and enrolled in college or graduate school.

To apply, e-mail your resume to

Location: Dallas, Texas

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May 22, 2009

Stringers @ Northern Jersey news website

Virtual Town Portals, a media company in northern New Jersey, seeks freelance journalists for its hyperlocal news web sites that cover Bergen and Hudson counties.

"Independent contractor status; concurrent employment with other news media outlet is OK," the ad states. "Submissions to include story plus relevant photo(s) and/or video."

To apply, submit resume via e-mail to

Location: Hoboken, New Jersey

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May 20, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ Bay Area newspaper

The Benicia Herald, a small daily newspaper in the Bay Area, seeks a full-time reporter to cover city council, crime and business beats.

"This is a great opportunity for a young reporter," the ad states.

E-mail up to three clips and resume to Editor Marc Ethier at, or mail to Benicia Herald, P.O. Box 65, Benicia, CA 94510.

Location: Benicia, California

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Freelance journalists in Northern Virginia

The Stafford County Sun, a weekly newspaper about 45 minutes from Washington, D.C., seeks part-time writers this summer to help in gathering news, compiling community listings and covering local news stories in Stafford County. To apply, e-mail resume and a 100-word description of why you are right for the job to Managing Editor Tracy Bell at

Location: Stafford, Virginia

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May 15, 2009

5-month paid science writing internship

Nature Medicine, a highly-regarded monthly academic journal covering biomedical science and translational research, is offering a 5-month paid science writing internship.

The full-time internship starts in June, is based in New York City and pays $1,000 per month.

"The intern will be closely involved in the editorial process and write news articles and briefs, as well as blog entries," the ad states. "This is not a paper-pushing internship! The person selected for the position will be reporting stories and working on editorial content full-time."

Apply online by May 20.

Location: New York, New York

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Paid internship @ NYC TV station

WPIX, a New York television station and the flagship of the CW Network, is offering a paid newsroom internship this summer.

The internship pays a stipend and college credit may also be arranged.

"The internship will focus on three areas: newsgathering, news production and features production for the Morning Show and News at Ten broadcasts," the ad states. Applicants "must be enrolled in a parallel major in the field of Journalism, Broadcasting, Communications etc., as the internship is designed to provide hands-on experience."

Apply online.

Location: New York, New York

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May 14, 2009

Newspaper reporter openings in California

Two entry-level journalism job openings in California:
  • The Turlock Journal, a twice-weekly newspaper located in California's San Joaquin Valley, seeks a full-time education reporter. "This position involves writing both education features and in-depth, analytical school board news stories," the ad states. E-mail a resume and writing samples to Kristina Hacker at
  • The Daily Democrat, a 10,000-circulation located 15 minutes from Sacramento, seeks a full-time reporter. "The beat includes covering the city of Woodland, some court cases and whatever else we can throw your way," the ad states. "This position includes excellent benefits and opportunities for professional training and subsequent growth." E-mail resume and clips to Editor Jim Smith at

Location: California

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Reporter jobs @ Texas newspapers

A few newspapers in Texas are looking for reporters, including a sports reporter. These may be good opportunities for young journalists.
  • AUSTIN: The Hays Free Press, a weekly newspaper near Austin, is seeking a full-time reporter to cover a local beat including crime, government, schools, business and feature stories. E-mail resume to
  • AMARILLO: The Pampa News, a 4,500-circulation daily newspaper near Amarillo, seeks a general assignment reporter. "The community is rooted in oil and ranching, but is also ready to grow with the wind energy industry," the ad states. E-mail resume and clips to
  • HOUSTON: The Liberty Vindicator, a semi-weekly newspaper near Houston, seeks a sports reporter to cover four local high schools. E-mail resume to

Location: Texas

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May 13, 2009

Editorial asst. @ OC biz journal

The Orange County Business Journal, a 23,000-circulation weekly newspaper covering business in the OC, seeks a part-time editorial assistant.

"Ideal for college students or recent graduates who are looking for experience in an established newspaper," the ad states. "It is a task-driven position that requires basic reporting and researching skills. The editorial assistant is responsible for writing weekly features, fact checking and fielding some phone and e-mail inquiries. The hours are flexible, but applicants must be able to work on Thursdays. Knowledge of Orange County and business language is a big plus."

To apply, e-mail cover letter and resume to Managing Editor Julie Leupold at No calls.

Location: Irvine, California

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May 12, 2009

City hall reporter @ Riverside Press-Enterprise

The Riverside Press-Enterprise, a 150,000-circulation daily newspaper that covers the Inland Empire area of Southern California, seeks a reporter to cover local government.

"The ideal candidate will have extensive reporting, writing and multimedia skills and will have demonstrated them in daily coverage of a government / city hall beat," the ad states. "The position requires a minimum of five years of daily newspaper experience. Experience in daily digital reporting as well as in-depth enterprise reporting for print is required."

Salary is around $50,000. E-mail your resume and three relevant writing samples to Managing Editor John Gryka at

Location: Riverside, California

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News reporter @ Tacoma Weekly

A Tacoma-based chain of biweekly newspapers is seeking a news reporter.

"The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the Tacoma Weekly’s local news coverage: contributing to weekly content of an eight-page news section including cover stories and photos/graphics; seeking out story leads; covering several beats in the city, including Tacoma City Council and Metro Parks, and other areas as assigned; assisting in design and copy editing/proofreading; and contributing articles to PCCNG’s bi-weekly publications, Fife Free Press, Milton-Edgewood Signal and Puyallup Tribal News," states the ad from Pierce County Community Newspaper Group.

E-mail cover letter, resume and at least three examples of published work to Or mail to PCCNG, 4412 6th Ave., Ste. 4, Tacoma, WA, 98406. No calls.

Location: Tacoma, Washington

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Entry-level reporters @ Wired magazine

Wired, a 700,000-circulation magazine that covers how technology affects culture, the economy, and politics, is offering extended paid internships.

The full-time positions last 6 months, pay $12 per hour and are based in San Francisco. Openings include:
  • Reporting intern: "This position is best suited to a college graduate with entry-level reporting and writing experience in the field of journalism. Responsibilities include pitching ideas to Start section editors and assisting them with research and special projects. The reporting intern is especially involved in idea generation for recurring Start items such as Q&A, Alpha Geek, Best lists, and so on. There are light administrative duties as well, such as mailing, updating databases, and preparing for section meetings."
  • General Edit intern: "This position is ideal for a recent college graduate with some journalism experience (e.g. previous internship, school paper). Geek-savvy pop culture knowledge is a must. The job involves fielding all of the email, mail, faxes, and phone submissions received by the editorial department. This intern is also charged with mailing issues to authors and helping with stories in the Play section of the magazine. Knowledge of GarageBand and a passion for music is a plus."
  • Gadgets intern: "This position is best suited to a recent college graduate with a strong interest in gadgets, consumer electronics, and technology. Responsibilities include reviewing products for and assisting with the production of our GadgetLab blog. Interns also assist with research for special product packages. This is a great opportunity to get your hands on the latest tech gear before everyone else does. There are light clerical duties as well, such as responding to story and product pitches, and ordering products for review."
  • Research intern: "This position is for someone with great reporting skills and a supreme attention to detail -- ideally a college graduate with prior fact-checking or professional reporting experience. The primary duty is checking the accuracy of magazine content. In this capacity, the research intern works closely with senior editors, copy editors, designers, photo editors, and writers, primarily on the magazine’s Play section, so an affinity for geeky pop culture is a plus. Other responsibilities include Nexis searches and filing copies of magazines."
By May 20, e-mail a cover letter and resume within the body of an email message to Do not send attachments; they won't be read. Put your name and which internship you're applying for in the subject line of the email. You may only apply for one position; however, you will be considered for others as the editors deem appropriate. No phone calls.

Location: San Francisco, California

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May 11, 2009

Paid online journalism internships in Atlanta

The Tenth Amendment Media Group -- which operates an online newspaper along with an online news, talk and entertainment station -- is offering paid editorial and photojournalism internships. These summer positions are based in Atlanta.

"Editorial Interns will write up to 3 three stories weekly and two investigative features a month," the ad states. "Photography Interns will catch the news on film while the reporter is either present or not. Often times, we will just provide photography coverage rather than written coverage of news events."

For info about editorial internships, click here. For photojournalism internships, click here. T
o apply, e-mail us your resume and cover letter to Dominique Huff at

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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Newspaper reporter job openings

These newspapers are hiring journalists and may be good opportunities for young journalists:
  • New Jersey: The New Town Press, a 12,200-circulation monthly newspaper located about 30 mins. from Philadelphia, seeks a reporter to cover municipal meetings and write features. Click here for more info.
  • North Carolina: The Northwest Observer, a weekly newspaper located just outside Greensboro and Winston-Salem, seeks a part-time reporter for beat reporting, local government and news coverage, human interest and feature stories. E-mail resume and writing samples to and
  • California: The Sierra Star, a 4,400-circulation weekly newspaper near Fresno, seeks a general assignment reporter. Pagination and photo experience a plus. Apply online.
Location: United States

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May 10, 2009

Reporter @ Phoenix New Times

The Phoenix New Times, a 111,000-circulation weekly newspaper in the nation's 5th-largest city, seeks a full-time staff writer who speaks Spanish.

"We're looking for a journalist who understands the difference between magazine-style reporting and the hurried fact-finding of daily papers," the ad states. "Spanish fluency is required. If your copy is as much a pleasure to read as it is well researched, we want to hear from you. We offer competitive salaries and benefits."

Mail your best clips, a résumé and a cover letter to: Andy Van De Voorde, Executive Associate Editor, P.O. Box 5970, Denver, CO 80217. Or e-mail materials to:

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

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Journalism scholarship for W. Texas students

A $2,000 scholarship is available for both a high school senior and a college student who are interested in journalism careers and live in areas served by West Texas Press Association member newspapers.

For more info and to download an application, click here. Deadline for the Bob Craig Memorial Scholarships is June 19.

Location: Texas

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May 9, 2009 seeks fantasy baseball writer, the official website of Major League Baseball, seeks a part-time fantasy baseball expert to post breaking news and notes on nights and weekends.

Applicants must have a flexible schedule, journalism experience and command of AP style, strong multitasking skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

To apply, e-mail resume to with 'Fantasy Writer' in the subject line. No phone calls.

Location: New York, New York

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May 8, 2009

Newspaper reporter @ Boston Courant

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.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

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Freelance journalism opportunities

  • The Huffington Post, a liberal news website and one of the most visited websites in the world, is looking for freelance journalists to help delve into the financial crisis/bank bailout. They are accepting investigative story pitches from freelancers, and also looking for writers able to take on assignments in this area. Click here for more info.
  • The Bethlehem Press, a 10,00-circulation weekly newspaper near Allentown, Pa., seeks a freelance reporter to cover municipal meetings. Click here for more info.

Location: United States

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Paid new media internships

Serra Media, a Seattle-based company that develops websites and web applications for newspapers, journalism start-ups and university journalism programs, is offering paid internships this summer. Interns may also earn college credit and telecommute.

Here's the kicker: applicants get to design their own internship experience.

"We’re taking a different approach to finding interns," the company's website states. "Instead of a specific, rigid framework of duties, tasks, hours and pay that you try to ply yourself into, we’re inviting you to make a pitch on the assignment as if you were an entrepreneur. (Because you are.) These are paid positions, but the amount we pay and the number of hours you work per week are flexible. So, instead of applications for a set position and fixed number of hours, we’re looking for pitches from people who are interested in working with us to develop our ideas and see their own brought to market, no matter their situation."

In addition, "You can earn course credit for the assignment, if needed. You can also work remotely if you don’t happen to live in the Seattle area."

Apply by May 22. For more information, click here.

Location: Seattle, Washington

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May 7, 2009

Reporter @ Raleigh News & Observer

The Raleigh News & Observer, a 157,000-circulation daily newspaper in North Carolina, seeks a reporter for its Smithfield bureau.

"This versatile reporter will cover a variety of stories from municipal government and police issue to local features," the ad states.

Bachelors degree required and at least one year of experience at a community or daily newspaper preferred.

Click here to apply online.

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

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May 6, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ Virginia newspaper

The Danville (Va.) Register & Bee, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper located between Roanoke and Raleigh, seeks a full-time reporter.

"You need a good background, with a journalism degree and internship experience, or maybe a year or so at a small paper," the ad states. "This is a full-time job with excellent benefits, covering not only breaking news for print and web but also a range of other stories as needed."

To apply, send resume and clips to Robert Benson, editor, The Register & Bee, 700 Monument, Danville, Va., 24541 Or e-mail

Location: Danville, Virginia

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May 5, 2009

Paid photo-editing internship in Hong Kong

TIME magazine's Asia edition is offering a paid photojournalism internship.

The internship is based in Hong Kong, runs 3 months and pays a monthly stipend. Note that it involves editing photos, not taking them. Internships are available beginning in June, as well as later in the year.

The intern will be "tasked with photo research for daily web stories, and travel and art stories for the print magazine," the ad states. "Interns will be working with different departments within the magazine - the art, production, and edit departments, as well as correspondents and photographers around Asia, and photo agencies around the world. This will be a good opportunity to learn the workings of a news magazine as well as the world of editorial photography. This is a photo editing internship. There will be no opportunities to take pictures for the magazine."

To apply, e-mail with your letter of intent, resume and photo editing clips.

Location: Hong Kong

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May 4, 2009

Paid fashion journalism internship @ NY mag

New York, a 400,000-circulation magazine covers the life, culture, politics and style of New York City, is offering a paid internship to assist with fashion coverage for its website.

The internship is based in New York City, two days per week and pays $7.15 per hour.

"Candidates must be model obsessed," the ad states. "Know who the new girls are, the older girls, who is breaking into which campaigns, etc. You must be comfortable researching fashion and model history, making contacts, and digging up any information necessary. A writing ability is a must, as are keen organizational skills. HTML knowledge is a plus. In addition, you will assist the fashion department with whatever they may need. The ideal candidate will have previous fashion and magazine experience (either interning or otherwise), be eager, meticulous, flexible, professional, and be able to work in a fast-paced, extremely deadline-oriented environment."

To apply, e-mail 2-3 writing samples along with your resume that illustrate your model knowledge to No phone calls.

Location: New York, New York

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Paid internships @ Nieman Journalism Lab

The Nieman Journalism Lab, a Harvard-based think-tank focused on improving journalism in the Internet Age, is offering paid "microinternships" this summer. Schedules are flexible and interns may telecommute.

Hurry and apply -- the deadline is May 7.

"Here’s the deal," the website states. "We’ll expect you to write one solid, reported blog post per week. Note the word “reported”; we’re not looking for people to opine. These would be short stories about new journalism startups, attempts at innovation in established news organizations, or interviews with people making a difference in the future of journalism..."

Interns may telecommute: "If you’re based around Boston, then you’re welcome to come down to our office to work. If not, you’d work from wherever you are, on your own schedule."

As for pay, it's "Not a lot ... But it might pay your rent if you live somewhere cheap. The idea is that you’d probably do this work in addition to a traditional internship or your regular job."

Click here for more details and to apply.

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

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May 2, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ northern Jersey newspaper

Worrall Community Newspapers, a chain of 11 weeklies serving 24 towns in Union and Essex Counties in northern Jersey, is seeking a full-time reporter.

"Candidates should have reliable transportation," the ad states. "Experience is preferred but we are willing to train the right person."

To apply, e-mail Steve Proctor at

Location: Union, New Jersey

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May 1, 2009

Rolling Stone offers $2,500 college journalism prizes

Rolling Stone magazine is accepting entries for its 34th Annual College Journalism Competition until June 15. Winners receive $2,500.

Awards are given to college journalists in various categories: Entertainment Reporting (reporting on popular music, film or television, including artist profiles and interviews), Feature Writing (stylishly written narratives and profiles that illuminate issues and trends), and Essays and Criticism (commentary, including expressions of opinion and humor, on any subject). The editors of Rolling Stone judge the entries.

A $2,500 prize is awarded in each category. Entries must have been published in a college-student newspaper or magazine between June 1, 2008 and May 30, 2009. The entrant must have been enrolled as a full- or part-time student at the time that his or her entry was published. Winners will be announced in a fall issue.

For more info and to apply, visit the official contest website.

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Paid photojournalism internship @ Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond Times-Dispatch, a 200,000-circulation daily newspaper in Virginia's capital, is offering a paid photojournalism internship in the fall.

The 10-week gig pays $450 per week and is open to college students and new graduates.

Application deadline is June 2. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and CDs of photo samples. Send your application to: Andrea Bedson, Office Manager, Newsroom, Richmond Times-Dispatch, P.O. Box 85333, Richmond, VA 23293.

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