August 31, 2010

Entry-level reporter jobs @ Boston newspaper chain

GateHouse Media, a New England newspaper chain, seeks reporters for its newspapers in the northern Boston suburbs.

"We are looking for individuals with a variety of experience, ranging from recent college graduates and individuals looking to re-enter the workforce to experienced community journalists seeking positions of significant responsibility," the ad states. "Both full-time and flexible part-time candidates will be considered. These positions will be based in our centrally located Beverly office. "

Opportunities currently exist for the following newspapers and their associated websites:  Amesbury News; Danvers Herald; Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle; Wakefield Observer. In addition, there are opportunities throughout North of Boston region for freelance writers and interns to work locally in their own communities.  A P/T Editorial Assistant (15 hours per week) is available in our Beverly office:
Must be a proficient typist, versed in AP style and copy editing. Deadline oriented individual will work as part of a team. This is an excellent place for a recent English or journalism graduate to enter the field.

Submit cover letter, resume and at least two writing samples for Editor and Reporter positions to:

GateHouse Media New England
Human Resources
254 Second Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
E-mail to:
Fax to: 781-433-6947

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Paid internships @ The Nation magazine

The Nation, a 160,000-circulation weekly leftist periodical devoted to news, politics and culture, is offering paid journalism internships year round.

Internships are available for fall, spring and summer. The internships pay $150 per weeks and are available in both the New York and Washington, D.C. office. Applicants must have completed their junior year of college.

Send a cover letter describing your career goals and indicating your interest in The Nation and The Nation Institute. Include a resume, two letters of recommendation and two writing samples. Published clips are preferred, though academic papers and creative writing samples are acceptable (no longer than eight pages). E-mail: kate[at]

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August 30, 2010

Political reporter job @ Alabama's NPR affiliate

Alabama Public Radio, Alabama's NPR affiliate, seeks a political reporter to cover state government in Montgomery.

"This new staff member will specialize in covering the Alabama legislature and state government," the ad states. "APR is operated by the University of Alabama, so staff members are able to pursue higher education. Vested employees can also receive a state pension. APR is a statewide NPR affiliate, most recently honored with a National Edward R. Murrow Award."

Visit Staff Employment Opportunities at for more information and to apply. Job close date is Sept. 18.

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Paid 5-month political journalism internships

The Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity is offering fellowships to enterprising journalists seeking the hands-on experience of a statehouse beat.

Benjamin Franklin Fellows will not be coffee-fetchers or lunch-lackeys.

Franklin Fellows will work in a variety of statehouses across the nation with seasoned correspondents to produce daily news as well investigative pieces.

The statehouse beat will challenge fellows to research complex issues, such as government spending, ethics abuse and statewide elections, and report the consequences to citizens.

Upon completing their fellowship, participants will have completed a portfolio of professional clips, internet dispatches and broadcasts.

Fellows also will have unique networking opportunities with a nationwide collection of state capital bureaus.

Fellowships begin January 1, 2011 and last for 21 weeks a $1,600 monthy stipend is provided.

To be eligible, you must be a college junior or senior, a graduate student or a recent college graduate.

Positions are available in print, broadcasting and multimedia.

Applicants should have prior journalism experience at a collegiate paper, radio station or television station. Clips or tapes demonstrating experience with government reporting, public records laws, and fiscal issues are strongly desired.

To apply, email or mail a resume, a cover letter and your five your best work samples to:

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Paid internship @ San Jose music magazine

DRUM! magazine, a San Jose, Calif.-based music magazine, is offering a paid internship. Position pays a $250 stipend each month.

"We're looking for an intern who knows music and drums and is studying journalism, communications or related fields," 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.
Responsibilities: Compile research on drumming topics; Communicate with other drummers and customers via social network sites; Post articles online; Conduct interviews or write as needed for print or online."

For more info, click here.

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Health journalism job in Washington state

Coffey Communications, a Walla Walla, Washington-based publisher of health news, seeks a staff writer.

"We are currently seeking a Staff Writer to report, write and rewrite medical information for Coffey custom publications," the ad states. "As a Staff Writer, you will research and interview sources to acquire information for articles, and will work with publication editors to create assignments, facilitate editing and source approval and may suggest artwork for articles ... Relocation to Walla Walla, WA required. We offer an excellent benefit package including generous health and life insurance plans, a competitive 401(k) plan, profit sharing, relocation assistance, and more."

To apply, visit

Reporter job @ San Diego newspaper chain

San Diego Community Newspaper Group, a family-owned publisher of four papers in San Diego, seeks a news reporter to cover community news, events and people. Cover town council and planning group meetings, community issues, crime, government and politics. Involves some evening assignments. E-mail resume and published work samples to John Gregory at

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August 28, 2010

New journalism career discussion forum now has an online discussion board where anyone can discuss any aspect of journalism, including finding an internship, the job search, journalism school or whatever is on your mind.

Check it out:

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Staff writer job @ SF Weekly

SF Weekly, an 85,000-circulation weekly alternative newspaper in San Francisco, seeks  a full-time staff writer.

"We are looking for a reporter with the writing skills necessary to produce both long-form magazine-style stories and contributions to our news blog, The Snitch," the ad states. "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."

Send your best clips, a résumé and a cover letter to: SF-staff-writer[at]

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August 27, 2010

Paid Fall internship @ in NYC, an entertainment online source for movies, movie reviews and Hollywood news, is offering paid internships for Fall 2010. Position is based in Manhattan.

Duties include: Participating in pitch meetings and generating creative story ideas for; Researching and finding news for us to cover; Hitting the interwebs to spread our stories on social media sites like Twitter and Digg; Copyediting pieces and, ideally, cranking out some of your own articles for the site.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to internships[at] with “NYC FALL INTERN” in the subject line. Don’t send any attachments — just copy and paste your cover letter and resume into the body of the email.

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August 23, 2010

Entry-level reporter job @ N.C. newspaper

The Stanly News & Press, a thrice weekly newspaper in Albermarle, N.C., seeks a general assignment reporter with a focus on crime and courts.

"The reporter must have a love for community journalism," the ad states. "Be skilled at developing sources and telling stories that matter to readers-both online and in print. Ideal candidates will have experience at a community newspaper or collegiate student newspaper, but recent graduates and retirees are also encouraged to apply ... The Stanly News and Press offers a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work with an outstanding staff."

Send resume, cover letter and work samples to B.J. Drye, Editor, The Stanly News & Press, PO Box 488, Albemarle, NC. You may also e-mail the same package to the No calls.

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August 20, 2010

Newsday hiring young journalists

Newsday, a 330,000-circulation daily newspaper in Long Island, is seeking tech-savvy community journalists to bolster its local coverage. They're also offering a two-year paid internship in their features section.

Community Journalists will create neighborhood sections within that give readers rapid-fire news and information throughout each day. Will cover a specific community or region and be required to report breaking news, stories, shoot video and photos, maintain community event calendars and update blogs and social media feeds. Develop local business listing pages and engage users to get involved with posting comments, feedback and shared experiences. Community Journalists will work from the office, from home, the coffee shop, their vehicle or even a local school board meeting. The goal is to become the go to person for real-time community coverage. Will cultivate sources from the community and develop relationships to build out broad bases of information to post on

The ideal candidate will have six months to two years of news reporting experience within a newsroom, magazine or blog-board with a Bachelors’ degree in Journalism, Mass Communications or related field. Solid copyediting and writing skills required to capture and engage an interactive audience with relevant content, news, blogs, polls, video and pictures. Will be comfortable working remotely within the towns/communities assigned and have flexibility to work various shifts to cover news and related events and consistent ability to meet deadlines. Reliable transportation is required.

Apply online.

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August 7, 2010

Entry-level journalism job @ Iowa TV station

KCAU-TV, Channel 9 Eyewitness News in Sioux City, Iowa, seeks an entry-level, part-time news editor.

"This individual will assist the Morning Show Producer with editing videotape on tight deadlines," the ad states. "This person may also periodically shoot video for breaking news stories. It is an excellent opportunity entry level position for students who are interested in someday becoming producers or reporters. We will train the right individual."

By August 15, send your resume to KCAU-TV, Human Resources, 625 Douglas Street, Sioux City IA 51101. Or apply in person between 8:30-5:30 or e-mail:

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Reporters @ Boston news agency

Brafton, a Boston-based online news agency, seeks writers. Pay is $27,000 to $30,000 annually.

"With direct editorial responsibility for your feeds, you will normally specialize in one or two areas though will be prepared to write across the range," the ad states. "An independent worker with strong organizational skills, you will nonetheless be comfortable working within a tight editorial team. We are hiring across our editorial operation, and would like to hear from writers able to specialize in such areas as business, finance, travel, technology, health, and education."

E-mail your resume and covering letter to

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August 5, 2010

Paid internship @ NYC lifestyle website

Shecky’s, a website that covers beauty, fashion, guys and going out in NYC, is a paid internship.

Responsibilities include: assisting editors, researching story leads, updating daily calendar and providing administrative support. You must be organized, self-motivated, resourceful and upbeat. Experience in online editing and new media preferred.

"You will have the opportunity to rotate throughout various niches of our company to learn the ins and outs of online media," the ad states. "This is a great opportunity to get experience, clips and kick-off your career before you graduate. This can be completed for college credit and we will be awarding a bonus of up to $1250 depending on performance and time commitment. We are flexible with scheduling—a few days a week or part-time days. You *MUST* be over 21 years of age to apply. We would like someone to start as soon as possible."

Send resume, a brief cover letter and a writing sample relevant to either or

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August 4, 2010

Reporter job @ Boston area newspaper

The Daily Item, a daily newspaper in the Boston suburb of Lynn, Mass., seeks a part-time general assignment reporter.

Job is 20 hours per week. College degree with a major in journalism preferred.

Send your resume, writing samples, salary requirements and hours of availability to Karynn Needel, Human Resources Director, The Daily Item, 38 Exchange Street P.O. Box 951, Lynn, MA 01903. Or fax to 781-581-5635.

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