November 30, 2010

Paid internships @ NYC newspaper

The Queens Chronicle, a 160,000-circulation newspaper in New York City, seeks interns for its Rego Park newsroom.

Internship candidates should have a strong desire to blaze a career path in journalism, while gaining an understanding of how a newsroom operates. Interns will write articles for the paper and take photographs, along with various other newsroom duties 2 days per week. Candidates should be adept at writing in AP style and working with an editor. An ability to function well on deadline in a busy environment is a definite plus. $500 stipend will be paid at the end of 12 weeks.

Send a resume and 2 clips to publisher Mark Weidler at markw[at] Only apply if you live in NYC or surrounding area and are available to start immediately.

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November 29, 2010

Paid summer internships @ Politico

Politico, a Washington, D.C.-based newspaper and website covering U.S. politics, is offering a paid journalism internship program during Summer 2011.

Hurry and apply, though -- application deadline is Dec. 1, 2010.

College students and recent graduates are eligible. Interns will be involved in all aspects of Politico’s fast-paced print and online production, including research, reporting and writing.

To apply, send a letter describing why you are qualified for a Politico internship. Describe any special skills you have in addition to reporting, writing and/or editing, including multimedia experience. We’d like to hear about previous internships or newsroom experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a deep interest in and demonstrated ability to report and write about politics, government and national policy issues. Applicants must at least be rising juniors as of June 1, 2011.

Send a brief cover letter, résumé, three clips that exhibit experience in political/government reporting, a recommendation letter and contact information for two additional references to, using this subject line: Summer 2011 internship. No phone calls.

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November 28, 2010

Staff writer job @ music magazine

Bentley-Hall Inc., publisher of International Musician and Making Music -- two high-quality nationally and internationally distributed magazines focusing on professional and recreational musicians -- seeks a staff writer. Job is located in Syracuse, N.Y., and pays $22,000-$25,000.

"The ideal candidate will have a passion for music of all genres, and preferably, will play an instrument," the ad states. "The ability to work within a team-oriented environment is essential, as are an eye for detail and attention to deadlines."

Send cover letter, résumé, two writing samples, and references to: No phone calls.

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November 26, 2010

Entry-level reporter @ SmartMoney magazine

SmartMoney, an 824,000-circulation monthly magazine about personal finance, is offering a long-term paid internship to assist editors and reporters.

Duties include research and fact-checking along with some reporting and writing, including byline opportunities. College degree required. Journalism background and interest in business/finance a plus. This is not a summer internship for a college student. We are looking for a longer commitment. Paid hourly rate commensurate with experience.

Resumes can be sent to

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Paid broadcast journalism internships & trainee program @ CBS News

CBS News announced this week that they'll be launching a paid editorial internship program as well as a trainee program for entry-level news producers.

Click here for more details.

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November 25, 2010

Assistant editor job @ Boulder, Colorado magazine

Yellow Scene Magazine, a glossy, general interest, 70,000-circulation monthly magazine in Boulder County and the North Metro area, seeks a part-time assistant editor.

The assistant editor will work 20 hours per week to assist the editor with duties that include, but may not be limited to, updating and maintaining the calendar of events on the web and in print, uploading articles to the website, assisting the graphics department on deadline, researching articles, writing news features as assigned, managing paid listings, and proofreading. We are looking for someone who is willing and able to jump in and help with whatever jobs come up. This position has the potential to go fulltime in April of 2010; at that time, you will work with the editor and publisher to develop a job description, which will include more writing and creative work.

Position opens Jan. 3. Must be available for two days of training in December. Fulltime position opens in April. Pay range: $1,000-$1,200 a month, depending on experience

E-mail editorial[at] with a cover letter, resume and writing clips.

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Paid internship @ South African magazine

Africa investor (Ai) magazine is offering a four-month editorial internship opportunity, with a view to possible permanent employment, to a talented, young journalist looking to further his/her writing skills and knowledge of the media industry. The applicant must already have completed a diploma/degree in journalism and have an excellent grasp of the English language with previous experience in the publishing field. He/she must be able to produce press releases, short articles for Africa investor's magazine and be able to assist the editorial department with day-to-day tasks such as the researching and uploading of daily news stories to; as well as performing other regular tasks.

Also advantageous is a financial background and an understanding of capital markets. The candidate should also have extensive research experience and will be expected to contribute regularly to Africa investor's various social media and online platforms.

The candidate will also take on some office management duties. The potential intern must be available to Africa investor on a full-time basis and will be expected to put in the extra hours where necessary. Candidates must be available to start at Africa investor at the beginning of January, with transport to and from work being absolutely essential.
Company Description
Africa investor (Ai) is a leading international investment research and communications group that supplies a broad range of investment data, research, broadcast and published content to a growing number of investors with interests in Africa.
• Graduate with a Diploma/Degree in Journalism, English or an equivalent qualification, financial background advantageous • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Outlook/Excel in particular) • Excellent writing and researching ability • Confident telephone manner • Good with computers • Proofing ability and strong grammatical knowledge • Meticulous attention to detail • Respect for deadlines • Passion for African finance/business-related issues
Personal Skills/Attributes
• Enjoy working in a team • Inquisitive mind • Able to follow instructions and take initiative

Contact details
Catherine Wright
Africa investor

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November 24, 2010

Online college course in media law over winter break

During your college winter break, you can earn college credits studying media law -- all while relaxing at home or skiing on vacation. High school seniors looking to earn some college credits may also take the course.

I'm teaching an online course on Communication Law through Adelphi University, where I'm a professor. The 3-credit class features video lectures, interactive exercises and class discussions, all of which can be done through your computer. You never need to set foot in an actual classroom.

In the 3-week Media Law class, students learn about the First Amendment, free speech, copyright, libel, protecting confidential sources, getting government records, cyberspace issues and other media law issues from a lawyer and former journalist. The class will run from January 4 to January 23.

If you have questions or would like to enroll, please contact me at mark [at]

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Legal journalism jobs in NYC

  • Junior reporter @ Law Technology News, a 43,000 circulation bimonthly magazine and daily website that cover how technology helps the legal profession better serve its clients. Based in NYC.
  • Staff reporter for The Am Law Daily, the daily (reported) news blog of The American Lawyer.  Based in NYC,
  • Reporter to cover intellectual property law, with an emphasis on its impact on the country’s biggest companies, for Corporate Counsel/, a website operated by The American Lawyer. Based in NYC.

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Entry-level reporter job @ weekly Conn. newspaper

The New Canaan Advertiser, a weekly newspaper in Connecticut, seeks a full-time reporter to cover town government, general news, features and events.

Entry-level position offers lots of opportunity to learn all aspects of the editorial side of newspapers with an award-winning member of the New England Press Association. News writing, InDesign and Web experience a major plus. Photography experience also a plus. Time requirement includes meeting coverage at night and at least two days working in the office.

Applicants must submit 2-3 writing samples. Job location: Vitti Street., New Canaan, CT. To apply, e-mail with writing samples, cover letter and resume.

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November 23, 2010

Paid winter internship @ Entertainment Weekly in L.A.

EW's Los Angeles bureau is offering a full-time editorial internship starting around Jan. 10. The position pays $10/hour and will last three months, with the possibility of an extension. You must be able to work at least 28 hours per week. In addition to office duties such as transcribing, interns will have the opportunity to write for the magazine and/or its website, We're located at 11766 Wilshire Blvd. Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three published clips to The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Dec. 1.

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November 22, 2010

Entry-level copy editors @ Newark Star Ledger

The Newark Star-Ledger, a 236,000 circulation daily newspaper just outside New York City, is seeking bright new talent to fill several entry-level copy editor positions on the Universal Desk. We're also looking for a dynamic designer ready for the challenge of a daily newspaper in the New York Metro area. Ideal candidates will know New Jersey... beyond what they see on TV.

Applicants should mail or email a cover letter, resume and clips to:
Assistant Managing Editor Mark Miller
The Star-Ledger
1 Star-Ledger Plaza, Newark N.J. 07102
or mmiller [at]

Designers should include a link to an online portfolio if available.

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November 21, 2010

Editor of CQ Homeland Security

CQ-Roll Call Group seeks an experienced, hands-on editor to manage coverage and edit stories for CQ Homeland Security, CQ-Roll Call Group’s daily electronic newsletter and web site on homeland security policy. The editor will work with and supervise an associate editor to oversee news coverage of homeland issues in Congress and the agencies, edit stories, and ensure that the publication is rich with original content as well as government documents, security related legislation and schedules. The editor must have a thorough grasp of the policy issues involved, excellent news judgment, an understanding of specialty publishing and a demonstrated ability to write and edit accurate, thorough and timely news stories. The jobs entails interacting with other CQ editors and reporters to guide the product on a daily basis.

Please send cover letter, resume, application, and voluntary EEO survey to with the words "Editor, CQ Homeland Security" in the subject line. Each application will be evaluated against the minimum job qualifications identified in the job posting above. Failure to return the completed application will negatively impact your candidacy for the position. By returning the completed application, you will be considered an applicant, but it does not guarantee an interview.

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Social policy reporter @ CQ

CQ-Roll Call Group seeks a reporter to write about social policy issues for our daily, online and weekly publications. The opening is for a reporter to write about social policy issues for our daily, online and weekly publications. The opening is for a reporter who understands social policies, particularly health policy, and how those policies are developed and implemented by congress and the agencies. This reporter must be able to write substantial magazine pieces about ideas, developments and trends in health care, education, labor and immigration issues. We are looking for a strong writer who can also serve as an editor from time to time and can work with editors to develop ideas, enterprise stories and news coverage. This is an opening for an experienced magazine writer who can write with authority and turn around longer narrative pieces on a number of different topics in short order.

Please send cover letter, resume, application, and voluntary EEO survey to with the words "Staff Writer–Social Policy" in the subject line. Each application will be evaluated against the minimum job qualifications identified in the job posting above. Failure to return the completed application will negatively impact your candidacy for the position. By returning the completed application, you will be considered an applicant, but it does not guarantee an interview.

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Database editor at CQ

CQ is looking for a database editor to maintain its online databases on campaign finance and lobbying activity. The ideal candidate has at least two to three years’ professional experience developing and maintaining SQL-type relational databases (e.g., Oracle or Access) and written and oral communication skills. Responsibilities include maintaining databases and data feeds, monitoring the timeliness and accuracy of automated updates of data: FEC, IRS, and congressional data, responding to queries from CQ staff and subscribers regarding the data’s scope and limitations, and assisting IT staff and data sources to identify and correct inaccurate or incomplete data. Hill experience, a good understanding of U.S. government and politics, knowledge of government documents and Web publishing are highly desirable.

Please send cover letter, resume, application, and voluntary EEO survey to with the words "CQ MoneyLine Database Editor" in the subject line. Each application will be evaluated against the minimum job qualifications identified in the job posting above. Failure to return the completed application will negatively impact your candidacy for the position. By returning the completed application, you will be considered an applicant, but it does not guarantee an interview.

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Economics editor job @ CQ Roll Call

CQ-Roll Call Group seeks an experienced news editor to manage coverage of a broad range of economic and fiscal policy issues for CQ’s print and online publications. The economics policy editor supervises a team of five reporters responsible for coverage of breaking news and production of in-depth stories on budget and appropriations, tax policy, financial services legislation, trade issues and other economic issues. The editor will have a passion for policy – particularly budget and fiscal issues – and an understanding of Congress, a drive to move quickly on breaking news, and an ability to edit stories of all forms including breaking news, policy explainers and narrative magazine pieces. We are looking for someone with experience managing a team of reporters, the ability to juggle multiple responsibilities and an energetic and collaborative spirit. Reports to the deputy executive editor for CQ News.

Please send cover letter, resume, application, and voluntary EEO survey to with the words "Economics Editor" in the subject line. Each application will be evaluated against the minimum job qualifications identified in the job posting above. Failure to return the completed application will negatively impact your candidacy for the position. By returning the completed application, you will be considered an applicant, but it does not guarantee an interview.

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November 19, 2010

Entry-level reporter job @ Youngstown Vindicator

The Vindicator, a 60,000 circulation daily newspaper in Youngstown, Ohio, is offering one-year paid  reporting internships for news and sports. You will work on an assigned beat and be expected to generate daily and enterprise work for print and for online. To apply, e-mail editor Todd Franko at

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Paid summer internhips @ Newsday

After a two-year hiatus of its paid summer internship program, Newsday -- a 300,000-circulation daily newspaper in Long Island -- is once again offering paid journalism internships.

Interns work as reporters, copy editors, videographers, and presentation artists for the newspaper and the web, and are given actual assignments for publication. They works in the newspaper's various sections, including news, sports, entertainment, features and business.

The 10-week summer internship also provides a series of seminars in which participants join with regular Newsday staff members in informal discussions on such topics as investigative reporting and covering a beat. Pay is $520 per week.

Deadline to apply is Dec. 15. Applications can be obtained online at

Interns will be paid approximately $523 for a 35-hour week.

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November 17, 2010

Paid sports journalism internships @ is offering 30 paid reporting internships to aspiring sportswriters during Summer 2011.

These internships are designed to give associates the full range of experiences that comes with covering a professional team. Each associate will work closely with a site reporter to give visitors to a team’s Web site all the information they need to follow the team from Opening Day to season’s end. Each Major League team will have one associate.

Each intern will spend a minimum of 10 weeks in the program, dates determined by a person’s college schedule. The more flexible an applicant is in terms of which Major League city he or she can work in, the better the person’s chances of being selected. Interns will be paid $500 per week.

College juniors and seniors (including those graduating in December 2010) are eligible. All applications must be postmarked by Nov. 30, 2010. Selections will be made by the end of January.

Applicants should submit a resume, 5 to 10 published articles, a list of references and a 750-word essay on why should select you. Your clips ideally will show a variety of work, including game stories, previews and features. also will be offering a limited number of internships for copy editors/producers.

Associates are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation.

Mail all internship applications to:
Bill Hill
Assistant Managing Editor/
Attn: Internship Application
14825 N. 97th Place
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

All materials must be mailed to the address above. Online applications will not be accepted for this position. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Hill at bill.hill[at] and put the words “Internship Info” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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November 16, 2010

Entry-level reporter job @ L.A. community newspaper

The Palos Verdes Peninsula News, a weekly community news publication located near Los Angeles, seeks a full-time reporter.

Applicants must have must have two years of journalism experience, which may include college internships and course study. They must also have good writing and editing skills, know AP Style, and have some photography skill. Knowledge of QuarkXPress or InDesign is a must.

Send resume and three clips to Mary Scott, editor-in-chief, by e-mail at mscott@pvnews, or by mail to 550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 293B, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.

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November 15, 2010

Reporter job @ Philly newspaper

Philadelphia City Paper, a 90,000-circulation, independent alt- weekly newspaper, seeks a staff writer.

Staff writer usually produces one cover story a month (generally narrative-style, long-form reporting and writing) and one story for the news department each week. There are also opportunities to write for the paper's A&E, op-ed, and features sections. Reporters are encouraged to carve out their own beats and keep on top of interesting, progressive ideas in the city, and remain competitive with our weekly and daily competition.  Video and/or blogging interest and experience is a plus: the paper hopes to post additional content on its Web site,, to complement the print version.

Send a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 clips (one or more preferably featuring long-form reporting and writing skills) Human Resources, 123 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, Pa, 19106 . Or e-mail

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Paid winter internship @ Wyoming newspaper

The Cody Enterprise, a twice-weekly, 7,100-circulation newspaper in Wyoming, is looking for a general assignment news reporter for six weeks and possibly longer. Contact Managing Editor Darian Dudrick at

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November 13, 2010

Legal journalism job in NYC

Courthouse News Service, a California-based legal wire service, is seeking a part-time reporter to cover civil court filings in Queens. A legal background is not required, but demonstrated interest and ability in writing or journalism is necessary. The job will entail visiting the Queens County Clerk’s Office in Jamaica 2-3 days per week to review new civil complaints, as well as filling in as a substitute for other New York City area reporters as needed. Competitive pay is offered for about 10-15 hours per week, and some benefits are available.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format, and attach 3-5 writing samples, to newjob6 (at) Please include "Queens" in the subject line.

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November 12, 2010

Paid internship @ Oregon Business magazine

Oregon Business, a monthly business magazine based in Portland, has a paid internship opening beginning Dec. 6 for its website.

This internship, based in downtown Portland, is specifically for senior college students majoring in journalism or post-grads from those programs. This position writes at least one breaking news blog for the website each week. Candidates should have solid writing and reporting skills. Candidates should have a proven ability to find and write breaking news stories quickly and accurately. Proficiency in AP style is required. Interest in business is important. Interns must commit to at least three days per week.

Submit cover letter explaining what you hope to get out of the internship, resume and three samples that show your writing and reporting range. Please put INTERN in the subject line. E-mail

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Editorial assistant @ D.C. magazine

The Center for Association Leadership, a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C., seeks an editorial assistant to assist with its flagship monthly magazine, supplements, directories, exhibitors’ guides, electronic newsletters, and related products. Job pays $33,000.00-$37,000.00 annually.

Specific Responsibilities Include:
* Maintains systems for the following: logging, tracking, and acknowledging all manuscripts received; tracking various editorial data, such as number of manuscripts received and number of editorial pages per issue; generating and ensuring the timely completion and return of authors’ copyright agreements; securing, tracking, and storing supplied photographs; and providing authors, photographers, and artists with complimentary magazines and/or tearsheets.
* Prepares and edits magazine departments such as “Smart Moves,” “Comments,” and “CEO to CEO.”
* Writes brief department and feature items.
* Maintains editorial files, including article backup files. Maintains computer file of form letters, including thank-you notes, copyright releases, contracts, and so forth. Creates new form letters as needed.
* Proofreads articles in manuscript and laid-out form. Writes pull quotes and captions and makes edits required to fit copy into layouts. Proofreads marketing materials as needed.
* Participates in editorial brainstorming meetings to help plan future editorial content of magazine.
* Assists in posting magazine and newsletter articles to web using content management system. Assists with posting video content to the web. Assists with administration of association’s blog and wiki.
* Fact-checks articles.
* Maintains departmental budget records, including purchase orders and vouchers.
* Stores magazines by issue and arranges for production of annual bound volumes of the magazine.
* Responds to requests to reuse magazine articles.
* Performs administrative duties, including but not limited to preparing correspondence, serving as departmental contact and responding to routine inquiries made by telephone or in writing, arranging meetings and focus groups, sorting mail, tracking down and returning photographs and other art, photocopying, and faxing.
* Coordinates editorial side of magazine production process to ensure accuracy.
* Pulls contact lists from member database.
* Coordinates and submits award entries.
* Performs other related functions as required by the business.

Position Requirements:
* College degree in journalism, communication, or related field preferred.
* Entry-level writing and editing skills.
* Excellent proofreading skills.
* Ability to balance multiple priorities, work independently and as part of a team, keep others informed through clear written and oral communication, and maintain high level of productivity.
* Excellent computer skills and knowledge (ability to use Word and Excel and database required, HTML skills a plus), including the knack for using technology to create record-keeping systems and to streamline operations.
* Ability to use the Internet for basic research.
* Good grasp of grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and ability to quickly learn ASAE style points.
* Ability to coordinate details with a variety of people, juggle multiple projects, and work in a team.
* Must possess superior attention to detail, organizational skills, and enough flexibility and creativity to help make mid-stream adjustments to achieve the end goal of high-quality and on-time products.

To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume and writing samples to

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November 11, 2010

Reporting internships @ Bronx newspaper

The Norwood News, an award-winning, bi-weekly community newspaper in the northwest Bronx, is looking for two or three quality interns for the winter/spring and summer seasons.

At the News, we rely heavily on contributions from our interns. You will not be pushing papers or making coffee. You will be writing serious news stories and other feature articles in a fascinating urban environment. It’s an opportunity to grow as a journalist and improve your reporting/writing skills on every level, while having an impact on a diverse and developing community.

You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute to the growing and ground-breaking Bronx News Network, a string of nonprofit newspapers in the Bronx that produces a popular Bronx-wide news website, All of our interns will also take their own photographs and work on multi-media projects. If you want to experiment with story-telling techniques or video production, we will encourage you every step of the way.

Interns must be able to commit at least 12 hours a week, ideally on consecutive days, but we’re willing to work around your schedule. College and graduate students are encouraged to apply. But it’s also an opportunity for aspiring journalists looking for invaluable clips and experience. Many of our interns have gone on to careers in the industry.

There will also be opportunities to contribute to our bi-lingual west Bronx sister papers, the Mount Hope Monitor and Tremont Tribune.

The winter/spring internship will begin in early to mid-January and last through May. (This is flexible.) The summer internship will run from the end of May until mid-August. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, but don’t hesitate, slots fill up fast.

Writing and/or reporting experience is preferred, but not required. Send a cover letter, resume and at least two clips or writing samples to or via fax, (718) 324-2917.

This is an unpaid internship, but you will be paid a small fee per article and/or photograph that appears in print. If you want to receive academic credit, we can definitely work that out.

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Paid internship @ magazine company

Bonnier Corporation, publisher of 50 magazines in the U.S., including Popular Science, Saveur, Parenting and Transworld Skateboarding, is looking for an intern for its new San Francisco-based R&D department. Our research and development efforts are focused on bleeding-edge technologies relevant to media and publishing, particularly as they pertain to new devices like the iPad and other emerging touch-screen devices. Bonnier R&D is in charge of the development of the company’s digital magazine platform, Mag+, as well as mobile applications and product development for the company’s magazine brands. In addition to the continued improvement of Mag+, our current projects include the creation of a new breed of mobile advertisements, a company-wide strategy for online video and TV content widgets, and the dissemination of new tech knowledge within the organization.

Intern duties will primarily focus on research (collection and analysis of existing published studies, coordination of focus groups and project-specific design research), and there will be ample opportunities to contribute to brainstorming meetings and concept development. We’re looking for smart, motivated individuals with a fresh perspective and a passion for technology and new media. Relevant university/graduate experience might include new media-focused journalism, interaction design, design research or information technology. The internship will be a flexible 20 hours per week, based in our office in San Francisco’s beautiful financial district. Pay is San Francisco’s minimum wage, $9.79/hour.

Interested candidates should provide the following information:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae with current contact information and description of special interests and hobbies.
2) Three academic and professional references.
3) A brief essay answering the following questions: Why do you wish to intern with Bonnier R&D? What do you wish to learn during your internship? What are your career plans? What are your 3, 5 and 10 year goals?

The position will start ASAP and run for approximately six months (negotiable). E-mail resume and cover letter to

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November 10, 2010

Paid internship @ computer magazine in San Fran

PCWorld/Macworld , computer magazines that reach 22 million people per month between their website and print editions, seeks a talented, motivated intern to join its editorial team in the PCWorld/Macworld Lab. The intern will be tasked with assisting lab staff with their daily tasks, helping to evaluate computer hardware, writing for publication online and in print, and studio photography assistance. The intern will also pitch, research and write blog entries and product reviews as well as participating in our Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking efforts.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for technology, including Windows- and Mac-based desktops and laptops, cameras and printers as well as some journalism or other writing experience. Applicants must be able to lift up to 50 lbs in order to move PCs, HDTVs, and other heavy equipment.

Candidates who are currently enrolled in a college journalism or writing program are preferred, though we will consider students in any discipline, along with recent graduates or career changers. This is a six- to nine-month on-site internship at PCWorld/Macworld's offices in San Francisco. The work week is flexible, but will not exceed 20 hours/week, at a pay rate of $10/hour. In addition, college credit is available to interns attending participating universities.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and sample of your writing to, and reference ‘Lab Intern’ in the subject.

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Entry-level reporter job @ San Diego newspaper

San Diego Community Newspaper Group, a newspaper chain in the San Diego metro area, seeks a news reporter.

"We will develop the right person, but real journalism experience is a requirement," the ad states. "You will write for both progressive print and web-based media, but this is not for a mere blogger. A passion for print is required ... Responsibilities will include news, business and feature writing assignments. Help create awesome visual packages to highlight your narrative pieces. 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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Paid journalism internships for Spring & Summer

The Institute for Humane Studies offers paid journalism internships for talented writers who support individual liberty, free markets, and peace. Internship hosts include newspapers, media networks, new media firms, and nonprofit, investigative newsrooms. Spring and summer internships are available. They provide an internship placement, $3,200 stipend and travel assistance.

Past hosts have included Fox Business News, the Daily Caller, CalWatchdog, and the DC Examiner. Applicants are matched with a news organization based on the applicant’s interest and skills and the needs of the organization. Applicants may also secure their own unpaid internship and apply to our program for funding.

During the program, interns learn essential reporting skills so they can publish and break quality stories about compelling issues. Editors help interns identify sources and ask the right questions. Interns end the program with a portfolio of clips and an extensive professional network.

The internship program provides a stipend and travel allowance. Plus all interns attend a weeklong workshop during the summer, where journalists share career stories and advice, and professors explain policy analysis tips, working with statistics, and the origins of freedom of the press. During and after the internship, the program director helps interns navigate a job search.

Ideal candidates are excellent writers interested in advancing liberty through stories about wasteful government programs, restrictions on civil liberties, collusion between government and business, and other topics. Advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates of all majors, including political science and economics, are encouraged to apply.

Application materials must be submitted through

Spring Internship – Nov 15
Summer Internship – Jan 31

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Paid internships @ Chronicle of Higher Education in DC

The Chronicle of Higher Education, a 68,000-circulation newspaper and website that covers higher education, offers three internship sessions each year: winter/spring, summer, and fall. The paper is currently seeking interns for the summer 2011 session, which will begin in June. The internships are full-time in our Washington, D.C., office and will last through August. In addition to a $500 weekly stipend, academic credit can often be arranged.

Three interns will be hired; we are looking for both undergraduates and recent graduates. The Chronicle is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to maintaining a diverse work force.

In addition, The Chronicle is offering a Diversity Internship to give current undergraduates and recent college graduates the opportunity to gain professional experience at the No. 1 source for news about higher education. The program aims to help bring greater diversity to the field of journalism by reaching out to students who are members of minority groups underrepresented in the industry. Applicants for this internship must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in journalism, and should note on their application that they are applying for The Chronicle of Higher Education's Diversity Internship.

All the interns will have the same primary responsibilities: reporting and writing daily news articles for The Chronicle's Web site (which usually appear subsequently in print), writing news articles for other sections of the newspaper, and doing research for special projects. There is very little grunt work. Interns who prove themselves as reporters and writers are often asked to write full-length features.

The Chronicle places a premium on reporting that is accurate and writing that shines. All writing, including that done by staff reporters, is carefully edited. Interns typically leave with a set of strong, varied clips.

Requirements: Experience writing for publication, either at a student newspaper or a professional publication, is required. Candidates with previous internships and deadline-reporting experience are preferred. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2011. Applications that are late, e-mailed, or faxed will not be considered.

Applications should include a cover letter; a résumé with telephone, e-mail, and postal contact information; and a maximum of five varied and impressive clips. Clips should include dates and publication names. Please be sure type is large enough to read. Send applications to:

Jeffrey R. Young
Internship Coordinator
The Chronicle of Higher Education
1255 23rd Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037


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November 5, 2010

Political journalism job in NYC

Talking Points Memo, a popular political news website, seeks a journalist for its New York City office.

Description: Reporter for TPM's TPMMuckraker website. Applicants must have a dogged reporter's instinct, a sense of humor, they must get how to build a story narrative, know TPM and our style of iterative reporting, and understand new media. Competitive salary for qualified applicants; health care and 401k benefits provided.

To apply, send an application via email to talk (at) with a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the job, a resume and three clips. Include the name of the position you are applying for, preceded by "Job App:", in the subject line of the email, using the title description used in the announcements below.

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Internships @ political website in NYC

Talking Points Memo, a popular political news website, seeks journalism interns in its New York City office. Here's the info:

TPM interns in our New York office are involved in every aspect of our operation and have a hand in everything we do. They work alongside our reporters to write and break stories, help our editors keep a finger on the pulse of the news day, and produce all kinds of digital media from youtube clips to mash-up photographs. The interns also attend weekly brown bag lunches with reporters, editors and publishing staff to learn the ins and outs of the new media business.

Half of our current staff is made up of former TPM interns. Others have moved on to jobs in new and old media alike, working for Think Progress, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, The New York Sun, The New Yorker, The Washington Post and more.

In early 2009 we introduced our new Editorial Fellows program. A limited number of interns are invited to join our Editorial Fellows program, which runs an additional three (3) to six (6) months and comes with a stipend.

To learn more about what we do at TPM and what we've accomplished in the last year, see these news reports on TPM from 2007.

Because each intern is encouraged to work in multiple parts of our operation, it's important that applicants have a basic understanding of new media technologies (blogging, youtube, etc.) and a desire and ability to learn quickly.

Video Intern

We are looking for one intern who is video specific. This person should have a working knowledge of Final Cut, and be ready and excited to dive into the world of TPMtv.

2010/2011 Internships (NYC only)

Our Fall 2010 NYC interns must be available to start around August 16, 2010, our Winter 2010 NYC interns must be available to start around November 15, 2010, and our Spring NYC interns must be available to start around February 14, 2011. To apply for any of our internships, send an email to talk at with a cover letter, resume and two references. If you're interested in video or publishing, please specify that in your cover letter. Include in the email subject "TPM Video Internship," "TPM Publishing Internship", "TPM Advertising Internship" or "TPM Internship" for all general news interns. Internships run for three (3) months and are based in TPM's New York City office. Qualified applicants can receive academic credit.

Rolling Internships (Intern now!)

At any given time, it is always possible that we could use a smart person in the office to replace a lost intern or help us manage the ever-growing mountain of muck and news. If you're available to come in sooner than the beginning of the next internship cycle begins, let us know.

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November 3, 2010

Paid summer internships @ Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is offering paid, 10-week Summer 2011 newsroom internships in Metro, Sports, Business, Features, Washington bureau, and Photo.

Applicants must be actively working toward a college degree in the U.S. Graduates may be eligible if you've finished school within six months of the start of the internship. Applicants must have a valid driver's license and access to a car in good working condition. Little training is offered, so previous internship experience is preferred.

Applications must be postmarked by January 1. Submit a cover letter, a resume, a one-page personal essay, up to 12 work samples and a list of three references. Send materials to: Randy Hagihara, Senior Editor for Recruitment, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

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Reporter job @ Michigan newspaper

The Leader and Kalkaskian, a weekly 2,600-circulation newspaper in Kalaska, Michigan, seeks a reporter who can also take photos. This 30-hour per week position features reporting local news and community events, as well as human interest pieces. Pay is $9 per hour.

Send a resume, at least three writing samples that demonstrate their skill in journalism, and at least three examples of photography. E-mail materials to, or by mail at 318 N. Cedar Street, Kalkaska, MI 49646. For more information, call The Leader and Kalkaskian at 231-258-4600.

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