January 30, 2011

Scholarships for journalism students from Northern Jersey

Rotary International is offering $10,000 scholarships for college students from Northern Jersey who are studying journalism.

To be eligible for the Walter D. Head Foundation Scholarships, students must be residents of Bergen, Passaic or Hudson counties, and be college undergraduate students entering their junior or senior year this fall. Applicants must be studying journalism, assistance to people with disabilities, or environmental studies.

The foundation also offers scholarships to graduate students enrolled in an accelerated program in any field at any university.

Applications must be received by Monday, Feb. 28. Applicants must also be available for interviews in April.

Those interested in applying should contact their local Rotary Club president or download the application at http://rotarydistrict7490.org. The application must be signed and submitted by the local Rotary Club.

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January 29, 2011

Political journalism internship program in DC

The Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, D.C., offers internships and classes for college students during the summer.

For about 35 hours a week, students interns work with a print or broadcast media outlet, news services, internet publications, PR firms, Capitol Hill press offices, or advocacy organizations. The IPJ staff will match students with an internship that best meets their interests and level of skill. Students may also arrange his or her own internship if it meets the requirements of the Institute. In addition, students take two three-credit courses at Georgetown University and have an opportunity to earn an additional three credits for their internship.

Intern responsibilities vary, but often include:
* Covering Congressional hearings
* Drafting articles for publication
* Editing and producing news stories
* Researching
* Writing press releases
* Assisting with media relations
* General administrative office work

The program carries a tuition price tag through Georgetown University, but also has opportunities for scholarships. Deadline to apply is March 3.

As an alum of the program, I highly recommend it. Click here for more info and to apply.


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January 28, 2011

Paid 6-month photojournalism internship @ Kansas newspaper

The Hutchinson News, a 30,000 circulation newspaper covering all of southwest and south-central Kansas, is offering a paid 6-month photojournalism internship.

College photojournalism students with two years of college experience and recent graduates will be considered. The candidate will be treated as a staff photographer working 40-hour weeks during the paid internship. The candidate will work closely with the photo editor and staff photographers. The candidate will travel and transmit photos from remote locations, prepare images for publication, and generate their own photo ideas. Multi-media experience is desired but not required. The candidate must have reliable transportation. Candidates will supply their own digital equipment.

The next internship opportunity runs from June to December. Deadline to apply is March 1st.

Please send a cover letter, resume, references and a portfolio with captions and copies of recent work to: Sandra J. Milburn, Photo Editor, The Hutchinson News, 300 W. Second Ave., Hutchinson, KS 67501 Sending information through email and a web site is acceptable also. Feel free to email your questions to smilburn@hutchnews.com.

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Paid summer internships @ McGraw-Hill

McGraw-Hill, a publisher of educational content, is seeking undergraduate students to join its editorial team for a 10-week summer internship program. The internship will be based in the company's New York City offices and is paid.

* Support the production and design of sales and promotional material to include: sales manual development, fact sheet development and brochure development and copy work
* Support the sales staff through strategic problem solving and implement special sales efforts
* Assist in the development and implementation of assigned marketing campaigns
* Partner and develop marketing plans
* Assist on promotional strategy for the Internet, which may include the development of home pages
* Assist on management of the delivery of marketing tools on the Intranet

Qualified candidates will be enrolled in a four-year undergraduate degree program at an accredited college/university and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. A concentration in English, Communications, Creative Writing, Journalism or a related field is highly desired.

Click here for more info and to apply online.

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Paid media research internship in D.C.

Atlantic Media Company’s Summer Media Research Internships offer high-achieving college juniors, seniors a unique opportunity to help shape the strategic direction of a dynamic media organization.

Interns will gain first-hand experience conducting market and competitive research to influence the future of all our media properties – The Atlantic, National Journal, and Government Executive. From the unique vantage point of the Corporate Research team, interns will support marketing, advertising, business development and editorial initiatives, gaining exposure to the various business models, markets and media channels.

Atlantic Media recruits for two personal attributes in its candidates. The first is force of intellect—often reflected in exceptional academic performance at a competitive university. The second attribute is a personal spirit of generosity in line with Atlantic Media’s corporate culture of modesty and service.

We seek individuals who exemplify these attributes as well as possess a creative gift for developing innovative ideas and a desire to contribute to the products that Atlantic Media offers.

Additional Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:
- Resourceful and proactive—able to locate and procure difficult-to-find data and information, and identify new and better alternative sources of information
- Strong written and verbal communication skills—able to present findings in a clear and concise way
- Ability to work independently, take initiative and contribute to new ideas in a diverse, fast-paced, deadline-driven team environment
- Attentive to detail
- Web-savvy—experienced with online media and collaborative tools in media or a related field
- Excellent quantitative and data-management skills

The internship will run for a 2-4 month period. Hours are flexible to accommodate intern schedules, but interns are expected to work at least 25 hours a week. Interns will be paid at an hourly rate. Should your university allow it, we would be pleased to have students use the internship for college credit.

Click here to apply online.

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January 27, 2011

Paid journalism internship @ Seattle publication

Equal Voice Newspaper -- an online, weekly paper for low-income, working people about issues that concern them, such as immigration reform, health care, and incarceration -- is offering a paid internship.

Position is based in Seattle, runs from February to May, involves working 15 hours per week, provides a $1,000 stipend and bus pass, and a letter of recommendation. Intern is also eligible to receive college credit. Candidates can be undergraduate or graduate and must have an interest in journalism.

Internship Duties:
• Pitch, research and write stories
• Attend weekly editorial meetings
• Shoot and edit photos and video
• Cover issues concerning low-income families

Send a resume and one writing sample to Suphatra Laviolette at slaviolette@caseygrants.org. Interviews will be conducted from now until February 4th.

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Journalism scholarship for high school juniors

High school juniors with a passion for journalism have until Feb. 15 to apply for the annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Journalism Conference, set for July 9-14 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Eligibility is limited to students who are interested in journalism careers and who are high school juniors in the 2010-11 academic year. Online applications and more information are available at http://freespirit.org.

The Al Neuharth Free Spirit program will select, teach, mentor and support 51 outstanding high school students, representing each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to a news release. They will participate in an all-expense-paid journalism training conference at the Freedom Forum's Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue between the U.S. Capitol and the White House. Those who successfully complete the five-day workshop will be awarded $1,000 scholarships that will be paid to each student's college or university of choice in the fall of 2012.

The conference and scholarships are designed to inspire and encourage students to pursue journalism, to network with one another and to develop lifelong associations, the release states. The conference, hosted by Al Neuharth, includes full access to the Newseum, interaction with media leaders and journalists, hands-on training, tours of Washington's landmarks, plus fun and fellowship.

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$5,000 scholarships from Outdoor Writers Association

The Outdoor Writers Association of America is offering scholarships up to $5,000 for student journalists interested in outdoor activities and communications. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for the annual Bodie McDowell Scholarships. Three or more scholarships will be awarded. Deadline to apply is March 1. Click here for more info and to apply.

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News assistant job @ Buffalo TV station

YNN Buffalo seeks a news assistant. Will be responsible for going out in the field to shoot video and sound bites, to interview and obtain information in order to accurately and thoroughly report a story, and assist the reporters.

College Degree with a major in journalism or communication preferred or equivalent experience. Candidates should have 1-2 experience in news gathering or related field. Knowledge of Western New York also desired.

For more info and to apply, click here.

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New media coordinator job @ ESPN Chicago

ESPN is seeking an Associate Editor/New Media Coordinator for its ESPNChicago.com website. Position is part time and based in Chicago.

Scope of Responsibility:
-Responsible for working with Chicago.com edit team on maintenance of ESPNChicago.com’s radio section and social networking efforts.
-On a daily basis (Monday – Friday) create content to support ESPN 1000’s radio shows, station contests, promotions and advertisers.
-Build carousel packages and headlines for the radio index, including photos, audio and video.
-Design graphics for pages and banner ads. Light editing of audio and video.

Required Qualifications:
• BS/BA degree in communication arts, journalism or new media or equivalent combination of education experience.
• 1+years experience in new media and social media.
• Have understanding and appreciation of Chicago news and story play.
• Experience in online media content preparation required.
• Must be excellent headline writer and be able to present and tell stories in a tight space.
• Must show good judgment in prioritizing and selecting online content from a variety of sources.
• Must have familiarity with graphic design and a strong working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, or a comparable photo editing software.
• Must possess background or quickly become competent in HTML and audio/video editing.
• Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and work well with a variety of people in an office setting.

To apply, e-mail Theresa Nolan at theresa.nolan@espn.com and apply online: http://jobs.espncareers.com/chicago/editor/associate-editor-espnchicago.com-part-time-jobs

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Paid summer internships @ NPR

The NPR Internship Program is designed to provide students and recent graduates with an opportunity to learn about broadcasting and the supporting areas of NPR. NPR offers internships at its national headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at our NPR West office in Culver City, CA (all internships are located in Washington, DC unless noted otherwise beneath the title of the internship).

Eligibility: A candidate must be a graduate student, an undergraduate student, or have graduated from college within twelve months of beginning the internship. Internship applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

General Information:  Interns are expected to work full time, 40 hours per week during the 10-week summer semester. Summer internships offer a stipend of $8.25 per hour.

Application Procedures: Candidates must complete an internship application form (you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this file) and submit it with a cover letter and resume. Some internship positions require additional application items, such as a writing sample. All application items must be submitted as a complete package. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Application Deadlines: For the summer program, applications must be postmarked by February 15.

Please note: Due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to notify applicants who are not selected for internships.

Mail or fax applications to:

National Public Radio
Human Resources Department
635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Fax - (202) 513-3047

Please direct your questions and concerns to internship@npr.org.

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Legal journalism jobs nationwide

  • Stringer for VerdictSearch to research civil court dispositions at San Diego County Superior Court. 
  • Web Editor for American Lawyer, based in Newark, NJ.

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January 26, 2011

Newswire seeks Central Asia reporter

The Central Asia Newswire, an international news organization specializing in the coverage of the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan), seeks a full-time reporter to be based in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Reporter will be responsible for a daily roundup of the region’s top stories plus ongoing enterprise reporting. Central Asia is a vital geo-political center with some of the world’s largest oil and gas reserves, unique strategic and military interests, dynamic social issues and developing economies/governments.

This is an excellent opportunity for a reporter to make their name on an international stage in an important, yet under-reported region. Translators, transportation and photographer provided.

• International reporting experience.
• Enterprise reporting ability. Capacity to break through language barriers and bureaucracies to gather information under unconventional circumstances.
• Ability to manage multiple stories/diverse sectors and large amounts of information
• Ability to relocate
• Experience/knowledge of the region preferred but not required
• Salary: Negotiable

To apply, send cover letter, resume and two clips to pgilsenan@ [at] centralasianewswire.com.

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Paid investigative journalism internships

  • The Center for Public Integrity, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that produces original, investigative journalism on issues of public concern, is offering a 10-week paid summer internship for undergraduate and graduate students or recent graduates. Deadline to apply is February 11. Click here for more info (and scroll down).
  • Paid 8-week summer internships that involve investigative writing assignments at state-level, public policy think tanks and independent, non-profit newsrooms are available through the Institute on Humane Studies. In addition to a $3,200 stipend, the internship provides a week-long professional workshop, "Journalism & the Free Society," and mentoring from industry professionals. Potential internship hosts include: CalWatchdog in Sacramento, CA; The Carolina Journal in Raleigh, NC; The Pennsylvania Independent in Harrisburg, PA; and Texas Watchdog, Houston, Texas.
    Deadline to apply is January 31. Click here for more info.

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Paid internship @ outdoors magazine in Montana

Outdoor Unlimited, a Missoula, Montana-based magazine published by the Outdoor Writers Association of America, is offering a paid internship for Spring semester.

Intern will work 10-15 hours per week, writing features and researching articles, editing and proofreading, organizing and condensing press releases. Intern will also have the opportunity to help with publication layout and design. Knowledge of AP style is a must.

Send a cover letter, resume and work samples to Publications Editor Ashley Schroeder at OWAA, 121 Hickory St., Ste. 1, Missoula, MT 59801; aschroeder@owaa.org.

Finalists will be interviewed. Position open until filled.

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Summer journalism internship in Ibiza

Ibiza Spotlight, a news website that covers everything happening on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza, seeks summer interns to primarily cover clubbing and nightlife. The positions comes with benefits and will offer nominal compensation. The deadline to apply is March 1. (In case you're wondering, Ibiza is located near Spain.) Click here for more details and to apply.

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January 25, 2011

TV reporter job @ Portland, Ore. station

KOIN Local 6, a division of New Vision Television and the CBS affiliate in Portland, Oregon, has a opportunity for a newscast reporter in a top 25 market. Candidate must have demonstrated track record for making each hit different -- new sound, video and updated facts. Energetic live delivery, strong writing, excellent breaking news reporting skills a must. This is not the position for the fluff reporter. This opening is for the reporter who can own the lead. 2-5 years' experience on a news program, 4-year degree required.

HOW TO APPLY: Mail your cover letter, resume and DVD ASAP to:

KOIN Local 6
Reporter Search
Attn: HR Director
222 SW Columbia St.
Portland, Oregon 97201

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Paid summer internships in new media

Paid 8-week new media internships are available year-round at newspapers and websites nationwide through the Institute for Humane Studies.

During a new media internship, you’ll be involved with many aspects of web reporting:
* Write stories for a news outlet’s website
* Edit and publish supporting video and audio
* Use twitter and other social networks to push the stories.

The internships includes:
*A $3,200 stipend and a travel allowance (interns must obtain their own room and board)
* Participation in a weeklong professional workshop, Journalism & the Free Society
* Mentoring from industry professionals

Host organizations may include web-only media firms and established media companies with aggressive new media strategies. Past hosts have been:
* DC Examiner
* Breitbart TV
* The Daily Caller
* The Burlington Times

Deadline to apply for a summer internship is January 31. Click here for more info and to apply.

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Entry-level reporter job @ Brooklyn weekly newspaper

The Home Reporter-Spectator newspaper group in Bay Ridge, N.Y., is undergoing a major expansion effort, and as part of this, is seeking experienced news reporters, both full time and freelance.

You must have previous newswriting and reporting experience; college papers are fine, other weeklies are good, daily experience is a major plus. If you can also take photos for your assignments, you are doubly valuable, but strong newswriting and good reporting skills are what we are seeking foremost.

Please send a resume and/or cover letter, plus news clips (not interested in movie reviews, thought pieces, etc)...hard reporting...meetings, issues, crime, etc. are the type of clips we are seeking. E-mail everything to editman1000@gmail.com and make sure to put "reporter" in the subject line

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January 24, 2011

Paid broadcast journalism internships nationwide

Paid 8-week broadcast journalism internships are available year-round at TV stations and radio stations nationwide through the Institute for Humane Studies.

One of the best ways to break into the industry is through a hands-on internship with an experienced producer at a major media network or news production house.

No previous experience is necessary. We're looking for articulate students passionate about liberty. Students from all disciplines, including political science and economics, are encouraged to apply. Students located within and outside the United States are eligible for placement.

The internships provide a $3,200 stipend and a travel allowance (interns must obtain their own room and board), participation in our weeklong summer workshop, Journalism & the Free Society, including travel assistance, and mentoring from IHS program staff

Previous Internship Hosts:Line of cameras
* CNN in Atlanta
* WTOP in Washington, DC
* ABC 20/20 in Manhattan
* Fox News in Los Angeles
* Hedrick Smith Productions in Washington, DC
* MSNBC in New York City

Deadline to apply is January 31. Click here for more details and to apply.

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Reporter job @ Rhode Island newspaper

The NorthºEast Independent, a weekly newspaper in Wakefield, R.I.,  seeks a part-time municipal reporter to write news stories about East Greenwich town government and features about the community. Our offices are based in Wakefield. This is a permanent part-time position, not a stringer job.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a liberal arts discipline, writing ability, publication credits, a Rhode Island driver’s license and a car. Experience at a community newspaper and with social media preferred. Send resume, three writing samples and a letter of interest to Editor Laura Kelly at editorial@neindependent.com.

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Reporter job openings @ Texas newspapers

  • Victoria Advocate: Nationally recognized for online convergence and First Amendment reporting, we're looking for a reporter skilled in both worlds. You're the right reporter if you want to join our quest to be one of the best community newspapers and digital delivery systems in the country. Must be comfortable telling and producing stories in multiple platforms. Ability to speak Spanish a plus. We’re a progressive, family-owned company that sees the opportunities for growth. A 32,000-circulation daily in south Texas about 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, our newspaper is close to the beach and the big, fun cities of Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Houston. To join our team, send your resume, work samples and cover letter to the Victoria Advocate, attention Editor Chris Cobler at ccobler@vicad.com or mail to 311 E. Constitution, Victoria, TX 77901.
  • Hereford Brand: Taking applications for a full or part time reporter. Duties will include covering monthly meetings of local government entities, school board meetings, hospital board meetings as well as other breaking news. Applicant must have good writing skills. Experience in newspaper reporting is preferred but not necessary. We will train the proper candidate. Hourly or weekly salary will depend on experience. Send resume to: pub@herefordbrand.com or mail to 313 N. Lee, Hereford, Texas 79045. No telephone interviews until application is received.

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Job openings @ NYC radio station

Two New York City radio stations have a variety of job openings. Here are the details:

95.5 WPLJ is a heritage FM music station that broadcasts from Midtown Manhattan, the heart of the entertainment industry. Sister-station 77 WABC is America’s news-talk leader. Both are owned and operated by Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, the largest pure play radio company in the United States. To apply for all listed positions, send resume and cover letter (citing referral source and position sought) to the attention of the Diversity Recruitment Coordinator by email to nyradio.jobs@citcomm.com, by fax to (212) 613-3890 or by mail to 95.5 WPLJ & 77 WABC, 2 Penn Plaza – 17th Floor, New York, NY 10121. No phone calls, please. Application deadline for all positions is March 31, 2011.

77 WABC and 95.5 WPLJ are seeking a receptionist. This is a terrific entry level position in a very competitive industry! Responsibilities include answering and routing all incoming calls for four radio stations (two other stations share our office space), greeting visitors, accepting and signing for all packages, handling incoming faxes, conference room scheduling, and assisting all departments with miscellaneous projects. Must be able to multi-task while maintaining a great attitude and sense of humor. Opportunity to train as a sales assistant. College degree, computer skills (MS Word / email; familiarity with other programs a plus) with one year office experience preferred. Hours are 8:30AM to 5PM Monday to Friday.

77 WABC in New York City is seeking part-time board operators to work all shifts. “Board Ops” oversee technical operations in the control room. Duties include air commercials as per the commercial log; play local elements such as station IDs, promos, liners, rejoins per instruction; set and monitor live stream on wabcradio.com; sign on/off transmitter log and take readings every 2 hours, make ISDN connections and change settings; and route audio feeds for remote broadcasts. Requirements:
• Operate a mixing board with multiple components
• Knowledge of ISDN equipment
• Knowledge and familiarity with ENCO or similar system
• Proficiency with Cool Edit recording / editing software
• Team player with great attitude
• Ability to multi-task
• Reliable and punctual
Some experience in a similar position or significant internship experience at a radio station preferred. As 77 WABC is a 24/7/365 operation, board ops will be asked to work late nights, overnights, weekends and holidays.

Here is a rare opportunity to work for the greatest radio station in the country, the legendary 95.5 WPLJ in New York City. This position requires strong leadership ability, excellent analytical and organizational skills, proven track record of developing new business and achieving revenue goals while out-pacing the market. We are looking for a dynamic, motivating sales leader who can train and grow our staff of seasoned sales professionals to the next level. Duties include but are not limited to: Planning and organizing the sales department, staffing, creating and managing revenue and expense budgets, understand and institute strong yield management systems, generate local and direct business and establish and maintain strong client relationships. Exceptional strategic planning skills are critical. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree. 5+ years in broadcast sales management.

95.5 WPLJ is a heritage FM music station that broadcasts from Midtown Manhattan, the heart of the entertainment industry. Sister-station 77 WABC is America’s news-talk leader. Both are owned and operated by Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, the largest pure play radio company in the United States. The stations are currently seeking entry and mid-level advertising sales people to join their team. This is a highly coveted and rare opportunity in the sales and advertising department of Citadel Broadcasting NYC. This job involves more than just selling spots. We are looking for aggressive and passionate professionals who have the confidence, drive and desire to work among the best and are capable of creating marketing campaigns. This position is directly responsible for acquiring new clients and advertisers for the stations. We are looking for energetic self-starters who are proactive in driving revenue, increasing client base and selling marketing solutions. On a daily basis you will be expected to use your self-motivation, understanding of marketing principles and enthusiasm to prospect and develop new business leads, manage existing accounts and close deals. Requirements:
- Bachelors Degree
- Must have a strong knowledge and minimum of 2 years Direct Sales / Marketing experience
- Must be results-driven and committed to creating new business opportunities
- Must possess superb written and verbal communication skills
- Must have excellent closing skills, be highly motivated and a team player
- Ability to present and overcome challenge with solid verbal and written skills
- Team player who understands and embraces company initiatives and budget goals
- Self starter with clear career goals, and drive to be the best
- Motivated by unlimited income potential
- Valid Driver’s License

To apply for listed positions, send resume and cover letter (citing referral source and position sought) to the attention of the Diversity Recruitment Coordinator by email to nyradio.jobs@citcomm.com, by fax to (212) 613-3890 or by mail to 95.5 WPLJ & 77 WABC, 2 Penn Plaza – 17th Floor, New York, NY 10121. No phone calls, please. Application deadline for all positions is March 31, 2011.

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January 22, 2011

Editorial producer job for baseball website

Minor League Baseball’s official website (MiLB.com) seeks an editorial producer to write stories and produces all content for its website along with all Minor League material on MLB.com

The ideal candidate will have a passion for and knowledge of baseball, a journalism background, strong writing skills and some experience working for an online media outlet. This is a part-time position.

Primary responsibilities:
* Writing Minor League news stories in a tight, deadline-driven environment
* Writing headlines and captions
* Creating graphics and photos to accompany stories

Required skills:
* One year of journalism experience
* Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field
* Strong writing and copy-editing skills
* Must know and understand baseball
* Experience with Photoshop and basic HTML

Job details:
* 30 hrs/wk
* Nights and weekends
* Located in New York City

If interested, please apply online at www.mlb.com/careers.

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January 21, 2011

Reporter job @ Northern California newspaper

Tri-County Newspapers is seeking a full-time general assignment news reporter for the Willows-Orland area of Glenn County, along Interstate 5.

The reporter will be required to develop news and feature pieces, with an emphasis on education and health, for two bi-weekly papers, as well as content for the papers' websites. The reporter will be responsible for taking photos and produce video content, and will help with the production of a number of special publications throughout the year.

The reporter must be able to work independently, but also function within a team environment. Night and weekend hours assigned as the beats require.

To apply, send resume, clips and references to Len La Barth, 1530 Ellis Lake Drive, Marysville, CA 95901 or e-mail to llabarth@appealdemocrat.com.

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Paid internship @ luxury magazine in NYC

Affluent Page, a lifestyle magazine that caters to wealthy men, is looking for sharp, energetic and style-savvy candidates who are ambitious and eager to learn the publishing industry and the inner-workings of a burgeoning luxury mens magazine.

Editorial interns will be asked to research and fact-check, write stories for print and online, organize editorial resources and databases, provide general support to editorial staff and provide administrative duties (phones, faxing, organizing).

Internship Requirements: Excellent writing and communication skills; attention to detail; problem-solver; self-starter; excellent organizational skills; the ability to multi-task.

Hours are Monday- Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for a period of 3 months. Position is based in Manhattan and pays a $100/week stipend.

E-mail writing samples and resume to editor@theaffluentpage.com

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Paid internships @ daily newspapers nationwide

Paid 8-week reporting internships are available year-round at daily newspapers nationwide through the Institute for Humane Studies.

During the internship, you'll get to report rather than merely fetch coffee. The average intern walks away with at least twenty clips. The internships take place during the spring, summer and fall.

No previous experience is necessary. We're looking for good writers passionate about liberty. Students from all disciplines, including political science and economics are encouraged to apply.

Placed at a daily newspaper, you'll work on a variety of assignments:
* writing features
* reporting hard news
* contributing opinion commentary
* pursuing investigative stories

Regular feedback on your work from editors and your fellow journalists will strengthen your abilities. And you'll develop a network of professional contacts that will help you launch a career in journalism.

You'll also participate in our Journalism & the Free Society summer workshop at Bryn Mawr College. At the weeklong workshop, you’ll learn market-based tools to understand today's most important political and social problems and receive advice from experienced journalists.

You'll also receive a $3,200 stipend and a travel allowance (interns must obtain their own room and board).

We select newspapers that provide fulfilling internship experiences in large metropolitan areas or medium-sized markets. These newspapers assign a mentor to provide guidance and help you develop your skills. In past years, internships have been available at the following papers:
* Gaston Gazette – Gastonia, NC
* The Monitor – McAllen, TX
* Shelby Star – Shelby, NC
* Valley Morning Star – Harlingen, TX
* Orange County Register – Orange County, CA
* News Herald – Panama City, FL
* Odessa American – Odessa, TX
* New Bern Sun Journal – New Bern, NC
* Free Press – Kinston, NC
* The Brownsville Herald – Brownsville, TX
* Times-News – Burlington, NC
* Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – Pittsburgh, PA

Application Deadlines:
Summer: January 31 - Add to calendar
Fall: July 1 - Add to calendar

Apply online at http://www.theihs.org/ihs-journalism-internship-program/newspaper

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January 20, 2011

Paid business journalism internships

The Motley Fool, a popular news website about stocks, investing, and personal finance, is offering summer internships in their Washington, D.C. area office that pay $18 per hour. Here are the details:

Investing is not just all about Wall Street and stuffy business suits. In fact, at The Motley Fool, it is nothing like that. Enter a world where our analysts sit on exercise balls at their desks and wear flip flops, where the colors green, red, blue and yellow mean something more than a set of primary colors plus one; where Elvis IS in the building; and where investing gumption comes from a passion of researching good companies and not just following the stock market as a game. This world is not far, far away, but right in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

If you are an investing nerd, we are the Urkels of the bunch, but without the laugh and the snorting. Our investing talent is the best in the world. If you love investing with a capital L, and find it hard not to be inclined to study the ins and outs of the stock market, here’s your opportunity – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, we might add – to take your skills to the next level with study, practice and hands-on application in an exciting, and fun work environment.

Applications are due March 15. The Foolish Summer Internship runs from June 13th through August 5th, 2011.

Learn more about The Motley Fool here: http://mot.ly/b3ShaQ

Apply Here: https://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=TMF&cws=1&rid=254

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Editorial assistant job @ North Jersey newspaper

The Verona Cedar-Grove Times, a small newspaper in Northern New Jersey, seeks a part-time editorial assistant.

Responsibilities include general clerical and administrative assistance throughout newsroom. This includes writing occasional stories, compiling listings and notices, typing letters, answering telephones, greeting the public and other general office work. Will also scan and process photos. Some public interaction and occasional basic reporting required. Days/Hours: Monday, Tuesday – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Must have six months’ related experience, as well as excellent writing, copy-editing and customer-service skills. Must be proficient in Word; knowledge of Excel and Outlook preferred. Previous experience with AP style, proofreading and page layout is helpful. Must be available for, and able to drive to occasional night meetings and night/week-end events to write about them and photograph them.

To apply, e-mail Anthony Attrino at Attrino@northjersey.com

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January 19, 2011

Paid summer internship @ Wisconsin newspaper

The Journal Times of Racine, Wis., a 27,000 circulation daily newspaper, is now accepting applications for a 2011 summer internship. This will be a full-time internship paid at $8.00 an hour.

Our interns do not get coffee, unless they want a cup. You will be working as a newspaper reporter, covering Racine County. This is an opportunity for you to accumulate plenty of bylines, work hard, have fun and learn a lot.

You will receive intensive on-the-job training, including a focus on online journalism. You'll even have your own beats, with guidance and support from experienced journalists.

We are a Lee Enterprises newspaper. Lee Enterprises is a premier provider of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 49 daily newspapers and a joint interest in four others, online sites and more than 300 weekly newspaper and specialty publications in 23 states.

Ideal applicants will be entering their senior year in college and will have writing experience with a college newspaper or other publication. Clarity of writing and the ability to take initiative are also important.

The deadline to apply is Monday, February 28, 2011.

To apply for this job you must do BOTH of the following:

1) Visit journaltimes.com, go to the jobs tab, and click on Journal Times employment application. Find the job and fill out our online forms.

2) Send resume and links to clips or electronic copies to BOTH rgolub@journaltimes.com AND bridget.thoreson@journaltimes.com. Include GPA.

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Paid journalism internship in Jerusalem

The Alternative Information Center (AIC), a joint Palestinian-Israeli organization engaged in dissemination of information, political advocacy, grassroots activism and critical analysis, is offering a paid journalism internship in its Jerusalem office. Position to begin immediately.

Responsibilities: Writing news articles, analytical pieces and press releases on socio-political, economic and cultural developments in Palestinian and Israeli societies; Research (using primary and secondary sources) ongoing developments in Palestinian and Israeli societies, with special emphases on manifestations of Israeli occupation policies in Jerusalem and the West Bank and Palestinian-Israeli grassroots resistance and struggle; Editing (linguistic and content) articles written for AIC website; Assist in other aspects of information production by the AIC.

Qualifications: Native language English – sorry, no exceptions. Experience in researching and writing for news sources and public news outlets; Positive communication and interpersonal skills, comfortable working with a wide variety of people from throughout the world; Ability to work toward challenging deadlines and appropriately manage the stresses of living in a conflict zone; Commitment to AIC values and joint Palestinian-Israeli-international work; Minimum commitment: three months, with a possibility to extend the internship for an additional three months.

Location and hours: This internship position is 35 hours weekly and is based in Jerusalem.

Remuneration: EUR 200 stipend monthly.

To apply: Please send your cv, brief letter outlining your interests and motivation and a writing sample to connie (at) alt (dot) info (dot) org.

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January 18, 2011

Entry-level online reporter for Ft. Wayne newspapers

Fort Wayne Newspapers is seeking full-time online content reporter for FortWayne.com and its satellite sites.

This person will create and edit content for various platforms including websites, smartphones and other new and evolving online and digital technologies. This position requires flexible schedules and weekend work. This is an entry-level position.

The person will be responsible daily for generating content and updating FortWayne.com with stories and features while working closely with the New Media Editor's guidance.

Qualifications and Skills:
Prior online experience; Familiarity with CMS Familiarity with a variety of web tools, including knowledge of basic HTML and Photoshop Understanding of SEO concepts Video editing (preferred); Excellent written and oral communication skills; Bachelor's degree in Journalism or equivalent.

Apply by sending your resume and published writing samples to Mary Lou Brink, Interactive Media Director, at mbrink@fortwayne.com.

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Entry-level reporter job @ N.C. newspaper

The Elkin Tribune, a community newspaper that publishes three times a week in the North Carolina foothills, seeks an entry-level reporter to join its newsroom.

A journalism degree is preferred, but not required. The successful candidate should be able to produce clean copy, be willing to learn, and be able to aggressively work beats that will include city government, education and law enforcement. Wages and benefits are competitive.

Send resume and clips to Cliff Clark, 214 E. Main St., Elkin, NC 28621 or e-mail them to elkeditor@elkintribune.com. No calls.

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Paid summer internships @ New York newspapers

Up to 13 paid journalism internships are available at New York state newspapers this summer through the the New York Press Association. High school seniors and college students are eligible.

To apply, students must fill out an application and submit it directly to the newspaper(s) of their choice. Once the newspapers have received any applications, they will decide among those collected which one is the best fit for them, then submit it for consideration to NYPA’s headquarters by mail or fax.

The applications need to be into the newspapers by March 1, 2011. Local newspapers will select one candidate from the applications received and will forward their candidate of choice to NYPA no later than Friday, March 4, 2011. Anyone who is currently, or will be enrolled, in a recognized program of undergraduate study is eligible to compete for an eight-week internship with a net $2,500 stipend offered by NYPA. Applicants must attend college during the 2011-2012 academic year.

The final 13 winners of this internship opportunity will be chosen by the NYPA Foundation Board of Directors, and interns will be notified by the end of March 2011. Students who are family members are not eligible to earn a paid internship with a newspaper(s) owned or operated by a relative(s). However, these same students are encouraged to submit applications to other non-family owned/operated newspapers within New York State. No newspaper can receive more than one NYPA-sponsored intern.

Contact Rich at NYPA (518) 464-6483 or by email at rhotaling@nynewspapers.com if you have any questions.

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January 17, 2011

Paid summer journalism internships in Hawaii

Applications are being accepted for paid internships at print, online and broadcast journalism and public relations organizations in Hawaii this summer. The internships are being sponsored by the  Hawaii chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Preference will be given to applicants who are Hawaii residents enrolled in a college or university, alumni of a Hawaii high school, or a student at a college in Hawaii.

Applicants must have completed their sophomore year of college by June 2011. Recent graduates are also eligible.

To apply, visit www.hawaiispj.org and fill out an application form. Submit a cover letter introducing yourself, explaining why you want an internship, listing your relevant course work or news media experience, and naming three references with their contact information.

Include examples of your news media work, which can be sent in electronic format. Visit the hawaiispj.org website to see what formats are accepted. Send all materials labeled with your name to spjinterns@gmail.com.

Visit www.hawaiispj.org or contact SPJ's Craig DeSilva at 282-1038 or cdesliva@hotmail.com.

The deadline is Feb. 28.

The following full-time SPJ internships will consist of at least 10 weeks of work at 40 hours a week and will earn at least $3,250:

» Honolulu Star-Advertiser (daily newspaper)
» Pacific Business News (weekly business newspaper)
» Hawaii Business magazine (monthly business magazine)
» Honolulu magazine (monthly city magazine)
» Pacific Edge magazine (quarterly business/lifestyle magazine)
» Trade Publishing Co. (trade publisher)
» Honolulu Civil Beat (online news)
» Alexander & Baldwin (corporate public relations)
» Bright Light Marketing Group (public relations)
» Hawaii News Now (television news)

The following part-time SPJ internships will consist of 8 weeks of work at 27 hours a week and will earn $1,750:

» KHON Channel 2 (television news)
» KITV Channel 4 (television news)
» Hawaii Public Radio (radio news)

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Entry-level reporter @ Orange County news site

FullertonStories.com seeks a full-time reporter or two part-time reporters to cover city politics, local businesses and write compelling feature stories.

FullertonStories is a year-old hyperlocal site dedicated to the city's news, people and history. We are an objective source of information for Fullerton and adhere to strict journalistic ethics.

This job requires a self-starter with strong reporting and researching skills. Knowledge of public records is a must. Good people skills, along with an eye and ear for human interest and offbeat stories, are essential. Salary is entry level, but there are significant benefits to make up the difference. Two years experience reporting in print or electronic media is desired, but not critical. Attitude and work ethic are as important as experience.

Send a cover letter, resume and links to online clips to info@fullertonstories.com. Print tear sheets may be sent to us at 305 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite 300 C, Fullerton, Calif., 92832. Please share your thoughts about online journalism and its role in today's market in your cover letter.

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Paid internship @ San Francisco Business Times

The San Francisco Business Times, a newspaper with 100,000 readers that covers Bay Area business news, is seeking an editorial intern w. Interns report and write stories for both the print edition and web site as well as proofread.

You will work with a team of 15 reporters, editors and researchers in downtown San Francisco on a publication named one of the five best business weeklies in the nation.

We cover real estate, nonprofits, biotechnology, health care, finance, technology, law, sports, hospitality and green business.

We’re looking for interns with journalistic training who are committed to straightforward reporting and accuracy. Internships normally run 3 to 6 months. The internship is for approximately 40 hours per week and pays $12 an hour.

You need:
• To have solid journalism experience at a student newspaper and/or an internship at a newspaper, magazine or web site. Business journalism experience is a plus.
• To have with a strong command of English grammar, usage and punctuation.
• To be dependable and organized.

To apply, email the following to Emily Fancher, senior editor, at efancher@bizjournals.com:
•A cover letter explaining your interest in the internship.
•A resume.
•Three to five writing clips.
•Two to three references.

Please note, candidates with no journalism experience will not be considered.

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Entry-level reporter @ Baltimore Business Journal

The Baltimore Business Journal seeks an entry-level reporter/researcher.

The ideal candidate will be hungry to break news in a highly competitive market, produce accurate and thorough lists of our biggest and fastest- growing businesses and be willing to take on many tasks in a very busy newsroom.

Send a cover letter, clips and resume to Editor Joanna Sullivan at jsullivan@bizjournals.com or to 1 E. Pratt St. Suite 205, Baltimore, MD 21202.

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Sports reporter job @ North Carolina newspaper

The Stokes News, a weekly community newspaper located in Stokes County, N.C., is seeking a sports writer/general assignment reporter. The successful candidate will be responsible for producing sports copy and photos for a weekly sports section. Must have the flexibility to also cover assigned news stories. Submit resume with any supporting documents to sfenner@thestokesnews.com.

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Entry-level reporter @ Texas newspaper

The Madisonville Meteor, a weekly newspaper in Texas' Brazos Valley, is seeking a full-time entry-level reporter to cover a wide range of meetings and events, write stories, and take pictures.

This position requires someone with the willingness to go the extra mile to find the story behind the story, initiate contacts and sources within the community and have a passion for perfection. Reporting experience preferred but not necessary. Must have good communication skills, be computer and e-mail savvy with programs such as Word, QUARK or InDesign, Photoshop, etc. Must also have knowledge of AP Style; page design experience is a plus! Must be able to work flexible hours that may include nights, weekends and holidays.

E-mail resume and clips to Sandie McFarland, publisher@madisonvillemeteor.com.

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Freelance journalism jobs @ Stuart (FL) News

The Stuart News, a 40,000 circulation daily newspaper near Port St. Lucie, Florida, has part-time freelance opportunities in the following areas:

  • News reporting -- Reporters with journalism experience in the areas of local government reporting, environmental reporting and court/legal news reporting. Include samples of your published work.
  • Business reporting -- Reporters with journalism experience to cover a variety of business topics. Include samples of your published work.
  • News feature reporting -- Experienced writers with journalism experience to produce in-depth stories on assigned regional topics. Include samples of your published work.
  • News photographers -- You must have professional camera equipment with varying lenses, a laptop with wireless capabilities for sending pictures from the field and a background in photojournalism. Include samples of your work.
  • Barefoot Bay -- News correspondent to cover the Barefoot Bay/Micco community area of south Brevard County. Ideal candidate is a resident of that area. Include samples of your writing.
  • Jupiter area -- News correspondent to cover the Jupiter area. Ideal candidate is a resident of that area. Include samples of your writing.

Apply to Managing Editor Dennis Durkee at dennis.durkee@scripps.com or 1939 S. Federal Hwy., Stuart, FL 34994. No phone calls.

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Paid writing internship @ D.C. restaurant website

Restaurantbar.com is looking to fill our writing intern position. We are a leader in dining
service marketing and looking for a new addition to our creative, energetic team.

• Primary responsibility will be writing articles and features for restaurantbar.com
• Other writing task will include marketing materials, reviews and more.
• Improve research, writing skills, and build broad portfolio of online writing samples
• Opportunity to be published on large website and magazine
• Make your own hours but strict goals and deadlines must be met

Ideal Candidate:
• Creative, self motivated, detail oriented
• Skilled in news reporting, research, and journalistic writing for articles, and press
releases (experience writing video scripts, marketing materials, social media
postings, and/or Web content a plus)
• Undergraduate or graduate studies in journalism or communications (experience
writing for a student newspaper and/or previous professional internships in a
related field a plus)

Paid or class credit internship available.
If interested please send writing sample and resume to ceo@restaurantbar.com

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Paid internships @ Tallahassee media outlet

Sunshine State News—the premier political and business news organization in Florida—offers exciting internship opportunities year-round for motivated college students. The successful intern will demonstrate his/her ability to learn quickly and be flexible in handling many responsibilities in a nimble newsroom. In return, he/she will have a chance to receive professional editing/critique and develop confidence, new skills, a work "rhythm" and a portfolio.

Internships may be offered in one or more of the following areas: editor/newsroom management; graphic design; news writing; politics; research/investigation; video reporting/production; and web producing. Interns will have the opportunity to learn from a variety of assignments.

Applicants majoring in communication, print or broadcast journalism, or related field will be considered. Internship programs are intended for students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of college, though strong applications from recent graduates and graduate students will be considered. Applicants must also be able to devote 24 hours per week.

A weekly stipend will be available.

Winter/Spring Semester: January 19, 2011
Summer Semester: April 15, 2011
Fall Semester: July 15, 2011

Applications may be downloaded at: http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/news-internship-information-and-application. Completed applications (including two to three portfolio samples) may be scanned and emailed to jobs@sunshinestatenews.com. Alternatively, applicants may also fax it to 850-727-0901 or mail the application and portfolio samples to: Sunshine State News, Attn: Internship Program, 336 E. College Ave., Suite 201, Tallahassee, FL 32301.

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January 14, 2011

Freelance crime reporters in California

United Reporting, a California-based online news service producing local and statewide crime news, seeks freelance crime reporters to cover local police departments and compile arrest records.

Candidates would be expected to write one crime story a week about the area their agency or agencies cover, as well as retrieve arrest records information up to twice a week.

Rates are $25-50 per story and $25 per agency visit resulting in the collection and timely delivery of fresh arrest records. Daily deadline for assignments is 12 p.m. (noon).

This is the perfect gig for a recent journalism grad or seasoned veteran looking to supplement their income.

All interested candidates are required to meet the following criteria:
• Journalism experience / degree *
• 21 and over
• Clear criminal history background check
• Current driver’s license
• Morning until noon availability
• Provide proof of vehicle insurance
• Computer / Internet / Smartphone / Fax savvy
• Complete CA State W-9 form
• Must be reliable, professional and exhibit the willingness to succeed!
* PREFERRED: College journalism majors, college newspaper experience, daily or weekly newspaper or online publication experience, two or four-year journalism/English degree.

For more info, visit Web site at www.unitedreporting.com.

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Entry-level reporter @ Portland area newspaper

St. Helens Chronicle, a weekly newspaper about 40 minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon, is hiring a full-time journalist to cover events, public meetings and general news.

You'll write stories, take photos and layout news pages. A Journalism or related degree is required. Familiarity with Quark, Indesign and Photoshop is a plus. The job requires you live within paper's news coverage area. Competitive wage and benefit package.

E-mail your resume and writing sample to: publisher@thechronicleonline.com

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Entry level asst. editor job @ Foreign Affairs magazine

Foreign Affairs, a 200,000-circulation magazine and website on international relations and U.S. foreign policy published by the Council on Foreign Relations six times annually, is now accepting applications for its year-long paid internship.

The internship is a full-time, paid position based in New York City. It offers exceptional training in serious journalism. The length of the internship is one year, beginning in August. The intern works as an assistant editor with substantial responsibility. Interns are involved in all aspects of the editorial process -- editing, proofreading, evaluating manuscripts, research, fact-checking, and production work.

Eligibility: Previous interns have included recent graduates from undergraduate and master’s programs. Candidates should have a serious interest in international relations, a flair for writing, and a facility with the English language.

Deadline: Applications for the 2011-2012 academic year internship must be postmarked by March 11, 2011.

Requirements: Cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, and three writing samples (5 pages or less per sample). Please send all materials to:

Editorial Internships
Foreign Affairs
58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

Interviews: Finalists will be interviewed in person. The volume of applicants makes it impossible for us to give informational interviews.

For additional information: Contact our editorial assistant at (212) 434-9507.

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January 13, 2011

Editorial assistant job @ D.C. newspaper

The Washington Diplomat, a monthly newspaper that serves the diplomatic community in Washington, is seeking a part-time editorial assistant for 10-30 hours per week. Pay is $10 per hour.

The assistant would help the editorial department in all aspects of producing our publication. Responsibilities include researching and writing regular segments of the paper — including foreign cinema and events calendars — fact checking and editing stories, covering embassy-related events, and updating our website, which would entail research and information gathering. Qualified candidates must possess strong writing skills and knowledge of international affairs, be technologically savvy, self-reliant and deadline-driven. The position offers the opportunity to come away with clips, participate in the editing process, and make contacts within the city’s international community.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three writing samples by e-mail to: editor111@washdiplomat.com.

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Entry-level writer jobs @ The American Prospect

The American Prospect, a monthly 34,000-circulation political magazine, is offering two-year writing fellowships for beginning journalists. Positions are based in Washington, D.C.

Each fellow will write a minimum of three to four full-length feature articles. Fellows will also regularly write shorter, online pieces and blog daily for TAPPED. We are seeking candidates who are opinionated and comfortable generating article ideas rather than relying on assignments. A passion for blogging is appreciated.

Fellows are expected and encouraged to write for other publications, build relationships with outside editors and reporters, and establish rapport with contacts at think tanks and in academia. The goal is to ensure that, once the fellowship is completed, fellows will have developed the relationships, track record, and credibility (and clips!) to further pursue careers as respected journalists. Past Prospect writing fellows have gone on to work and write for The New York Times, The New Republic, The Nation, The Atlantic, Slate, Salon, Mother Jones, Newsweek, The Boston Globe, and many other publications.

Fellows are required to make a one-year commitment. After that year, the Prospect and the fellow will evaluate and determine whether to renew for a second year. The fellowship pays under $35,000 the first year and includes health and dental benefits.

Application deadline is February 15, 2011.  Click here for more information and an application.

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January 11, 2011

Paid journalism internship @ Calif. gov't watchdog org

MAPLight.org, a Berkeley-based nonpartisan, nonprofit, government watchdog organization is offering a paid journalism internship.

If you are interested in participatory democracy and would like to help us provide citizens, bloggers and journalists with transparency tools that shine a light on the influence of money in politics an internship at MAPLight.org might be a good fit for you. The position is perfect for someone looking to gain experience pursuant to a communications career in government, public policy, or social justice. Media studies and J-school students are also encouraged to apply.

MAPLight.org’s communications interns possess strong computer, research and writing skills and work on a variety of communications programs. Primary responsibilities include: building media lists; developing story ideas; researching bills, legislators and interest groups; managing media database; updating newsroom pages on Web site; monitoring media coverage; proofreading documents; generating stories using Web site’s government transparency tools; writing media pitches; assisting program assistant with social media program goals; and more.

The position is open from January through August, 2011 with flexible start and end dates. We are actively seeking students and will work around mid-terms and final exam schedules. The position is 10-20 hours per week and pays $10 per hour. A monthly stipend is offered to offset travel and other expenses. Our location is a block from downtown Berkeley BART and two blocks from UC Berkeley. We have a bike rack on premises.

If you are motivated by the mission of MAPLight.org and are interested in working on the cutting edge of government transparency and accountability please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs+comm@maplight.org.

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Free journalism program for high school students @ Princeton U.

An all-expenses-paid summer program for high school student journalists from low-income backgrounds will take place for 10 days in August on the campus of Princeton University. Below are the details, including info about how to apply...

The program is entering its 10th year; since 2002, more than 185 students from high schools across the country have been selected to participate in the program. They were taught by journalists from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Miami Herald, The New Republic and The New Yorker; they covered Yankees, Mets, Jets and Liberty games and held a press conference with New Jersey's secretary of state; they met with Princeton University's president and dean of admissions; they received counseling on their college applications from our staff, which consists of Princeton University alumni and undergraduates; and they published their own newspaper. We hope that you will consider nominating some of your students to participate in this exciting program for aspiring young journalists.

Below is a quick list of instructions and pointers for having your students fill out the applications:

Please feel free to nominate as many students as you have who are interested. We will happily accept several students from the same school, so there is no need to worry about your own students competing for slots in the program. We have not determined the exact dates, but the program will run for 10 days from a Friday to a Monday. It normally runs during the first two weeks of August.

The application process will take place in two parts. For the first part, students should fill out the attached application, and then email it to sjpapplication@gmail.com as a Microsoft Word attachment. (If the student does not have access to Microsoft Word, the student should just copy and paste the text of the application into an email.) Before emailing us the application, students should name the document using the following format: Lastname.Firstname.doc. So, if the student's name is Mary Jones, the title of the document will be Jones.Mary.doc. In addition, the student should type his or her name and high school in the body of the email and put only the name of the Word document (e.g., Jones.Mary.doc) in the subject line of the email. We must receive the application by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, February 4, 2011. No extensions will be given for any reason. Please do not mail a hard copy of the application to Princeton University.

In the second round of the application process, finalists will be interviewed by the program directors—either in person or over the phone—and they will be asked to provide printed copies of the following items via U.S. mail: an official transcript; the first page of the 2009 (or 2010, if available) income-tax return form (the 1040 or 1040EZ form) of their custodial parent(s)/guardian(s), or a signed statement by their parent(s)/guardian(s) saying that their income is below the level at which they would be required to file income tax returns; a recommendation letter from a teacher; and clips from their high school newspaper or other publication (optional).

To be eligible for the program, students must meet the following qualifications:
- They must currently be juniors in high school.
- They must live in the continental United States.
- They must have at least an unweighted 3.5 grade point average (out of 4.0).
- They must have an interest in journalism.
- The combined income of their custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus
child support payments, if any, must not exceed $45,000.
Note: This program is for students from low-income backgrounds. If the combined income of the custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, exceeds $45,000 and a student still wishes to apply, he or she may attach a letter explaining why his or her family qualifies as financially under-resourced.

If you have questions, the best way to reach us is via email at sjp@princeton.edu. Please note that applications should be sent to sjpapplication@gmail.com, which is a GMAIL address. Questions should be sent to sjp@princeton.edu, which is a PRINCETON address.

All application materials—as well as additional information about the program—are available at www.princeton.edu/sjp.

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January 10, 2011

Paid 6-month journalism internship @ VIA magazine

VIA magazine, the AAA members' magazine for Northern California, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Alaska, Wyoming, and southern Idaho that reaches more than 3 million households, is offering a paid editorial internship in its Walnuts Creek, Calif. office. The position is full-time for six months and begins in February.

VIA is the AAA members' magazine for Northern California, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Alaska, Wyoming, and southern Idaho and reaches more than 3 million households.

The magazine's offices are located in a brand-new building within a 10-minute walk from the Pleasant Hill BART station.

The intern will have an opportunity to work on the following areas:
Fact checking feature stories, sidebars, and columns
Writing for the Events sections
Writing small items for the front-of-the-book sections
Writing and researching sidebars
Assisting with VIA Magazine Online
Researching members' questions and responding to them
Tracking down photos
Mailing magazines to writers and photographers

Required experience and skills:
Strong writing, phone, reporting, and research skills
Detail-oriented and organized
Interested in pursuing a career in magazine journalism
Previous published writing clips (magazine, newspaper, legitimate and noteworthy publication)

Apply online at http://www.getAAA.jobs - reference job number 110005.

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Legal journalism jobs nationwide

  • Reporter to cover lobbying in Washington, D.C., for National Law Journal
  • Reporter to cover local and federal D.C. courts for National Law Journal
  • Reporter to cover law, litigation and policy for law360.com
  • Reporter to cover intellectual property for Corporate Counsel
  • Reporter to cover Philadelphia courts @ Courthouse News Service
  • Reporter to cover Columbus, Ohio courts @ Courthouse News Service
  • Reporter to cover Baltimore courts @ Courthouse News Service
  • Reporter for Bureau of National Affairs, a D.C.-based publisher of legal and regulatory information
  • Editor in Washington, D.C., for Legal Times
  • Legal editor for Bureau of National Affairs, a D.C.-based publisher of legal and regulatory information

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Entry-level reporter jobs @ The New Republic

The New Republic, a biweekly 53,000-circulation magazine covering U.S. politics, seeks reporter-researchers for its 2011-2012 program. The year-long job is based in Washington, D.C., begins in summer 2011 and includes a stipend. Graduating seniors as well as recent graduates and graduates from post-grad programs are welcome to apply.

Job duties include reporting, researching, writing, and fact-checking for TNR's print magazine and TNR Online; as well as assisting with web production and performing occasional clerical tasks. Reporter-researchers work closely with writers and editors, and are strongly encouraged to write 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.

Please e-mail the following items to Chloë Schama at job [at] tnr [dot] com, with the subject line "(Your Name) RR Application 2011":
1. A cover letter.
2. A one-page résumé.
3. A 750-word critique of the politics section (the Mall and Features) of a recent issue of the magazine.
4. Two clips (if possible, one opinion and one news).

No phone calls and no snail mail (undue phone calling is especially unwelcome). We don’t have time to let you know that we received your applications, so please don’t expect confirmation. The deadline is February 11, 2011.

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Entry-level writer @ Maclean's magazine

Maclean’s, a 350,000-circulation newsweekly magazine in Canada, is accepting applications for a one year paid journalism internship in its Toronto office.

"Interns are fulltime entry-level journalists who attend story meetings and pitch ideas for publication along with other members of the editorial staff, as well as research, report and write stories for the print magazine and the website," the ad states. "Interns are expected to contribute to larger efforts such as special projects and cover articles.”

The paid internship begins in May at an annual rate of $22,500.

To apply, mail or fax your CV (with references and contact info) and four samples of published works (not opinion pieces) to:

John Intini, Senior Editor, Maclean’s / One Mount Pleasant Rd., 11th Floor / Toronto, Ont. M4Y 2Y5.

The magazine doesn’t accept applications via email. Deadline is March 15th and decisions will be made by April 1st.

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January 9, 2011

News assistant @ L.A. Times Seoul burea

The Los Angeles Times' Seoul correspondent is seeking a news assistant to begin immediately. Job responsibilities include playing a critical role in supporting the newspaper’s lone correspondent in the ROK by researching stories, arranging interviews and interpreting.

The position requires some travel in South Korea as well as monitoring newspapers and news internet sites in the Koreas as well as Japan and several Southeast Asian nations.

There will be opportunities to attend press conferences and breaking news events in the ROK. Qualified applicants will be encouraged to research and write their own stories for publication. There is also some office administration involved in the job.

This is a prime opportunity for someone who is enterprising, able to work under pressure without comprising accuracy, with polished English skills and a proven interest in journalism.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The hours are fulltime, 10 am to 6 pm, give or take, with some weekend work when news breaks. Please include a resume and cover letter along with some story ideas to John Glionna at latseoul@gmail.com. Deadline is Tuesday, January 11th

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January 8, 2011

Entry-level reporter @ L.A. Times Community News

Los Angeles Times Community News (TCN) is seeking a full-time reporter and social media expert for the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot.

There are two sides to this job. The first is to cover the Laguna Beach school board, breaking news, features and help with extensive calendar listings for online and print. The second is to expand and grow the Coastline Pilot’s social media footprint through Twitter, Facebook and other services, as well as increase online traffic by working directly with the Times Community News South online editor. This will require strong technical skills in video, photo, online presentation and social networking. Even though there is a sizeable technical component, the job is still rooted in good reporting and requires a strong, accurate writer with sound news judgment and a thirst for breaking stories online.

This is an entry-level position and will be based at the TCN newsroom in Costa Mesa with a good deal of travel to Laguna Beach for newsgathering. Interested parties should send a resume, cover letter and links to six stories to John Canalis, editor, TCN South, atjohn.canalis@latimes.com. Also include relevant links to personal/professional home pages, Twitter accounts, YouTube, Facebook fan pages and so forth.

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January 7, 2011

Paid summer internships at Patch.com

Patch.com, AOL's national chain of hyperlocal news sites,  is searching the country and now accepting applications for full-time, paid summer internships where you'll gain valuable experience working as a journalist. In order to apply you must be a junior, senior, graduate student or a recent graduate.

To learn more check out the Patch Jobs Facebook page.

As an intern, you will:

* Pitch and write stories
* Attend weekly editorial meetings
* Shoot and edit photos and video
* Cover town and school board meetings, court hearings and local businesses
* Attend community outreach events
* Execute social media strategies

What are we looking for?

Smart, enthusiastic students with a passion for local journalism. You should be a self-starter, able to learn quickly and work independently. That means free spirits and straight shooters. Creatives and critics. Nerds with nerve. People who love the Internet, but can see its cracks … and its future, too.

Candidates must have demonstrated reporting experience through campus media, an internship or a freelance position. Candidates must have a car and be willing to work some nights and weekends.
What's next?

If you're interested in joining one of the fastest-growing, most collaborative and most innovative companies on the web, then we want to hear from you!

Polish your resume, gather several writing samples and a letter of recommendation, draft a cover letter, and stay tuned to patch.com/jobs. The application will go live on Jan. 1 and applications will be accepted through Feb. 1.

Questions? Feel free to send us a note at internships@patch.com.

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Paid summer internship @ Easton (Pa.) Express-Times

The Easton, Penna. Express-Times, a 50,000-circulation daily newspaper located on the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border near Allentown, is offering a paid summer internship.

The Donna L. Troxell Memorial Internship commemorates the contributions of former Express Living Section Editor Donna Troxell, who died of cancer in November 1985.

Applicants should display Donna’s qualities and characteristics, including commitment
to journalistic excellence, love of community and its residents, desire to help those in need, and an upbeat attitude toward life and people.

This year’s recipient will serve in the paid internship during the summer of 2011.

Applicants must:
* Live or attend college in The Express-Times circulation area.
* Have completed at least the sophomore year of an accredited college or university by the time the internship begins.
* Exhibit strong interest in journalism, although not necessarily a journalism major.
* Send a letter of application telling in 250 words or less why they would like to be considered for the internship.
* Send clips of journalistic work along with references.
* Be available for an interview during February.

Applications must be postmarked no later than Feb. 4, 2011.

Applications should be mailed to: Donna L. Troxell Memorial Internship, c/o Jim Deegan, The Express-Times, P.O. Box 391, Easton, PA 18044-0391 or e-mailed to jdeegan@express-times.com.

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January 5, 2011

Reporter @ Charleston, WV TV station

Charleston, W.V.-based WCHS ABC 8 / WVAH FOX 11's Eyewitness News seeks a full-time Reporter/Photographer. Candidates should be aggressive, motivated, driven individual with a 'can do' attitude who can enterprise, shoot, edit and bring in the lead stories.

Requirements: Ability to shoot, write and edit your own stories and present a live product daily; Meeting daily deadlines in a high energy working environment; BA in Journalism, or related field with minimum 1 year of experience in the field; Punctuality; Dependability; The ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Responsibilities include: Producing content for multiple platforms, including TV, internet, mobile, etc.; Staying informed of current events; Working with management to enterprise and develop stories on a daily basis.

Two years of related work experience is preferred. Knowledge of INews and Avid NewsCutter XP editing technology are not required, but are a definite plus.

You must apply online at www.wchstv.comor www.wvah.com.

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Reporter job @ Dayton TV station

WDTN-TV, NBC's affiliate in Dayton, Ohio, seeks a Multi-Media Journalist.

The person will report daily news stories for broadcast news and the web, as a multi-media journalist working with multi-platforms. The candidate will be a team player who will shoot video, write compelling stories and will edit final footage to complete process of editing news stories. Typical duties include: work sources for story ideas, shoot video for stories, write and edit stories for the newscasts and web pages, break stories to air, handle live shots daily. Candidate also required to make regular public appearances representing the television station. Person must be physically able to perform all essential functions of the job on a regular basis.

The successful candidate must be self motivated, energetic and can communicate well with viewers from the anchor desk, live shots and in package form. The candidate must have excellent writing and organizational skills, a thorough knowledge of reporting techniques, as well as a strong knowledge of current local/national/international events. Experience using P2 camera and editing on laptop editors is a plus. One year experience and knowledge of non-linear editing is required, though degree in broadcast journalism helpful.

Candidates who wish to apply for this position should contact Human Resources listing their qualifications for the position by sending cover letter and resume via e-mail to sdiorio@wdtn.com or via postal mail to:
Attn: Human Resources
4595 S. Dixie Drive
Dayton, Ohio 45439

No phone calls.

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Reporter jobs @ newspapers near Boston

A local newspaper chain located North of Boston is seeking reporters and freelance journalists.

GateHouse Media New England is 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. Both full-time and flexible part-time candidates will be considered. These positions will be based in chain's centrally located Danvers office.

Opportunities currently exist for the following newspapers and their associated websites:
Beverly Citizen
Cape Ann Beacon
Danvers Herald
Marblehead Reporter
Tri-Town Transcript

The ideal candidates will be passionate about local news, excited about the opportunity to publish both in print and online and to be part of a dynamic, innovative news organization with opportunities for long-term career development.

In addition, Gatehouse Media has opportunities throughout the North of Boston region for freelance writers, columnists and interns to work locally in their own communities. Following is a complete listing of our North newspapers:
Amesbury News
Beverly Citizen
Cape Ann Beacon (Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Manchester)
Danvers Herald
Georgetown Record
Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle
Ipswich Chronicle
Malden Observer
Marblehead Reporter
Medford Transcript
Melrose Free Press
Newburyport Current
North Andover Citizen
North Shore Sunday
Salem Gazette
Saugus Advertiser
Stoneham Sun
Swampscott Reporter
Tri-Town Transcript (Boxford, Topsfield, Middleton)
Wakefield Observer

To apply, submit cover letter, resume and at least two writing samples and salary requirements to:
GateHouse Media New England
Human Resources
254 Second Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
E-mail to: ghmnejobs@ghmne.com
Fax to: 781-433-6947

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January 4, 2011

Radio reporter job in Minneapolis

News Radio 830 WCCO in Minneapolis is seeking a part-time news anchor/reporter.

Primary responsibilities will be to anchor newscasts two nights a week on the heritage 50,000 watt signal heard throughout the upper Midwest and around the world through the CBS Minnesota website. The ideal candidate will also have the flexibility to fill-in for other anchor/reporters during the week and weekend when called upon. Experience in radio news is a plus.

You have to be able to write and deliver superior broadcast copy under consistent deadlines, research and collect new stories, submit stories to the CBS Minnesota website, but drop everything in order to cover breaking news! Valid driver’s license and good driving record. Perform other duties as needed and assigned.

Apply at www.cbsradio.com. Applications will only be accepted through this site (no phone calls please).

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Paid summer journalism internship covering trucking

The Truck Writers of North America are offering paid internships during Summer 2011 for broadcast reporting and magazine reporting. The internship runs 9 to 12 weeks and provides a $2,500 stipend. Internship placements are available at the following places:

  • Land Line Now Radio, a daily news and information radio program designed specifically for America’s truck drivers and based in Grain Valley, Missouri.
  • Successful Dealer Magazine, a Des Plaines, Illinois-based magazine written exclusively for truck and trailer dealers, leasing companies and truck body and equipment dealers.
  • Truck Parts & Service Magazine, a Des Plaines, Illinois-based magazine written for independent truck service and repair operations, independent truck parts distributors, truck stops and the parts and service departments at new truck and trailer dealerships.
Deadline to apply is March 1. More info and applications are available at jobs.twna.org.

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Reporter @ Northern Jersey weekly newspaper

The Montclair Times, a 9,000-circulation weekly newspaper in northern New Jersey, seeks a full-time reporter to cover an assigned beat, including municipal meetings and other reporting assignments. Will also write and develop feature stories and perform other routine editorial tasks.

A college degree and proven journalism experience are preferred. Requires strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).

To apply, contact Mark Porter at Porterm@northjersey.com

Interviews are by appointment only. Must be 18 years of age to apply. Editors will only contact those individuals they plan to interview.

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January 3, 2011

Journalism scholarships for Newport Harbor, Calif. students

Newport Harbor (Calif.) High School students interested in the media are eligible for $1,000 college scholarships. Deadline to apply is May 1. Click here for more details.

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