April 30, 2011

Reporting intern @ Asia Society

Asia Society, a prestigious non-profit institution dedicated to forging closer ties between Asia and the United States, is looking for a talented Online Reporting Intern to craft event write-ups and blog posts and perform other administrative tasks for its award-winning website, AsiaSociety.org. The ideal candidate would be a web savvy journalism student with a strong interest in and connection to Asia, its people and issues. Position is based in New York City and includes an honorarium.

Responsibilities/Requirements: The Online Reporting Intern should be a versatile and inquisitive writer, equally comfortable interviewing a foreign ambassador as he or she is covering the opening of an art exhibit. Candidates should be experienced users of blogging content management systems, such as Drupal and Wordpress, and social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook. Although not required, it is preferred that the Online Reporting Intern have proficiency in an Asian language and basic skills shooting and editing photos and videos. The Online Reporting Intern also needs to be willing to perform other duties at times, such as copyediting and data entry.

Schedule: The Online Reporting Intern is expected to work at least 20 hours per week, for a minimum of nine to 12 weeks, at Asia Society headquarters on Park Avenue in New York City. Specific schedules can be designed to meet the individual needs of the intern. Please indicate the days and hours you are available to work in your application. The Online Reporting Intern receives a one-time honorarium of $750. School credit is available.

How to apply: Please email cover letter, resumé and links to three relevant writing samples to:
Dan Washburn
Managing Editor, Asia Society Online
E-mail: dwashburn@asiasociety.org

No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Entry-level reporter job @ Central Texas newspaper

The Marlin Democrat, a weekly newspaper located between Dallas and Austin, is seeking a full-time 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 brandi@granitepub.com.

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April 29, 2011

Entry-level reporter job @ N.C. newspaper

The Avery Journal-Times, a 5,300-circulation weekly newspaper, is seeking a full-time staff writer.

The position involves court reporting, feature writing, hard news writing and copy editing, as well as administrative duties and attendance at governmental meetings. Applicants should demonstrate attention to detail, a positive attitude, people skills, a respect for deadlines, time management skills and computer skills, as well as be willing to take on more than one dozen story assignments each week. Previous journalism experience and/or related university studies is preferred.

A pre-employment background check and drug screen are required. The advertised job features competitive benefits and pay. E-mail resume, two writing samples, photography samples and three references to: sam.calhoun@averyjournal.com. Or mail to: Sam Calhoun, Editor; The Avery Journal-Times, P.O. Box 1330, Newland, NC 28657.

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News/sports reporter @ Houston area newspaper

The Baytown Sun, a daily 12,000-circulation newspaper located 40 minutes southeast of Houston, seeks a reporter to cover news and sports. Applicant must be willing to cover night meetings, breaking news, and various other assignments in news and sports. Job is full time and includes benefits. Send cover letter and resume to Janie.Gray@baytownsun.com.

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Paid internship @ political news website

Influentialsnetwork.com, a start-up online political news aggregator and commentary site in Washington, D.C., is seeking summer editorial interns. Internships pay $600 per month and telecommuting is OK.

Interns will walk away with experience news content development, political news commentary, public policy communications, and using social media as a journalism tool. This is an exciting internship with a very flexible schedule.

* Assist in overall development of business & political sections of the site.
* Covers up-to-date politics, business and related matters as it relates to the site’s target audience demo.
* Identifying trending political news issues/stories and writing political commentary/features on relevant topics.

Experience writing news and feature stories -- could consist of college news publications. Preferably you should be a college undergraduate or graduate studying journalism (or a related field).

To apply, email terryl@influentialsnetwork.com.

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Paid internship @ travel website in NYC

ShermansTravel.com, a travel website with 2 million unique monthly visitors, is looking for an editorial intern. The part-time position is based in Manhattan and provides a monthly stipend. Students may also receive college credit.

This position will give the right candidate a strong introduction to web publishing and editorial production. Well-traveled, hard-working individuals with a working knowledge of online publishing and a passion for writing and the world are encouraged to apply. Primary duties will include fact-checking, researching, data entry, and opportunities to contribute to online and/or print articles.

ShermansTravel.com specializes in travel deals and destination advice and receives upwards of 2 million unique visitors and 4 million page views per month. Our highly successful weekly travel deals newsletter goes out to 4 million subscribers across the country each Wednesday, and our editorial content is syndicated to MSNBC.com, Yahoo.com, and others. Our print magazine, Smart Luxury Travel, is carried in Borders and Barnes & Noble nationwide.

To apply, email editorial@shermanstravelmedia.com.

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April 26, 2011

Reporter jobs @ Boston area newspaper

The Enterprise of Brockton, a 31,000-circulation daily newspaper located between Providence and Boston, is seeking two dynamic reporters who understand the needs of a multi-media newsroom and a 24-hour news cycle.

If you see a story everywhere, write compelling copy, and are ready to contribute to our award-winning multi-media coverage, we have the perfect position for you. We are a 128-year-old paper, 25 minutes from both Cape Cod and Boston, with a newsroom full of seasoned veterans — and we never rest on our laurels. If you don't either, we'd like to hear from you.

To apply, submit resume, stories and samples of your work 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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April 23, 2011

Reporting internships @ NYC 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 summer and fall 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, bronxnewsnetwork.org. 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 summer internship will begin at the end of May and run through August. (Start and end dates are flexible.) The fall internship will run from the end of August until December. 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 norwoodnews@norwoodnews.org or via fax, (718) 324-2917.

This is an unpaid internship, but you will be paid a small stipend at the end of the internship. If you want to receive academic credit, we can definitely work that out.

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April 21, 2011

Paid internship @ Latin culture website

A website dedicated to covering young Latin culture is offering a paid internship in its Brooklyn office.

Remezcla.com is one of the biggest online sources to young Latin culture with editions in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco, and serves as a domestic and international guide to emerging indie music artists from Latin America. Remezcla covers a wide range of events and trends including concerts, art exhibits, films, and restaurants, always with an entertaining and smart voice.

We're looking for talented, professional, and outgoing individuals (college students welcome) interested in Latin culture and media to give them the opportunity to work with editors in the daily production of the online magazine. This includes: covering events, conducting interviews, writing reviews, maintaining event listings, pitching article ideas, and more.

Requirements: Broad knowledge of and interest in the local Latin cultural scene and/or alternative and emerging Latin music; Excellent writing skills in English (with hootspa!), knowledge of Spanish a plus. Strong computer skills (MS Office); CMS skills a plus; Available to work from 16-40 hours a week in our Williamsburg, Brooklyn headquarters.

Contact: Email your resume to us and samples of work to jobs@remezcla.com (write “NYRemezcla.com Editorial Internship” in subject line) and tell us briefly about yourself and why you’re interested in the position. Feel free to send us links to your blog, Flickr, MySpace, YouTube, etc.

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April 19, 2011

Journalism jobs @ North Carolina newspapers

A few newspapers in North Carolina are currently seeking reporters:

  • Stanly News & Press is seeking an energetic general assignment reporter. The reporter must have a love for community journalism, skilled at developing sources and telling stories that matter to readers-both online and in print. Ideal candidates will have a strong knowledge of AP style and news media, photography experience. References required. To apply send resume, cover letter and work samples to: B.J. Drye, Editor The Stanly News & Press, PO Box 488, Albemarle, NC 28002 or email to: snaponline25@carolina.rr.com. No telephone calls, please.

  • Jefferson Post, a community newspaper that publishes twice a week in the beautiful foothills of West Jefferson, NC, seeks a general assignment reporter to cover municipal and county government, crime and courts, and write features. A college degree in communications or English is helpful but not required. This is an entry-level position that offers the right candidate a chance to hone their craft and prepare for a career in journalism. The position offers a competitive compensation package and a great quality of life in a dynamic and growing community. Send resume and three to five clips to Cliff Clark, The Jefferson Post, P.O. Box 808, West Jefferson, N.C. 28694, or cclark@jeffersonpost.com. No phone calls please.

  • Elizabeth City Daily Advance is seeking a news reporter to cover the education beat in our 5-county coverage area. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, plus reporting experience. The Daily Advance is staffed with talented journalists committed to local news. We offer a professional working environment. Our staff also enjoys the benefit of living in a scenic coastal region, rich in history with a vibrant community identity. The Daily Advance, a member of the Cooke Communications group, offers competitive pay and benefits. Send clips and resumes to: Mike Goodman, Editor, The Daily Advance, P.O. Box 588, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or e-mail: mgoodman@dailyadvance.com .
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    Entry-level reporter job @ Chattanooga Times Free Press

    The Chattanooga Times Free Press, a 73,000-circulation daily newspaper in Tennessee, has an opening for a paid six-month internship starting July 1.

    This is not the kind of internship where you fact-check other people’s work or make copies. You’ll be a full-time reporter working on the news staff and covering breaking news as well as some news features. If you’re good, you’ll have a shot at getting your stories on the front page.

    The ideal candidate is a self-starter with strong reporting and writing skills. You must be able to cover breaking news as well as turn features and be comfortable writing and updating Web stories throughout the day. You must be competitive and able to work on a team of reporters.
    This is a great way for recent college graduates to get experience in a fast-paced newsroom at a newspaper where circulation is growing and Web traffic is skyrocketing. Other internships and experience at a college newspaper are a plus.

    Send your resume, a cover letter and five writing samples to Managing Editor Alison Gerber at agerber@timesfreepress.com.

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    April 18, 2011

    Entry-level job @ Society of Professional Journalists

    The Society of Professional Journalists is offering a paid, year-long post-graduate internship at its Indianapolis headquarters. The full-time position includes competitive salary, excellent benefits and paid leave.

    The ideal candidate should be a recent college graduate (bachelor’s or master’s) with prior internship or student media experience in communications and/or journalism. Duties include: Working with SPJ’s board and staff to create and distribute internal and external messages. Managing, maintaining, building and expanding SPJ’s social media presence. Assisting in marketing and promoting all of SPJ’s products and services. Organizing media inquiries, interviews and helping to prepare board members and leaders for media opportunities. Providing editorial content for all of SPJ’s communications vehicles, including its website, member magazine (Quill) and weekly e-newsletter.

    By April 29, send a cover letter, resume, 3 to 5 writing samples relevant to this job description and three professional references via email to Executive Director Joe Skeel with subject line Communications Post-Graduate Internship. No calls.

    You may also send links to related samples and information you think may illustrate your qualifications for this type of work. Examples include marketing plans, videos/podcasts you’ve produced, your personal blog on digital journalism trends, etc. Show us what sets you apart from the pack. Be unique and creative.

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    April 15, 2011

    Paid business journalism internship in Chicago

    Reverse Mortgage Daily, a B2B online news company covering the growing reverse mortgage industry, is seeking an intern for the summer to help us research and write news, feature articles, and contribute to editorial projects. Internship is paid and based on the Northside of Chicago.

    RMD serves as an independent voice in its national coverage of breaking news, market trends and pressing issues impacting the reverse mortgage industry. Our audience includes reverse mortgage lenders, originators, executives, politicians and regulators, among others.

    As a reporter, you will work directly with the Managing Editor and Founder of the company to learn the industry, break news and develop stories. You will also help us launch a brand new part of our website—the RMD Industry Awards.

    By working with RMD, our intern will learn firsthand about how to run an online publication and participate in the growth of our business. The candidate will also gain experience in launching new ventures associated with the publication.
    Because we’re entirely online at the moment, we’re seeking a candidate who is comfortable with the Web and writing to the Web-based audience.

    Duties will include: 20 hours of work each week; Researching and writing news briefs on a variety of real estate topics; Researching and writing in-depth news and feature articles as assigned; Contributing story ideas; Covering industry events; Contributing multimedia materials to support news articles, including digital photography, online video and online audio; Launching new ventures.

    Qualifications: College or Graduate Student; 1-2 years of professional experience (or equivalent); B2B experience is big plus; Excellent knowledge of AP style and grammar; Superb organizational and prioritizing skills; Ability to pick things up quickly and with minimal hand-holding; Ambition and creativity to think beyond what we currently do to conceive of new ideas, projects and approaches.

    Send no more than three of your best and most relevant writing samples, along with a one-page resume and cover letter to: editor [at] reversemortgagedaily.com . No calls.

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    Editorial assistant job @ Harvard Magazine

    Harvard Magazine is seeking an entry-level editorial assistant to manage editorial processes for production, maintenance, and marketing of its website. '

    The magazine is an editorially independent, bimonthly magazine that keeps alumni connected to each other and their university by reporting on alumni affairs, Harvard's challenges and opportunities, and the intellectual life of the University. We are a small staff, open to creative ideas and eager to make our website more dynamic and provide a richer online experience for our readers.

    The position's responsibilities include managing production of online issues of the magazine; managing production of multimedia Web Extra content that accompanies and complements the print issues; writing engaging copy for and overseeing production of e-mail newsletters and other promotional vehicles-and expanding the array of such vehicles; managing the magazine's social media presence; and performing website production and maintenance tasks.

    In addition to these production-oriented responsibilities, the successful candidate will also be responsible for reporting and writing stories, principally for online publication. The online editorial associate will need to think strategically, suggesting new ideas for connection and integration between print and Web products, and between the magazine's website and others.

    Bachelor's degree preferred; demonstrated news judgment, news writing ability, ability to produce on deadline; strong knowledge of Web writing style; demonstrated proficiency in creating content and marketing language for websites and social media; experience at one or more websites or publications with an online presence; previous work with a Web content management system, and experience with multimedia production and social media in a work setting, are pluses but not requirements; familiarity with Harvard a plus; familiarity with universities or higher-education institutions and their alumni a plus. May be occasional night and weekend work.

    Apply online at http://www.employment.harvard.edu. Please refer to req #23455BR.

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    April 14, 2011

    Editorial asst. job @ SC Magazine in NYC

    SC Magazine, a global magazine that covers IT security, has an opening for an Editorial & Sales Assistant in the New York office.

    This position provides a great opportunity to gain experience, knowledge and expertise in both editorial and sales functions, with some assistance needed for events planning as well. Generally, however, duties would be split about 50/50 between the editorial and sales departments.

    The successful candidate will be confident, inquisitive, conscientious, responsible and enthusiastic, and should possess a strong desire to learn and progress. The need to be proactive in staying ahead of myriad project deadlines also is key.

    Much of the role will involve providing general administrative support to both the editorial and sales teams, including managing budgets and expenses, meeting schedules and minutes, surveys, and subscriptions. Other tasks also would include maintaining databases and emailing out correspondence, overseeing the distribution on email newsletters, assisting editorial staff with live events, helping with editorial content on the website and in the magazine, and much, much more.

    In short, if you’re a curious, knowledge-seeking Jack-of-all-trades, who wishes to get a taste of trade publishing from all sides and who thrives on collaboration and a job well done, this could be the job for you. Ultimately, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to take on as much responsibility as they can handle.

    To apply, please email your resume and cover letter with the subject header, “Assistant Position,” to David Steifman, Advertising Director of SC Magazine, at David.steifman@haymarketmedia.com

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    April 12, 2011

    Paid summer internship @ Entertainment Weekly in L.A.

    EW's Los Angeles bureau is offering a full-time editorial internship starting around June 13. The position pays $10/hour and will last about three months. You must be able to work at least 30 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, EW.com. We're located at 11766 Wilshire Blvd. Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three published clips to john_young@ew.com. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 18.

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    Teach journalism in Germany next summer

    I'm looking for a teaching assistant or co-instructor for a journalism study abroad course I'm teaching next summer.

    The 3-week course is being offered through a New York City area university and will take place in Germany from approximately late May to mid June 2012. Students will learn about (and practice) travel writing and foreign correspondence. You will give lectures, work with students one-on-one and provide feedback. In addition, you will need to meet with the students and me at least a couple times in Spring 2012. So, you should live in the New York City area or be within commuting distance.

    Fluency in German is an absolute must - please do not apply unless you speak German fluently. You must have at least a bachelor's degree and some experience in journalism.

    Preference given to candidates who have spent time in Germany, have multimedia skills (including shooting and editing video and digital photography) have teaching experience and/or have travel writing or foreign correspondence experience.

    I will contact you if you have been selected for an interview. The position pays well. In addition to receiving a salary, the TA/co-instructor will have all expenses covered, including airfare and accommodations in Germany.

    Please send a brief cover letter, resume and published work sample to mark [at] cubreporters.org .


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    April 11, 2011

    Entry-level reporter @ Chicago area specialty newspaper

    The Fox Valley Labor News, a weekly newspaper in suburban Chicago that covers union news, is seeking a full-time, independent contract reporter with excellent writing, interviewing and copyediting skills to cover organized labor events and write hard news.

    Job responsibilities include covering organized labor events/meetings and writing hard news articles. You will be writing stories between 500 and 700 words in length. Five to six stories are required each week. You will be assigned stories, but we also are looking for a reporter who generates their own story ideas.

    You also will be responsible for taking pictures at these events. In essence, you are the reporter and photographer, using words and pictures to bring to light the events you are covering. Strong photography skills are a must, as pictures you take will be used on the front cover and throughout the newspaper. If you do not own your own professional camera, a camera is available.

    The position requires a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Bachelor’s degree in English or equivalent will be considered. New graduates are encouraged to apply. Reliable transportation and a flexible schedule is a must.

    By April 20, send cover letter, resume and 3-5 clips to jobs@foxvalleylabornews.com. No phone calls. please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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    Editorial assistant job @ Boston websites

    Brookline.com and soon to be launched Cambridge.com, community websites in the Boston area, are seeking a part-time editorial assistant.

    Our websites are owned by an experienced team of media professionals with an impressive track record of success. Brookline.com launched in Nov 2010 and Cambridge.com is expected to launch in May 2011.

    This is a terrific part-time opportunity for a resident of Brookline or Cambridge interested in joining us as we build a group of GEO domain sites.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Writing, editing and soliciting web content for both Brookline.com and Cambridge.com. Work with marketing/advertising sales team to communicate editorial plans. Develop, manage and edit web-only stories, multimedia packages, user-generated content, such as videos and photos. Edit and post submissions to Brookline.com and Cambridge.com

    Requirements: Experience with the WordPress content management system is required. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required in the field of journalism, media or similar area. Five to 10 hours weekly to start.

    To apply, please forward a resume and cover letter to Dougt@brookline.com.

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    April 7, 2011

    Internship @ Journalism That Matters

    Are you like us, excited by the online media revolution and the emerging wave of experimentation, innovation, and collaboration in journalism? Are you looking to get connected with a growing critical mass of pioneers who are changing the way we gather and interact with news and information?

    Journalism that Matters is seeking WordPress savvy web developers to help build our burgeoning online community of journalists, technologists, educators, and information activists.

    For the last 10 years we have convened and catalyzed events, work seminars, and initiatives across the United States, and are now bringing that momentum online.

    You can learn more about our mission here:

    As well as some of our past achievements:

    Please contact JTM@journalismthatmatters.org with a little information about yourself, your skills, and passion towards this movement. Experience with BuddyPress is especially welcome (our platform runs on it), but other WordPress experience is also very helpful.

    Because we are a small non-profit with a tight budget, this internship is unpaid, but we can offer school credit and a possible stipend for qualified applicants.

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    April 5, 2011

    Entry-level TV journalism jobs @ PBS

    PBS, a non-profit public broadcasting service with 354 member TV stations in the U.S., is offering entry-level desk assistant positions for its NewsHour program. Jobs pay $9/hour, run from July 11, 2011, to January 13, 2012, and are based in Washington, D.C.

    The Desk Assistant (DA) position is part of a six-month entry-level program aimed at providing practical experience in a broadcast news setting. The DAs are exposed to all aspects involved in producing a nightly television news program. This position is divided into rotations among the different units that compose the NewsHour: research, newsroom, tape library, reporting, and production.

    Over the course of the program, each of the 8 Desk Assistants hired will work in 3 of the 6 different rotations for a period of two months each. They also act as support staff for Senior Producers, Associate Producers, Reporters and Production Assistants, by answering phones, sorting mail, distributing paper and other administrative tasks. Finally, Desk Assistants will attend a series of breakfasts with various members of our organization including correspondents.

    Apply by April 30. Click here for application and more info.

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    April 4, 2011

    Entry-level TV reporter job in Alabama

    WTVY Television, the CBS Affiliate for Dothan, Alabama, Panama City, Florida and the surrounding area, has an immediate opening for a news reporter.

    This is an entry level position. The ideal candidate will have a degree in journalism or related field, as well as an internship at a commercial television station.

    You must be a self-starter, able to enterprise stories, cover meetings, and find the real people affected by the news.

    Our staff reporters are one man band and beat our competitors to the stories that matter every day. We are not just about our broadcasts we also place a premium on reporters who know how to produce compelling content for our website and our mobile platform.

    Dothan is in the southeast corner of Alabama, just 90 miles from Panama City, FL and the Gulf Beaches. If you feel like you have what it takes to excel in our number one rated newsroom, send a non-returnable VHS resume tape or DVD to:

    Katie McManus-Faye, News Director WTVY-TV, P.O. Box 1089 Dothan, AL 36302.

    No phone calls please.

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    Entry-level reporter/photographer @ Idaho newspaper

    The St. Maries Gazette Record, a 3,300-circulation weekly newspaper in Idaho that's about 90 minutes from Spokane, Wash., is seeking an entry-level general assignment reporter/photographer.

    To apply, e-mail Dan Hammes, publisher and editor, at dan@smgazette.com

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    April 1, 2011

    Writer/photographer job @ Montana newspaper

    The Laurel Outlook, a 3,200-circulation weekly newspaper in Montana, is seeking a full-time staff writer/photographer. Copy editing and page layout skills helpful. This position offers an opportunity for advancement for an individual interested in a career in community journalism. Send a resume and sample clips of your work to publisher@laureloutlook.com.

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