June 30, 2011

Entry-level reporter @ Ft. Worth weekly newspaper

Azle News, a weekly 5,700-circulation newspaper located near Forth Worth, Texas, seeks a news reporter.

The ideal candidate enjoys covering city hall, the police beat, jurisprudence and the public's business. We're looking for someone who can take his/her own pictures and write clean, interesting stories for our readers. This is an opportunity for a recent graduate or a veteran who wants to do some real news reporting. We're close to the Metroplex but our communities are very much real hometowns with their own identities. Good staff and working conditions, competitive salary, health insurance.

Send cover letter and resume to bobbuckel@azlenews.net.

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Features reporter job @ Kentucky newspaper

The Marshall County Tribune-Courier in western Kentucky is seeking an experienced news/features reporter. Primary emphasis will be on the features section of the paper which requires the ability to seek out interesting people, places and events in Marshall County and tell their story through news articles and interesting photographs.

Responsibilities include writing, editing, photography and pagination. Must have experience in covering meetings, feature writing, page layout and design. Preference will be given to those familiar with InDesign and Photoshop.

This is a part-time position with some weekend and night work required. The normal schedule is approximately 30 hours per week. Must have reliable transportation.

Send resume with references and at least two writing samples and photographs to The Marshall County Tribune-Courier, PO Box 410, Benton, KY 42025, Attn: Venita Fritz, General Manager. You may also email the requested materials to: vfritz@tribunecourier.com.

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June 29, 2011

Paid political journalism internship in Berkeley, Calif.

MapLight, a non-profit government watchdog news organization, is accepting applications for a writer/research internship. This is a paid position ($10/hr.), requiring a 20-hour a week commitment spread over three days (ideally Tuesday-Thursday) working in our downtown Berkeley office.

We are looking for a well-organized self-starter with a strong interest in illustrating the role money plays in American politics. This position will be responsible for writing at least two short-form items a week on upcoming bill actions. Please see the MapLight Web site for examples. This is an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates of journalism and political science interested in establishing their credentials in political reporting.

This position is responsible for tracking key legislation in the US Congress, conducting MapLight's unique bill position research, and drafting stories highlighting the influence of money in politics. This position will work in tandem with our current California reporter/researcher.

A typical day would be spent gleaning Congressional committee testimony, news articles, and organizations Web sites for instances of explicit support and opposition on key legislation most likely to get news coverage. The individual will need to be able to utilize online resources and prioritize which bills have the combination of impending committee or floor action and support/opposition from interest groups.

Please send resume and coverletter to jobs@maplight.org with "Part-Time Writer/Researcher: US Congress" in the subject line.

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Reporter job @ West Virginia newspaper

The Point Pleasant Register, a small newspaper in Mason County, W.Va. seeks a reporter. To apply, contact Stephanie Filson, managing editor, at sfilson@heartlandpublications.com.

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Copy editor/page designer job @ Washington state newspaper

Skagit Publishing seeks a copy editor/page designer with an affinity for sports to join the presentation team for the Skagit Valley Herald and supplemental publications. The daily newspaper has a circulation of 17,000 and is based in Mt. Vernon, Washington.

Candidates with journalism training and pagination software experience, preferably InDesign, will be considered for this Copy Editor 1 position. Duties include editing and design for sports as well as some news and features pages. We want a copy editor who loves words, reveres deadlines and has an artist’s eye for design. Night and weekend shifts required. Full benefits and 401K offered.

Please provide a cover letter, resume and work samples by July 7 to Managing Editor Colette Weeks at cweeks@skagitpublishing.com. EOE

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June 28, 2011

Entry level reporter @ Calif. newspaper

The Santa Maria Times, a 17,000-circulation daily newspaper located on California's Central Coast, seeks a reporter.

Reporter will cover the full range of news - from schools and local government to features and breaking news. Prefer candidates with 1-2 years of professional experience, but will consider recent grads with the right combination of drive, talent and experience. Spanish-language skills will be considered a plus.

Apply online at www.santamariatimes.com/workhere.

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Sports reporter jobs @ Oklahoma newspapers

Two daily Oklahoma newspapers are seeking sports reporters:

  • The Stillwater NewsPress, a daily newspaper in the home of Big 12-power Oklahoma State University, seeks a reporter to cover high school, college and adult and youth recreational sporting events (photography, videography and writing); designing sports pages at least once a week; and produce multimedia and social networking content for college and high school sports. E-mail a resume, examples of your work and references to Sports Editor Chris Day at cday@stwnewspress.com or can mail them to 211 W. Ninth Ave., Stillwater, OK 74076

  • The Norman Transcript seeks a prep sports writer. While there will be the opportunity to cover University of Oklahoma athletics, this position's primary responsibility is to cover high school sports. We cover eleven high schools with our primary focus being on the two Norman high schools. Send a cover letter, resume and clips to by email to dparker@normantranscript.com. The application also may be sent via US Postal Service to: Debra A. Parker, editor; The Norman Transcript; 215 E. Comanche; PO Drawer 1058; Norman, OK 73070.

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Reporter job @ Tennessee newspaper

The Covington Leader, a twice-weekly 21,000-circulation newspaper in Tennessee, seeks a full-time, community-minded reporter/page designer.

Journalist will write stories, assist in news coverage, be willing to work nights and weekends to cover news and be capable of designing pages to assist with production of the newspaper. Please include references and clips in your resume. Skills Desired: Solid writing skills, pagination skills, experience with Adobe Indesign (a plus), photography skills, strong work ethic, ability to work well with others and meet deadlines.

To apply, e-mail Brian Blackley at mediahelpwanted@att.net. No calls accepted.

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Sports reporter job @ Kentucky newspaper

Georgetown News-Graphic, a thrice-weekly newspaper in Kentucky, seeks a versatile sportswriter for its one-person sports department.

Responsibilities include writing, photography and page design. We publish three times a week -- on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The ideal candidate can demonstrate a broad interest in high school and small-college sports and a commitment to community journalism. Some familiarity with the region would be a plus.

E-mail resume and work samples to Editor Peter Mathews at pmathews@news-graphic.com or mail to
1481 Cherry Blossom Way,  Georgetown, KY 40324.

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Entry-level reporter @ Georgia newspaper

The Clayton Tribune, a 7,000-circulation weekly newspaper in the northeast Georgia mountains of Rabun County, needs a versatile general assignment reporter with a passion for learning the business. Beats will include education, health and business. We demand excellence, but we specialize in training young journalists. We offer a competitive entry-level salary, paid vacation, 401(k), health insurance and travel allowance. Send a resume with three of your best clips and three business references to: Steve Meadows,
Publisher, The Clayton Tribune, P.O. Box 425, Clayton, GA 30525, fax, 706-782-4230, e-mail: smeadows@theclaytontribune.com.

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Reporter job @ Altoona (Pa.) Mirror

The Altoona Mirror, a 32,000-circulation daily newspaper in central Pennsylvania, has an opening for a full-time reporter. The successful candidate needs to be a self-starter, highly organized and able to write compelling, interesting stories on local issues. We're looking for someone who understands the realities of deadlines and competition. Prior experience is necessary. Send cover letter, resume and clips to Margaret Moses, news editor, Altoona Mirror, P.O. Box 2008, Altoona PA 16602 or e-mail mmoses@altoonamirror.com.

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Paid legal journalism internship in India

Bar & Bench, a news site covering India's legal industry, is seeking student reporters and interns. Both positions provide stipends. While the website is based in Bangalore, students may work from their law schools.

Interested students are requested to send their CVs at raghul@barandbench.com along with a statement on why you want to work with Bar & Bench. Students can apply throughout the year and there is no specific time period.

The work includes news reporting of the legal fraternity and writing columns on the latest legal issues. Students should have a good command over the English language and articles should be original and expression of content should be clear.

Interning with Bar & Bench will be a good chance for students to demonstrate their thinking and creativity, as students will get a first-hand experience at writing and understanding legal journalism. Apart from this, students will get a chance to create a unique CV and network amongst various well-known people in the legal field. We offer flexible timings and a good work environment which will help you create a more professional outlook towards your future internships or even, workplace.

Student Reporters for Bar & Bench can work from their law schools itself. Their main duties will include reporting on time the latest happenings in these law schools and working on other news content through online means.

Applicability: Students from the 2nd year and above of the 5-year law course from any institution in the country are eligible to apply.

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June 25, 2011

Reporter job @ North Carolina newspaper

The Salisbury Post, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper in Rowan County, N.C., seeks a reporter to cover police and emergency services and to serve as the primary provider of content for its website, www.salisburypost.com.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, inquisitive and competitive in an environment where web and mobile technologies have made breaking news coverage a bigger priority than ever before. This reporter will be expected to write quickly, take photos and shoot and edit video, often filing from the field. This reporter will be comfortable using social media to engage readers and keep them informed. He or she must be able to balance those responsibilities with finding and telling the stories behind the news.

Send a cover letter detailing why you are the right person for this job, a resume and work samples to News Editor Scott Jenkins at sjenkins@salisburypost.com or P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145.

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June 24, 2011

Entry-level writer job @ Moment Magazine

Moment, a 65,000-circulation magazine that covers Jewish culture, lifestyle, politics and religion, is offering a one-year fellowship for a beginning journalist. Position is based in Washington, D.C. and start and end dates are flexible.

Rabbi Harold S. White Fellowship gives a young journalist the opportunity to work alongside the magazine's senior staff, developing his or her magazine journalism skills and becoming more sophisticated in his or her understanding of the Middle East, U.S. politics and other related subjects. The fellow does everything other staff members do, from administrative tasks to researching and writing a major feature story. Some fellows have written several. Fellows will also get exposure on the web via our InTheMoment blog and will have the chance to edit as well. Former fellows have gone on to be hired by The Atlantic and other similar publications. The fellowship requires a one-year commitment. Fellows receive a stipend for the year plus health insurance and work full-time.

To apply, send resume and clips to Sarah Breger, Associate Editor, at editor [at] momentmag.com. Please apply within the next month. Fellowship start date is fluid (within the next few months).

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German travel writer job

A new travel website is seeking a non-European writer to travel around Germany for 2 weeks and get paid to write about it. Here are the details:

Are you an experienced writer? A travel enthusiast? Addicted to fun Twitter and Facebook updates? Free to travel for a minimum of two weeks between August and October?

To create exciting content for our new website, www.germanrailpasses.com, Eurail.Com is looking for an enthusiastic and talented reporter with fluent English writing skills!

Your assignment: Travel through Germany and write about your experiences. Tourism highlights, rail journeys, how-to’s, travel tips; everything that travelers with a German Rail Pass will find useful.

Your content should be inspiring, complete but not exhaustive. The challenge is not to keep a personal blog, but to write professional articles that are ready to be put on our website.

Our offer: We will provide you with a complimentary first class German Rail Pass, which you can use to travel for 10 days in a period of 1 month. With this classic German Rail Pass, you can take all trains in Germany at no cost.

But that’s not all: Eurail.Com will also sponsor you with a €500 accommodation budget, and will provide you with an Internet connection to send Facebook and Twitter updates about your trip.

Oktoberfest? Castle route? Wine or beer tour? You are free to determine your own route through Germany’s highlights.

Does this sound like the job for you? Let us know why we should pick you! Write a motivational letter, preferably with some example articles, and send it to us at germanrailpasses@eurail.com on or before July 29. You can also post it to our Facebook wall at www.facebook.com/germanrailpasses. We will select our reporter on July 30. An interview with the winner will be published on our websites after that date.

Note: Travel expenses to arrive in Germany are the responsibility of the writer, but the €500 budget can be used to cover these costs.

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Paid summer 2011 internships @ Reuters Tokyo bureau

Reuters, a global news wire service, is still seeking paid reporting interns this summer for an 8-10 week internship in Tokyo.

Although the deadline listed in the ad has passed, I'm told to disregard it and that they're still looking to fill the internships. Applicants should be fluent in Japanese and have an interest in business reporting.

Here are the details:

The ten-week internships are a crash course in hands-on business, political and general news reporting.

A Reuters internship offers student journalists a global audience of leading media outlets, financial decision-makers and savvy Internet readers with a potential audience of a billion people.

We seek bilingual journalists who are curious about the world. We want to know what experiences in your life set you apart and make you passionate about journalism.

There is no guarantee of future employment at but the Reuters newsroom has a track record of recruiting the best of our summer interns, subject to job openings.

Note that successful candidates outside Japan will need to arrange their own travel and Tokyo accommodation for this paid internship.

Click here for more info and to apply online.

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June 23, 2011

Sports reporter job in Texas

The Canadian Record, a small weekly newspaper near the Texas-Oklahoma border, seeks a full-time sports writer/general assignment reporter who knows how to handle a camera and lay out the weekly sports section, and who isn’t afraid to cover a monthly school board meeting, deliver newspapers to local newsstands and pitch in to help with all facets of news coverage in this small but progressive town in the northeastern Texas Panhandle.

Chief responsibilities involve covering and photographing sports activities in a Class A school district from elementary school through high school, with special attention to all varsity sports (football, cross country, basketball, track and field, golf and tennis). General reporting responsibilities include some District and County Court proceedings as well as breaking news, i.e., fires, wrecks and severe weather. Reporter also shares responsibility with other staff to cover special events around the county, and is encouraged to write feature stories about local events and personalities. Knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign a plus.

Send resume and clips or other writing samples to editor@canadianrecord.com. Contact: Laurie Ezzell Brown, Editor/Publisher, PO Box 898, Canadian, TX 79014,

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Entry-level reporter job @ New Jersey newspaper

Greater Media Newspapers, a chain of 10 weekly newspapers in Central New Jersey, seeks a full-time reporter to cover towns in Middlesex and Monmouth County and write features. Degree in journalism or related field required. Must have initiative, good language skills and writing experience. Entry-level position. Email resume and writing clips to lvinci@gmnews.com.

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June 21, 2011

Reporter job @ New Hampshire newspaper

The Londonberry Times, a weekly newspaper in southern New Hampshire, has an immediate opening for a staff writer. We need someone with a sharp eye for finding the personal touch in community news. Assignments cover a broad range, from local government to school news to in-depth profiles, all with a focus on the people we cover. Newspaper reporting experience needed. Experience with digital photography a definite plus. Lots of work, but you won't be bored. College degree required. E-mail Publisher Debra Paul at dpaul@nutpub.net

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June 19, 2011

Broadcast journalism job links

Looking for a broadcast journalism job? Here's a list of 30 websites that may help you find work:



June 18, 2011

Reporter job @ New Hampshire newspaper

The Gilford Steamer, a weekly newspaper in New Hampshire, seeks a full-time reporter to write a minimum of seven to 10 stories per week.

You will report on local municipal meetings, special events, human interest stories, and other happenings in the town of Gilford, located in the heart of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. All articles will also appear on our website NewHampshireLakesAndMountains.com.

The ideal candidate should have a feel for the local community, possess excellent writing skills, and be a self-starter with a passion for local news. Job pays $10 per hour and provides paid mileage, paid vacation, health insurance, dental plan, 401k savings plan and advancement potential.

E-mail resume and examples of your writing to Editor Brendan Berube at steamer@salmonpress.com. Resumes are also welcome by regular mail at P.O. Box 729, Meredith, NH 03253.

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June 17, 2011

Paid internship @ Dallas Business Journal

The Dallas Business Journal, a 17,000-circulation weekly newspaper, is offering a paid internship. The part-time position runs from July 1 through Oct. 1.

The intern works among DBJ reporters and editors, interviewing North Texas executives and entrepreneurs and writing weekly business profiles and other features. We're looking for a detail-oriented self-starter with a strong grasp of AP style and writing fundamentals.

To apply, email Katherine Cromer Brock, Managing Editor, at kcromerbrock@bizjournals.com.

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Paid internship @ Sporting News

Sporting News, a 540,000-circulation magazine based in Charlotte, N.C., is offering a paid fall internship to edit for its fantasy sports website.

Responsibilities include monitoring fantasy news feeds, putting together top-story packages for the main fantasy sports pages and some writing. Some photo editing also required.

Candidates must be quick learners, be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and be able to react to breaking news. In addition, candidates need to have strong people skills and be able to work in a team environment. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, is also required.

Candidates should be pursuing a degree in journalism, new media or equivalent; have excellent command of the English language; and strong editing and grammar skills. A passion for fantasy sports, particularly fantasy football and fantasy baseball, is a must.

Qualifications: Previous experience on the web, in newspapers or magazines is preferred. In addition, your work status must be such that you are authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter and three examples of work to Senior Editor George Winkler at gwinkler@sportingnews.com or 120 West Morehead Street, Charlotte, N.C., 28202. Do not email attachments. Deadline for application is July 15. The position will be filled for August-December.

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Editorial assistant job @ Smithsonian magazine

Smithsonian, a 2 million-circulation monthly magazine about science, culture and history, is seeking an editorial assistant. The entry-level job is based in Washington, D.C., and pays between $30,000 and $39,000, depending on experience.

The editorial assistant provides support to senior edit staff, processes copy changes and distributes proofs, contributes original material as assigned to the magazine’s website, and facilitates the application process for the magazine’s writing internship.

Click here for more info and to download application. Deadline is June 23.

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Entry-level copy editor job @ Harrisburg Patriot-News

The Harrisburg Patriot-News, a 76,000-circulation daily newspaper in Pennsylvania's capital, is seeking an aspiring and talented journalist for a 12-month fellowship in page design and copy editing. The pay is $500/week with two weeks' paid vacation.

This person will be an integral part of the best universal copy and design desk in Pennsylvania. He or she will copy edit news, sports and feature stories, write headlines, and design news and sports pages. You must be comfortable working in a deadline environment and enjoy flexible, varied challenges. The position includes nights and weekends.

Fluency with Adobe InDesign for page design and strong design skills are essential. However, this is NOT a position for a pure graphic artist. You must also have a demonstrated skill with copy editing and headlines. In other words, you must be good at using both sides of your brain. For recent grads, we strongly prefer candidates who have had an internship on a professional daily newspaper and/or very significant experience on a college paper.

Send resumes, references and clips to Editor David Newhouse at dnewhouse@patriot-news.com.

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June 16, 2011

Paid internship @ USA Hockey Magazine

USA Hockey Magazine, a 410,000 circulation monthly magazine, is offering a paid internship in its Colorado Springs office from September to June. Here's the info they sent us:

Do you have the skills necessary to succeed in the ever-changing media market? USA Hockey Magazine can help you gain the experience to make the jump from the college ranks to the working world through its internship program.

In addition to assisting with writing and editing of the world’s largest hockey publication, you will gain valuable experience in dealing with social media projects such as Podcasts, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Candidates must possess a strong journalism background, with sound writing skills and a solid foundation in copy editing and proofreading. A working knowledge of ice hockey is highly recommended but not a deal breaker.

Interns will assist the editor in all facets of publishing the official magazine of USA Hockey at its national office in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The paid internship runs from Sept. 1 to June 10.

Dates are negotiable to fit around school and other commitments.

Email Address: harryt@usahockey.org

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June 14, 2011

Reporter job @ Tennessee newspaper

The Convington (Tenn.) Leader, a twice-weekly 22,000-circulation newspaper located 35 miles from Mmephis, is seeking a full-time, community-minded reporter/page designer.

As a staff writer, you will be responsible for various aspects in the product of our weekly editions, from managing community contributions and announcements to reporting on education, entertainment and local government and page production. Salary is $22,000 annually

The ideal candidate will have strength in writing and people skills; be dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of Tipton County; be able to work evenings and weekends covering local events and meetings; handle the demands of a busy schedule and meet deadlines; and demonstrate strong writing, organization, planning and communication skills in the workplace. Experience in photography and page design, especially with Adobe InDesign, a plus. Preference will be given to local candidates who meet these requirements.

Send resume, references and clips to mediahelpwanted [at] att.net. No phone calls.

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Entry level reporter jobs @ NYC newspapers

Two New York City newspapers are seeking entry level reporters:
  • The Queens Chronicle, a 191,000-circulation weekly newspaper, is seeking an entry level journalist for reporting, proofreading and photography. Applicants must have a car and should email resumes and clips to editor@queenstribune.com. Indicate your availability for interviews as well as a start date - we are seeking to fill this position immediately. Click here for more info.
  • The Queens Ledger/Brooklyn Star Weekly Community Newspaper Group seeks a community editor. This entry-level editorial job for our group of 8 (some more than 100 years old) weekly community newspapers, quarterly Queens magazine, related websites and blogs involves engaging with and managing communities online and in print through producing daily content for the web using multiple digital platforms and our various printed news products. Do not apply for this opportunity unless you are using mobile technology and see it as a big part of the future of news and communication. Must have use of an automobile. Send resume to jobs@queensledger.com. We will be interviewing the top 10 prospects on Thursday and Friday, June 16 and 17. Click here for more info.

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June 13, 2011

Entry-level reporter @ U.S. News & World Report

The U.S. News & World Report, a 1.2 million circulation news magazine, is seeking a college graduate with a diverse background in writing and Web production for a one-year internship in its Politics & Policy section. The full-time paid position is based in Washington, D.C.

Duties include: Researching and writing stories for the Politics & Policy section, including the Opinion and Whispers sections; Assisting with the production of Web packages that include stories, charts, slide shows, photo galleries, and other elements; Writing and editing headlines and other content for the Politics & Policy and Opinion sections; Helping to develop social media efforts for the section;  Assisting with tracking traffic, keywords, and other online trends on major portals and other sites;  Coordinating with outside writers and contributors to generate content for the sections

Requirements: A firm grasp of current events and strong news judgment; Strong research and writing skills; The ability to work on deadlines in a journalistic environment and manage several tasks and projects simultaneously; Strong communication and organizational skills; A demonstrated understanding of social media and ability to effectively promote U.S. News content on social media networks; Working knowledge of HTML and Web production. Familiarity with content management systems;  Knowledge of SEO best practices and online analytics reporting via Google Analytics or Omniture is a plus; Knowledge of image-editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop, is a plus.

Applicants must provide 2-3 references and 3 writing clips in addition to résumé and cover letter. Please send all materials to tsmart@usnews.com and include the phrase “Politics intern” in the subject field.

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June 10, 2011

Paid summer business journalism internship in NYC

dealReporter, a financial newswire that is part of the Financial Time Group, is looking for a talented writer interested in business news and reporting for a paid three month internship to start on July 5.

dealReporter offers New York-based interns extensive training on capital markets and business writing along with an opportunity to work with a team of in-house analysts. There is a possibility of a three month extension on the internship or a permanent placement.

dealReporter covers mergers and acquisitions and other events that have a significant impact on publicly listed companies. Located in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, we have a collegial office environment. Samples of dealReporter stories can be found at: http://www.ft.com/mergermarket

Internship opportunities:
1) Write and report on two to three stories a week
2) Produce weekly published reports that summarize the week's news
3) Work alongside a team of ten seasoned reporters
4) Learn the ins and outs of the equity capital markets. Also touch on the debt capital markets
5) Understand how to read documents filed under the SEC and their importance in conjunction with M&A transactions
6) Separate hands on training from a team of research analysts

Please send your resume, cover letter and three hard news clips, not features, to Jay Antenen, Editor, North America, at jay.antenen@dealreporter.com. Include the words "dealReporter internship" in the subject line.

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Entry-level journalism job @ NY Post

The New York Post, a 500,000-circulation daily newspaper in Manhattan, seeks an editorial assistant for its features department.

This position is a hybrid role combining administrative and creative duties. On the one hand you will be expected to process invoices, order supplies and organize the smooth running of the 30-strong department,among other admin duties. On the other hand, you will be expected to generate ideas about life in NYC and pop culture as well as write about those topics.

The ideal candidate will have the following credentials: A college degree, ideally in journalism or with a focus in writing and/or English. At least one year work experience at a magazine and/or newspaper, where you have combined administrative duties with writing, researching and reporting. A comfort level with company systems including processing invoices and liaising with other departments such as human resources, facilities, IT, accounting and finance. A passion for journalism, demonstrated by freelance assignments taken on while at school or writing for a college publication. A willingness to work hard at sometimes menial tasks and support a 30-strong team of writers and editors with a myriad of issues
An excellent can-do attitude and ability to foster good relationships with all kinds of people. Tons of initiative.

Send resume, cover letter, and writing samples to featuresjobs@nypost.com.

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June 7, 2011

Reporter job @ Connecticut daily newspaper

The Manchester, Conn. Journal Inquirer, a 35,000-circulation suburban daily newspaper, seeks a reporter who can cover government, politics, hard news, and features. No e-mail applications, please. Send letter, resume, and work samples by U.S. mail to Chris Powell, managing editor, Journal Inquirer, 306 Progress Drive, Manchester, Connecticut 06045-0510.

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June 2, 2011

Video journalism scholarship opportunity

WPRNY, a New York City video production company, is sponsoring a nationwide contest offering a $500 scholarship prize to the student or group of students who create the most original and effective video journalism news package about a local small business who is changing the world.

Deadline: September 15, 2011

Eligibility: Contestants must be students attending an accredited college, university, or high school in the continental U.S. or Canada at any point during 2011.

Length: Video can be up to 3 minutes long

Subject matter: An everyday small business that is changing the world in a positive way.

“We are looking for creative and innovative approaches to the practice, presentation and delivery of news about small business,” says Eric Wolfram, Director of Production at WPRNY.

All videos will be judged by a panel of professionals selected by WPRNY based on 5 criteria: Concept, Subject Matter, Execution, Artistic Merit, and Number of Views. The winning student or group will be announced on October 15, 2010.

To enter, simply upload your finished news package to YouTube and fill out the form at http://wprny.com/nyc-video-production/wprny-scholarship-for-journalism/.

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Sports reporter job in South Jersey

Cinnaminson Patch, a hyperlocal news site in South Jersey, is looking for a dedicated sports editor to contribute 5-7 stories a week. This is your shot to get a job with Patch, the fastest growing news source in the country.

We are already well-established in news and sports in our town and need an editor to keep it going. Our current editor accepted a higher position with another Patch site.

The sports editor would be responsible for all sports in Cinnaminson including game coverage, feature stories, score roundups and more.

Applicants must be able to work on under their own deadlines, come up with story ideas, stay on top of all sports in Cinnaminson, and manage a team of freelancers and photographers. Applicants must have a knowledge of AP style and sports writing.

Serious applicants only! Send a resume and sports writing clips to Local Editor Christina Paciolla at Christina.Paciolla[at]patch.com.

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Journalism jobs @ North Jersey Media Group

Staff writer job @ NYC area university

Stevens Institute of Technology, a university in Hoboken, N.J., is looking to hire a writer experienced with the Web and multimedia, to develop its online presence.

A strong writing background, familiarity with HTML and Web editing, and broad multimedia skills are a must. The ideal candidate has a positive attitude and enjoys a fast-paced environment, finessing the details, taking on a variety of creative assignments, and working closely with a small team.

Essential Responsibilities: Write and edit articles and news stories;  Update and maintain Web sites according to needs of faculty and staff; Shoot and edit photos and videos; Copyedit and proofread Web and print materials; Contribute to social media outlets; Implement best practices for Search Engine Optimization; Perform quality assurance testing of Web content; Interact with university community to complete tasks.

To apply, visit http://www.stevens.edu/hr/employment.shtml

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June 1, 2011

Entry-level reporter @ Sacramento area newspaper

The Amador Ledger Dispatch, a weekly newspaper in the Sierra foothills near Sacramento, is hiring for the position of feature reporter. The position involves writing, editing, paginating, updating websites and other duties as assigned. Ideal candidate will have an eye for detail and be able to multitask. Candidates must be energetic and interested in writing about a broad range of subjects, including human interest and news stories. A passion for community journalism is a must. Some evening and weekend assignments may be involved. Experience or training preferred; experience with QuarkXPress a plus. Knowledge of AP Style is required. This is a full-time position, with benefits. Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. E-mail cover letter, resume and no more than three clips to editor@ledger-dispatch.com. Deadline to apply is June 9.

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Reporter job @ Boston area weekly newspaper

Hometown Weekly Newspapers, a chain of suburban Boston newspapers, is seeking a responsible and organized individual who is passionate about writing, covering events and meeting new people to serve as part time Editor for our chain of local newspapers, magazines and community publications. Duties will include writing and editing content for both print and online publications as well as managing contributing writers and staff approximately 25 hours per week. Requirements include a Bachelor's degree and experience in journalism. Email resume and two writing samples to mdesario@hometownweekly.net.

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Freelance reporter @ Allentown area newspaper

The Bethlehem Press, a weekly newspaper near Allentown, Pa., seeks a freelance reporter with experience covering municipal government meetings (council, zoning, planning).

The candidate should have a strong journalism background with both coursework and practical experience covering government bodies. In addition to covering meetings, the candidate would be encouraged to develop story ideas based on the meeting coverage. Digital photography skills and equipment a plus. Must live in immediate Bethlehem area and be a responsible individual able to meet weekly production deadlines. Must have computer and access to Internet.

Send letter of interest and resume. Include daytime, evening and weekend availability. No phone calls. Contact: George Taylor at the Bethlehem Press at gtaylor@tnonline.com

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