August 29, 2011

Northern Calif. newspaper seeks part-time reporter

The Humboldt Beacon, a 4,300-circulation weekly newspaper in Eureka, Calif., is interested in working with a free-lance reporter who will write on issues concerning the upper Eel River Valley from Loleta to Rio Dell-Scotia generally.

The reporters' beat would concentrate solely on municipal, community service district, and Chamber of Commerce issues in the cities of Ferndale, Fortuna and Rio Dell. Your writing would be featured exclusively in the Beacon, and cannot be sold or given away to other publications. We are not interested in news of any other area, and not interested in "fluff" articles or opinion pieces.

Factual reportage without personal bias is a must. We are a plain vanilla publication. Meetings may be attended in person and some may be viewed at home on cable TV. For now, writers will adhere to an assignment schedule (negotiable) and get paid by the article, but the position could possibly evolve into a part-time position for the right candidate. Good transportation a big plus. Taking photos is also a plus, but is not mandatory. (We do not accept cell phone camera images).

All writing and photos must be sent via email, so writers must have access to the Internet. For information e-mail:

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News/sports reporter @ Wisconsin newspaper

The Prescott Journal, a 4,000-circulation weekly newspaper, seeks a part-time or full-time News/Sports Reporter to expand coverage of the City of Prescott and the surrounding area. The reporter will discover and report news that engages the community. Prescott, a community of 3,9018, sits at the confluence of the Mississippi and Saint Croix Rivers. The city is part of Western Wisconsin's scenic Saint Croix River Valley and is located 30 minutes from downtown Saint Paul-Minneapolis. Duties will include coverage of the city council, school board, businesses, features, sports, outdoors, agriculture, police and general news. Photograph will also be required for this position. The newspapers has its deadlines on Tuesdays at noon and comes out on Thursdays. Send your resume and five writing samples to P.O. Box 157, Prescott, WI, 54021.

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August 19, 2011

Sports reporter job @ upstate NY newspaper

The Ballston Journal, serving the community of Ballston Spa and the surrounding neighborhoods since 1798 is seeking a Sports Enthusiast! Job involves reporting on a wide variety of sports-related topics including but not limited to high school sports, community sports events (5k runs, charity events, etc), sports stories involving area natives (College athletes, Olympic hopefuls etc.)

Maintain and participate actively with multiple social media profiles (twitter/facebook). Provide relevant photos and videos for the print edition of the paper as well as the online website.

Knowledge of a variety of sports, ability to attend games and meets, home and away. Requires excellent writing capabilities and mastery of the English language. Individual should require little to no editing. General understanding of social media and continual changes in Web 2.0. Must have above-average computer proficiency. Basic photography or video editing experiences a plus. Creative-minded applicants are preferred. The ideal candidate will continuously develop new ideas for features, segments, media, and social networking.

Please forward resume with two writing samples attention: Dan Sabbatino, Editor,

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August 2, 2011

Video news website near NYC seeks editor

Video news website based in Westchester County, New York is looking to hire an Editor. This is a great opportunity to be involved in a dynamic, innovative small business and grow with our organization.

Visit us at

Job Responsibilities:
• Work with Managing Editor to hone the editorial voice of the service.
• Assist in the development of content promotion strategy
• Execute Search Engine Optimization strategy
• Track analytics, suggest and implement strategies/tactics top increase efficiency of editorial process.
• Curate content and analyze videos for factual accuracy and objectivity.
• Accurately & precisely expand copy and metadata accompanying videos.
• Work with publishers to promote, target and contextualize videos.

Job Requirements:
• Attention to detail
• Tech Savvy (know HTML a plus)
• Interest in current events & world news
• Full Time position
• Experience with digital media a must
• Expertise in Final Cut Pro and video production a plus.
• Expertise in Tech or Business News a plus

NewsLook is a video news destination and a syndication portal servicing some of the world leading news organizations and video search engines including Christian Science Monitor, DailyMotion, Blinkx, LiveStation and many more. We are launching on an additional 125 websites this fall and expect to reach an audience of well over 100 million unique users. We are also building out consumer applications for mobile, tablet and iPTV.

• $ 20,000 – 30,000

If you’re interested, please send a resume or CV to:
Fred Silverman
(914) 241 3077

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