March 23, 2012

Paid summer journalism internship @ longform reporting organization

I’m looking for lovers of longform for a summer-long reporting experiment in the Midwest. You’ll be working with Stry [pronounced STOHR-ee], a new reporting agency that’s trying to take a snapshot of life in 2012.

I’m looking for reporters who love to listen, who stay persistent on new beats, and who just can’t get enough of stories.

The job is for three months this summer. Money, food and shelter are included. You’ll need to find your way to the Ozarks, too.

If you’re curious, send three things to
1. Your résumé
2. Your online portfolio
3. Two links to awesome stories you’ve read this month

I don’t care what type of stories you specialize in. If you love stories, and you want to be a part of big experiment in storytelling, I want to see your stuff.

No cover letters, please. If I like you, we’ll talk.

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March 20, 2012

Entry-level science journalism job @ Nature Medicine in NYC

Nature Medicine, an international biomedical journal, is offering a 6-month, full-time, paid science writing internship. Position starts in May and is based in New York City.

The intern will be closely involved in the editorial process and write news articles and briefs. This is not a paper-pushing internship! The person selected for the position will be reporting stories and working on editorial content full-time, including the blog.

Applicants should have completed one year in a graduate program in journalism or have equivalent work experience in journalism. Additionally, a strong understanding of biology and current issues in medicine is required.

By April 2, 2012, send an email to r.khamsi[at] with "Nature Medicine news internship" in the subject line and include 1) a cover letter, 2) your resume and 3) three published writing clips.

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Paid summer journalism internship @ Ohio newspaper

The Lima News, a 33,000-circulation daily newsaper in West Central Ohio, is offering a 12-week paid summer internship for general assignment print and on-line reporting.

The candidate will receive the opportunity to gain experience in all areas of the newsroom, including news, features, sports and on-line reporting. This person should be a self-starter with a passion for journalism and the desire to learn and improve. A commitment to fairness and accuracy is essential. Experience working on your college newspaper is a plus.

The deadline for applications is March 31. Send resume, cover letter and 5 to 10 writing/reporting samples to: Diane Pacetti, Managing, Editor, The Lima News, 3515 Elida Road, Lima, Ohio, 45807. Or email: dpacetti[at]

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Entry-level reporting job @ U.S. News & World Report

The News & Opinion section at U.S.News & World Report is seeking college graduates with backgrounds in writing and Web production for one-year internships. The duties of these full-time (37.5 hours a week), hourly paid positions include:

• Researching and writing stories for the News 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 SEO-oriented headlines
• 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 section

• 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[ay] and include the phrase “News & Opinion intern” in the subject field.

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Entry-level reporting job @ the Youngstown Vindicator

The Youngstown (OH) Vindicator, a daily newspaper in eastern Ohio with 52,000 readers in print and 30,000 online, is looking for one-year reporting interns for news.

This will be an assigned beat where you will be expected to generate daily and enterprise work for print and for online. Business, government, investigative and human interest stories are all part of thie mix, as is Twitter, Facebook and live reporting to our web site. You must be eager to make an impact. If you're a creative, driven journalist looking for a great place to launch a career, give us a shout.

THIS IS FOR GRADUATES WHO CAN COMMIT TO ONE YEAR. This is not for summer interns.
Here's how you apply: Email us a resume, 8 clips and the email addresses of 3 professional references. Email to Editor Todd Franko: tfranko[at]

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March 15, 2012

$2,000 prize for best reporting by college student

The Robert Novak Collegiate Journalism Award recognizes excellence in collegiate reporting in which the student's work demonstrates an understanding of the basic ideas that support a free society, including freedom of the press, freedom of speech and free-market economic principles. The top prize is worth $2,000. Deadline to apply is April 15. Click here for more info and to apply.

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March 12, 2012

Paid political journalism internships in D.C.

Congressional Quarterly, which publishes a variety of newspapers, magazines, books and websites related to political news, is seeking editorial interns year-round.

Congressional Quarterly’s internship program offers an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced news organization in Washington, D.C. CQ treats its interns like entry-level staff members -- they don’t make copies, fetch coffee or answer phones. Interns work closely with CQ’s editors and reporters and have the opportunity to write stories and obtain clips that will help advance their careers. Several past interns have come back to CQ as staff members.

CQ’s internship program is competitive. Interns generally come to CQ with a profound interest, and at least some experience, in journalism and/or government. Preference is given to juniors and seniors in college, as well as to graduate students.

CQ interns may perform a number of tasks, from covering committee markups and hearings, to attending policy events around town, to conducting legislative research. Past interns have worked with CQ’s specialty publications, including CQ HealthBeat and CQ Homeland Security, as well as with During certain times of the year, interns may work with the team that publishes the biennial Politics in America, which includes information on each member of Congress. CQ also accepts interns for the online and multimedia teams, legislative tracking team, copy desk, and other departments, based on the skills of the applicant.

Summer interns typically work full-time, while interns during the Spring and Fall semesters typically work two to three full days a week. Many interns receive credit from their colleges and universities, depending on the rules of their institution.  We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package that includes a 401(k) plan, extended vacation, health insurance, and bonus schemes that recognize and reward individual and team performance.

In addition to their duties, interns meet CQ staff members from various departments, including several “brown bag” lunches during the summer. Interns will also make at least one trip to Capitol Hill with one of CQ’s reporters, who will show them the ropes and help them navigate the Capitol complex.

Application Process:

Applicants for internships should submit a resume and may be asked to submit at least two writing samples to the hiring manager upon request. In 200 words or fewer, please tell us about an interesting experience or difficult decision you’ve faced while reporting. Use the notes section of this application.

Before obtaining an internship, qualifying candidates will be given an interview and a writing test.

Applicants for summer internships must apply by January 31, and decisions will be made by early- to mid-April. Spring applicants should apply by November 1 of the preceding year. Fall applicants should apply no later than July 31.

Email resume and requirements to:

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March 9, 2012

Paid journalism internship @ BuzzFeed in NYC

BuzzFeed, a news site that focuses on what's trending online and receives 25 million visitors per month, is offering a full-time paid editorial internship in its Manhattan office.

The person will work closely with editors of the soon-to-launch women's interest vertical. The ideal candidate will have some experience writing, reporting, and researching at a previous internship or school newspaper. The intern will work with BuzzFeed editors on content creation and research. This is an excellent opportunity to see the creation of a new blog from the ground up and add clips to a portfolio.

Responsibilities: Perform photo or other research as assigned by editors of the women's interest vertical. Transcribe interviews. Write short posts. Longer stories may be assigned depending on the intern's interests and journalistic ability. Pitch ideas in editorial meetings. Take notes in editorial meetings. May be asked to update the editorial calendar or perform other light administrative duties.

Requirements: Previous experience in an editorial role at a school newspaper, or other internship at a magazine or website. Some blogging experience a plus. Overall eagerness and enthusiasm. Comfort with the fast pace of internet publishing.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and three clips to Lauren Lipsay at lauren[at]

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March 8, 2012

Foreign affairs publication seeks contributing writers

RETORT, a bimonthly publication of foreign affairs, is always seeking gifted writers. Applicants must demonstrate dedication to the principles of the magazine. Undergraduates, graduate students and professionals welcome to apply. Pay ranges from $10 to $75 per article.

RETORT seeks to reexamine the role of militarism in American foreign policy. While a libertarian publication, writers and readers alike from the left, right and center who agree with our goals are encouraged to participate. Peace and diplomacy are in desperate need of advocates in this day and age of perpetual war. Help us RETORT the tripe that dominates the media, public discourse, think tanks and the upper echelons of government.

For more info, email

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The Connecticut Review seeks submissions

The Connecticut Review, published under the auspices of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University, invites submissions of poetry, literary plays, short fiction, translations, creative nonfiction, essays, interviews, academic articles of general interest, artwork, and photography. Contact Jian-Zhong Lin at linjz[at] For more info, visit

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Paid summer reporting internship @ NY Times website

A paid summer internship is available writing for The Local East Village, a website of The New York Times.

A collaboration between The Times and New York University, this online news site seeks reporters that are eager to produce lively, engaging, and timely stories about the East Village neighborhood in Manhattan.

The position runs from May 14 to Sept. 1 and pays $500 per week. You will act as a news runner daily from the hours of 9 p.m. till 6 p.m. You’ll be on call at 20 Cooper Square to report stories as assigned by The Local's editor, a visiting professor at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Institute; you'll also be working closely with the site's full-time on-staff reporter.

Applicants must have proven experience in the field of journalism and a deep respect for the tenets of the craft. Graduate journalism students (including those outside of NYU) will be considered so long as they are exceptional writers with a proven track record.

For more info and to apply, visit  and click on "Summer Intern at NY Times / NYU - The Local East Village (Journalism Internship)"

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Freelance reporter wanted @ The Bethelehem Press in PA

The Bethlehem Press, a 10,000-circulation weekly newspaper near Allentown, Pa., seeks a freelance reporter to cover municipal meetings. Must have a journalism background (course work or experience) and a working knowledge of local governing bodies. Digital camera and photo skills a plus. Must live in immediate Bethlehem area. Send letter of interest and resume to George Taylor, The Bethlehem Press, 308 East Third Street, Bethlehem PA 18015 or to

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March 7, 2012

Tweet today on why #JournalismMatters to win an iPad

Your tweet today on "why journalism matters" could you win you a free iPad.

In 140 characters or less, explain why journalism matters - for democracy, personal and social freedom or for any other reason. Submit tweets with hashtag #JournalismMatters by March 7.

The contest is being sponsored by the National Press Foundation. Winner receives a 16GB WiFi iPad.

For more information, click here.


March 6, 2012

Trainee reporter job at The Guardian in UK

The Guardian, a 230,000-circulation daily newspaper in the United Kingdom, and Independent Series are looking for a junior reporter to join its editorial team to conduct interviews and write/upload stories to the web.

Applicants must have a pre-entry certificate or equivalent in print journalism. The position benefits include paid holidays.

By March 7, submit a resume and cover letter stating salary requirements to Charlie Stong, Deputy Group Editor, at In your application, reference HR01/668.

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All-expenses paid online journalism conference for college students in San Fran

Students, are you looking for a great opportunity to cover digital media and learn from top leaders in the industry? Apply to be a part of the all-expenses-paid ONA12 Student Newsroom at the Online News Association’s annual conference, Sept. 20-22, in San Francisco.

This year, two spots are reserved for international students to encourage journalists abroad to participate.

Applications are now open — click here for more info and to apply. Application deadline is 6 p.m. PT, March 29.

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Entry-level writer wanted for women's website

The Jane Dough, a website providing news, insight and commentary on women in the business world, is seeking applicants for an entry-level writing position in its New York City newsroom. The ideal candidate is a recent college grad or career-changer looking for hands-on writing experience at a news startup.

The main qualification for this job is an interest and some strong opinions about the intersections of women and business and women and politics. Do you devour Forbes' list of the most powerful women, but wonder why more ladies aren't featured on Forbes "regular" most powerful lists? Are you ticked off by the fact that more women aren't founding as many tech startups and aren't making as money much on Wall Street? Would you like to opine on the latest words uttered by Arianna Huffington, Sheryl Sandberg or Indra Nooyi? Sounds like you'll fit right in.

The secondary qualification is being able to write quickly and clearly on topics that you yourself think up/discover through the news cycle.

We'll ask you to scour the web, the airwaves, and the pages of print publications for striking and original stories that highlight and raise questions about women in business or politics through the female prism.
In exchange, we promise you'll earn many, many bylines.

The logistics:

• Applicant must be able to commute to our SoHo offices daily (or willing to relocate).
• This is a full-time position.
• Must be willing to work some weekend hours.

How to apply:
If interested, please attach ALL of the following documents to your application email to amy[at]
• A resume/CV, including references
• Any three samples of your academic or journalistic writing, each preferably in a different style (long-form vs. short-form, magazine vs. blog, etc.)
• A brief (one-page) cover letter explaining why your experience, knowledge, and personality make you the ideal intern for our site.

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March 2, 2012

Paid journalism internships @ Salt Lake Deseret News

The Deseret News, a 70,000 circulation daily newspaper in Salt Lake City, Utah, is offering paid journalism internships.

Some internships are full-time (40 hours a week); some 16- to 24-hour part-time internships also are available and may include flexibility to work around class schedules. Each pays $8 an hour. Applicants are welcome to apply with more than one department. Specific information for departments offering internships follows:
  • NEW MEDIA: Formatting and generating content for and associated websites. Aptitude for website design and development helpful. Full-time and part-time internships.

  • LOCAL NEWS: Reporting on police, courts, business, communities, schools, politics, human services, general news stories. Full- or part-time interns.

  • MORMON TIMES & FEATURES: News and information for and about members of the LDS Church, plus general-interest arts, entertainment, lifestyles, home and garden, crafts, family issues, food and leisure. Work includes writing and managing online content. Full- or part-time internships.

  • CHURCH NEWS (an official publication of the LDS Church): news and information for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Full-time internship.

  • BUSINESS: Reporting on local and national business topics including innovation, entrepreneurship, money & politics, career, technology and financial responsibility. Prefer background with finance/accounting/economics.
Intern applications are due in our office by Saturday, March 10. They can be sent to Rachel Sterzer, Deseret News, 55 N. 300 W., Salt Lake City, UT 84101, or e-mailed to rsterzer[at] We will conduct interviews in our offices on Saturday morning, March 24

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March 1, 2012

Entry-level production assistant jobs for national talk show

The Trisha Show, a new nationally syndicated talk show, is hiring several Production Assistants to assist its Producers and Associate Producers with all aspects of production. Positions are based in Stamford, Conn.

Duties: Work with guests who will appear on the show while they are in town for taping; involvement in all show day procedures; books guests to appear on the show when necessary.

Basic Qualifications: Minimum 6 months TV experience with a talk show, news or court program, or other relevant experience (including internships); proficiency in Microsoft Office and the internet; bachelor's degree.

About the show: As a conflict-resolution expert, Trisha Goddard will help everyday people and their families navigate the tough issues they are struggling to overcome. Her show will cover topics important to women everywhere with a unique approach--straight talk with a no-excuses mentality.

To apply,submit your resume/CV and cover letter to position # 4725BR at

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Huffington Post hiring citizen journalists to cover presidential election

Huffington Post, one of the most visited news sites in the U.S., is hiring citizen journalists to cover the Republican and Democratic conventions.

Editors will pay 24 citizen journalists from the U.S. and Canada to cover the Republican Convention in Tampa, Florida in August and the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina in September. The winners will get official credentials, airfare, hotel accommodation for five nights and a basic per diem.

By March 8, submit an embeddable video explaining why they should choose you, what you would cover and which medium (or mix of them) you would use. Send the video to offthebus[AT]

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CNN hiring journalism graduate students for entry-level trainee program

Graduate students studying broadcasting or journalism students can apply for CNN's entry level training program.

The CNN's Newsgathering Master Fellowship gives young journalists the opportunity to perform the duties of an assignment editor/producer in the newsgathering operation of CNN’s Washington, D.C. bureau. Fellows also receive mentoring.

Assignment editors participate in the planning and execution of news coverage. They do extensive research, screen tape and assist in the shooting and editing of stories. Producers cover events, write stories for the CNNWire and and produce packages for air.

They will also be mentored by some of the most talented producers and correspondents working at CNN today.

For more information, click here and search for position #129607BR or "Summer 2012 Intern - CNN Newsgathering Master Fellowship".

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Tweet on "why journalism matters" for a chance to win an iPad

Your tweet on "why journalism matters" could you win you a free iPad.

In 140 characters or less, explain why journalism matters - for democracy, personal and social freedom or for any other reason. Submit tweets with hashtag #JournalismMatters by March 7.

The contest is being sponsored by the National Press Foundation. Winner receives a 16GB WiFi iPad.

For more information, click here.


UN reporting fellowship for young journalists from developing nations

Young journalists from developing nations can apply for the Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund.

Fellows are based in New York for about 10 weeks and report on United Nations’ proceedings for news media in their home countries.

Applicants must be full-time, professional journalists between 25 and 35 years old, be employed by a recognized print, radio, television, or internet media organization, and have a good working knowledge of English. Additionally, applicants must come from a developing nation in Africa, Asia, South America or the Caribbean. Applications will not be accepted from the countries of 2011 fellows: China, Ethiopia, India and Nigeria. Fellows must be able to take a leave of absence of up to two months.

The fellowship will provide: round-trip airfare to New York; accommodations; health insurance for the duration of the fellowship, and a daily allowance to cover food and other necessities.

Deadline to apply is March 30. For more info, click here.

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