Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Freelance journalism jobs in Bay Area

Two paid freelance journalism opportunities in Northern California:
  • The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, an 84,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks paid community bloggers for its website. "Whether you're in Windsor, Healdsburg, Sebastopol or any other Sonoma County community ... if you're in the know about things going on in your town, like to write, and think you're up for being a part-time community correspondent, it could be you." Send a resume and cover letter Interactive Editor Greg Retsinas at greg.retsinas@pressdemocrat.com.
  • SF Weekly, a 100,000 weekly newspaper in San Francisco, has immediate openings for a freelance theater critic and a freelance art critic. "The theater critic will contribute reviews twice a month. The art critic will write a full-length column and two capsule reviews of local visual art shows once a month." Submit cover letter, resume and clips to will.harper@sfweekly.com.

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Paid internship @ SF music magazine

The San Jose-based publisher of DRUM! and other music magazines seeks a paid editorial intern. Internships begin in January and pay $250 per month.

"We're looking for an intern who knows music and drums and is interested in journalism or marketing communications," the ad states. "The intern will be working with our editors and our publisher on web-related projects to develop drumming content for social networking sites, as well as other editorial projects as required."

Apply online.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Entry-level Bay Area journalism jobs

Three San Francisco Area newspapers have entry-level openings:
  • The North Bay Business Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers San Francisco business news, seeks a reporter/staff writer. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree, multimedia skills and at least one year experience with a community newspaper or two years with a college newspaper. Submit a cover letter and resume to: https://careers.nytco.com under "Search All Openings". Select Weekly Newspaper Reporter- or enter 1001180 in the job opening ID field.
  • The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, an 85,000-circulation daily newspaper about 1 hour north of San Francisco, seeks a part-time news researcher. "Index and archive daily news and photos into archival systems," the job description states. "Provide research using online vendors, Internet, print materials, databases and local contacts. Collect and evaluate effective research tools for news staff. Conduct training sessions for news staff to improve and update search strategies and skills." Submit a cover letter and resume to: https://careers.nytco.com under “Search All Openings”. Select News Researcher - Part time 1001179.
  • The Petaluma Argus Courier, a weekly newspaper located about 45 minutes north of San Francisco, seeks a reporter. The reporter will primarily research and write stories about city government and issues involving business, development, water and transportation. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and at least one year experience with a community newspaper or two years with a college newspaper. To be considered for this position, submit a cover letter and resume to: https://careers.nytco.com under “Search All Openings”. Select Weekly Newspaper Reporter- or enter 1001177 in the job opening ID field.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Entry-level newspaper reporter jobs

  • AUSTIN, TX: The Taylor Daily Press, a small daily newspaper located about 45 minutes from Austin, seeks a full-time reporter. "This position requires a well-rounded approach to community news, covering city and school district business, as well as student news, community and business features," the ad states. "Photography skills important." Send resume and three writing samples to publisher@taylordailypress.net or mail to 211 W. Third St., Taylor, TX 76574, attn. Mike Eddleman.
  • BOSTON: The Bulletin Newspapers, a chain of weekly newspapers in Boston, seeks full-time reporter to work out of its Hyde Park office. "The job entails writing 8-10 stories a week, developing story ideas and attending neighborhood meetings -- some of which take place in the evening," the ad states. "A car is required. Experience with a weekly or daily newspaper is preferred. No out of state resumes will be considered." Salary is $24,000 to start with pay raise after 90 days. Some benefits. E-mail resume and two or three writing samples to swachtler@bulletinnewspapers.com.
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C.: The Observer News Enterprise, a small daily newspaper located about an hour northwest of Charlotte, seeks a news reporter. "This position would be a perfect opportunity for a recent graduate looking to launch their career..." the ad states. "This position will complete general assignment work, as well as specific beat assignments." E-mail resume to onepublisher@charter.net.
  • SAN FRANCISCO: The Petaluma Argus Courier, a weekly newspaper located about 45 minutes north of San Francisco, seeks a reporter. The reporter will primarily research and write stories about city government and issues involving business, development, water and transportation. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and at least one year experience with a community newspaper or two years with a college newspaper. To be considered for this position, submit a cover letter and resume to: https://careers.nytco.com under “Search All Openings”. Select Weekly Newspaper Reporter- or enter 1001177 in the job opening ID field.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Paid Fall internship @ biz website

BNET, a top 10 business website owned by CBS Interactive, is offering a paid Fall internship in its San Francisco office.

Internship is 10-15 hours per week and runs from September through early December.

Duties include: blogging in BNET's Industries section or in management-oriented Insight section; fact checking original content and contributing original reporting; pitching, reporting, and writing bylined articles; using BNET's content management system to help publish original and licensed articles and podcasts; light copyediting and proofing.

"As critical members of BNET’s small, award-winning editorial team, interns gain hands-on experience in all aspects of producing and publishing content online," the ad states.

Apply online.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Reporter @ Northern Calif. newspaper

Sonoma West Publishers, a group of three newspapers in Sonoma County, seeks a news reporter.

"This assignment will include regular news beat assignments in government, schools and community groups, primarily in Sebastopol and the West County," the ad states. "This position offers offer reliable employment, salary, benefits and great communities. Computer, English, photography skills a must. Previous newspaper experience required. "

Apply online.


Location: Sebastopol, California

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ Bay Area newspaper

The Benicia Herald, a small daily newspaper in the Bay Area, seeks a full-time reporter to cover city council, crime and business beats.

"This is a great opportunity for a young reporter," the ad states.

E-mail up to three clips and resume to Editor Marc Ethier at job-rfjhx-1178769788@craigslist.org, or mail to Benicia Herald, P.O. Box 65, Benicia, CA 94510.

Location: Benicia, California

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Entry-level reporters @ Wired magazine

Wired, a 700,000-circulation magazine that covers how technology affects culture, the economy, and politics, is offering extended paid internships.

The full-time positions last 6 months, pay $12 per hour and are based in San Francisco. Openings include:
  • Reporting intern: "This position is best suited to a college graduate with entry-level reporting and writing experience in the field of journalism. Responsibilities include pitching ideas to Start section editors and assisting them with research and special projects. The reporting intern is especially involved in idea generation for recurring Start items such as Q&A, Alpha Geek, Best lists, and so on. There are light administrative duties as well, such as mailing, updating databases, and preparing for section meetings."
  • General Edit intern: "This position is ideal for a recent college graduate with some journalism experience (e.g. previous internship, school paper). Geek-savvy pop culture knowledge is a must. The job involves fielding all of the email, mail, faxes, and phone submissions received by the editorial department. This intern is also charged with mailing issues to authors and helping with stories in the Play section of the magazine. Knowledge of GarageBand and a passion for music is a plus."
  • Gadgets intern: "This position is best suited to a recent college graduate with a strong interest in gadgets, consumer electronics, and technology. Responsibilities include reviewing products for and assisting with the production of our GadgetLab blog. Interns also assist with research for special product packages. This is a great opportunity to get your hands on the latest tech gear before everyone else does. There are light clerical duties as well, such as responding to story and product pitches, and ordering products for review."
  • Research intern: "This position is for someone with great reporting skills and a supreme attention to detail -- ideally a college graduate with prior fact-checking or professional reporting experience. The primary duty is checking the accuracy of magazine content. In this capacity, the research intern works closely with senior editors, copy editors, designers, photo editors, and writers, primarily on the magazine’s Play section, so an affinity for geeky pop culture is a plus. Other responsibilities include Nexis searches and filing copies of magazines."
By May 20, e-mail a cover letter and resume within the body of an email message to internships@wiredmag.com. Do not send attachments; they won't be read. Put your name and which internship you're applying for in the subject line of the email. You may only apply for one position; however, you will be considered for others as the editors deem appropriate. No phone calls.

Location: San Francisco, California

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Paid internship @ video gaming magazine

GamePro, a 500,000-circulation video gaming magazine, is offering a paid editorial internship. The position is 15 hours per week and based in San Francisco.

"The intern will gain experience in online media by helping us maintain our game database," the ad states. "This person will be tasked with creating and updating our game product pages by writing product descriptions, posting screenshots, programming site indexes, updating product information, and other tasks as necessary. Additionally, there will be opportunities to aid in the creation and publication of online and print articles, including features and more."

Only students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, pursuing a degree in a related field, are eligible. To apply, e-mail your resume to editjobs@gamepro.com.


Location: San Francisco, California

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Media/PR industry reporter

The Bulldog Reporter, which produces print, online and e-zine publications for the PR and corporate communication industries, seeks a part-time reporter to cover media and PR news.

The reporter will work 20 hours per week, write for a variety of mediums and be based in Oakland, Calif.

"A college degree and one to two years of journalism or related experience required," the ad states. "Online publishing experience a plus. Publisher Infocom Group offers a great working environment, strong benefits and solid compensation."

E-mail cover letter, resume and one representative clip to frankz@bulldogreporter.com. Links to your blog are a plus.

Location: Oakland, California

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Police reporter @ northern Calif. newspaper

The Napa Valley Register, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper in California's Wine Country, seeks a full-time police reporter.

"This position is responsible to cover police, fire and court beats writing daily stories, enterprise pieces and frequent briefs for hard copy and the Web," the ad states. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and three years daily newspaper experience.

Apply online.

Location: Napa, California

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Paid 6-month internship @ SF Business Times

San Francisco Business Times, a weekly newspaper about Bay Area business issues, is seeking a paid editorial intern.

The full-time position begins in August and runs three to six months. Pay is $12 per hour. Interns research, proofread, write stories and handle general administrative duties.

"You will assist a team of 15 reporters, editors and researchers in downtown San Francisco on a publication named one of the five best business weeklies in the nation," the ad states. "We cover real estate, nonprofits, biotechnology, health care, finance, technology, law, sports and green business."

E-mail cover letter, resume, two to three references and three to five writing clips to Senior Editor Emily Fancher at efancher@bizjournals.com.

Location: San Francisco, California

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Paid internship @ Berkeley magazine

California, the 100-year-old alumni magazine of U.C.-Berkeley, has an immediate opening for one full-time paid intern.

The intern will be paid $500 per month and have the opportunity to write articles. The internship lasts 3 to 4 months.

"Interns receive instruction and hands-on experience in research, reporting, writing, and editing, in addition to production of a bimonthly magazine that covers critical challenges affecting the state, nation, and world in the fields of science, public policy, and culture," the ad states.

E-mail resume, cover letter and writing samples to anne.pinckard@alumni.berkeley.edu. Put “editorial intern” in the subject line.

Location: Berkeley, California

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Paid sports intern @ Bay Area daily

The Marin Independent Journal, a 30,000-circulation daily newspaper located in the Bay Area, is offering a paid part-time internship covering sports. The position is approximately 6 hours per week and pays $9 per hour.

"This position is ideal for a college student looking for a paid internship," the ad states. "At least one night a week is required in the office collecting information for the high school roundup and Marin briefs. This position may also include game coverage and features written away from the office to be filed remotely via e-mail."

Send resume, cover letter and writing samples to Dave Allen at dallen@marinij.com or mail him at Dave Allen, Marin Independent Journal, 150 Alameda del Prado, Novato, CA 94949. D

Location: Novato, California

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Paid summer internship @ CNET

CNETnews.com, a popular website that covers technology and computers, is offering a full-time paid internship this summer.

The 10-12 week internship will be based in San Francisco and paid $15 per hour. It sounds like a great way to gain hands-on multimedia experience.

"The intern will work closely with award-winning reporters and editors to conceive of blogs, feature stories, and other projects and see those works through to completion," the ad states. "In addition, the intern may be asked to take photographs; help write and broadcast scripts for the News.com daily podcast; and appear in video newscasts."

Candidates must be current college students with major or degree in journalism or related field with a GPA of 3.0 or above. To be considered please apply on our careers page: http://college.cnetnetworks.com/viewjob.html?refnode=312411 . Submit a cover letter and resume, along with three to five writing samples.

Location: San Francisco, California

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ Japanese American paper

The Hokubei Mainichi, Northern California's only daily Japanese American newspaper, is seeking an entry-level reporter.

"This is an exciting opportunity to get hands-on experience, for anyone who aspires to be a journalist, and newly graduated student reporters," the ad states.

The editorial staff will focus on writing articles in Japanese, editing including layout for daily newspaper publications.

To apply, e-mail a resume with cover letter to jeditor@hokubei.com.

Location: San Francisco, California

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Journalism scholarships for Bay Area students

$10,000 in scholarships is available for high school and college students who live in or attend school in the Bay Area. You don’t have to be a journalism or mass communications major, but you must demonstrate serious intent to pursue a journalism career through strong work samples.

"Students are generally selected based on their journalistic ability (as demonstrated by their published work), commitment to journalism, sensitivity to Asian Pacific American issues, financial need and scholastic achievement," according to the Asian American Journalists Association -- San Francisco Chapter, which funds the scholarships.

Apply by March 31. Download an application online. For more info, e-mail Katherine Tam at tam_kath@hotmail.com or Pia Sarkar at piasarkar@gmail.com.

Location: San Francisco, California

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Paid internships @ AsianWeek

AsianWeek, a 60,000-circulation national newsweekly that focuses on the Asian/Pacific Islander American community, seeks interns for its San Francisco office.

The "Newspaper Workshop" program runs 3 months for 10-15 hours per week and pays a monthly stipend.

Interns' duties include: selecting and digesting news stories for daily publication on AsianWeek.com, writing brief news stories for weekly print publication, writing announcements of events for weekly print publication, maintaining a journal on internship experiences and some administrative tasks.

E-mail resume and one writing sample to jobs@asianweek.com

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Food writer @ San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury News is seeking a food writer to report and writes on events, issues, trends and people in the subject area of food and dining.

"The person possesses a strong journalistic background, deep knowledge of food culture and gastronomy - including diverse culinary customs and cuisines, cooking methods, food safety and production, food politics - and experience writing about food and dining ... In addition to producing articles and short pieces that are well-written, accurate and balanced, the person is able to review restaurants with authority and insight."

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fall internship @ SF Bay Guardian

San Francisco Bay Guardian seeks reporting interns for the Fall 2008. The internship is unpaid, but seems like a good opportunity for young journalists to get clips and improve their newsgathering skills.

"The Bay Guardian offers opportunities for its interns to develop reporting skills and to write numerous articles," according to the ad. "We also provide workshops for interns on city politics, research and writing skills, and freelancing. Interns advance at their own pace."

Fall editorial internships begin the first week of September and run through the second week of January. Applications must be postmarked by August 10.

-Mark Grabowski

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Temporary reporter at Calif. paper

Monterey County Herald, a daily newspaper in the Bay Area, has a temporary nine-month reporter opening: "Nite cops, coverage of Salinas possible beats. Hourly pay, eligible for overtime, 37.5 hours a week. Unfortunately, no benefits."

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