Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Boston journalism jobs

A few different types of journalism-related jobs are available in the Boston area:
  • The Boston Courant, a weekly newspaper, seeks full-time reporter familiar with complex urban issues, particularly real estate development. Two years professional experience required. Must already reside in Boston area. E-mail resume and two news articles to djacobs@bostoncourant.com.
  • The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has an entry-level editorial position in its Office of Publications. The position is based in Cambridge and primary responsibilities are: edit Academy publications, including the Bulletin, Daedalus, books, and an Occasional Paper series; edit grant proposals, reports, and correspondence; edit articles for the Academy website. Send e-mail to staffing@amacad.org.
  • A chain of small, weekly newspapers in the Boston suburbs seeks paid freelancers to cover weeknight municipal government meetings in Melrose, Wakefield and Lynnfield.
    Experience preferred. E-mail resumes to Bob Burgess at melroseweeklynews@rcn.com.


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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Paid spring intern @ Boston publisher

Brill, a Boston-based international publisher of scholarly books, journals, and electronic resources, is seeking an intern for the spring 2010 semester. The position comes with a small stipend.

"The intern will have the opportunity to work in the editorial/production department and to be exposed to all facets of the publishing industry," the ad states. "S/he will be introduced to the steps leading up to production and learn how a manuscript is brought from initial submission to bound book. Duties include preparing a manuscript for typesetting, checking proofs, facilitating the trafficking of all proofing stages, and adjusting images for press. In addition, s/he will have the opportunity to assist in the development of marketing plans and materials to promote these works. Marketing responsibilities will include working with databases, writing promotional copy, market research, and conference support."

Submit cover letter, resume to: Michael Mozina, Brill, 153 Milk Street, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02109. Or fax to: 617-263-2324. Or e-mail to: mmozina@brillusa.com. No telephone calls.

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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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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Entry-level position @ Boston Herald

The Boston Herald, a 200,000-circulation daily newspaper, is seeking a part-time news editorial assistant.

"In this entry-level position, EAs report to the city editors and work closely with reporters, editors and photographers to facilitate daily news coverage. They fax, file, take dictation and answer the phone," the ad states. "EAs also may report and write news stories, which makes the position a fine launchpad for talented journalists. The position requires three to four 7.5-hour shifts per week, including at least one night shift and one weekend shift."

Apply online or mail your resume and up to three clips to Boston Herald, Human Resources Dept., Job Code: EA, 300 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Freelance journalism jobs

  • Cleveland Area: Medina (Ohio) Sun News, an 11,000-circulation weekly newspaper located about 40 minutes from Cleveland, seeks freelance news reporters. Send resume and cover letter to Editor Mark Morilak at mmorilak@sunnews.com.
  • Phoenix Area: Pinal County (Ariz.) Today, a 45,000-circulation newspaper located near Phoenix, seeks stringers in the San Tan Valley Area. Send work sample to News@TodayPublications.com.
  • Boston/New England: The Jewish Advocate, a weekly newspaper in Boston focused on the Jewish community, seeks freelancers. "Journalism experience and a connection to the local Jewish community is preferred, but not required," the ad states. "College students with experience at their school’s newspaper are encouraged to apply." Pay is $25 per story. Send resume, two clips and three potential story ideas to Steve Maas at stevem@thejewishadvocate.com.

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Reporter @ Boston weekly newspaper

The Boston Courant, a 35,000-circulation weekly newspaper, seeks a full-time reporter "familiar with complex urban issues, particularly real estate development."

"Two years professional experience (not including college) required," the ad states. "Must already reside in Boston area. "

E-mail resume and two news articles to Editor David Jacobs at djacobs[at]bostoncourant.com. No calls.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Legal journalism job openings

If you're a lawyer looking for a career switch, or a journalist with an interest in the law, consider these opportunities:
  • BOSTON: Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, a Boston-based newspaper that covers legal news and court rulings in its region, seeks a reporter to cover the Massachusetts courts and legal community. E-mail resume and cover letter with salary requirements to hecampagne@gmail.com
  • NEW YORK CITY: Prospect News, which publishes daily and weekly newsletters for financial market professionals, seeks a bankruptcy court reporter. Position is based in New York City. "We’re looking for someone who can attend bankruptcy court hearings in New York, make calls on cases elsewhere in the U.S. and assist with coverage of court filings," the ad states. E-mail cover letter, resume and clips to jobs@prospectnews.com.
  • SOUTH FLORIDA: Courthouse News Service, a nationwide legal news service that law firms subscribe to, seeks a part-time reporter to cover civil courts of law in and around West Palm Beach, Florida. Job "offers competitive pay for 20-25 hours a week and some benefits are available," the ad states. E-mail a cover letter in the body of an email, and attach a resume and clips to newjob8@courthousenews.com.
Location: United States

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Newspaper reporter @ Boston Courant

The Boston Courant, a 35,000-circulation weekly newspaper, seeks a full-time reporter "familiar with complex urban issues, particularly real estate development."

"Two years professional experience (not including college) required," the ad states. "Must already reside in Boston area. "

E-mail resume and two news articles to Editor David Jacobs at djacobs[at]bostoncourant.com. No calls.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Paid internships @ Nieman Journalism Lab

The Nieman Journalism Lab, a Harvard-based think-tank focused on improving journalism in the Internet Age, is offering paid "microinternships" this summer. Schedules are flexible and interns may telecommute.

Hurry and apply -- the deadline is May 7.

"Here’s the deal," the website states. "We’ll expect you to write one solid, reported blog post per week. Note the word “reported”; we’re not looking for people to opine. These would be short stories about new journalism startups, attempts at innovation in established news organizations, or interviews with people making a difference in the future of journalism..."

Interns may telecommute: "If you’re based around Boston, then you’re welcome to come down to our office to work. If not, you’d work from wherever you are, on your own schedule."

As for pay, it's "Not a lot ... But it might pay your rent if you live somewhere cheap. The idea is that you’d probably do this work in addition to a traditional internship or your regular job."

Click here for more details and to apply.

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Journalism jobs in Boston

If you're looking for a journalism job in the Boston Area, three newspapers are hiring:
  • The Norwood Record, a 6,000-circulation weekly newspaper in Boston's suburbs, seeks a full-time reporter to begin immediately. Some experience preferred. E-mail a resume, cover letter and writing samples to job-zr3h2-1102524235@craigslist.org.
  • The Jewish Advocate, a 10,000-circulation weekly newspaper covering Greater Boston’s Jewish community, seeks an entry-level reporter. "The position requires significant knowledge of the local Jewish community and some Jewish background/education.." the ad states. "New graduates ... are encouraged to apply." E-mail resume and two writing samples to editorial@TheJewishAdvocate.com.
  • The Greenbush Times, a startup newspaper in the South Shore area of the Boston metro region, seeks paid freelancers to write "features, spotlights, interviews, events, newsworthy issues, lifestyle, historical, etc." Token compensation per article. For more information, call Therese at (617) 335-3084 or email her at TheGreenbushTimes@verizon.net.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Reporter @ Boston area weekly newspaper

The Norwood Record, a 6,000-circulation weekly newspaper in Boston's suburbs, seeks a full-time reporter to begin immediately.

"Job entails writing 8-10 stories a week, developing story ideas and attending municipal 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. "

E-mail a resume, cover letter and writing samples to job-zr3h2-1102524235@craigslist.org.

Location: Norwood, Massachusetts

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Paid internship @ Boston area newspaper

The Lowell Sun, a 50,000-circulation daily newspaper near Boston, is offering a paid summer reporting internship.

Intern will get to do substantive work -- reporting and writing, not fetching coffee. Expect at least bylines by summer's end and a front page story. Pay is $350 per week. Applicants must have a car. Those with multimedia skills are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference given to applicants with local ties.

By March 15, e-mail cover letter, resume and clips to Assistant Managing Editor Tom Zuppa at tzuppa@lowellsun.com.

Location: Lowell, Massachusetts

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Reporter @ Boston weekly newspaper

The Boston Courant, a 35,000-circulation weekly newspaper, seeks a full-time reporter "familiar with complex urban issues, particularly real estate development."

"Two years professional experience (not including college) required," the ad states. "Must already reside in Boston area. "

E-mail resume and two news articles to Editor David Jacobs at djacobs@bostoncourant.com. No calls.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Media law fellowship @ Harvard Law

Harvard Law School is offering a year-long paid fellowship in media law. The fellow will split time between the law school's cyber law clinic and the Citizens Media Law Project, which provides legal help to online and citizen media.

"Through collaboration with lawyers and law students in Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic, the Fellow may provide legal assistance to individuals and organizations that operate online and citizen media ventures," the ad states. "The Fellow also may assist in the supervision and mentoring of clinical students ...
While this position is full-time, the Fellow will have the opportunity to spend a limited amount of time pursuing his/her own related academic research interests and will be provided a computer work station, Internet access, and access to Harvard's extensive library system."

Applicants must have a J.D. , be admitted to a state bar and have at least three years work experience.

Apply online.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ Boston weekly newspaper

The Bulletin Newspapers, a chain of weekly newspapers in the Boston Area, seeks an entry-level reporter to cover community news.

"Past experience is desired, but recent graduates with a journalism background will be considered," the ad states. "Must have own car and be available for coverage of evening meetings."

E-mail a resume and cover letter to jmont@bulletinnewspapers.com. Or send it via mail to: ATTN: Joseph Mont, Bulletin Newspapers, 1 Westinghouse Plaza, Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Boston, Massachusetts

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Newspaper chain seeks reporters in Boston, Philly & NYC

Metro US -- a free daily newspaper aimed at young adults that publishes 100 separate editions worldwide -- is expanding and, consequently, has multiple reporter openings.

Positions are available at the chain's daily newspapers in Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Applicants should have at least 2 years experience.

To apply, submit 3 writing samples and 3 ideas for stories based on recent events to rvarrial@metro.us with "News Reporter" in the subject line and also apply via online application.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

2-month legal journalism job in Boston

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, a Boston-based newspaper that covers legal news and court rulings in its region, seeks a newspaper editor/reporter to work 20-30 hours per week for approximately two months, possibly more, starting immediately.

To apply, e-mail henriette.campagne@lawyersweekly.com.

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