Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ Conn. newspaper

Brooks Community Newspapers, a Connecticut-based newspaper chain, is looking for a full-time reporter to write news and feature stories for its twice-weekly newspapers, the Fairfield Citizen and the Westport News.

The ad seems to be directed at recent grads. "Great opportunity to learn the business, hone skills and build a portfolio," it states. "Recent internship a plus."

Send resume and sample clips by mail to Frances Moore, Editor, Fairfield Citizen and Westport News, 220 Carter Henry Drive , Fairfield 06824 ; by fax to 203-255-0456; or by e-mail to fmoore@bcnnew.com.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Entry-level newspaper reporter jobs

Looking for your first journalism job? These positions may be a good fit:
  • The Middletown Press, a 7,000-circulation daily newspaper located 16 miles south of Hartford, Conn., seeks a reporter and an editor." Both must be aggressive, curious, precise and tenacious," the ad states. "Candidates MUST have demonstrated ability to play on and lead this small team that is reinventing its products. Whatever you're used to, this is probably not it." To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume and work samples to: mailbox1@middletownpress.com
  • The Corbin (Ky.) Times-Tribune, a 7,000-circulation daily newspaper in southeastern Kentucky, seeks a full-time reporter. "Tackle everything from feature assignments to hard news," the ad states.​ "We'​ll consider a recent graduate, but this is also an opportunity at a growing newspaper for a reporter with weekly or daily experience."​ E-mail resume, clips and a cover letter to Samantha Swindler at sswindler@​thetimestribune.​com.
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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Copy editor internship @ ESPN.com

ESPN is looking for a college student to edit articles and copy for its website. The summer internship is based at ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Conn.

Intern's duties include: editing and polishing freelance- and staff-generated articles, checking for accuracy, proper grammar, style and appropriateness.

The advertisement doesn't say whether it's paid, but I'd guess it is. Every other ESPN internship I've come across has been paid. Also: They want a college student who's "available for employment within 12 months of the internship," so perhaps it could turn into a permanent job after graduation.

Apply online.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

PBS seeks freelancers in Hartford

Connecticut Public Television, PBS' affiliate in Hartford, is seeking freelance reporter/producers for an 8-part magazine show. Position starts ASAP.

"Individuals considered for the position must have on-camera, producing and writing skills, and an ability to work quickly," the ad states. "Avid editing skills a plus."

E-mail resume and links to demo reels to freelance@cptv.org or send demo DVDs to Executive Producer, Local Programming, Connecticut Public Television, 1049 Asylum Ave., Hartford, CT 06105. No phone calls.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Part-time legal journalism job in New Haven

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 New Haven, Conn.

"A legal background is not required, but demonstrated interest and ability in writing or journalism is necessary," the ad states. "The job will entail going to state and federal courts in downtown New Haven five days per week to review new civil filings. About 15-20 hours per week will be required and some benefits are available."

E-mail a cover letter and resume in Word format, and attach 3-5 writing samples, to newjob6@courthousenews.com. Letters should be addressed to Editor Adam Angione.

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin seeks casino reporter

The Norwich Bulletin, a 27,000-circulation daily newspaper in Eastern Connecticut, is seeking freelance reporters to cover the world's two largest casinos and the tribes that run them.

E-mail cover letter, resume and clips to jkonrad@norwichbulletin.com.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

High school journalism camp @ Yale

Connecticut high school students can apply for a free week-long summer journalism program at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

The Yale Daily News Summer Journalism Program is run entirely by undergraduate staff members of the Yale Daily News. During the week, high school students participate in workshops on the fundamentals of reporting and writing, attend lectures by guest speakers from major national publications, and work hands-on reporting a story. The week culminates with the production of an issue of the Yale Daily News.

The free program is limited to Connecticut residents and is geared toward those with writing or journalism experience, but any Connecticut high school student with an interest in journalism, writing or photography may apply. The program will be held August 17 through August 22, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. There is no housing available in New Haven, and students are expected to return home each evening.

Applications are due in mid-May. For questions, e-mail Bharat Ayyar at Bharat.Ayyar@yale.edu or call Editor-in-Chief Andrew Mangino at (973) 432-2765. To apply, click here.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin wants freelance reporters

The Norwich Bulletin, a 27,000-circulation daily newspaper in Eastern Connecticut, is seeking freelance reporters to help cover local news.

"The ideal candidate will have at least three years’ experience and will be able to cover a beat outside of town hall – focusing on the issues and news as they relate to residents, and putting them in context," the ad says. "Knowledge of the two local Indian casinos is a plus."

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