Thursday, April 1, 2010

Entry-level editor @ Foreign Policy magazine

Foreign Policy, a 110,000-circulation magazine that covers global politics and economics, seeks a junior-level editor.

"The ideal candidate will be an energetic, highly motivated individual with 1-3 years experience in journalism and knowledge and interest in international affairs," the ad states. "We're looking for someone with a passion for the broad range of topics we cover, whether it's nuclear negotiations in Moscow or the politics of polygamy in Africa -- as well as a passion for getting the story right."

Apply online.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Job openings @ The Politico

The Politico, a growing and popular Washington, D.C.-based political journalism outlet that distributes its content via television, the Internet, newspaper, and radio, has a variety of openings: reporters, web producers, editors and more.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ New Republic

The New Republic is looking for reporter-researchers for its 2010-2011 paid internship program.

Job duties include reporting, researching, and fact-checking for TNR and TNR Online stories; formatting articles and blog posts for the Web; and performing occasional clerical tasks. Reporter-researchers work closely with writers and editors, and they have an open invitation to pitch magazine or Web articles.

Most reporter-researchers finish their program with a substantial portfolio of clips and have gone on to work almost everywhere in journalism--including TNR itself. Political journalism experience is preferred (but not imperative); fluency with LexisNexis and other search techniques, a willingness to put in long nights fact-checking, and a sense of humor are mandatory.

The yearlong job will begin in late summer 2010 and will pay a stipend. E-mail the following items to Seyward Darby at job [at] tnr [dot] com, with the subject line "(Your Name) RR Application 2010":

1. A cover letter.
2. A one-page resume.
3. A 750-word critique of the politics section of a recent issue of the magazine.
4. Two clips (if possible, one opinion and one news).
No phone calls and no snail mail. Don't expect confirmation. The deadline is February 12, 2010, but do not submit applications before January 1.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Paid D.C. journalism internships

Paid political journalism internships in Washington, D.C. are rare. Here are two places seeking Spring semester interns:
  • ExecutiveGov, a daily blog that covers senior executives in the federal government, seeks a paid reporting intern to start immediately. Position is 20-30 hours per week, based in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Vienna, Va., and pays $13 per hour. Responsibilities include: Research and write four to six stories a week, plus shorter news briefs; track news and develop contacts and in-depth knowledge in a specific coverage area; attend hearings, meetings and other news-making events in Washington from time to time; actively contribute to the end-of-week meetings.
  • The Sunlight Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting open government, paid intern to serve as a researcher/reporter starting in January 2010 in its Washington, D.C. office. Pay is $8.25 per hour. "Duties will include some news aggregation, writing short daily posts for the reporting site and working on longer, in-depth investigative reports," the ad states. E-mail a resume and writing samples to Bill Allison at intern_realtime@sunlightfoundation.com.

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Reporter @ Washington City Paper

Washington City Paper, an 86,000-circulation weekly newspaper in D.C., seeks a reporter to cover the city beat.

"Candidate will have proven skills at digging, digging, digging, as well as a writing style that will draw readers who have many other options for local news and culture," the ad states. "Special consideration will be given to applicants who can light up City Desk on washingtoncitypaper.com with tens of highly reported items per day, plus hammer out enduring, long-winded cover stories for our print edition, plus file great copy for the Best Of issue, among other special editions."

Send cover letter and resume to reporter@washingtoncitypaper.com . Label your subject line "Reporter ". If you want to send clips etc. via snail mail, send to Reporter, Washington City Paper, 2390 Champlain St. NW, Washington D.C. 20009.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Entry-level journalism jobs @ PBS

PBS, a non-profit public broadcasting service with 354 member TV stations in the U.S., is offering entry-level desk assistant positions for its NewsHour program. The six-month-long positions are based in the Washington, D.C. area and pay $9 per hour. Click here for more details.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Freelance journalists in Northern Virginia

The Stafford County Sun, a weekly newspaper about 45 minutes from Washington, D.C., seeks part-time writers this summer to help in gathering news, compiling community listings and covering local news stories in Stafford County. To apply, e-mail resume and a 100-word description of why you are right for the job to Managing Editor Tracy Bell at tbell@insidenova.com.


Location: Stafford, Virginia

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Editorial asst. @ D.C. area newspaper

The Arlington (Va.) Catholic Herald, a 61,000-circulation weekly newspaper that covers the local Catholic community, seeks a full-time editorial assistant.

The entry-level position is based in Arlington, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
Duties include copy editing, typesetting, proofreading, compiling calendar columns, coordinating column schedules, occasional layout, and writing as assigned.

"Good benefits, shuttle to Ballston Metro and free parking," the ad states. "Salary commensurate with experience."

Mail
a cover letter and resume to: Editor, Arlington Catholic Herald, 200 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22203. Or e-mail to editorial@catholicherald.com.

Location: Arlington, Virginia

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Washington Post seeks freelancers for Sunday magazine

The Washington Post seeks freelancers with experience in long-form narrative journalism to write stories for its Sunday magazine. For more information, e-mail gapsm@washpost.com.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Paid summer interns @ journalism organization

The National Association of Black Journalists seeks multiple summer program assistants. The positions pay $10 per hour and are based in Adelphi, a Washington, D.C. suburb in Maryland.

Duties include, among other things, producing publications, helping plan events and attending the organization's annual convention and career fair, which will be held in Tampa from August 5th through 9th.

Applicants must be a current or recent undergraduate at an accredited college/university. For more info, click here.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, transcript, three writing samples of your best work and a reference letter from current college professor or academic advisor to Irving Washington, Program Manager, 8701 Adelphi Rd., Adelphi, MD 20783. Or e-mail iwashington@nabj.org.


Location: Adelphi, Maryland

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Entry-level journalism jobs @ PBS

PBS, a non-profit public broadcasting service with 354 member TV stations in the U.S., is offering entry-level desk assistant positions for its NewsHour program. The six-month-long positions are based in the Washington, D.C. area. Here are more details:
  • Online journalists: A desk assistant is needed to help with the daily production of the NewsHour's Web site, The Online NewsHour. Duties include: Organizing and distributing show transcripts and viewer mail; encoding transcripts into HTML; updating Web site indexes; digitizing audio; assisting the editorial and production staff with special projects. Rolling deadline. Apply online.
  • Broadcast journalists: The DAs are exposed to all aspects involved in producing a nightly television news program. This position is divided into rotations among the different units that compose the NewsHour. The DAs also act as support staff for Senior Producers, Associate Producers and Reporters and Production Assistants. Apply online by May 1.
  • Education Journalist: A desk assistant is needed to help produce the NewsHour's Web site for students and teachers, NewsHour Extra. Duties include: Writing news for a 10-grade audience; using Dreamweaver to produce stories for high school students and lesson plans for teach; updating story archives; processing photos and writing captions in Photoshop; help with writing and producing the "Daily Buzz"; assisting the editorial and production staff with special projects, such as Newz Crew, an Online Dialogue about current events. Rolling deadline. Fax resume to (703) 824-6592 or e-mail to lclapman[at]newshour.org.
Location: Arlington, Virginia

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Monday, April 20, 2009

D.C. correspondent @ shipping magazine

Fairplay, a weekly news magazine devoted to the international merchant shipping industry, seeks a Washington correspondent for its magazine and website.

"The senior Americas correspondent will be required to contribute feature articles each week for Fairplay magazine (plus occasional contributions to sister publications), and to file multiple news briefs for Fairplay’s internet service by a mid-morning deadline each day," the ad states.

The job pays $70,000. Applicant must have a college degree and be based in the Eastern Time zone, preferably the Washington, D.C. area.

Apply online.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Entry-level writer @ Smithsonian magazine

Smithsonian, a 2 million-circulation monthly magazine about science, culture and history, offers a full-time paid writing internship. If you're looking to break into magazine journalism, this opportunity is a rare plum.

The 6-month internship begins in July and involves writing and reporting, primarily for the "Around the Mall" department and the magazine's Web site.

"Candidates should have a proven aptitude for writing and, preferably, a strong background in science, culture, history or one of the other areas in which the magazine specializes," the ad states. "A recent undergraduate or graduate degree is a must."

By May 1, send a cover letter, resume, contact info for three references and 3-5 clips to Megan Gambino, Attn: Intern Application, Smithsonian Magazine, Capital Gallery, Suite 6001, MRC 513 Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013. If sending by FedEx or other courier, send to Megan Gambino, Smithsonian Magazine, Capital Gallery, 600 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 6001, Washington, DC 20024.


Location: Washington, D.C.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Political reporter @ D.C. newspaper

Roll Call, an 18,000-circulation newspaper that covers Congress, is seeking a reporter to cover Congressional campaigns and elections.

"Successful candidates have prior experience covering elections or Congress, and can demonstrate an understanding of political campaigns, campaign finance law and the structure of Congressional campaign committees, as well as the ability to digest and report on broad electoral themes," the ad states. "Understanding of new media technologies a plus. Three to five years of reporting experience required."

Send resume with cover letter, writing samples and salary expectations to: Roll Call Inc., Attn: HR Dept., 50 F Street, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20001. Or fax to: (202) 824-0475. Or e-mail: hr@rollcall.com. No phone calls.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Paid publishing internship in D.C.

Thompson Publishing Group, publisher of print and online newsletters and handbooks on a wide variety of topics, seeks a paid intern for the summer.

The full-time position is based in Washington, D.C., and pays $9 per hour. Possibility for continuing on a part-time basis through the fall semester. Only rising college sophomores and juniors with a journalism background are eligible to apply.

"As a member of our editorial team, you will conduct web and phone research for staff editors, write news articles, proofread publications, and handle other tasks," the ad states. "Knowledge of AP style is a plus."

E-mail a cover letter, resume, two writing samples and the names of two references to dhoffman@thompson.com.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Paid journalism internships in NY, DC and SF

College students and recent graduates can apply for paid 12-week internships in New York, Washington and San Francisco. Internships provide a $2,000 stipend and are available in the fall and summer.

The Media Consortium, a network of over 40 independent media outlets, including The Nation, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect, Link TV, Air America and Mother Jones, is sponsoring this new internship program and it will place interns in its members' newsrooms.

"Interns will complete one or more major editorial projects, have weekly duties (including fact-checking, research, writing and media production) and meet with top editors and reporters for mentoring sessions," the announcement states.

Four internships are available for the summer program (May 18-August 14) and another four are available for the fall program (September 14-December 11).

Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of college or have completed undergrad or grad school within the last year. Applications are being accepted for both semesters; the deadline for the summer program is April 9. Apply online.


Location: New York, New York

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

1-year paid internship @ NBC News in D.C.

NBC News is offering a one-year paid internship in its Washington, D.C. bureau.

"The goal is to give one graduating senior the opportunity to be mentored by seasoned NBC News staff members and truly experience a yearlong 'boot camp' in political journalism," the job posting states.

The "Tim Russert Fellowship" gives an entry-level journalist the opportunity to rotate throughout key areas of the bureau including assignments on “Meet the Press” and with the NBC News Political Unit. Responsibilities will include assisting on-air talent and producers, participating in news shoots, and story research.

NBC News plans to sponsor the Fellowship annually as a lasting tribute to Russert, a renowned political journalist who passed away last year.

Applications are due April 10. Apply online.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Reporter @ No. Va. weekly newspaper

The Culpeper Times, a weekly newspaper in Northern Virginia between Arlington and Charlottesville, seeks a general assignment reporter.

"The person to fill this position needs to be pro-active and willing to not only cover newsworthy activities but get to know the community and help build the newspaper," the ad states. "Competitive benefits package."

Apply online or fax resume, salary history and writing samples to (703) 435-9754, Attn: Human Resources.

Location: Culpeper, Virginia

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Paid interns @ D.C. news service

Stateline.org, a non-profit Washington-based news wire service that covers state policy and politics, is seeking paid summer interns.

Pay is $12 per hour. Part- and full-time internships are available. Interns get to "report and write in-depth stories on a variety of subjects and develop original story ideas."

Current college and graduate students, along with recent graduates, are eligible to apply. E-mail cover letter with availability, resume, and news clips to jobs@stateline.org.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Entry-level journalist @ Roll Call

Roll Call, an 18,000-circulation newspaper that covers Congress, is seeking an editorial assistant. This may be a good way to break into political journalism, if you're a young journalist.

"Duties include proofreading, assisting with production process, researching, reporting and writing news briefs," the ad states. "Excellent salary and benefits."

Send resume, cover letter, writing samples and salary expectations. Via mail: Roll Call Inc., Attn: HR Dept., 50 F Street, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20001. Or via fax: (202) 824-0475. Or via e-mail hr@rollcall.com. No phone calls.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Paid summer internship @ Slate

Slate, a popular online magazine that covers current affairs and culture, is offering a paid summer internship in its Washington, D.C. newsroom.

The full-time internships runs 8 weeks between May and September. Duties include: write for Slate's regular columns, such as "Explainer" and "Did You See This?"; help writers and editors with research project; assist producers to Slate V, the video site; help out with nominal administrative duties; pitch story ideas.

By March 16, send a resume, three clips (published articles, blog entries, and classroom assignments all acceptable), and a short critique of a recent story that's appeared in Slate. E-mail only: keep messages under 200 KB, and no PDF files. Send e-mail to dcoffice@slate.com.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Paid interns @ American Heritage magazine

American Heritage Publishing is offering paid internships to help develop content for its two publications, American Heritage and Invention & Technology magazines, its book publishing division, and its new initiative, a website listing information on historic sites across the U.S.

(Incidentally, American Heritage is the oldest and largest circulation magazine on American history, with 200,000 subscribers. )

Internships are part-time, pay $12 per hour and are based in Rockville, Maryland (a suburb of Washington, D.C. and accessible via Metro).

To apply, e-mail a resume and cover letter to Melissa Hunsiker, vice president of Administration, at: mhunsiker [at] americanheritage.com.

Location: Rockville, Maryland

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Copy editor openings

Various media outlets are seeking copy editors at the moment, according to the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists' February newsletter:
  • Roll Call, a Washington-based newspaper that primarily covers Congress, is seeking a copy editor. For more info, e-mail to hr@rollcall.com.
  • United Press International, a newswire service located in Washington, D.C., has an opening for a copy editor. For more info, e-mail to rtotten@upi.com.
  • The Montgomery Advertiser, a 50,000-circulation daily newspaper in Alabama's capital, has a copy editor opening. For more info, call (334) 261-1509.
Location: United States

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Digital reporter @ ABC News - D.C. bureau

ABC News seeks a digital reporter for its Washington, D.C. bureau.

The reporter "provides news coverage of the Obama Administration for all ABC News programs, focusing on major initiatives such as health care reform," the ad states. "There will be a special emphasis on coverage for digital media platforms and the production of digital media content."

Minimum of 3 years of related experience and bachelor's degree required.

To apply, visit www.disneycareers.com create a profile and upload your resume. Do a search for Requisition # 185132 and apply for the position online.

Location: Washington, DC

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Paid Fall journalism internships in D.C.

March 16 is the deadline to apply for a fall placement in the Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington program.

The hands-on journalism program brings six junior and senior print journalism majors to Washington, D.C., for three academic terms -- fall, spring and summer -- where they function as reporters for a web-based wire service. Stories are available to any newspaper in the country. The 14-week Fall program includes a $2,350 stipend, free housing and academic credit.

Interns cover everything: politics, breaking news, business, sports and features, including home and garden, health, fitness, technology, travel and food. They also attend lectures from experts at the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Student Press Law Center, the Washington Post, the State Department, the Pentagon and others to better understand how to cover the news.

Apply online.

Find more opportunities on CubReporters.org's political journalism page.

Location: Washington, DC

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Paid legal journalism internships in D.C.

The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), a news service that publishes news online and in print related to business and government, is offering two paid summer internships in legal journalism.

The 12-week internship is based in Washington, D.C., and for law students.

"The interns may be assigned to write headnotes summarizing court decisions, or to write news stories on court decisions," the ad states. "In addition, the interns may be assigned to write stories on administrative rulings, or cover a variety of events and write news stories on them. Other editorial work could include reviewing wire service copy for relevant information and adapting stories from other BNA publications."

By February 27, e-mail a cover letter, resume and four writing samples (preferably published news stories) to Employment Director Anthony Harris at tharris@bna.com. Fort more info, contact Harris at (703) 341-2003.

Location: Washington, DC

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Paid summer internship @ Politico

The Politico, an upstart Washington, D.C.-based political journalism outlet that distributes its content via television, the Internet, newspaper, and radio, is offering a paid summer internship.

"You will report and write stories," the ad states. "This is a dream internship for anyone who is interested in political journalism."

Deadline to apply is Feb 23. E-mail works samples, resume and cover letter to employment@politico.com (put "Summer Internship" in subject).


Location: Washington, DC

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Paid trainee program @ CNN

CNN offers a training program in producing and editing for master's degree students.

Applicants selected for the CNN Masters Fellowship Program will spend this summer working full-time at a CNN bureau, earning $1,000 per week. After graduation, they will be hired on a permanent basis (if all goes according to plan).

Opportunities are available to intern at Anderson Cooper 360 in New York, the Situation Room in Washington and the CNN Wire in Atlanta.

"As a part of our program, students will participate in several speaker series and social events specially designed to provide networking opportunities with top executives and exposure to diverse departments throughout the company," the ad states. "Students will be challenged to think creatively and develop necessary skills to succeed in the news industry."

To apply, e-mail your resume and cover letter to masters.program@turner.com by February 21. In the subject heading, type which particular opportunity you're interested in.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Full-time blogger @ NPR

NPR seeks someone to write a new blog that will focus on the stories, reporting and journalists of NPR's flagship broadcasts, Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

This full-time position is based in Washington, D.C. Applicants should have a college degree and at least 4 years journalism experience.

Apply online.

Washington, DC

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Reporter @ Government Executive magazine

Government Executive, a 77,000-circulation magazine focusing on government officials and operations, seeks a staff writer. You'll be based in Washington, D.C., and write stories for both the magazine and its website.

"We seek a journalist who can train a business writer's eye on government - especially human resources management," the ad states. "Our ideal candidate is a talented, energetic reporter and graceful writer. One to two years journalism experience is required."

E-mail resume and two writing samples to Chawndese Hylton, Publishing Assistant, Government Executive, at chylton[at]govexec.com.

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Paid intern @ free speech think tank

The Center for Competitive Politics -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focused on protecting the First Amendment political rights of speech, assembly, and petition -- seeks a communication intern for the spring.

The full-time internship is based in Washington, D.C., has flexible start/end dates and includes a $500-per-month stipend.

By February 1, send cover letter, resume, two writing samples, one recommendation and a transcript or list of all college-level classes taken to date. Apply online.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Paid photojournalism internships @ National Geographic

National Geographic Magazine is offering paid photography internships during the summer and fall of 2009.

The internships run 14 weeks and pay $480 per week. When on assignment away from the city, the Geographic pays all expenses. Transportation expenses to and from Washington at the start and conclusion of the internship are covered by the Society. The interns are responsible for their own housing.

"The program is an opportunity for young photographers to experience first-hand the rigors of life in the professional world," the announcement states. "It is also an opportunity for us at the Geographic to scrutinize the work of those in whom we may have further interest. We are proud that many of our regular 'shooters' are former summer interns."

Selection is based on a portfolio. Interns must be at least 21 years of age and U.S. citizens, or have appropriate student work documents. Both college and graduate students are eligible, and the selection committee will also consider someone not currently in school.

By January 31, send a portfolio of recent work (no more than 30 images), a resume, and a letter of recommendation from a photography teacher or established photojournalist. CDs are the preferred method of submission but portfolios may also be in the form of slides, prints or clippings of any combination, in color and/or black and white. Digital images should be sized to approximately 1600 wide, 72 dpi.

Address application packet to Susan Smith, Deputy Director of Photography, National Geographic Magazine, 1145 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. (Clearly label your envelope, NGM Photography Internship, and if you would like for us to return your portfolio, you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.)

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Paid internships @ American Spectator

The American Spectator, a conservative 50,000-circulation magazine covering news and politics, is offering paid internships for both the spring and summer. Starting dates are flexible.

"One benefit among many is that we don't do the 'Make A Copy For Me And Get Me Coffee' thing," says Managing Editor J. Peter Freire. "Our interns get to write frequently and can really carve out a place for themselves if they have an idea of what they like to do."

E-mail a resume, writing samples, and references to editor[at]spectator.org, with the subject line "INTERNSHIP."

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Political reporter @ The Atlantic

The Atlantic, a 400,000-circulation magazine formerly known as The Atlantic Monthly that covers politics, foreign affairs and the economy, seeks a political- and web-savvy journalist to assist with coverage of politics and Washington, D.C.

The political reporter/web producer will be based in Washington and paid a salary in the low-$30,000 range. Duties include: research, reporting, interviewing, scheduling interviews, producing webcasts and supporting an Atlantic editor.

To apply, click here or visit www.atlanticmediacompany.com and select "Current Opportunities" under the "Careers" heading.


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Friday, January 9, 2009

On air multimedia reporter @ D.C. TV station

WUSA-9, a CBS affiliate television station in Washington, D.C., seeks an on air multimedia reporter.

Duties include covering general assignment news and developing news sources and original stories for distribution on air, the Web, mobile sites or any other multimedia platform. Position requires an understanding of multimedia presentation and software including video editing and posting on web sites. Knowledge of Avid editing system a plus. Job also requires a strong understanding of current events including local, national and international stories. Applicants must have at least three years experience.

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Newspaper chain seeks freelancer to cover Inauguration

Stephens Media, a newspaper chain whose flagship is the Las Vegas Review-Journal, is seeking a Washington, D.C.-based journalist to help cover the Presidential Inauguration from Jan. 17 through Jan. 20.

The freelancer's articles and photos will focus on the inaugural activities of participants from Arkansas and other states covered by the newspaper chain. To apply, e-mail Stephens Washington Bureau Chief Steve Tetreault at STetreault@stephensmedia.com.

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D.C.-based magazine seeks temporary writer

GW Magazine, the alumni magazine of George Washington University, seeks a temporary writer/editor to help with various duties. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

E-mail cover letter, resume, and writing samples to Jaime Ciavarra, associate editor, at jciavarr@gwu.edu.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Paid internships @ D.C. wire service

Catholic News Service, a Washington-based daily international news service for Catholic and other publications in the U.S., Canada and 60 other countries, is offering paid summer internships.

Internships typically run from mid-May to early August; but dates are flexible. Pay is $12-plus an hour. No housing provided but every effort is made to help interns find suitable housing.

Typical duties include covering press conferences and Capitol Hill briefings, doing phone interviews and writing breaking news and feature stories. Main focus will be national news, but will help out occasionally on international desk and photo desk, in library/archives and with weekly and biweekly publications CNS produces, including Origins. Opportunities to use Spanish skills. Some evening/weekend assignments. Knowledge about the Catholic Church and interest in religion news helpful, but not required.

Application deadline is mid-February. For more information contact Julie Asher at (202) 541-3266. E-mail resume and clips to jasher@catholicnews.com; or write to her at: CNS, 3211 Fourth St. NE, Washington DC 20017-1100. CNS's web site is at: www.catholicnews.com.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Paid summer and spring journalism internships in DC

The National Journalism Center is seeking Spring and Summer interns, who will be placed at media outlets around the Washington. D.C. area, gaining real-world experience from professionals in the field.

Interns receive a $1,000 per month stipend for the duration of the 12-week program. Students can take their internships for credit, as well.

2008 placements included: Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, NBC News, BBC, Washington Times, Human Events, Washington Examiner , Politics magazine, Townhall , NewsMax magazine, Evans & Novak Political Report, Comcast Sports Net, DCSportsFan.com, American Spectator, Laura Ingraham Show, Sean Hannity Show, CNSnews.com, and Radio America shows, such as the G. Gordon Liddy Show, Michael Reagan Show, Dateline Washington, and Greg Knapp Experience – and many more.

Once a week, interns meet together for a training seminar to enhance their writing and reporting skills, their knowledge of journalism principles and fundamentals and learn more about the different topics, such as education and economics, that interns report on while at their placements. Interns are also exposed to speakers in the public policy or journalism fields, where lectures and question-answer seminars provide a chance for participants to learn from Washington insiders.

The Spring internship session runs from February 2 to April 24, 2009. The Summer internship session runs from May 17 to August 7, 2009.

To apply, candidates must submit an application (which can be found online), a cover letter, resume, 2-3 writing samples and 3 references. Please visit njc.yaf.org for application deadlines and more information about opportunities with The National Journalism Center.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Paid internship to cover Obama for TV show

The United Kingdom's top network news and current affairs program, is offering a paid internship to a young American journalist beginning January 2009 to assist with its coverage of the presidential inauguration of Barrack Obama.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands on experience with one of the world’s most respected news organisations, and most of our interns have gone on to top jobs in the industry worldwide," the advertisement states.

The internship, at the station's Washington bureau just steps away from the Capitol, pays $500 per month for up to 4 months, starting January 5th. The position is 5 days a week, 9am-5pm every day. It is open to only U.S. citizens, or applicants who already hold a valid work permit or green card.

Duties include researching for both breaking stories and longer investigative films, looking after guests (pundits, politicians, military generals), working through creative filming ideas and bringing those ideas to broadcast.

The station's 50-minute program is broadcast nightly in a peak slot on Britain's Channel 4, one of the best-known UK stations. It is made in London by Independent Television News (ITN), the main commercial rival to the BBC and broadcast partner to both CNN and NBC.

E-mail a cover letter and resume to job.rabkin@itn.co.uk. Selection will be based on resume plus half hour interview (phone or in person).

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Entry-level reporter @ The Hotline

The Hotline, a daily political briefing published by the National Journal, has an immediate opening for a full-time paid externship. The entry-level position is in Washington, D.C.

"Armed with a passion for politics, the ideal candidate would have a 4-year degree, strong editing and writing skills, and an alarm clock to cope with the 7 a.m. start time," according to the job posting. "Whether you have campaign experience and are interested in making the leap to journalism or a journalism background and want to learn more about politics, we offer a creative, fast-paced environment where your contributions matter."

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and, if available, sample clips to: qmccord@nationaljournal.com. No phone calls.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Entry-level reporter @ New Republic

The New Republic is looking for reporter-researchers for its 2009-2010 paid internship program.

Job duties include reporting, researching, and fact-checking for TNR and TNR Online stories; formatting articles and blog posts for the Web; and performing occasional clerical tasks. Reporter-researchers work closely with writers and editors, and they have an open invitation to pitch magazine or Web articles.

Most reporter-researchers finish their program with a substantial portfolio of clips and have gone on to work almost everywhere in journalism--including TNR itself. Political journalism experience is preferred (but not imperative); fluency with LexisNexis and other search techniques, a willingness to put in long nights fact-checking, and a sense of humor are mandatory.

The yearlong job will begin in late summer 2009 and will pay $280 per week (plus substantial overtime, adding up to $320-$350 per week on average) with health care. Please e-mail the following items to Britt Peterson at job[at]tnr.com:

1. A cover letter.
2. A one-page resume.
3. A 750-word critique of the politics section of a recent issue of the magazine.
4. Two clips (if possible, one opinion and one news).

No phone calls and no snail mail (undue phone calling is especially unwelcome). We don't have time to let you all know we received your applications, so please don't expect confirmation. The deadline is February 15, 2009, but do not submit applications before January 1.

-Mark Grabowski

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Paid intern @ journalism organization

The Newspaper Association of America Foundation is seeking a college student for a four-month paid internship, starting in mid-January.

The intern will help to create newsletter and web content related to the Foundation’s three program areas: Newspaper in Education, youth editorial content and scholastic journalism. The position is based in the organization's office in Arlington, Va., for up to 15 hours a week and pays $12 per hour.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and five writing samples by December 19. No phone calls. For more information about NAAF, please see http://www.naafoundation.org/.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Paid internships @ Student Press Law Center

If you're interested in news writing and media law, consider a paid internship at the Student Press Law Center.

SPLC, an organization dedicated to protecting high school and college press freedom, has paid internships year-round in its Washington, D.C.-area office. College students, graduate and law students and recent college graduates are eligible to apply.

"Interns research, write and help edit the Report, the Center's thrice-yearly magazine that chronicles student press law cases and controversies from around the country," according to SPLC. "Interns serve as the magazine's news staff, reporting and writing news stories. Interns also write News Flashes and analysis pieces for the Center's popular Web site. Interns have followed the efforts of state legislatures around the country to pass laws protecting high school students' free press rights and covered landmark litigation by the college and commercial media seeking access to campus crime information. Their stories have ranged from exploring the impact of school violence on students' free expression rights to antagonism between the student media and the NCAA."

Full-time spring and fall school semester interns receive a living expense stipend of $3,000 and full-time summer interns receive a stipend of $2,300 and may be eligible for a $700 scholarship from the Associated Collegiate Press. Many interns arrange to receive academic credit from their college or university with the support of the SPLC.

There is no formal application deadline, but applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the following deadlines:

Spring Internship (January - May): November 8, 2008
Summer Internship (May - August): February 1, 2009
Fall Internship (September - December): July 1, 2009

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Monday, October 20, 2008

National Journal seeks international security writer

Global Security Newswire, a National Journal Group daily online publication covering weapons of mass destruction, proliferation and terrorism issues, is seeking a staff writer with 1-3 years journalism experience with a strong interest in covering international security affairs.

"Candidate must possess superior writing skills to produce clear, accurate copy on a tight morning deadline," according to the job posting. "Job duties include scouring a wide variety of news sources and synthesizing reports using AP style. Significant original reporting opportunities are also available. Schedule requires early morning hours (beginning 6 a.m.)."

Please apply online at http://www.atlanticmediacompany.com/careers/current.html.

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

White House reporter @ CongressDaily

CongressDaily, a leading source of news and information for congressional insiders published by the National Journal Group, seeks a full-time reporter to cover the White House for its print and Web-based publications.

"The successful candidate should have at least two years of experience in daily journalism and a track record of aggressive reporting and clear, authoritative writing," according to the job posting. "Previous experience covering Congress or the White House is a plus."

Send cover letter, resume and no more than five clips to Executive Editor David Morris, dmorris@nationaljournal.com.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Job openings @ Congressional Quarterly

There are several editorial openings at Congressional Quarterly, a Washington, D.C.-based media company that produces a variety of political journalism publications, including CQ Weekly, CQ Today and Governing magazine...
  • New Editor: edits most of the news stories produced by a staff of 30 reporters for CQ's online news site and for its daily print publication, CQ Today.
  • Committees Reporter: writes news stories and descriptions of votes, schedules and other actions in congressional committees for CQ.com, as well as reporting and writing Bill Analysis briefs. Also writes for CQ Today and the CQ Weekly.
  • Social Policy Reporter: cover social policy issues before Congress for CQ Today, CQ’s online news site and CQ Weekly.
  • Technical Journalist: responsible for conceiving of and building dynamic Web applications, maps and mash-ups for CQPolitics, CQ’s free content site that is being expanded.

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Politics magazine seeks interns

Politics magazine is looking for undergraduate students who are studying journalism or political science to intern at its Washington, D.C. office.

The intern will work closely with the staff conducting research for articles with the possibility of writing articles among other duties.

Please submit cover letter, resume and writing samples to cfindlay@politicsmagazine.com with the subject line "Internship."

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Paid newspaper internships for D.C., Md. and Del. students

Paid summer 2009 internships are available at newspapers in Maryland, D.C. and Delaware to college students who are either from those areas or attend college in those areas.

The Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Foundation offers internships to to a) student journalists attending any four-year college in Maryland, Delaware or the District; b) students who reside in the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. region and attend college elsewhere; and c) students attending any two-year college in Maryland.

Download an application and return it to MDDC by Nov. 14 for consideration.

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Reporter openings @ D.C. newspaper

Interested in doing political journalism and covering Capitol Hill? The Hill, a Washington, D.C. newspaper that mostly covers the U.S. Congress, has multiple editorial openings:
The Hill publishes three times a week when both chambers of Congress are in session and once a week the rest of the year. It has a print circulation of above 21,000, more than any other Capitol Hill publication, according to the newspaper.

-Mark Grabowski

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Paid internship @ Washingtonian Magazine

Washingtonian, a monthly magazine read by 400,000 people in the D.C. area, offers year-round paid internships to college students and recent graduates.

Editorial interns work full-time, make $7 per hour and factcheck, research and write stories. In addition, interns receive significant mentoring. Photography and online editing internships are also available.

Application deadlines: Nov. 1 for a Spring internship (running from January to May); March 1 for Summer (June-August); and July 1 for Fall (September-December).

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Political journalism conference for college students

The Institute on Political Journalism invites students to attend a two-day conference, from Nov. 7-8, in Washington, D.C., for some post-election reflection and fun. Come hone your professional skills, network with working journalists, meet fellow journalism students from across the county.

Speakers will include members from the press, pundits and policy makers who were all part of this historic election season.

Panel sessions will include:

* Covering Capitol Hill: The Story behind the story
* Media Bias in Presidential Elections: Say it isn’t so!
* Sex, Lies, & Slander: Misbehaving politicians & the press who covers them
* Covering the Campaign of '08: View from the press bus
* Live from the White House!: Reporters who cover the President
* Only the Facts Please: Rumors versus sources
* Reporting with Polls: What the numbers don’t tell us
* Report Card on the Press: How well were economic & business issues covered

In addition, students will:

· Meet potential employers
· Visit Washington’s new and exciting Newseum
· Tour the U.S. Capitol Building

The conference is open to college students with an interest in journalism and politics as well as faculty members or media advisers.

The conference registration fee of $75 includes conference sessions, materials and most meals. Participants requiring overnight accommodations will be charged the discounted room rate of $75 per person per night (double occupancy) and $150 per person per night (single occupancy). Registration is limited, so register online by the early deadline of October 1 to reserve your spot and to take advantage of special discounted rates!

For more information on the conference, please contact IPJ Director Joe Starrs at jstarrs@tfas.org or (202) 986-0384.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

NPR has many and varied openings

National Public Radio has many and varied openings at its Washington, D.C. headquarters, as well as some at its affiliates. They're looking for show hosts, reporters, editors, producers and other staffers:

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

World's 2nd-largest paper seeks D.C. news assistant

The Asahi Shimbun, a Tokyo-based daily newspaper with a circulation over 8 million, seeks a news assistant for its Washington, D.C. bureau.

"Duties include assisting our Washington-based diplomatic correspondents with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending press briefings, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following developments in the area of U.S. defense and security, primarily covering the Pentagon," the job advertisement says. "Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required."

Japanese language is helpful but not required. The position pays about $40,000 along with overtime. It also includes benefits.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

$500/wk spring journalism internship in D.C.

The Chronicle of Higher Education seeks four reporting interns from January to May 2009. The full-time internships are in the Washington, D.C. office and pay a $500 weekly stipend.

The Chronicle reports on news concerning colleges and universities. Its website gets 12 million page views per month and its newspaper has 350,000 readers.

Four interns will be hired; two spots will be reserved for undergraduates. Academic credit can also be arranged. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2008.

"The interns' primary responsibilities are reporting and writing daily news articles for The Chronicle's Web site (which usually appear subsequently in print), contributing brief features to the "Short Subjects" section, writing news articles for other sections of the newspaper, and doing research for special projects," according to the ad. "There is very little grunt work. Interns who prove themselves as reporters and writers are often asked to write full-length features."

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Paid internship at D.C. television network

MHz Networks, an international television network headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, is seeking two paid interns to assist its programming team in reviewing and previewing content for broadcast air.

"In this position, you will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a producer," according to the internship advertisement. "You'll work on various segments and shows in our Creative Services/Production Department. This internship is hands-on, requiring solid editing ability and general production know-how."

The internship runs from September through May and pays $10 per hour. Interns are expected to work at least 2-3 days a week, preferably for 4-6 hours per day. MHz is an independent, noncommercial television broadcaster delivering international, educational and arts programming.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Paid D.C. media internships for fall & spring

The National Journalism Center will offer 10 to 15 paid journalism internships this fall and spring in Washington, D.C. The fall program runs from Aug. 25 to Nov. 16; the spring program is from Feb. 2 to April 24.

Interns receive a $1,000 monthly stipend and spend 12 weeks working at newspapers, magazines, websites, and TV and radio stations. They also are provided with training, meet with prominent journalists and participate in discussions.

Students can take their internships for credit, as well as take the training seminar as an independent study course.

Rising juniors, seniors, recent graduates and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Applicants are not required to be journalism majors; however, it is preferred to have some exposure/training to journalism and communications.

The application deadline is July 1 for the fall program and Nov. 30 for the spring program. Students should apply ASAP as acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Another fellowship in investigative journalism

The Center for Public Integrity and American University, both in D.C., are offering an investigative journalism fellowship. Fellows enroll as full-time students at the School of Communication, earning a master's degree in journalism, while pursuing investigative projects at the Center for 12 to 20 hours each week. The fellowship provides a full tuition scholarship plus a stipend of $24,000. Candidates must have at least four full years of professional experience. Applications are due by March 15, 2008. The fellowship starts in August 2008. Download an application by clicking here.

-Mark Grabowski

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Scholarships to D.C. summer journalism program

The Institute of Political Journalism is still accepting applications for its eight-week program in D.C. -- and has scholarships available, as well.

Basically, IPJ hooks you up with a first rate full-time journalism internship (e.g. USA Today, CNN, White House press secretary's office, etc.). You also take two night classes (worth six credits) at Georgetown University. And housing is provided.

For more info, visit:
http://dcinternships.org/ipj/about/index.asp

The program costs a few thousands dollars, but, as I said, scholarships are available.

I did this same program when I was in college, and it was a lot of fun. More importantly, it really helped my career.


-Mark Grabowski

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