Thursday, January 29, 2009

Paid freelancers @ Central Pa. newspaper

The Lebanon Daily News, a 21,000-circulation daily newspaper in Central Pennsylvania, seeks paid freelance writers to cover municipal meetings, school board meetings and events.

Must be available to work nights and/or weekends. To apply, e-mail CityDesk[at] or call Jeff Clouser, (717) 272-5611, ext. 142.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

6-month copy editing internship @ Harrisburg Patriot-News

The Harrisburg Patriot-News, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Pennsylvania's capital, has an immediate opening for a paid 6-month copy editing/page design intern.

"This is an excellent opportunity for a recent college graduate or someone relatively new to the industry," the ad states. "You will be editing stories, writing headlines and designing pages on our universal nightside desk. Page design experience is a definite plus but we will also consider candidates with copy editing internships and strong recommendations. We will train you on our Harris page design system."

To apply, e-mail Executive Editor David Newhouse at or send mail to him at 812 Market St., Harrisburg PA 17101.

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Political journalism jobs & internships now features a page on Political Journalism that lists journalism jobs, internships and fellowships related to politics.

Among the opportunities you'll find on the page is a little-known paid internship: The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association offers a 12-week paid summer internship covering state politics in the capital, Harrisburg. The intern is paid $500 per week and rotates among the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Allentown Morning Call and other newspapers.

The program is somewhat esoteric. You probably won't find it doing a Google search. But I know it exists because I used to cover the PA statehouse. And last year's intern blogged about his internship experience. The association holds a dinner each year to help fund the internship. Your best bet is to call or e-mail one of the association's officers.

-Mark Grabowski

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Harrisburg Patriot-News seeks entry-level reporters

The Harrisburg Patriot-News, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Pennsylvania's capital, seeks entry-level and young journalists for its new one-year reporting fellowships.

You will cover news in local communities and write for both the print and online edition.
The position pays $600 per week and includes paid vacation.

"These are excellent opportunities for recent college graduates or others relatively new to the industry," the advertisement states. "...Professional experience is not essential; we will consider candidates with significant experience on a college paper plus references. However, internships at a daily newspaper are a big plus."

Send resumes, references and any clips to Executive Editor David Newhouse at or 812 Market St., Harrisburg PA 17101.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Statehouse correspondent for large Penn. paper

The Harrisburg Patriot-News, a 100,000 circulation daily newspaper, is seeking a reporter to cover state politics, locally-related Washington politics, and write other high-impact enterprise stories about central Pennsylvania and its residents.

"We don't want process stories," the job posting states. "We want a reporter who can break news on the Web and write interesting, in-depth stories for print. This reporter must be comfortable writing analysis and opinion. We want someone who will ask themselves why a reader would care about an issue and write a dynamic story with that in mind. Beyond politics, this reporter will also tackle high-profile enterprise relating to just about any local issue -- or sometimes will simply be asked to jump into the story of the day. "

Send resumes and clips to Executive Editor David Newhouse at or The Patriot-News, 812 Market St., Harrisburg PA 17101.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pennsylvania reporters boot camp

From the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association:

When: Aug. 18-22, 2008

Details: Basic training for entry-level editorial staffers and staffers-to-be.

Speakers: Will include seasoned journalists and industry experts.

Cost : TBD (Includes tuition, daily continental breakfast, daily lunch. Cost does not include lodging and some meals.)

Registration: E-mail or call Bev Hendry, (717) 703-3003. Space is limited to 15 participants. Registration deadline is August 4.

Start Date:
End Date:
Monday, August 18 2008
Friday, August 22 2008

Address: PNA Headquarters
3899 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

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