Sunday, May 31, 2009

Reporter jobs in college towns

These opportunities may be a good fit for young journalists -- and college basketball fans:
  • Indiana: The Bloomington Herald-Times, a 30,000-circulation daily newspaper located in the same town as Indiana University, seeks a full-time news reporter. "Competitive salary and benefits program ... 401K, Health, Dental, Life insurance and paid vacation, personal days," the ad states. E-mail resume and cover letter and three writing samples to
  • Kansas: The Lawrence Journal-World, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper located in the same town as the University of Kansas, seeks an overnight reporter. "The reporter will respond to breaking news and write, take photographs and/or shoot video and post the news to the Web site," the ad states. "This is a full-time position working 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. with occasional day shifts." Apply online by June 5.

Location: United States

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Race car writer @ Indiana newspaper

The Herald-Times, a 30,000-circulation daily newspaper in Bloomington, Indiana, seeks a freelance writer to cover Bloomington Speedway every Friday night.

Must have laptop computer. Season begins Friday, April 10. Contact Doug Wilson at (812) 331-4227 or

Location: Bloomington, Indiana

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Indiana H.S. students

High school seniors in Indiana can apply for a $1,000 scholarship to study journalism in college.

To be eligible, applicants must have at least a 3.0 G.P.A., must be graduating in 2009 and must intend to pursue a career in journalism. The scholarship is funded by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation.

Apply by April 1. Download an application online.

Location: Indiana

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Paid internships @ Indiana newspapers

Paid summer internships in reporting, graphic arts and photography are available at newspapers in Indiana for college students.

But there's a catch: Students must have at least one term remaining following completion of the internship and they must be residents of Indiana or attend an Indiana college or university

The "Pulliam Internships" run 10 weeks and pay $330 per week. Although most internships will occur during the summer months, they may be performed any time prior to Dec. 31 of the given year.

By February 27, send a resume, recommendation letter, three work samples and a personal statement of 400 words or less on why you want to do the internship. You must also submit an application form, which can be downloaded online. Mail materials to: Karen T. Braeckel, Director, HSPA Foundation, Pulliam Internship Program, 41 E. Washington St., Suite 301, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

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