Friday, September 18, 2009

Reporter @ Seattle area newspaper

The Snoqualmie Valley Record, a weekly 4,500-circulation newspaper about 30 miles from Seattle, seeks a full-time print and online media reporter.

"We are looking for a person who understands and is eager to cover community news, including council, and school-district developments, and general-assignment stories," the ad states. "The successful candidate will be expected to take photographs to illustrate their stories, so experience with a digital camera is required. Duties also include assisting with computerized page layout ... We offer a great work environment, excellent health benefits, 401K, paid vacations and holidays."

Send resume, cover letter and a few writing samples to: Sound Publishing, Inc.; 19426 68th Avenue S.; Kent, WA 98032; ATTN: HR/SVR. Or e-mail to

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Reporter @ Seattle business journal

The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, a daily business newspaper in downtown Seattle, seeks a reporter to cover local transportation and government issues.

"Must have at least two years of deadline news writing experience and be fast, accurate, objective and curious," the ad states. "Includes salary, benefits, and 401k."

Submit resume and clips to Phil Brown, P.O. Box 11050, Seattle, WA 98111. Or e-mail

Location: Seattle, Washington

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Reporter @ Seattle area newspaper

The Issaquah Reporter and Sammamish Reporter, two suburban Seattle weekly newspapers with a combined 32,000-circulation, seek a full-time reporter. Note: the deadline to apply is today.

"We are looking for a person who understands and is eager to cover community news, including council and school-district developments and general-assignment stories," the ad states. "The successful candidate will be expected to take photographs to illustrate their stories, so experience with a digital camera is required. Duties also include assisting with computerized page layout ... At least one year of previous newspaper reporting experience preferred."

E-mail resume complete with work-related references and writing samples by 4 p.m. June 5 to

Location: Issaquah, Washington

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

News reporter @ Tacoma Weekly

A Tacoma-based chain of biweekly newspapers is seeking a news reporter.

"The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the Tacoma Weekly’s local news coverage: contributing to weekly content of an eight-page news section including cover stories and photos/graphics; seeking out story leads; covering several beats in the city, including Tacoma City Council and Metro Parks, and other areas as assigned; assisting in design and copy editing/proofreading; and contributing articles to PCCNG’s bi-weekly publications, Fife Free Press, Milton-Edgewood Signal and Puyallup Tribal News," states the ad from Pierce County Community Newspaper Group.

E-mail cover letter, resume and at least three examples of published work to Or mail to PCCNG, 4412 6th Ave., Ste. 4, Tacoma, WA, 98406. No calls.

Location: Tacoma, Washington

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Paid new media internships

Serra Media, a Seattle-based company that develops websites and web applications for newspapers, journalism start-ups and university journalism programs, is offering paid internships this summer. Interns may also earn college credit and telecommute.

Here's the kicker: applicants get to design their own internship experience.

"We’re taking a different approach to finding interns," the company's website states. "Instead of a specific, rigid framework of duties, tasks, hours and pay that you try to ply yourself into, we’re inviting you to make a pitch on the assignment as if you were an entrepreneur. (Because you are.) These are paid positions, but the amount we pay and the number of hours you work per week are flexible. So, instead of applications for a set position and fixed number of hours, we’re looking for pitches from people who are interested in working with us to develop our ideas and see their own brought to market, no matter their situation."

In addition, "You can earn course credit for the assignment, if needed. You can also work remotely if you don’t happen to live in the Seattle area."

Apply by May 22. For more information, click here.

Location: Seattle, Washington

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Political journalism job openings

A couple newspapers are seeking political correspondents. To be competitive for either of these positions, you'll likely need to have some good experience.
  • The Tacoma News Tribune, a 128,000-circulation newspaper located near Seattle, seeks a city government reporter. Click here for more info.
  • NJBIZ, an 18,500-circulation weekly newspaper that covers New Jersey business, seeks a reporter to cover the statehouse in Trenton. Click here to learn more.

Location: United States

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Editorial assistant @ kayak magazine

Sea Kayaker, a 20,000-circulation bimonthly magazine serving the kayak touring community around the world, seeks an editorial assistant.

Duties include: editing and proofreading manuscripts; editorial layout and design for print publication; page preparation for computer-to-plate technology using PDF workflow; tracking and managing work flow with freelance writers (using FileMaker Pro); adjustment of digital images for color and clarity; preparing content for delivery to webmaster; contacting equipment manufacturers for review samples; and participating on cross-departmental project teams

Familiarity with kayaking and nautical terminology is helpful but not required. Compensation is an hourly wage. Benefits include eight paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, and company-paid health insurance. A Simple IRA program is available, with matching contributions from Sea Kayaker.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume link in an e-mail to with “Editorial Team” in the subject line. Be sure to address computer programs listed here, as well as skills and experience needed. You may also submit your portfolio electronically via e-mail. Limit attachments to 5MB.

Location: Seattle, Washington

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Journalism scholarships for Washington state students

Four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to "undergraduate students majoring in journalism or communications at two-year or four-year colleges in the state of Washington. Awards are for the 2009-2010 school year."

The scholarships are funded by the Western Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

To apply, send the following in a single packet so that it is postmarked by March 28, 2009:
  1. A letter of application, including a succinct answer to the question: “Why have you have chosen a journalism career and what do you hope to accomplish after college?” (500 words maximum, please type.)
  2. A copy of your resume, including current address, e-mail, phone number, what year of college you are in, your major, what year you plan to graduate and your hometown.
  3. A letter of recommendation (i.e., from a college professor or a work supervisor). Enclose in a separate envelope in your packet. Please have the person writing the letter of recommendation include her or his phone and e-mail contacts.
  4. An official transcript of all your college credits.
  5. No more than three work samples (clips, audio or video).
Mail materials to: Sharon Salyer, The Herald, Box 930, Everett, WA 98203, ATTN: SPJ Scholarships.

Location: Seattle, Washington

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Freelancers for Seattle online newspaper

The Seattle Courant, a recently-launched online newspaper that covers Seattle, seeks paid freelancers to cover Seattle politics and politicians.

Pay is $25 per story. Apply online.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Seattle Post-Intelligencer seeks bloggers

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a 130,000 circulation daily newspaper and one of the Top 20 U.S. news websites, is looking for people to blog about snow sports, hobbies and local neighborhoods.

"We want you to blog about anything you're passionate about: Hobbies, neighborhoods, sports, news, leisure activities . . . the list goes on," the advertisement states. "We can give your blog a home on one of the top-20 news sites in America (Nielsen ratings, December 2007), and we'll give you the independence to say what you mean.

E-mail with your idea, your resume, a writing sample, and a link to your current blog (if you have one). They promise to respond to every request.

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Paid internship @ Seattle biz paper

Puget Sound Business Journal, located in Seattle, is looking for a college junior or senior to work as an intern reporter and write business-related stories. The fall internship pays $8 per hour and the intern is expected to work 20 hours per week.

-Mark Grabowski

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