Sunday, March 14, 2010

Paid internship @ Wisc. newspaper

The Racine (Wisc.) Journal Times, a 27,000-circulation daily newspaper, is offering paid internships this summer. Positions are full-time and pay $8 per hour.

"Our interns do not get coffee, unless they want a cup," the ad states. "You will be working as a newspaper reporter, covering Racine County. This is an opportunity for you to accumulate plenty of bylines, work hard, have fun and learn a lot. You will receive intensive on-the-job training, including a focus on online journalism. You'll even have your own beats, with guidance and support from experienced journalists."

Applicants should be entering their senior year in college and have writing experience with a college newspaper or other publication.

Apply online.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Entry-level reporters @ various newspapers

If you're looking for your first journalism job, consider these openings at small newspapers in Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa and Montana:
  • The Huerfano County World, a 3,000-circulation weekly newspaper in Walsenburg, Colo., seeks a reporter. Position pays $500 per week and includes benefits. E-mail resume and clips to hr@apmnewspapers.com.
  • The Dunn County News, a 5,000-circulation twice-weekly paper in Menomonie, Wisc., seeks a part-time general assignment reporter to cover local government, courts and police beats as well as writing feature stories. Apply online.
  • The Mt. Vernon-Lisbon Sun, an 1,800-circulation weekly newspaper in Iowa, seeks a reporter to cover city beats. E-mail cover letter and resume to publisher@mtvernonlisbonsun.com.
  • The Miles City Star, a 3,000-circulation daily newspaper in Montana, seeks a full-time general assignment reporter. Send resume, clips to: Marla Prell, Miles City Star, P.O. Box 1216, Miles City, MT 59301. Or e-mail mceditor@midrivers.com.

Location: United States

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Reporter @ Madison, Wisc. weekly paper

Isthmus, a 61,000-circulation weekly alternative newspaper in Madison, Wisc., is seeking a news writer "who can break stories in a competitive environment."

Pay is up to $28,000 and includes full benefits.

Send cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Isthmus News Reporter, 101 King St., Madison, WI 53703. Or e-mail: edit@isthmus.com with "news reporter" in the subject heading. No phone calls.

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Paid internship @ Wisconsin newspaper

The Racine (Wisc.) Journal Times, a 29,000-circulation daily newspaper located on the shore of Lake Michigan, is offering a paid summer internship.

The full-time internship runs 12 weeks and pays $10 per hour. Interns get treated like a regular reporter.

"Our interns do not get coffee, unless they want a cup," the ad states. "You will be working as a newspaper reporter, covering Racine County. You will receive intensive on-the-job training. This is an opportunity for you to learn a lot, accumulate plenty of bylines, work and have fun. "

Ideal applicants will be entering their senior year in college with a minimum g.p.a. of 3.25 and writing experience at a college newspaper or other publication, the ad says. Local knowledge of the Wisconsin/Illinois region is preferred.

Deadline to apply is April 3. T o apply for this job you must do both of the following: 1. Visit journaltimes.com, go to the jobs tab, and click on Journal Times employment application. Find the job and fill out our online forms. 2. Send resume and links to clips or electronic copies of clips to both rgolub@journaltimes.com and bridget.thoreson@journaltimes.com . Put the words "internship application" in the subject line of your e-mail. All applications should include g.p.a. information and links to clips or electronic copies of clips written by you.

Location: Racine, Wisconsin

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Paid sports freelancers @ Wisconsin magazine

Inside Wisconsin Sports, a 15,000-circulation monthly magazine that covers sports in Wisconsin, is seeks freelancers.

"Looking for writers able to craft solid feature-length material on deadline," the ad states. "Humor writers also welcome. Good pay and exposure. Publication covers sports at all levels, and is entering its fifth year on the newsstands."

To apply, e-mail cover letter and 2 to 3 sample clips to editor Mike Beacom at mike.b@insidewisconsinsports.com.

Location: Wisconsin

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stringers @ Western Wisconsin newspaper

The Prescott Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers the St. Croix River Valley in Western Wisconsin, seeks freelancers to write stories and/or take photos.

The paper needs "well-rounded journalism students willing to handle a camera or a notepad on a variety of subjects. Part-time stringers to start immediately. Resume builder and small stipend."

For more information, contact Jon Kerr at (715) 262-5454.

Location: Prescott, Wisconsin

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Central Wisconsin paper seeks reporter

Reedsburg Times Press, a small twice-weekly newspaper located 55 miles from Madison, is seeking a general assignment reporter.

"This reporter will cover news and take photos as assigned by the editor," the ad says. "Duties will include writing news and feature stories, interviewing sources and researching data for news and feature articles, developing sources and recognizing newsworthiness of events in the area."

Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2008.

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