Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Freelance writer @ NBC New York

NBC New York seeks a writer who can contribute two articles each weekday to its website. Pay is up to $15 per post. "Applicants should be able to bring their own voice and analysis to the news of the day, find their own stories, and write stories assigned to them," the ad states. Click here for more info.

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HuffPost seeks paid Chicago intern

The Huffington Post, a popular liberal news website, seeks a Chicago-based intern. The position is 3 to 5 days per week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is compensated.

Responsibilities: researching and loading breaking news stories for Chicago page; editing and posting daily blog submissions; general administrative duties; search engine optimization; working with the Chicago editor to execute slideshows and other writing projects; covering events when appropriate for HuffPost Chicago.

Click here for more info.

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Freelance journalism jobs in Bay Area

Two paid freelance journalism opportunities in Northern California:
  • The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, an 84,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks paid community bloggers for its website. "Whether you're in Windsor, Healdsburg, Sebastopol or any other Sonoma County community ... if you're in the know about things going on in your town, like to write, and think you're up for being a part-time community correspondent, it could be you." Send a resume and cover letter Interactive Editor Greg Retsinas at greg.retsinas@pressdemocrat.com.
  • SF Weekly, a 100,000 weekly newspaper in San Francisco, has immediate openings for a freelance theater critic and a freelance art critic. "The theater critic will contribute reviews twice a month. The art critic will write a full-length column and two capsule reviews of local visual art shows once a month." Submit cover letter, resume and clips to will.harper@sfweekly.com.

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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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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Paid Fall internship @ biz website

BNET, a top 10 business website owned by CBS Interactive, is offering a paid Fall internship in its San Francisco office.

Internship is 10-15 hours per week and runs from September through early December.

Duties include: blogging in BNET's Industries section or in management-oriented Insight section; fact checking original content and contributing original reporting; pitching, reporting, and writing bylined articles; using BNET's content management system to help publish original and licensed articles and podcasts; light copyediting and proofing.

"As critical members of BNET’s small, award-winning editorial team, interns gain hands-on experience in all aspects of producing and publishing content online," the ad states.

Apply online.

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Paid internships @ Nieman Journalism Lab

The Nieman Journalism Lab, a Harvard-based think-tank focused on improving journalism in the Internet Age, is offering paid "microinternships" this summer. Schedules are flexible and interns may telecommute.

Hurry and apply -- the deadline is May 7.

"Here’s the deal," the website states. "We’ll expect you to write one solid, reported blog post per week. Note the word “reported”; we’re not looking for people to opine. These would be short stories about new journalism startups, attempts at innovation in established news organizations, or interviews with people making a difference in the future of journalism..."

Interns may telecommute: "If you’re based around Boston, then you’re welcome to come down to our office to work. If not, you’d work from wherever you are, on your own schedule."

As for pay, it's "Not a lot ... But it might pay your rent if you live somewhere cheap. The idea is that you’d probably do this work in addition to a traditional internship or your regular job."

Click here for more details and to apply.

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Paid intern @ AOL Food

AOL seeks a paid editorial summer intern for its Food Web page.

Internship is based in New York City, runs from June 1 to the end of August and 2 to 3 days a week. Duties include: programming content; pitching ideas; writing original content; reporting latest news/ trend stories; promotional outreach (other sites/social bookmarking); SEO; and reaching out to PR reps.

"The qualified candidate should have a passion for food, be motivated, highly organized, and have strong writing skills; web experience is a plus," the ad states. "Candidates must be either a junior, senior, or in graduate school preferably majoring in journalism."

E-mail cover letter, resume, any available clips or blog posts to Sarah De Heer at foodinternship@aol.com with 'Summer Internship' in the subject line.


Location: New York, New York

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Paid student media blogger

UWIRE, a wire service that provides news about colleges, is seeking a part-time community editor to focus on student media.

"Qualified applicants will already know the college media world and have dynamic ideas on how to move campus media forward and connect it to the professional industry," the ad states. "The editor's primary job will be to help launch, maintain and promote a UWIRE.com blog designed to highlight news, changes and innovative ideas in student journalism. The editor will also comment on specific events and general trends within the community."

The blogging gig pays $200 per month, and bonuses are available based on Web site traffic.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume and a list of at least five story ideas as well as thoughts on ways to develop the blog to jobs@uwire.com. Type "Part-time Community Editor" in the subject line.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Paid internship @ fashion website

Scheckys.com, a popular website about women's fashion, beauty and nightlife, is offering a paid internship.

"We pay a daily stipend and would prefer a recent grad who can work 4-5 days a week," the ad states. "Perfect if you’re interested in nightlife, fashion and getting experience in the Web side of editorial. You’ll be reading tons of fun blogs, updating the website and helping around the office."

To apply, e-mail resume and writing samples to natalie.g@sheckys.com.

Location: New York, New York

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Freelance dining writer @ Ft. Lauderdale paper

Ft. Lauderdale New Times, a weekly 60,000-circulation newspaper, seeks a freelance writer to cover dining in South Florida. The job pays $150 per week.

"Contribute several times a week to Short Order, South Florida's best dining news blog," the ad states. "This isn't a job for those who simply like to eat out: we want someone who has served prix fixe dinners, flipped burgers, or washed dishes in local restaurants. The ideal candidate will have sources in the back & front of the house and will dish up stories and news from the industry."

E-mail resume, cover letter and samples of your work to Eric.Barton@BrowardPalmBeach.com.

Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Win trip to Africa to cover story for NY Times

This Friday is the deadline for a journalism contest that will give one student the chance to travel to Africa with a New York Times columnist and produce stories and videos for The Times and YouTube.

"The Grand Prize is as follows: a trip with Nick Kristof, a round trip airplane ticket, all trip-related meals, lodging and transportation and other out-of-pocket expense of The New York Timesʼ choosing," the announcement states. "The winner will also have an opportunity to submit for possible publication a regular report on NYTimes.com and in The New York Times newspaper. The Total ARV of the prizes is $4,500."

The contest is open to students at American universities - either undergraduates or graduate students - who are 18 years old or over.You can apply either with an essay or with a video, or both.

Application details are available online.

Location: New York, New York

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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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Friday, January 30, 2009

Paid intern @ Sporting News

Sporting News, a 700,000-circulation sports magazine, seeks an intern to cover fantasy sports. The paid position is based in Charlotte.

"The person we hire would edit player updates and edit and post columns and blog entries for Sporting News' fantasy website," the ad states. "Some writing and photo editing is required, as well as some interaction with users through blogs and e-mail."

Deadline to apply is April 1. Send a cover letter, resume and three of your best writing or editing samples to George Winkler, Senior Editor, Sporting News, 120 W. Morehead Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, N.C., 28202. Or e-mail gwinkler@sportingnews.com (no attachments).

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Paid youth sports bloggers

My Team Cares, a group of youth sports blogs affiliated with pro sports teams, is offering paid blogging assignments.

"Our blogs focus on parenting and youth sports," the ad states. "You will need to spend approx 1-2 hrs per day sourcing articles (no need to write them yourself), adding images, and posting the articles. You will also be in charge of copying and pasting the articles into newsletters. This is very basic but the opportunity is tremendous. Knowledge of youth sports and parenting in youth sports is a plus. We will provide you the source materials and provide you built in traffic. You will be paid based on how much you increase page views and a flat fee for every newsletter you draft."

E-mail tk@myteamcares.com. Include writing samples and/or the URL for the current blog for which you write/edit.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

1 week paid gig for investigative journalism website

If you're in between jobs, here's a position for you:

Texas Watchdog, a new nonpartisan website devoted to investigating waste, fraud and corruption in government, is offering paid, weeklong, telecommuting reporting assignments.

The gig pays up to $500 to spend a week writing blog posts about local government transparency and conflicts-of-interest. The reporting will focus on Texas, but you can work from anywhere.

(The organization also offers longer-term fellowships.)

As the ad explains: "Is your newspaper closing? Are you being forced into a furlough? Well, we’re a small operation and we can’t replace your salary, but we are seeking journalists to do some blogging on our site. We’re trying to spread the wealth, such as it is (and it ain’t much) by bringing on board a different furloughed or downsized reporter each week to write several posts a day for us."

E-mail a cover letter and a few samples of your work to Deputy Editor Jennifer Peebles at news@texaswatchdog.org.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Baltimore Sun seeks freelancer to cover women's health

The Baltimore Sun, a 232,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks an experienced freelance journalist to lead a new website focused on women's health.

"A strong command of the English language, a background in blogging and online community moderation, and a history of working with freelancers are key," the ad states.

Apply online.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Website seeks paid freelance sports journalists

About.com, a subsidiary of the New York Times Co., is seeking part-time writer-experts to produce and maintain sports guides for its website. You'll build and maintain a GuideSite, a topical section of About.com that contains articles, reviews, a blog, a discussion forum and a bio page about you. Along with a base payment of $725 a month, About.com pays based on page views. Some writers make up to $100,000 per year.

Writers are needed to specialize in the following topics:
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • volleyball
  • waterskiing / wakeboarding
  • world soccer
Visit http://beaguide.about.com to learn more about About.com, see a full list of available topics, and to submit an application.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Paid internships @ travel website

Family Travel Forum, a group of websites about family travel, seeks paid interns for spring and summer in its New York office.

"We are looking for an independent, enthusiastic, motivated candidate who will work, under editorial supervision, to maintain and update our websites, research destinations online, report on upcoming events, assist with fact-checking and html styling and assist with office clerical chores," the ad states.

Interns will work 8 to 16 hours per week and receive a $25 per day stipend. College credit is also available. Apply online.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Contest: cover World Economic Forum for Wall Street Journal

Midnight on Friday is the deadline to apply for a chance to serve as a "Special Correspondent" for MySpace and the Wall Street Journal at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The winner will "be the eyes, ears and mouth to the Global MySpace community" and have his/her MySpace blog syndicated on MySpace and on WSJ.com.

To enter the journalism contest, visit www.myspace.com/myspacejournal and answer one of the following questions via video on MySpaceTV.
  • If you were given the opportunity to take one person (living or historical figure) to Davos in order to make an impact on the conference, who would it be and why?
  • If you could engage the entire MySpace community in doing one thing to help make an economic difference, what would it be?
  • Why do you deserve the chance to attend the World Economic Forum as the MySpace Special Correspondent and how will your participation engage the audience?
All videos are being judged by a panel of experts. The contest ends on January 16 at midnight.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Paid student blogger @ journalism website

The Center for Innovation in College Media, a non-profit think-tank that was created to help college student media adapt and flourish in the new media environment, seeks a paid intern to help produce content for its blog.

The January-April gig pays a $500 stipend and the intern can telecommute from anywhere. It's a good chance to develop new media skills and network with other journalists -- which could lead to a great job after college.

By January 18, e-mail your resume and a 250-word essay (or post on your weblog, even better) explaining what ideas you have for the Center's website to scmurley[at]gmail.com.

Be forewarned - CICM will be posting a poll for readers to vote on who is the best potential intern (results will be viewable only by staff) with the winner posted on the website in the future.

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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 blog@seattlepi.com 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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Friday, December 12, 2008

Paid science journalism internship

Scientific Blogging, a website whose stories are syndicated by Reuters, USA Today, Yahoo! and other popular media outlets, is offering a paid internship in science journalism at its Sacramento area office from January to April 2009.

The intern will work 12 hours per week at the website's Folsom, Calif. office. "The ideal candidate will be either a science student with an interest in science journalism or a journalism student with an understanding of broad science issues," the internship posting states.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

$10,000 contest for articles and blog posts

NewsCarnival.com is accepting original article and blog submissions for its $10,000 journalism contest.

The rules include: "All submissions must somehow relate to one or more of the following categories: Sex, Entertainment, Drugs, Politics, Science, Weird, Violence, or The Apocalypse. Do not send fiction or poetry. All articles must be written in English. This contest is open to the entire world. Please let us know if you reside outside of the U.S. Do not send us someone else’s work. We will do our very best to publicly shame plagiarists. Include your full legal name. You may use a pseudonym, but we must know your full legal name. Include your article’s title and the section in which it should be published in the subject of the email. Your article must appear in the body of the email. Do not send your article as an attachment. You may send a maximum of 5 submissions. We’ll let you know if we want more."

Entries must be sent between November 12th and December 12th, 2008. Email your submissions to Contest@NewsCarnival.com.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

PBS seeks journalism students to blog

The PBS Mediashift blog is looking for college journalism students to write occasional blog posts dealing with the impact of new media and information technology.

Additionally, Mediashift is also looking for correspondents to write about the following topics:
* Digital music
* Online video
* Social networking
* Books
* Regions: Asia, India, South America, Australia, Europe

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

CBS Interactive seeks business ethics blogger

BNET, a business management-oriented news website owned by CBS Interactive with some 12 million page views monthly, is seeking a paid blogger to cover business ethics. Telecommuting is OK.

The ad says: "We’re looking for someone with some knowledge of, and abiding interest in, the business ethics field, who can take what’s going on in the news and boil events down into workable principles and / or practical advice that a manager can actually use, who can write short, compelling copy, and who is able to come at the topic with distinctive take and voice. Think 'The Ethicist' but strictly management. "

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Get paid to travel around U.S. and blog

What a fun writing gig: Southwest Airlines is looking for someone to travel around the country for the next year and blog about it. The winner will be provided with airfare and hotel accommodations for each assignment along with a laptop, video camera and editing software. A minimum of four vlogs, or video blogs, will be produced. Applications are being accepted this month. To apply, you must submit a one-minute video.

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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Paid blogging gigs

Fortune recently had an article on "Firms that actually pay bloggers (a bit)."

To find paid blogging gigs, I recommend checking out Craigslist (click on your location, and then "writing"), SunOasis and freelancewritinggigs.com.

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