Thursday, September 3, 2009

Freelancers @ men's lifestyle website

Asylum.com, which bills itself as "the largest men’s lifestyle site on the Web," is seeking freelance journalists to contribute stories about weird news, science, food, true crime, sex, politics, video games, entertainment and/or travel.

"We’re looking for writers who can report original stories and humorously analyze new trends -- everything from the latest wave of serial killer memorabilia sites to new concoctions that bring oversize donuts to amazing heights," the ad states. "We’re also looking for writers who can cover local stories in places such as Los Angeles, Florida, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans and Austin. We want people who have a passion for breaking new stories, not just re-hashing stories they’ve read. If you’re willing to scour through records, pound the pavement, search for the unusual, channel the zeitgeist and come up with intriguing stories, we’re interested in hearing from you."

Send resume, pitches and relevant clips or links to asylumapplicants@gmail.com.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Paid internship @ Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly, a 1.7 million-circulation magazine that covers movies, television, music, Broadway and pop culture, is offering a part-time paid internship in its Los Angeles bureau.

The 3-month internship begins in mid-September and pays $10 per hour. "In addition to office duties such as transcribing, interns will have the opportunity to write for the magazine and/or its website, EW.com," the ad states.

Students and recent grads are encouraged to apply. By September 1, e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three published clips to john_young@ew.com.


Location: Los Angeles, California

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Rolling Stone offers $2,500 college journalism prizes

Rolling Stone magazine is accepting entries for its 34th Annual College Journalism Competition until June 15. Winners receive $2,500.

Awards are given to college journalists in various categories: Entertainment Reporting (reporting on popular music, film or television, including artist profiles and interviews), Feature Writing (stylishly written narratives and profiles that illuminate issues and trends), and Essays and Criticism (commentary, including expressions of opinion and humor, on any subject). The editors of Rolling Stone judge the entries.

A $2,500 prize is awarded in each category. Entries must have been published in a college-student newspaper or magazine between June 1, 2008 and May 30, 2009. The entrant must have been enrolled as a full- or part-time student at the time that his or her entry was published. Winners will be announced in a fall issue.

For more info and to apply, visit the official contest website.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Online journalism interns @ Sun-Sentinel

The Sun-Sentinel, a 226,000-circulation daily newspaper in South Florida, seeks summer interns interested in online journalism.

Internships are 15-20 hours per week and based in the downtown Fort Lauderdale offices of the Sun-Sentinel. A stipend will be paid to students who complete the internship, and college credit is also available. Most interns are hired on as freelance contributors upon completion of their internship.

Interns will assist with Metromix South Florida, a website about entertainment, and the Sun-Sentinel's GetLocal webpage, which covers local communities.

Assignments will include: Managing online events calendar; shooting and editing photos; producing daily and weekly stories and articles; and attending story and budget meetings.

"Applicants should have an interest in online journalism, Web design or photography and must possess strong writing skills, an understanding of the Internet as a tool for sharing information, and should have some interest or experience in editorial photography," the ad states. "Interns will also be given the opportunity to develop their own enterprise feature to report and produce during the internship period."

E-mail a resume, cover letter and portfolio (if applicable) to: Adam Eisenberg, producer, at AmEisenberg@Metromix.com.


Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Entertainment journalists @ White Plains Journal News

The Journal News, a 122,00-circulation daily newspaper in White Plains, and Metromix.com seek paid freelance writers and photographers to cover entertainment in the Hudson Valley.

Metromix is a joint venture between Gannett and Tribune newspapers providing an online guide to entertainment scenes in communities around the country.

Freelancers will cover the best restaurants, bars, concerts and more in the Hudson Valley. This means Orange, Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess and Putnam counties -- not New York City.

Send your resume, a "few solid pitches" and work samples to mbiaso@metromix.com.

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Entertainment reporter openings @ newspapers

A couple newspapers are seeking entertainment reporters. Entry-level journalists may have a shot at these opportunities:
  • The Decatur (Ill.) Herald & Review, a 35,000-circulation daily newspaper located between Chicago and St. Louis, seeks a reporter to cover the local entertainment beat. "While some of what we expect from a reporter involves providing copy for our Friday Life section, we want someone who can also provide lively features for page one and be available for general assignment work," the ad states. Apply online.
  • The Hippo, a 34,000-circulation weekly newspaper covering southern New Hampshire, seeks a freelancer to contribute stories about music, comedy, trends in nightlife and more. "Writer will get the chance to interview nationally recognized performers as well as up-and-coming local musicians and write stories their show their skill at profiles, event coverage and trend pieces," the ad states. E-mail cover letter, three best clips and a resume to Hippo editor Amy Diaz at adiaz@hippopress.com.

Location: United States

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

6-month paid internships @ Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly, a 1.7 million-circulation magazine that covers movies, television, music, Broadway and pop culture, is offering six-month paid internships for its website.

"Published daily, the website needs interns for various office, editorial, and content management duties," the ad states. Pay is $10 per hour for 35 hours per week.

Duties include: assigning subject area categories to online magazine articles. Researching and entering related data about entertainment people and products. Assisting editors with features and special projects, including fact checking and research. Writing opportunities may be available. Administrative duties will also be assigned.

Both current students and recent graduates are eligible to apply. E-mail a cover letter, clips, resume and references to: Marc Vera at marc_vera@ew.com.

Location: New York, New York

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Paid interns @ Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly, a 1.7 million-circulation magazine that covers movies, television, music, Broadway and pop culture, is offering paid internships this summer.

Internships pay $10 per hour, are full-time, run three months and are based in Los Angeles.

"In addition to office duties such as transcribing and managing the mailroom, interns will have the opportunity to write for the magazine and/or its website, EW.com," the ad states.

By April 1, e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples (preferably published clips) to John Young at john_young@ew.com.

Location: Los Angeles, California

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Paid intern @ CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive -- an online content network that includes CBS.com, CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com, CNET.com, etc. -- seeks a paid editorial intern for its Entertainment Division.

The 6-month position is based in San Francisco, six hours per week and pays $10 per hour.

"The position involves assisting the content and editorial team in managing a myriad of online assets such as entertainment-related photos and videos as well as TV show and celebrity information," the ad states. "In addition, the intern will assist in encoding and posting video to the site. The intern will also assist in viral marketing and blogger partnerships. Will help ensure the site is kept up-to-date and current with photo galleries of notable television shows, events and celebrities."

Apply online.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Freelance entertainment writers @ Palm Springs paper

The Desert Sun in Palm Springs is looking for freelance writers to help launch a new local entertainment website aimed at 21-to-34 year olds.

"Writers will visit and generate 50-70 word descriptions of the best Coachella Valley bars, clubs, restaurants, and more, as assigned. There will also be opportunities to write longer feature stories about fun things in the area. This job is a part -time temporary position."

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Star Magazine seeks entry-level reporter

Star Magazine, a 1.4 million-circulation entertainment magazine, is seeking an entry-level reporter to find and report the freshest celebrity news.

"The successful applicant will have a detailed knowledge and love of pop culture, an ability to make and keep sources, a good, snappy writing style, endless enthusiasm and a readiness to work all hours," the ad says. "He/she must be willing to travel at a moment's notice."

Initially, the job will be on a freelance basis.

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

About.com seeks freelancers

About.com, a subsidiary of the New York Times Co., is seeking part-time writer-experts to produce and maintain 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.

Positions available include:

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Asbury Park Press seeks entertainment freelancers

The Asbury Park Press in northern Jersey is seeking freelance writers to cover events , clubs, etc. The articles will be posted to its web site. Freelance rate of $50 per article of 400-500 words.

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