Sunday, March 14, 2010

Features writer @ Virginian-Pilot

The Virginian-Pilot, a 180,000 circulation daily newspaper in Norfolk, Va., seeks a features reporter in its Richmond bureau.

Here's the job description: "Through their reporting and writing, staff reporter works to uncover and write clear and compelling stories about Richmond that will inform, engage and enlighten Style’s readers."

Applicants should a bachelor's degree, at least one year of experience, multimedia skills and knowledge of Richmond. Apply online.

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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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Friday, April 17, 2009

Reporter @ Cincinnati newspaper

The Cincinnati Community Press, a chain of weekly newspapers owned and distributed by the Cincinnati Enquirer, seeks a versatile reporter to write news, features and even columns.

"You will be responsible for writing news and feature articles for one or more newspapers; and may write columns," the ad states. "Duties include collecting information by contacting sources; reviewing police reports and public records; attending meetings or events; maintaining personal contacts; conducting interviews; taking photographs; and generating story ideas. You will receive assignments and compile story lists for approval by the editor; maintain and update a beat book of news sources, phone numbers and other pertinent information. Occasionally, you may assist with editing, headline writing and layout of the newspapers or special sections. "

Candidates should have a college degree and at least two years experience. Apply online.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Paid features intern @ NY Daily News

The New York Daily News, a 700,000-circulation daily newspaper, is offering a full-time paid summer internship in its Features Department.

Intern will write events columns, calendar listings, gossip columns for the website, deal with images, set up photo assignments with photo desk, plus handle plenty of other tasks when they prove they can handle them. There is a definite opportunity for clips and pitching is expected. Position pays $350 per week.

E-mail a cover letter, resume and 2 to 3 writing samples to Amy Eisinger at No phone calls.

Location: New York, New York

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Reporter @ weekly newspaper near NYC

A small weekly newspaper located near New York City is seeking an entry-level full-time reporter.

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times, a 5,000-circulation newspaper located 30 minutes from Manhattan, seeks a journalist "for writing and developing feature stories and performing other routine editorial tasks."

The paper, part of the North Jersey Media Group, offers "competitive salaries, flexible benefits and an inclusive work environment."

Apply online.

Location: Verona, New Jersey

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Sports freelancer @ Reading (Pa.) Eagle

The Reading Eagle, a 64,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks freelance sports writers to help cover a seven-county area in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

"This isn't game coverage," the ad states. "We're looking for somebody who can put out a good feature story once or twice a month. Focus will mostly be on preps.

Might be a good opportunity for a local college student or a young journalist looking to get some clips until s/he finds a permanent job.

Send a message to the editor online.

Location: Reading, Pennsylvania

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Paid summer internship @ Maine newspaper

The Ellsworth American, a 156-year-old, 12,000-circulation weekly newspaper in Downeast Maine, seeks two paid full-time summer interns to write feature stories and take photos for its arts section and special sections, particularly a 62-page monthly entertainment guide and feature magazine called "Out & About."

Send resume and clips to Letitia Baldwin, The Ellsworth American, P.O. Box 509, Ellsworth, Maine 04605. Or e-mail

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

6-month paid internships @ Chattanooga Times Free Press

The Chattanooga Times Free Press, an 80,000 circulation daily newspaper in Tennessee, offers six-month paid internships in all the newsroom crafts: photography, multimedia, news, features, copy editing and page design. Interns are paid $400 per week.

Internships begin in in January and July. There are no hard deadlines.

"Our internships are awarded based on merit," the job ad states. "Considerations include previous internships, campus media experience and quality of work samples."

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Los Angeles weekly paper seeks freelancer

The West Valley Journal, a weekly newspaper serving the the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, is seeking a freelance writer to write a monthly feature.

"Must be accurate, good feature angle and have experience in writing about local cities and community affairs," the ad states.

Pay is $50 per 500-word article. Email previous sample articles published as links or PDFs to

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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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Monday, June 9, 2008

Find a job writing features

The American Society of Sunday and Features Editors has a jobs page listing several features section openings along with other journalism jobs.

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