Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Paid internship @ vegetarian magazine

VegNews, a San Francisco-based magazine that covers vegetarianism, is offering a paid internship from July through December. The gig pays a $500-per-month stipend and offers perks such as free food.

"Interns will gain invaluable experience reading and pitching stories, fielding inquiries, participating in editorial meetings, researching story ideas, copy editing, fact checking, and writing for the magazine, website, newsletters, and blogs," the ad states.

Additionally, "VegNews offers a host of benefits to ensure a fulfilling experience including a $500 monthly stipend, daily vegetarian lunch, product sampling, complimentary event tickets, all-you-can eat vegan cookies, a wonderful work environment (one block from the ocean in one of the most veg-friendly cities in America), advancement opportunities, course credit, and more."

To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume, and writing samples to Managing Editor Elizabeth Castoria at internships [at] vegnews.com with "VegNews internships" in the subject header.

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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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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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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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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Restaurant critic @ Portland newspaper

The Northwest Examiner, a 34,00-circulation free monthly newspaper in Portland, Oregon, seeks a freelance restaurant critic.

"Prefer local reviewer who can reflect familiarity with establishments over time to one-visit observations," the ad states. "Typical length 750-1,000 words. Pay 10 cents a word."

To apply, e-mail Editor Allan Classen at allan@nwexaminer.com.

Location: Portland, Oregon

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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, October 7, 2008

Freelance food critic @ Sacramento paper

Sacramento News & Review, an 85,000 circulation alternative weekly newspaper in California's capital city, seeks a freelance food critic/writers to "produce fun and informative reviews, columns and stories."

-Mark Grabowski

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Food writer @ San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury News is seeking a food writer to report and writes on events, issues, trends and people in the subject area of food and dining.

"The person possesses a strong journalistic background, deep knowledge of food culture and gastronomy - including diverse culinary customs and cuisines, cooking methods, food safety and production, food politics - and experience writing about food and dining ... In addition to producing articles and short pieces that are well-written, accurate and balanced, the person is able to review restaurants with authority and insight."

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Food writer wanted at two large newspapers

The Tacoma News Tribune and San Jose Mercury News are both seeking a food writer/restaurant critic. Click on each newspaper's name for more info.

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