Thursday, February 19, 2009

Openings @ English-language newspaper in Syria

UG Group, Syria's largest publisher, is launching the country's only English-language newspaper and seeks to fill several editorial positions.

The Damascus-based newspaper seeks a staff writer(s), copy editor, web editor, coordinator and executive assistant. Good English skills are a must, but Arabic is not essential. Staff writers only need a "writing portfolio" while the web editor needs "HTML skills." For other positions, only 1-2 years experience is required. Pay range is $600 - $1,000 per month ("comfortable salary for Damascus," according to the ad).

"A wonderful opportunity to live in the world's oldest continuously inhabited city and learn / improve your Arabic while gaining work experience in the country's top publishing house," the ad states. "All positions will also have the opportunity to work on What's On, the country's only Events guide and magazine. "

To apply, email ReemMaghribi@ug.com.sy

Location: Damascus, Syria

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Paid 6-month internship @ Shanghai magazine

CHaINA, a 10,000-circulation news magazine that covers China's supply chain and its global impact, is offering a 6-month paid internship in its Shanghai headquarters.

The full-time internship pays $500 per month. "The candidate will have the opportunity to research, write and edit articles, do interviews, cover events, develop story ideas and get involved in all aspects of magazine production," the ad states. "Excellent opportunities will be provided for meeting and networking with a wide range of senior executives providing exposure to many companies and industries."

To apply, e-mail resume and clips to Russel Beron at rberon@supplychain.cn. Applicants must be native English speakers.


Location: Shanghai, China

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dubai correspondent for business magazine

Middle East Economic Digest, a magazine that covers business an economic issues in the Mideast, seeks a Dubai correspondent. The reporter will travel around the region frequently and write stories for both the weekly magazine and its website.

"Prior experience of reporting on the Middle East and North Africa would be a distinct advantage, as would knowledge of Arabic," the ad states. "Applicants should be able to demonstrate a record of breaking exclusive news stories for a business publication."

To apply, e-mail a resume and cover letter to the deputy editor Dominic Dudley at dominic.dudley@meed.com.

Location: Dubai, UAE

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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 Times╩╝ 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 1, 2009

Paid internships overseas @ Bloomberg

Bloomberg, a news service known for strong financial reporting, seeks summer interns for its bureaus in London and Frankfurt. These paid positions begin June 22.

"Interns will gain hands-on experience reporting and writing for the print/ news wire department of the world's largest real-time financial news service," the ad states. "Successful applicants will produce breaking news stories under deadline pressure. Responsibilities may also include monitoring other media and writing spot features."

Deadline to apply is February 6. Along with your resume and cover letter, please submit three published samples of your work to support your application. Applicants must be fluent in English. If applying for the Frankfurt internship, you must also be fluent in German.

Apply online by clicking on the links above.

Frankfurt, Germany

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Paid internship @ Honduras' magazine

Bay Islands Voice, a monthly magazine that covers the Honduran islands, offers paid internships in both reporting and photojournalism.

Internships are full-time, last 4 months and are available year-round. Interns receive a monthly stipend of $600 -- not much, but apartments cost only about $250-$350 per month. The magazine will assist in locating housing.

"Interns have an opportunity to gain reporting experience, understanding of working in a small news magazine and create a portfolio of writing and photo clips," the magazine's website states. Current students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

E-mail cover letter and resume to Managing Editor Thomas Tomczyk at info@bayislandsvoice.com.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

NYC reporter @ The China Press

The China Press, a 75,000-circulation Chinese-language daily newspaper distributed in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, seeks an entry-level reporter in New York City.

Here's the job description: "Search local news stories from various sources including Internet news, wire services, newspapers and other sources. Cover local news, focus on government policy and regulations affecting the local Chinese-American community. Select items most pertinent to Chinese-speaking readers in the U.S. Write up stories for publication."

Position pays about $600 per week and includes benefits. Apply online.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

News agency seeks Brazil correspondent

Thomson Reuters, an international news service, seeks a business reporter to cover Brazil's economy.

The full-time reporter will be based in Sao Paulo and report on financial and economic news, commodities, energy, politics and general news. Occasionally s/he will work on evenings and weekends. Knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish preferred.

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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Saturday, January 3, 2009

News service seeks Johannesburg correspondent

The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), a news service that publishes news online and in print related to business and government, seeks a correspondent in South Africa.

Duties include covering legal, policy and business news primarily in South Africa, but also some news from other countries in Southern Africa. BNA has a strong interest in news about taxes, environmental policy, and privacy issues.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Paid internship @ Reuters Tokyo bureau

Reuters seeks student journalists with a passion for breaking news to work as paid interns in its Tokyo newsroom during the summer of 2009.

"There is nothing like the constant deadline of a news agency to hone your reporting and writing skills," the ad states. "The 10-week internships are a crash course in hands-on business, political and general news reporting. A Reuters internship offers student journalists a global audience of leading media outlets, financial decision-makers and savvy Internet readers with a potential audience of a billion people."

Candidates should have a strong ability to write in English and native or near-native fluency in Japanese. They should be a college senior or graduate student with a background in journalism and an interest in business news writing. Preference will be given to candidates with the right to work in Japan and who plan to base themselves in Tokyo for the summer.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2009. Apply online (http://careers.thomsonreuters.com) or e-mail your application to careers.jp@reuters.com. Attach cover letter, resume and news clippings in English.

While there is no guarantee of future employment at the end of the internship, Reuters notes that it has a track record of retaining the best of its summer interns.

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Wire service seeks temp. Stockholm correspondent

Agence France-Presse, a worldwide news wire service, seeks An English-speaking journalist for its Nordic region bureau, located in Stockholm, Sweden.

This is a temporary full-time paid position, replacing someone on maternity leave for six months from From April 1, 2009 until October 1, 2009, possibly extended up to one year.

"Together with a team of four journalists and a photographer who work in both French and English, you will be writing and editing articles about general news and current events in the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), including politics, business, culture, sports and lifestyle stories," the job posting states. Applicants should have good knowledge of both French and Swedish.

E-mail application and resume ASAP to Francis.Kohn@afp.com and pia.ohlin@afp.com.

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