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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Boston journalism jobs

A few different types of journalism-related jobs are available in the Boston area:
  • The Boston Courant, a weekly newspaper, seeks full-time reporter familiar with complex urban issues, particularly real estate development. Two years professional experience required. Must already reside in Boston area. E-mail resume and two news articles to djacobs@bostoncourant.com.
  • The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has an entry-level editorial position in its Office of Publications. The position is based in Cambridge and primary responsibilities are: edit Academy publications, including the Bulletin, Daedalus, books, and an Occasional Paper series; edit grant proposals, reports, and correspondence; edit articles for the Academy website. Send e-mail to staffing@amacad.org.
  • A chain of small, weekly newspapers in the Boston suburbs seeks paid freelancers to cover weeknight municipal government meetings in Melrose, Wakefield and Lynnfield.
    Experience preferred. E-mail resumes to Bob Burgess at melroseweeklynews@rcn.com.


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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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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Freelancers @ Hoboken, NJ newspaper

The Hoboken Progress and Secaucus Progress, free weekly newspapers in Northern Jersey, are seeking freelancer reporters.

"The job entails attending council and school board meetings one or two nights a week and then submitting articles and pictures from the meetings," the ad states. "Reporters would also cover other noteworthy events in Hoboken and Secaucus."

Pay is $40 per story, or $50 if the story includes a picture they took. "There is the potential to make about $200 a week from writing four stories," the ad states. Prior newspaper experience is preferred but not necessary, but the ability to write well is essential.

Send e-mail with resume and three clips, both in PDF format, to editor@hobokenprogress.com.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Freelance journalism jobs

  • Cleveland Area: Medina (Ohio) Sun News, an 11,000-circulation weekly newspaper located about 40 minutes from Cleveland, seeks freelance news reporters. Send resume and cover letter to Editor Mark Morilak at mmorilak@sunnews.com.
  • Phoenix Area: Pinal County (Ariz.) Today, a 45,000-circulation newspaper located near Phoenix, seeks stringers in the San Tan Valley Area. Send work sample to News@TodayPublications.com.
  • Boston/New England: The Jewish Advocate, a weekly newspaper in Boston focused on the Jewish community, seeks freelancers. "Journalism experience and a connection to the local Jewish community is preferred, but not required," the ad states. "College students with experience at their school’s newspaper are encouraged to apply." Pay is $25 per story. Send resume, two clips and three potential story ideas to Steve Maas at stevem@thejewishadvocate.com.

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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, August 25, 2009

Openings @ suburban Boston newspaper

The Middleboro Gazette, a 14,000-circulation weekly newspaper located about an hour from Boston, seeks a part-time reporter as well as freelancers. E-mail resume to Editor Jan Lopes at editor@gazettenewsonline.com.

Location: Middleboro, Massachusetts

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Freelance newspaper reporter jobs

  • Missouri: The Southeast Missourian seeks freelance writers to cover community events. "If you like to write and if you have fun going to fairs and festivals or are just interested in the daily happenings of the Cape Girardeau region, this is an opportunity to earn a little extra money doing something you enjoy," the ad states. E-mail a resume and three writing samples to features editor Chris Harris at charris@semissourian.com.
  • Philly/New Jersey: United Newspapers is looking for freelance journalists for its weekly community newspapers in New Jersey and the Philadelphia suburbs of Bucks and Montgomery counties. Send resumes and clips to bucksplus@unitednewsco.com. Indicate the area in which you prefer to work.

Location: United States

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Freelance writer @ NYC TV station

WPIX, a New York television station and the flagship of the CW Network, is seeking a freelance writer.

"The successful candidate must have strong writing skills, and the ability to write compelling stories," the ad states. "Other responsibilities include overseeing editing of news videotapes, and basic research for news stories. BA/BS and 2+ years broadcast writing experience required."

Apply online.

Location: New York, New York

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Northern Jersey newspaper seeks freelancers

The Northern Valley Suburbanite, a weekly Bergen County newspaper located just across the river from Yonkers, N.Y., seeks freelance reporters and photographers to help cover news and sporting events.​

This may be a good summer opportunity for college students looking to earn some cash or build their portfolio.

"Ideal freelancers will know the area and live close by, but those interested in getting their feet wet or who already have experience in journalism will also be considered," the ad states.

E-mail writing and/or photography samples along with a resume to
lang@​northjersey.​com .​


Location: Cresskill, New Jersey

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Freelance journalism opportunities

If you're looking for some extra money or to expand your portfolio, here are some possibilities:
  • The Battle Creek Enquirer, a 25,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks freelance writers for a new magazine aimed at women in the Battle Creek, Michigan area. E-mail inquiries and resumes to Bob Warner at rwarner@gannett.com or 155 W. Van Buren St., Battle Creek, MI, 49017.
  • The Spirit Community Newspaper -- a weekly paper in northern Philly that covers Fishtown, Kensington, Port Richmond and Northern Liberties -- seeks freelance writers to cover local events. "Position involves interviewing, fact-checking, writing, editing, proofreading and some photographing," the ad states. E-mail resume to: info@spiritnewspapers.com.
  • The Lebanon Daily News, a 21,000-circulation daily newspaper in Central Pennsylvania, seeks freelance writers to cover municipal meetings, school board meetings and events. Must be available to work nights and/or weekends. To apply, e-mail CityDesk[at]ldnews.com or call Jeff Clouser, (717) 272-5611, ext. 142.

Location: United States

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Stringers @ Northern Jersey news website

Virtual Town Portals, a media company in northern New Jersey, seeks freelance journalists for its hyperlocal news web sites that cover Bergen and Hudson counties.

"Independent contractor status; concurrent employment with other news media outlet is OK," the ad states. "Submissions to include story plus relevant photo(s) and/or video."

To apply, submit resume via e-mail to staff@virtualtownportals.com.

Location: Hoboken, New Jersey

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Freelance journalists in Northern Virginia

The Stafford County Sun, a weekly newspaper about 45 minutes from Washington, D.C., seeks part-time writers this summer to help in gathering news, compiling community listings and covering local news stories in Stafford County. To apply, e-mail resume and a 100-word description of why you are right for the job to Managing Editor Tracy Bell at tbell@insidenova.com.


Location: Stafford, Virginia

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Freelance journalism opportunities

  • The Huffington Post, a liberal news website and one of the most visited websites in the world, is looking for freelance journalists to help delve into the financial crisis/bank bailout. They are accepting investigative story pitches from freelancers, and also looking for writers able to take on assignments in this area. Click here for more info.
  • The Bethlehem Press, a 10,00-circulation weekly newspaper near Allentown, Pa., seeks a freelance reporter to cover municipal meetings. Click here for more info.

Location: United States

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