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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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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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Freelance photojournalism jobs

A couple websites are seeking photojournalism help:
  • Health, a 1.3 million-circulation magazine focusing on women's health, is seeking to hire a freelance online photo editor to start immediately. Click here for details.
  • Sheckys.com, a popular website about women's fashion, beauty and nightlife, is looking for freelance photographers to photograph popular new bars in New York City. Click here for details.

Location: New York, New York

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Washington Post seeks freelancers for Sunday magazine

The Washington Post seeks freelancers with experience in long-form narrative journalism to write stories for its Sunday magazine. For more information, e-mail gapsm@washpost.com.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Paid student media blogger

UWIRE, a wire service that provides news about colleges, is seeking a part-time community editor to focus on student media.

"Qualified applicants will already know the college media world and have dynamic ideas on how to move campus media forward and connect it to the professional industry," the ad states. "The editor's primary job will be to help launch, maintain and promote a UWIRE.com blog designed to highlight news, changes and innovative ideas in student journalism. The editor will also comment on specific events and general trends within the community."

The blogging gig pays $200 per month, and bonuses are available based on Web site traffic.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume and a list of at least five story ideas as well as thoughts on ways to develop the blog to jobs@uwire.com. Type "Part-time Community Editor" in the subject line.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

NYC newspaper seeks freelancers

The Riverdale Press, a Pulitzer Prize-winning weekly newspaper that covers the Northwest Bronx and a corner of New York City, seeks freelance reporters.

"We need reporters for several upcoming special sections on home and gardens as well as weddings and other celebrations," the ad states. "Must be somewhat familiar with the Riverdale section of the Bronx."

Apply online.

Location: Riverdale, New York

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Journalism jobs in Boston

If you're looking for a journalism job in the Boston Area, three newspapers are hiring:
  • The Norwood Record, a 6,000-circulation weekly newspaper in Boston's suburbs, seeks a full-time reporter to begin immediately. Some experience preferred. E-mail a resume, cover letter and writing samples to job-zr3h2-1102524235@craigslist.org.
  • The Jewish Advocate, a 10,000-circulation weekly newspaper covering Greater Boston’s Jewish community, seeks an entry-level reporter. "The position requires significant knowledge of the local Jewish community and some Jewish background/education.." the ad states. "New graduates ... are encouraged to apply." E-mail resume and two writing samples to editorial@TheJewishAdvocate.com.
  • The Greenbush Times, a startup newspaper in the South Shore area of the Boston metro region, seeks paid freelancers to write "features, spotlights, interviews, events, newsworthy issues, lifestyle, historical, etc." Token compensation per article. For more information, call Therese at (617) 335-3084 or email her at TheGreenbushTimes@verizon.net.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

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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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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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Friday, March 27, 2009

Race car writer @ Indiana newspaper

The Herald-Times, a 30,000-circulation daily newspaper in Bloomington, Indiana, seeks a freelance writer to cover Bloomington Speedway every Friday night.

Must have laptop computer. Season begins Friday, April 10. Contact Doug Wilson at (812) 331-4227 or dwilson@heraldt.com.

Location: Bloomington, Indiana

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Freelance writers @ N.J. newspaper

The Alternative Press, an all-online daily local newspaper in Northern Jersey, is hiring freelance reporters to cover government meetings, town events and sporting events in various communities.

"Since our launch on October 2, 2008, we have received well over 3,000,000 hits," the ad states. "We currently cover Summit, Livingston, Millburn, New Providence and Berkeley Heights and are expanding to Madison, Chatham and Westfield. Very flexible hours. Make your own schedule."

Writers are paid up to $50 per article.

Location: Livingston, New Jersey

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Business writer @ Motley Fool

The Motley Fool, a popular news website about stocks, investing, and personal finance, seeks a writer. The full-time freelance position can be done anywhere, but the writer must reside within the U.S.

"Our Writer/Analysts are responsible for the research and writing of substantial elements of both online and offline Fool content with a particular focus on stock/company analysis," the ad states. "The writer will balance factual analysis with the Foolish mission of education, amusement, and enrichment. Relevant content includes, but is not limited to regular features/columns on Fool.com, online and offline investing newsletters, books, and special features and projects as needed."

Apply online.


Location: Anywhere, Telecommute, United States

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Large Florida weekly paper seeks journalists

The Hometown News, a weekly 500,000-circulation newspaper chain that covers communities on Florida's Atlantic Coast, has newsroom openings:
  • Reporter: cover news in Brevard County. To apply, fax resume and clips to: (321) 242-1281. Or email Jennifer Stahl at stahl@HometownNewsOL.com.
  • News clerk: Responsible for community events calendar, rants and raves column and assist associate managing editor. Fax resume to: (772) 467-4384. Or e-mail Tammy Raits at Raits@HometownNewsol.com.
  • Freelancers: cover Brevard County. Fax resume and clips to: (321) 242-1281. Or email Jennifer Stahl at stahl@HometownNewsOL.com.
"This is a good opportunity to join a team with good people who care," the ad states. "Benefits include health, dental, life insurance, 401K. If you have a passion for reporting, we would like to speak to you."

Location: North Brevard, Florida

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Freelancer @ North Jersey weekly paper

The Kearny (N.J.) Observer, a 35,000-circulation weekly newspaper about 10 miles from Manhattan, seeks freelance journalist who lives in the area to cover general assignments in North Arlington and Lyndhurst.

"The candidate must have either current experience in a daily or a weekly newspaper and be able to come up with three articles a week, both hard news and feature, that are professional and timely," the ad states. "The reporter must know how to connect with the political scene as well the community concerns. Proficiency in creating logical and readable journalism is necessary, as is deadline skills. Needs to have a digital camera and know how to use it."

To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume and clips to cregal@theobserver.com

Location: Kearny, New Jersey

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Freelancers @ Metro Sports NY

Metro Sports New York, a 100,000-circulation magazine that covers endurance sports, seeks freelance writers.

"We cover everything from profiles on local athletes and clubs to tips on gearing up for your first triathlon," the ad states. "The ideal contributor is well-versed on the latest trends and news related to competitive running, triathlon, cycling, adventure racing, and all other outdoorsy activities."

To apply, e-mail resume, two clips, and one story idea for a profile or feature to sarah.flynn@metrosports.com.

Location: New York, New York

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

MLB.com seeks fantasy baseball writers

MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball and its teams, seeks part-time contributors to file updates on fantasy baseball news.

"We are looking for fantasy baseball experts to post breaking news and notes on nights and weekends," the ad states. "A flexible schedule is required. Journalism experience and command of AP style are major pluses. Must be able to work in a team environment and have strong multitasking skills. "

E-mail resume to jlc@mlb.com with "fantasy writer" in the subject line.

Location: New York, New York

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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.
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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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ABC News seeks student freelancers

ABC News invites college journalists to submit video, pictures or stories about campus news to feature on its website and TV newscast.

Here are the details: "You must be a student attending an accredited college. Please keep in mind that all text stories must be between 800 -1100 words. Please make sure that your video is no longer than 3 minutes. If you're submitting a still photo, we require at least 531 x 411 pixels for horizontal images and at least 411 pixels in height for vertical images. Photos should be at least 72 dots per inch (DPI). All videos should include a specific sig out at the end: 'For ABC News On Campus, I'm [your name here.]'"

Upload your materials online. For more info, e-mail Pamela.S.Robinson.-ND@abc.com.

Location: United States

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Paid sports freelancers @ Wisconsin magazine

Inside Wisconsin Sports, a 15,000-circulation monthly magazine that covers sports in Wisconsin, is seeks freelancers.

"Looking for writers able to craft solid feature-length material on deadline," the ad states. "Humor writers also welcome. Good pay and exposure. Publication covers sports at all levels, and is entering its fifth year on the newsstands."

To apply, e-mail cover letter and 2 to 3 sample clips to editor Mike Beacom at mike.b@insidewisconsinsports.com.

Location: Wisconsin

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stringers @ Western Wisconsin newspaper

The Prescott Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers the St. Croix River Valley in Western Wisconsin, seeks freelancers to write stories and/or take photos.

The paper needs "well-rounded journalism students willing to handle a camera or a notepad on a variety of subjects. Part-time stringers to start immediately. Resume builder and small stipend."

For more information, contact Jon Kerr at (715) 262-5454.

Location: Prescott, Wisconsin

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Freelancers @ Austin weekly newspapers

The Austin American-Statesmen seeks freelancers to cover community news for two of its weekly newspapers, the Cedar Park Citizen and Leander Ledger.

Assignments include covering local news and high school sports and writing feature articles. Writers must know AP style, and be able to work on two or more stories on a weekly deadline.

Pay is $40 per story. Apply online.

Location: Austin, Texas

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Freelancers @ legal magazine

Litigation Support Today, a quarterly magazine that focuses on lawyers and litigation, seeks freelancers to write features stories.

"Features range from 1,500 to 2,500 words and are targeted to litigation support directors, managers, specialists and paralegals engaged in litigation support activity," the ad states. "Topics include cutting-edge ideas, techniques, success stories, best practices, event coverage, career advancement, and updates on new products and services."

Compensation is based on experience and negotiated on a case-by-case basis. To apply, e-mail a short paragraph outlining your credentials (no resumes) and two-to-three related writing samples/clips to editor@litsupporttoday.com. Put the word “Writer” in the subject line.

Columbia, Maryland

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Photojournalists @ Maine newspapers

Current Publishing, a chain of six weekly newspapers in Southern Maine, seeks part-time and/or freelance photographers "who have a passion for shooting people and covering local news."

Hours are flexible and vary. The newspapers reach a combined 100,000 readers throughout York and Cumberland Counties in Maine.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and work samples to: Brendan Moran, Executive Editor, Current Publishing, P.O. Box 840, Westbrook, ME 04098. Or e-mail: bmoran@keepmecurrent.com.

Westbrook, Maine

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Baseball reporters @ MLB.com

MLB. ​com, the official website of Major League Baseball, is seeking freelance and/​or full-time columnists and reporters to help cover Major League Baseball and its teams.​

"We're interested in candidates with solid reporting skills and a strong voice who are as well versed in writing about the sport off the field as they are about the games themselves.," the ad states. "Multimedia experience a plus.​"

Responsibilities include: Column writing from live games across the country, as well as the news of the day off the field; non-column writing that helps feed the beast that is a 24-by-7 deadline cycle; factual reporting; intelligent writing; nuanced analysis and insightful commentary; professional representation of our company inside and outside our walls.​

Positions covering various teams are available. Apply online.

New York, New York

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Travel guide seeks freelancers worldwide

Bakpak Travelers Guide, publisher of travel and hostel guide books, seeks freelancers to contribute articles on backpacking, travel and hostels for its website.

Pay is $25 per article. Articles should be 500 to 600 words, based on your actual travel experience and written in an upbeat and humorous style.

"Our goal is to inform and inspire new and novice travelers about backpacking and hostelling around the world, particularly in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada," the ad states.

For more info, click here.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

PBS seeks freelancers in Hartford

Connecticut Public Television, PBS' affiliate in Hartford, is seeking freelance reporter/producers for an 8-part magazine show. Position starts ASAP.

"Individuals considered for the position must have on-camera, producing and writing skills, and an ability to work quickly," the ad states. "Avid editing skills a plus."

E-mail resume and links to demo reels to freelance@cptv.org or send demo DVDs to Executive Producer, Local Programming, Connecticut Public Television, 1049 Asylum Ave., Hartford, CT 06105. No phone calls.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Paid freelancers @ Central Pa. newspaper

The Lebanon Daily News, a 21,000-circulation daily newspaper in Central Pennsylvania, seeks paid 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.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Freelance fashion writer @ Miami SunPost

The SunPost, a 50,000-circulation weekly newspaper in Miami, seeks a freelance fashion writer.

"Duties of the position include finding, pitching, scheduling, attending and writing copy for our a soon-to-be launched fashion column," the ad states. "Copy will be expected weekly. Photography skills and equipment a plus. "

Compensation is negotiable, but please include freelance rate expectations with correspondence. E-mail a short introduction, fashion coverage clips or links, and a resume with contact information to Executive Editor Angie Hargot at apply@miamisunpost.com, with “fashion position” in the subject line.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Freelancers for Seattle online newspaper

The Seattle Courant, a recently-launched online newspaper that covers Seattle, seeks paid freelancers to cover Seattle politics and politicians.

Pay is $25 per story. Apply online.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Website seeks paid freelance sports journalists

About.com, a subsidiary of the New York Times Co., is seeking part-time writer-experts to produce and maintain sports 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. Some writers make up to $100,000 per year.

Writers are needed to specialize in the following topics:
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • volleyball
  • waterskiing / wakeboarding
  • world soccer
Visit http://beaguide.about.com to learn more about About.com, see a full list of available topics, and to submit an application.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Brooklyn newspaper seeks help

The Greenpoint Gazette, a weekly neighborhood newspaper in North Brooklyn, has several writing and editorial positions available, both paid and for school credit.

Responsibilities include: attending and covering local events; writing a predetermined number of articles, weekly; fact checking and gathering information from both the Internet and interview subjects; some photography skills; and meeting strict deadlines.

E-mail a brief cover letter, resume and two writing samples.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Paid student blogger @ journalism website

The Center for Innovation in College Media, a non-profit think-tank that was created to help college student media adapt and flourish in the new media environment, seeks a paid intern to help produce content for its blog.

The January-April gig pays a $500 stipend and the intern can telecommute from anywhere. It's a good chance to develop new media skills and network with other journalists -- which could lead to a great job after college.

By January 18, e-mail your resume and a 250-word essay (or post on your weblog, even better) explaining what ideas you have for the Center's website to scmurley[at]gmail.com.

Be forewarned - CICM will be posting a poll for readers to vote on who is the best potential intern (results will be viewable only by staff) with the winner posted on the website in the future.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Freelancers @ Oregon Business magazine

Oregon Business, a Portland-based monthly magazine about Oregon business issues, seeks paid freelancers to write in-depth stories across a broad range of business topics related to Oregon.

"If you are skilled in analysis, profile writing, news features or compelling storytelling and have great story ideas, we’d like to hear from you," the ad states. Pay is "market-rate, per word."

E-mail at least three writing samples (links or documents), resume and a cover letter to editor@oregonbusiness.com.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

L.A. Daily News seeks freelance sports writers

Los Angeles Daily News, a 160,000-circulation newspaper, is seeking freelance sports writers.

"Our focus centers on high school and community sports and knowledge of local teams is a plus," the sports editor states. "Freelancers will produce regular game coverage, notebooks, features, trend pieces and enterprise stories."

E-mail cover letter, resume and 6-8 work samples to vincent.bonsignore@dailynews.com.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Freelancers @ San Fernando biz paper

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal seeks freelance reporters to cover local business news in the bi-weekly newspaper’s circulation area that includes the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Antelope, Conejo and Simi valleys.

Story assignments will include both breaking news and feature stories. Compensation depends on difficulty of assignment. E-mail resume and cover letter to j.schaff@sfvbj.com.

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Chicago Tribune seeks freelancers

The Chicago Tribune's metro desk is seeking writers with beat and feature experience for freelance assignments in Chicago.

"Candidates must have a daily newspaper background and provide 4-5 clips," the ad states. "The best candidates will suggest some store ideas focused on city neighborhoods and include hours they are available for assignments."

Send resume and clips to: Chicago Zone Editor, Chicago Tribune, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.

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Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin seeks casino reporter

The Norwich Bulletin, a 27,000-circulation daily newspaper in Eastern Connecticut, is seeking freelance reporters to cover the world's two largest casinos and the tribes that run them.

E-mail cover letter, resume and clips to jkonrad@norwichbulletin.com.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

SF daily paper seeks freelancers

The City Star, a daily newspaper in San Francisco with a readership over 20,000, seeks freelance articles on local news and events taking place in the city. To pitch your ideas please e-mail benjamin@thecitystarsf.com. The newspaper pays $50 per published submission.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Seattle Post-Intelligencer seeks bloggers

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a 130,000 circulation daily newspaper and one of the Top 20 U.S. news websites, is looking for people to blog about snow sports, hobbies and local neighborhoods.

"We want you to blog about anything you're passionate about: Hobbies, neighborhoods, sports, news, leisure activities . . . the list goes on," the advertisement states. "We can give your blog a home on one of the top-20 news sites in America (Nielsen ratings, December 2007), and we'll give you the independence to say what you mean.

E-mail blog@seattlepi.com with your idea, your resume, a writing sample, and a link to your current blog (if you have one). They promise to respond to every request.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Freelance copy editor @ New York magazine

New York, a weekly, 400,000-circulation magazine covering the culture, politics and style of New York, seeks freelance copy editors to help out from time to time on special projects. The part-time position is based in Manhattan.

"Copy editors will edit blog posts, section pages, event listings, and newsletters in a fast-paced environment," the ad states. "Must have a strong command of grammar and an eye for detail. Should be familiar with Words Into Type. Experience using Movable Type and Dreamweaver a plus."

E-mail hours of availability, a cover letter, résumé, clips, and salary requirements to lori_fradkin@nymag.com. Please put "Freelance Copy editor" in the subject line. No calls.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

TIME seeks freelance video news stories

TIME, a 3.4 million circulation news magazine, seeks 3 to 4 minute video news stories and features for its website.

"Ideally, video pieces will be already completed (produced/shot/edited) and ready for delivery via our ftp, but rough footage ready for editing will also be considered," said TIME video producer Vanessa Kaneshiro.

View examples here:

If interested, send a short paragraph with pitch ideas to: vanessa_kaneshiro@timeinc.com

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Alaska newspaper seeks freelance writers

The Alaska Pioneer Press, a small monthly newspaper with a regularly-updated website, seeks freelance writers to cover Alaska's Mat-Su region.

Freelancers will cover local issues and activities/pastimes of importance to the Matanuska Valley and Susitna Valley regions between Houston and Trapper Creek, and also in the Healy area. Topics of interest include winter sports such as skiing, snow shoeing and snow machining.

"The pay per article is very low (sorry) but writing for the Alaska Pioneer Press is a great way to get some clips," the ad states. "We also welcome free column submissions for those who want to put a personal touch on events, school activities and club activities in their communities."

To apply, e-mail editor@akpioneerpress.com.

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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 wvjournal@aol.com.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Freelancers @ York (Pa.) Dispatch

The York Dispatch, a 40,000-circulation daily newspaper in Central Pennsylvania, seeks freelancers to report on municipalities, including coverage of night meetings and other news and feature topics of local interest.

Young journalists are encouraged to apply. Send a letter, resume and writing samples to: Mark Franklin, Managing Editor, The York Dispatch, P.O. Box 2807, York, PA 17405. Or, email: mfranklin@yorkdispatch.com
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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Northern Jersey newspaper seeks freelancers

Pascack Valley Community Life, a weekly newspaper in northern New Jersey, seeks freelancers to cover municipal government and/or school board meetings. Many positions and shifts are available.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Agence France-Presse seeks U.S. stringers

Agence France-Presse, a worldwide news wire service, seeks stringers in San Francisco and Hawaii.

"We’re looking for motivated reporters who can work quickly, write cleanly and get to the heart of the story," the ad says. "You have to be a versatile all-rounder who is comfortable covering everything from plane crashes or natural disasters to news features that would be of interest to an international audience."

Send a resume and five clips to West Coast Bureau Chief Rob Woollard at robert.woollard@afp.com.

Agence France-Presse is the world's oldest newswire with journalists in 165 countries. The news service publishes stories worldwide in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Russia, Japanese and Chinese. Its stories and photos reach millions of people every day through tens of thousands of newspaper, radio, and television and magazine clients.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Freelance writer @ DC suburban paper

The Town Courier, a 20,000 circulation community newspaper in Gaithersburg, Md., is looking for a freelance reporter who can cover breaking news, attend meetings and turn in dynamic stories. Send your resume and clips to news@towncourier.com.

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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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Monday, October 20, 2008

Freelance writer @ CNN's New York office

CNN, an internationally renowned 24/7 cable news network, seeks news writers "with compelling and engaging copy, full of attitude, flair, passion, sass, and appropriate outrage" for its program "No Bias, No Bull."

Watch the show and send writing samples and résumé to: albert.lewitinn@cnn.com.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Freelance reporter @ Erickson Tribune

The Erickson Tribune, a 3-million circulation monthly newspaper that covers senior citizens, is seeking a freelance reporter to cover its local beat in Warminster, which is in the Philadelphia suburbs.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Part-time researcher @ US Weekly

Us Weekly Magazine, a 31-year-old celebrity magazine with a circulation of nearly 2 million, seeks a part-time researcher in its New York office. Responsibilities include quick, accurate fact checking. Pay is "very competitive."

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

CBS Interactive seeks business ethics blogger

BNET, a business management-oriented news website owned by CBS Interactive with some 12 million page views monthly, is seeking a paid blogger to cover business ethics. Telecommuting is OK.

The ad says: "We’re looking for someone with some knowledge of, and abiding interest in, the business ethics field, who can take what’s going on in the news and boil events down into workable principles and / or practical advice that a manager can actually use, who can write short, compelling copy, and who is able to come at the topic with distinctive take and voice. Think 'The Ethicist' but strictly management. "

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Freelance editor @ Politics magazine

Politics (formerly Campaigns & Elections) needs a part-time assistant editor to help with various writing and editing duties, including researching and writing the magazine's “Coming&Going” and “Campaign Sign Ups” sections, finding fun quotes for our “Quips&Slips” page, reporting web stories, and writing shorts for the front of the book.

The pay is $15 per hour. You will work anywhere from 1-10 hours per week, depending on where the magazine is in the production cycle. Work can be done from home. Both freelancers and full-time journalists looking to pick up some extra hours are encouraged to apply.

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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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Thursday, October 2, 2008

News radio station seeks D.C. correspondent

Pacific News Center in Guam is seeking a Washington correspondent to file reports for radio.

The freelancer will cover Guam's Washington Delagate Office and Congressional hearings concerning Guam and Pacific Affairs.

PNC produces multiple daily news broadcasts for the radio medium, including news feeds for K-57 Guam, Power 98 Guam and 105.1 The KAT.

E-mail resume to kevin@spbguam.com.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Worcester Magazine seeks freelancers

Worcester Magazine, a weekly alternative newspaper serving the Worcester area, is looking for freelance journalists:
  • Arts writers to cover the thriving local art scene. Pay is $50 for 500 words.
  • Music writers for short, local music tidbits.Pay is $25 for 200 words.
Telecommuting is OK. Email two clips to doreen@worcestermagazine.com, if you're interested.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

L.A. tv station seeks freelance newswriter

KTLA-TV, a.k.a. Channel 5 in Los Angeles, seeks a freelance writer to assist the news producer in putting newscasts together.

Responsibilities include: writing news stories; directing the editing of video taped stories for broadcasts; basic non-linear editing/clip editing duties; and logging video feeds. The writer also must learn the responsibilities of the associate producer and program producer so as to be prepared to produce a program as needed.

Candidates should have experience in broadcast or print journalism.

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New Dallas paper seeks freelancers

Lone Star Trumpet, a new, monthly Dallas-area newspaper, seeks contributing writers:

"Searching for sports writers, feature, humor, column, business, education, beauty, etc. Recent college graduates welcomed. The newspaper only publishes the positive side of the news. The position is 100 percent freelance and will not require you to commute to an office."

Pay is $25-$50 per article.

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Freelance writers wanted for SmartCEO magazine

SmartCEO, a magazine for business owners in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area, seeks freelance writers to "illuminate the strategies and personalities behind some of the region’s most influential companies through in-depth reporting and captivating storytelling." Writers must be willing to travel for story interviews in the D.C./Baltimore area.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin wants freelance reporters

The Norwich Bulletin, a 27,000-circulation daily newspaper in Eastern Connecticut, is seeking freelance reporters to help cover local news.

"The ideal candidate will have at least three years’ experience and will be able to cover a beat outside of town hall – focusing on the issues and news as they relate to residents, and putting them in context," the ad says. "Knowledge of the two local Indian casinos is a plus."

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Chicago-area paper seeks freelancers

The Beacon News, a daily newspaper serving the western suburbs of Chicago, is seeking journalists for freelance opportunities. Send an e-mail with writing samples and a description of experience to mcetera@scn1.com. The paper prints more than 175,000 copies per week and covers Aurora, Illinois' 2nd-largest city, and more than a dozen communities along the Fox Valley.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Freelance reporter @ Peoria Journal Star

Peoria, Ill.'s daily newspaper, the Journal Star, is seeking a freelance reporter to cover Bureau and LaSalle counties. The reporter will cover breaking news, municipal, county and school government, police and courts as well as general features.

-Mark Grabowski

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Freelance for paper in Philly suburbs

The Trend, a local community newsweekly owned by the Philadelphia Inquirer's parent company and distributed throughout the Philadelphia suburbs, is seeking freelance writers all over its overage area for weekly news and feature stories.

Writers are paid $25 per story. Article topics include news in the county, hot topics, "man-on-the-street" speaking out forums, school news, student/teacher features, sports and much more. The paper covers Gloucester, Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey, as well as Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania.

-Mark Grabowski

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Freelance for North Shore, Mass. paper

The Town Common Newspaper, a weekly newspaper located in Massachusetts' North Shore region, seeks several reporters/writers with a camera. The paper covers the towns of Newburyport, Amesbury, Salisbury, Newbury, Byfield, Rowley, Ipswich and Georgetown. The freelancers will report on various subjects during weekdays and some weekends.

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-Mark Grabowski

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Thoroughbred racing writers

Horse Society Magazine, a lifestyle publication covering the thoroughbred racing industry, is seeking paid freelancers to write about people in racing, major racing venues, fashion, thoroughbred farms, charities and, of course, the horses themselves.

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Writer wanted for article on bank

Wanted: a freelancer to write, help pitch and hopefully place a story in a national publication (e.g. USA Today, Wall Street Journal) about St. Mary’s Bank, the United State’s first Credit Union. This November marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of St. Mary’s Bank. Compensation is negotiable.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Legal reporting fellowship for freelancers

Carnegie/Newhouse School Legal Reporting Fellowships provide up to $3,000 each, plus other benefits, for freelance journalists examining some aspect of the American legal system.

"Apply if you: Are a U.S.-based journalist, working in any medium, whose primary source of income is freelancing," the fellowship's website says. "Are reporting on, or proposing, a project of a nonpartisan nature that focuses on law, lawyers, judges, or the justice system -- locally, regionally, or nationally. Can document legitimate out-of-pocket expenses, such as travel or records acquisition, that have not been reimbursed by another party. Can assign productive research or reporting tasks to a dedicated, talented Newhouse journalism student whom we'll pay to help you throughout the 2008-09 academic year."

The deadline is September 8.

-Mark Grabowski

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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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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Freelance for Raleigh paper

The Raleigh Telegram, a local general interest newspaper, is seeking freelance writers for shorter, feature-type stories and short news items. Specifically, the editors want "LOCAL stories about local people, places, things to do, etc. in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, etc. area." The pay is $10 - $20 per article, depending on the length and subject.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Freelance reporters wanted in Ontario

Metroland, an Ontario-based media company that owns 100 community newspapers and several trade magazines, is seeking paid freelancers to write feature stories and take photographs for its publications. Students are welcome to apply.

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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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Thursday, June 12, 2008

China Daily seeks student freelancers

China Daily, the self-proclaimed "only national English-language daily newspaper in China," is seeking freelance writers in key U.S. cities -- and they're willing to "consider outstanding college juniors or seniors." If you live in or near Chicago, D.C., Atlanta or Texas and want to get some bylines while earning up to $100 per article, you might want to check out this opportunity. The deadline to apply is June 15.

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Freelance writing gigs

I highly recommend this website, which offers a number of freelance writing opportunities and is updated every weekday. Of course, some days are more promising than others. But I know someone who recently landed some pretty high-profile and lucrative freelance assignments off of it.

http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com/category/writing-gigs/

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