Thursday, April 1, 2010

Entry-level editor @ Foreign Policy magazine

Foreign Policy, a 110,000-circulation magazine that covers global politics and economics, seeks a junior-level editor.

"The ideal candidate will be an energetic, highly motivated individual with 1-3 years experience in journalism and knowledge and interest in international affairs," the ad states. "We're looking for someone with a passion for the broad range of topics we cover, whether it's nuclear negotiations in Moscow or the politics of polygamy in Africa -- as well as a passion for getting the story right."

Apply online.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Job openings @ The Politico

The Politico, a growing and popular Washington, D.C.-based political journalism outlet that distributes its content via television, the Internet, newspaper, and radio, has a variety of openings: reporters, web producers, editors and more.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Entry-level London news correspondent

Jiji Press, a Japanese international news agency focusing on economic and political news, seeks a London assistant correspondent.

"I would describe this as a good first paid job in journalism, but I have not yet been hit by the flood of aspiring journos' CVs I was expecting," the agency's John Dennen told U.K. journalism job website Fleet Street Blues. "Perhaps they're on holiday."

Deadline to apply is January 10. E-mail resume and cover letter to dennen@jiji.co.uk.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ New Republic

The New Republic is looking for reporter-researchers for its 2010-2011 paid internship program.

Job duties include reporting, researching, and fact-checking for TNR and TNR Online stories; formatting articles and blog posts for the Web; and performing occasional clerical tasks. Reporter-researchers work closely with writers and editors, and they have an open invitation to pitch magazine or Web articles.

Most reporter-researchers finish their program with a substantial portfolio of clips and have gone on to work almost everywhere in journalism--including TNR itself. Political journalism experience is preferred (but not imperative); fluency with LexisNexis and other search techniques, a willingness to put in long nights fact-checking, and a sense of humor are mandatory.

The yearlong job will begin in late summer 2010 and will pay a stipend. E-mail the following items to Seyward Darby at job [at] tnr [dot] com, with the subject line "(Your Name) RR Application 2010":

1. A cover letter.
2. A one-page resume.
3. A 750-word critique of the politics section of a recent issue of the magazine.
4. Two clips (if possible, one opinion and one news).
No phone calls and no snail mail. Don't expect confirmation. The deadline is February 12, 2010, but do not submit applications before January 1.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

HuffPost seeks paid Chicago intern

The Huffington Post, a popular liberal news website, seeks a Chicago-based intern. The position is 3 to 5 days per week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is compensated.

Responsibilities: researching and loading breaking news stories for Chicago page; editing and posting daily blog submissions; general administrative duties; search engine optimization; working with the Chicago editor to execute slideshows and other writing projects; covering events when appropriate for HuffPost Chicago.

Click here for more info.

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Paid D.C. journalism internships

Paid political journalism internships in Washington, D.C. are rare. Here are two places seeking Spring semester interns:
  • ExecutiveGov, a daily blog that covers senior executives in the federal government, seeks a paid reporting intern to start immediately. Position is 20-30 hours per week, based in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Vienna, Va., and pays $13 per hour. Responsibilities include: Research and write four to six stories a week, plus shorter news briefs; track news and develop contacts and in-depth knowledge in a specific coverage area; attend hearings, meetings and other news-making events in Washington from time to time; actively contribute to the end-of-week meetings.
  • The Sunlight Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting open government, paid intern to serve as a researcher/reporter starting in January 2010 in its Washington, D.C. office. Pay is $8.25 per hour. "Duties will include some news aggregation, writing short daily posts for the reporting site and working on longer, in-depth investigative reports," the ad states. E-mail a resume and writing samples to Bill Allison at intern_realtime@sunlightfoundation.com.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Paid D.C. journalism internship for international students

International students are eligible for a journalism internship in Washington, D.C. that provides free housing, a stipend and the opportunity to publish articles.

Here are the specifics:

The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington internship program brings two international students per year to Washington, D.C., to work at the Scripps Howard News Service for a semester or summer term. The internship is designed to give international students an opportunity to cover events in the U.S. capital, as well as to report and write feature stories for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire. Stories written by Scripps Howard interns may be published in newspapers across the United States.

The internship is open to undergraduate journalism or communications students who intend to pursue careers in journalism after graduation. Interns must be fluent in both spoken and written English. Interns who are selected in the program will work in one of two periods: January to April or June to August.

The internship is sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation, which strives to advance the cause of a free press through support of excellence in journalism, quality journalism education and professional development. International participants in the program are recruited and selected by the International Center for Journalists, which provides training and other assistance to journalists across the globe.

Interested journalism students can get an application by clicking on the link on the right-hand side of this page. The deadlines are November 20 (for the January-April term), and March 1 (for the June-August term).

An application form is available at:
http://app.formassembly.com/forms/view/111619

For more information contact:
International Center for Journalists
1616 H Street, N.W., Third Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006, USA
Tel: 202/737-3700
Fax: 202/737-0530
E-mail: lfeatherstone@icfj.org

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Paid statehouse reporting internships

College and grad students along with recent graduates can apply for a 21-week paid internship in statehouse across the nation.

The Ben Franklin Fellows program begins January 1, 2010. Positions are available in print, broadcasting and multimedia.

"Benjamin Franklin Fellows will not be coffee-fetchers or lunch-lackeys," the ad states. "Franklin Fellows will work in a variety of statehouses across the nation with seasoned correspondents to produce daily news as well investigative pieces. The statehouse beat will challenge fellows to research complex issues, such as government spending, ethics abuse and statewide elections, and report the consequences to citizens. Upon completing their fellowship, participants will have completed a portfolio of professional clips, internet dispatches and broadcasts. Fellows also will have unique networking opportunities with a nationwide collection of state capital bureaus."

By October 20, e-mail a resume, a cover letter and your five your best work samples to: Scott.Reeder@franklincenterhq.org. Or mail materials to: Scott Reeder Regional Managing Editor Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity 107 W. Cook St. Suite G Springfield, IL 62704 Telephone inquiries are welcome at: (217) 528-9607.


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Monday, September 28, 2009

Entry-level journalism jobs @ PBS

PBS, a non-profit public broadcasting service with 354 member TV stations in the U.S., is offering entry-level desk assistant positions for its NewsHour program. The six-month-long positions are based in the Washington, D.C. area and pay $9 per hour. Click here for more details.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Reporter @ Seattle business journal

The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, a daily business newspaper in downtown Seattle, seeks a reporter to cover local transportation and government issues.

"Must have at least two years of deadline news writing experience and be fast, accurate, objective and curious," the ad states. "Includes salary, benefits, and 401k."

Submit resume and clips to Phil Brown, P.O. Box 11050, Seattle, WA 98111. Or e-mail phil.brown@djc.com

Location: Seattle, Washington

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

City hall reporter @ Riverside Press-Enterprise

The Riverside Press-Enterprise, a 150,000-circulation daily newspaper that covers the Inland Empire area of Southern California, seeks a reporter to cover local government.

"The ideal candidate will have extensive reporting, writing and multimedia skills and will have demonstrated them in daily coverage of a government / city hall beat," the ad states. "The position requires a minimum of five years of daily newspaper experience. Experience in daily digital reporting as well as in-depth enterprise reporting for print is required."

Salary is around $50,000. E-mail your resume and three relevant writing samples to Managing Editor John Gryka at jgryka@pe.com.

Location: Riverside, California

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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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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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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Political journalism job openings

A couple newspapers are seeking political correspondents. To be competitive for either of these positions, you'll likely need to have some good experience.
  • The Tacoma News Tribune, a 128,000-circulation newspaper located near Seattle, seeks a city government reporter. Click here for more info.
  • NJBIZ, an 18,500-circulation weekly newspaper that covers New Jersey business, seeks a reporter to cover the statehouse in Trenton. Click here to learn more.

Location: United States

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Monday, April 20, 2009

D.C. correspondent @ shipping magazine

Fairplay, a weekly news magazine devoted to the international merchant shipping industry, seeks a Washington correspondent for its magazine and website.

"The senior Americas correspondent will be required to contribute feature articles each week for Fairplay magazine (plus occasional contributions to sister publications), and to file multiple news briefs for Fairplay’s internet service by a mid-morning deadline each day," the ad states.

The job pays $70,000. Applicant must have a college degree and be based in the Eastern Time zone, preferably the Washington, D.C. area.

Apply online.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Political reporter @ D.C. newspaper

Roll Call, an 18,000-circulation newspaper that covers Congress, is seeking a reporter to cover Congressional campaigns and elections.

"Successful candidates have prior experience covering elections or Congress, and can demonstrate an understanding of political campaigns, campaign finance law and the structure of Congressional campaign committees, as well as the ability to digest and report on broad electoral themes," the ad states. "Understanding of new media technologies a plus. Three to five years of reporting experience required."

Send resume with cover letter, writing samples and salary expectations to: Roll Call Inc., Attn: HR Dept., 50 F Street, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20001. Or fax to: (202) 824-0475. Or e-mail: hr@rollcall.com. No phone calls.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

1-year paid internship @ NBC News in D.C.

NBC News is offering a one-year paid internship in its Washington, D.C. bureau.

"The goal is to give one graduating senior the opportunity to be mentored by seasoned NBC News staff members and truly experience a yearlong 'boot camp' in political journalism," the job posting states.

The "Tim Russert Fellowship" gives an entry-level journalist the opportunity to rotate throughout key areas of the bureau including assignments on “Meet the Press” and with the NBC News Political Unit. Responsibilities will include assisting on-air talent and producers, participating in news shoots, and story research.

NBC News plans to sponsor the Fellowship annually as a lasting tribute to Russert, a renowned political journalist who passed away last year.

Applications are due April 10. Apply online.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Paid interns @ D.C. news service

Stateline.org, a non-profit Washington-based news wire service that covers state policy and politics, is seeking paid summer interns.

Pay is $12 per hour. Part- and full-time internships are available. Interns get to "report and write in-depth stories on a variety of subjects and develop original story ideas."

Current college and graduate students, along with recent graduates, are eligible to apply. E-mail cover letter with availability, resume, and news clips to jobs@stateline.org.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Entry-level journalist @ Roll Call

Roll Call, an 18,000-circulation newspaper that covers Congress, is seeking an editorial assistant. This may be a good way to break into political journalism, if you're a young journalist.

"Duties include proofreading, assisting with production process, researching, reporting and writing news briefs," the ad states. "Excellent salary and benefits."

Send resume, cover letter, writing samples and salary expectations. Via mail: Roll Call Inc., Attn: HR Dept., 50 F Street, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20001. Or via fax: (202) 824-0475. Or via e-mail hr@rollcall.com. No phone calls.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Digital reporter @ ABC News - D.C. bureau

ABC News seeks a digital reporter for its Washington, D.C. bureau.

The reporter "provides news coverage of the Obama Administration for all ABC News programs, focusing on major initiatives such as health care reform," the ad states. "There will be a special emphasis on coverage for digital media platforms and the production of digital media content."

Minimum of 3 years of related experience and bachelor's degree required.

To apply, visit www.disneycareers.com create a profile and upload your resume. Do a search for Requisition # 185132 and apply for the position online.

Location: Washington, DC

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Political journalism fellowship for college students

The Richard J. Roth Journalism Fellowship provides a $30,000 stipend and placement in the New York Senate Press Office for a college student with "experience and/or intentions in the fields of communications, journalism, and/or public relations." The deadline is the first Friday in May.

-Mark Grabowski

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Temporary reporter @ AP's Raleigh bureau

The Associated Press, the world's largest and oldest news organization, immediately seeks a reporter for an 18-week assignment in its Raleigh, N.C. bureau.

The reporter will work during the 2009 state legislative session, which has already begun.

"This reporter will join our team covering the top general news stories in the region for a state, national and international audience through accurate, aggressive and thorough reporting, and strong and compelling writing," the ad states. (Given that you'll be in the state capital during legislative season, I imagine some political reporting will also be involved.)

Apply online.

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Paid Fall journalism internships in D.C.

March 16 is the deadline to apply for a fall placement in the Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington program.

The hands-on journalism program brings six junior and senior print journalism majors to Washington, D.C., for three academic terms -- fall, spring and summer -- where they function as reporters for a web-based wire service. Stories are available to any newspaper in the country. The 14-week Fall program includes a $2,350 stipend, free housing and academic credit.

Interns cover everything: politics, breaking news, business, sports and features, including home and garden, health, fitness, technology, travel and food. They also attend lectures from experts at the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Student Press Law Center, the Washington Post, the State Department, the Pentagon and others to better understand how to cover the news.

Apply online.

Find more opportunities on CubReporters.org's political journalism page.

Location: Washington, DC

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Paid summer internship @ Politico

The Politico, an upstart Washington, D.C.-based political journalism outlet that distributes its content via television, the Internet, newspaper, and radio, is offering a paid summer internship.

"You will report and write stories," the ad states. "This is a dream internship for anyone who is interested in political journalism."

Deadline to apply is Feb 23. E-mail works samples, resume and cover letter to employment@politico.com (put "Summer Internship" in subject).


Location: Washington, DC

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Reporter @ Government Executive magazine

Government Executive, a 77,000-circulation magazine focusing on government officials and operations, seeks a staff writer. You'll be based in Washington, D.C., and write stories for both the magazine and its website.

"We seek a journalist who can train a business writer's eye on government - especially human resources management," the ad states. "Our ideal candidate is a talented, energetic reporter and graceful writer. One to two years journalism experience is required."

E-mail resume and two writing samples to Chawndese Hylton, Publishing Assistant, Government Executive, at chylton[at]govexec.com.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

1 week paid gig for investigative journalism website

If you're in between jobs, here's a position for you:

Texas Watchdog, a new nonpartisan website devoted to investigating waste, fraud and corruption in government, is offering paid, weeklong, telecommuting reporting assignments.

The gig pays up to $500 to spend a week writing blog posts about local government transparency and conflicts-of-interest. The reporting will focus on Texas, but you can work from anywhere.

(The organization also offers longer-term fellowships.)

As the ad explains: "Is your newspaper closing? Are you being forced into a furlough? Well, we’re a small operation and we can’t replace your salary, but we are seeking journalists to do some blogging on our site. We’re trying to spread the wealth, such as it is (and it ain’t much) by bringing on board a different furloughed or downsized reporter each week to write several posts a day for us."

E-mail a cover letter and a few samples of your work to Deputy Editor Jennifer Peebles at news@texaswatchdog.org.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Cover law & politics for Chicago newspaper

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, a daily newspaper that covers Chicago and Illinois law, seeks a full-time reporter to cover the Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois legislature.

"Applicants should have 2-3 years' experience in general assignment reporting," the ad states. "Legal reporting experience preferred."

To apply, e-mail Editor Robert Yates at ryates@lbpc.com.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

City hall reporter @ Corpus Christi Caller-Times

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times, a 53,000-circulation daily newspaper on the Texas' coast of the Gulf of Mexico, seeks a city hall reporter.

"Applicants must have at least two years of daily newspaper experience or internships at daily newspapers combined," the ad states. "Spanish fluency is a plus but not mandatory. The Caller-Times, a subsidiary of E.W. Scripps pays competitive salary and excellent benefits."

Apply online.

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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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Monday, January 12, 2009

Paid internships @ American Spectator

The American Spectator, a conservative 50,000-circulation magazine covering news and politics, is offering paid internships for both the spring and summer. Starting dates are flexible.

"One benefit among many is that we don't do the 'Make A Copy For Me And Get Me Coffee' thing," says Managing Editor J. Peter Freire. "Our interns get to write frequently and can really carve out a place for themselves if they have an idea of what they like to do."

E-mail a resume, writing samples, and references to editor[at]spectator.org, with the subject line "INTERNSHIP."

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Political reporter @ The Atlantic

The Atlantic, a 400,000-circulation magazine formerly known as The Atlantic Monthly that covers politics, foreign affairs and the economy, seeks a political- and web-savvy journalist to assist with coverage of politics and Washington, D.C.

The political reporter/web producer will be based in Washington and paid a salary in the low-$30,000 range. Duties include: research, reporting, interviewing, scheduling interviews, producing webcasts and supporting an Atlantic editor.

To apply, click here or visit www.atlanticmediacompany.com and select "Current Opportunities" under the "Careers" heading.


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Friday, January 9, 2009

On air multimedia reporter @ D.C. TV station

WUSA-9, a CBS affiliate television station in Washington, D.C., seeks an on air multimedia reporter.

Duties include covering general assignment news and developing news sources and original stories for distribution on air, the Web, mobile sites or any other multimedia platform. Position requires an understanding of multimedia presentation and software including video editing and posting on web sites. Knowledge of Avid editing system a plus. Job also requires a strong understanding of current events including local, national and international stories. Applicants must have at least three years experience.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Apply by Friday for George Polk Awards

This Friday, January 9, is the deadline to postmark applications for the George Polk Awards.

The prestigious journalism awards are issued annually by Long Island University in Brooklyn. There is no entry fee and all types of journalists -- print, radio, TV, Internet and photojournalists -- are eligible. Journalists do not have to be U.S. citizens and the media outlet does not have to be American, but all entries must be in English

The awards were established in 1949 to memorialize George Polk, a CBS correspondent slain covering the Greek civil war the previous year. They are awarded in various categories, which change annually and may include: Foreign Reporting, Radio Reporting, Photojournalism, Economics Reporting, Business Reporting, Labor Reporting, Investigative Reporting, Political Reporting, Sports Reporting, Legal Reporting, National Reporting, Online Reporting, Magazine Reporting, State Reporting, Education Reporting, Local Reporting and Television Reporting.

To apply, click here.

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Various openings @ NYC news channel

New York One, a.k.a. NY1, Time Warner's 24-hour newschannel in New York City, has several openings, some of which may be a good fit for early-career television journalists. According to the job postings, many of the positions below require only 1-2 years experience, including internships.

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Newspaper chain seeks freelancer to cover Inauguration

Stephens Media, a newspaper chain whose flagship is the Las Vegas Review-Journal, is seeking a Washington, D.C.-based journalist to help cover the Presidential Inauguration from Jan. 17 through Jan. 20.

The freelancer's articles and photos will focus on the inaugural activities of participants from Arkansas and other states covered by the newspaper chain. To apply, e-mail Stephens Washington Bureau Chief Steve Tetreault at STetreault@stephensmedia.com.

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Political journalism jobs & internships

CubReporters.org now features a page on Political Journalism that lists journalism jobs, internships and fellowships related to politics.

Among the opportunities you'll find on the page is a little-known paid internship: The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association offers a 12-week paid summer internship covering state politics in the capital, Harrisburg. The intern is paid $500 per week and rotates among the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Allentown Morning Call and other newspapers.

The program is somewhat esoteric. You probably won't find it doing a Google search. But I know it exists because I used to cover the PA statehouse. And last year's intern blogged about his internship experience. The association holds a dinner each year to help fund the internship. Your best bet is to call or e-mail one of the association's officers.

-Mark Grabowski

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Paid internships in investigative journalism

The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that produces original investigative journalism on issues of public concern, is offering paid internships in the spring and/or summer in its New York and D.C. offices. The position pays $10 per hour.

"Assignments may include everything from poring through government reports, records, and statistics to interviewing government officials, academics, economists, activists, whistleblowers, and others," the ad states. "Interns typically focus on a single project under the supervision of investigative journalists at the Center. Interns also may be asked to assist in online media production, fundraising, and communications."

The application for the spring internship, which will involve working on a project about sexual assault cases, is due immediately. Apply for the summer internship by February 6. The application and more info can be found at http://www.publicintegrity.org/about/our_organization/intern_here/.

This seems like a great place to launch your career. My friend began his journalism career here and now writes for the Politico and regularly appears on Sunday morning political shows.

-Mark Grabowski

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Paid internship to cover Obama for TV show

The United Kingdom's top network news and current affairs program, is offering a paid internship to a young American journalist beginning January 2009 to assist with its coverage of the presidential inauguration of Barrack Obama.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands on experience with one of the world’s most respected news organisations, and most of our interns have gone on to top jobs in the industry worldwide," the advertisement states.

The internship, at the station's Washington bureau just steps away from the Capitol, pays $500 per month for up to 4 months, starting January 5th. The position is 5 days a week, 9am-5pm every day. It is open to only U.S. citizens, or applicants who already hold a valid work permit or green card.

Duties include researching for both breaking stories and longer investigative films, looking after guests (pundits, politicians, military generals), working through creative filming ideas and bringing those ideas to broadcast.

The station's 50-minute program is broadcast nightly in a peak slot on Britain's Channel 4, one of the best-known UK stations. It is made in London by Independent Television News (ITN), the main commercial rival to the BBC and broadcast partner to both CNN and NBC.

E-mail a cover letter and resume to job.rabkin@itn.co.uk. Selection will be based on resume plus half hour interview (phone or in person).

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Entry-level reporter @ The Hotline

The Hotline, a daily political briefing published by the National Journal, has an immediate opening for a full-time paid externship. The entry-level position is in Washington, D.C.

"Armed with a passion for politics, the ideal candidate would have a 4-year degree, strong editing and writing skills, and an alarm clock to cope with the 7 a.m. start time," according to the job posting. "Whether you have campaign experience and are interested in making the leap to journalism or a journalism background and want to learn more about politics, we offer a creative, fast-paced environment where your contributions matter."

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and, if available, sample clips to: qmccord@nationaljournal.com. No phone calls.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Entry-level reporter @ New Republic

The New Republic is looking for reporter-researchers for its 2009-2010 paid internship program.

Job duties include reporting, researching, and fact-checking for TNR and TNR Online stories; formatting articles and blog posts for the Web; and performing occasional clerical tasks. Reporter-researchers work closely with writers and editors, and they have an open invitation to pitch magazine or Web articles.

Most reporter-researchers finish their program with a substantial portfolio of clips and have gone on to work almost everywhere in journalism--including TNR itself. Political journalism experience is preferred (but not imperative); fluency with LexisNexis and other search techniques, a willingness to put in long nights fact-checking, and a sense of humor are mandatory.

The yearlong job will begin in late summer 2009 and will pay $280 per week (plus substantial overtime, adding up to $320-$350 per week on average) with health care. Please e-mail the following items to Britt Peterson at job[at]tnr.com:

1. A cover letter.
2. A one-page resume.
3. A 750-word critique of the politics section of a recent issue of the magazine.
4. Two clips (if possible, one opinion and one news).

No phone calls and no snail mail (undue phone calling is especially unwelcome). We don't have time to let you all know we received your applications, so please don't expect confirmation. The deadline is February 15, 2009, but do not submit applications before January 1.

-Mark Grabowski

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Openings @ Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera, a 24-hour international TV network and the only independent Middle Eastern news station, has openings in its Washington, D.C. bureau:
  • Interview producer: responsibilities include booking guests, preferably from the D.C. area, for its shows.
  • Senior journalist: looking for reporter with 2+ years experience who has multimedia skills and can speak Spanish or Arabic.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Entry-level political journalism jobs

Politicker.com, a media company that operates 17 state political news websites, is seeking a full-time political reporters:
  • A reporter based in the Washington, D.C. area to cover local politics in Maryland and Northern Virginia.
  • A reporter based in Phoenix to cover Arizona politics
  • A reporter based in Pittsburgh to cover Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.
  • A reporter based in Dallas-Ft. Worth to cover Texas politics.
Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. The positions pay around $30,000 and include a great benefits package.

"We want someone with a passion for the political arena and an understanding of campaigns and elections," the job posting says. "We cover inside politics for political insiders. We're looking for people who love politics!"

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Reporter openings @ Congressional Quarterly

There are several editorial openings at Congressional Quarterly, a Washington, D.C.-based media company that produces a variety of political journalism publications, including CQ Weekly, CQ Today and Governing magazine...
  • Budget/Appropriations Reporter
  • Finacial Affairs Reporter
  • Congressional Committees Reporter
  • Web Producer

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Statehouse correspondent for large Penn. paper

The Harrisburg Patriot-News, a 100,000 circulation daily newspaper, is seeking a reporter to cover state politics, locally-related Washington politics, and write other high-impact enterprise stories about central Pennsylvania and its residents.

"We don't want process stories," the job posting states. "We want a reporter who can break news on the Web and write interesting, in-depth stories for print. This reporter must be comfortable writing analysis and opinion. We want someone who will ask themselves why a reader would care about an issue and write a dynamic story with that in mind. Beyond politics, this reporter will also tackle high-profile enterprise relating to just about any local issue -- or sometimes will simply be asked to jump into the story of the day. "

Send resumes and clips to Executive Editor David Newhouse at dnewhouse@patriot-news.com or The Patriot-News, 812 Market St., Harrisburg PA 17101.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Political reporter @ NY publication

City Hall and The Capitol, monthly publications focused on New York politics and policy, seeks a full-time reporter.

The two publications are aimed at political insiders, and "the reporter will be expected to have experience producing and pitching the type of articles which will appeal to our audience," the job post says. "In the year ahead, with a changing state government and elections in New York City, this will be a prime opportunity for analytic and substantive reporting on politics and government."

To apply, submit three clips, résumé and salary requirements to Edward-Isaac Dovere at editor@cityhallnews.com. Applications should be received by Nov. 15.

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Entry-level positions @ NewsHour with Jim Lehrer show

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, an evening TV program on PBS, seeks a desk assistants to help produce its show. The six-month entry-level positions provide practical experience in broadcast journalism. It is based in the Washington, D.C. area, pays $9 per hour and may include some overtime pay.

"The DAs are exposed to all aspects involved in producing a nightly television news program," the job ad says. "This position is divided into rotations among the different units that compose the NewsHour. The DAs also act as support staff for Senior Producers, Associate Producers and Reporters and Production Assistants."

Send a resume, cover letter and NewsHour Desk Assistant application (available on our website or by emailing mfinnegan@newshour.org to requent one). Materials may be sent by email or by snail mail to:

Desk Assistant Coordinator
The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
3620 S. 27th Street
Arlington, VA 22206

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Temporary congressional correspondent @ Gannett

Gannett News Service is seeking a temporary Washington bureau reporter to covering Congress and the federal government for an Arizona audience.

The reporter will provide breaking news, analytical enterprise and feature coverage for use in print and online, focusing on the issues and people that Arizona readers care about. The reporter will cover congressional delegations, key votes, issues hometown papers care about and legislation or regulations that would have the greatest impact on local communities.

Send a resume, cover letter and three clips to Laura Rehrmann at lrehrmann@gns.gannett.com.

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

White House reporter @ CongressDaily

CongressDaily, a leading source of news and information for congressional insiders published by the National Journal Group, seeks a full-time reporter to cover the White House for its print and Web-based publications.

"The successful candidate should have at least two years of experience in daily journalism and a track record of aggressive reporting and clear, authoritative writing," according to the job posting. "Previous experience covering Congress or the White House is a plus."

Send cover letter, resume and no more than five clips to Executive Editor David Morris, dmorris@nationaljournal.com.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Paid spring internships @ The Nation

The Nation magazine, a 184,000 circulation weekly magazine on politics and culture, is seeking paid interns for the Spring for both its New York and Washington, D.C. offices.

Interns typically check facts and conduct research in addition to performing administrative work.

One intern in the New York City office works as the Web Intern. This position requires an interest and understanding of online media in addition to news judgment, fact-checking and copy-editing skills. The position also entails updating TheNation.com's Newsfeed, which requires a wide reading of news on the web and the ability to pick stories of high integrity and reader interest from a variety of blogs.

An additional position is available in The Nation's Washington, D.C. office. This intern works closely with the magazine's Washington editor, attending press conferences and Congressional hearings as well as conducting research and providing clerical assistance.

The Spring 2009 session begins January 5 and ends May 22. There are ten intern positions during each session (nine in New York and one in Washington; two of the New York positions are web-based). There is a $150/week stipend.

The deadline for postmarked applications is November 2, 2008.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Several openings @ The Politico

Reporter openings @ Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, a 120,000 circulation daily newspaper, has several openings for news reporters including one in its state capital bureau. Varied experience and published clips required. Submit e-mails with resume and clips attached to recruiter@heraldtribune.com

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Huffington Post seeks associate news editor

The Huffington Post, a liberal news website and one of the most visited websites in the world, is looking for an associate news editor to work on the front page of the site as well as its other news pages.

Job duties include: assisting editors with Huffington Post's top headline; composing headlines, choosing photos, selecting video clips, site layout; compiling general news stories; editing original reporting; liaising with the blog team, vertical editors, members of the news team; reporting, writing when necessary; and creating multimedia features including video, audio reports and slide shows.

The position is based in New York.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

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

Year-round internships at OC Register

The Orange County Register, a 300,000 circulation daily newspaper, offers paid internships throughout the year.

Three part-time internships (15 hours per week) are offered during the fall and spring semesters. Seven full-time internships (40 hours per week), including one in the paper's D.C. bureau, are available.

"Generally, applicants should be juniors or seniors at four-year universities or graduate students enrolled in degree programs or who have extensive experience on college newspapers, electronic media, professional publications or Web sites," according to the newspaper's website.

The deadlines to apply are: June 1 for fall internships, Dec. 1 for spring internships and Dec. 15 for summer internships.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Job openings @ Congressional Quarterly

There are several editorial openings at Congressional Quarterly, a Washington, D.C.-based media company that produces a variety of political journalism publications, including CQ Weekly, CQ Today and Governing magazine...
  • New Editor: edits most of the news stories produced by a staff of 30 reporters for CQ's online news site and for its daily print publication, CQ Today.
  • Committees Reporter: writes news stories and descriptions of votes, schedules and other actions in congressional committees for CQ.com, as well as reporting and writing Bill Analysis briefs. Also writes for CQ Today and the CQ Weekly.
  • Social Policy Reporter: cover social policy issues before Congress for CQ Today, CQ’s online news site and CQ Weekly.
  • Technical Journalist: responsible for conceiving of and building dynamic Web applications, maps and mash-ups for CQPolitics, CQ’s free content site that is being expanded.

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Politics magazine seeks interns

Politics magazine is looking for undergraduate students who are studying journalism or political science to intern at its Washington, D.C. office.

The intern will work closely with the staff conducting research for articles with the possibility of writing articles among other duties.

Please submit cover letter, resume and writing samples to cfindlay@politicsmagazine.com with the subject line "Internship."

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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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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Reporter openings @ D.C. newspaper

Interested in doing political journalism and covering Capitol Hill? The Hill, a Washington, D.C. newspaper that mostly covers the U.S. Congress, has multiple editorial openings:
The Hill publishes three times a week when both chambers of Congress are in session and once a week the rest of the year. It has a print circulation of above 21,000, more than any other Capitol Hill publication, according to the newspaper.

-Mark Grabowski

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Political journalism conference for college students

The Institute on Political Journalism invites students to attend a two-day conference, from Nov. 7-8, in Washington, D.C., for some post-election reflection and fun. Come hone your professional skills, network with working journalists, meet fellow journalism students from across the county.

Speakers will include members from the press, pundits and policy makers who were all part of this historic election season.

Panel sessions will include:

* Covering Capitol Hill: The Story behind the story
* Media Bias in Presidential Elections: Say it isn’t so!
* Sex, Lies, & Slander: Misbehaving politicians & the press who covers them
* Covering the Campaign of '08: View from the press bus
* Live from the White House!: Reporters who cover the President
* Only the Facts Please: Rumors versus sources
* Reporting with Polls: What the numbers don’t tell us
* Report Card on the Press: How well were economic & business issues covered

In addition, students will:

· Meet potential employers
· Visit Washington’s new and exciting Newseum
· Tour the U.S. Capitol Building

The conference is open to college students with an interest in journalism and politics as well as faculty members or media advisers.

The conference registration fee of $75 includes conference sessions, materials and most meals. Participants requiring overnight accommodations will be charged the discounted room rate of $75 per person per night (double occupancy) and $150 per person per night (single occupancy). Registration is limited, so register online by the early deadline of October 1 to reserve your spot and to take advantage of special discounted rates!

For more information on the conference, please contact IPJ Director Joe Starrs at jstarrs@tfas.org or (202) 986-0384.

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

World's 2nd-largest paper seeks D.C. news assistant

The Asahi Shimbun, a Tokyo-based daily newspaper with a circulation over 8 million, seeks a news assistant for its Washington, D.C. bureau.

"Duties include assisting our Washington-based diplomatic correspondents with articles by conducting thorough background research, attending press briefings, gathering news and views, arranging interviews, and closely following developments in the area of U.S. defense and security, primarily covering the Pentagon," the job advertisement says. "Some administrative support, such as transcribing interviews and other assignments, is also required."

Japanese language is helpful but not required. The position pays about $40,000 along with overtime. It also includes benefits.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Journalism fellowship to study 2008 Presidential Election

The East-West Center is offering a special Jefferson Fellowships program to provide journalists from Asia, the Pacific and the U.S. with “an opportunity to explore the important issues in this 2008 election, learn about the U.S. political process, observe this historic election and finally, discuss the outcome with U.S. analysts and one another.”

After one week of discussion sessions with regional experts and one another at the East-West Center in Honolulu, participants will travel to various areas of the United States to discuss election issues and attitudes with policymakers, business leaders, community activists and voters from a range of important constituencies such as recent immigrants, retirees, blue collar workers, factory owners, religious groups, African American communities, young people and women. Stops include Phoenix, Arizona; Erie, Pennsylvania; Cleveland, Ohio; and Washington, D.C.

The fellowship is open to working print, broadcast or online journalists from Asia Pacific and the United States. The deadline is June 4.

-Mark Grabowski

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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Free NYU event: Covering the election

Covering the Election, 2008

In this, the most exciting election year ever, who was ignored, who got hammered, who will go all the way? And, no matter what happens, why is it always the media's fault?

WHEN: Thursday, March 13, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

WHERE: New York University, Abbe Bogen Faculty Lounge, 11th Floor, Kaufman Management Center, 44 West 4th Street (at Greene St.)

WHO:
  • Jonathan Capehart, Editorial Writer/Editorial Board, The Washington Post
  • Margaret Carlson, Columnist, Bloomberg News; Author, "Anyone Can Grow Up: How George Bush and I Made It to the White House"; former Deputy Bureau Chief, Time
  • Bill Cunningham, Managing Director, Dan Klores Communications; former Communications Director, Michael Bloomberg for Mayor campaign
  • John Heilemann, Contributing Editor, New York Magazine
  • Joe Trippi, former Presidential Campaign Manager for Howard Dean 2004; Senior Advisor for John Edwards 2008; author, The Revolution Will Not be Televised
  • Moderator: Charles Kaiser, author; and press critic, Radaronline.com
RSVP: visit www.cencom.org; e-mail info@cencom.org; or call (212) 686-5005.

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Sunday, October 7, 2007

NPR seeks 6-month editorial assistant

National Public Radio seeks a temporary editorial assistant to help with election coverage. The position runs from January 1, 2008 to November 21, 2008. Here are the details:

Assists Election Unit, desks and shows as assigned with election research and guest booking; assists in generating story and interview ideas; and helps reporters with political stories. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, with training in journalism, political science, or research.

Minimum two years journalism and related research with demonstrated ability to collect, organize and disseminate information; knowledge of US politics and election-related issues; thorough knowledge of research tools, including computer access data banks; ability to handle multiple and complex projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions; ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure; ability and willingness to work varied shifts, including evenings and weekends; demonstrated communication skills; ability and willingness to travel; proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system.

Preferred thorough knowledge of writing and editing for radio; radio production skills, with emphasis on writing and editing for radio; and digital media skills.

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume, indicating job title and number, to:

National Public Radio
Human Resources Department
635 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Fax: (202) 513-3047
E-mail: employment@npr.org

Click here to learn about various other editorial openings at NPR.

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