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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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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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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