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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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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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Entry-level job @ law magazine

Euromoney Institutional Investor's Legal Media Group, which publishes magazines and guides about law, is seeking two entry-level staff writers/researchers for its New York office.

Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. This is a temporary six-month position with potential for longer term employment. Starting annual salary is $30,000. The company's publications include International Tax Review, International Financial Law Review and others.

"The positions will involve conducting interviews with U.S. law firms, compiling extensive research, writing in-depth editorial content for various Legal Media Group publications and significant travel within the U.S. and Canada to perform such tasks," the ad states.

E-mail three published writing clips, cover letter and resume to Erin Kelechava at ekelechava[at]euromoneyny.com.

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2-month legal journalism job in Boston

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, a Boston-based newspaper that covers legal news and court rulings in its region, seeks a newspaper editor/reporter to work 20-30 hours per week for approximately two months, possibly more, starting immediately.

To apply, e-mail henriette.campagne@lawyersweekly.com.

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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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D.C.-based magazine seeks temporary writer

GW Magazine, the alumni magazine of George Washington University, seeks a temporary writer/editor to help with various duties. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

E-mail cover letter, resume, and writing samples to Jaime Ciavarra, associate editor, at jciavarr@gwu.edu.

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Wire service seeks temp. Stockholm correspondent

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Paid 6-month internship @ Newsweek

Newsweek, a 3 million circulation weekly news magazine, seeks a paid temporary multimedia intern to assist in acquiring and posting video online.

Depending on experience, the intern may also assist on shoots or produce, shoot and edit their own video shorts for the Web.

The New York City-based position is for summer and can be extended to 6 months.

"The ideal candidate will have at least a year of experience in television and/or filmmaking" the classified ad says. "Strong knowledge of shooting and lighting techniques, editing with Final Cut Pro and encoding video to standard Web file formats is required. Experience with motion graphics programs such as After Effects or Motion is a plus."

Send reels and resumes to jgroat@newsweek.com.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Temporary writer/editor @ Runner's World

Runner's World, a 615,000 circulation monthly magazine for recreational runners, is currently seeking a temporary associate editor in its headquarters near Allentown, Pa.

Responsibilities include: assigning/editing freelance stories; writing stories, sidebars, and captions as needed; researching and reporting stories; cultivating and maintaining contacts with writers; and generating story ideas.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Copy editor openings nationwide

Several publications are seeking copy editors at the moment:
  • Colorado Springs Gazette, a 120,000-circulation daily newspaper located 1 hour south of Denver, seeks a full-time copy editor to work nights in the sports department.
  • Harrisburg Patriot-News, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Pennsylvania's capital, seeks a recent graduate to work full-time as a temporary copy editor.
  • The Legal Intelligencer, a legal newspaper in Philadelphia, seeks a part-time copy editor. Entry-level candidates will be considered.
  • The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a freelance copy editor for its book, Attacks on the Press. The work can be done remotely and pays $28 per hour.

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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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