Tuesday, April 20, 2010

6-month paid internship @ Vault

Vault, a leading publisher of career guide books and websites, is offering a 3 to 6 month paid editorial internship in its New York office.

"College students are encouraged to apply," the ad states. The position is 30 hours per week.

E-mail cover letter, resume to corprecruiter@vault.com. Write "Editorial Intern" as your subject header.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Online journalist @ Sports Illustrated

SI.com, the website for Sports Illustrated magazine, seeks a full-time online producer. Position is based in Atlanta and involves night and weekend work.

Duties include copy editing original content and writing headlines for both stories and section fronts, as well as writing captions for photos. Managing sports sections involves selecting stories, writing teases for featured content, and assisting the site producer in coordinating news coverage on SI.com's front page. Writing original content is also possible, although not required.

Apply online.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Paid summer internship @ history website

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is redesigning its main website, www.monticello.org, and needs a multimedia intern to assist. The full-time summer internship is based in Philadelphia and pays $3,000-plus. Academic credit is also available.

While this may not seem like the most ideal journalism internship, in this economy it's important to be flexible and consider non-traditional opportunities.

"The intern will play key roles both in facilitating the integration of social content complementing the new site’s curatorial content, and in interpreting this content," the ad states. "This will entail tasks ranging from tagging objects in the collection, interviewing Monticello staff, blogging, creating community profile information, and facilitating dialog with onsite visitors. This is a unique and valuable opportunity for history students to engage first-hand with how social media is used to give a world-class cultural institution a thriving and dynamic participatory online presence."

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume (word or PDF) by Monday, April 19th to internship@whatscookin.com with the subject line: "2010 American History Internship".

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Paid sports journalism internships

The U.S. Olympic Committee is offering paid summer internships to help produce content for its websites. Internships are in summer, based in Colorado Springs and pay $8.50 per hour.

Responsibilities include: "Maintain and up-date USACoaching.org and USOC Coaching/TeamUSA web-sites with text, and video. Manage webcast/podcast content and schedule. Shooting and editing of video from conferences and seminars..."

Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on March 31. Apply online.

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Paid internship @ NYC lifestyle website

DailyCandy.com, a website and electronic newsletter that covers "style, food, fashion and fun," is offering paid summer internships in its New York City office.

"Summer editorial interns [will] assist with fact checking, administrative, and receptionist duties as well as other editorial projects," the ad states. "Writing opportunities also available."

E-mail your resume to internships@dailycandy.com.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Freelancers @ men's lifestyle website

Asylum.com, which bills itself as "the largest men’s lifestyle site on the Web," is seeking freelance journalists to contribute stories about weird news, science, food, true crime, sex, politics, video games, entertainment and/or travel.

"We’re looking for writers who can report original stories and humorously analyze new trends -- everything from the latest wave of serial killer memorabilia sites to new concoctions that bring oversize donuts to amazing heights," the ad states. "We’re also looking for writers who can cover local stories in places such as Los Angeles, Florida, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans and Austin. We want people who have a passion for breaking new stories, not just re-hashing stories they’ve read. If you’re willing to scour through records, pound the pavement, search for the unusual, channel the zeitgeist and come up with intriguing stories, we’re interested in hearing from you."

Send resume, pitches and relevant clips or links to asylumapplicants@gmail.com.

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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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Saturday, May 9, 2009

MLB.com seeks fantasy baseball writer

MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, seeks a part-time fantasy baseball expert to post breaking news and notes on nights and weekends.

Applicants must have a flexible schedule, journalism experience and command of AP style, strong multitasking skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

To apply, e-mail resume to jlc@mlb.com with 'Fantasy Writer' in the subject line. No phone calls.

Location: New York, New York

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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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Paid intern @ AOL Food

AOL seeks a paid editorial summer intern for its Food Web page.

Internship is based in New York City, runs from June 1 to the end of August and 2 to 3 days a week. Duties include: programming content; pitching ideas; writing original content; reporting latest news/ trend stories; promotional outreach (other sites/social bookmarking); SEO; and reaching out to PR reps.

"The qualified candidate should have a passion for food, be motivated, highly organized, and have strong writing skills; web experience is a plus," the ad states. "Candidates must be either a junior, senior, or in graduate school preferably majoring in journalism."

E-mail cover letter, resume, any available clips or blog posts to Sarah De Heer at foodinternship@aol.com with 'Summer Internship' in the subject line.


Location: New York, New York

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Monday, April 27, 2009

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

Journalist for Major League Soccer website

Major League Soccer seeks a journalist to assist with its official website, MLSnet.com.

Duties include: Editing and posting content for use on MLSnet.com and team websites; writing headlines, captions, blurbs for MLSnet.com and team websites; selecting and cropping photos; and making judgments on story significance and arrange content into lead packages on the team site front pages.

Applicants should be Web savvy, have 3-5 years of sports journalism experience and have an interest in Major League Soccer. Position is based in the New York City area.

E-mail a resume to jlc@mlb.com. Type "Editorial Producer" in subject line.

Location: Chelsea, New York

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Paid summer internship for environmental reporting

The Great Lakes Echo, an environmental news website sponsored by Michigan State University's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, is offering two paid reporting internships this summer. But hurry, the deadline is April 15.

Interns will be based at Michigan State, which is located in the state capital city of Lansing, and work 20 hours per week as reporters for the website. Work schedules are flexible. Applicants should have a record of previously published work. Multimedia experience is helpful but not required.

To apply, submit a one page resume, work samples (or links to them), a 100-word essay explaining why you're right for the job and three work or school references with contact information. Send materials to: Barb Miller, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, 382 Communication Arts and Sciences, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1212.

For more information, contact Knight Center Associate Director Dave Poulson at (517) 432-5417 or poulson[at]msu.edu.


Location: Lansing, Michigan

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Night web editor @ NY Daily News

New York Daily News, one of the 10 largest newspapers in the U.S., seeks a full-time Web editor.

"We are seeking an editor who can quickly and accurately post stories and photos as news breaks, has the news judgment to showcase the right stories for our loyal readership and a larger online audience, and the wherewithal to pitch and see through longer range projects," the ad states. "Ideal candidates have a broad knowledge of news, gossip and sports, particularly with regards to what’s important to New Yorkers. Coding and video editing experience are not requirements, but are considered a plus."

Applicants should have at least two years experience. E-mail cover letter and resume with salary requirements to esacks@nydailynews.com. No phone calls.


Location: New York, New York

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Paid internship @ popular lifestyle website

TrendHunter.com, a website that gets 7 million-plus views per month and covers what's trendy in fashion, technology and pop culture, is offering paid internships in its Toronto office.

"You’ll get first hand experience running one of the world’s most popular online publications," the ad states. As for compensation, "There will be a stipend paid, plus Adsense revenue and numerous opportunities that extend beyond the summer term."

Apply online.

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Paid internship @ fashion website

Scheckys.com, a popular website about women's fashion, beauty and nightlife, is offering a paid internship.

"We pay a daily stipend and would prefer a recent grad who can work 4-5 days a week," the ad states. "Perfect if you’re interested in nightlife, fashion and getting experience in the Web side of editorial. You’ll be reading tons of fun blogs, updating the website and helping around the office."

To apply, e-mail resume and writing samples to natalie.g@sheckys.com.

Location: New York, New York

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

6-month paid internships @ Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly, a 1.7 million-circulation magazine that covers movies, television, music, Broadway and pop culture, is offering six-month paid internships for its website.

"Published daily, the website needs interns for various office, editorial, and content management duties," the ad states. Pay is $10 per hour for 35 hours per week.

Duties include: assigning subject area categories to online magazine articles. Researching and entering related data about entertainment people and products. Assisting editors with features and special projects, including fact checking and research. Writing opportunities may be available. Administrative duties will also be assigned.

Both current students and recent graduates are eligible to apply. E-mail a cover letter, clips, resume and references to: Marc Vera at marc_vera@ew.com.

Location: New York, New York

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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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Monday, February 23, 2009

Reporter @ Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News, a 370,000-circulation daily newspaper in Texas, seeks a reporter to cover community news for print publications and online.

According to the ad, the reporter will "report concise, community-centric stories across multiple media platforms, including neighborsgo.com, The News’ social-media Web site, and neighborsgo, the weekly print newspaper published by The News. The ideal candidate will write daily stories and focus community coverage in a weekly print product as if it’s a direct conversation with readers. Excellent sourcing/reporting/blogging skills, strong news judgment and ability to aggregate relevant local news from a variety of sources to engage and connect with readers in a timely way are required. Video, photo shooting/editing skills are a plus."

Apply online.

Location: Dallas, Texas

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Baltimore Sun seeks freelancer to cover women's health

The Baltimore Sun, a 232,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks an experienced freelance journalist to lead a new website focused on women's health.

"A strong command of the English language, a background in blogging and online community moderation, and a history of working with freelancers are key," the ad states.

Apply online.

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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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