Wednesday, March 4, 2009

L.A. correspondent for AFP affiliate

Agence France-Presse's partner web service seeks a part-time Los Angeles-based correspondent to cover lifestyle and leisure topics, such as entertainment, high tech, new media, environment, sports, cars, tourism and health.

Pay is 1,500 Euros (or about $1,900) per month to start. "Experience in wire writing is necessary and Spanish is a plus," the ad states.

Apply online.

Location: Los Angeles, California

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Paid internships overseas @ Bloomberg

Bloomberg, a news service known for strong financial reporting, seeks summer interns for its bureaus in London and Frankfurt. These paid positions begin June 22.

"Interns will gain hands-on experience reporting and writing for the print/ news wire department of the world's largest real-time financial news service," the ad states. "Successful applicants will produce breaking news stories under deadline pressure. Responsibilities may also include monitoring other media and writing spot features."

Deadline to apply is February 6. Along with your resume and cover letter, please submit three published samples of your work to support your application. Applicants must be fluent in English. If applying for the Frankfurt internship, you must also be fluent in German.

Apply online by clicking on the links above.

Frankfurt, Germany

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Friday, January 16, 2009

News agency seeks Brazil correspondent

Thomson Reuters, an international news service, seeks a business reporter to cover Brazil's economy.

The full-time reporter will be based in Sao Paulo and report on financial and economic news, commodities, energy, politics and general news. Occasionally s/he will work on evenings and weekends. Knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish preferred.

Apply online.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Paid health journalism internship

Ivanhoe Broadcast News, a syndicated television news-gathering organization covering medical and science breakthroughs, is offering a post-graduate internship for a recent journalism graduate. The three-month internship will provide professional training in health reporting at Ivanhoe headquarters in Orlando, Florida, in the summer of 2009.

The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation is co-sponsoring the internship. The internship will include a stipend and an expenses paid trip to RTNDA's annual international conference in Las Vegas, April 19-22, 2009, and a year's membership to RTNDA. Applications are available at RTNDA.org and are due February 1, 2009.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Reporter @ UK news agency

Barcroft Media, which bills itself as "one of the UK’s most well respected news agencies," seeks a reporter for its news desk in London.

The reporter will find and report on exclusive news and features for clients as diverse as The Sun, Closer Magazine and the Daily Telegraph.

The job posting seems to emphasize work ethic and "ambition" rather than experience and skills, so perhaps they'll consider a young journalist. "The position," the ad states, "will require a committed and flexible journalist who is willing to travel abroad, work some unsocial hours and who wants to succeed at the highest level. "

E-mail a covering letter and resume to jobs@barcroftmedia.com. But hurry, the deadline is January 16.

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

News service seeks Johannesburg correspondent

The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), a news service that publishes news online and in print related to business and government, seeks a correspondent in South Africa.

Duties include covering legal, policy and business news primarily in South Africa, but also some news from other countries in Southern Africa. BNA has a strong interest in news about taxes, environmental policy, and privacy issues.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Paid internships @ D.C. wire service

Catholic News Service, a Washington-based daily international news service for Catholic and other publications in the U.S., Canada and 60 other countries, is offering paid summer internships.

Internships typically run from mid-May to early August; but dates are flexible. Pay is $12-plus an hour. No housing provided but every effort is made to help interns find suitable housing.

Typical duties include covering press conferences and Capitol Hill briefings, doing phone interviews and writing breaking news and feature stories. Main focus will be national news, but will help out occasionally on international desk and photo desk, in library/archives and with weekly and biweekly publications CNS produces, including Origins. Opportunities to use Spanish skills. Some evening/weekend assignments. Knowledge about the Catholic Church and interest in religion news helpful, but not required.

Application deadline is mid-February. For more information contact Julie Asher at (202) 541-3266. E-mail resume and clips to jasher@catholicnews.com; or write to her at: CNS, 3211 Fourth St. NE, Washington DC 20017-1100. CNS's web site is at: www.catholicnews.com.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Paid internship @ Reuters Tokyo bureau

Reuters seeks student journalists with a passion for breaking news to work as paid interns in its Tokyo newsroom during the summer of 2009.

"There is nothing like the constant deadline of a news agency to hone your reporting and writing skills," the ad states. "The 10-week internships are a crash course in hands-on business, political and general news reporting. A Reuters internship offers student journalists a global audience of leading media outlets, financial decision-makers and savvy Internet readers with a potential audience of a billion people."

Candidates should have a strong ability to write in English and native or near-native fluency in Japanese. They should be a college senior or graduate student with a background in journalism and an interest in business news writing. Preference will be given to candidates with the right to work in Japan and who plan to base themselves in Tokyo for the summer.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2009. Apply online (http://careers.thomsonreuters.com) or e-mail your application to careers.jp@reuters.com. Attach cover letter, resume and news clippings in English.

While there is no guarantee of future employment at the end of the internship, Reuters notes that it has a track record of retaining the best of its summer interns.

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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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