Saturday, April 10, 2010

Calif. newspaper seeks entry-level reporter

The Porterville Recorder, an 11,000-circulation daily newspaper located between in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, seeks a general assignment reporter.

"We are seeking a candidate who can switch gears with ease as they will cover a myriad of beats ranging from government and community events to sports," the ad states. "Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or related field and 1 year newsroom experience (internship or professional)."

Send resume, clips and cover letter describing your approach to Brian Williams at or The Porterville Recorder, 115 E. Oak Avenue, Porterville, CA 93257.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

L.A. Times seeks entry-level reporter

The Los Angeles Times is hiring a hard news reporter for one of its local newspapers that is inserted into the Times.

"At least one to two years of professional experience is preferred; however, candidates with significant internship or freelance experience will also be considered," the ad states.

Click here for more info. To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume, six links to published work and three references to: John Canalis, Editor, L.A. Times Community News, South, at

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Entry-level newspaper reporter jobs

  • AUSTIN, TX: The Taylor Daily Press, a small daily newspaper located about 45 minutes from Austin, seeks a full-time reporter. "This position requires a well-rounded approach to community news, covering city and school district business, as well as student news, community and business features," the ad states. "Photography skills important." Send resume and three writing samples to or mail to 211 W. Third St., Taylor, TX 76574, attn. Mike Eddleman.
  • BOSTON: The Bulletin Newspapers, a chain of weekly newspapers in Boston, seeks full-time reporter to work out of its Hyde Park office. "The job entails writing 8-10 stories a week, developing story ideas and attending neighborhood meetings -- some of which take place in the evening," the ad states. "A car is required. Experience with a weekly or daily newspaper is preferred. No out of state resumes will be considered." Salary is $24,000 to start with pay raise after 90 days. Some benefits. E-mail resume and two or three writing samples to
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C.: The Observer News Enterprise, a small daily newspaper located about an hour northwest of Charlotte, seeks a news reporter. "This position would be a perfect opportunity for a recent graduate looking to launch their career..." the ad states. "This position will complete general assignment work, as well as specific beat assignments." E-mail resume to
  • SAN FRANCISCO: The Petaluma Argus Courier, a weekly newspaper located about 45 minutes north of San Francisco, seeks a reporter. The reporter will primarily research and write stories about city government and issues involving business, development, water and transportation. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and at least one year experience with a community newspaper or two years with a college newspaper. To be considered for this position, submit a cover letter and resume to: under “Search All Openings”. Select Weekly Newspaper Reporter- or enter 1001177 in the job opening ID field.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Reporter @ Northern Calif. newspaper

Sonoma West Publishers, a group of three newspapers in Sonoma County, seeks a news reporter.

"This assignment will include regular news beat assignments in government, schools and community groups, primarily in Sebastopol and the West County," the ad states. "This position offers offer reliable employment, salary, benefits and great communities. Computer, English, photography skills a must. Previous newspaper experience required. "

Apply online.

Location: Sebastopol, California

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ Bay Area newspaper

The Benicia Herald, a small daily newspaper in the Bay Area, seeks a full-time reporter to cover city council, crime and business beats.

"This is a great opportunity for a young reporter," the ad states.

E-mail up to three clips and resume to Editor Marc Ethier at, or mail to Benicia Herald, P.O. Box 65, Benicia, CA 94510.

Location: Benicia, California

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Newspaper reporter openings in California

Two entry-level journalism job openings in California:
  • The Turlock Journal, a twice-weekly newspaper located in California's San Joaquin Valley, seeks a full-time education reporter. "This position involves writing both education features and in-depth, analytical school board news stories," the ad states. E-mail a resume and writing samples to Kristina Hacker at
  • The Daily Democrat, a 10,000-circulation located 15 minutes from Sacramento, seeks a full-time reporter. "The beat includes covering the city of Woodland, some court cases and whatever else we can throw your way," the ad states. "This position includes excellent benefits and opportunities for professional training and subsequent growth." E-mail resume and clips to Editor Jim Smith at

Location: California

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Editorial asst. @ OC biz journal

The Orange County Business Journal, a 23,000-circulation weekly newspaper covering business in the OC, seeks a part-time editorial assistant.

"Ideal for college students or recent graduates who are looking for experience in an established newspaper," the ad states. "It is a task-driven position that requires basic reporting and researching skills. The editorial assistant is responsible for writing weekly features, fact checking and fielding some phone and e-mail inquiries. The hours are flexible, but applicants must be able to work on Thursdays. Knowledge of Orange County and business language is a big plus."

To apply, e-mail cover letter and resume to Managing Editor Julie Leupold at No calls.

Location: Irvine, California

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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

Location: Riverside, California

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Newspaper reporter job openings

These newspapers are hiring journalists and may be good opportunities for young journalists:
  • New Jersey: The New Town Press, a 12,200-circulation monthly newspaper located about 30 mins. from Philadelphia, seeks a reporter to cover municipal meetings and write features. Click here for more info.
  • North Carolina: The Northwest Observer, a weekly newspaper located just outside Greensboro and Winston-Salem, seeks a part-time reporter for beat reporting, local government and news coverage, human interest and feature stories. E-mail resume and writing samples to and
  • California: The Sierra Star, a 4,400-circulation weekly newspaper near Fresno, seeks a general assignment reporter. Pagination and photo experience a plus. Apply online.
Location: United States

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Reporter @ San Jose weekly newspaper

The Milpitas Post, a 20,000-circulation weekly newspaper located just outside San Jose, seeks a reporter who can do a little of everything: news reporting, sports reporting, editing and photography.

Full-time position pays $14 per hour start and includes benefits.

"Will cover evening school board meetings, high school sports, local profiles, general assignment, some crime stories," the ad states. "Position also assists editor with copy editing. Basic photography skills needed occasionally. Previous newspaper experience a plus. Bachelor's degree equivalent or higher in journalism or communication preferred."

E-mail resume and clips to or fax to (408) 263-9710.

Location: San Jose, California

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Police reporter @ northern Calif. newspaper

The Napa Valley Register, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper in California's Wine Country, seeks a full-time police reporter.

"This position is responsible to cover police, fire and court beats writing daily stories, enterprise pieces and frequent briefs for hard copy and the Web," the ad states. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and three years daily newspaper experience.

Apply online.

Location: Napa, California

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Paid interns @ Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly, a 1.7 million-circulation magazine that covers movies, television, music, Broadway and pop culture, is offering paid internships this summer.

Internships pay $10 per hour, are full-time, run three months and are based in Los Angeles.

"In addition to office duties such as transcribing and managing the mailroom, interns will have the opportunity to write for the magazine and/or its website,," the ad states.

By April 1, e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples (preferably published clips) to John Young at

Location: Los Angeles, California

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Reporters @ So. Cal. business newspaper

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal, a magazine near Los Angeles that covers local business news, seeks reporters.

"Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they can aggressively work several industry beats and develop multiple story ideas, work independently with a minimum of supervision and be a team player," the ad states.

Job pays up to $38,000 and offers paid vacation, holidays, health, life and dental benefits as well as a 401(k) program.

Apply online.

Location: Woodland Hills, California

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Paid internship @ Berkeley magazine

California, the 100-year-old alumni magazine of U.C.-Berkeley, has an immediate opening for one full-time paid intern.

The intern will be paid $500 per month and have the opportunity to write articles. The internship lasts 3 to 4 months.

"Interns receive instruction and hands-on experience in research, reporting, writing, and editing, in addition to production of a bimonthly magazine that covers critical challenges affecting the state, nation, and world in the fields of science, public policy, and culture," the ad states.

E-mail resume, cover letter and writing samples to Put “editorial intern” in the subject line.

Location: Berkeley, California

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Entry-level sports reporter @ Calif. paper

The Santa Maria Times, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper on California's Central Coast, seeks a sports reporter.

"Prefer candidates with 1-2 years of professional experience, but will consider recent grads with the right combination of drive, talent and experience," the ad states. "Page-design and Spanish-language skills will be considered pluses."

Apply online.

Location: Santa Maria, California

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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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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Paid sports intern @ Bay Area daily

The Marin Independent Journal, a 30,000-circulation daily newspaper located in the Bay Area, is offering a paid part-time internship covering sports. The position is approximately 6 hours per week and pays $9 per hour.

"This position is ideal for a college student looking for a paid internship," the ad states. "At least one night a week is required in the office collecting information for the high school roundup and Marin briefs. This position may also include game coverage and features written away from the office to be filed remotely via e-mail."

Send resume, cover letter and writing samples to Dave Allen at or mail him at Dave Allen, Marin Independent Journal, 150 Alameda del Prado, Novato, CA 94949. D

Location: Novato, California

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Reporter @ Calif. paper near Mexico

The Imperial Valley Press, a 15,000-circulation daily newspaper located near the California-Mexico border, seeks a reporter.

Reporter will "handle a variety of stories from compelling personality profiles to city government coverage." Daily newspaper experience and being bilingual in Spanish is preferred.

Send a cover letter, resume and clips to: Imperial Valley Press Assistant Editor Richard Brown via e-mail at:, or by standard mail to: 205 N. 8th St., El Centro, CA 92243.

Location: El Centro, California

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ Japanese American paper

The Hokubei Mainichi, Northern California's only daily Japanese American newspaper, is seeking an entry-level reporter.

"This is an exciting opportunity to get hands-on experience, for anyone who aspires to be a journalist, and newly graduated student reporters," the ad states.

The editorial staff will focus on writing articles in Japanese, editing including layout for daily newspaper publications.

To apply, e-mail a resume with cover letter to

Location: San Francisco, California

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Paid internship @ California magazine

California, the 100-year-old alumni magazine of U.C.-Berkeley, has an immediate opening for one full-time paid intern.

The intern will be paid $500 per month and have the opportunity to write articles. The internship lasts 3 to 4 months.

"Interns receive instruction and hands-on experience in research, reporting, writing, and editing, in addition to production of a bimonthly magazine that covers critical challenges affecting the state, nation, and world in the fields of science, public policy, and culture," the ad states.

E-mail resume, cover letter and writing samples to Put “California editorial intern” in the subject line.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Freelancers @ San Fernando biz paper

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal seeks freelance reporters to cover local business news in the bi-weekly newspaper’s circulation area that includes the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Antelope, Conejo and Simi valleys.

Story assignments will include both breaking news and feature stories. Compensation depends on difficulty of assignment. E-mail resume and cover letter to

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Paid science journalism internship

Scientific Blogging, a website whose stories are syndicated by Reuters, USA Today, Yahoo! and other popular media outlets, is offering a paid internship in science journalism at its Sacramento area office from January to April 2009.

The intern will work 12 hours per week at the website's Folsom, Calif. office. "The ideal candidate will be either a science student with an interest in science journalism or a journalism student with an understanding of broad science issues," the internship posting states.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

So. Cal. paper seeks interns for holidays

The Hesperia Star, a 20,000 weekly newspaper in California's Mojave Desert, is offering internships during the Christmas break for students with an interest in journalism.

"Interns must be at least 16 years old and should have a demonstrated interest in journalism," according to the newspaper. "High school and college-level journalism students are particularly encouraged. Interns perform a variety of newsroom tasks to assist reporters, photographers and editors. Internships are tailored to the intern's area of interest."

To apply, send a résumé and cover letter outlining your interest in journalism to News Internship, Attn: Editor, 17045 Main St., Hesperia CA 92345 or send an email to

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Los Angeles weekly paper seeks freelancer

The West Valley Journal, a weekly newspaper serving the the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, is seeking a freelance writer to write a monthly feature.

"Must be accurate, good feature angle and have experience in writing about local cities and community affairs," the ad states.

Pay is $50 per 500-word article. Email previous sample articles published as links or PDFs to

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Openings at Santa Barbara newspaper

Santa Ynez Valley Journal, a 22,000 circulation weekly newspaper in Santa Barbara, Calif.'s wine country, has two openings:
  1. COPY EDITOR: Experienced, part-time copy editor needed to work in the office. Candidates will be knowledgeable in proofing and copy editing using the AP stylebook. The candidates will have to meet deadlines. Candidates who live in Santa Ynez and the surrounding areas are best qualified.
  2. REPORTER: Full-time reporter needed to cover local interest articles and possible reporting on local government meetings. The candidate will have strong writing and reporting skills, good knowledge of spelling, grammar and AP style editing. The ability to work within deadlines a must.
Please send resume and clips to

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Temporary reporter at Calif. paper

Monterey County Herald, a daily newspaper in the Bay Area, has a temporary nine-month reporter opening: "Nite cops, coverage of Salinas possible beats. Hourly pay, eligible for overtime, 37.5 hours a week. Unfortunately, no benefits."

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