Sunday, September 13, 2009

Freelancers @ Hoboken, NJ newspaper

The Hoboken Progress and Secaucus Progress, free weekly newspapers in Northern Jersey, are seeking freelancer reporters.

"The job entails attending council and school board meetings one or two nights a week and then submitting articles and pictures from the meetings," the ad states. "Reporters would also cover other noteworthy events in Hoboken and Secaucus."

Pay is $40 per story, or $50 if the story includes a picture they took. "There is the potential to make about $200 a week from writing four stories," the ad states. Prior newspaper experience is preferred but not necessary, but the ability to write well is essential.

Send e-mail with resume and three clips, both in PDF format, to editor@hobokenprogress.com.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Northern Jersey newspaper seeks freelancers

The Northern Valley Suburbanite, a weekly Bergen County newspaper located just across the river from Yonkers, N.Y., seeks freelance reporters and photographers to help cover news and sporting events.​

This may be a good summer opportunity for college students looking to earn some cash or build their portfolio.

"Ideal freelancers will know the area and live close by, but those interested in getting their feet wet or who already have experience in journalism will also be considered," the ad states.

E-mail writing and/or photography samples along with a resume to
lang@​northjersey.​com .​


Location: Cresskill, New Jersey

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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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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 editor@nwobserver.com and sandra@nwobserver.com.
  • 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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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ northern Jersey newspaper

Worrall Community Newspapers, a chain of 11 weeklies serving 24 towns in Union and Essex Counties in northern Jersey, is seeking a full-time reporter.

"Candidates should have reliable transportation," the ad states. "Experience is preferred but we are willing to train the right person."

To apply, e-mail Steve Proctor at Essexcty@thelocalsource.com.


Location: Union, New Jersey

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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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Friday, April 10, 2009

Journalist @ new NYC area newspaper

The Hoboken Progress, a start-up newspaper in nothern New Jersey that's just across the river from Manhattan, seeks a reporter/editor.

"The Hoboken Progress will publish 4-8 pages of local news with pictures every week including in depth coverage of City Council meetings, a community bulletin board, a community calendar, a pet of the week, community contact information, news from local organizations and entertainment listings," the ad states.

Job pays $700 per week to start. To apply, call Mary (201) 414-5256 or email your resume to megraglia@cbaol.com.


Location: Hoboken, New Jersey

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Reporter @ NYC area website

Virtual Town Portals, which recently launched news websites in Northern Jersey such as BergenNOW.com, seeks a full-time reporter. The company is located about 5 miles from Manhattan.

"Experience at other area newspapers and news websites (The Record, northjersey.com, The Star Ledger, nj.com) a plus, but will consider all qualified candidates," the ad states.

E-mail resume and salary expectations to job-rsnep-1075826485@craigslist.org

Location: Fort Lee, New Jersey

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Freelance writers @ N.J. newspaper

The Alternative Press, an all-online daily local newspaper in Northern Jersey, is hiring freelance reporters to cover government meetings, town events and sporting events in various communities.

"Since our launch on October 2, 2008, we have received well over 3,000,000 hits," the ad states. "We currently cover Summit, Livingston, Millburn, New Providence and Berkeley Heights and are expanding to Madison, Chatham and Westfield. Very flexible hours. Make your own schedule."

Writers are paid up to $50 per article.

Location: Livingston, New Jersey

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Freelancer @ North Jersey weekly paper

The Kearny (N.J.) Observer, a 35,000-circulation weekly newspaper about 10 miles from Manhattan, seeks freelance journalist who lives in the area to cover general assignments in North Arlington and Lyndhurst.

"The candidate must have either current experience in a daily or a weekly newspaper and be able to come up with three articles a week, both hard news and feature, that are professional and timely," the ad states. "The reporter must know how to connect with the political scene as well the community concerns. Proficiency in creating logical and readable journalism is necessary, as is deadline skills. Needs to have a digital camera and know how to use it."

To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume and clips to cregal@theobserver.com

Location: Kearny, New Jersey

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

$5K journalism scholarship for Jersey students

Seniors attending northern Jersey high schools can apply for a scholarship worth up to $5,000 to study journalism in college. But you'll need to really hustle because the deadline is today, March 11 (just found out about this).

Only students from high schools in Plainfield, North Plainfield, South Plainfield, Warren Watchung, Edison, Scotch Plains and Fanwood are eligible. The location of the applicant's high school, not the applicant's residence, is the qualifying factor.

For more info about the Adele deLeeuw Scholarships, contact scholarship administrator Sally Young at (732) 381- 6269.

Location: New Jersey

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