Thursday, March 25, 2010

Paid summer internship @ history website

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is redesigning its main website,, 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 with the subject line: "2010 American History Internship".

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Friday, September 25, 2009

News apprenticeship program @ CBS

CBS's Philadelphia affiliate, KYW-TV, is offering a paid entry-level training program.

The News Apprenticeship Program "will expose candidates to the various disciplines within the Eyewitness News operation: broadcast journalism, multi-media content production, assignment desk, newscast writing/producing, promotion writing, and special projects," the ad states. "Apprentices will be working side by side with News Department professionals, learning their craft and gaining valuable experience and knowledge. We are seeking individuals who are looking to work 'behind the camera' with an ultimate goal to be part of a newsroom management team."

Each News Apprenticeship runs six-months and pays entry level hourly rate of pay. The station will also assist with finding apprentices a job after they complete the program.

Apply online.

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Paid internships @ legal & business newsletters

Progressive Business Publications, publisher of dozens of newsletters and books related to business or law, offers paid summer editorial internships.

Positions are based in the Philadelphia suburb of Malvern, Pa., and pay $12 per hour. Editorial interns will write headlines, news shorts, advice columns and more.

Apply online.

Malvern, Pennsylvania

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Newspaper chain seeks reporters in Boston, Philly & NYC

Metro US -- a free daily newspaper aimed at young adults that publishes 100 separate editions worldwide -- is expanding and, consequently, has multiple reporter openings.

Positions are available at the chain's daily newspapers in Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Applicants should have at least 2 years experience.

To apply, submit 3 writing samples and 3 ideas for stories based on recent events to with "News Reporter" in the subject line and also apply via online application.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Paid magazine internship near Philly

Advertising Specialty Institute, a business-to-business media organization that produces six different magazines, seeks a current journalism student or recent graduate to report news, features, trend stories and other business-related content for its magazines.

This is a paid internship position is based in Trevose, Pennsylvania -- about 15 minutes northeast of Philadelphia. ASI covers the promotional products industry and publishes the following magazines: Counselors, Advantages, Stitches, Successful Promotions, Wearables and Uniforms.

Click here to apply.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Paid internships @ Philly-area newspaper

The Bucks County Courier Times, a 70,000-circulation daily newspaper just north of Philadelphia, offers paid summer internships in news reporting, sports reporting and news photography.

Four internships are available and they run 12 to 16 weeks. Apply by February 1. For contact info, click here.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

TV reporter @ Philly station

WCAU-TV, NBC's affiliate in Philadelphia, is seeking a general assignment reporter for its newscast. Minimum of two years experience required.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Various openings @ AP's Philly bureau

The Associated Press, the world's largest and oldest news organization, has several openings at its regional bureau in Philadelphia:

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Philadelphia City Paper seeks reporter

Philadelphia City Paper, an alternative weekly newspaper with a readership of nearly 500,000, has a rare opening for a staff writer. Salary is around $35,000.

"The ideal candidate is comfortable covering urban issues and can generate their own story ideas," the job posting says. "A staff writer usually produces one cover story a month (generally narrative-style, long-form reporting and writing) and one story for the news department each week. There are also opportunities to write for the paper's A&E, op-ed, and features sections."

Send a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 clips (one or more preferably featuring long-form reporting and writing skills) to: Human Resources, 123 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, Pa, 19106. Or e-mail:

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Freelance reporter @ Erickson Tribune

The Erickson Tribune, a 3-million circulation monthly newspaper that covers senior citizens, is seeking a freelance reporter to cover its local beat in Warminster, which is in the Philadelphia suburbs.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Entry-level reporter @ suburban Philly paper

The Times Chronicle, an award-winning weekly newspaper in suburban Philadelphia, seeks a full-time entry-level reporter. The position is based in the paper's main office in Fort Washington, Montgomery County. Must have your own, reliable transportation. Candidates should have solid news and feature experience at the college level. Position includes some evening and weekend hours.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Philly weekly seeks reporter

The Northeast Times, a weekly newspaper in Philadelphia, is seeking a reporter to join its news staff. You'll get to "tackle news, features and stories that examine key issues and facets of life in a changing Northeast Philadelphia." The position offers a competitive salary and benefits. The paper is owned by Philadelphia Media Holdings, which also owns the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.

-Mark Grabowski

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Freelance for paper in Philly suburbs

The Trend, a local community newsweekly owned by the Philadelphia Inquirer's parent company and distributed throughout the Philadelphia suburbs, is seeking freelance writers all over its overage area for weekly news and feature stories.

Writers are paid $25 per story. Article topics include news in the county, hot topics, "man-on-the-street" speaking out forums, school news, student/teacher features, sports and much more. The paper covers Gloucester, Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey, as well as Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania.

-Mark Grabowski

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fall internship at Philly paper

The Spirit, a 35,000 circulation weekly newspaper distributed in Northern Philadelphia, is seeking interns this fall to writer articles and keep track of community events.

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