Monday, April 6, 2009

Political reporter @ D.C. newspaper

Roll Call, an 18,000-circulation newspaper that covers Congress, is seeking a reporter to cover Congressional campaigns and elections.

"Successful candidates have prior experience covering elections or Congress, and can demonstrate an understanding of political campaigns, campaign finance law and the structure of Congressional campaign committees, as well as the ability to digest and report on broad electoral themes," the ad states. "Understanding of new media technologies a plus. Three to five years of reporting experience required."

Send resume with cover letter, writing samples and salary expectations to: Roll Call Inc., Attn: HR Dept., 50 F Street, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20001. Or fax to: (202) 824-0475. Or e-mail: hr@rollcall.com. No phone calls.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Entry-level journalist @ Roll Call

Roll Call, an 18,000-circulation newspaper that covers Congress, is seeking an editorial assistant. This may be a good way to break into political journalism, if you're a young journalist.

"Duties include proofreading, assisting with production process, researching, reporting and writing news briefs," the ad states. "Excellent salary and benefits."

Send resume, cover letter, writing samples and salary expectations. Via mail: Roll Call Inc., Attn: HR Dept., 50 F Street, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20001. Or via fax: (202) 824-0475. Or via e-mail hr@rollcall.com. No phone calls.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Copy editor openings

Various media outlets are seeking copy editors at the moment, according to the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists' February newsletter:
  • Roll Call, a Washington-based newspaper that primarily covers Congress, is seeking a copy editor. For more info, e-mail to hr@rollcall.com.
  • United Press International, a newswire service located in Washington, D.C., has an opening for a copy editor. For more info, e-mail to rtotten@upi.com.
  • The Montgomery Advertiser, a 50,000-circulation daily newspaper in Alabama's capital, has a copy editor opening. For more info, call (334) 261-1509.
Location: United States

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