Thursday, March 25, 2010

Entry-level reporters @ Texas newspapers

Two Texas newspapers are seeking reporters:
  • The Baytown Sun, a weekly reporter about 30 minutes from Houston, seeks a reporter. Duties include breaking news, meetings, community activities, features, photography and page design. Send resumes to Gary Maitland, PO Box 90, Baytown, Texas 77522 or
  • The Beeville Bee-Picayune, a semi-weekly newspaper located about an hour from Corpus Christi, seeks a hard news reporter with some feature opportunities. The reporter also will be part of a team developing the interactive and video capabilities of the newspaper’s website, Send resumes, some work samples and three work references to

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Entry-level reporter @ Dallas weekly paper

The Kaufman Herald, a weekly newspaper located near Dallas, seeks a reporter.

"Duties include breaking news, meetings, community activities, features, photography and page design," the ad states.

Send resumes to Monica Lewis, P.O. Box 460, Kaufman, Texas 75142. Or e-mail No phone calls.

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Paid Fall internship @ Dallas magazine

Spirit, the magazine on board Southwest Airlines' flights, seeks a paid intern to work in its Dallas office for the Fall semester.

"The position is paid and is open to all students and recent grads.," the ad states. "15-20 hours a week minimum. Some experience with reporting, research, and fact-checking preferred."

E-mail resume, clips, and cover letter to Associate Editor Mike Darling at

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sports reporter @ Austin area paper

The North Lake Travis Log, a 5,900-circulation weekly newspaper located in the Austin area, seeks a full-time reporter to "cover sports, meetings and events, write stories, paginate and proofread newspaper pages."

Apply online.

Location: Austin, Texas

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Newspaper reporters in Central Texas

A couple newspapers in Central Texas are seeking reporters. These may be good fits for young journalists:
  • The Killeen Daily Herald, a 25,000-circulation daily newspaper located about an hour from Austin, seeks news reporters and a sports reporter. E-mail your resume and a cover letter to
  • The Cleburne Times-Review, a small daily newspaper located 25 miles south of Fort Worth, seeks a general assignment reporter. Send cover letter, resume, references and work samples to Managing Editor Dale Gosser, P.O. Box 1569, Cleburne, TX, 76033, fax them to 817-357-8031, or e-mail to

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Paid interns @ Dallas Business Journal

The Dallas Business Journal seeks two paid interns who can work about 20 hours per week during the Fall semester.

"Earn money while gaining invaluable experience working +/- 20 hours a week helping generate news across multiple platforms for the Dallas Business Journal ( and," the ad states.

To apply, e-mail

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Paid intern @ Dallas talk radio show

The Michael Baisden Show, a nationally-syndicated talk radio show recorded in Dallas, is offering paid internships.

Interns will work daily from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the show's Dallas studio. Duties include: assist producers in studio with show, set up studio daily, research as needed.

Applicants should be based in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and enrolled in college or graduate school.

To apply, e-mail your resume to

Location: Dallas, Texas

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Reporter jobs @ Texas newspapers

A few newspapers in Texas are looking for reporters, including a sports reporter. These may be good opportunities for young journalists.
  • AUSTIN: The Hays Free Press, a weekly newspaper near Austin, is seeking a full-time reporter to cover a local beat including crime, government, schools, business and feature stories. E-mail resume to
  • AMARILLO: The Pampa News, a 4,500-circulation daily newspaper near Amarillo, seeks a general assignment reporter. "The community is rooted in oil and ranching, but is also ready to grow with the wind energy industry," the ad states. E-mail resume and clips to
  • HOUSTON: The Liberty Vindicator, a semi-weekly newspaper near Houston, seeks a sports reporter to cover four local high schools. E-mail resume to

Location: Texas

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Journalism scholarship for W. Texas students

A $2,000 scholarship is available for both a high school senior and a college student who are interested in journalism careers and live in areas served by West Texas Press Association member newspapers.

For more info and to download an application, click here. Deadline for the Bob Craig Memorial Scholarships is June 19.

Location: Texas

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Reporter @ Houston area newspaper

The Tomball Magnolia Tribune, a 52,000-circulation weekly newspaper located about 30 minutes from Houston, is seeking a full-time reporter to cover Magnolia and southern Montgomery County.

"Duties include interviewing, news writing, editing, photography, and some web layout," the ad states. "Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree in Journalism, English or similar degree plan, or have commensurate experience."

To apply, e-mail a resume and at least two writing samples to

Location: Tomball, Texas

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Paid internship @ Ft. Worth magazine

Garden Center, a magazine focusing on the horticulture industry, has an immediate opening for a paid editorial intern.

The position is part-time with flexible hours, based in downtown Fort Worth, and pays up to $10 per hour.

"The intern will have the opportunity to craft news updates and possibly feature stories for digital and print media," the ad states. "Familiarity with horticulture is a plus, but not required."

E-mail resumes, writing samples and salary requirements to or

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Entry-level reporters @ Texas newspapers

Three newspapers in Texas are hiring entry-level reporters and recent graduates:
  • The Terrell Tribune, a small daily newspaper about 30 minutes from Dallas, seeks a general assignment reporter. "Great opportunity for a recent college grad," the ad states. E-mail resume and clips to Publisher Michael Greshan at
  • The Nueces County Record Star, a weekly newspaper about 20 minutes from Corpus Christi, seeks a full-time sports/news reporter. "Duties include covering local sporting and news events," the ad states. "Experience preferred, but not required." E-mail resume and clips to Managing Editor Christopher Maher at
  • The Jasper Newsboy, a weekly newspaper located near the Texas-Louisiana border, seeks a journalist who can do it all -- cover sports, general news and features in addition to photography and design, layout and pagination. "Experience and/or degree preferred but will train the right person," the ad states. E-mail resume, clips and references to Publisher Jeff Reedy at

Location: Texas

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Multimedia journalist @ Central Texas TV station

KXXV-TV and KRHD-TV, ABC's affiliate in Waco, Texas, seeks a journalist to report and shoot stories for both news and sports.

"Responsibilities include developing sports sources, contacts, and sports stories, photograph, edit, and report sports stories to industry standards, cover multiple stories daily, assist with commercial production as needed, and work as a one-person, self-contained news unit," the ad states. "The successful candidate will have general typing and computer skills, be detail oriented, have good spelling skills, and correctly use the English language. A degree in broadcast journalism is preferred and being bilingual in Spanish is helpful but not required."

Send resumes to: KXXV/KRHD-TV Attn: News Director, P.O. Box 2522, Waco , TX 76702. Or email to:

Location: Waco, Texas

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ small Texas daily paper

The Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune, a 5,000-circulation daily newspaper in Northeast Texas, seeks a full-time reporter.

"Entry-level position, will take a recent grad," the ad states. "Will work some evenings and weekends. Must be able to turn in neat copy on deadline. Some photography skills helpful. This person does a lot of legwork for small news department."

To apply, e-mail Managing Editor Lou Antonelli at

Location: Mount Pleasant, Texas

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Entry-level reporter openings @ Texas papers

If you're looking for your first journalism job, consider these newspaper reporter openings in Texas:
  • The Sealy News, a semi-weekly newspaper in Houston's suburbs, seeks a reporter to write 6-8 stories per week. E-mail resumes and three clips, plus one design sample to Ashley Tompkins at
  • The Marlin Democrat, a weekly newspaper located near Waco, Texas, seeks a full-time reporter with photography and Quark skills. Send resume to
  • The Medina Valley Times, a weekly newspaper near San Antonio, seeks a general assignment reporter. Salary is only $20,000. Contact Natalie Spencer at (830) 931-9698 or

Location: United States

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Reporter @ Dallas magazine

Advocate, a 114,000-circulation urban lifestyle magazine in Dallas, seeks a part-time reporter.

"We are one of the country’s pioneers in hyper-local coverage, and we need someone who knows East Dallas and Lakewood and knows hyper-local," the ad states. "You’ll be expected to attend local events, write blog posts and magazine articles, and keep abreast of what’s going on in the area. If you don't know where Casa Linda is or don't know what the spillway is, you probably won't be able to handle this job."

E-mail resume and clips to Jeff Siegel at

Location: Dallas, Texas

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Various openings @ Texas newspapers

Various newspapers in Texas have reporter, photojournalist and other newsroom openings at the moment, according to the Texas Press Association's Job Bank. Some might be good entry-level opportunities:
  • The Weatherford Democrat, a small daily newspaper in the Dallas area, seeks a reporter for its crime and courts beat. E-mail resumes and writing samples to
  • The Athens Daily Review, a daily newspaper in East Texas, has two openings: a sports reporter and a general assignment reporter. Some photography is required, as well as occasional use of a video camera. Pagination (QuarkXpress) is a must. E-mail resume and clips to Editor Jayson Larson at You can also submit information to 201 South Prairieville, Athens, Texas, 75751.
  • Today Newspapers, a chain of 5 weekly community newspapers covering southern Dallas county, is looking for editors, part-time photographers and a part-time managing editor. E-mail resume along with any clippings/editorial and salary requirements to: No phone calls.
  • Leader News, a small weekly newspaper near San Antonio, is looking for a managing editor to run the newsroom, paginate and direct one full-time reporter and stringers and also cover a beat. "The owners are award-winning journalists and page designers and are ready and willing to help train a good reporter to become a good editor or help a good editor get better," the ad states. Salary is up to $30,000 but there's no health insurance. E-mail your resume to or fax to (830) 709-0067.
  • The Breckenridge American, a twice-weekly newspaper two hours west of Dallas,is seeking a full-time sports editor. "The successful applicant will be highly motivated and a skillful writer who can capture the game story beyond the final score," the ad states. "Experience preferred." Competitive salary and a quality benefits package. Submit resume and clips to Rob Durham, Assistant Editor, Breckenridge American, P.O. Box 871, Breckenridge, TX 76424, phone (254) 559-5412, fax (254) 559-3491, or via e-mail to
Location: Texas

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Reporter @ Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News, a 370,000-circulation daily newspaper in Texas, seeks a reporter to cover community news for print publications and online.

According to the ad, the reporter will "report concise, community-centric stories across multiple media platforms, including, The News’ social-media Web site, and neighborsgo, the weekly print newspaper published by The News. The ideal candidate will write daily stories and focus community coverage in a weekly print product as if it’s a direct conversation with readers. Excellent sourcing/reporting/blogging skills, strong news judgment and ability to aggregate relevant local news from a variety of sources to engage and connect with readers in a timely way are required. Video, photo shooting/editing skills are a plus."

Apply online.

Location: Dallas, Texas

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Paid internship @ Texas newspaper

The Waco Tribune-Herald, a 40,000-circulation daily newspaper located between Dallas and Austin, is offering a 10-week paid summer internship.

Pay is $366 per week. Applicants should be students who have completed 60 hours of college course work.

"After a short training period, the intern will be provided valuable and varied reporting and writing experience for print and Web," the ad states. "A content desk of experienced editors will provide supervision and support to make the internship personally and professionally rewarding."

By March 6, send a resume and five samples of published work to managing editor Becky Gregory at or P.O. Box 2588, Waco TX 76702-2588. The student also should have two letters of recommendation from faculty or reporting supervisors sent to the post office box address.

Location: Waco, Texas

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Freelancers @ Austin weekly newspapers

The Austin American-Statesmen seeks freelancers to cover community news for two of its weekly newspapers, the Cedar Park Citizen and Leander Ledger.

Assignments include covering local news and high school sports and writing feature articles. Writers must know AP style, and be able to work on two or more stories on a weekly deadline.

Pay is $40 per story. Apply online.

Location: Austin, Texas

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

1 week paid gig for investigative journalism website

If you're in between jobs, here's a position for you:

Texas Watchdog, a new nonpartisan website devoted to investigating waste, fraud and corruption in government, is offering paid, weeklong, telecommuting reporting assignments.

The gig pays up to $500 to spend a week writing blog posts about local government transparency and conflicts-of-interest. The reporting will focus on Texas, but you can work from anywhere.

(The organization also offers longer-term fellowships.)

As the ad explains: "Is your newspaper closing? Are you being forced into a furlough? Well, we’re a small operation and we can’t replace your salary, but we are seeking journalists to do some blogging on our site. We’re trying to spread the wealth, such as it is (and it ain’t much) by bringing on board a different furloughed or downsized reporter each week to write several posts a day for us."

E-mail a cover letter and a few samples of your work to Deputy Editor Jennifer Peebles at

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

City hall reporter @ Corpus Christi Caller-Times

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times, a 53,000-circulation daily newspaper on the Texas' coast of the Gulf of Mexico, seeks a city hall reporter.

"Applicants must have at least two years of daily newspaper experience or internships at daily newspapers combined," the ad states. "Spanish fluency is a plus but not mandatory. The Caller-Times, a subsidiary of E.W. Scripps pays competitive salary and excellent benefits."

Apply online.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Journalism scholarship for Texas H.S. seniors

The North and East Texas Press Association will award two $1,500 journalism scholarships this spring to "college-bound graduating high school seniors and actively enrolled college students from the NETPA region pursuing an education in print journalism."

Applications must be postmarked by March 7. Applications can be downloaded from the NETPA website. Mail completed applications to Randy Keck, The Community New, Box 1031, Aledo, TX 76008.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Houston newspaper chain seeks reporters & interns

Houston Community Newspapers seeks two full-time reporters for its chain -- one at its daily newspaper in Pasadena, Texas, and one at its twice-weekly newspaper in Deer Park, Texas.

The positions pay $11-12 per hour and come with benefits. E-mail resume to Managing Editor Jeri Martinez at jmartinez[at]

In addition, they're also looking for interns for the several newspapers they own in the Houston area. If interested, e-mail Martinez.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Paid internship @ Dallas magazine

Spirit, the magazine on board Southwest Airlines' flights, seeks a paid intern to work in its Dallas office beginning ASAP. Intern will work 30 hours per week and be paid $8 per hour.

"This is an opportunity to rack up clips while doing a ton of research/FC work for the magazine's various departments," says Associate Editor Mike Darling. "Interns also get to sit in on story meetings, pitch ideas, and get as involved as their schedule will allow."

Send a resume, cover letter, and clips (links or PDF) to: Mike Darling, Spirit Magazine, 2811 McKinney Ave, Suite 360 Dallas, TX 75204 (214) 580-8054. Or e-mail

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Journalism scholarship for Texas college students

The Bess Whitehead Scott Journalism Scholarship grants $1,500 annually to a junior or senior college student pursuing a degree in journalism or a related field. Applicants must be currently enrolled at one of the following universities: Baylor University; Sam Houston State University; Texas A & M University; Texas State University; University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; or University of North Texas. The deadline to apply is February 1.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Short-term investigative journalism fellowships

Texas Watchdog, a new nonpartisan website devoted to investigating waste, fraud and corruption in government, offers fellowships for those interested in learning investigative and enterprise reporting.

The three-month fellowships are open to bloggers, journalism students and interested residents. Shorter-term programs, including weekend training seminars, are available. The fellowships comes with a small monthly stipend. There are also guest speakers, from award-winning journalists who are skilled in digging to political operatives who work at hiding information from the public and are willing to tell their secrets.

"The fellows accepted into the Houston-based program will learn investigative skills by digging into Texas state and local government," organizers said. "They will produce investigative reports based on their findings, which will include both long-term projects and daily updates published on our Web site. Award-winning journalists who specialize in investigating state and local government will advise and mentor fellows."

The fellowship has a rolling application deadline, so apply at any time. For more information and to apply, send your resume and three to five writing samples to

Find more opportunities on's journalism fellowships webpage.

-Mark Grabowski

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Entry-level political journalism jobs, a media company that operates 17 state political news websites, is seeking a full-time political reporters:
  • A reporter based in the Washington, D.C. area to cover local politics in Maryland and Northern Virginia.
  • A reporter based in Phoenix to cover Arizona politics
  • A reporter based in Pittsburgh to cover Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.
  • A reporter based in Dallas-Ft. Worth to cover Texas politics.
Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. The positions pay around $30,000 and include a great benefits package.

"We want someone with a passion for the political arena and an understanding of campaigns and elections," the job posting says. "We cover inside politics for political insiders. We're looking for people who love politics!"

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Journalism internships in Dallas

University of North Texas's journalism department has assembled a fairly lengthy list of internship opportunities in the Dallas area and beyond. Every day, new journalism and public relations internships are listed.

-Mark Grabowski

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

China Daily seeks student freelancers

China Daily, the self-proclaimed "only national English-language daily newspaper in China," is seeking freelance writers in key U.S. cities -- and they're willing to "consider outstanding college juniors or seniors." If you live in or near Chicago, D.C., Atlanta or Texas and want to get some bylines while earning up to $100 per article, you might want to check out this opportunity. The deadline to apply is June 15.

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