Monday, November 16, 2009

Entry-level sports reporter @ Virginian-Pilot

The Virginian-Pilot, a 170,000-circulation daily newspaper in Norfolk, Va., is offering a paid 6-month internship on its Sports desk.

Pay is $600 for week. Deadline to apply is Dec. 1

To apply:

1. Submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three references.

2. Include eight to ten published work samples showing the range of your best writing. You may include a CD to accompany your packet or add links, but we still must see examples of your published work as it appeared in print.

3. Send completed packet to: Denise Bridges, Director of Staff Development, The Virginian-Pilot, 150 W. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510

Questions? E-mail, call 757.446.2456, or fax 757.446.2414. Please do NOT send completed packets by e-mail.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Reporter @ Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Richmond Times-Dispatch, a 185,000-circulation daily newspaper in Virginia's capital, seeks a reporter.

"Produce compelling content for readers of our print and digital products," the ad states. "This includes breaking news, features, enterprise reporting and event coverage in addition to blogging and other interactive storytelling formats. Night and weekend work are required."

Two-plus years experience at a daily newspaper is required. Apply online.

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

HigherEd reporter @ Roanoke Times

The Roanoke Times, a 90,000-circulation daily newspaper in Virginia, seeks a reporter to cover area colleges.

"The higher education reporter leads our coverage of colleges and universities, with a special focus on Virginia Tech and Radford University," the ad states. "The beat includes covering breaking news and live events, writing quick features and in-depth centerpieces."

Applicants should have five years experience. Reporter will be based in newspaper's New River Valley bureau in Christiansburg, Virginia.

By June 12, e-mail cover letter and clips to

Location: Roanoke, Virginia

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Virginia newspapers seek crime reporters

Two daily newspapers in Virginia are each seeking a reporter to cover police and crime:
  • The Charlottesville Daily Progress, a 28,000-circulation daily newspaper located in the same town as the University of Virginia, seeks a reporter for its public safety beat. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree. "The job requires a hustling, curious reporter who thrives on chasing breaking news, sees the Web as an opportunity to scoop the competition and believes in getting real people in stories instead of relying on officials," the ad states. Send resume, cover letter and clips to Jenny Rector, City Editor, The Daily Progress, 685 Rio Road West, Charlottesville, VA 22901; or e-mail to
  • The Bristol Herald Courier, a 40,000-circulation daily newspaper located near the Virginia-Tennesse border, seeks a reporter to cover the police beat. "The holder of this position is the go-to reporter for breaking news and also must be able to turn features and long-form enterprise pieces off this beat," the ad states. Some experience required. Apply online.
Location: Virginia

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Freelance journalists in Northern Virginia

The Stafford County Sun, a weekly newspaper about 45 minutes from Washington, D.C., seeks part-time writers this summer to help in gathering news, compiling community listings and covering local news stories in Stafford County. To apply, e-mail resume and a 100-word description of why you are right for the job to Managing Editor Tracy Bell at

Location: Stafford, Virginia

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ Virginia newspaper

The Danville (Va.) Register & Bee, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper located between Roanoke and Raleigh, seeks a full-time reporter.

"You need a good background, with a journalism degree and internship experience, or maybe a year or so at a small paper," the ad states. "This is a full-time job with excellent benefits, covering not only breaking news for print and web but also a range of other stories as needed."

To apply, send resume and clips to Robert Benson, editor, The Register & Bee, 700 Monument, Danville, Va., 24541 Or e-mail

Location: Danville, Virginia

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Reporter @ No. Va. weekly newspaper

The Culpeper Times, a weekly newspaper in Northern Virginia between Arlington and Charlottesville, seeks a general assignment reporter.

"The person to fill this position needs to be pro-active and willing to not only cover newsworthy activities but get to know the community and help build the newspaper," the ad states. "Competitive benefits package."

Apply online or fax resume, salary history and writing samples to (703) 435-9754, Attn: Human Resources.

Location: Culpeper, Virginia

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ Va. weekly paper

The Central Virginian, a weekly newspaper about an hour from Richmond, seeks an entry-level reporter.

"Cover a variety of news and human interest topics in the growing Louisa County community," the ad states. "This full-time position will require some night and weekend work. Degree or writing experience preferred; flexibility, curiosity and high energy required."

E-mail your resume and cover letter to No calls.

Location: Louisa, Virginia

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Religion reporter @ Roanoke Times

The Roanoke Times, a 90,000-circulation daily newspaper in Virginia, seeks a religion reporter.

Only a bachelor's degree and one year of experience or "equivalent" is required, so a master's degree student or undergrad with great internship experience may have a shot.

"This position is responsible for covering faith-related issues and news events in the community," the ad states. "The successful candidate will produce a mix of hard news and features; balancing daily, mid- and long-range coverage; including but certainly not limited to devising annual coverage of major religious holidays as well a weekly religion notes column. The flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends is important to this beat."

Apply online.

Roanoke, Virginia

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Full scholarship to study journalism at Virginia college

Patrick Henry College, a Christian college in Virginia, is offering a four-year, full-tuition scholarship for an applicant who plans to study journalism.

The deadline to apply is February 1.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Paid photojournalism internship @ Roanoke Times

The Roanoke Times, a 95,000 circulation daily newspaper in Southwest Virginia, offers a paid photojournalism internship during the summer. Current students and recent graduates are eligible.

"This is an advanced internship where you will be working on daily assignments as well as stories and multimedia projects," the ad states. "Our interns are treated as staff photographers and are closely supervised and coached. You will cover a wide range of daily assignments and be strongly encouraged to produce one longer-term, in-depth story."

Paid internships run for 12 weeks from May to August The interns is supplied with Nikon digital gear, lighting equipment and digital recorders (for audio slideshows) and must be technically proficient in an electronic darkroom.

Apply online by January 23.

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Journalism scholarship for Virgina H.S. senior

The Intermarkets-Lucido Journalism Scholarship provides $5,000 to "an outstanding Virginia graduating high school senior who will be majoring in journalism and who promotes and understands the importance of non-biased journalism in the United States media."

The application is due April 30th.

-Mark Grabowski

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