Friday, May 8, 2009

Freelance journalism opportunities

  • The Huffington Post, a liberal news website and one of the most visited websites in the world, is looking for freelance journalists to help delve into the financial crisis/bank bailout. They are accepting investigative story pitches from freelancers, and also looking for writers able to take on assignments in this area. Click here for more info.
  • The Bethlehem Press, a 10,00-circulation weekly newspaper near Allentown, Pa., seeks a freelance reporter to cover municipal meetings. Click here for more info.

Location: United States

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Paid journalism internship in Berlin

Transparency International, a non-profit organization focused on fighting corruption worldwide in both government and the private sector, is offering a 6-month paid internship writing for its publications and website.

Intern will be paid 400 euros per month and write articles for Daily Corruption News, help prepare the organization's annual report, update the organization's website, monitor press clippings and handle other tasks. Applications must be fluent in English.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter (including when you're available to start) and resume to: Michael Sidwell at msidwell@transparency.org.

Location: Berlin, Germany

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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 news@texaswatchdog.org.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Paid internships in investigative journalism

The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that produces original investigative journalism on issues of public concern, is offering paid internships in the spring and/or summer in its New York and D.C. offices. The position pays $10 per hour.

"Assignments may include everything from poring through government reports, records, and statistics to interviewing government officials, academics, economists, activists, whistleblowers, and others," the ad states. "Interns typically focus on a single project under the supervision of investigative journalists at the Center. Interns also may be asked to assist in online media production, fundraising, and communications."

The application for the spring internship, which will involve working on a project about sexual assault cases, is due immediately. Apply for the summer internship by February 6. The application and more info can be found at http://www.publicintegrity.org/about/our_organization/intern_here/.

This seems like a great place to launch your career. My friend began his journalism career here and now writes for the Politico and regularly appears on Sunday morning political shows.

-Mark Grabowski

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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 news@texaswatchdog.org.

Find more opportunities on CubReporters.org's journalism fellowships webpage.

-Mark Grabowski

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