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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Monday, April 13, 2009

Police reporter @ northern Calif. newspaper

The Napa Valley Register, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper in California's Wine Country, seeks a full-time police reporter.

"This position is responsible to cover police, fire and court beats writing daily stories, enterprise pieces and frequent briefs for hard copy and the Web," the ad states. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and three years daily newspaper experience.

Apply online.

Location: Napa, California

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Crime reporter @ Scottish newspaper

Aberdeen Evening Express, a 65,000-circulation daily newspaper in Scotland, seeks a crime reporter.

They want a reporter who can provide "a stack of superb exclusives and in-depth investigations ... You must also have a proven track record in building and nurturing strong contacts. In return you will get the chance to join the second-highest selling evening newspaper in Scotland, which still produces three editions each day and which also has a growing online audience. You will also benefit from some of the best training in the industry as well as access to our Healthsure and pension schemes."

By March 2, e-mail a cover letter, resume, and work samples to Deputy Editor, Richard Prest, at .

Location: Aberdeen, Scotland

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Police reporter @ Aspen Times

The Aspen Times, a 12,000 daily newspaper located in the ski resort town of Aspen, Colorado, is seeking a reporter to cover police and courts.

"We're looking for a candidate with solid writing skills and a sharp eye for detail," the editor said. "Candidate also will be expected to do some general assignment, business and enterprise reporting."

Send resume with writing samples to

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