Thursday, April 30, 2009

Editorial asst. @ D.C. area newspaper

The Arlington (Va.) Catholic Herald, a 61,000-circulation weekly newspaper that covers the local Catholic community, seeks a full-time editorial assistant.

The entry-level position is based in Arlington, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
Duties include copy editing, typesetting, proofreading, compiling calendar columns, coordinating column schedules, occasional layout, and writing as assigned.

"Good benefits, shuttle to Ballston Metro and free parking," the ad states. "Salary commensurate with experience."

a cover letter and resume to: Editor, Arlington Catholic Herald, 200 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22203. Or e-mail to

Location: Arlington, Virginia

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Reporter @ weekly Providence newspaper

The Rhode Island Catholic, a 31,000-circulation weekly newspaper covering the Providence Area's Catholic Community, seeks a full-time reporter.

The reporter will "cover local, national and international news of interest to the state's Catholic community," the ad states. "The staff reporter is responsible for: covering and writing stories; developing special issues, features and story ideas; chooses wire copy for world pages; layout of pages; taking photos; writing photo captions; editing video features for Rhode Island Catholic website; and other duties as assigned."

This may not be the entry-level job you dreamed of, but don't overlook it. You'll get to live in Providence (a very charming city near Boston) and you'll get to cover a variety of stories. The position also comes with health insurance, pension, vacation and paid sick time -- benefits many entry-level journalism jobs don't offer. It certainly beats unemployment. You need not be Catholic, but the ad says you should have knowledge of the Catholic Church.

Apply online.

Location: Providence, Rhode Island

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Reporter @ weekly paper in NYC area

The Montclair Times, a 10,000-circulation weekly newspaper located about 30 minutes from New York City, seeks a full-time journalist.

Reporter will cover newspaper's religion beat, along with hard news, features, meeting coverage and general assignment duties. This may be a good opportunity for a young journalist looking to work in the Greater New York City Area.

"We offer competitive salaries, flexible benefits and an inclusive work environment.," the ad states.

To apply, mail or drop off cover letter, resume and examples of professionally published journalism to: Mark Porter, editor, The Montclair Times, 114 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07042.​

Location: Montclair, New Jersey

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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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Saturday, November 1, 2008

2-month journalism fellowship on science & religion

Applications are currently being accepted for a two-month paid journalism fellowship that focuses on science and religion issues.

The 2009 Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellowships in Science and Religion enables 10 print, broadcast or online journalists to pursue an intensive two-month course of study at the University of Cambridge featuring eminent, well known authorities in the field. Fellows are paid a stipend in addition to travel expenses to Cambridge.

"The fellowship, now in its fifth year, seeks to promote a deeper understanding and a more informed public discussion of the interface of science and religion,"according to organizers. "Potential areas of study include Islam and science, neuroscience, cosmology, quantum uncertainty, multiverses, the New Atheism and spirituality and health."

The awards are open to all journalists with a minimum of three years’ experience, though priority will be given to mid-career and senior journalists. Application deadline is Monday, December 15, 2008.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Free workshop in Iran on media & religion

I received this announcement via e-mail:
The First Students Workshop on Peace, Religion and Media will be held in Iran, from November 9th to 22nd, 2008m simultaneously with The Second International Conference on Religion and Media. It will provide a unique opportunity in a friendly environment for the young participants to explore the complicated relationship between religion and media and to enhance their knowledge and skills in redirecting the power of this relationship towards the positive aim of building a culture of peace.

We cordially invite young journalists, film and media activists, NGO workers, peace and human rights activists, community leaders and researchers who have at least a bachelor degree in related fields to apply for the workshop.

All costs of the program in Iran (accommodation, food, local transport, etc) will be covered for participants but they are responsible for their own airfare.

Further information could be found here:

Mahdiye Tavakol
Program Director

IRIB University,
Niyayesh Highway, Vali-e-Asr Street,
Tehran, Iran.
Tel: +98 21 22652238
Fax: +98 21 22652238

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