Thursday, April 8, 2010

Nike seeks young female sports reporter

Nike is seeking a young woman to serve as a field reporter and produce content for its website,

All your on-the-job expenses (including travel and gear) will be paid for. And your profiles of famous female athletes and music stars will appear every month on

Go to for details on how to apply.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Online journalist @ Sports Illustrated, the website for Sports Illustrated magazine, seeks a full-time online producer. Position is based in Atlanta and involves night and weekend work.

Duties include copy editing original content and writing headlines for both stories and section fronts, as well as writing captions for photos. Managing sports sections involves selecting stories, writing teases for featured content, and assisting the site producer in coordinating news coverage on's front page. Writing original content is also possible, although not required.

Apply online.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Reporter openings @ Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte Observer, a 210,000-circulation daily newspaper, has several openings:
It sounds like they're willing to consider young journalists -- "College degree in journalism required as well as 1 to 3 years experience at college newspaper and/or magazine plus summer publication/online internships," the ad states.

Click on above links to apply online.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Paid sports journalism internships

The U.S. Olympic Committee is offering paid summer internships to help produce content for its websites. Internships are in summer, based in Colorado Springs and pay $8.50 per hour.

Responsibilities include: "Maintain and up-date and USOC Coaching/TeamUSA web-sites with text, and video. Manage webcast/podcast content and schedule. Shooting and editing of video from conferences and seminars..."

Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on March 31. Apply online.

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Sports reporter jobs @ N.C. newspapers

There are sports reporter openings at the following North Carolina newspapers: The Shelby Star, Gaston Gazette, Richmond County Daily Journal and Wayne-Wilson News Leader. Some of these could be good entry-level journalism job opportunities. Click here for more info.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fantasy baseball writers @

MLB Advanced Media, which manages the websites for Major League Baseball and its teams, seeks fantasy baseball experts to post breaking news and notes on nights and weekends. Position is based in Manhattan. Apply online.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Paid internship @ Reading Eagle

The Reading Eagle, a 60,000-circulation daily newspaper in Northeast Pennsylvania, is offering paid summer internships in news, sports, photography and design.

"Interns are treated as regular staff members and usually compile a substantial clip file," the ad states. "...We select the best candidates available, so experience usually is important. Most times that experience was gained at a college newspaper."

Apply by mid January. Send resume, clips and references to

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Entry-level sports reporters in South

Newspapers in North Carolina, Arkansas and Texas are seeking entry-level sports reporters:
  • The Lenoir News-Topic, a 10,000-circulation daily newspaper near Appalachian State University, seeks a writer to cover a variety of sports "Will seriously consider recent college graduates who have experience covering sports for their college paper." Send resume, cover letter and 5-7 clips of your most recent work by snail mail to Bill Kiser, sports editor, Lenoir News-Topic, P.O. Box 1100, Lenoir, N.C. 28645. Or e-mail to
  • The Alleghany News, a weekly newspaper located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern N.C., seeks a reporter for its one person sports department. "This full-time position includes covering the various sports for the local high school as well as other community sporting events as necessary." Knowledge of digital photography, Photoshop, QuarkXPress and Mac computer experience necessary. Residency in Alleghany County will be required. Send resume and clips to: Ron Brown, General Manager, The Alleghany News, P.O. Box 8, Sparta, NC 28675. Or e-mail to
  • The Texarkana Gazette, a daily 25,000-circulation newspaper on the Texas-Arkansas border, seeks a reporter to cover high school sports. Send resume, cover letter and work samples in pdf format to: Anna Johnson, personnel manager, at Ask questions to Johnny Green at 903-794-3311.
  • The Light and Champion, a newspaper located in East Texas, has an immediate opening for a reporter to cover local high school sports. "Experience preferred, but recent college graduate will be considered." Coverage of local high school sports, sports writing, and page design/layout. Send resume to or mail to JoAnna Martin, The Light and Champion, P.O. Box 1989, Center, Texas 75935.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Paid summer internship @ Reno Gazette-Journal

The Reno Gazette-Journal, a 67,000-circulation daily newspaper in Nevada, is offering paid summer internships. The 12-week position are available in the following categories: news writing, sports writing and photography.

"Interns would work directly with current staff members in concept development, story writing and editing as well as other aspects of a newsroom," the ad states.

Submit a resume with references and two clips to RGJ Sports and Business Editor Lauren Gustus at No hard copies or phone calls.

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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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Sunday, September 6, 2009

N.C. newspapers seeking reporters

A few North Carolina newspapers are seeking reporters. These may be good places for young journalists to apply:
  • The Smoky Mountain News, a 16,000-circulation free weekly in Waynesville, seeks a reporter "adept at enterprise and investigative stories who also values watchdog coverage of county and town boards." Send resume to
  • The Lumberton Robesonian, a 14,000-circulation daily newspaper in southeastern North Carolina, seeks a sports reporter. "Coverage is mostly high school, with some coverage of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke," the ad states. Pay is competitive and includes benefits. Send clips and resume to Editor Donnie Douglas at
  • The Benson-Four Oaks News in Review, a twice-weekly newspaper in Johnston County, seeks a general assignment reporter. "This job would be good for a print journalist who prefers covering a wide variety of activities, as well as possibly improving already-good skills and even learning new ones," the ad states. Send resumes, samples and references to

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Entry-level newspaper reporter jobs

Several newspapers, including some in large cities, are seeking entry-level reporters:
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana: The Advocate, a 95,000-circulation daily newspaper is offering two-year paid internships for recent graduates. Send resumes and clips to
  • Salt Lake City, Utah: The Deseret News, a 70,000-circulation statewide daily newspaper in Utah, seeks reporters for its city desk. Send a resume and published clips to Tad Walch, City Editor at
  • Houston, Texas: Houston Community Newspapers, a newspaper chain in Houston, seeks a news reporter and sports reporter to cover Northwest Houston. Send resume and writing samples to, or fax to (281) 668-1126.
  • Syracuse, New York: The Oneida Dispatch, a 23,00-circulation daily newspaper located about 40 minutes from Syracuse, will soon have an opening for an entry-level reporter. Send resume and clips to Managing Editor Kurt Wanfried 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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Friday, June 19, 2009

Cover NBA for West Coast newspaper

The Columbian, a 45,000-circulation daily newspaper in southwest Washington state, seeks a sports reporter to cover the Portland Trail Blazers.

"We are looking for a writer with at least four years of experience in the Sports department of a daily paper, someone who can produce compelling features, in-depth game stories, intriguing columns, and insightful enterprise pieces from the Blazer beat and beyond," the ad states. "You must possess the ability to communicate clearly, quickly and accurately on deadline, while thriving in a competitive market."

Send cover letter with salary history, resume and 10 clips to:
The Columbian, P.O. Box 180, Vancouver , WA 98660-0180; or email

Location: Vancouver, Washington

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Entry-level sports reporter @ S.C. newspaper

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal, a 45,000-circulation daily newspaper near the South Carolina-North Carolina border, seeks a a prep sports reporter.

Our reporting positions call for strong daily coverage of beats with opportunities for projects, enterprise and features.," the ad states. "Two years experience on a daily paper preferred, but we'll consider talented beginners.​"

Apply online.

Location: Spartanburg, S.C.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Northern Jersey newspaper seeks freelancers

The Northern Valley Suburbanite, a weekly Bergen County newspaper located just across the river from Yonkers, N.Y., seeks freelance reporters and photographers to help cover news and sporting events.​

This may be a good summer opportunity for college students looking to earn some cash or build their portfolio.

"Ideal freelancers will know the area and live close by, but those interested in getting their feet wet or who already have experience in journalism will also be considered," the ad states.

E-mail writing and/or photography samples along with a resume to
lang@​northjersey.​com .​

Location: Cresskill, New Jersey

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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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Saturday, May 9, 2009 seeks fantasy baseball writer, the official website of Major League Baseball, seeks a part-time fantasy baseball expert to post breaking news and notes on nights and weekends.

Applicants must have a flexible schedule, journalism experience and command of AP style, strong multitasking skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

To apply, e-mail resume to with 'Fantasy Writer' in the subject line. No phone calls.

Location: New York, New York

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Reporter @ San Jose weekly newspaper

The Milpitas Post, a 20,000-circulation weekly newspaper located just outside San Jose, seeks a reporter who can do a little of everything: news reporting, sports reporting, editing and photography.

Full-time position pays $14 per hour start and includes benefits.

"Will cover evening school board meetings, high school sports, local profiles, general assignment, some crime stories," the ad states. "Position also assists editor with copy editing. Basic photography skills needed occasionally. Previous newspaper experience a plus. Bachelor's degree equivalent or higher in journalism or communication preferred."

E-mail resume and clips to or fax to (408) 263-9710.

Location: San Jose, California

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Friday, April 24, 2009 seeks sports journalist, the official website of Major League Baseball, seeks an online journalist to cover minor league baseball.

The position is based in New York City, 30 hours per week and involves working on nights and weekends.

Responsibilities include: writing Minor League news stories in a tight, deadline-driven environment; writing headlines and captions; creating graphics and photos to accompany stories. Content will appear on both and

Applicants should have one year of journalism experience, a college degree, strong writing and copy-editing skills, knowledge of baseball and experience with Photoshop and basic HTML.

To apply, e-mail resume to with ‘Editorial Producer, MiLB’ in subject line.

Location: New York, New York

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Nike seeks young female sports reporter

Talk about a sweet journalism gig -- have a look at this. Must be a female, aged 18-24, to apply...
"If you think you have what it takes to volley one-liners with Maria Sharapova, kick it with Mia Hamm, and Q&A over cappuccinos with Serena Williams, this is your dream job.

Right now, we’re holding open casting calls for a Nike Field Reporter.

You’ll jet set across the country to interview the most talented female professional athletes. Get the dish on what they’re into at the moment, ask the questions no one else will dare to ask, and get the last word with the biggest girls in the game.

All your on-the-job expenses (including travel and gear) will be paid for by us.
And best of all, your profiles will appear every month on"
The deadline to apply is June 15. For more info, click here.

Location: Anywhere, United States

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Journalist for Major League Soccer website

Major League Soccer seeks a journalist to assist with its official website,

Duties include: Editing and posting content for use on and team websites; writing headlines, captions, blurbs for and team websites; selecting and cropping photos; and making judgments on story significance and arrange content into lead packages on the team site front pages.

Applicants should be Web savvy, have 3-5 years of sports journalism experience and have an interest in Major League Soccer. Position is based in the New York City area.

E-mail a resume to Type "Editorial Producer" in subject line.

Location: Chelsea, New York

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Writers @ ESPN talk show

Sports commentator Jim Rome is seeking writers to assist with his radio talk show and with "Rome is Burning," his TV show on ESPN.

"Looking for someone who comes at it from different angles, knows sports thoroughly, and is hungry, competitive and driven," the ad states. "Must be willing to grind. Tremendous potential payoff and upside for the right candidate(s). Pay commensurate with experience. "

E-mail resume, cover letter and writing samples to

Location: Los Angeles, California

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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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Friday, March 27, 2009

Race car writer @ Indiana newspaper

The Herald-Times, a 30,000-circulation daily newspaper in Bloomington, Indiana, seeks a freelance writer to cover Bloomington Speedway every Friday night.

Must have laptop computer. Season begins Friday, April 10. Contact Doug Wilson at (812) 331-4227 or

Location: Bloomington, Indiana

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sports journalism scholarships

College students interested in a career in sports journalism can apply for a $1,500 scholarship.

The Associated Press Sports Editors, a national organization of sports editors, is sponsoring four $1,500 scholarships. College students entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarship, which will awarded based on the students' journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography. The scholarships will be awarded to students from four different regions of the United States.

Apply by June 1, and include the following information in your application: Name, address, age, phone number. A copy of the your college grades. A brief rundown of your financial situation, with regards to how you plan to pay for tuition and copies of any pertinent records including the copies of the FAFSA form EFC and family’s income tax return. Letters of recommendation: one or more from teachers/employers. Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be sections the student has edited).

Mail information to: APSE Scholarship, c/o Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor, Boston Globe, 135 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02205-2845. For more information contact Joe Sullivan at the Boston Globe (617) 929-2845 or e-mail jtsullivan[at]

Location: United States

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Paid internships @ Las Vegas Sun

The Las Vegas Sun, a daily newspaper included as a section inside the 160,000-circulation Las Vegas Review-Journal, is offering paid internships to work on its website.

Internships run 3 to 9 months. As for pay, the announcement states: "You aren’t going to get rich. But you’ll definitely be able to get by."

Interns are needed in news, sports, video journalism and programming. "We’re looking for at least a couple of people to help us on the news side of, a journalist to help us with, a sports journalist to help us across all of our sites, and a video journalist to help us with our upcoming, new daily television show," the announcement states. "We’re also looking for programmers with an understanding of Django. And if you’re a designer with killer Flash or motion-graphics skills, we want you."

Applicants should have multimedia skills and a car.

For more info or to apply, click here to contact Rob Curley, head of new media at the Las Vegas Sun.

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Paid Fall internships @ Palm Beach Post

The Palm Beach Post, a 175,000-circulation daily newspaper in South Florida, is offering paid internships during the Fall 2009 semester.

One internship is for sportswriting and two internships are for photography. Pay is $475 per week.

Applicants for the sportswriting internship should send a cover letter, resume, reference list and 5-7 clips. E-mail materials to Lynn Kalber, Director of Administration/Digital, at

Photography applicants need to have had at least one previous photo internship. In addition, they should send a photo story (either in slides, prints or on CD) and clips of published works. E-mail materials to Photo Editor Greg Lovett at

Deadline to apply is April 1.

Location: West Palm Beach, Florida

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Freelance writers @ N.J. newspaper

The Alternative Press, an all-online daily local newspaper in Northern Jersey, is hiring freelance reporters to cover government meetings, town events and sporting events in various communities.

"Since our launch on October 2, 2008, we have received well over 3,000,000 hits," the ad states. "We currently cover Summit, Livingston, Millburn, New Providence and Berkeley Heights and are expanding to Madison, Chatham and Westfield. Very flexible hours. Make your own schedule."

Writers are paid up to $50 per article.

Location: Livingston, New Jersey

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Editorial assistant @ kayak magazine

Sea Kayaker, a 20,000-circulation bimonthly magazine serving the kayak touring community around the world, seeks an editorial assistant.

Duties include: editing and proofreading manuscripts; editorial layout and design for print publication; page preparation for computer-to-plate technology using PDF workflow; tracking and managing work flow with freelance writers (using FileMaker Pro); adjustment of digital images for color and clarity; preparing content for delivery to webmaster; contacting equipment manufacturers for review samples; and participating on cross-departmental project teams

Familiarity with kayaking and nautical terminology is helpful but not required. Compensation is an hourly wage. Benefits include eight paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, and company-paid health insurance. A Simple IRA program is available, with matching contributions from Sea Kayaker.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume link in an e-mail to with “Editorial Team” in the subject line. Be sure to address computer programs listed here, as well as skills and experience needed. You may also submit your portfolio electronically via e-mail. Limit attachments to 5MB.

Location: Seattle, Washington

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Sports reporter @ Quad-City (Iowa) Times

The Quad-City Times, a 51,000-circulation daily newspaper in Iowa, seeks a high school sports reporter.

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and possibly some daily newspaper experience.

"The ideal candidate for this job needs to be able to report for our print newspaper and our ever-growing site," the ad states. "Online and multimedia knowledge is required. This reporter also must have a hunger for enterprise journalism and exploring new ways of telling stories, whether it is online or in print."

Apply online.

Location: Davenport, Iowa

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Paid sports reporting intern @ Birmingham News

The Birmingham News, a 150,000-circulation daily newspaper in Alabama, offers year-round internships in sports reporting.

"Applicants should have completed substantial coursework in journalism, worked for campus or other publications and maintained a B average or above," the ad states. "The internships emphasize practical experience, and the intern is expected to perform as a beginning reporter."

Deadline is April 1. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and clips to: Tom Arenberg, Sports Editor, The Birmingham News, P.O. Box 2553, Birmingham, AL 35202. Or fax to: (205) 325-2425. Or e-mail:

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Entry-level sports reporter @ Calif. paper

The Santa Maria Times, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper on California's Central Coast, seeks a sports reporter.

"Prefer candidates with 1-2 years of professional experience, but will consider recent grads with the right combination of drive, talent and experience," the ad states. "Page-design and Spanish-language skills will be considered pluses."

Apply online.

Location: Santa Maria, California

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

L.A. correspondent for AFP affiliate

Agence France-Presse's partner web service seeks a part-time Los Angeles-based correspondent to cover lifestyle and leisure topics, such as entertainment, high tech, new media, environment, sports, cars, tourism and health.

Pay is 1,500 Euros (or about $1,900) per month to start. "Experience in wire writing is necessary and Spanish is a plus," the ad states.

Apply online.

Location: Los Angeles, California

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Paid sports intern @ Bay Area daily

The Marin Independent Journal, a 30,000-circulation daily newspaper located in the Bay Area, is offering a paid part-time internship covering sports. The position is approximately 6 hours per week and pays $9 per hour.

"This position is ideal for a college student looking for a paid internship," the ad states. "At least one night a week is required in the office collecting information for the high school roundup and Marin briefs. This position may also include game coverage and features written away from the office to be filed remotely via e-mail."

Send resume, cover letter and writing samples to Dave Allen at or mail him at Dave Allen, Marin Independent Journal, 150 Alameda del Prado, Novato, CA 94949. D

Location: Novato, California

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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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Friday, February 27, 2009

Freelancers @ Metro Sports NY

Metro Sports New York, a 100,000-circulation magazine that covers endurance sports, seeks freelance writers.

"We cover everything from profiles on local athletes and clubs to tips on gearing up for your first triathlon," the ad states. "The ideal contributor is well-versed on the latest trends and news related to competitive running, triathlon, cycling, adventure racing, and all other outdoorsy activities."

To apply, e-mail resume, two clips, and one story idea for a profile or feature to

Location: New York, New York

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009 seeks fantasy baseball writers, the official website of Major League Baseball and its teams, seeks part-time contributors to file updates on fantasy baseball news.

"We are looking for fantasy baseball experts to post breaking news and notes on nights and weekends," the ad states. "A flexible schedule is required. Journalism experience and command of AP style are major pluses. Must be able to work in a team environment and have strong multitasking skills. "

E-mail resume to with "fantasy writer" in the subject line.

Location: New York, New York

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Paid sports reporter intern @ Sun-Sentinel

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, a 227,000-circulation daily newspaper in Ft. Lauderdale, is offering a paid internship in sports reporting for Fall 2009.

The 10-week internship begins in September and pays $530 per week. Deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should have worked for their college publication or have had a previous internship.

Send cover letter, resume and 7-10 work samples to: Kathy Pellegrino, Recruitment Editor, Sun-Sentinel, 200 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Trainee reporter @ Scotland newspaper

Berwickshire News, a small newspaper located in Northumberland, Scotland, seeks a junior/trainee reporter.

The reporter will cover a wide range of news and sports stories. "You must be able to work under pressure and to deadlines, while at the same time producing bright and accurate copy," the ad states. "You also need to be able to work under your own initiative, as well as part of a small team. Knowledge of Scots law and the Scottish local government system would be an advantage."

Deadline to apply is March 6. To request an application form or e-form, call Jayne Hume on 01289 306677 or e-mail

Location: Northumberland, Scotland

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Radio reporter/host to cover Chicago Cubs

WGN 720 AM, a news-talk radio station in Chicago, seeks a full-time reporter/host to cover the Chicago Cubs' games.

Duties include: "Pre/post-game interviews, features, hosting; score updates, wraps for morning show, assisting Cubs broadcast team at home and away games, hosting/appearances on other WGN programs as required. During off-season: anchoring/reporting/hosting."

Previous on-air sports broadcast experience required, as is baseball play-by-play experience.

To apply, send salary requirements, resume and audio demo to Sports Director, WGN Radio, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL. 60611.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

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Sports freelancer @ Reading (Pa.) Eagle

The Reading Eagle, a 64,000-circulation daily newspaper, seeks freelance sports writers to help cover a seven-county area in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

"This isn't game coverage," the ad states. "We're looking for somebody who can put out a good feature story once or twice a month. Focus will mostly be on preps.

Might be a good opportunity for a local college student or a young journalist looking to get some clips until s/he finds a permanent job.

Send a message to the editor online.

Location: Reading, Pennsylvania

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Paid sports freelancers @ Wisconsin magazine

Inside Wisconsin Sports, a 15,000-circulation monthly magazine that covers sports in Wisconsin, is seeks freelancers.

"Looking for writers able to craft solid feature-length material on deadline," the ad states. "Humor writers also welcome. Good pay and exposure. Publication covers sports at all levels, and is entering its fifth year on the newsstands."

To apply, e-mail cover letter and 2 to 3 sample clips to editor Mike Beacom at

Location: Wisconsin

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Sports reporter @ Cape Cod Times

The Cape Cod Times, a 50,000-circulation daily newspaper serving Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, seeks a reporter/copy editor for its Sports Desk.

The ad seems to emphasize attributes like "energy" and "passion" and doesn't mention experience, so perhaps they'll consider a young journalist.

Work shift is at night. Duties include: editing local and wire copy, collecting results and information from local sports events and writing stories. In addition, you'll assist the online sports supervisor to keep sports Web site current and lively. And you'll do some sports copy editing and headline writing.

By February 27, send a cover letter and resume with references, along with at least five work samples, to: Bill Higgins, Sports Editor, Cape Cod Times, 319 Main St., Hyannis, MA 02601. Or e-mail materials to No phone calls.

Location: Hyannis, Massachusetts

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Entry-level sports reporter @ Michigan paper

The Alpena News, an 11,000-circulation daily newspaper in Northern Michigan, is seeking a sports writer.

"This is an entry-level position," the ad states. "The person we seek is enthusiastic about community journalism and connecting with the community they cover. This person will be responsible for game coverage, as well as enterprise reporting and feature writing; there is some photography involved. This position also requires some layout skills, so design and Quark experience is a plus."

Interested candidates can apply either electronically or via mail to Managing Editor Steve Murch. E-mail should be directed to Mail: Steve Murch, managing editor, The Alpena News, 130 Park Place, Alpena, MI 49707. No phone calls.

Location: Alpena, Michigan

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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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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Paid internships @ Reno Gazette-Journal

The Reno Gazette-Journal, a 70,000-circulation daily newspaper in Nevada, is seeking summer interns for news writing, sports writing and photography.

Internships are paid and run 12-weeks. Interns work directly with current staff members in concept development, story writing and editing as well as other aspects of the newsroom.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume and three clips (they may be online links) to Lauren Gustus via e-mail at

Reno, Nevada

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Publications intern @ Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are offering a full-time extended paid internship in their Publications and Creative Services Department.  

"The successful candidate will perform various tasks associated with producing the Cubs official publications and will be instrumental in helping to maintain the digital asset archive during the baseball season," the ad states. "Additional responsibilities will include posting line-ups and farm report recaps from media notes on Vine Line Blogs, proofreading editorial pages for all publications using AP style, coordinating scorecard information for each series, to catalog, inventory, review and re-organize digital files and various other miscellaneous responsibilities."

Applicants should have background in print journalism and/or sports information and thorough knowledge of baseball. Ability to speak Spanish is preferred, as is a degree in journalism, new media or photography. Availability must be full-time, Monday – Friday.  Some weekends required.  Time frame will be early March to October 2009.

Apply online.

Chicago, Illinois

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Baseball reporters @

MLB. ​com, the official website of Major League Baseball, is seeking freelance and/​or full-time columnists and reporters to help cover Major League Baseball and its teams.​

"We're interested in candidates with solid reporting skills and a strong voice who are as well versed in writing about the sport off the field as they are about the games themselves.," the ad states. "Multimedia experience a plus.​"

Responsibilities include: Column writing from live games across the country, as well as the news of the day off the field; non-column writing that helps feed the beast that is a 24-by-7 deadline cycle; factual reporting; intelligent writing; nuanced analysis and insightful commentary; professional representation of our company inside and outside our walls.​

Positions covering various teams are available. Apply online.

New York, New York

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Copy editor internship @

ESPN is looking for a college student to edit articles and copy for its website. The summer internship is based at ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Conn.

Intern's duties include: editing and polishing freelance- and staff-generated articles, checking for accuracy, proper grammar, style and appropriateness.

The advertisement doesn't say whether it's paid, but I'd guess it is. Every other ESPN internship I've come across has been paid. Also: They want a college student who's "available for employment within 12 months of the internship," so perhaps it could turn into a permanent job after graduation.

Apply online.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Paid intern @ Sporting News

Sporting News, a 700,000-circulation sports magazine, seeks an intern to cover fantasy sports. The paid position is based in Charlotte.

"The person we hire would edit player updates and edit and post columns and blog entries for Sporting News' fantasy website," the ad states. "Some writing and photo editing is required, as well as some interaction with users through blogs and e-mail."

Deadline to apply is April 1. Send a cover letter, resume and three of your best writing or editing samples to George Winkler, Senior Editor, Sporting News, 120 W. Morehead Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, N.C., 28202. Or e-mail (no attachments).

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Paid youth sports bloggers

My Team Cares, a group of youth sports blogs affiliated with pro sports teams, is offering paid blogging assignments.

"Our blogs focus on parenting and youth sports," the ad states. "You will need to spend approx 1-2 hrs per day sourcing articles (no need to write them yourself), adding images, and posting the articles. You will also be in charge of copying and pasting the articles into newsletters. This is very basic but the opportunity is tremendous. Knowledge of youth sports and parenting in youth sports is a plus. We will provide you the source materials and provide you built in traffic. You will be paid based on how much you increase page views and a flat fee for every newsletter you draft."

E-mail Include writing samples and/or the URL for the current blog for which you write/edit.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Paid internships @ Skiing magazine

Skiing magazine, a Boulder, Colo.-based magazine focused on skiing, is offering 12-week paid internships in reporting and photojournalism during the summer and fall.

Interns receive a $1,200 stipend for 3 months. Their duties include: article research, fact checking, proofreading, writing articles, calling in gear for testing, participating in staff editorial meetings, and interviewing subjects.

"We try to keep the grunt work (shipping, filing, etc) to a minimum," the posting states. "Skiing Magazine is a small staff (four editors and two art directors), so interns work closely with staffers."

If interested in a writing/reporting internship, e-mail resume, cover letter and writing samples to: For photography internships, e-mail resume, cover letter and portfolio to:

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Paid internship @ Lansing State Journal

The Lansing State Journal, a 60,000-circulation daily newspaper in Michigan's capital, offer paid summer internships in news, photography, sports and copy editing.

The full-time internships run 12 weeks and pay $11 per hour. Deadline to apply is January 30.

Send cover letter, resume, at least three print clips, links to multimedia work or DVDs (highly recommended) and references to Asst. Managing Editor Belinda Thurston at or 120 E. Lenawee St., Lansing, MI 48919.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sports reporter @ Buffalo TV station

TimeWarner seeks a sports reporter for its new 24-hour cable channel covering the Buffalo area.

Duties include: "Gathers information, conducts interviews, shoots video, produces and reports assigned sports stories and events on a daily basis. Will primarily work alone to report, shoot and edit stories, operating field cameras, gear and video editing system ... Anchor sports on a fill-in basis as required."

Applicants should have a college degree and 2-3 years experience. Apply online.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Sports reporter @ Sprinfield, Ill. paper

The State Journal-Register, a 50,000 daily newspaper in Sprinfield, Illinois, seeks a sports reporter to cover high school sports.

The advertisement seems to emphasize being "energetic" and having a "deep knowledge of sports," but doesn't mention any experience requirements, so perhaps they will consider an entry-level journalist.

By February 20, E-mail a cover letter, resume and clips to Sports Editor Jim Ruppert at Or mail to: P.O. Box 219, Springfield, IL 62705-0219.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Website seeks paid freelance sports journalists, a subsidiary of the New York Times Co., is seeking part-time writer-experts to produce and maintain sports guides for its website. You'll build and maintain a GuideSite, a topical section of that contains articles, reviews, a blog, a discussion forum and a bio page about you. Along with a base payment of $725 a month, pays based on page views. Some writers make up to $100,000 per year.

Writers are needed to specialize in the following topics:
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • volleyball
  • waterskiing / wakeboarding
  • world soccer
Visit to learn more about, see a full list of available topics, and to submit an application.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Paid internships @ Allentown Morning Call

The Allentown Morning Call, a 120,000-circulation daily newspaper between Philly and New York, offers internships year-round, some of which are paid full-time positions.

Applications for a paid summer internship in the Sports Department are due by January 31. Sports interns travel to and cover sporting events and write stories on deadline about them. They also write features stories.

Paid news reporting internships are available. While the deadline is listed as "ongoing," if you're interested in a summer internship you should apply ASAP.

Additionally full- and part-time internships are available for the Opinion page, Business desk, Art department and Entertainment section.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Apply by Friday for George Polk Awards

This Friday, January 9, is the deadline to postmark applications for the George Polk Awards.

The prestigious journalism awards are issued annually by Long Island University in Brooklyn. There is no entry fee and all types of journalists -- print, radio, TV, Internet and photojournalists -- are eligible. Journalists do not have to be U.S. citizens and the media outlet does not have to be American, but all entries must be in English

The awards were established in 1949 to memorialize George Polk, a CBS correspondent slain covering the Greek civil war the previous year. They are awarded in various categories, which change annually and may include: Foreign Reporting, Radio Reporting, Photojournalism, Economics Reporting, Business Reporting, Labor Reporting, Investigative Reporting, Political Reporting, Sports Reporting, Legal Reporting, National Reporting, Online Reporting, Magazine Reporting, State Reporting, Education Reporting, Local Reporting and Television Reporting.

To apply, click here.

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Paid internships @ Philly-area newspaper

The Bucks County Courier Times, a 70,000-circulation daily newspaper just north of Philadelphia, offers paid summer internships in news reporting, sports reporting and news photography.

Four internships are available and they run 12 to 16 weeks. Apply by February 1. For contact info, click here.

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Paid spring intern @

ESPN is seeking a student to assist editors in maintaining and updating editorial content for the "Insider" section of its website.

This is a paid 20-25 hours per week, semester-long position. Students may also qualify for college credit, depending on the university's requirements. Applicants must be students and live within an easy commute to the magazine's office in New York City.

E-mail cover letter and resume to

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Various openings @ NYC news channel

New York One, a.k.a. NY1, Time Warner's 24-hour newschannel in New York City, has several openings, some of which may be a good fit for early-career television journalists. According to the job postings, many of the positions below require only 1-2 years experience, including internships.

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Paid internship @ YES Network

The YES Network, the #1 Regional Sports Network in the country and TV station of the New York Yankees and the New Jersey Nets, is offering a paid internship in Spring 2009.

The intern will work 20-25 hours per week. Duties include: identifying newsworthy soundbites and passages from YES shows for publicity purposes, handling information requests, researching and writing press release, biographies, fact sheets and other press materials, etc.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

L.A. Daily News seeks freelance sports writers

Los Angeles Daily News, a 160,000-circulation newspaper, is seeking freelance sports writers.

"Our focus centers on high school and community sports and knowledge of local teams is a plus," the sports editor states. "Freelancers will produce regular game coverage, notebooks, features, trend pieces and enterprise stories."

E-mail cover letter, resume and 6-8 work samples to

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Paid internship @ Greensboro News & Record

The Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record, a 90,000-circulation daily newspaper, offers paid summer internships: one reporting internship, one copy editing internship, one sports writing internship and one photography internship.

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of clips, layouts or photographs indicating strong news judgment, creativity, and ability to perform under deadline pressure.

The deadline to apply is January 1. Send a resume, cover letter and appropriate work samples to: Internship Recruitment Coordinator, News & Record, PO Box 20848, 200 E. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27420.

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Paid research assistant @ ESPN Books

ESPN Books is looking for a student to assist with assorted tasks during the spring. The paid position is based in New York City, begins in January and is 20-25 hours per week. Students can also arrange for college credit.

Duties Include: Proofing and reading copy for typos and readability; researching topics for book authors and editors; doing spot fact-checking of manuscripts; writing sidebars or other discrete elements of books as may be needed; assisting in putting together production files for the printer; and assisting the marketing staff by monitoring book sales of both ESPN titles and comparative titles by other publishers. The book projects he will likely be working on include: The ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia, the SEC College Football Encyclopedia, the second edition of the ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, among others.

E-mail cover letter and resume to

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Paid summer internships for sports journalism

The Sports Journalism Institute is looking for 10 current college students for its 2009 internship program.

Students chosen for the nine-week summer program, which seeks to improve diversity in the sports media, will attend classes for a week at the Poynter Institute in Florida and then be placed in paid summer internships for eight weeks at newspapers throughout the United States. They'll also receive a $500 scholarship.

The application deadline is December 5th. Information and the application are at

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Get paid to cover college football bowl games, a new website devoted to covering pro and college football, is seeking paid freelance journalists to cover the University of Alabama Crimson Tide, the GMAC Bowl and/or the Bowl.

"We seek someone who can help our readers and fans get ready for the game by writing features on the teams involved and giving outside readers a sense of what is happening around town and sending, possibly posting, digital pictures of the teams, fans, etc. ," the job posting says.

To apply, send sample stories and photos to

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Paid reporting internships @, the website of Major League Baseball and its teams, offers 30 reporting internships to aspiring sportswriters. The summer internships are available to college and graduate students, run a minimum of 10 weeks, and pay $500 per week.

"These internships are designed to give associates the full range of experiences that comes with covering a professional team," according to the posting. "Each associate will work closely with a site reporter to give visitors to a team’s Web site all the information they need to follow the team from Opening Day to season’s end. Each Major League club will have one associate reporter."

The application deadline is November 30. Please mail all internship applications to:

Bill Hill
Assistant Managing Editor/
Attn: Internship Application
14825 N. 97th Place
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

If you have any questions, contact Bill Hill at and put the words "Internship Info" in the subject line.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Openings @ Lousiville Courier-Journal

The Louisville Courier-Journal, a 220,000 circulation newspaper in Kentucky, has the following openings:
  • COLLEGE REPORTER: In the short term, will serve as the back-up reporter on the Louisville and Kentucky beats, primarily on basketball and football. Will also include some non-revenue sports and general assignment work. However, we have been considering splitting up U of L football and basketball, which would result in an additional beat job. We’re looking for a seasoned college reporter who is adept at everything from game stories to take-out features, who will pay attention to athletic department finances as well as free-throw pecentages, who can schmooze boosters and trustees as well as assistant coaches. Prefer three to five years beat reporting experience at a medium-sized daily.
  • DESIGNER/COPY EDITOR: We have full-time designers and copy editors. We need someone who can thrive and supervise in both areas at night and who can oversee the night desk at least a few times a week. Copy editing skills must go beyond editing for grammar and style. We’re looking for someone who can also work with reporters on content and structural issues both in special sections and in nightly trouble-shooting. Prefer five years desk experience at a medium-sized daily.

Send resume and clips to:
Harry Bryan, Sports Editor
525 W. Broadway
The Courier-Journal
Louisville, Ky. 40202

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Temporary writer/editor @ Runner's World

Runner's World, a 615,000 circulation monthly magazine for recreational runners, is currently seeking a temporary associate editor in its headquarters near Allentown, Pa.

Responsibilities include: assigning/editing freelance stories; writing stories, sidebars, and captions as needed; researching and reporting stories; cultivating and maintaining contacts with writers; and generating story ideas.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

100 paid summer journalism internships available

The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund offers 100 paid summer internships in business reporting, news, online and sports copy editing at newspapers across the country.

Each intern receives free pre-internship training seminars on college campuses and weekly salaries starting at $350 for a minimum of 10 weeks. Interns who return to college full-time the following fall will receive $1,000 scholarships from the Fund.

The program is open to college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students. The application deadline is November 1.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sports journalism intern @ Chicago TV station

WGN-TV, CW's affiliate in Chicago, seeks an intern to assist the sports producer and anchor with the evening sportscasts.

The intern will log games and use the web and wires to help provide pertinent information on breaking sports stories. The interns will learn to identify proper highlights, video, sound, etc… to use in our shows. Also, interns will have the opportunity to learn to edit on desktop editors. Occasionally, interns go out in the field to help with interviews.

-Mark Grabowski

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Fox News Channel seeks campus correspondents

Palestra Media Group seeks college students to cover their universities for a national college media network which has recently affiliated with Fox News Channel.

Student reporters will be paid $150 to $235 per month depending on the content they produce. They also earn and additional $20 for each pre-approved feature story they create.

"Student reporters will cover their school’s athletic teams, music scene, traditions and other elements of life around campus," the job posting says. "Sports reporters will work with their school’s Sports Information Department to cover practices and games, shoot video of interviews with players and coaches and file short daily reports. Student reporters may also create feature stories profiling a noteworthy athlete, event or tradition at their school."

Stories will be posted on the company’s website ( and occasionally repurposed for use on Fox News Channel and

If you are interested in applying for a reporting position with The Palestra, contact recruiting coordinators Gina DiCello at or Dave Maetzol at

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

H.S. football stringers needed near Atlanta

Beacon Media Companies, which publishes newspapers in the Atlanta area, is seeking sports writers to cover football games on Friday nights from now until the end of the season.

"Your duties would be to attend the game, keep stats, get quotes from coaches and players afterward and write a story on deadline for next-day publication," the advertisement states. "We cover games for seven high schools, and most of those games take place in north Fulton or east Cobb County."

Stringers get paid $50 per game, plus are reimbursed for mileage. Beacon Media publishes the Roswell Beacon, Alpharetta Beacon, Milton Beacon and

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Entry-level sports reporter @ Jacksonville paper

The Jacksonville Journal Courier sports department is seeking a part-time writer to cover high school and college sports and to assist in the office. "This is an ideal job for a college student, especially someone interested in journalism as a career," the ad says.

-Mark Grabowski

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