Friday, May 22, 2009

Stringers @ Northern Jersey news website

Virtual Town Portals, a media company in northern New Jersey, seeks freelance journalists for its hyperlocal news web sites that cover Bergen and Hudson counties.

"Independent contractor status; concurrent employment with other news media outlet is OK," the ad states. "Submissions to include story plus relevant photo(s) and/or video."

To apply, submit resume via e-mail to

Location: Hoboken, New Jersey

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Agence France-Presse seeks U.S. stringers

Agence France-Presse, a worldwide news wire service, seeks stringers in San Francisco and Hawaii.

"We’re looking for motivated reporters who can work quickly, write cleanly and get to the heart of the story," the ad says. "You have to be a versatile all-rounder who is comfortable covering everything from plane crashes or natural disasters to news features that would be of interest to an international audience."

Send a resume and five clips to West Coast Bureau Chief Rob Woollard at

Agence France-Presse is the world's oldest newswire with journalists in 165 countries. The news service publishes stories worldwide in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Russia, Japanese and Chinese. Its stories and photos reach millions of people every day through tens of thousands of newspaper, radio, and television and magazine clients.

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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, June 24, 2008

N.Y. Times seeks stringer

The New York Times is seeking a full-time stringer/researcher in its Southern bureau in Atlanta. In addition to assisting National Desk reporters with stories, the stringer will have an opportunity to earn his/her own bylines.

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