Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Feature Writer (Full-Time Job)

Company: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Feature writer sought for LR position
Little Rock, Arkansas
Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  Negotiable
Ad Expires: 
January 9, 2013
Job ID: 1454729

Arkansas Online


Are you a writer who sees potential feature stories at every turn? Would you like to work for a newspaper that puts a premium on its print product? The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, a family-owned statewide daily, is looking for an accomplished reporter with a lively mind and boundless curiosity to join our features team.

The right candidate generates ideas easily and is adept at turning those ideas into stories that are great reads. He or she respects accuracy and is comfortable writing anything from long narratives and in-depth profiles to snappy shorts. With the entire state as our beat and 10 different features sections — including general lifestyles, active recreation, food, travel, family, weekend, entertainment and movies — there’s no boredom in our newsroom. Video and photo skills are a plus, but we require an excellent writer with the clips to prove it.

The Democrat-Gazette ranks 43rd among Sunday papers nationwide (circulation 245,000) and 44th among daily publications (with a readership of 164,000). Our offices are in friendly Little Rock, the state capital.

We believe our successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field and at least two years of daily newspaper experience. We also will consider candidates with different education and experience backgrounds, including internships. The bottom line is that we’re looking for a creative, productive feature writer with a track record.


Salary — competitive — will be based on experience. Please direct resumes, including job references and writing samples,to Kimberly Christ, senior features editor, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR 72203 or Phone: (501) 378-3495.

Spring 2013 National Journalism,Social Media, Broadcast Internships (Paid, Multiple Slots)

1. Variety is looking for paid reporting interns, $10 an hour. Great
clips and experience required. Internships start as early as January
(they really would love some at that time) but summer internships also
available. Send resume, cover letter and three published clips to Shalini

2.  The Atlanta Daily World is looking for quality, motivated interns to
join our team. We are now accepting applications for 2013 spring
course-credit internships. Interns can choose to earn course credit or

Spring interns will work primarily with and the
Atlanta Digital Daily, but will also have the opportunity to see their
work published in the Atlanta Daily World print edition. Exceptional work
may also be published in other black newspapers around the country. We
are seeking interns who are interested in News, Features, Entertainment
and Sports.

Internship Description

The Atlanta Daily World is in search of reliable, skilled and talented
student journalists who want to pursue a career in journalism. Interns
will work 10-20 hours per week during the spring semester. Hours will be
flexible to work around class schedules. Some night and weekend work is
possible. Interns will work closely with the Managing Editor, Digital
Editor and Publisher of the newspaper.

Applications should include a resume, three samples of previous
journalistic work (articles published in student newspapers or magazines
are preferred, but not a requirement), and a 500-1000 word explanation of
why they want to be an intern for the Daily World.

Prospective interns should send emails to CBS Interactive

California – San Francisco
Talent has its place. It¹s here. CBS Interactive. Work where innovation
meets creativity. Where the brightest left and right brainers have a seat
at the table. Where you¹ll work on some of the biggest online brands
across sports, entertainment, technology, gaming and news. It¹s where
your talent will find its happy place.

CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online
content network for information and entertainment.  With more than 250
million people visiting its properties each month, it is a top 10 Web
property globally and a top 5 Web property in the U.S. in terms of unique
video viewers. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET,,,, GameSpot, and, span
popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and

The Communications team is responsible for raising awareness for the
various brands within the CBSi family. Intern will have the opportunity
to work at all levels on the team  with internal and external
communication. Intern will gain exposure to a high functioning, world
class  communications team supporting some of the biggest brands on the

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and create media lists for active pitching
  • Materials development (pitches, backgrounders, briefing documents)
  • Media Monitoring for our brands
  • Social media monitoring and posting
  • Selective media outreach
  • Assist with larger industry events (CES, E3, Comic-Con)
  • Required Skills/Experience
  • A passion for writing
  • Organizational Acumen
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Be a motivated self-starter
  • Background in journalism, marketing or business
  • Curiosity for media, technology, and pop culture
  • Intern candidates must be currently enrolled in college/university
  • with at least one semester to go after completion of the internship
4.Paid #Internship for Spring 2013 – Huffington Post (Washington, DC)You need to sign up for a Mediabistro login to view the listing, which is

5. The Chicago Reporter is looking for interns interested in data-driven
investigative stories. They’ll give you hands-on data training, teach you
how to properly file FOIA requests and more. It’s an excellent opportunity
to learn some digging skills. This internship is for the 2013 spring
semester, starting in January, and is unpaid but they encourage students
to use their internship to receive college credit.They’d like to begin interviewing candidates next week.Interested students should send resume, cover letter and clips to Maria
Zamudio at Questions should also go directly to Maria.


Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 CPB/PBS Producers
Workshop at WGBH. This week-long seminar is free and open to media makers
nationwide who want to develop skills and connections for public
broadcasting projects on all platforms.

Apply at

Applications are due at PBS by December 14, and the Workshop will be held
March 30 – April 5, 2012.

7. 2013 ABC News Internships – Spring (NY and CA)

Job Description
More people get their news from ABC News than from any
other source. ABC News is responsible for all of the ABC Television
Network¹s news programming on a variety of platforms: television, radio
and digital.Our program offers students:

  • a world-class news production internship experienceexperience at a diversified global Fortune 100 company
  • exposure to our business operations, technology and processes
  • ability to participate in intern-specific and companywide activities for social networking
  • opportunity to develop professionally with exposure to management
  • competitive pay
ABC News has internship opportunities in the following areas:

  • Good Morning America
  • News Magazines (20/20, Primetime, What Would You Do?)
  • World News with Diane Sawyer
  • Nightline
  • ABC News NOW
  • ABC NewsOne and NewsOne Sports
  • Brian Ross Investigative Unit
  • This Week
  • Specialized UnitsABC News Radio
  • ABC News Assignment Desk
  • Search Engine/Social Media Optimization
This internship program is open to undergraduate and graduate level
students who are currently enrolled in school and are in their Sophomore
year at a minimum.Interns MUST meet the following criteria:
Currently earning a college/university degree in a related field
Available a minimum of 16 hours per week
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPointLength:
The Spring internship program runs approximately from January 2013 ­May

New York, NY, Burbank, CA and Glendale, CA. Students must provide their
own housing and transportation.

Hiring decisions are based on your major field of study, past
work/internship experience, and extracurricular activities. We are
looking for students who will make the most of this great opportunity.

We offer an attractive hourly salary. Interns are not eligible for>company medical benefits, holiday pay or sick pay.

8. ProPublica is seeking an intern to both report and help build
community around our investigative projects with social media and
engagement tools.

The internship will begin in January and last for up to a year. It is
full-time and based in New York. Compensation is $700 per week. There is
no specific deadline for applying. We are considering applications

Interns will be part of our investigative team focused on quick-turn
reporting that riffs off the news as well as our engagement team, which
works across social networks to build communities around our coverage and
develops crowdsourcing and social media strategies for our reporting.
Applicants should have prior journalism experience, and a demonstrated
interest in leveraging social media for newsgathering purposes.

Here are a few examples of the kind of explainers and hard-hitting pieces
we do, as well as examples of our engagement efforts. Niemab Lab has also
written about our approach to digital journalism, crowdsourcing and
audience engagement.

Interns at ProPublica have gone on to work at The New York Times,
Bloomberg, NPR, Center for Public Integrity and the Chicago Tribune.

If you would like to apply, please send an email to with your resume and a note explaining why
you¹d be a good fit. Also, include two clips and an explainer-type sample
post. It should help guide readers through some accountability topic in
the news. Here are a few examples.

Please include your clips as attachments ‹ either Word docs or PDFs.

Your application will come into the inbox of several staff members, so
there is no need to address it to a specific person.


AP¹s 12-week paid, individually tailored Global News Internship Program
for summer 2013 offers full-time students and recent college graduates
the opportunity to train across media platforms and learn from skilled
journalists and editors dedicated to the highest standards. Integrity is
the foundation of AP, reflected in our accurate, fair and honest

Aspiring cross-format journalists will work in an AP newsroom with a
designated trainer, contributing to AP¹s text, video, photo and
interactive reports. Interns will cover breaking news and complete a
final enterprise project working across multiple formats. Their stories
may be featured in media outlets around the world.

The internship is open to U.S. and international students as well as
recent graduates. Applicants must be:
a) current full-time students within two years of earning an
undergraduate degree (juniors and seniors) or
b) current full-time graduate students or
c) students who will graduate December 2012 or later

AP will select as many as 20 interns.

U.S. internships are available in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles,
New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. International
locations are Jerusalem, Johannesburg, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New
Delhi, Rome, Sao Paulo, Seoul and Tokyo.

You must be able to start the internship in June.

Applications for the 2013 internship open Jan. 2, 2013, on Required documents must be submitted online by Jan. 16,
2013, and include:

A 300-word autobiographical essay on this topic: ³The Associated
Press seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that embodies a wide range
of talents, experiences, achievements and journalistic skills. Please
describe the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the company
as an intern.

A resume and cover letter (please include your projected graduation

Three to five examples of your work (links to a website of your
clips, photos, multimedia work and video are preferred).

Two letters of reference, one from a professor or faculty adviser on
college/university letterhead and the second from a previous internship
or former employer.
For questions, email

Minority Science Writer’s Internship (Paid Intern)


LOCATION : Washington, DC



Science is a global activity, but the demographics of the journalists who cover it don’t reflect that diversity. The Minority Science Writers Internship is for undergraduate students who are interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing.

The Internship takes place each summer at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of AAAS’s Science magazine, the largest interdisciplinary journal in the world. Interns spend ten weeks at Science under the guidance of award-winning reporters and editors, and have a chance to experience what science writers do for a living. Interns are expected to contribute to the weekly news section, including bylined articles in the print and electronic news service.

The paid internship includes travel costs to and from the internship site in Washington, D.C. Living accommodations and expenses are the responsibility of the Intern. The Internship runs from June to mid-August.


The 2013 summer program application deadline is March 1, 2013. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate academic program when they submit their application. Please download an application, which includes instructions on submission, at

Minority Science Writers Internship
1200 New York Ave., NW Room 639
Washington, D.C. 20005

Investigative Reporter/Data Specialist, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (Full-Time Job)


LOCATION: Milwaukee

CONTACT: Greg Borowski



We’re seeking an investigative reporter with exceptional data analysis skills to join the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s award-winning watchdog team. This reporter will focus primarily on data gathering and analysis, delivering high-impact, high-caliber accountability journalism on a consistent basis – from quick hits to long-term investigations.


Responsibilities include maintaining and expanding our Data on Demand page, which includes searchable databases, and working to build an internal infrastructure to enhance our ability to create important content in a digital-first environment.


The ideal candidate will be adept at negotiating for large databases, cleaning them and analyzing them for significant trends and findings. The reporter must be able to work well with a team of reporters on a wide-range of projects, often in a supporting role, but also must be capable of producing powerful, unassailable, clearly-written stories. The reporter should be skilled in the latest analytical techniques, including working with relational databases, mapping and statistical analysis. Desirable expertise includes MySQL or SQL Server, Excel, Access, Arc View and SPSS, as well as the ability to do basic web scraping for data.


To apply, send a letter, resume, work samples and references to:

Greg Borowski

Senior editor/projects & investigations

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

333 W. State Street

Milwaukee, WI  53203



Copy Editor/Page Designer: Island Packet/Beaufort Gazettee (Full-Time Job)


LOCATION: Hilton Head, SC

CONTACT: Ellis Harman


DESCRIPTION: The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette, which serve Hilton Head Island, Beaufort and Bluffton, SC, are seeking a copy editor/page designer.

RESPONSIBILITIES: We’re interested in candidates who can creatively design pages, aggressively handle copy, spot holes and inconsistencies in stories, write headlines that are clear and crisp, and maintain accuracy on deadline.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop is required.


Please e-mail a one-page cover letter and a one-page resume to Ellis Harman, copy desk chief, at

Initially, send only the cover letter and resume. The resume should include professional and academic highlights, dates of graduation and job changes/promotions, scholarships and awards and names and telephone numbers of references. The letter and resume will be key in determining whether to proceed with an application.

Please do not send work samples as attachments with your e-mail. After reviewing your resume, we may then ask for page samples.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION: journalismjobs.com

Media & Comm Internships, Washington, DC (Expenses Paid)



In cooperation with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the University of Memphis is pleased to announce a unique opportunity for students to work and study in our nation’s capital.  The Washington Center ( maintains ties with thousands of organizations–governmental, nonprofit, corporate, and international–that can provide high quality internships in Washington, D.C.

Recognizing the potential for internships to enrich students’ educational experiences and professional preparation, the Tennessee Board of Regents has agreed to provide funds to assist students accepted for internships with The Washington Center. During Fall 2013 each student enrolled in the program may earn 12 – 15 hours of undergraduate academic credit.

Who can apply?

Applicants to this program may come from any major, as long as they hold a GPA of 2.75 or better and are at least second-semester sophomores. Those undergraduate students accepted by The Washington Center are assigned, according to their interests, to one of the following thematically organized programs:

  • Advocacy, Service and Arts
  • Business and Management
  • Global Trade and Regional Integration
  • International Affairs
  • Law and Criminal Justice
  • Media and Communication
  • Political Leadership
  • Science, Technology and Society

Please note: This internship will not cost any more than a regular semester at the U of M if the student is staying on campus and has a meal plan. While interns will pay U of M tuition and fees, they will also receive about $6,000 in financial assistance for The Washington Center’s housing and program fees.  All U of M financial aid arrangements (Hope Scholarship, University scholarships, etc.) remain in effect.

Application Procedures: Deadline November 2, 2012

1. Visit for additional information about The Washington Center.

2. Consult with your academic advisor to determine how this experience would fit into your degree program.

3. Complete (do not submit) the online application form  including the Resume, Issues Essay, Statement of Professional Interest, Names and email addresses of two individuals agreeing to submit letters of recommendation.

4. By November 2 submit to Dixie Crase in Manning Hall, Room 404 the following items:

  • Print copy of completed online application including the Resume, Issues Essay, and Statement of Professional Interest
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official Transcript

By December 1 students will be notified regarding the status of their applications. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of University administrators and faculty. The University will select five students to recommend for admission to the Fall 2013 program. Students recommended for admission will be required to submit an application fee.

If you have questions or need additional information contact Dixie R. Crase or phone 901-678-3102. Best wishes!

Email Ms. Crase for document on how to improve your application.

Two Newspaper Job Openings: The Record (New Jersey/NYC Area)


LOCATION  Bergen County, NJ  (Hackensack NJ/NYC Area)

CONTACT: Douglas Clancy, Assistant Managing Editor



Reporter II – The Record (Bergen County, NJ) has an opening for a full-time Reporter II to cover the Bergen County law-enforcement beat, including the Prosecutor’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office and the Bergen County Police Department. We’re looking for someone who is adept at developing strong, reliable sources, who understands politics and budgets as well as law-enforcement issues, who probes beneath obvious angles to find out what’s really going on. This reporter would be expected to work seamlessly with the Bergen County government reporter, forging a team that would back each other up and collaborate on both breaking news and enterprise. Strong enterprise is key to success, as is the ability to write clean, clear and accurate copy.  A minimum of three years of daily reporting experience, or its equivalent, is required.

Contact: Send a resume, your six best clips and a cover letter outlining why you’re the best candidate to Douglas Clancy, Assistant Managing Editor, The Record, PO Box 471, 1 Garret Mountain Plaza, Woodland Park, NJ 07424. Or email him at

Breaking News Reporter  – The Record (Bergen County, NJ)  has an opening for a full-time reporter to cover breaking news on the 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. shift.  The ideal candidate should be able to juggle multiple story assignments, develop sources who are reticent to speak on the record, write quickly and clearly for the web, update news reports frequently and combine feeds from colleagues into coherent stories.  The applicant also needs superb news judgment, the ability to work independently and a knack for staying composed under extreme pressure. Depending on the amount of prior experience, this position will be classified as an Entry-Level Reporter (demonstrated news writing and reporting proficiency), a Reporter I (at least two years of daily newspaper experience), or a Reporter II (at least three years of daily newspaper experience).

Contact: Send a resume, your six best clips and a cover letter outlining why you’re the best candidate to Douglas Clancy, Assistant Managing Editor, The Record, PO Box 471, 1 Garret Mountain Plaza, Woodland Park, NJ 07424. Or email him at


Two Reporter Openings, Broadcasting/News Channel 5, Alexandria, LA


LOCATION :            Alexandria, LA           

POSITIONS:             Junior Reporter Openings, Other Openings

FIRST TIER CONTACT:  mention you found out about the leads through the Helmsman/Chelsea Boozer.

TO APPLY:              For full descriptions and further contact information click here:

Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship/October 22 Deadline!






Each out-of-town fellow will receive a $2,000 stipend to cover travel, meal, hotel and other expenses. Students may use surplus funds for their tuition and fees back at your school.


Interested students should send a cover letter, resume DVD and a list of three references to:
Meredith Corporation-Cronkite Fellowship Selection Committee
c/o Susan Green, Broadcast Director, Cronkite News Service
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University
555 N. Central Avenue, Suite 302
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Application materials must be postmarked by Oct. 22, 2012. An electronic application may be submitted by sending cover letter, resume and link to video samples by email to:



Sports Writer, Two Slots, Salt Lake Tribune


LOCATION : Salt Lake City, Utah

CONTACT: Lisa Carricaburu,



Job One – Sportswriter for Winter Sports, Olympics, Soccer

The Salt Lake Tribune has an immediate opening for an experienced reporter to cover winter sports and the Olympics. Salt Lake City was home to the 2002 Winter Games and plays host to frequent World Cup-qualifying and World Cup events. Many Olympic athletes live and train in the area. The reporter we hire also will cover Major League Soccer and 2009 MLS champion Real Salt Lake.

Job Two – Entry Level Reporter, High School Sports

The Salt Lake Tribune has an immediate opening for an enterprising, entry-level reporter to cover high school sports. The successful candidate will be The Tribune’s primary prep sports reporter year-round, working with an assistant sports editor and a cadre of correspondents. A commitment to multiplatform sports journalism is essential; the job requires aggressive reporting and solid writing for print as well as Blogging is part of the job, as is adept use of social media to build sources and audience and interact with both. The reporter we hire will join a veteran sports staff that sets the agenda in Utah for all beats.


To apply for the job(s), email a cover letter, resume, clips or links to work online, and social media handles to managing editor Lisa Carricaburu,