Monday, August 22, 2011

Jobs at Patch.com

From their website:

The Patch team is made up of people who share a passion for local news, an entrepreneurial spirit, and an enthusiasm for online media. Patchers (as we like to call ourselves) cover a broad range of backgrounds and roles, from locally-based professional journalists and advertising sales managers, to experienced software engineers, designers and business leaders, working in our headquarters. We’re committed to our mission of providing comprehensive, trustworthy and local online news and information—reinventing community journalism with each new site we launch.

Patch is seeking bright, new talent in hundreds of locations across the country. If you’re looking to join one of the fastest growing and exciting companies on the Web, with fun, innovative and collaborative colleagues, then we want to hear from you!

Go here for more information.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Philadelphia City Paper A&E Internships (Aug. 22 deadline)

Fall 2011 A&E Internship:
Interested in expanding your portfolio, improving your writing skills and gaining invaluable experience outside your college paper? Philadelphia City Paper is searching for ambitious, dedicated, creative, witty writers who want to make an impact at Philadelphia's premier alternative publication.
We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2011 intern positions. This internship requires a familiarity with the Philadelphia area and an interest in contemporary arts and culture. Primary responsibilities include keeping up with weekly beats for our listings database and writing weekly entertainment-oriented pieces for our paper and A&E blog, Critical Mass. Interns typically put in anywhere from 10 to 20 hours per week (scheduling is flexible).

Other duties include:

* Pitching/writing short pieces for the weekly agenda/arts sections
* Pitching/writing features for the arts, music and food sections
* Pitching/writing content for our various blogs
* Conducting research
* Transcribing interviews
* Fact checking
* Developing and pitching your own story ideas

Participants should preferably be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Recent graduates may also apply. All majors are welcome, but candidates with a background in journalism, communication or English have a leg up. We are more than willing to work with your school in regards to college credit. All internships are unpaid. We are flexible about when you can start and end, but preference will be given to those who can begin late-August and stay through the December holidays.

To apply, email a cover letter, résumé and three relevant clips (no more, no less) to the address listed below. Also, include when you can begin and end. No phone calls, please. Act fast, because these positions don't stay open for long.

DEADLINE FOR FALL 2011 APPLICATIONS IS MONDAY, August 22, 2011.

E-mail: joshua.middleton[at]citypaper.net


Josh Middleton
Philadelphia City Paper
Associate Editor
123 Chestnut St., Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215.735.8444 x227