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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Jobs for Freelancers.

- June 24th, 2005 -
Krista Barrett, Owner
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* Freelance BLOG Writer
Many people can write but only a few can write in an engaging conversational style. And, even fewer can combine that skill with keeping their finger on the pulse of the business world across a broad array of industries, businesses and business personalities. If you have this unique blend of skills, we have a part-time writing opportunity for you - establishing, managing and nurturing a BLOG site for us. The BLOG site target market will be primarily marketing and branding executives of major corporations. For instance, our clients include Sprint, Quaker, Cadbury Adams, ConAgra, The Discovery Channel, GE, Allsteel, Nabisco, Hormel, Delta Airlines, S.C. Johnson, Novartis, Tyco International, Turner Broadcasting, GlaxoSmithKline, Brown-Forman, Campbell's and The Schwan Food Company. To qualify for this opportunity:
- Your writing style and skills trump educational degrees
- You are a voracious reader of business newspapers, magazines and internet sites
- You relish the challenge of writing for the emerging and increasingly important medium of blogging
To be considered a candidate for this part-time position, send the following to mailto: Examples of writing that demonstrate your writing skills and business knowledge. Your résumé - in MS Word or as a PDF. Only candidates who submit both documents at the same time will be considered. Salary range: Competitive, up to $25 per hour. For more information about us, please visit

* Content Editor
The Bucks County Courier Times has an opening for a manager with talent in assigning, editing and using reporter resources to maximize local coverage. The successful candidate will supervise 6 reporters on the businss and education teams, plan short and long-range coverage and produce a balance of daily reporting and enterprise. This content editor will work closely and effectively with people and have the opportunity to join a talented management team. Email: mailto: or mail to: Patricia Walker, Bucks County Courier Times, 8400 Rt. 13, Levittown, PA 19057.

* Web copywriter wanted- $50/article
Writers must be able to create informative articles for online readers. Articles must be concise, objective, scannable and informative. You may choose any topic to write about, as long as it's primarily about one of the following: Online College Degrees, Distance Education, Financial Aids for Online Colleges and Universities and Advice about Learning Online. We pay qualified writers $50/article. Articles are approved or rejected in five business days since it's submitted. If an article is approved, then we send a $50 paycheck to your mailing address within fifteen business days or to your PayPal account within two business days. The length of articles may vary, and you may submit any number of articles. For more information:

* Editorial Writer
The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram is seeking an energetic, talented and highly productive writer for our award-winning editorial staff. He or she should have a thoughtful and centrist outlook on issues; demonstrate strong information-gathering and reasoning skills and be able to communicate effectively about complex issues. Requirements include: College degree; at least three years experience as a full-time reporter, columnist, copy editor or editorial writer at a daily paper; strong writing and layout skills, the ability to produce large volumes of copy under heavy deadline pressure; and strong organizational skills. Knowledge of environmental topics a plus. Interested applicants should send resume and clips to: Editorial Writer Search, Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, Human Resources Office, 390 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

* Freelance Writer - Web-savvy wordsmiths wanted
AOLCityGuide, the Web's leading city guide, seeks freelance writers to cover the New Orleans and Tampa Bay entertainment scenes. If you're an expert in arts/culture, dining, live music, bars/clubs or kids/family events and venues -- and if you're a talented writer who can weave details and fun, creative language into 150-word descriptions -- we want to hear from you. We especially need writers with knowledge of the areas' Latino or African-American scenes, or a familiarity with the NOLA gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. To be considered, please write descriptions of two venues you love in the area you plan to cover. Please choose venues that highlight your particular area of expertise. Include the correct address and phone number at the top of each description. Also send your resume and a brief explanation of why you think you'd be a great match for this assignment. Please proofread your materials carefully -- we are picky about spelling and grammar. Include all materials within the body of a single e-mail. No attachments will be accepted. We use AP style and our tone is direct and conversational. Avoid cliches and flowery or academic writing. Please include local flavor. And don't be afraid to use pop culture references. Send your materials to mailto: with the name of the area or city you want to cover in the subject line. Owing to the large volume of applications it will not be possible to respond to all email applications individually. No phone calls please.

* Talented Copywriter Needed
Immediate opening. Are you an experienced copy editor/designer who needs a chance to do more creative work? A talented recent grad who needs a chance to prove that you have what it takes to create lively covers and section fronts for a daily newspaper? The News Chief, a small Central Florida daily in a growing market, seeks an enthusiastic, deadline-oriented copy editor with a passion for accuracy. Must have excellent spelling and grammar skills and knowledge of AP style. Proficiency in page design, QuarkXPress, Photoshop and Macintosh computer systems required. Pre-employment drug screening. Please send resume, cover letter and 6-8 samples to Managing Editor Christie Gilpin, 650 Sixth St. SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880 or e-mail mailto:

* Editor Needed
Editor needed for top flight bi-weekly newspaper for professional association of CPAs. Individual will cover general news of the profession, legislative and regulatory issues and internal association news. Candidate will manage staff of two reporters and work with production department in getting issues into print. Candidate must have excellent writing and editing skills, aggressive reporting style, ability to deal with diverse audiences and ability to manage other reporters. Knowledge of accounting profession a plus. Salary low 50’s. Association provides State-of-the-Art benefits package. E-mail resume to mailto: or fax to (212) 719-3364.

* Arts & Entertainment Editor
The Associated Press seeks Arts & Entertainment Editor for its headquarters office in New York. Conceives, assigns and coordinates arts and entertainment coverage for AP’s new Young Readers premium service aimed at 18-34 demographic. Collaborate with service’s writers, visual editors and online staff to create a compelling report of news and features about TV, movies, celebrities, music, books and fine arts. Works closely with AP’s arts editor and entertainment editor and staff to coordinate coverage and leverage existing resources. Three years’ of experience covering or directing arts and entertainment for a daily text publication or large alternative weekly. An ability to see the entertainment industry and its products with a fresh perspective and an eye toward unexpected online content. Aptitude for directing young reporters from concept phase to finished product. Newsroom supervisory experience and established contacts in the industry a plus, as is experience with video and audio. Some travel required. For consideration, e-mail cover letter and resume to mailto: The Associated Press is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

* Education Reporter Needed
The Ann Arbor News is looking for a seasoned reporter to join our K-12 education team. We are home to two major universities, so education is paramount to our readers. Applicants should be able to handle a beat as well as in-depth enterprise stories. We are a 55,000-circulation daily in a town where big stories happen nearly every day. Excellent fringe benefits include pension and 401-K programs. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please mail a resume and copies of your five best stories to Tom Krisher, metro editor, The Ann Arbor News, 340 E. Huron St., P.O. Box 1147, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.

* Online editor
The Sun of Lowell, located 33 miles north of Boston, seeks an online content editor with fresh, energetic ideas to help our print newsroom translate itself to the Web. This is a pioneer position for a new explorer. We need someone who can help traditional reporters, editors and photogs reinvent themselves in lean, mean multimedia machines (newspersons, of course!). The ideal candidate will have well-formed ideas on how to tell stories online, using text, video and audio; how to direct a Web audience to the content throughout the site; and how to bring interactivity to the site. (A sense of humor is also required.) Working with the Web production team, this person will act as liaison between technology and journalism. The position will be responsible for story packages, day-parting and content generation for the site. HTML experience is necessary, as well as familiarity with other technologies, including _javascript. The Sun offers comprehensive low-cost health and dental insurance plans, a 401K with company match, and competitive salary. The Online Editor will report to the Editor of The Sun. Please send resumes to Jim Campanini, Editor, The Sun, P.O. Box 1477, Lowell, Mass. 01853, or email to mailto: No phone calls.

* Seeking Freelance Reporters
Start-up magazine seeks freelance reporters for assignments in a business publication focusing on defense consulting and related contracting and acquisition issues. This bi-monthly magazine has not yet published its first issue. Ideal candidates would possess experience in reporting on business affairs related to the Department of Defense. The magazine is based in Washington, D.C. metro, but freelance contributors could potentially reside anywhere within the continental United States. Please send a cover letter, resume and three published clips to Mr. Mickey McCarter via e-mail to mailto: or via fax to (202) 318-0225.

* Outdoors Magazine Editor
Game & Fish magazine, a Primedia company that publishes 30 monthly titles with a circulation of 575,000,is seeking an editor for four of its state-specific magazines. The position requires proven editing skills and solid knowledge of both hunting and fishing. Duties will include conceiving, assigning and editing articles at our suburban Atlanta office. Journalism or communications degree preferred, as well as a reverence for meeting deadlines. Send resume and work samples to mailto: or to Ken Dunwoody, 2250 Newmarket Parkway, Suite 110, Marietta GA 30067; fax 770-933-9510.

* Book Collaborator Sought
We seek a 50-50 collaborator (no upfront fee) for a book based on acclaimed documentary- The Holland Avenue Boys: A Success Story. See websites: Email resume to mailto: (no attachments please) or snail mail to:
Holland Avenue Boys
155 West 72nd Street
Suite 404
New York, NY 10023
(212) 579-0689, weekdays


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