Jun 23, 2020
***THE MEDIA CLASSIFIEDS***
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NEW YORK CITY
-The New York Times is hiring a temporary social editor for their Kids vertical to expand the Instagram presence of NYT for Kids. Candidates should have at least two years of experience as a social media manager.
-Bon Appétit is hiring an Editor-in-Chief to lead Bon Appétit and Epicurious through a period of internal and editorial transformation (lol). They should also have at least a decade of experience leading teams in digital, video, and print media.
-The New Yorker is hiring a senior editor to work on deeply reported narratives and ambitious storytelling. Applicants should have at least two years of editing experience and will be expected to bring in strong, diverse new writers.
-Adweek is hiring a digital media editor to oversee six reporters covering digital media, platforms, ad technology, and marketing. Candidates should have at least five years of experience as a reporter and a strong awareness of tech news and trends.
-Grid Magazine is hiring a Philadelphia-based reporter to write a monthly, 1,200-word column about racial issues for their print publication. Candidates should have several years of reporting experience and connections to sources within the Philadelphia community.
-EdSource, a nonprofit education newsroom, is hiring for two reporter positions based out of their Oakland headquarters or LA bureau. One reporter will cover immigration and education issues, and the other will produce investigative reporting on the challenges of succeeding in college and the workplace. Both positions require at least five years of professional reporting experience.
-The San Francisco Chronicle is hiring an investigative editor to lead a team dedicated to producing high-quality, high-impact investigative journalism. Candidates should have at least five years of experience at a daily newspaper, magazine, or web publication.
-The Salt Lake Tribune is hiring a Salt Lake City-based digital editor to guide online strategy. The candidate should have a minimum of three years experience in a news organization.
-The San Antonio Express-News is hiring an op-ed and letters editor to join their Editorial Board. The position includes mixing local and national columnists and participating in regular meetings with elected officials and community stakeholders.
-Colorado Public Radio is hiring a Denver-based reporter to examine how climate change and environmental policy affect diverse communities across Colorado. A minimum of three years of journalism experience is required, and a background in environmental or climate coverage is preferred.
-The Las Vegas Sun is hiring a general assignment reporter to focus on healthcare coverage and the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants should have at least two years’ experience covering business or news in a mid-sized city or large metro area.
-The Washington Post is hiring a multi-platform copy editor to edit headlines, photo gallery captions, and craft digital summaries. Candidates should have at least five years of copy editing experience at a mid-to-large-market news organization and be able to work weekends. The deadline to apply is June 30.
-NPR is hiring a digital content editor to help shape and execute weekend news coverage. The candidate should have a familiarity with national, international, science, or business news. Applicants should have at least eight years of experience in daily journalism (digital or print) and at least three years of experience in editorial decision-making.
-US News and World Report is hiring an editor for their 360 Reviews vertical. The candidate will cover consumer and business products and services, as well as manage a stable of freelance writers. Applicants should have at least two years of editing and copy editing experience.
-States Newsroom, a network of state-based nonprofit news outlets, is hiring a Washington bureau chief to direct national coverage. The candidate should have experience managing reporters who cover congressional actions, Supreme Court cases, Cabinet officials, protests, and conferences.
-MLK50, a nonprofit newsroom in Memphis, is hiring a managing editor to supervise coverage of poverty, power, and policy reform. The candidate will be expected to live in Memphis or relocate as soon as possible. Applicants should have at least seven years of local or regional news experience and at least two of experience as an editor.
-Spectrum Networks is hiring an assistant news director for their Raleigh, North Carolina-based newsroom. The candidate will be responsible for guiding coverage and managing the newsroom alongside the news director. Applicants should have at least eight years of experience in news management.
-The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is hiring an assistant managing editor for The Bridge, their online magazine about politics, economics, and culture. Candidates should have at least eight years of editorial experience in politics and public policy.
-South Florida Business and Wealth Magazine is hiring a Fort Lauderdale-based business editor to create content for their audience of C-suite executives and business professionals. Candidates should have at least four years of experience as a magazine writer or editor.
-The Columbus Dispatch is hiring a statehouse reporter to cover government issues and agencies in Ohio. Previous experience covering government agencies is a plus, but is not necessary.
-The Dayton Daily News is hiring for multiple positions in their investigative, lifestyle, and community verticals. Experience requirements range from one to five years depending on the position, but all positions require a good grasp of Ohio’s public records laws.
-The South Cass Tribune is hiring a Kansas City-based news reporter to cover government, schools, sports, and courts. The deadline to apply is July 14.
-Michigan Radio is hiring a reporter based in Ann Arbor, Detroit, or Grand Rapids. Candidates should be passionate about stories of interest to a Michigan audience and have a diverse array of sources. Applicants must have experience working with audio recording equipment and editing software.
-The Wisconsin State Journal is hiring a reporter to join their Madison-based newsroom three days per week. The reporter will cover breaking news, government meetings, and other news and features on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The deadline to apply is July 8.
-The Los Angeles Times is hiring a deputy editor to oversee the Data and Graphics Department as they collect, organize, analyze, and present structured data. The Times newsroom is currently working remotely so candidates outside of LA are encouraged to apply as working remotely is possible. Applicants from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
-Bleacher Report is hiring a remote breaking news writer who will work with editors to update existing news stories and to create new reports. The position requires prior experience in sports journalism.
-Romper is hiring a part-time news writer for the site’s news and entertainment verticals. The position requires working three seven-hour shifts per week on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. Candidates should have at least two years of writing experience and an interest in parenting news.
-Bustle is hiring a television writer to contribute to the site’s entertainment vertical. The position requires working at least two six-hour shifts per week. Candidates should have at least two years of writing experience and a background in entertainment or TV writing.
-Bustle Digital Group is hiring for multiple positions on its Commerce and Affiliate Marketing team, including a commerce writer and an associate commerce editor. The commerce writer should have at least three years of writing experience and be able to work at least two days per week. The associate commerce editor should have at least five years of writing and editing experience.
-Vanity Fair is hiring an evening writer and social media manager. The candidate would handle Twitter and Facebook promotion of stories on the Hive, their online vertical for business, politics and technology news, and the main Vanity Fair website. The position is remote-friendly and the rate is $28.80 per hour, for a maximum of 32 hours per week.
-High Country News is hiring a remote features editor to lead the magazine’s deep-dive journalism efforts across print and digital. Applicants must have a Master’s degree in journalism or equivalent experience, as well as a wide breadth of knowledge in environmental, political, and social issues in the Western United States.
-Killscreen, an arts and culture organization, is hiring a remote editorial assistant to help run an editorial operation focused on games, play, and culture. Candidates should have at least one to three years of experience in content creation. The position pays $3,500 a month, and candidates are expected to work 40 hours per week.
-The Correspondent is hiring for multiple positions, including a copy editor, conversation editor, editorial assistant, and engagement editor. All of the positions can be done remotely for the time being or be based in their office in Amsterdam. The deadline to apply is June 30.
GIGS AND FELLOWSHIPS
-The City is hiring a temporary data reporter to work remotely from July to mid-autumn. The position includes reporting on city government through public records and other open data sources, as well as helping to maintain their Coronavirus Tracker. Previous coverage of local governments is preferred.
-Bleacher Report is hiring a temporary quality editor who will work full-time to review text, video, and social content and supplement coverage over a two-month period. The position requires prior experience in sports journalism.
-The Oldest Profession podcast is hiring a researcher for their third season who is a historian of gender and sexuality. Candidates should have access to research libraries and experience completing lit reviews. The rate is $600 per episode for ten episodes. Send a cover letter and CV to [email protected] by July 1.
-Game company Six to Start is hiring a batch of writers who can create scripts for their New Adventures audio dramas. The applicants should be able to write dialogue and think of ideas for immersive audio adventures. Rates are £460 per completed script (around $570) and scripts are around 2,400 words. The deadline to apply is June 30.
-Electric Lit is hiring an assistant editor to edit their two weekly literary magazines, Recommended Reading and The Commuter. The position is part-time — 12-15 hours per week — with a $900 monthly stipend. Remote applicants will be considered but must be able to work during EST business hours.
-The Education Writers Fellowship is accepting applications. The fellowships provide up to $8,000 to journalists for ambitious reporting and writing projects related to inequalities in the education system. The deadline to apply is July 13.
-Capita is accepting applications for a new fellowship for journalists doing long-form reporting on issues facing families with young children, and the way these issues affect children’s health and development. The program is a partnership with Georgia’s AIR Serenbe artist residency and provides up to two weeks of housing in their rural cottage and coaching from journalists. The deadline to apply is July 15.
-Massachusetts Institute of Technology is accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Knight Science Journalism Project Fellowship. The fellowship is open to US residents only and supports independently conceived science journalism projects in any medium — books, data visualizations, documentaries, et cetera. The deadline to apply is June 30.
-The International Women’s Media Foundation is accepting applications for its United States Journalism Emergency Fund. The fund will directly support US journalists of all genders who need funding so they can resume work essential to maintaining a functioning democracy. Funding is available to both staff journalists and those working independently.
CALLS FOR PITCHES FROM WRITERS OF COLOR
-Paste Magazine is looking to commission one or two new BIPOC writers for their music reviews section. The writers will do one or two reviews a month and potentially write some blurbs. Send inquiries and clips to [email protected].
-Artsy is looking for pitches from writers of color who cover contemporary art, art history, and the art market. They are also looking for submissions for the essay series “This Artwork Changed My Life.” Send pitches to [email protected].
-Toggl is looking for pitches from writers of color about work culture, workplace trends, technology, productivity hacks, and time management. Rates are $150-$250 for roundups, reviews, personal essays, and interviews, and $350-$500 for longer researched and reported feature stories. Send pitches through their web form.
-The Planet Detroit newsletter is looking for pitches from BIPOC journalists about environmental and health challenges that are impacting Detroit residents over generations, and how community wisdom can lead to solutions. Send a pitch, writing samples, and a resume with “PITCH: DEAL” in the subject line to [email protected] by July 9.
-Zora Magazine is looking for pitches from Black women who want to write about the Miss Juneteenth film or about Black daughters and pageantry in Southern communities. Send pitches to [email protected].
-Harper Perennial is looking for pitches from Native Americans, First Nations women, and non-binary writers for their upcoming anthology series, Horse Girls. Rate is $750 for a 5,000-word essay. Send writing samples and pitches to [email protected].
-Invisible People is looking for pitches from writers of color about homelessness and other related topics. Rates range from $100-$150 but can go higher for more in-depth reporting. Send pitches and writing samples to [email protected].
-The Kitchn is looking for pitches from writers of color who want to write for their tools, groceries, or kitchen verticals. Ideas for pitches can include smart organizing tips, underrated frozen grocery items, cheap kitchen tools, and more. Rates are $150 for a minimum of 300 words. Send pitches to [email protected] or [email protected].
-Well and Good is looking for pitches from writers of color, particularly wellness essays and reported pieces related to homes and housing. Wellness stories can be tied to mental health, COVID-19, self-care, plants, beauty, and more. Rates start at $150. Send pitches to [email protected].
-African Arguments is looking for pitches from African journalists about film, music, theater, visual art, culture, and identity, as well as how any of these topics intersect with politics, business, and the economy. Rates are $200 for 1,000-1,200 words. Send pitches to [email protected].
-Name and None is looking for pitches from Black transgender writers for its upcoming issue on Black transgender power. Rates are $150 for a 1,500-2,000-word cover story, $50 for 750-word fiction and non-fiction, and $15 for poems. Send pitches through their submission form by July 10.
-Kitchen Witch, a new newsletter, is looking for pitches for personal essays from Black and Brown witch writers about anything related to the intersection of food and witchcraft. Rates are $50 for reprints and $100 for new articles of 300-400 words. Rates can be negotiated for longer pieces. Send pitches to [email protected].
-Poets and Writers Magazine is looking for pitches from the Black literary community. They’re seeking letters to any person or group, including writers, friends, family members, fellow Black writers, and more. Rates range from $60-$300 depending on the length. Send pitches to [email protected] by June 25.
-National Geographic is looking for pitches on how to have a great summer despite COVID-19. They’re welcoming all writers but are encouraging writers of color to share their travel stories. Send pitches to [email protected].
-Mental Floss is looking for pitches from writers of color about film, TV, music, and pop culture. They’re open to retro ideas and little-known stories, but do not want first-person essays or op-eds. Rates start at $125. Send pitches to [email protected].
-Craft Industry Alliance is looking to commission BIPOC writers who are avid knitters, quilters, Etsy sellers, and other crafters to write about the craft industry. Rates are $200 for 1,000-word pieces. Send inquiries to [email protected].
-Magic: The Gathering is looking to commission BIPOC writers to write licensed fiction stories for the game. Send writing samples to [email protected]; samples should be 5,000 words maximum and preferably include science fiction or speculative fiction.
-Prism is looking for pitches from people of color, women, LGBTQIA+ people, and others from marginalized and underrepresented groups. They cover voting rights, electoral justice, criminal justice, gender issues, LGBTQIA+ issues, racial justice, workers’ rights, and the environment within the US. Rates are $0.40 per word. Send pitches with “Pitch” in the subject line to [email protected]
-The Texas Observer is looking for pitches about all things Texas. The pitches can be for short news stories, political commentary, opinions, book reports, culture features, essays, and more. Send pitches to [email protected].
-The BBC is looking for pitches from writers with disabilities for their disability vertical and for Ouch, a podcast of interviews, life hacks, and other topics about living with disabilities. Send pitches to [email protected].
-The Lead, a newsletter about student journalism, is looking for pitches from students who have solved problems, innovated, or tackled complex subjects at their student publications. Send pitches to [email protected].
-Open City Documentary Festival is looking for pitches for an upcoming issue of its print journal, Non-Fiction. The theme is “Network” and the rate is £150 (about $187) for 1,500-2,000 words. Send pitches to [email protected] by July 25.
-Talk Poverty is looking for pitches about poverty and inequality in the US. They’re particularly interested in personal essays and reported stories about how coronavirus is impacting low-income communities. Rates start at $150 and go up to $300 depending on the depth of reporting. Send pitches to [email protected].
-Shadowproof is looking for pitches about grassroots prison abolitionist movements, transformative justice, and the prison industrial complex. Priority is given to journalists who have an understanding of and experience with the abolition movement. Send pitches with “PITCH” in the subject line and how much you’d like to be paid to [email protected] or fill out their web form.
-ExperienceFirst is looking for pitches of themed roundups for their travel blog. They are specifically looking for pitches about NYC, LA, Dallas, Paris, and San Francisco. Rate is $100 per article. Send pitches to their web form by June 29.
-Escapist Magazine is looking to commission new regular contributors. Writers should be interested in playing and writing about the latest video games. Send writing samples to @nickjcal or [email protected].
-Dictionary.com is looking to commission writers for explainer articles. Rates are $110 for 600-900-word articles, but rates can vary depending on the project. Send your resume, two writing samples, and a pitch to [email protected].
-San Francisco Gate is looking for pitches from Bay Area-based writers. They want entertainment and culture ideas that focus on unique subcultures, niche-but-beloved local businesses, films, television, digital trends, and profiles on how unique jobs are adjusting to COVID-19. Rates are $100-$300. Send pitches to [email protected].
-The Next Web is looking to commission POC, women, and LGBTQIA+ writers to write sponsored articles covering tech, startups, and internet culture. Rates are $200-$300 per story. Send a CV, clips, and areas of interest to [email protected].
-Narratively is looking for pitches about labor justice movements around the world. They specifically want reported stories and memoirs about lesser-known activists and groups. Rates are $400 for reported stories and $300 for memoirs. Send pitches to [email protected] by July 15.
-Bitch Media is looking for pitches for their upcoming issue, Monsters. They want stories about real-life monsters like capitalism and voter suppression, white supremacy and the alt-right, climate change, toxic masculinity, and more. The deadline to pitch is August 24.
-Frame is looking to commission reporters and filmmakers for narrative-driven documentary projects. They’re focusing on policing, incarceration, reparations, alternative justice, and experiments in community self-reliance. Rates are $700-$1,400 for 8-15 minute documentary video pieces and are lower for strictly writing and reporting. Send pitches and inquiries to @exploreframe or [email protected].
-Briarpatch Magazine is looking for pitches for their upcoming Labour in the Pandemic issue. They’re looking for investigative journalism, narrative reporting, feature articles, short op-eds, interviews, roundtables, profiles, comics, book reviews, and photo essays rooted in anticapitalist, anti-colonial, feminist struggle. Send pitches to [email protected] by June 29.
-It’s Freezing in LA is looking for pitches on greenwashing for its sixth issue, Herb. Rates are £150 (about $191) for 1,000-1,200-word articles. The deadline to submit is the end of June. Send detailed pitches and information on previous writing experience to [email protected].
-The Second Shelf: Rare Books and Words by Women is looking for pitches and submissions from from women and non-binary writers for their next issue. The focus of the issue is Octavia Butler, Shirley Jackson, Susan Sontag, and the idea of “women’s work.” Rates are £.40 per word (around $0.50). The deadline to submit is July 4.
-Bitch Media is looking for pitches for the Dispatches section of their upcoming issue. Dispatches are place-based (real or fictional), and they’re looking for topics that related to internet culture, media criticism, tech takes, and fresh looks at queer discourse. Rates are $400 for 1,200 words.