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‘Building a career in business journalism’ and freelancing advice

Happy Monday! Skim for your weekly roundup of jobs, industry readings, resources and more.

 💸 ‘How this freelancer made $27,000 in 1 month’: Freelancing with Tim interviewed a freelancer who made $27,000 in one single month (yes! You read that right!). How? A combination of being picky with what jobs you take, reaching out to companies you might not have thought about writing for before and just asking for the moon. Read the full interview here.

📝 ‘Building a career in business journalism’: Quartz is hosting a seminar on Tuesday, September 28, featuring editors from its organization, The Wall Street Journal and Insider and Emma Carew Grovum, founder of Kimbap Media.

Attendees can expect to “learn about the different kinds of roles people can play in your ‘career community,’ and how those people can help you figure out what steps you need to take as you’re starting your career, from the kind of job you take, to building your skillset, to avoiding burnout.”

💻 ‘A guide to social branding on any newsroom budget’: Adriana Lacy wrote for Reynolds Journalism Institute about how “having a document with all of your visual elements is a great way to ensure your brand’s identity will be maintained, regardless of who’s working on a project.”

Thanks for reading!


P.S. Here are a few things that fueled this newsletter/me this week:

  • 🎶 ‘Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Joleeeeene’: Love love Lil Nas X’s rendition of one of Dolly Parton’s signature songs.

  • 🚲 ‘Secrets of The Washington Post Peloton account, revealed!’ Washingtonian published a great Q&A with Ryan Kellett, who just left WaPo, about “one of the publication’s more offbeat social media initiatives.”

  • 🌊 If ‘Avatar’ was about dogs... Harvey, featured on @dog_rates, would be the last Airbender.

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New York journalism jobs

Washington, D.C., area journalism jobs

  • The Washington Post | Multiple openings, including Digital Threats Reporter; Sports Reporter; Deputy Multiplatform Editing Chief; and more (Source: The Washington Post) Note: Senior WaPo leadership announced the organization is adding 41 new editing roles.

  • NPR | Multiple openings, including Senior Producer, Throughline; Host, Weekend Edition Sunday; and more (Source: NPR)

  • Los Angeles Times | National Political Correspondent, Washington, D.C. (Source: @Kimbriell via Twitter)

  • U.S. News & World Report | Managing Editor, Education (Source:

  • E&E News | Mining Reporter (Source: Politico)

California journalism jobs

  • San Francisco Chronicle | Criminal Justice Reporter (Source: @michaelbolden via Twitter)

  • SFGate | Multiple openings, including Features Editor, Hawaii Contributing Editor (part-time), Copy Editor (part-time), Central Coast Contributing Editor (part-time) and California Trending News Reporter (Source: @Grant_Marek via Twitter)

  • HuffPost, preference for West Coast, but open to remote | Copy Editor (Source: HuffPost)

  • Bay Area News Group | Multiple openings, including Local News Reporter, Economy Reporter, Transportation Reporter and Warriors Beat Reporter (Source:

  • KUSC, Los Angeles/San Francisco | Social Media Producer (Content Developer) (Source:

Chicago journalism jobs

Texas journalism jobs

Pennsylvania journalism jobs

Virginia journalism jobs

  • Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond | Assistant Opinions Editor (Source:

  • UVA Alumni Association, Charlottesville | Assistant Director, Communications “Digital Editor” (Source: ONA)

Remote-friendly journalism jobs

Journalism jobs across the U.S.

Internships and fellowships

Bonus opportunities

  • NBCUniversal shared on LinkedIn that E! News Digital “is looking for freelance writers to create compelling, original cross-platform content. If you have experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven newsroom, writing and self-publishing news stories, this role is calling your name.”

  • Rachel Feltman tweeted “@PopSci is in need of a freelance editor to help us out on news stories. We're looking for someone who can consistently do 15-20 hours of work a week, but exact hours are negotiable. Pay is $44/hour. 1-2 years experience editing science journalism is a must.”

  • Martina Ibáñez-Baldor tweeted, “Are you a Latinx artist? We want your help telling stories for The Latinx Files: an @latimes newsletter that focuses entirely on the American Latinx experience. Looking for editorial cartoons, memes, gifs or any ideas you might have.”

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