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Company: Sacramento News & Review
Position:
Arts/Culture/Music Staff Writer
Location:
California
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 8, 2013
Job ID: 1459928

Description:

 Are you Sacramento News & Review's next arts, culture and music writer?

Published weekly since 1989, the award-winning SN&R provides the greater Sacramento area with a lively mixture of news, features, commentary, arts and a calendar of events.

Our Mission:
To publish great newspapers that are successful and enduring.
To create a quality work environment that encourages employees to grow professionally while respecting personal welfare.
To have a positive impact on our communities and make them better places to live.

Description:
This city's weekly paper needs an intelligent, experienced and enterprising reporter and writer to join its on-site staff.

The ideal candidate has done the staff-writer gig already: worked a few years for a widely read publication, produced award-winning-caliber cover stories, delivered smart and unexpected music stories, arts features, reviews and previews, executed analytical trend stories, even rolled-off the occasional eye-catching blog post.

You're talented, versatile, smart, funny. You go out, work nights, attend shows and eventually become a face in the community. You approach arts and music coverage like a reporter. You're curious--but you have an opinion, too.

This SN&R music-arts position is a full time salaried position with competitive benefits and nice perks--90,000 weekly readers in print, paid time off, ping-pong matches, etc.

Requirements:
-Two to three years previous experience as a full-time, on-staff writer or reporter required.
-Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university is strongly preferred.
-Hitting deadlines is a must.
-Analytical mind complemented by a keen sense of humor is strongly preferred. Calm, reasonable, personable candidates will succeed where high-strung, angry and stand-offish candidates won't.

A passion for the city and SN&R is desired.

How To Apply:
APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT FOLLOW THIS APPLICATION PROCESS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please e-mail 1) a resume, 2) three samples of your best clips (PDF or URL links), and 3) answers to the following questions to jobs@newsreview.com.

The questions:
1. Describe two stories you'd like to work on immediately. Why are they worthy?
2. What's Sacramento's most pressing issue when it comes to arts and entertainment?
3. What websites do you read each day? Do you subscribe to any magazines or newspapers?
4. Where do you see yourself in five years?
5. Last album you bought, book you read and film you watched? Be honest.

*Samples submitted in support of candidacy consideration will not be returned. No telephone calls, including agency reps, please. This position will remain open until filled. Chico Community Publishing, Inc., dba News & Review is an EOE.

 

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