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Ambitious Editors, Reporters Needed
Rhode Island
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
March 8, 2013
Job ID: 1467306


Daily journalism is being re-invented in Rhode Island. The Call and The Times, sister dailies serving greater Woonsocket and Pawtucket, are looking for newsroom personnel who are committed to both tradition and innovation.

Here's the traditional stuff:

You believe in news: That means you believe in bringing readers something they don't know.

You want to be first: That means you've got a sense of urgency, wanting to be sure readers get their news as quickly as possible.

You're competitive: You get ulcers from thinking about any other news outlet beating you on a story.

You know there are two brands, the newspaper's and yours: That means you recognize that the newspaper must build a brand of credibility, quality and thoroughness. That happens when you insist that your own work mirrors those values.


Here's the innovative area:

You know that newspapers have let people down, and that readers want more from their local papers. That doesn't mean more stories about routine PZC meetings. That means thinking creatively about what local readers really want to know. It means getting the backstage stories at the arts, and the backdoor political deals from the local players.

You know that digital delivery is important. But you recognize that the delivery medium is less important than the quality of the content. So you're willing to be creative in bringing about content that people really care about.

You think news organizations ought to rethink their structure from top to bottom. Because the old ways of doing the same old thing aren't working. And you get excited about the possibility of being one of the people who bring about a new, and successful, approach.


We'll be frank: no one's going to get rich working in the journalism environment we're creating. But no one's going to starve, either. We offer good compensation. More importantly, we're offering a chance for you to do more with your skills than just regurgitate what everyone else said at another boring meeting.


We need newsroom leaders, both as editors and reporters. And if you're interested in being a stringer for us, we'd like to hear from you, too. So here's your first chance to show what you can do. Don't just send your resume and a link to your clips. Add to those a cover letter that tells us your thoughts about the Next Great Newspaper. Tell us what you want to do, why you're the journalist who understands what will excite, entice and enrage readers. Tell us a good story.

Respond to Vincent M. Valvo. Send your cover letter, resume and salary history to


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