Pinellas Beaches News + Politics Reporter

The Gabber Newspaper

Gulfport, Florida

Date Posted March 16, 2023
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Freelance
Salary Up to $100/article


Freelance news and politics reporter

We're hiring a stringer for beach news and political coverage.

Because this historically gets ignored by candidates, we're putting this in large, bold type: NO TELECOMMUTING. Please don't apply unless you live in South Pinellas. We will neither consider nor respond to resumes from outside our coverage area.* Please do not apply if you plan to move to the area; we need feet on the street immediately. 

We need someone who can reliably cover beach community news, with an eye toward what's happening in these city halls: St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, and Madeira Beach. From time to time, we will have you to cover news in Kenneth City, South Pasadena, and Pinellas Park.

Journalism or government experience and strong writing skills preferred; clips required

Nice to have (but you'll learn it if you don't): WordPress, SEO, and inCopy. Not dealbreakers, but, you know, nice to have.

Send clips and vita, along with a brief email as to why you want to work for a hyperlocal newspaper, to

This position has the potential to become a staff position.

The Gabber Newspaper serves South Pinellas as the oldest independently owned weekly newspaper in Florida. Our office is in the heart of Gulfport's downtown. We report hyperlocal news, which can range from interviewing the newest member of the local police department to covering municipal elections. We have fun with what we do, but we're serious about quality local journalism. And, because we know there's a lot of downsized journos out there, we're financially solvent. 

We don't have benefits for freelancers, obviously, but while you're working, we can offer you meals at a Gulfport eatery (we pay for the meal, you tip the servers). 

*The Gabber Newspaper's coverage area includes Pinellas Park south to Tierra Verde.

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