The Houston Press has an immediate opening for a full-time temporary position with benefits for a news blogger who will fill in for a full-time staffer who is out on leave.
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Applicants should have strong news judgment as well as the ability to write quickly, cleanly and in an interesting manner. The abilities to use correct grammar and report accurately are essential to this position. The news blogger's job duties will include writing several posts each day for our new blog Hair Balls, editing other writer's news blog copy, scheduling content, keeping up with local news and generating a constant stream of ideas. Some weekend work is involved as well.
The person hired will be working in our office and it is crucial that person have no hesitation about interviewing other people. Working knowledge of social media and photography will be considered a plus.
Interested parties should email Web Editor Cory Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send three samples of your best news writing, a cover letter explaining why you would want this job, and a resume. In addition, please send in three story ideas suitable for publication on the Houston Press news blog.
No phone calls please.