29 June 2011

LGBT News Reporter Wanted for Metro Weekly (Washington)

Post date: 29 June 2011
Metro Weekly seeks an energetic, talented and aggressive news reporter to join our rapidly growing editorial team. This beat will be primarily responsible for coverage of local LGBT news in the Washington metropolitan area, including those intersections of local issues and national policy that happen only in the nation’s capital. The news reporter will be responsible for finding and reporting breaking LGBT news; developing and maintaining sources and relationships among leading LGBT people and organizations; contributing daily and weekly content to the Metro Weekly website and Thursday print publication; and posting contributions to Poliglot, one of the nation’s leading LGBT political news blogs.

The ideal candidate will have one to two years experience working (and interning) in a print or online news publication; bring a passion for breaking news that makes a difference in the lives of LGBT people; be comfortable both in a congressional hearing and a local police station; possess a strong knowledge of issues important to the LGBT community; maintain a commitment to responsible and accurate reporting; and exercise impeccable writing skills.

The news reporter position salary is commensurate with experience, and comes with a generous benefit plan that includes excellent health and dental insurance. Metro Weekly’s workplace is vibrant, creative and dedicated to the pursuit of being the best in LGBT journalism. This position is to start in August 2011.

Metro Weekly is Washington’s largest and best-read LGBT news publication. Founded in 1994, it has grown from a locally focused community magazine into a national LGBT source for news, politics, arts and entertainment. In addition to its weekly Thursday print edition that reaches 55,000 readers, MetroWeekly.com has the largest Web traffic of any local, weekly LGBT publication in the nation. In addition to up-to-date news and arts information, the website maintains popular blogs such as Poliglot, Last Word and the new travel-focused Elsewhere.

To apply, send your cover letter, resume and clips to the attention of Sean Bugg at editor@metroweekly.com or by mail to Metro Weekly, 1012 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005.

Metro Weekly is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information:

For inquiries: editor@metroweekly.com

For submissions: editor@metroweekly.com

Website: http://www.metroweekly.com/
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