The FCC published a report recently on the state of American media. In that report it was estimated that âcitizen journalists spend billions of hoursâ each year generating editorial content for blogs and online news sites. The bulk of those citizen-journalists generate that content for little or no pay.
If youâre an experienced writer with a great work ethic, a unique voice, and youâre capable of producing writing that is as smart as the people who read and comment on this site, weâll pay you to do it.
At the moment, weâre looking for writers who can produce compelling content on the following subjects:
music, culture, sex, education, environment, profiles & features.
Please apply electronically: Send a letter, resume, 800 word sample column, and links to three of your best pieces to: A2P at A2Politico dot com. Donât apply until youâve read the site and have a good understanding of the tone of what we use, and the kind of content weâre likely to post.
If your materials knock off our socks, weâll be in touch.
In March 2012, A2Politico will launch a training & internship program for students currently enrolled in an accredited university and who are studying journalism, publishing, creative writing (non-fiction) or English (with an emphasis on journalism). Internships & training programs will run 3-6 months. Applications will be accepted between November 1, 2011 and January 15, 2012.
Citizen journalists looking to beef up their Â skills and gain some experience and training can apply to A2Politicoâs Citizen Journalist Training Program. The Program is a 2-3 week opportunity to work closely with an experienced journalist and journalism faculty members to hone your writing, research and interviewing skills. Applications will be accepted between November 1, 2011 and January 15, 2012.Â