Freelance Journalist For Community Paper Wanted

El Monte, CA 91732

The Mid Valley Media Center publishes and distributes The Mid Valley News – a community newspaper in circulation throughout the San Gabriel Valley for over 50 years.

As a multi-platform, community-based media center distributing news, information, and entertainment for non-profit, educational, and community-based organizations throughout the San Gabriel Valley, we focus on community engagement and deliver high quality local content through print, audio, and social media channels.

The Mid Valley Media Center is looking for feelance journalists, photographers, and videographers to contribute articles, photos, and/or videos on an ongoing basis.

The ideal candidate is a community minded invididual interested in the content-driven work of community engagement and passionate about keeping the communities we represent up to date on current events.

Qualified candidates will be organized and self-motivated reporters with instincts for finding engaging stories and the tenacity to chase them. They must be skilled writers and interviewers with a passion for telling stories that positively impact the communities we represent. The assignments will require extensive source-building, data investigation, fact-checking and critical thinking.

Candidates should be able to translate facts and figures, connect them to personal narratives, and provide context in creative and compelling copy. They also must be able to balance freelance reporting projects with the obligation of providng updates and meeting short and long term deadlines. Local travel throughout El Monte, South El Monte, Rosemead and central San Gabriel Valley will be required.

Please keep in mind we are looking for individuals who want report on the best of their communities – no mud slinging and no muckracking.

How To Apply:
If you are interested in pursuing this one-of-a-kind opportunity, please email three to five clips along with a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and what excites you about this project. NO COVER LETTER WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC REJECTION

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