West Coast Media Jobs: With open roles at Insider, BuzzFeed, Pop Sugar & more!
If you’re looking for a job, leave a comment about what you’re looking for on our Fall Gig Seekers Thread. It’s open to everyone; you don’t need to be a subscriber or based on the West Coast to participate.
Check out these talented journalists!
Cassandre Coyer: “I am a French native journalist who has lived and worked across the United States for six years. My experience working at an international news organization, at national and local newspapers, and working on different documentaries has made me a thorough and compassionate reporter passionate about telling powerful stories…I'm looking for both full-time work and freelance opportunities…” more
Bill Lascher: “I'd love to find more markets for freelance narrative history or writing about the historical context of current events. I've just submitted the manuscript of my second book — The Golden Fortress: California's Border War on Dust Bowl Refugees — and I'm eager to dig back into freelance writing, especially stories that use history to provide a new perspective on contemporary subjects…” more
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Free Poynter courses/webinars: Trans in Sport (11/16/21); Understanding Title IX; Redistricting and Elections (November 2021) (11/17/21)
From Mandy Hofmockel: Check out her calendar of paid internships and fellowships deadlines for spring and summer! Super helpful.
What to Watch: Lots of new stuff out there! I recently watched Ordinary Joe (NBC/available on Hulu), which juggles multiple timelines akin to This is Us. I also highly recommend the first three episodes of Love Life Season 2 (HBO Max) — William Jackson Harper is amazing and I can’t wait for the rest of the episodes to drop.
Things of Note is now open to submissions! Submit your own links, pop culture recs, and stuff of note for future consideration.
Los Angeles Area
BuzzFeed News, Deputy Investigations Editor
NBC News, Desk Assistant, NBC News LA Bureau
NBCUniversal Local/NBCLX, Freelance Podcast Editor/Producer
CalMatters, California Divide Reporter
iHeartMedia, In-Studio Anchor Part-Time
Wondery, Sr. Producer, Wondery Topicals
The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Staff News Reporter
Daily Journal Corporation, Reporter
NHK Japan Broadcasting, Associate Producer
Central Valley Area
KSBY, Multimedia Journalist
CBS13 and CW31 (Good Day), Producer
The Bakersfield Californian, Copy Editor/Page Designer
San Francisco Bay Area/Northern California
TechCrunch, Senior Writer, Climate
Bay Area News Group, Local news reporter
Los Altos Town Crier, Reporter
Pop Sugar, Copy Editor
The Conversation, Health and Equity Editor
Inc. Magazine, Staff Reporter
Screen Rant, Writer: Reality TV Articles
San Francisco Chronicle, Sports Reporting Intern, Summer 2022
Food Network, Editorial & Content Intern (remote, but West Coast hours) (apply by 11/12/21)
LA Times, Fellowship (apply by 1/15/22)
Hearst, 2022 National Fellowship (apply by 2/18/22)
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