Here’s the job description for the RepJ reporter position. Please pass this around to those you think might be interested, either by copy/pasting the text or better yet, using the permalink/URL of this blog post.
Northfield, Minnesota has been chosen to try a new concept called Representative Journalism.
We are looking for an entrepreneurial journalist with experience both as a reporter (daily, weekly, or monthly publication) and with the online world (e.g., blogging, message boards, discussion lists, etc.). A willingness to engage with citizens (online and F2F) before, during and after publication of a story is mandatory. Knowledge of Northfield is helpful but not required.
The journalist’s stories will appear on Locally Grown, a two-year old blog and podcast about Northfield civic issues, with a large participatory following of area citizens and community leaders. The journalist will report directly to one of the nation’s most respected editors with a long distinguished career in journalism. See this Locally Grown blog post for more information.
This trial project will last approximately four months, but if successful could develop into a long-term job. For now this is a half-time, temporary position.
Email a letter of interest, resume, clips and references to Leonard Witt, firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team will be in Northfield and the Twin Cities on March 14-16 to talk with potential job candidates, so a prompt reply will be appreciated.