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Feb. 26, 2014, 10:38 a.m.

Come work for Nieman Lab

We have an opening for a staff writer in our Cambridge newsroom.

njlbigrednWe have an opening for a staff writer here at Nieman Lab. If you’re interested, apply over here.

This job will join our bustling little Harvard newsroom (currently made up of three reporters and me) to report on journalism innovation — innovation in how news gets reported, produced, distributed, discovered, consumed, and paid for. If you enjoy the sort of stories you read here and would like a chance to report, write, and edit them full time, you might be a good candidate. For more details, see my writeup from a previous time we had an opening and, of course, the job listing linked above.

A few notes about the position, which is awesome:

— While we’ll look at candidates with different levels of experience, I’m particularly looking for someone who would be able to split time between writing and editing. Someone who already has some experience and skill in that part of the job — assigning stories, working with freelancers, editing copy, writing headlines, making art decisions, and so on — would be especially welcome to apply.

— This person’s work would have a special emphasis on mobile: how smartphones (and to a lesser degree tablets) are changing the landscape of news.

— Because of the way Harvard hiring works, the job posting lists this position as “a term appointment ending June 30, 2014.” Many (nearly all, I believe) Harvard jobs of this type are officially run as a series of one-year term appointments that end at the end of Harvard’s fiscal year. In the five years since the Lab launched, every full-time position we’ve had has been posted under these terms, and every one of them has been renewed every year. Changes in funding could alter that in the future, of course, but if we’re happy with the work being done, our expectation is that this person would stay well beyond that date. Don’t let that be a hindrance.

— To be considered for the position, you must apply at the Harvard HR site linked above, where you should include a cover letter telling me why you think you’d be right for the job. (Don’t email me a resume directly; I’m not allowed to consider anyone who doesn’t go through the official HR process.)

POSTED     Feb. 26, 2014, 10:38 a.m.
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