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June 21, 2013, 9:52 a.m.

Come work for Nieman Lab

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

We 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 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 write them full time, you might be a good candidate. For more details, see my writeup the last 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.

— Because of the way Harvard hiring works, the job posting officially lists this position as a “a term appointment ending June 30, 2013.” Obviously, we’re not going to hire and toss someone in the next nine days. Many (nearly all, I believe) Harvard jobs of this type are officially run as a series of one-year term appointments. In the four 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. If we’re happy with the work being done (and barring any surprise funding issues), our hope/expectation is that this person would stay well beyond that one year — much less the next week and a half!

— 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.)

Joshua Benton is the senior writer and former director of Nieman Lab. You can reach him via email (joshua_benton@harvard.edu) or Twitter DM (@jbenton).
POSTED     June 21, 2013, 9:52 a.m.
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