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Nov. 21, 2014, 1:01 p.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 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 — with a particular focus on how mobile is changing the news. If you enjoy the sort of stories you read here and would like a chance to report, write (and maybe edit) them full time, you might be a good candidate. (Also, not a requirement, but people with skills and experience in editing and/or coding are particularly welcome to apply.) For more details, see my writeup from a previous time we had an opening and, of course, the job listing linked above.

Two notes about the position:

— Because of the way Harvard hiring works, the job posting lists this position as “a term appointment ending June 30, 2015,” which might seem strange at first. But many 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 six 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 or priority 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 it be a hindrance to applying.

— 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. But if you have specific questions about the job, feel free to drop me a line.)

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     Nov. 21, 2014, 1:01 p.m.
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