Work at C-VILLE
C-VILLE Weekly is looking for a full-time news reporter. This staffer works as part of a two-person news team to cover local government, development, environmental issues, education, and other issues of interest to our readers.
- Develop and maintain sources and generate ideas for weekly stories as well as special projects and cover stories.
- Write multiple news stories per week, ranging from 50-word briefs to 800-word stories. Write approximately six cover stories a year.
- Contribute to special issues.
- Post stories online and work with news editor to handle social media accounts, including covering breaking news.
What we’re looking for:
You don’t have to have tons of professional experience, but you do need to have good news judgment, solid reporting skills, and the ability to write in a conversational voice (humor is always a plus). News writing experience is preferred.
Most importantly, we’re looking for someone who’s eager to dive in to figuring out how the city works, and bursting with ideas.
Send a cover letter or email telling us why you’re the right fit for this job, along with your resume and a few clips, to editor-in-chief Laura Longhine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or snail mail to C-VILLE Weekly 308 E. Main St. Charlottesville, VA 22902.
No phone calls, please.
C-VILLE Weekly offers several internships throughout the year in a variety of departments. Although our internships are unpaid, we offer college credit where applicable, and the opportunity for you to get real-world journalism experience—no coffee runs for you, unless of course you WANT to bring us coffee, for which we will be eternally grateful. We’re also partial to pie.
Several of our interns have transitioned into freelance writers once their internships have ended; our goal is to cultivate great writers who understand our voice and viewpoint in the local community.
Think you’re the right fit for one of the internships below? Send a note to editor-in-chief Laura Longhine at email@example.com, and include your résumé and three to five clips.
As a News section intern you will be responsible for contributing story ideas at our weekly meeting, producing stories for publication on our website and in print, covering news events/attending meetings as needed and gathering data for/helping report on long-term projects.
Social media intern
We’re looking for a social media-savvy intern who’s interested in developing their online marketing skills for a real publication. You’ll have the chance to evaluate our current social media approach and contribute to a new strategy, as well as managing and posting to our various accounts (three Twitter feeds, Facebook, and Instagram) and working on our email newsletter. You should be able to compile and analyze data on effectiveness as well as write in an insightful, engaging tone that is consistent with C-VILLE’s voice.
About C-VILLE Weekly: C-VILLE Weekly, Charlottesville’s News & Arts Weekly, has been the alternative voice of the community since 1989. Located directly on the historic pedestrian mall in downtown Charlottesville, the heart of the city, ours is a professional work environment that is energetic, passionate, dedicated, and fun. C-VILLE is always on the look out for creative, intelligent, and outgoing individuals to join our team. We might not have an opening for you currently, but if you feel you have something to offer, go ahead and send a letter and/or resume: email: aimee [at] c-ville.com; snail-mail: C-VILLE Weekly, 308 E. Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902.
Equal Employment Opportunity C-VILLE Weekly is committed to being an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment-related decisions based on job-related criteria only. This means that C-VILLE Weekly does not discriminate and will not allow discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (gender), sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, and/or any other legally protected status. Our policy of equal employment opportunity applies to applicants, current staff members, and past employees. It applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including but not limited to applications and initial employment, promotions and transfers, demotions, termination, compensation and benefits, and training opportunities.
Individuals with Disabilities Regarding equal employment, please note that C-VILLE Weekly strongly supports the policies contained in the rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and other state and federal laws on the subject of disabilities in the workplace setting.