Write for us!
We’re always looking for freelance contributors. Got an idea? Send a brief pitch explaining why this story would be relevant and interesting to our readers, and why you’re the best person to write it. Links to previous writing are helpful.
Send your pitch to the appropriate editor:
Cover stories, news stories, or general questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Culture: Tami Keaveny, email@example.com
Magazines: Caite Hamilton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer news reporting intern
C-VILLE Weekly is looking for a spring Reporting Intern!
The intern will be a valuable member of our news and editing team, joining us in the office on key edit days and working closely with our News Reporter to contributing short news items and pitch full articles to our weekly print paper and our website. You’ll work closely with our staff and end your internship with a stack of professional clips.
The details: The position is 10 hours/week from June to August (about 10 weeks). We will assess your full article writing as a freelancer, and pay freelance rates. We hope you will be able to join us in the newsroom, but understand if you need to work virtually at any point. We can discuss a potential stipend if you incur significant expenses, like gas, in the course of reporting.
Previous interns have written stories about the fight against a gold mine in Buckingham County, what the GOP election victory means for Virginia, the secrets of a local competitive hot dog eating champion, and more.
An ideal candidate will have some journalism experience, some knowledge of the area, and the ability to write with a strong and clear voice. Current college students and recent graduates are welcome to apply.
If you think you’re a good fit for the position, send your resume and 3-4 examples of your journalism or academic work to news reporter Catie Ratliff at email@example.com by 9 am on June 15.
Who we are
C-VILLE Weekly is Charlottesville’s news and arts weekly. We’ve been the alternative voice of the community since 1989. We print and distribute 20,000 free copies of our paper each Wednesday. Our offices are located on Charlottesville’s downtown pedestrian mall, right in the heart of the city.
We write about equity, development, city and state politics, climate, schools, local history, town-gown relations, food and drink, music, the arts, and more. Charlottesville is a historic city facing a complicated set of cultural and political problems as it grows—it might feel like a small town, but there’s always something happening.
C-VILLE is an equal opportunity employer. We aim to deliver high-quality, trustworthy writing about Charlottesville, and an inclusive and diverse workplace is essential to that mission. We’re committed to fostering a team that reflects the community we report on, and creating a work environment that is rewarding for people of all backgrounds.
We make 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: 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. If you’re an individual with a disability who needs assistance during the job application process, please reach out to us directly and we will be glad to help however we can.