Work at C-VILLE

Editor

C-VILLE is hiring an editor! The editor is the top position on the editorial staff, responsible for ensuring that a high-quality newspaper hits the stands on time each week.

C-VILLE is a 34-year-old alternative weekly paper with a storied history of reporting in central Virginia. We write about city and state politics, local development, education, climate, history, town-gown relations, food and drink, music, theater, visual arts, and more. Charlottesville is a historic city facing a complicated set of cultural and political problems as it grows; C-VILLE is dedicated to reporting on all aspects of that transformation. Charlottesville also has a thriving arts and food scene, and C-VILLE is the community’s premier source of local culture writing.

The editor enjoys a tremendous amount of creative freedom—as an alt-weekly, our format allows writers and editors to dig deep into whatever subject might interest them, and our audience expects stories to be presented with voice and personality. The editor will work with a dynamic team of smart, imaginative people, and will always have their finger on the pulse of what’s happening in town.

Day-to-day responsibilities may vary based on the candidate, but can include:

-Editing a wide variety of writing, including news stories, culture stories, and features
-Managing the workflow for a small editorial staff
-Generating ideas for news stories and cover stories
-Assigning and editing stories to a robust network of freelance writers
-Contributing news stories and features when needed
-Collaborating with the art director to make sure stories have photos or graphics as needed
-Managing C-VILLE’s news internship program
-Writing a weekly column introducing the paper
-Writing a weekly newsletter promoting the week’s stories
-Contributing to the paper’s social media presence
-Keeping an eye on the paper’s website to ensure articles are presented cleanly
-Acting as the liaison between the editorial department and sales team/management

Applicants should email a resume and portfolio of stories or projects they have written or edited to C-VILLE publisher Anna Harrison at anna@c-ville.com. Salary based on experience.

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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: editor@c-ville.com

Culture: Tami Keaveny, culture@c-ville.com

Magazines: Caite Hamilton, caite@c-ville.com

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Summer news reporting intern

C-VILLE Weekly is hiring a paid summer Reporting Intern!

The intern will be a valuable member of our reporting team, contributing full articles and short news items to our weekly print paper and our website. You’ll work closely with our staff and end the summer with a stack of professional clips.

The details: The position is 10 hours/week, paid at $15/hour, from June to August (about ten weeks). We hope you’ll be able to join us in the newsroom occasionally, but, given the unpredictable coronavirus situation, we are prepared to run the internship 100 percent virtually if necessary.

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 Brielle Entzminger at reporter@c-ville.com by 9 am on April 15.

Posted 3/25/22

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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.