Jobs at DC Spotlight

News Writer

(MUST be located in the Washington, DC metro area – NOVA/MD/DC)
Hiring a seasoned freelance national news writer to write one article a month for a local newspaper. Must have excellent writing skills.
Must be politically knowledgeable and willing to
interview local and national newsmakers.

Send brief resume and a brief cover letter along with a one page writing sample or clip to Attention: Editor at

News Writer/Assistant Intern (year around)

Local newspaper is offering a Fall internship for college students and graduates with English, Journalism, Writing, Political Science and History majors or degrees.  This internship involves some interviewing, writing, basic filming of news events and some White House reporting. The bulk of the tasks involve online news writing (telecommuting from home). **This is an UNPAID internship averaging 15-20 hours per week. This position begins on August 28th and ends on December 31, 2011.

Skills required:
Great writing skills
Internet savvy
Ability to use social media efficiently (Facebook, Twitter)
Ability to multi-task
Access to public transportation or a car

Other requirements:

Minimum junior or senior level college student (college graduates welcomed) Send resumes including GPA and a brief cover letter to Attn: News Assistant Intern to


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