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Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by budcrew08, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    from jjobs

    Company: Texas Watchdog
    Position: A one-week job opportunity
    Location: Houston, Texas
    Job Status: Not Specified
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: March 2, 2009
    Job ID: 1014739
    Website: http://www.texaswatchdog.org

    Is your newspaper closing? Are you being forced into a furlough? Well, we’re a small operation and we can’t replace your salary, but we are seeking journalists to do some blogging on our site. We’re trying to spread the wealth, such as it is (and it ain’t much) by bringing on board a different furloughed or downsized reporter each week to write several posts a day for us on the issues of local government transparency and conflicts-of-interest. We can pay between $250 and $500 for the week, depending on your skill level and the number of posts. You can work from anywhere, but our reporting is focused on Texas.

    Who are we? Texas Watchdog was created this past summer by a team of of former newspaper journalists tired of seeing newspapers with shrinking resources pull back on the coverage of government. We’re a nonpartisan news operation that's taken a hard look at both Republicans and Democrats. Our real passion is to make government more transparent and accessible to citizens, and we love shining the spotlight on politicians' conflicts of interest.

    Read more about us here: www.texaswatchdog.org

    Please send a cover letter and a few samples of your work to Deputy Editor Jennifer Peebles at news@texaswatchdog.org.
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    There are only 6 things to write about in Texas:

    1. Football.

    2. High school football.

    3. The Cowboys.

    4. The weather.

    5. Cheating coaches.

    6. Republicans fellating one another or bashing Obama.

    Good luck in your future endeavor.
  3. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Wouldn't that technically be seven?
  4. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Perhaps, but technically "high school football" and "the Cowboys" are the same thing, so back to six we go.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Forget the type of work and the money, I'm glad to see someone reaching out to the furloughed.
  6. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Seems interesting, and nice to see that they're upfront about how much they're willing to pay and what not. $250 to $500 for a week of work is pretty good, assuming you could also keep up with your side work / unemployment. It would sadly be more than I made as a full-time, entry-level reporter 18 months ago.
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