Currently, The Bedford Citizen is seeking candidates for the following positions:
Stringer/Freelance Journalist (ongoing)
The Bedford Citizen is looking for a stringer to cover local government meetings in the town of Bedford, MA. You must be able to attend evening/weekend meetings and events, have your own transportation, and be able to work without a physical office. You should be a self-starter comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, able to turn stories around quickly and be familiar with covering local government.
You will work with our team to determine meetings most needing coverage each week. You will typically cover 1-3 meetings a week, turning in well-written articles, requiring minimal editing and fact-checking, within 48 hours. Typical meetings you will cover include: Selectmen, Planning Board, Board of Health, etc.
The Bedford Citizen is a digital civic news organization serving residents and businesses within the town of Bedford, MA. Founded in 2012, The Citizen serves the 14,000 residents and ~500 businesses in the town with news and information geared to keeping them informed and engaged in their community.
To apply: please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 articles/your best work to [email protected]. Do not send freelance story ideas/pitches; we are looking for news coverage. No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
The Bedford Citizen is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The Bedford Citizen is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.