I’ve been noticing these postings of late. Note that both of these are looking for people to cover news, not opine. Is blogging losing its previous role as the hub for commentary?
LA Weekly has an opening for a full-time blogger to write about the arts in Los Angeles. Candidates should be familiar with a range of the arts, including visual and performing arts, music, film, comedy, and books. The position requires the ability to write clean, energetic copy fast enough to post multiple times per day. It does not involve criticism. The arts blogger will also assign, edit and post the work of paid freelancers. Hours will vary and some weekend work is expected. This is a new position requiring a team player who will work closely with the Weekly’s web editor to build readership. Preference will be given to candidates with deep knowledge of the LA arts scene and familiarity with social media and SEO.
ReadWriteWeb, a New Zealand based and New York Times syndicated web technology news blog written by a globally distributed team, seeks a competitive, capable, fast learning, thoughtful person to write 5 news blog posts per day. Posts will typically be between 300 and 700 words long. Position is challenging but very rewarding. Pay is competitive. If you think you can break news, dive deep on tech announcements quickly and write well in a virtual environment – drop us a line.
To read the original postings, go to journalismjobs.com