Journalism with impact

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Available Positions

News Editor

Carolina Public Press, an independent nonprofit news organization, seeks a full-time News Editor to join its award-winning in-depth and investigative news team. The News Editor may be located anywhere in North Carolina and will work with the Managing Editor to direct and produce nonpartisan, in-depth and investigative news coverage with a laser focus on public service journalism and the under-covered and overlooked issues facing the state’s 10.2 million residents. This is a growth position for the organization. See the full job description and application instructions here. The position will be open until filled, with first interviews anticipated to start in July. Posted 6/2/20


Freelance Opportunities

Carolina Public Press welcomes inquiries from professional freelance journalists and photojournalists residing in North Carolina. Currently, we prioritize inquiries from journalists living in and around the Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Wilmington areas.

Contributing state government reporter(s)

Carolina Public Press, a nonprofit, nonpartisan online news organization focused on in-depth and investigative journalism in the public interest, seeks talented contributing writers to enhance our coverage of state government, what’s happening in Raleigh and how it affects our readers. Applicants should be based in or live close to the Triangle, have a college degree and news media experience. Reporters with a predominance of experience working for advocacy organizations or advocacy news organizations are not eligible. Our pay rates are competitive, and we will keep this writer busy. Those interested should email careers@carolinapublicpress.org, with the subject line of Freelance State Government Reporter. Include a resume, two or three examples of your best recently published work and a cover letter describing why you’re interested. Also note any special areas of knowledge or interest. Incomplete applications will not be considered. [Rolling deadline.]

Contributing reporter(s), general assignment

Carolina Public Press, a nonprofit, nonpartisan online news organization focused on in-depth and investigative journalism in the public interest, seeks professional freelance journalists to join its North Carolina team. We’re based in Asheville, but assignments may be handled by writers living anywhere in North Carolina. Applicants should have a college degree and some experience working in the news media. Reporters with a predominance of experience in and/or are currently working for advocacy organizations or advocacy news organizations are not eligible. Our pay rates are competitive and we will keep writers who show they can produce high-quality work and meet deadlines busy. Those interested should email careers@carolinapublicpress.org, with the subject line of Freelance Reporter. Include a resume, two or three examples of your best recently published work and a cover letter describing why you’re interested. Also note any special areas of knowledge or interest. Incomplete applications will not be considered. [Rolling deadline.]


Internship Opportunities

Carolina Public Press is an independent nonprofit news organization dedicated to nonpartisan, in-depth and investigative news built upon the facts and context North Carolinians need to know right now. Our award-winning, breakthrough journalism breaks down barriers and shines a light on the critical overlooked and under-reported issues facing our state’s 10.2 million residents.

Carolina Public Press is a highly efficient, fast-paced news organization. We’re online, but we aren’t opinion bloggers or advocacy journalists. We have received national, regional and local support and recognition for our high-quality, unbiased, in-depth and investigative reporting. We are members of Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Institute for Nonprofit News and the N.C. Press Association.

We offer a variety of internship opportunities, including for reporters and photojournalists, those interested in social media, those interested in community outreach and event planning, and those seeking to become editorial assistants. Our internships are individualized, not cookie-cutter busy work. Expect to have fun, to challenge and to be challenged and to learn a ton. Your portfolio and resume will thank you.

Application deadlines and general information:

Based in Asheville, N.C., Carolina Public Press encourages, but does not require, interns to live in Asheville or in the surrounding area during the duration of their internship. Applicants must have access to the internet and a car during their internship.

Applicants are highly encouraged to seek school credit for a Carolina Public Press internship. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Highly qualified individuals may be considered for a stipend on a case-by-case basis. Otherwise, internships are unpaid, but all approved expenses will be reimbursed.

  • Application deadline for Fall 2020: Aug. 1, 2020
  • Application deadline for Spring 2021: Dec. 1, 2020

Reporting or Photojournalism Internship Program

Our journalism internships are open to junior, senior and graduated journalism students, including multimedia, reporting and/or photojournalism majors. Applicants should be highly reliable self-starters with a good eye and ear for news and an innate curiosity about their own backyard and North Carolina as a whole. Interns should come expecting to pitch stories, juggle interesting assignments and work a beat in an evolving digital format.

To be considered for the program, applicants should submit:

1: a cover letter explaining your interest in the reporting or photojournalism internship with Carolina Public Press,
2: three clips and/or images,
3: a resume and
4: two references.

Strong preference will be given to students with work published in print or online. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information and to submit your application, email careers@carolinapublicpress.org, with the subject line Journalism Internship Program.

Organizational Internship Program

Our organizational internships are open to all journalism, communications, public policy, marketing, political science and business students or those in related fields. Applicants should be highly reliable self-starters with strong interest in online media, particularly the nonprofit media sector devoted to public interest and investigative reporting.

Applicants will have the opportunity to assist in nearly every element of directing and operating a nonprofit media organization, with a strong emphasis on events, social media, community engagement and other outreach programs.

To be considered for the program, applicants should submit:

1: a cover letter explaining your interest in an organizational internship with Carolina Public Press,
2: a resume and
3: two references.

Strong preference will be given to students with nonprofit and/or journalism experience. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information and to submit your application, email careers@carolinapublicpress.org, with the subject line Organizational Internship Program.