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JOIN OUR STREET TEAM

Are you outgoing and enthusiastic? Looking to get paid to attend fun events? In need of an internship credit? Join our Street Team. This is a promotional, part-time, non-writing position with limited hours. Email résumé to Jackie Briggs jbriggs@cityweekly.net

OUTSIDE SALES

Now hiring for outside sales positions. We are interested in talented individuals to sell print and digital advertising. Please send résumé to Pete Saltas pete@cityweekly.net

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, Magazine Division

Copperfield Publishing is expanding! We are seeking a smart, driven, and energetic individual looking for a career in media sales. Responsibilities include selling print and digital advertising to small and medium sized businesses for our glossy magazines including Devour Utah, Vamoose Utah, and our annual City Guide. A passion for Utah’s rapidly growing fine dining scene and/or the outdoor Utah lifestyle is a must. Prior print and digital advertising sales preferred, but not required. This is an entry-level sales position. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle. No phone calls please. Email your résumé to Jennifer: jennifer@devourutah.com

INVITATION TO FREELANCE WRITERS

Like most alternative weeklies, City Weekly could not exist without the contributions of freelancers. Generally, freelancers are expected to pitch their own story ideas. Freelancers write cover features as well as arts and entertainment features. Word counts for the most commonly freelanced articles include:

Cover features: 3,500-5,000 words
Music articles: 650-800 words
Arts & Entertainment features: 800 words
Event previews: 180-270 words.

How to approach us with a story idea: First, ALWAYS send a query by mail, email to elimon@cityweekly.net to see if we are interested in your idea. Unsolicited manuscripts will be considered at our discretion. We will not return any material unless they are sent with an accompanying self-addressed stamped envelope.

Know Salt Lake City Weekly. Your chances of selling an article idea to us will be improved if you do your homework. Study our paper. Get a sense for the kind of articles we're looking for before sending in your query. Consider our readers, who want to read about local issues, people and places. Then tell us why your idea would be a great story for our paper, why you're the one to write it, and what kind of resources you will use to report the story. Get to the point. If it is your first time contacting us, include a résumé and three clippings (can be copies of clips and/or email links to publications that have your clips in their archives), as well as a daytime phone number.

Defend your story idea. Be prepared to answer questions we might have about your story idea, such as: Is it new, or at least a new angle on an old topic? Has it been written about locally and recently? Is it interesting, timely and appealing to our readers?

Spec submission. If you are an untested new writer, and we accept your story proposal, we are likely to ask you to submit your article on "spec" the first couple of times. That means that we will reserve the right not to publish the story if we feel it does not meet our standards and subsequent editing will not salvage it in a timely fashion.

Compensation. Our rates are comparable to those at other alternative newsweeklies. Payment, including kill fees, vary and will be negotiated individually. We pay at the end of the month following the month of publication.

City Weekly buys first-time rights to your work, plus the right to post your work electronically on our copyrighted website. You retain the rights to all subsequent publication, with the proviso that such publication appears with a credit line stating that your story first appeared City Weekly. All terms of publication are spelled out in detail in our contributor's agreement, which you must sign and return to us before your work can be published.

COLLEGE INTERN PROGRAM

City Weekly is currently accepting applications for its internship program. While these internships are intended for college credit, it is the student's responsibility to determine if an internship with us qualifies for academic credit.

College students who apply should have an interest in journalism. However, the internship is not strictly for journalism majors. The internship's main objective is to teach students what goes on behind the scenes in an alternative news organization. They will learn what's involved in producing a weekly newspaper, from pitching a story idea, reporting and story development to editing, layout and proofing by working with and observing our reporters and editors. In addition, interns will produce content for our website, will update listings and write blogs. Interns play an active role and will be expected to assist with ongoing weekly duties.

Interns will work at City Weekly's Main Street office in downtown Salt Lake City.

Office hours vary. The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per week, with a standard schedule to be established.

Dates of Internships:

* Spring: Jan. 1-April 30 (17 weeks)
* Summer: May 1-Aug. 31
* Fall: Sept. 1-Dec. 31

Duties: Interns are expected to attend weekly editorial meetings and develop/pitch story ideas along with the rest of the edit staff. In addition to writing, each intern will be assigned ongoing weekly duties that include:

* Researching night-club calendars and websites and updating event, dining and bar listings

* Pitching front- and back-of the- book stories.

Compensation: While internships are unpaid, interns are paid at standard freelancer rates for any published story. In addition, at the completion of the internship, each intern will receive a $125 stipend.

Interested students should mail or email a cover letter, résumé and references to elimon@cityweekly.net at least one month prior to desired internship. Please include three writing samples or links to online work. Prospective candidates will be contacted for an interview.

City Weekly, Attention: Editor, 248 S. Main, Salt Lake City, UT 84101


INVITATION TO FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHERS

Salt Lake City Weekly is always interested in reaching out to freelance photographers. But the vast majority of our needs are news- and feature-related-that is, it is meant to illustrate a story. Art photography, while of aesthetic interest to us, is of little practical use.

To be considered as a news/feature photographer, send an e-mail to Derek Carlisle at dcarlisle@cityweekly.net. Include a résumé and no more than five representative samples of your photography in jpeg format at between 200 and 300 dpi. If we like what we see, we'll schedule a meeting to discuss the opportunity in more detail. All terms of publication are spelled out in detail in our contributor's agreement, which you must sign and return to us before your work can be published.