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Dec 01st
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Business and Editorial Positions

Professional journalists interested in freelancing for Good Times should send a resume, three writing samples and a brief cover letter to Steve Palopoli at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Applying freelancers must:
-Live in the Santa Cruz County area
-Have extensive knowledge of local happenings and issues
-Be an AP Style whiz
-Have prior experience as a published news reporter
-Be an excellent and reliable communicator who never misses a deadline
-Have an eye for angles, a commitment to accuracy, and a unique, clean and engaging writing style
Ability to pitch great stories is a plus.

Good Times offers editorial internships on a rolling basis. To inquire about openings or to submit your application (which we will keep on file if we are not currently hiring), please refer to the following information.
Applying journalism interns must be able to receive some form of school credit for the internship. Candidates should be self-motivated, creative and reliable writers interested in a career in journalism. Journalism experience is preferred, but applicants whose writing rivals that of more experienced candidates will be considered. Other necessary qualities include the ability to meet deadlines, steadfast accuracy, AP Style knowledge and excellent communication skills. Internships require eight hours per week for three to four months, and include blogging for the website, penning articles for the paper and special issues, and assisting the editors in various ways.
Interested? For news and features internships, email your resume, three writing samples and a brief cover letter to Steve Palopoli at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
For web internships, email your resume and a brief cover letter to Web Editor Roseann Hernandez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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