Writers wanted for local news and features
Access Publishing and the Paso Robles Daily News are looking for local writers who would like to write news and press releases and be published in this newspaper. Here are examples of articles sought:
- Breaking news in North County
- Local features on people and places
- Current event coverage
- Sports coverage
- Business news
- Reports from political meetings
- Stories not being covered anywhere else
- Press releases for local companies
- Website content for local companies
If a candidate writes well, no previous experience is needed. “Just start with the most important facts first and move down to less important ones,” says publisher Scott Brennan. “Be sure you have covered the who, what, where, when and why. Include contact information for any person or company mentioned or quoted, so we may confirm with them.” Desired stories are typically at least 400 words and need to include a photo.
The company strives to follow Associated Press style guidelines in writing. Contributed stories need to be 100-percent original and cannot be copied from press releases or online content.
This website is a community effort with more than a dozen current contributors and a reporter/editor. “Come join our team,” Brennan says. “Our goal is to be the most comprehensive online Paso Robles newspaper with breaking news, events, politics, crime, sports, wine, regional, and business reports.” Writers are paid per article.
Full and part-time writing positions may also be available
To apply for an assignment or position, please reply with the following:
- Your name
- Your local phone number
- Summary of your experience
- Resume, if applying for position
- Links to your writing, if any
- Suggest a couple of story ideas
Email editor Skye Pratt to apply and request more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.