Jobs

Currently, The Bedford Citizen is seeking candidates for the following positions:


Managing Editor

This position will lead the Editorial Committee to develop the weekly content and the overall direction of The Citizen. A collaborative leadership style will be essential to interacting successfully with a variety of stakeholders including paid staff, volunteers, and readers. Ideally, you will bring an entrepreneurial spirit along with relevant journalism experience to craft a dynamic vision of what our community needs to know. It will be
important for you to understand and reflect upon on how best to convey information in a world where the ways in which readers interact with the news are constantly changing. Being organized, deadline oriented, communicative, and above all, an enthusiastic participant in the continued development and sustainability of The Citizen are qualities you will need to thrive in this position. Full description in the link above.  To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter sharing how your experience meets the requirements of this position to jobs@thebedfordcitizen.org


Stringer/Freelance Journalist (Ongoing search)

The Bedford Citizen is looking for a stringer to cover local government meetings in the town of Bedford, MA. You must be able to attend evening/weekend meetings and events, have your own transportation, and be able to work without a physical office. You should be a self-starter comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, able to turn stories around quickly and be familiar with covering local government.

You will work with our team to determine meetings most needing coverage each week. You will typically cover 1-3 meetings a week, turning in well-written articles, requiring minimal editing and fact-checking, within 48 hours. Typical meetings you will cover include: Selectmen, Planning Board, Board of Health, etc.

The Bedford Citizen is a digital civic news organization serving residents and businesses within the town of Bedford, MA. Founded in 2012, The Citizen serves the 14,000 residents and ~500 businesses in the town with news and information geared to keeping them informed and engaged in their community.

To apply: please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 articles/your best work to editor@thebedfordcitizen.org. Do not send freelance story ideas/pitches; we are looking for news coverage. No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.