Posted On: March 10, 2015
Media Organization: The Village Voice
Founded by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, and Norman Mailer in 1955, the Village Voice introduced free-form, high-spirited and passionate journalism into the public discourse. As the nation's first and largest alternative newsweekly, the Voice carries on the same tradition of no-holds-barred reporting and criticism it embraced when it began publishing nearly 60 years ago.
The recipient of three Pulitzer prizes, the National Press Foundation Award, and the George Polk Award, the Voice remains a vigilant investigative watchdog and a go-to source for coverage of New York's vast cultural landscape. The Voice's unique mix of in-depth news writing and reporting, incisive arts, culture, music, dance, film, and theater reviews, daily web dispatches, and comprehensive entertainment listings provides readers with an indispensable perspective on the inner workings of the world's most vibrant city.
The Voice's daily-updated Web site www.villagevoice.com has twice been recognized as one of the nation's premier online sites for journalistic quality and local content. The site is a past winner of both the National Press Foundation's Online Journalism Award and the Editor and Publisher Eppy Award for Best Overall U.S. Weekly Newspaper Online.
The Village Voice is looking for regular contributors to our online news section, which we update with stories throughout the day. (We include the best stories in our weekly print edition.) We need writers who can be on call for daily news assignments and who are able to pitch interesting, reported, local stories that can be turn around in a timely manner.
We want smart, interesting news stories about the unique people, places, and happenings that make up this city. We are not interested in aggregating the hourly news cycle, nor in hot takes on the day's events — though we do encourage reporting on and advancing intriguing items plucked from the constant stream churned out by the mainstream media.
Of course, we also seek reporters who are able to deliver intelligent writing that is up to the high standards of the Village Voice.
Send your three best pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org.