The Journalism Shop, created last summer to help unemployed former Los Angeles Times journalists find freelance gigs and other work, is opening up to experienced reporters across the country. From the release:
The expansion of The Journalism Shop will coincide with the birth of Ebyline, a marketplace for reporters and publishers. Ebyline, which is expected to launch by summer, allows reporters to make pitches to publishers and negotiate prices via a simple web interface. The service also will allow editors to offer projects directly to freelance reporters. The Journalism Shop expects to be a member of the service once it is up and running.
Reporters interested in applying to join The Journalism Shop can go HERE for more information. It’s important to be aware that The Journalism Shop is not offering a job, nor does it provide any guarantee of work. It is a place to hang your shingle (members get individual “landing” pages), to be a part of a network of freelancers to be considered for “over the transom” assignments, and notch on your journalism resume.
Membership is $100 a year and they want people with at least five years of newspaper experience.