The Dallas Observer: You built that. Or you can, anyway, if one of the following opportunities suits you.
Clubs Editor The clubs editor researches, reports, writes and maintains the Observer's clubs and concert listings, helping ensure that our newspaper and web site offer the city's most comprehensive, liveliest and most battle-tested nightlife guide.
This is a part-time (32 hours per week), hourly wage position, with no benefits. Successful candidates will have a working knowledge of the local nightlife scene; a proven ability to produce lively, clean and accurate copy; and a can-do attitude. As in, "Hey, can you go down to that new bar and check it out on the company dime?" "Yeah, boss, I can do that!"
Interested candidates should send an introductory email, resume and their three best writing samples to Joe Tone, editor, at email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
Contributing Writer We're also looking for a contributing freelance writer to produce coverage of the local arts and culture scene, as well as other areas. Successful candidates will have a proven ability to identify and craft interesting profiles, event previews, interviews and other stories, along with an interest in writing about the following areas: visual art, film, comedy, theater, music, food, pop culture, and so on. Ideally this freelancer will also have the opportunity to produce long-form stories for the newspaper.
This is a freelance position, paid by assignment. The ideal candidate will be able to contribute 10-20 items per week. Send an introductory email, resume and your three best writing samples to Joe Tone, editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.