We’re Hiring: Help Us Find the Perfect Writer to Cover Long Beach

There are four complaints that I receive regularly about Streetsblog coverage.  They are, in order:

1) We “write about bikes” too much.
2) We “don’t write about bikes” enough.
3) We “don’t write about Long Beach” enough.
4) We write about Long Beach too much.

Well, in an announcement that is sure to please half of our complainers, we’re looking for a part-time freelance writer to provide regular coverage of The L.B.  If you think you’re the perfect person for the job, you can read all about it on the Streetsblog Jobs Board or after the jump:

Los Angeles Streetsblog is hiring a writer to cover transportation and livability issues in the city of Long Beach. The winning applicant will have a knowledge of progressive urban planning and transportation policy as well as a familiarity with Long Beach city government. Stories can cover new transportation projects, political and community leaders in the area, transit oriented development, open space and parks and other issues that impact the public health and access to public space – all specific to the city of Long Beach.

The position is a freelance contractor, publishing at least once a week. Funding is secure until the end of the calendar year.

We hope expand the position into a full-time position in 2013, pending our fundraising successes, and applicants will have a leg-up if they are willing and/or able to help plan fundraising events, identify and solicit advertisers, and meet with major funders.  But at this point, we’re only looking for a part-time writer to cover Long Beach in August through December.

Anyone interested in the position should contact Damien Newton at damien@streetsblog.org.  All applications should include a letter of interest and two writing samples.  Applications are due by the Close of Business on July 10..