The Bloomfield Information Project seeks community members with backgrounds in writing or communications who want to serve Bloomfield residents by producing local news in the public interest.
The Bloomfield Information Project is dedicated to making our community more informed, engaged, and resilient. But we can’t do it alone. It takes a community. So we’re looking for capable and interested residents to lend a hand.
Our reporting assignments are stipended volunteer opportunities. They are ideal for Bloomfield residents who have some background in writing or communications but are looking for opportunities to work closely with an editor to develop their skills while serving their community. Entry-level experience is welcome.
Reporting stipends begin at $100 per story with a maximum of 600 words per assignment.
One assignment will take an estimated four to five hours and be completed in two to four weeks.
Reporters receive coaching and support to prepare questions, identify sources, conduct outreach, and interviews, and draft a news article responding to a local information need.
We strongly encourage Black, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Indigenous, or low-wealth residents to apply.
All of our reporting assignments are developed directly in response to info needs we’ve identified since we started our work in Bloomfield in 2019.