Contract Gigs with the Mississippi Free Press

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Seeking Contract Reporters and Editors for Grant-Funded Projects

Summer 2023

The Mississippi Journalism and Education Group and the Mississippi Free Press are seeking talented, passionate reporters and editors to assist with several immediate and medium-term grant-funded projects, ranging from systemic storytelling and coverage in the Jackson area, to education equity pieces, to statewide voting-system coverage. Specific needed skills include narrative writing and reporting, data journalism and/or videography for journalists; and good copy-editing, ability to direct and edit narrative storytelling (or desire to learn fast), and impeccable planning and project-management skills for editors. 

Project pay is dependent on experience and how much project work individual candidates are willing and available to take on. 

If you’re interested, please email Editor & CEO Donna Ladd at [email protected] today to start a conversation!

The Mississippi Journalism and Education Group does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status in any area of its operations.