Gawker Needs a Gumshoe, Bring Vest With Lots of Pockets

This just came across the NYU J-School job transom. Gawker is looking for a freelance reporter to help work on a story in southern California. This isn’t going to involve walking around writing checks all day. It’s going to be an old-fashioned stakeout! Photography experience a plus. Is Gawker getting into the paparazzi business?

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From: Pamela Noel <pamela.noel@nyu.edu>
Date: Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 11:43 AM
Subject: Gawker Seeks Freelance Reporter/Photog for California Assignment
To: Journalism Grad Student Discussion <grad-journal-discuss@lists.nyu.edu>

NYC-based Gawker Media is looking for a bright, clever freelance reporter for an assignment in the Palm Desert area. This job will include some real, on-the-ground reporting experience and an opportunity to help break a big story for Hollywood and entertainment industry insiders.

 We’re looking for someone who’s fearless, creative, and has a penchant for tough reporting. This is NOT a writing gig, but we need someone who is eager to spend a day tracking people down, analyzing clues, and bunkering down for an old-fashioned stakeout. Candidates with photography and previous reporting experience are preferred.

 Gawker will pay a day rate and reimburse for any expenses. To apply, please contact Sergio Hernandez.

Gawker Needs a Gumshoe, Bring Vest With Lots of Pockets