Community Journalism Opportunities

The Wanderer is actively seeking community journalists, student writers, and experienced photographers to join our team delivering news and stories of interest from Mattapoisett, Marion, and Rochester to the Tri-Town area.

As a community news correspondent, you will spend time attending the various meetings of a variety of town boards and committees, taking notes during these meetings, and writing a story about the meeting. Stories may require follow-up information gathering, fact checking, and further interviews.

Community journalism also includes attending some of the many activities, events, and fine arts performances in the three towns for stories, as well as putting together stories from interviews with the fascinating people in your neighborhood who are doing interesting things that the public should know about.

Do you know a high school student who enjoys writing and has a nose for news? Our student correspondents deliver the readers the scoop on what is happening at Old Rochester Regional High School, and we are also looking to add an Old Colony student correspondent to The Wanderer.

Photographers are often assigned weekend events to cover and may, at times, be required to gather names of subjects in the photos.

Writing experience is preferred, but not required. Photographers should be experienced and ready to use their own equipment. You should have your own transportation and be available for evening meetings. Accuracy is important, as well as a firm grasp of the English language and grammar. Pay is negotiable and could increase with experience.

If interested, or if you would like to hear more about the community journalist positions, student correspondent positions, or the photographer position, please email a letter of interest to News Editor Jean Perry at or call 508-758-9055.


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