First Nation’s Focus to hire paid writers, photographers
RENO, Nev. — First Nation’s Focus is seeking members of Northern Nevada-area American Indian tribes and reservations who are interested in being paid to write stories and/or take photographs for publication online and in print.
The mission of First Nation’s Focus is to help serve tribes and reservations across Nevada and in California’s Eastern Sierra and to teach all about the true essence and traditionalism of American Indian culture.
First Nation’s Focus concentrates on regional and state tribal news, as well as tribal news in the world around us, in addition to a strong focus on content relative to American Indian culture and history.
One of the best ways we can accomplish our goal is for tribal members and American Indian residents to be the lead voice behind First Nation’s Focus — in other words, we want Native writers and photographers to interview Native residents and public figures to tell stories — “for our Native residents, by our Native residents.”
We have limited freelance options for content; pay depends on experience and difficulty of work.
While writers and photographers with journalism experience are preferred, it’s not a requirement.
If you are interested in learning more, please email First Nation’s Focus Content Coordinator Kevin MacMillan at email@example.com with a copy of your resume, a cover letter and samples of work.
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