ITHACA, N.Y. — Thanks to continued support from Ithaca and Tompkins County community members, The Ithaca Voice is in a position to hire two part-time positions: a reporter and sales position.

The right person for the reporting job should be gritty, determined and have an insatiable curiosity. The right person for the sponsorship sales position should be somebody who likes to hustle and can be organized enough to handle multiple accounts.

Both people should be community oriented and familiar with the Ithaca or Tompkins County area.

We look forward to meeting people who aspire to be the newest members of our Voice family.

The job descriptions are posted below.


Position: Part-time crime, courts and general assignments reporter

Pay: $500 per month

Requirements: Experience preferred but willing to train the right person that’s passionate about hyper-local news and the community.

Job Description:

The Ithaca Voice is looking to hire an enthusiastic reporter to primarily cover crime and courts in Ithaca and Tompkins County. The right candidate should, above all, be enthusiastic about reporting news quickly, accurately and with context to larger issues at play.

The public safety beat will be the reporter’s main focus, but other opportunities will be available to cover government, dining and other happenings in the county.

While candidates with basic experience in news reporting or those studying journalism are preferred, we are willing to train the right person who may need more editorial guidance.

It’s also important that the reporter is able to mesh with the rest of our tight-knit staff and bring their own curiosity and voice to the table.

The position is part-time, and the way you spread shifts throughout the week is negotiable. We are willing to work with the schedules of students or those with other employment.

About The Ithaca Voice:

The Ithaca Voice was founded in 2014 as a response to steep nationwide declines in funding and staffing for local newsrooms. As a not-for-profit, The Ithaca Voice is both supported by and beholden to the local community, producing in-depth and timely journalism free of charge to the residents of Ithaca and Tompkins County.

Those interested in applying for the internship should send 3-5 writing samples, as well as 1-3 references, to Managing Editor Jolene Almendarez at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com. Please include a cover letter detailing why you are interested in the position.


Position: Sponsorship Sales

Summary: The Ithaca Voice seeks Sponsorship Salespeople to connect Ithaca businesses with our online audience of over 100,000 monthly readers. Form consultative relationships with local business owners and suggest the best sponsorship package to help them meet their marketing goals.

Expectations: Salespeople must represent The Ithaca Voice in a professional manner, and maintain factual consistency with our sales material. You should closely familiarize yourself with the different sections on our website, in order to suggest the best use of your clients’ sponsorship dollars.

Compensation: Earn commission on each sale. Sponsorship lasts for one month, so you will have the opportunity to build a base of clients that renew monthly.

About The Ithaca Voice: The Ithaca Voice was founded in 2014 as a response to steep nationwide declines in funding and staffing for local newsrooms. As a not-for-profit, The Ithaca Voice is both supported by and beholden to the local community, producing in-depth and timely journalism free of charge to the residents of Ithaca and Tompkins County.

How to apply: Those interested in applying should send a resume and 1-3 references, to Executive Director Mike Blaney at mblaney@ithacavoice.com. Please include a cover letter detailing why you are interested in the position. Sales experience is preferred but not necessary.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.