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Check out the open volunteer roles below to see if you or someone you know who lives and/or goes to school in Sammamish may be a great fit.

Directions for  applying are within each job description.

 

Reporter

We are currently expanding our team and looking for reporters.

Reporters work closely to cover an assigned beat. They will work closely with an editor to develop story ideas, find sources to interview, conduct interviews, do research, and write captivating stories to be published.

The ideal candidate is someone who has good writing skills, a keen interest in journalism and newswriting, and is open to working with others to revise and refine their work. Above all, a successful candidate is one who is interested in meeting people and telling their stories.

To apply, please contact Lin Yang at linyang@sammamishindependent.com and submit the following items:

  • Contact Information: Full Name, phone number, email address, school and graduation year
  • Why you want to be a reporter for the Sammamish Independent (short answer, no more than 100 words)
  • A writing sample that represents your best journalistic or written work

 

Podcast producer

We are currently expanding and looking for new team members to join our podcast production team.

Podcast producers work closely as a team to plan, produce, record and edit Indy on Air podcast episodes.

They are responsible for developing story ideas, finding sources to interview, conducting interviews, doing research, and writing scripts. Opportunities are also available to participate in episodes on air.

The ideal candidate is someone who is not shy about speaking in public, knows how to ask good questions, has good writing skills and a keen interest in radio and broadcast journalism. Being a dependable team player is a must. Above all, a successful candidate is one who is interested in meeting people and telling their stories.

To apply, please contact Mehek Sathe at meheksathe@sammamishindependent.com and submit the following items:

  • Contact Information: Full Name, phone number, email address, school and graduation year
  • Why you want to be a podcast producer for Indy on Air (short answer, no more than 100 words)
  • A summary of any radio, broadcast, or sound editing work you have done before.
  • A writing or audio sample that represents your best journalistic or radio / audio work.