The Jersey City Independent is looking for people to join our team!

The Jersey City Independent is looking for people to join our team! We have two paid part time writing positions available. The two areas of coverage include community news & events and politics.

Candidates must be a resident of Jersey City, have a strong drive to cover local news, general knowledge about current issues happening in the different neighborhoods of Jersey City, and want to be a go to voice for the local community. Must also have strong writing and interview skills (able to provide timely content, informed commentary, insightful analysis, and good interpretation on local issues), know how to conduct article research and fact check, be proficient in using wordpress, social media sites and email campaigns, have the ability to meet deadlines and take direction well, and should be detail oriented, organized, self motivated, creative, and resourceful.

If this sounds like you send your resume, 2 to 3 writing samples (or link to your work online), plus a brief summary of why you would like to work with us.

Email information to Catherine Hecht at checht(at)

Catherine Hecht

is the owner of Harmony Media, NJ, the publisher of Jersey City Independent and blogs about urban gardening at dig a path. She's lived in Jersey City since 1999 and resides in the Heights section with her wife Beth Achenbach, they were the first couple to file as legal domestic partners in Jersey City. Cat has over 10 years experience in communications, marketing and publishing, she's studied anthropology, art history, woman & gender studies, botany, ethnobotany, and herbology and she is a graduate of the Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy. She is also is a community activist, registered voter, gay rights activist, art lover, gardener, environmentalist, and an animal advocate.