The Dagger breaks down the walls between Harford County news and our community of readers, but now it’s time for you to join us and contribute your unique talents as a contributor!
We’re looking for volunteers to help us out with everything from content generationfor the site to supporting our advertising and marketing efforts. Read on to find out how you can become part of The Dagger.
We’re looking for motivated, local individuals interested in covering Harford events, news and life. Journalism experience is highly valued, but not required. A willingness to develop, research, and report your stories is a must. The Dagger has openings for anyone interested in all the “hard news” beats such as courts, cops, and government, but also wants your feature submissions on any topic from restaurant reviews to cars to whatever interests you!
Nothing tells a story like a great photo, and we want your shots to illustrate happenings around the county. Shutterbugs can shoot art for news stories as assigned by Dagger editors, or strike out on their or your?own to create photo essays centered around whatever you like. Your pictures will be the images that show Harford to the world!
Conveying news involves more than just stories and photos, and a great news graphic can present information in a way nothing else can. We need a creative graphic designer to help create graphs, maps, charts, and other visual aids to help illustrate our stories, as well as work with our web team to develop the site’s overall appearance and design.
The Dagger is a thriving community of writers and readers, and it’s the job of our marketing and PR staff to get the word out about The Dagger and all that we do. These efforts will range from traditional press releases announcing major developments on the site to interacting with othermedia to boost coverage of the site itself. But most importantly, we emphasize a “guerilla marketing” approach by showing up at major county events such as festivals and gatherings to raise public awareness of our site, and be the face of The Dagger in reaching out to new readers.
The Daggeris actively selling advertising and site sponsorships, and wants you to be the person to reach out to local businesses, political candidates, and other interests to place their ads with us. The best part is that our advertising staff keeps an eye-popping portion of the commission on any ads they sell, and the ads practically sell themselves with one recent ad receiving over 250,000 views! Local businesses already seek to place ads with us, but a motivated individual will be a dynamic force in scooping up even more eager advertisers for the site.
If you’re interested in any of the above positions—or if you have your own idea about a way you can contribute to The Dagger’s continued success, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!