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Burnt Orange Report Wants You!

Do you love progressive politics and want to play a role in promoting efforts to Turn Texas Blue? Do you want to help elect more and better Democrats? Do you love to write, research, or Tweet about politics? Then apply to join the team at Burnt Orange Report!

Founded in 2003, BOR is the most widely read progressive blog in Texas, and one of the biggest progressive state-level blogs in the country. Staff members have gone on to work in the Legislature, manage political campaigns, and make an impact across Texas. Any and all interested individuals are encouraged to apply.

Full details below the jump.

Staff Writers Wanted

BOR is looking to add staff writers to our team of bloggers focused on the following specific areas:

* Elections (Congressional, legislative, local)
* Immigration
* Women's health and reproductive justice

The ideal candidate is a strong writer, has a basic knowledge of HTML or is willing to learn, has strong time management skills, and possesses a genuine passion for Democratic politics. Writers with past campaign experience are welcome. Writers are paid based on output and traffic. For more information, see "How To Apply" below.

Digital Media and Marketing Intern Wanted

BOR is looking for an intern to run social media programs promoting BOR content on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr. Additionally, this person will help prepare materials and promote BOR to potential advertisers and advertising agencies to increase revenue. This is an internship with substantial responsibility, and is a great way to gain solid experience in digital media.

The ideal candidate will have experience with at least three of the aforementioned platforms, and have the drive to increase BOR's presence on all four. Feel free to include samples of past digital work in your application.

Position requires 10 hours a week in the office, 5 hours a week independently. Monthly stipend is competitive.

Research and Operations Intern Wanted

BOR is looking for an intern to conduct research on an array of topics, from legislative voting records to election returns to campaign donations. This person will also assist in tracking internal BOR data and support a wide array of BOR projects. If you are interested in gaining skills to work in opposition research or operations, this is a great opportunity to gain real hands-on experience.

The ideal candidate will be extremely detail-oriented, self-motivated, and curious almost to a fault. OCD spreadsheet formatters welcome. Feel free to send an example of your extreme attention to detail in your application.

Position requires 10 hours a week in the office, 5 hours a week independently. Monthly stipend is competitive.

How To Apply

Send a resume, cover letter, two writing samples (totaling no more than 3000 words), and three professional / political references to katherine (at) with APPLICATION in the subject line.

Deadline to apply: June 18th

Questions, comments? Contact Katherine Haenschen, Editor in Chief, at katherine (at)!

Originally posted to kath25 on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 10:16 AM PDT.

Also republished by TexKos-Messing with Texas with Nothing but Love for Texans and Houston Area Kossacks.

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