Hometown Weekly is looking for a local writer

May 20, 2022

Posted by Margarita Sanabria

Hometown Weekly, an independent community newspaper covering Medfield, Dover, Sherborn, Walpole, Westwood and Needham is seeking its next reporter. You will be responsible for covering and writing about the extremely diverse events, people, places and things that one might find in a small town.


The Hometown Weekly for all your latest local news and updates! 25 Years of Delivering Your Hometown News! Serving the regions of ‎Medfield, ‎Walpole, ‎Westwood, ‎Needham, Massachusetts.


Collaborating closely with the managing editor, you will work diligently to tell the stories of Hometown Weekly’s communities. On a weekly basis, you will be responsible for submitting four to six assigned stories of 350+ words, plus multiple quality, high-resolution photographs. Hours are dependent upon coverage schedules, and will vary week to week. This position will not work for somebody with an existing full-time job, as covering daytime and afternoon events is a major part of the gig.

The job might be perfect for a local freelance writer looking for consistent weekly assignments.

It might also be ideal for a local recent college graduate with impeccable writing skills, a winning personality, ample curiosity, and something to prove. If you’re looking for on-the-job experience as a writer, it doesn’t get much better than this. There is no hoop-jumping or coffee-getting here. There are no corporate ladders to climb. There is only writing/reporting, and plenty of it.

Please note that this job revolves around attending events in Hometown Weekly’s coverage area. As such, candidates located outside a reasonable radius of our Medfield office will not be considered.


  • Bachelor’s (Required)
  • Driver’s License (Required)


  • Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples to apply. Submissions without a cover letter or writing samples will not be considered.


  • $300 a week/ Part-time


For more information, visit their website.

Apply here.

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