About

Welcome to the Park Slope Reader, the only publication that is locally owned and operated.

Park Slope and the adjoining communities around Prospect Park are unique in the New York City landscape — one that has its own identity and that deserves it’s own voice. That’s why we began the Reader a few years ago. Our intention is to foster greater awareness about these dynamic neighborhoods through editorial and advertising. We intend to bring our streets to life on our pages, highlighting its people and businesses; the writers, artists, merchants, organizations and individuals who live and work among us. We report on events and issues that are important to us all. We publish quarterly (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall). Fifteen thousand copies are distributed and redistributed in many of the local restaurants and shops every week.

For information on promoting your business in our publication, and making the Reader available to your clients, go to Advertising for more information.


Employment Opportunities

Editorial Intern

We’re looking for an intern to support the editors of Park Slope Reader. We offer a fun and friendly work environment. The position provides ample opportunities to attend local events and publish short-form articles.

Specific Duties will include:

  • Managing social media accounts.
  • Light administrative tasks.
  • Copyediting and proofreading articles.
  • Assisting in the development, researching, and writing of online articles- specifically our “New Wave” column.

Qualifications:

  • Areas of interest in writing should include food, humor, local politics, or health.
  • Familiarity with Park Slope a huge plus!
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Strong internet research skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team.
  • Familiarity with Mac and WordPress a plus!
  • A sense of humor.

Hours :
We offer a flexible schedule, but would love someone who can commit to about 8-10 hours a week. The position will last for three months with the opportunity to extend.

Compensation:
Unpaid, travel stipend.

Application Process:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to jobs[at]psreader.com with the subject line Park Slope Reader Intern.

 

Freelance Writer

We’re always looking for a professional writers to contribute regular content. Help us find and share all the stories that make up our neighborhood from Prospect Heights to Gowanus to Windsor Terrace. Profile the people who are making things happen, review the newest restaurants in town, keep us informed on local politics and school issues. What are the trends? What’s new in Prospect Park? Be a part of a unique community resource. Please respond with a resume and writing sample and areas of interest.

 

Compensation:
$50-75/article

Application Process:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to jobs[at]psreader.com with the subject line Freelance Writer.

 

Freelance Photographer

The Park Slope Reader is looking for local photographers to contribute their talent to our community magazine. Whether you are just beginning or want to get back into your craft, The Reader offers you the opportunity to create strong, unique images that we pair with our engaging, locally-focused editorial content.

Contribute regularly or when you can, we are very flexible.
Please reply with a cover letter and links to your work.

Compensation:
$10/published shot

Application Process:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to jobs[at]psreader.com with the subject line Freelance Photographer.