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  • James Townsend

Portland Beacon is seeking candidates to add to our contributor team

The Portland Beacon is seeking part-time paid contributors to write for our local news website. These contributors are paid on a per piece basis and the quantity of assignments can and will vary from month to month. We can normally be flexible with deadlines.

Professional writing experience is not required, but the ability to clearly present factual information in written format is critical.

The mission of The Portland Beacon is to brief the residents of Portland, Michigan, about the current affairs of this community, by serving as a fair, accurate and transparent information source. Our goal is to serve as a steward of the community by educating citizens so as to encourage a more engaged and vibrant community.

We place priority on creating original local content and seek to be non-partisan.

We began operations in August of 2017 to serve as a local news source for Portland, Michigan, and neighboring communities. This independent hyperlocal online only news service was created largely in response to a lack of local news coverage that the community was getting from established print publications. We cover local news and events featuring the people, schools, government officials, non-profits and businesses that call Portland home.

For more information or to express your interest, please email Jim Townsend at

Disclaimer: Ownership of The Portland Beacon controls all content on its site. While we value and solicit submissions, not all submissions will be posted. Management can and will decline posting content that it feels is in any way not in line with the goals of The Portland Beacon.

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