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Coming Next Month: ARLive Startup Smackdown

by ARLnow.com | June 30, 2014 at 1:50 pm | 502 views | No Comments

ARLive Startup Smackdown logoUnleash your inner venture capitalist by “investing” in Arlington-based startups while sipping drinks and networking with local business, tech and government leaders.

Crystal City BID, in association with ARLnow.com, ClickDisruption Corp, The Falcon Lab and Grade A Marketing, will be hosting the ARLive Startup Smackdown on Tuesday, July 22 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Held at the Crystal Tech Fund (2231 Crystal Drive) space in Crystal City, the event will arm attendees with Monopoly money and invite them to check out more than a dozen local startups. Attendees can invest the faux funds in their favorite startups, and the company with the most fake money at the end wins lunch with venture capitalist and Crystal Tech Fund founder Paul Singh.

For those attending, there’s no need to bring real cash — we’ll provide all the food and drink you need. Just bring business cards and network as much or as little as you want.

Tickets for the event are just $15 through July 11 and $20 thereafter.

Local startups interested in participating should contact Meghan McMahon at meghan@lnnllc.com.

Help Wanted: Reporter/Editor for New D.C. Publication

by ARLnow.com | June 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm | 1,786 views | No Comments

The U.S. Capitol building, as seen through a telescope from the rooftop of a Ballston apartment building (courtesy Andrew Clegg)Local News Now LLC — the publisher of ARLnow.com, BethesdaNow.com and RestonNow.com — is seeking a founding editor for a new local news website that will cover a dynamic, diverse and civically engaged neighborhood in the District of Columbia.

Candidates should have a nose for scoops, a drive for breaking news and a passion for local reporting. Having lived or worked in the District is a major plus.

You’ll report on everything from business openings to development to crime to local Advisory Neighborhood Commission meetings. You will be the go-to source for “hyperlocal” news and information around the community. Expect to give presentations to neighborhood groups and to make an occasional TV or radio appearance to discuss your stories.

This is not an entry-level position. We require a minimum two (2) years of local news reporting experience and a demonstrated ability to write clean, engaging copy on tight deadlines without outside editing.

You must demonstrate an ability to quickly and accurately report on crimes, fires and other breaking news in the field. You will have a freelance budget, so leadership and copy editing abilities will be important.

Photography and photo editing skills are a must — the internet is a visual medium and your articles should include compelling visual elements. Familiarity with social media is required. Familiarity with police band scanners, Google Apps and WordPress is desired.

Compensation for this full-time position is competitive. Benefits will be provided, as will a computer, camera and other equipment. We believe in work-life balance and in a five-day work week — you will not be asked to work nights or weekends except in the event of breaking news or an especially important neighborhood meeting or event.

We are a small but growing company and we anticipate there to be career advancement opportunities down the line.

To apply, please send a short cover letter in the body of your email (to office@arlnow.com) explaining why you’re interested in this position and why you’re the right person for the job. Attach a resume and one or two representative writing samples that have not been edited by anyone other than you.

Photo courtesy Andrew Clegg

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