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Writers wanted for local news 


Atascadero-Daily-News-2Access Publishing and the A-Town and Paso Robles Daily News are looking for local writers who would like to write news and press releases and be published in this newspaper. Here are examples of articles sought:

  • Breaking news
  • Local features on people and places
  • Current event coverage
  • Sports coverage
  • Business news
  • Reports from political meetings
  • Stories not being covered anywhere else.
  • Editorials and opinions


If a candidate writes well, no previous experience is needed. “Just start with the most important facts first and move down to less important ones,” says publisher Scott Brennan. “Be sure you have covered the who, what, where, when and why. Include contact information for any person or company mentioned or quoted, so we may confirm with them.”

Desired stories are typically at least 400 words and need to include a photo. The company strives to follow Associated Press style guidelines in writing. Contributed stories need to be 100-percent original and cannot be copied from press releases or online content.

This website is a community effort with more than a dozen current contributors and a reporter/editor. “Come join our team,” Brennan says. “Our goal is to be the most comprehensive online Atascadero newspaper with breaking news, events, politics, crime, sports, wine, regional, and business reports.” Writers are paid per article.

Full and part-time writing positions may also be available

To apply for an assignment or position, please reply with the following:

  • Your name
  • Your local phone number
  • Summary of your experience
  • Resume, if applying for position
  • Links to your writing, if any
  • Suggest a couple of story ideas


Email editor Skye Pratt to apply and request more information,

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About the author: News Staff

News staff of the A-Town Daily News wrote and edited this article from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on , Twitter, LinkedIn, or follow his blog. He can be reached at

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