Do you get excited over a municipal government meeting? Are you nosy about what’s going on with your neighbors? Do you like to write? Are you interested in what happens in your hometown? If so, I want to talk to you.

 The Charlotte News is looking for freelance writers and columnists to cover local news and events on assignment.

Our goal over the next three years is to become recognized as the best community newspaper in the state. To do that, we need to hire more writers—including interns—and assign them to find and cover a wider range of local news and events.

Journalism experience isn’t necessary, but good writing instincts, a willingness to learn and a curious mindset are.

If you’re interested, please send me an email along with a writing sample. If you don’t have a relevant writing sample, write one. Write a sample news story, 750 words or less, and send it in.

I look forward to hearing from you.