Attention girls 16-20!

What's your passion? What turns you on, drives you crazy, makes you wonder, makes you unique? Maybe it's a cause, a person, a band, or a team. Maybe you dig politics or pottery or music or animals. We want to give you the opportunity to share your stories.

Are you an outspoken girl with a passion for telling stories, an ability

to spot and analyze local trends, and a distinctive voice? Think you can write? Direct and produce? Be a Web-guru, reporter, and cinematographer all at once?

If your answer to all of the above is "yes!" then we are very interested in you.

Our name is OXYGEN MEDIA, and we're a new cable channel and Internet company looking to breathe some life into television and the Internet by producing fun, original, intelligent shows targeted mostly at women aged 16-40. We're already online and starting February 2000, we'll be all over the TV airwaves reaching more than 10 million homes across America. Although there's a decent chance you haven't heard of us yet, we've created a huge buzz in the entertainment world, and expectations are high, mostly because the companies and people behind OXYGEN are totally powerful! Just to name a few....Oprah Winfrey, ABC, America Online, and Carsey-Werner-Mandabach (creators of The Cosby Show, Roseanne, Third Rock from the Sun, and That 70's Show.)

Okay, back to the part where you come in: we need 20 young reporters for our reality-based programming for young women. It'll be on every day from 4 to 6 and on the Internet 24/7. Consider yourself a resident expert, sleuth, and consultant for Oxygen viewers. We want you to find out what's happening in your neck of the woods, not just in high school or college but in your community and share it with the world.

It works like this: We send you the Digicam so you can shoot your stories and send the footage back to us. You can also write stories for the Web, run a message board, or host a chat. It's that simple. And sometimes, we'll send you on cool assignments. It can be anything from going backstage at a concert to interview Lauryn Hill to telling the story of a 17-year-old runaway. Remember, we want compelling story-tellers who aren't afraid of asking tough questions, meeting people, having new experiences and sharing them with the world.

If you are interested, if you think you have what it takes, fill out the attached application and mail it to POV-J Search, c/o Oxygen Media, 448 West 16th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10011.

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