August 29, 2008
“Maryland Morning” with Sheilah Kast, at WYPR public radio in Baltimore has openings for a couple of production interns. The schedule is flexible, although we are looking for a commitment of 10 to 15 hours per week through the semester. Interns don’t need radio experience, but we expect them to have a basic grasp of news judgment, research standards and writing skills. We’re a daily morning interview show that focuses on public policy, history, literature and the arts in Maryland.
This is not a do-nothing internship. Our interns can be very involved in planning parts of our show, as well as researching, writing and editing some segments. The extent of their impact depends on how much of their time, energy and intellect they put into it.
There’s information about our interview show at www.marylandmorning.org
August 29, 2008
The Online News Association is going to be having a job fair on Thursday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C. Some of the recruiters that will be there include NPR, Gannett and Tribune Media Services.
The morning will start with short presentations from the recruiters about their companies and then interviews throughout the day.
ONA members can attend the job fair for free. Students can come for $25, while it’s $50 for professionals and others who are not ONA members. Students can also get greatly reduced rates to attend the entire conference, which runs through Sept. 13.
You can register for the Job Fair here.
August 22, 2008
WYPR public radio is looking for an intern who has skills in the area of audio and Web development. The station contact reports:
Our primary task is to develop unique content at WYPR.org. We are currently producing two monthly shows and working with Johns Hopkins Medicine on the production work for all of their podcasts. This is a unique internship offering exposure to the broadcast side at the radio station but working with the Interactive group. We would like someone that is willing to give 15 hours/week.
Ideally, we want an intern who can help with the following tasks:
- concept development (coming up with story ideas, conducting research)
- audio editing (Adobe Audition- wave file)
- interviewing (joining our full-time producer on interviews, perhaps conducting a few of their own)
- skills with recording equipment (recorder, mic placement etc.)
- editing (understanding of what it takes to take an audio project from start to finish)
- script writing
- content management (web development)
For more information or to submit an application, contact Kyle Leslie.
August 19, 2008
b is evolving, and it is looking for students to help its evolution. From Anne Tallent, Editor:
We want to provide academic internship opportunities for students in and across specialties: news writing, sports, entertainment/pop culture, copy editing, design, graphics, photography, video, Web design and more. Our atmosphere is fun, but we still provide clear, articulate guidance.
In addition, we’re looking for campus stringers who can share campus news briefs, sports updates and photos. Students would be compensated and have their bylines/credit lines appear in b.
TU grad Matt Vensel has been a great addition to our staff, and so we’re looking to Towson for more fresh talent. I’d be happy to provide more details. Students can reach me at email@example.com.
August 11, 2008
USA TODAY LIVE is now accepting applications from students interested in interning during the Fall 2008 semester. Positions are available at the McLean, Va., headquarters as well as our New York City bureau. Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter and demo reel (if available) to Jamie Smith. See contact information and description below.
USA TODAY LIVE
7950 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22108
Description of intern assignments:
Intern tasks vary from day to day. Opportunities include marketing, writing for TV, research, setting up interviews, logging, archiving and requesting video, making phone calls, copies and sending packages.
The intern will gain a basic understanding of all roles required to produce and deliver television shows based on the newspaper content. Our staff will assign tasks and projects on a daily or weekly basis.
· Strong writing and research skills
· Effective written and verbal communication
· Good attitude with the desire and ability to learn quickly.
· To learn the different elements involved in producing national broadcast products for air.
· To learn and contribute to the ways multi-media convergence can evolve and grow at the Nation’s newspaper.
The trainee will gain a solid understanding of how television is produced and delivered and how different platforms add dimension to the stories being told. The trainee will learn about writing for television and how to visualize and produce a complete broadcast quality product.
Hands-on training with regular feedback helps one to understand the demands of the job within the actual fast-paced, deadline oriented work environment. It will hone decision-making skills and news judgment.
This is an unpaid internship for academic credit. You will be asked to provide documentation from your university showing that you will receive academic credit for successful completion of this internship. The work schedule is flexible.
August 10, 2008
National Journal Group, Washington’s leading online and print publisher of news and information on politics and policy, seeks ambitious, entrepreneurial individuals to join its ranks. NationalJournal.com is depended on by the people running the country for the most insightful political analysis and latest news from the Hill.
NationalJournal.com is currently accepting resumes for our fall interns to start ASAP. Interns will contribute to National Journal’s Earlybird, a daily news summary read regularly by Washington insiders, as well as create multimedia projects that complement our reporting. Prospective interns should be current students looking to earn course credit.
Interested candidates should have an interest in politics. Experience with audio and/or video editing, familiarity with Soundslides, and experience using a content management system to update blogs and related content are pluses.
All candidates must have:
- Basic HTML skills
- Ongoing education in journalism
- Willingness to start workday as early as 6 a.m.
- Knowledge of AP style
To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume and related links or clips to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Insert the phrase “Online Intern” in the subject line.
National Journal Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
August 7, 2008
William R. Burns, a 1998 Towson Mass Comm graduate, is now the Director of Communications for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce in Annapolis.
Burns formerly was a staff writer for Sergeants magazine, a publication of the Air Force Sergeants Association.
He can be reached by email at email@example.com.
August 6, 2008
Baltimoresun.com is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of News Producer. Strong editing skills are a must. Sound news judgment, experience working in an online editorial environment and knowledge of the Baltimore-area are preferred.
Key components of this job include:
· Organizing and updating the home page and other areas of the site
· Editing news stories and posting them to the site
· Producing multimedia to enhance news coverage
· Contributing to online editorial projects
This position requires a background in editing or reporting and knowledge of HTML and PhotoShop. An ideal candidate will have 2 to 3 years of editing experience. Experience with Flash and maps mashups is a plus.
If you’re a journalist looking to work in a challenging, innovative environment, please send a cover letter, resume and at least two writing samples to:
Baltimoresun.com, c/o Dave Alexander 2 Hamill Rd., Suite 200 Baltimore, MD 21210
No phone calls please.
Ad expires September 10, 2008.
August 6, 2008
The Gazette, publisher of award-winning community weekly newspapers in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, is expanding its online coverage. We are seeking a web editor/designer for primarily weekend and evening posting duties.
Main responsibilities include copy editing, arranging and uploading stories and multimedia on multiple pages, some light coding and rewriting headlines. On occasion, this editor will help report and write breaking news stories and edit still and video images to accompany stories.
Applicants must have a track record that demonstrates the ability to work independently under deadline pressure, and have proficiency with Quark, basic HTML and Photoshop. A working knowledge of Flash, RSS and other web technology is a plus. Must be able to cover non-traditional hours and adjust schedule to meet demands of shifting news cycles.
Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Jessica Loder, Internet Content Coordinator, The Gazette, 13501 Virginia Manor Road, Laurel, MD 20707. By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls, please.
The Gazette offers a competitive package of benefits, including health and dental insurance, paid vacation and holidays, tuition reimbursement and a 401(k) plan. EOE.
Ad expires September 8, 2008.
August 6, 2008
Sister 2 Sister magazine in Takoma Park, Md., has an immediate need for a creative, detail-oriented, organized graphic designer with print publication experience and an eye for typography to create dynamic editorial pages for our monthly entertainment and lifestyle magazine. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to meet deadlines. Position responsibilities include:
-Scanning and color correcting photos
-Creating design concepts for promotional materials
Candidates should have strong skills in Quark XPress, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. Previous experience designing consumer magazines a big plus, but other design experience will be considered.
Sister 2 Sister is a national monthly magazine that takes its readers into the lives of African-American movie, music and sports stars. Only S2S gives it to ya straight, no chaser.