April 14, 2009
During his final semester at Towson, May 2009 graduate Jeff Koslofsky took on an internship at The Washington Post’s LoudounExtra.com. The site is one of the premier hyperlocal news sites in existence, and Jeff found the chance to intern there a wonderful experience. Jeff used audio and video recorders, still cameras and his trusty notebook to cover a wide range of stories for the site. You can view an archive of his work here.
April 3, 2009
Disaster News Network in Columbia, Md., is seeking paid interns. This is a terrific opportunity for a college senior or graduate student with strong telephone interview skills. Disaster News Network is a respected 24/7 online news service has an immediate opening for an engaging writer with a passion for reporting and a photojournalist’s eye. The turnarounds are demanding but not deadly. The real rewards, however, are in the subject matter. This is news about people in trouble and those who respond.
Disaster News Network is into its second decade of online journalism.You’ll cover the country from the Baltimore/Washington metro area and conduct interviews by phone and in the field. When the story is a big one, you may have the opportunity for out of town travel. Real talent and desire are more important here than experience. You can expect hands-on management from an experienced news team while you stretch your skills to new levels.
To be considered for this opening, you’ll need to be a senior or graduate student in journalism or communications, and have some previous professional experience on a daily newspaper or news service (solid college daily experience acceptable). Radio and/TV news experience is a big plus. Curiosity, persistence, and excellent interpersonal skills are required. Pay is a stipend (up to $1,000 per month) plus expenses.
For the right candidate this could lead to a regular full-time position. Send your resume and at least five online examples of your work to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
April 2, 2009
The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2008 revenues of $2.9 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 16 other daily Newspapers, WQXR-FM and more than 50 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com. The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.
Academic Internships, Summer 2009.
The New York Times invites ambitious, motivated graduate or undergraduate students in journalism to apply for summer-long unpaid internships in our two new community journalism Web sites: The Local, serving Fort Greene-Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, and Maplewood, South Orange and Millburn, N.J.
Working alongside our reporters and editor, students can expect to propose and contribute posts, attend local government meetings, take photos and audio and video feeds, help with the production of the Web site, and collect information from local citizen journalists.
To be eligible, students must be enrolled for the summer semester and provide letters from their colleges or universities stating that they are receiving academic credit for the internship. They must also provide the contact information for the professor or academic professional responsible for monitoring internships.
Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated interest in online journalism, including previous internships on websites or daily papers. Writing and web production skills, entrepreneurial instincts, people skills, and, in the case of the Essex County blog, access to a car, would be pluses. Candidates need not be majoring in journalism or communications, provided they have this experience and the published or online clips, which should show range: breaking news, features and news analysis.
To apply, students must submit a letter of interest along with a resume, two letters of recommendation from their professors, six newspaper and/or online clips, and a written statement outlining what they hope to learn from the internship.
Location: Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange, NJ or Brooklyn, NY.
Hours: Up to 20 hours a week; days flexible.
Salary: Unpaid; must receive academic credit.
Required for application: Application form, resume, two letters of recommendation, six published or posted clips, statement of goals. (A letter from the institution stating you are receiving academic credit will be required once interns are chosen.)
Deadline for submission Friday, April 24 Internship start date: Week of June 1, 2009
Nancy Sharkey, Senior Editor - Recruiting 620 Eighth Avenue New York, N.Y. 10018 email@example.com
JOB REQUIREMENTS: The New York Times Company is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, or any other protected characteristic. The New York Times Company is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.
To apply for this position, please copy and paste the following link into your browser address bar: http://nytimes.contacthr.com/12997563.
Internship posting courtesy of www.journalismjobs.com.
April 2, 2009
The Gazette, publisher of award-winning community weeklies in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., is seeking an experienced arts and entertainment writer to preview local music, visual arts, humanities and theater programs and events.
The writer will be responsible for submitting at least five stories a week for print and online on assigned topics and arranging for art and multimedia elements, including video for our Web site.
The writer must be able to write longer, more complex stories that require research, independent investigation and in-depth interviews. In addition, the skill to rapidly turnaround reviews and breaking arts news will be necessary as we move more deeply into “mobile journalism.” Some evening and weekend work is required.
Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism or communications, and have strong writing and reporting skills and at least two years of experience in the field.
The Gazette offers a competitive package of benefits, including health insurance plans, tuition reimbursement and vacation-personal days.
Send clips and salary requirements to Ellyn Wexler, The Gazette, 9030 Comprint Court, Gaithersburg 20877 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls, please. EOE.
Job posting courtesy of www.journalismjobs.com.