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Reporting Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

Evansville

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  • You must be a degree-seeking journalism student with strong writing, reporting, organizational, and technical skills. Critical thinking, flexibility, and ability to work under pressure required. Exceptional communication skills and proficiency in MS Office also essential. Valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and ability to pass background check, motor vehicle record check & drug screen are necessary.
  • You will handle daily news assignments, interview sources, research stories, report accurately, help with multimedia production, travel for coverage, and pitch story ideas.

Off-cycle Internship

Media & JournalismEvansville

Description

  • The Evansville Courier & Press, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a part-time Intern. This collegiate journalist will help with coverage of breaking news, general assignments and special efforts.  
  • This paid part-time internship program gives college students an opportunity to work in a newsroom environment over 10 weeks. 
  • We’re seeking students who are looking for a professional-level experience and have the initiative, skills and judgment to excel. 
  • The program will include extensive one-on-one coaching and mentoring, but students are expected to handle stories independently and effectively in a deadline-driven environment.  
  • This role could include day and nighttime hours in the newsroom depending on the newsroom’s needs and your schedule.  

Requirements

  • Degree-seeking student currently enrolled in a journalism program (or similar) at a college or university. Students must have completed at least one year of college. 
  • Strong command of AP writing, spelling, grammar and style. 
  • Reporting skills. 
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and flexible. 
  • Open to new ideas, new experiences and learning on the job. 
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills. 
  • Technical skills (will vary depending on the assignment). 
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Experience performing a wide variety of tasks under deadline pressure. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization. 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required. 
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check, motor vehicle record check & drug screen.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Media & Journalism

Responsibilities

  • Handle daily assignments that may include breaking news reporting, writing, copy editing, online production assignments, social media, research, database work, investigative work, audio and video editing and visual journalism.
  • Identify and interview news sources.
  • Travel as needed for news coverage, sometimes on short notice.
  • Research stories using reliable sources.
  • Quickly and accurately report for publication.
  • Help in the production of photographs and graphics to support stories.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions and pitch story ideas. 

Application process

  • We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:
  • Your resume – one to two pages.
  • A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  • Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.
  • It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Location

Evansville