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Internship

• Starts Jun 2

Underserved Communities Internship Program: Page Editor

🚀 Summer Internship
💻 Remote

AI generated summary

  • You need strong communication skills, news judgment, ability to work independently under deadline, and discerning news value to edit and package content effectively.
  • You will edit headlines and wire content for multiple Gannett newspapers, ensuring accuracy and engaging quality. Trim and select content, proofread, and adhere to journalistic principles and style guides.

Summer Internship

Media & Journalism

Description

  • This internship is for individuals of diverse backgrounds who represent communities that are historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality and have not achieved full participation in all aspects of our society, and whose contributions and diverse perspectives are essential to the economic wellbeing health and security of our communities. Current students must be able to manage a full-time internship. 

Requirements

  • Some experience at a weekly or daily newspaper (may include student publications) writing headlines, editing and/or selecting wire content in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Good communication skills, solid news judgment and importance of story play on pages a must.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and with people especially under deadline. 
  • Must be express thoughts clearly and accurately in headlines and other display content.
  • Must organize and package numerous elements, resolve production issues and communicate effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to resolve any concerns and make decisions on stories independently.
  • Must be able to discern the news value of stories, including using market information provided by individual newsrooms.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Media & Journalism

Responsibilities

  • Produces high-quality content working closely with multiple Gannett newspapers.
  • Demonstrates command of headline writing techniques to produce engaging, error-free work.
  • Employs journalistic principles as well as site-specific documentation to determine importance when selecting wire content to be used in Gannett newspapers.
  • Ensures fairness in words and tone for headlines, breakouts, promotional type and captions for print.
  • Works with minimal supervision to write sophisticated headlines and other display type on content as assigned.
  • Trims stories to fit the designated space.
  • Selects appropriate wire content and edits that content into templates as needed.
  • Utilizes CUE system best-practice workflow to avoid story repetitions.
  • Proofreads display type and tracks jumps, correcting errors in own work as well as work of others, as needed.
  • Corrects errors in spelling and grammar, but also makes suggestions to improve unclear ideas.
  • Edits display type to Network and AP style.
  • Performs other duties as necessary and as assigned.

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

remote

Start date

Jun 2, 2024