Spring Reporting Internship

California, USA ● Visalia, CA, USA Req #20937
Friday, January 21, 2022
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Spring Reporting Internship

 

The Visalia Times-Delta/visaliatimesdelta.com 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.  

 

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.   

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.

 

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:

 

  1. Your resume – one to two pages.
  2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  3. 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.

 

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Other details

  • Job Family Intern
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Internship
  • Hiring Rate $15.00
  • Required Education Some College
Location on Google Maps
  • California, USA
  • Visalia, CA, USA