Syracuse New Times Syracuse, NY, USA
Feb 12, 2018Part time
The Syracuse New Times is hiring a General Assignment Reporter Intern to join our close-knit staff. The outlet has a focus on community journalism and seeks an intern with a passion for storytelling and exploring all things hyper-local. The intern should be prepared to come to the office with a critical and creative mind, ready to tell the stories often missed in the daily-news drudge. Assignments could include such things as covering live music shows, the outcome of a big sports match, profiling new retailers and community leaders, events coverage, etc. The intern will work closely with one of our senior writers to develop their skills and polish their stories. The senior writer will be both an editor and office mentor to the student intern for the duration of their involvement with the program. Responsibilities Produce one to two stories per week for our print publication Complete assigned stories and pitch own ideas in a timely fashion Be a company brand ambassador when out in the field (interns will be presented with complimentary SNT-brand attire at the beginning of their employment) Assist in the weekly story planning process Assist in managing and compiling the online events calendar Requirements: Junior or senior college student studying journalism or public communications; or have demonstrated equivalent journalism reporting experience Can work remotely if needed; up for discussion This is an unpaid, for-credit internship but could lead to paid freelance/part-time/full-time opportunities.