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Editorial intern (Frisco, Texas)

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 10:05 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Type: 
Part time
Opportunity: 
Internship
Details: 

Who we are
Community Impact Newspaper (CI) is Texas' fastest-growing news organization and the most distributed news source for relevant and useful information at the local level. Our award-winning newspaper now has 22 hyperlocal newspapers and reaches more than 1.7 million Texans. We hold firmly to the belief that we are here to accomplish something great. We are driven to deliver the best to our readers, our advertisers and to each other. We define excellence as our minimum standard, and we achieve success by looking beyond traditional practices. We are uncompromising in our ethics and values. We believe work is not a place, but rather a thing you do. Our rapidly growing product revolves around our core mission: to build communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team. Working here can be life-changing experience. We work hard and play hard - it's intense, challenging and exhilarating. And that is exactly what makes being an Impacter so much fun!

The student's opportunity
• Interview sources in the community, both in person and over the phone
• Generate clips by reporting stories for publication, both print and online
• Compile guides for publication
• Assist staff reporters/editors by researching and/or fact checking
• Contribute to several Community Impact editors as well as special publications
• Work closely with professional newspaper journalists in an upbeat, bustling environment and shadow them on reporting assignments, including public meetings and interviews
• Attend company staff and editorial meetings
• Gain real-world work experience and learn about local communities

Qualifications
The Right Fit
You have

• A major in journalism, communications, English or another applicable discipline
• At least 30 course hours complete
• Experience with Microsoft Office suite
• Able to provide transportation to and form office
• Access to a laptop computer
• Basic knowledge of social media and photographer is preferred

Please specify in your cover letter if you are seeking an internship in our office in the Dallas area, the Houston area or in the Austin area. Also specify the semester in which you would like to intern and whether you would need to receive course credit. Editorial internships pay minimum wage and last 10 weeks, up to 20 hours per week. Please submit resume, cover letter and writing samples with your application.

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