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Intern in a digital-first, "open" newsroom

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by ChrisMaza, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. ChrisMaza

    ChrisMaza Member

    This just keeps getting more interesting. In addition to going "digital first," now they're going to be allowing the public into their newsroom to tell the staff they want to see more pictures of their kids on the front page...

    Company: Journal Register Co.
    Intern in a digital-first, "open"
    Torrington, Connecticut
    Job Status: Temporary
    Salary: Unpaid Intern
    Ad Expires:
    March 28, 2011
    Job ID: 1235154
    Website: http://www.registercitizen.com/newsroomcafe

    The Register Citizen, an award-winning daily newspaper located in Torrington, Connecticut is seeking summer interns for its news and sports departments. The Register Citizen adheres to a “digital first” journalism mentality, with a heavy focus on web content.

    Community engagement is also highly encouraged through the newspaper’s new open newsroom and Register Citizen Newsroom Café, which allows readers to come into the newsroom, attend daily news meetings, and speak directly with newspaper staff.

    If you’re interested in gaining valuable experience as a reporter in a fast-paced community newsroom that embraces a “digital first” mentality, an internship with The Register Citizen is perfect for you. Summer interns will get exposure to and experience in reporting, multimedia journalism including shooting and uploading video and photos, the use of new media and social media, and page design among other valuable resources. Qualified candidates should possess:

    - Strong writing and communication skills

    - Strong knowledge of AP Style

    - Experience in social media is a plus

    - Experience in photography/video a plus

    This is an unpaid internship, and all interns must receive college credit. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per week, and must provide their own transportation.

    Interested candidates should email a résumé, cover letter and 2-3 samples of their work to:

    For News – Community Engagement Editor Kaitlyn Yeager, kyeager@registercitizen.com

    For Sports – Sports Editor Dan Podheiser, dpodheiser@registercitizen.com
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