News - Reporter (Intern)

Job Title: Reporting, Producing and Photo Fellowships – Louisville Summer 2017

Reporting, Producing and Photo Fellowships – Louisville Summer 2017

This Fellowship program gives a select group of college students from across the country an opportunity to work in the Courier-Journal newsroom for 12 weeks as reporters, producers and photographers during the summer months. We will provide one-on-one coaching, mentoring, interactive seminars as well as professional experience working for a multimedia company. The Fellowship is viewed as a top learning opportunity in the media industry, and notes some of the country’s top journalists among its graduates. Come join us!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Fellows will work with breaking news, features and enterprise content teams to learn and sharpen basic and advanced journalism skills, handling reporting, writing, editing, copy desk work, online production assignments, research, database work, investigative work and visual journalism.
  • Fellows will learn forms of alternative story-telling in a 24/7 deadline-driven newsroom.
  • Fellows will work independently and collaboratively across teams to provide perspectives and insights for newsroom and companywide projects identified by senior leadership as part of strategic growth initiatives. Critical thinking and analytical skills will be encouraged and sharpened.
  • Fellows will participate in daily news meetings, where they’ll learn about how news developments take shape.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree-seeking student currently enrolled at a college or university with a GPA of at least 3.0. Students must have completed one year of college. Preference given to more advanced students.

Students who have completed undergraduate work also are accepted.

  • Previous internship experience not required.
  • Current resume.

Submit a typewritten letter, not to exceed 500 words. Tell why you want to be an intern, your ambitions and interests, and any experience in journalism. Include your multimedia skills.

Access to published writing clips, photos and videos, and video footage required as part of application assessment for all newsroom internship roles.

  • Well organized, detail oriented, adaptable and flexible
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Technical skills required for some visual journalism team jobs, such as video shooting and editing. Videographer interns should demonstrate strong knowledge of digital media conversion and compression for web-based output. Requires excellent PC and Macintosh skills. Candidates should be well versed with Final Cut Pro and video compression with Sorenson. Expertise in web video delivery, including live streaming, is a plus. Video editing interns must demonstrate expertise with audio-video editing and video compression programs, including Final Cut Pro, AVID and Sorenson. Technical expertise in Internet video delivery including live streaming, FTP and Digital Asset Management.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

USA TODAY NETWORK is one of the top 20digital companies in the country, sharing the list with Google, Facebook, andAmazon. We have over 100 million unique visitors a month. This loyal andlarge-scale following is based on a combination of trusted, fact-checkedjournalism, paired with a deep commitment to helping our local communities, andconstantly pushing our content delivery to be first-of-its-kind in thetech-space. And with over 110 local properties and USA TODAY at the helm,you’ll have the luxury of living in a community you love while making anational impact.


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