21 media outlets in 5 states offering winter break intern opportunities

A group of 21 media companies are looking for winter interns to aid their newspapers, magazines, niche publications and affiliated websites in their editorial departments.

Interns will achieve real world experience while gaining skills that will help them excel in post-graduate life. Our company has been in the publishing industry for over 40 years and practices all-local, community journalism. Our team of publishers and managers are experts in the industry and are equipped to expose interns to all aspects of our business, including print and digital writing, project management, business leadership and civic leadership.

Paid and unpaid positions for college credit available.

Winternships available in the editorial department only. Qualified candidates must have writing experience, a positive attitude, a good work ethic, a drive to make things better and an interest in community journalism. Journalism or English majors preferred. To apply, send resume, work samples and three references to the contact person listed at one of the locations below:

 

Alabama:

Andalusia Newspapers, Inc.

Andalusia, Alabama

The Andalusia Star-News

The Andalusia Extra

South Alabama Living Magazine

Read more about Andalusia

Contact: michele.gerlach@andalusisastarnews.com

 

Atmore Newspapers, Inc.

Atmore, Alabama

The Atmore Advance

The Escambia Advertiser

@MORE Magazine

Read more about Atmore

Contact: michele.gerlach@andalusisastarnews.com

 

Boone Publications, Inc.

Demopolis, Alabama

The Demopolis Times

The Blackbelt Gazette

Demopolis the Magazine

Read more about Demopolis

Contact: dennis.palmer@selmatimesjournal.com

 

Brewton Newspapers, Inc.

Brewton, Alabama

The Brewton Standard

Well Magazine

The Escambia Advertiser

Read more about Brewton

Contact: michele.gerlach@andalusiastarnews.com

 

Greenville Newspapers, L.L.C.

Greenville, Alabama

The Greenville Advocate

The Butler Express

Camellia Magazine

Butler County News

The Lowndes Signal

Luverne Journal

Read more about Greenville

Read more about Butler Co.

Read more about Lowndes

Read more about Luverne

Contact: dennis.palmer@selmatimesjournal.com

 

Selma Newspapers, Inc.

Selma, Alabama

The Selma Times-Journal

Selma The Magazine

Read more about Selma

Contact: dennis.palmer@selmatimesjournal.com

 

Troy Publications, Inc.

Troy, Alabama

The Messenger

The Wednesday Messenger

Troy Life Magazine

Read more about Troy

Contact: stacy.granning@troymessenger.com

 

 

Georgia:

Americus Newsmedia, LLC

Americus, Georgia

Americus Times-Recorder

Americus Scene

Read more about Americus

Contact: jeff.findley@thepostsearchlight.com

 

Cordele Newsmedia, LLC

Cordele, Georgia

The Cordele Dispatch

Cordele Magazine

Read more about Cordele

Contact: jeff.findley@thepostsearchlight.com

 

 

LaGrange Newsmedia, LLC

The LaGrange Daily News

LaGrange Living Magazine

Read more about LaGrange

Contact: baker.ellis@lagrangenews.com

 

Bainbridge Newsmedia, LLC

Bainbridge, Georgia

The Post Searchlight

The Extra

Rifle & Rod

Bainbridge Living Magazine

Read more about Bainbridge

Contact: jeff.findley@thepostsearchlight.com

 

Valley Newsmedia, LLC

West Point, Georgia

The Valley Times-News

Read more about West Point

Contact: baker.ellis@lagrangenews.com

 

Louisiana:

Bogalusa Newsmedia, LLC

Bogalusa, Louisiana

Bogalusa Daily News

Contact: rich.macke@panews.com

 

LaPlace Newsmedia, LLC

LaPlace, Louisiana

L’Observateur

Contact: rich.macke@panews.com

 

Mississippi:

Brookhaven Newsmedia, LLC

Brookhaven, Mississippi

The Daily Leader

The Prentiss Headlight

Brookhaven Magazine

Read more about Brookhaven

Contact: luke.horton@dailyleader.com

 

Natchez Newspapers, Inc.

Natchez, Mississippi

The Natchez Democrat

The Miss-Lou Guide

Natchez the Magazine

Read more about Natchez

Contact: kevin.cooper@natchezdemocrat.com

 

Oxford Newsmedia, LLC

Oxford, Mississippi

The Oxford Eagle

Oxford Magazine

magnoliastatelive.com

Read more about Oxford

Contact: david.magee@oxfordeagle.com

 

Picayune Newsmedia, LLC

Picayune, Mississippi

The Picayune Item

The Poplarville Democrat

Picayune Living Magazine

Read more about Picayune

Read more about Poplarville

Contact: rich.macke@panews.com

 

Vicksburg Newsmedia, LLC

Vicksburg, Mississippi

The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg Living Magazine

1601-F North Frontage Road

Read more about Vicksburg

Contact: jan.griffey@vicksburgpost.com

 

Texas:

Orange Newsmedia, LLC

Orange, Texas

The Orange Leader

Read more about Orange

Contact: bobby.tingle@orangeleader.com

 

Port Arthur Newsmedia, LLC

Port Arthur, Texas

The Port Arthur News

Read more about Port Arthuruezsteabre

Contact: rich.macke@panews.com

School of Social Work seeks PAID communications student assistant

Communications Student Assistant (Journalism)

Appointment type: On-Campus Undergraduate
Categories: Communication/Journalism
Department: School of Social Work

Pay Rate/Pay Range: $7.25/hour

Department/Organization: Communications Office in the School of Social Work

Normal Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm – 15 to 20 hours per week.

Note to Applicant: To be considered, applicants must submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples with application. These materials may be sent to the School’s Communications Specialist Adrienne Nettles at anettles@ua.edu.

Job Summary: The Communications Student Assistant will assist with writing press releases and feature stories as well as graphic design, social media and producing content for the web. Applicants MUST have and maintain a minimum of 2.25 cumulative GPA to be considered. Must have strong writing skills; applicants with previous interviewing, writing, and editing experience preferred.

Additional Department Summary: The Communications Student Assistant will be primarily responsible for researching, interviewing, and writing news articles and profiles. In addition, the Communications Student Assistant will assist in taking photos, helping to compile mailing lists, designing publicity materials, assisting with annual fundraising events, and performing other tasks as assigned. Other duties may include greeting and directing guests and visitors, answering phones and routing calls, creating/updating documents and spreadsheets, filing, photocopying, and other tasks as assigned.

This position will start in Fall 2017.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Applicants MUST have and maintain a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA to be considered for this position. To be considered, applicants should submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples with application.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be proficient with basic office equipment, computers, and standard application software (word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet/email). They must have strong working knowledge of with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word.

Skills and Knowledge: Applicants must have strong writing skills and excellent organizational skills. They must be dependable and punctual and be able to complete tasks and meet deadlines with minimal supervision. Applicants must have strong communication skills and the ability to interact and communicate in a professional manner with UA staff, faculty, alumni, and students.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with previous interviewing, writing, and editing experience preferred. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator also a plus.

Applicants available to work 15-20 hours per week preferred.

Enrollment Requirements: Applicants must meet enrollment requirements to be eligible for on-campus student employment. Applicants must be enrolled in a UA degree program and meet minimum credit hour requirements during the academic year: Undergraduate Students must be registered for at least 6 credit hours during fall/spring semesters; Graduate Students must be registered for at least 4.5 credit hours during fall/spring semesters; International Students must be registered full-time (Undergraduate = 12 credit hours, Graduate = 9 credit hours) during fall/spring semesters. Enrollment requirements must be maintained for the duration of on-campus employment. Individual hiring departments and programs may also have additional eligibility requirements for employment.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. “EEO is the Law.”

CBS 42 in Birmingham announces spring internships

WIAT CBS42-TV Spring Internship

 

As a part of our commitment to educational enrichment and community service, WIAT-CBS42 Television, Birmingham, Alabama offers a limited number of highly-sought unpaid internships aimed at providing a springboard for college students interested in developing careers in broadcast and journalism. These internships are offered to selected participants currently enrolled in institutions of higher learning. Student interns will experience different phases of a television station’s day-to-day operations as a supplement to their academic curriculum.

Internship Areas:

News Producing

Digital Producing

Editing/Production

Meteorology

Sports Writing and Producing

Required Skills:
WIAT-CBS42 Television internships are made available to juniors and senior, registered in a four-year undergraduate program, at an accredited college or university. Applicants should possess declared majors in communications, journalism, broadcast production techniques or some similar related area. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. The applicant must receive academic credit for the internship experience in a course specifically for internship as described and defined by the institution’s own course listing.

General Requirements:
The applicant will be required to present proof of their GPA, be referred by their career services director or professor from the current college, along with a copy of an academic record that reflects the major and minor fields of study in an official document provided by or can be confirmed by your institution.

Able to receive college credit for this internship in a course which requires the internship for credit.

A responsible student that can be recommended for the program by at least two institution professionals, such as a professor, counselor or department chairman.

Willing to work mornings, nights and/ or weekends as assigned and at least two community service projects occurring during the internship period. We will do our best to work with your schedule.

If interested in Digital/Web Operations: In addition to general requirements, must have some writing skills. Experience with web content, video editing or content management systems is a plus, but not required.
WIAT CBS42-TV Spring Internship
The second semester (spring) begins in January and ends in May.

You must submit the following :
Cover letter: Please include answers to the following questions:

1) State clearly the area in which you are interested?

2) Why are you interested in working with WIATCBS42 versus other stations in the market?

3) Specifically what industry job are you hoping to be hired for after graduation and where?

Two letters of recommendation

An official notice of your academic GPA (a grade point average of 2.5 GPA or higher) and proof of your major/minor fields of study. You may not participate in an internship if you are on academic warning or scholastic probation.

Academic proof and letters of recommendation can be attached to your online (email scan) application or mailed to:

WIAT-CBS42 Television
2075 Golden Crest Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
Attn: Internship Coordinator

What comes next? 

After your information is received, you will be told whether or not you have advanced to the next stage of the application process. It is imperative that your initial application package is complete and your information is correct when submitting it for review. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Please note: New inquiries/resumes for Spring Internships will NOT be processed after Friday, December 1, 2017.  You will not be notified of the spring internship start until you are accepted.

WIAT-CBS42 is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

WIAT does not discriminate in advertising contracts on the basis of race, ethnicity or gender and further requires that in the performance of all WIAT advertising agreements, WIAT requires that each party not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity.

 

Selma Times-Journal seeks reporter

The Selma Times-Journal has an immediate opening for a general assignment reporter to help cover historic Selma, Alabama and the region known as the Black Belt of Alabama.

This position will focus on news writing and photography but will also include some sports and feature writing. Reporters, in addition to excelling in writing, will also be asked to take photographs and participate in design of our six-day morning daily newspaper. Photographers with interest in writing are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates should possess strong organizational and editing skills and be familiar with newspaper design programs, including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and be fluent in AP style.

The Times Journal is just one of the products produced by Selma Newspapers, Inc. SNI is also focused on developing specialty niche products, such as our community lifestyle magazine, Selma The Magazine, and our digital products.

The newspaper is consistently ranked among the best community daily newspapers in Alabama in the Alabama Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

Our company offers more than competitive salary and benefit packages, as we are an affiliate of Boone Newspapers, Inc., a community focused multi-media company headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama that prides itself on producing quality products and quality people. Those who apply themselves, are productive and are willing to learn and pay their dues will be offered increased opportunities.

Those interested should send a non-returnable resume, with clips of stories and other work examples to Selma Times-Journal editor Justin Averette at justin.averette@selmatimesjournal.com.

 

Applications open for SPRING 2018 Internships at Tuscaloosa News — deadline Nov. 10

Applications for the sought-after internships at The Tuscaloosa News are now open. The deadline for applications to be received by Dan Meissner, News Media Internship Coordinator in the Department of Journalism and Creative Media, is November 10.

Print a copy of this information, pick up a copy in Room 490 Phifer Hall or from Prof. Dan Meissner, 486C Phifer Hall.

Below is a checklist of items students must submit in order to apply for a Journalism & Creative Media Department coordinated internship at The Tuscaloosa News. Students must have a 2.5 grade point average overall, have completed JN 311 (JCM303) News Writing and Reporting with a qualifying grade and have completed 45 hours of college work before taking this course. Student should be a major or minor in the Department of Journalism & Creative Media.

TO APPLY, submit the following items to Dan Meissner, News Media Internship Coordinator, through the Journalism & Creative Media Department Office, 490 Reese Phifer Hall.

___ A concise letter of application addressed to Mr. Michael James, Executive Editor, The Tuscaloosa News, 315 28th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. The letter should outline:

  • your reasons for wanting the internship
  • the number of hours per week you can work
  • the area(s) in which you desire to work (more areas improve chances but be willing to accept any for which you apply)
  • your experience and qualifications

Your letter should be formatted as a professional business letter.
Do not send the letter to the News; submit it and your other material to Prof. Meissner through the Journalism & Creative Media Department.

___ Your current resume

___ Several (3-5) examples of your journalistic work. If you have professional or student publication clips, submit these. If you do not have published work, submit outstanding examples from class assignments.

All the above items should be submitted to the department no later than November 10, 2017 – preferably sooner. We will check the applications and forward those that are eligible to The Tuscaloosa News for review.

IF ACCEPTED, you will be expected to meet with your supervisor to discuss your schedule and job assignments and submit the following items to the Journalism & Creative Media Department.

— Completed Student Information Form

— Completed Supervisor Information Form

After these items are received, you will be given an override to register for the internship class, JN/JCM382. When registering, be careful to select the proper number of hours from the credit hour box. You cannot register until approved. Contact Dan Meissner, News Media Internship Coordinator, for more information: dmeissner@ua.edu.

2018 Internship Opportunities at The Tuscaloosa News
for U of A Journalism & Creative Media Students

Purpose and conditions:

The Tuscaloosa News offers opportunities for University of Alabama students to work in the newsroom on supervised projects that will better prepare them for jobs in journalism upon their graduation. These projects will also benefit the operations of The Tuscaloosa News.

Student interns must be enrolled in the internship course to participate in an internship at The Tuscaloosa News. UA Journalism & Creative Media students must have completed JN311-News Writing and Reporting with a qualifying grade, have maintained a 2.5 grade point average and have successfully completed at least 45 credit hours. The Tuscaloosa News will not assume workplace liability for students or provide any employer benefits. Students who are working outside the newspaper office must provide their own transportation and provide a photocopy of a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance. Interns must sign a standard intern contract that sets out the expectations conditions of the internship. Students successfully completing the internship will receive a stipend of $250 paid through their university account to assist in internship expenses such as gas, etc. Credit hours to be received should be determined in consultation with the internship coordinator in the UA Department of Journalism & Creative Media. Students are responsible for tuition costs for credit received.

The Tuscaloosa News agrees to provide a focused experience for students who will work with a supervisor on staff. The supervisor will evaluate the student’s work on a continuing basis through the semester, and provide written assessments at the midpoint of the term and at the end.

Students must submit their internship application, a letter of application indicating internship areas of interest, copies of past journalistic work and any other required materials through the UA Department of Journalism & Creative Media Department. The department will screen applications to verify academic eligibility and forward them to The Tuscaloosa News for review. Applicants may be asked to interview with representatives from the newspaper.

Important Note: Students generally work an average of 12 to 20 hours per week when interning during spring and fall semesters and 15 to 30 hours (or more) during the 10-week summer term. Working fewer hours may not provide for enough supervisor contact and work time to provide the continuity necessary for a beneficial learning experience for the student and for The Tuscaloosa News. Students will work a schedule at The Tuscaloosa News that will be flexible and developed around the student’s class schedule.

University of Alabama Journalism & Creative Media students should submit their applications to Dan Meissner, in the Department of Journalism & Creative Media. Application information is available in the department office (Phifer Room 490), at www.jnews.ua.edu, or from Prof. Dan Meissner, dmeissner@ua.edu. Course forms for registration in JN382 will be provided to accepted applicants.

Internship Opportunities Include:

General Assignment Reporting
The student(s) will write a general assignment stories, feature stories and cover events throughout the community. Interns will also have an opportunity to suggest story ideas.

Sports Reporting
The student(s) may cover a variety of sports-related high school events, local college and community college events, write sports features and take calls for game reports.

Multi-media Copy Editing / Digital Content (News or Sports departments)
The student(s) will edit print stories, rewrite stories, compile and post multimedia news and feature content and upload material to the design production system. Students who come with knowledge of design techniques also may also assist in online design.

Social Media
The student(s) will promote online awareness through a variety of social media applications. Updating information channels throughout the day and creating community awareness of information in a coordinated manner will be paramount, as will developing web and other visual content, as appropriate.

Photographer and/or videographer
The student(s) will work with staff photographers learning the day to day aspects of community visual journalism. Students will be able to shoot photographs of community events, prep sports and standalone feature photos for use in print and on the website. Students may produce video for use on websites and may also be asked to assist on larger scale shoots such as fashion and architectural shoots for Tuscaloosa Magazine.

Entertainment Reporter
The student(s) will write stories and reviews for entertainment events, interview and profile performance artists and cover other components of the Tuscaloosa area’s lively entertainment scene.

Tuscaloosa Magazine
The student will assist in the planning and organizing the production of the periodic full-color magazine. Duties may include a variety of functions depending on the intern’s skills and the production cycle of the magazine at the time of the internship. (Normally offered only to returning interns.)

Database Reporter
The student(s) will collect information from public sources, mostly government offices, for lists that run in print and databases that can be referenced online. These include restaurant ratings, building permits, business licenses, marriage licenses, and court records. For students with appropriate skills, there is an opportunity for innovative Web development of online tools.

Biographical and Photographic Archivist
The student(s) may collect biographical files on prominent members of the community using the newspaper’s archives and other sources, organize historical material and scan and organize photographs from the newspaper’s archives so they can be easily referenced in digital format.

 

Magazine internship opportunity with RSSM

Recruiting and Staffing Solutions Magazine (RSSM) is looking for an intern to help with content writing for its publications. The intern would be required to write 4-8 one -to-two-page articles on given subjects relating to the Staffing and Recruiting industry. At times the topics will be given with information and research supporting the topic other times the writer would be expected to do research on a given area to write the article. The student would have a week from the date that a topic is given to get the articles back to the supervisor. Outside of the requirement of getting articles written within the week all work would be done remotely and at the student’s discretion on when to complete the given task. At times the student might be asked to proof press releases and other promotional material related to RSSM.

In compensation for their work the intern would be paid $50 for each completed article and starting at $15 depending on size for any proofing that the intern might do. When the interns work is published they will be given copies of all the publications that it was published in for their own portfolio.

Founded in 2009 Recruiting and Staffing Solutions Magazine is the premier magazine for the Staffing and Recruiting industry. Published quarterly,  the magazine works to keep the industry informed of the latest trends and needs throughout the country that Recruiters and Staffing professionals need to be aware of. The magazine is published in 10 separate editions for specific associations as well.  The magazine currently has a hard copy subscription base of 9,000 readers and an additional 24,000 readers through the digital publication that is e-mailed out.  More information about RSSM can be found at www.Rssm.biz .

Those interested in applying may send an email to VP of Operations Samantha Cole, Her email is Samantha@rssm.biz. Included in that email the applicants should include their resume along with two writing samples. All applications must be received by 10-23-17 at 4:00 pm EST. Anyone with questions can reach Samantha Cole by email or at 877-537-1871 ext 6681.

Mississippi weekly seeks news/sports editor

The Star-Herald, a 4,200 paid circulation weekly in Kosciusko, MS, has an immediate opening for a news and sports editor. We’re seeking a motivated, hard-working individual eager to take on all aspects of community and sports journalism. The Star-Herald, part of a family-owned newspaper group, has a reputation for fair and thorough community news reporting and very strong sports coverage.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with reporting experience in one or both areas, as well as familiarity with photography, page layout/design and the web. Great opportunity for early career journalist seeking a fast-paced challenge.

Compensation $25,000 to $28,000 based upon experience, plus benefits. If interested, submit a letter expressing interest along with a resume, writing samples and references to klfiopix@gmail.com. No phone calls.

 

UAB Optomerty School seeks Social Media/Communication Intern

The UAB School of Optometry is seeking a Social Media/Communications Intern. The intern will manage multiple social media accounts for the School of Optometry and write articles and press releases for the school’s digital and print publications as needed. The intern will also assist in producing quality promotional materials for marketing and advertising as needed.

 Responsibilities:

  • Develop quality, engaging content for social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Establish and maintain schedule for social media posting and monitor audience interaction
  • Write articles and press releases as needed, which will include interviewing sources and conducting background research
  • Write copy and design flyers for internal communications and external marketing and advertising

 Requirements:

  • Experience managing social media for an organization (internal or external)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Great attitude and demonstrated professionalism
  • Self-driven, creative and energetic

 Preferred skills:

  • Experience writing articles and press releases for external audience
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop
  • Experience with social media management tools and software
  • Proficiency in AP Style

Email resume and cover letter to Brett Bralley Jaillet at bjaillet@uab.edu.

News/sports reporter needed at Mississippi weekly newspaper

Montgomery Publishing, publishers of The Winona Times and The Conservative newspapers, is now accepting resumes for a news/sports reporter to cover general news in Montgomery and Carroll counties and sports news from the five local high schools.

A candidate should have news writing experience or solid knowledge of news writing style and approach.  The ideal candidate will have some experience in photography, some knowledge of layout and design, a background of covering local government and events, and a strong desire to challenge themselves to grow and learn in this role.

The Winona Times and The Conservative newspapers, serving Montgomery and Carroll counties, have a combined circulation of 4,200 and publish every Thursday.

The company offers a competitive salary (based on experience), 401(k), and health and life insurance.

To submit a resume and clips, email Amanda Sexton Ferguson at publisher@winonatimes.com.

Alabama newspaper seeks staff writer

The Southeast Sun is looking for a staff writer.

Applicants must possess good writing, photography and time management skills. Knowledge of the AP Stylebook is a must. Social media and video editing skills a plus.

Competitive salary plus benefits. Send applications with cover letter, resume and references to publisher@southeastsun.com

Caroline Quattlebaum, Co-publisher
The Southeast Sun/Daleville Sun-Courier
334-393-2969 phone
334-393-2987 fax
publisher@southeastsun.com