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:



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




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



Bogalusa Newsmedia, LLC

Bogalusa, Louisiana

Bogalusa Daily News

Contact: rich.macke@panews.com


LaPlace Newsmedia, LLC

LaPlace, Louisiana


Contact: rich.macke@panews.com



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


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



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.”

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.


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.


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


HealthSouth in Birmingham seeks coordinator for social media, website, etc.

Recruitment Marketing Coordinator position available at HealthSouth home office in Birmingham.

The Recruitment Marketing Coordinator will support recruitment marketing efforts including social media, employee referral program and company website. This position will create and execute a communication strategy for leads within our contact management system including the development of recruitment email templates and newsletters. In addition, this position will serve as the point of contact for candidates on the company website, manage our internal SharePoint site and assist with corporate internship program. This role will also provide ongoing support to the Associate Director of Recruitment Marketing & Operations as well as Recruitment Marketing Consultant.

Education, Training and Years of Experience:
– Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field required
– One year experience in a Human Resources environment preferred.


Ryan Kirkland | Human Resources Specialist

P : 205-970-5886

HealthSouth Corporate Human Resources
3660 Grandview Parkway, Suite 200

Birmingham, AL  35243

UA Student Life Division seeks Graphic Design Intern

The Division of Student Life consists of 24 non-academic areas of campus life. Some of these departments include Dean of Students, University Recreation, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Center for Service and Leadership, and Student Health Center and Pharmacy. The External Relations department works with these areas to produce marketing and communication pieces, while utilizing the UA brand standards. External Relations also works together to produce designs for the division as a whole through social media, Capstone magazine, and other events on campus.

• Current, full-time junior or senior UA student with major or minor in communications
and/or graphic design
• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop)
• Knowledge of social media channels
• Creative thinker
• Excellent communication skills
• Organized, dependable, and detail oriented
• Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified time frames

• Photography experience
• Video experience
• Accessibility knowledge
• Assist in creating promotional material (digital and print)
• Developing social media images
• Proof and edit materials
• Maintain University branding standards

Applicants should email cover letter, resume, and work samples to Christy Moody at
christy.moody@ua.edu. The deadline to apply is Sept. 6, 2017.

This internship is for the fall semester and can be used as an internship opportunity for credit. It will be compensated at $8.00/hour. Hours are flexible and can be arranged according to a student’s academic/work schedule, however, the student cannot work more than 20 hours per week.

For more information, contact Christy Moody at christy.moody@ua.edu

UA Alumni Association seeks assistant editor/communications specialist

The position is communications specialist in Alumni Affairs, but basically serves as assistant editor of Alabama Alumni Magazine and works directly with Lydia Avant. The person will also be in charge of the NAA annual report publication and will maintain all social media accounts for the NAA. We are looking for a very skilled editor, a strong writer, someone who has experience in inDesign and someone who is not afraid to come up with a good story idea and run with it.

Here is the link: http://staffjobs.ua.edu/?job=503503