Summer and Fall Internships are now available in the Tuscaloosa area for JCM majors and minors

Journalism and Creative Media students interested in summer or fall internships in the Tuscaloosa area should click on one of the links below to get more information. The list will be updated as more positions become available:

Internship in various news, sports, photography, video, editing and web content areas are available at The Tuscaloosa News. For information click here.

Internships in all areas are available at WVUA television. For information on contacts to apply, click here.

Alabama Public Radio offers internships in both news and production areas. For complete information click here.

 

 

Summer and Fall internships available at WVUA TV

Internship applications are now being accepted at WVUA television for Summer 2 term and for the fall semester 2020.

For application information, please contact Steve Diorio, sdiorio@wvua23.com.

To obtain academic credit, after you are accepted, you will need to submit the Student Information Form and the station will need to submit the Supervisor Information Form to Prof. Dan Meissner, dmeissner@ua.edu so you can receive an override to register for credit.

The forms can be found on the department’s internship page: https://jcm.ua.edu/internships/news-and-sports-media/

Please apply as soon as possible.

Apply Now for 2020 Summer and/or Fall Internships at the Tuscaloosa News

JCM382 Internship
at The Tuscaloosa News 

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

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 should have a 2.5 grade point average overall, have completed JCM303 (or JN311) News Writing and Reporting with a qualifying grade and have completed 45 hours of college work before taking an internship for academic credit. A student should be a major or minor in the Department of Journalism & Creative Media.

TO APPLY, submit the following items to Dan Meissner, Internship Coordinator, VIA EMAIL at dmeissner@ua.edu.

—A letter of application addressed to Mr. Ken Roberts, City 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 via email.

— 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 as soon as possible. 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. Contact Dan Meissner, Internship Coordinator, for more information: dmeissner@ua.edu.

 

 2020 Internship Opportunities at The Tuscaloosa News
for U of A Journalism & Creative Media Department 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/JCM303-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. Course forms for registration in JN382 will be provided to accepted applicants.

Internship Opportunities Include:

General Assignment Reporting
Interns will write general assignment stories and will cover events throughout the community. Interns will also have an opportunity to suggest story ideas.

Feature Writing
Interns will write feature stories about the community, profile people in the community and will be actively involved in developing and suggesting story ideas.

Sports Reporting
Interns 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 / Online Digital Content
Interns will edit print stories, compile and post multimedia news and feature content, create online galleries and upload material to the design production system. Students may also assist in online design.

Social Media
Interns 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
Interns 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 Reporting
Interns will write stories and reviews for entertainment events, interview and profile performance artists and cover other components of the Tuscaloosa area’s lively entertainment and food scene.

Tuscaloosa Magazine
Interns 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. This is generally limited to returning interns.

 

Auburn-Opelika News seeks reporter/photographer

The Opelika-Auburn News and its online site, OANow.com, is seeking a talented reporter/photographer who will serve as our criminal justice reporter, cover the city of Opelika, and take a lead role in our photography needs such as routinely providing photo galleries for online and lead art for 1A in print.

We also would like someone who has an eye for good sports photography, as this hire likely will help in our sports coverage, including Auburn University athletic events. The criminal justice beat is one of our top areas of reader interest and one full of great story opportunities.

Interested applicants should go to the “Jobs” link on the upper-right portion of oanow.com to complete an application, and also email a cover letter and resume to editor Troy Turner, tturner@oanow.com.

Managing Editor position available in Mississippi

The Columbian-Progress, a twice-weekly newspaper in Columbia, Miss., has an opening for a managing editor. This is not a desk job, and there is an emphasis on writing news stories and taking photographs on a broad range of topics. Page layout skills are preferred but not required. The news staff also includes a full-time sports editor and the editor/publisher.

Columbia is a strong South Mississippi community with good public schools (the Columbia School District is rated a B with two of its four schools rated as As) and a thriving, growing downtown. It is home to successful industries like Southern Tire Mart and Looks Great Services and is just 30 minutes from Hattiesburg and two hours from New Orleans.

The Columbian-Progress has consistently been recognized as being one of the top newspapers in its class by the Mississippi Press Association, and we have a firm commitment to being a strong voice in our community and continuing to provide the editorial resources necessary to do that. We are part of Emmerich Newspapers, a family-owned newspaper group based in Jackson, Miss.

Pay range is $25,000 to $30,000 and includes health insurance, life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and bonus opportunities.

To apply, email a resume and three work references to Publisher Charlie Smith at csmith@columbianprogress.com.

APPLY NOW for Tuscaloosa News SPRING 2019 Internships

JCM382 Internship
at The Tuscaloosa News 

Application Checklist

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. A student should be a major or minor in the Department of Journalism & Creative Media. Continue reading APPLY NOW for Tuscaloosa News SPRING 2019 Internships

Pulitzer-winning Mississippi daily seeks Managing Editor

The Delta Democrat Times, a Pulitzer Prize-winning, 5,000-circulation, six-day daily in Greenville, Miss., is looking for a managing editor to lead its newsroom. The position requires the full spectrum of skills, from page layout to editorial writing and news coverage to special section production. This position is a working position as it requires the candidate to be hands on in the leading of its seven-person staff. Our focus is local news in this Mississippi Delta town and the Delta is an exciting place to lead a news staff.  This is no desk-only job, but most work hours are between 8-5 p.m.

Position includes vacation, 401k, health insurance and your standard package of holidays. Pay is $38-43k based on experience. We are an Emmerich Newspapers property; a Mississippi-owned-and-operated, three-generation family company with a track record of success. If this sounds like an opportunity for which you have been looking , email your cover letter, resume, references and three local editorials you have written to Publisher Jon Alverson at jalverson@ddtonline.com.

Jon Alverson
Publisher and Editor
Delta Democrat-Times
662-378-0761

Weekly newspaper in Enterprise, Ala., seeks staff writer

The Southeast Sun in Enterprise, a weekly newspaper with a circulation of 15,000, 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. This is a great place to start your career in community journalism. Please send an application with cover letter, resume and references to publisher@southeastsun.com.

South Alabama weekly seeks reporter / editor

 The South Alabamian, a weekly newspaper in Jackson, Ala. seeks a versatile reporter (or editor if you have more experience).

This weekly newspaper covers a small city of 5,000 plus some county news. Cover all kinds of news, write interesting feature stories and cover some community/high school sports.

Good writing, computer and photography skills needed. Prior newspaper experience preferred but not necessary for the right person.  

Most important is a good people person who knows what news is and can find it without having to have it pointed out, a self-starter, accurate in fact gathering with good writing skills.

Less than an hour to Mobile and about two hours to Alabama beaches and Mississippi coastal casinos. Send resume to Publisher Jim Cox, jimcox@tds.net.