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.”

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.

 

WVUA 23 seeks social media interns

WVUA 23 is seeking interns to help boost our social media.

We are looking for students who like to write AP Style and have a passion for storytelling to write for the WVUA 23 web page as well as posting on Facebook and Twitter.

Television news is 24-hours-a-day information and WVUA wants you to be a part of it.

If you have taken JN311 and are interested, apply for a position with our social media team.

Log onto www.WVUA23.com, go to the About WVUA 23 tab and click on internship on right side of the page.

When you apply be sure to specify you are looking for the social media internship.

Shelby County (Ala.) newspaper/magazine group has two reporter openings

Shelby County Newspapers, Inc., a media company that publishes award-winning newspapers, magazines and websites in Alabama’s most prosperous and fastest-growing county, is seeking two general assignment reporters.

This position includes general assignment reporting, feature writing and some photography. Quality of life here is as good as it gets and opportunity for advancement—with our company and others— is nearly limitless.

This full-time opportunity offers competitive salary and benefits. Compensation plan includes base weekly salary, health/dental insurance, 401(k), paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan, paid holidays and paid sick leave.

Our products include:

  • The Shelby County Reporter, a weekly newspaper with a daily online focus. The Reporter has won the Alabama Press Association’s top editorial award in its category for the last 10 years.
  • The Alabaster Reporter, Pelham Reporter, Helena Reporter and 280 Reporter, weekly newspapers with a daily online focus.
  • Shelby Living and Hoover’s Magazine, award-winning, monthly lifestyle magazines.

Qualifications:

  • Solid writing, researching and interviewing skills
  • Fluency in AP style and strict adherence to grammar rules
  • Valid driver’s license, car insurance, and a vehicle
  • Impeccable time management and organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred
  • Competency in photography and social media preferred

To apply: Email résumé and writing samples to Managing Editor Neal Wagner at Neal.wagner@shelbycountyreporter.com.

Applications now open for SUMMER & FALL 2017 Tuscaloosa News Internships

JN382/JCM382 Internship
Tuscaloosa News Internship 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 Applications now open for SUMMER & FALL 2017 Tuscaloosa News Internships

Memphis Grizzlies seek writers for website

The Beale Street Bears (the Memphis Grizzlies affiliate website on FanSided Network is currently looking for writers.

Some of the requirements/perks are:

–2 posts per week (plus a weekly site roundtable).

–Cover games through the site’s Twitter account

–Media credential opportunities through games, press conferences, practices, etc.

–Fan of the Memphis Grizzlies or NBA basketball. It’s a must for writers to be fans to create a fun atmosphere for both the contributors and the readers.

 

A non-paying position, but it could still open many doors.

Interested students can contact  parkerfleming15@gmail.com