January 30, 2009

Entry-level reporter @ Investor's Business Daily

Investor's Business Daily, a 230,000-circulation daily newspaper that covers business, offers an Editorial Apprenticeship Program for beginning journalists.

The position is based in Los Angeles, pays $865 per week and lasts 6 months. The apprenticeship is open to college graduates who have been out of school for no longer than six months, or seniors who will graduate before the apprenticeship starts.

If hired, you will monitor all the breaking business and economic news and write a concise, comprehensive news summary by deadline each day, the ad states. You also will write business features and trend stories, probably three or four a month. Over the six months, you will develop business news judgment. You’ll learn how to analyze the stock market and quickly decipher company financials.

Applications are accepted year round and two apprentices are hired each year. One begins on July 1, and one on January 1. The deadline to apply for the July 1 start date is April 2. The deadline for the January 1 start date is October 1.

Submit your resume, cover letter, three professional references and at least six clips (note: absolutely no links to clips will be accepted). Send materials to: Tiffany Routon- Human Resources, Investor’s Business Daily, 12655 Beatrice Street, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Or e-mail tiffany.routon@investors.com.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it sort of unfair that if you've been out of school for longer than 6 months, you can't apply. I have been out of school for a year and would love to apply for this position, but can't. Why is there this time frame? (And yes, I know life isn't fair, but still.)

January 30, 2009 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger admin said...

This is a common practice in many fields. I guess they have to draw the line somewhere and, in this case, it's 6 months. It's also possible that labor agreements may dictate eligibility requirements for certain jobs like this. Of course, it bites if you're on the wrong end of the cutoff. There are many opportunities listed on the fellowships page that have less stringent cutoffs.

January 30, 2009 at 4:43 PM  

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