October 25, 2010

Paid internship @ daily newspaper near Boston

The Daily Item, a six-day independent daily newspaper near Boston, is currently seeking an intern for the Winter/Spring Semesters. 

·Write 3 – 4 feature stories per week (B1 specialty pages and A1 centerpieces) with the guidance of the Editor Type briefs, listings and obits as directed by the Editors
·Write for the special sections as needed
·Research stories and ideas online, PDFs and in the Item library as requested
·Edit On The Town and the Religion listings daily
·Answer phones in a professional manner and assist caller as needed
·Check department e-mails and faxes.  Print out and distributed to appropriate parties.

Desirable Qualifications:
Skills –  Strong written & verbal communication skills
Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous priorities
Strong organizational skill
Excellent computer skills
Familiarity with the Associated Press Stylebook
A major in journalism or English preferred
Experience at school newspapers or other publication required

Personal Qualities – self-motivated with the ability to operate independently and also has the strong desire to work as a member of a team. 
Reliable and honest.
Hours per week: minimum 12 hrs       
This is a paid internship based on experience.

For immediate consideration, send your resume, writing samples and salary requirements to Karynn Needel, Human Resources Director, The Daily Item, 38 Exchange Street
P.O. Box 951, Lynn, MA 01903
, fax 781-581-5635 e-mail: kneedel@itemlive.com

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