March 1, 2011

Entry-level online journalism job in D.C.

Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, a Washington, D.C.-based training program for college journalists, is seeking an entry-level journalist for a post-graduate paid internship.

The post-graduate intern maintains SHF's website, teaches skills to undergraduate interns and produces his or her own multimedia projects. The internship pays $21,000 for 42 weeks ($500/wk) of work over the year and includes free housing in a furnished apartment. This internship is open to those with bachelor's or master's degrees and requires exceptional reporting, writing, multimedia and web skills, including html. This internship begins in late summer and runs for a year.

Qualified applicants will have experience shooting and editing video using consumer-level gear and programs (DSLR, point-and-shoot and Flip cameras, Adobe Premier Elements, etc.) and using html and content management systems such as Drupal. The internship does not include benefits and will not result in a job.

To apply, mail clipped together (no notebooks or binders):

  • Completed application form.
  • Resumé.
  • One-page essay critiquing our website.
  • One or two letters of recommendation from professors or advisers.
  • One or two names of previous internship supervisors, with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.
  • A CD or DVD containing no more than five multimedia news or news feature projects, preferably including those for which you also wrote the story, or a url or link to the projects online, as originally published.

Application packets for the 2011-2012 internship must be postmarked by April 1. E-mail or fax applications are not accepted. E-mail and fax recommendation letters are accepted. They must be received no later than one week after the mailing deadline.

Send materials to:
Jody Beck
Director, Semester in Washington Program
Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
1090 Vermont Ave. NW, No. 1000
Washington, DC 20005

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