April 15, 2011

Paid business journalism internship in Chicago

Reverse Mortgage Daily, a B2B online news company covering the growing reverse mortgage industry, is seeking an intern for the summer to help us research and write news, feature articles, and contribute to editorial projects. Internship is paid and based on the Northside of Chicago.

RMD serves as an independent voice in its national coverage of breaking news, market trends and pressing issues impacting the reverse mortgage industry. Our audience includes reverse mortgage lenders, originators, executives, politicians and regulators, among others.

As a reporter, you will work directly with the Managing Editor and Founder of the company to learn the industry, break news and develop stories. You will also help us launch a brand new part of our website—the RMD Industry Awards.

By working with RMD, our intern will learn firsthand about how to run an online publication and participate in the growth of our business. The candidate will also gain experience in launching new ventures associated with the publication.
Because we’re entirely online at the moment, we’re seeking a candidate who is comfortable with the Web and writing to the Web-based audience.

Duties will include: 20 hours of work each week; Researching and writing news briefs on a variety of real estate topics; Researching and writing in-depth news and feature articles as assigned; Contributing story ideas; Covering industry events; Contributing multimedia materials to support news articles, including digital photography, online video and online audio; Launching new ventures.

Qualifications: College or Graduate Student; 1-2 years of professional experience (or equivalent); B2B experience is big plus; Excellent knowledge of AP style and grammar; Superb organizational and prioritizing skills; Ability to pick things up quickly and with minimal hand-holding; Ambition and creativity to think beyond what we currently do to conceive of new ideas, projects and approaches.

Send no more than three of your best and most relevant writing samples, along with a one-page resume and cover letter to: editor [at] reversemortgagedaily.com . No calls.

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