June 17, 2011

Paid internship @ Sporting News

Sporting News, a 540,000-circulation magazine based in Charlotte, N.C., is offering a paid fall internship to edit for its fantasy sports website.

Responsibilities include monitoring fantasy news feeds, putting together top-story packages for the main fantasy sports pages and some writing. Some photo editing also required.

Candidates must be quick learners, be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and be able to react to breaking news. In addition, candidates need to have strong people skills and be able to work in a team environment. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, is also required.

Candidates should be pursuing a degree in journalism, new media or equivalent; have excellent command of the English language; and strong editing and grammar skills. A passion for fantasy sports, particularly fantasy football and fantasy baseball, is a must.

Qualifications: Previous experience on the web, in newspapers or magazines is preferred. In addition, your work status must be such that you are authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

To apply, send your resume, cover letter and three examples of work to Senior Editor George Winkler at gwinkler@sportingnews.com or 120 West Morehead Street, Charlotte, N.C., 28202. Do not email attachments. Deadline for application is July 15. The position will be filled for August-December.

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