March 20, 2012

Entry-level reporting job @ U.S. News & World Report

The News & Opinion section at U.S.News & World Report is seeking college graduates with backgrounds in writing and Web production for one-year internships. The duties of these full-time (37.5 hours a week), hourly paid positions include:

• Researching and writing stories for the News section, including the Opinion and Whispers sections
• Assisting with the production of Web packages that include stories, charts, slide shows, photo galleries, and other elements
• Writing and editing SEO-oriented headlines
• Helping to develop social media efforts for the section
• Assisting with tracking traffic, keywords, and other online trends on major portals and other sites
• Coordinating with outside writers and contributors to generate content for the section

• A firm grasp of current events and strong news judgment
• Strong research and writing skills
• The ability to work on deadlines in a journalistic environment and manage several tasks and projects simultaneously
• Strong communication and organizational skills
• A demonstrated understanding of social media and ability to effectively promote U.S. News content on social media networks
• Working knowledge of HTML and Web production. Familiarity with content management systems
• Knowledge of SEO best practices and online analytics reporting via Google Analytics or Omniture is a plus
• Knowledge of image-editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop, is a plus

Applicants must provide 2-3 references and 3 writing clips in addition to résumé and cover letter. Please send all materials to tsmart[ay] and include the phrase “News & Opinion intern” in the subject field.

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