Unpaid Journalism/New Media Internship Position Opening
(Federal Work- Study available for Columbia College Chicago students)
Date: March 13, 2013
Number of Openings: 1
Date to Start: April 1
Position Title: New Media/Newstips intern (Federal Workstudy)
This intern will work directly with the Workshop’s New Media Manager, helping to coordinate and create content, write, and report stories for our multiple social media and web platforms (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, et. al). This is not a reporting position, but interns are encouraged to pursue stories that interest them, and must have a strong interest and passion for Chicago community news.
Duties may also include contacting and researching news media outlets and updating them in our database. Take part in community building sessions between news media and their community. Take part in effort to organize and provide support for an alliance of ethnic news media outlets.
- Must be majoring in Journalism or a related field.
- Must be able to submit 2-4 writing examples.
- Must have an interest in community journalism, social media and writing in a professional manor.
- Must be able to commit to a 2-3 month internship (internship expansion can be discussed)
- Data entry skills
- Phone skills
- Detail oriented
- Strong communication skills
- Fast learner in software packages
- Knowledge of Macintosh computers
- Social media savvy (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Google+)
- MS Word, Filemaker Pro, Pagemaker, Internet applications a plus
- Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments
Since its start at Malcolm X College in 1989, the Community Media Workshop, a non-profit organization, has provided the necessary link between the news media and community and civic groups that are making our city a better place to live and work. More than 1500 groups have purchased, Getting On Air, Online & Into Print, our highly-praised directory of Chicago-area media. Our Newstips is the only independent news service in Chicago that exclusively covers community issues. We have trained over 1000 community leaders and activists in our Professional Media Relations Workshop, which teaches them how to communicate effectively with reporters and editors about the news value in their work, whether it’s job training in Humboldt Park or community policing in Englewood. The Workshop connects the community with media, the Workshop promotes news that matters.
For more information, contact
Maggie Walker, at 312-369-6402 or email resume Maggie@newstips.org