Posted On: October 8, 2010
Earth911.com is looking for a talented students with an interest in environmental issues.
Your time commitment could result in several clips.
Candidates not living in the Phoenix or NYC area will telecommute for this opportunity, therefore, the applicant should have reliable Internet and telephone access, be able to work independently and adhere to strict deadlines.
Earth911.com reports the latest environmental issues for the news section and publishes weekly feature articles tailored for readers that are new to the green scene.
A trusted source of daily content for mainstream environmental sites, Earth911.com's politically neutral and consumer-focused content has resulted in coverage in The New York Times, Time magazine, Newsweek, Oprah, Good Morning America and CNN, among others.
The ideal candidate must:
* Have a basic understanding of environmental topics including recycling, proper disposal, cradle-to-cradle and renewable energy.
* Be well-versed in current environmental news topics.
* Be able to coordinate and conduct interviews with secondary sources. This includes researching contact information that would be appropriate for the subject.
* Understand how to translate scientific or government terminology into content designed for a consumer audience.
* Have a thorough understanding of AP Style.
* Produce content with a consistent, neutral tone.
* Communication is of utmost importance. We expect our interns to be available during business hours for last-minute edits or coverage.
* The ideal candidate will complete assigned topics utilizing thorough research and supporting interviews and/or information.
* Must know the difference between hard news writing and feature writing. They must also be able to deliver articles in a tone that is consistent with Earth911's style and voice.
Candidates should send cover letter, resume and two relevant writing samples to:
Amanda Wills, East Coast Editor, awills(at)earth911.com