Posted On: March 1, 2013
Paid Journalism Internship
Media Organization: Wordsworth Law Publications
A small law book publisher working on medical litigation, tort, insurance, internet, and state-specific civil litigation publications in conjunction with Thomson Reuters.
Part-time: 4 hours per week; possible increase on proficiency
Journalism student or alumni needed for small law book publisher working on medical litigation, tort, insurance, internet, and state-specific civil litigation publications in conjunction with Thomson Reuters.
Approximately four hours per week on a continuing basis. Project training is provided on-site with supervision. Some work can be completed offsite (at home). All work is handled over the internet and by phone.
Responsibilities include researching to find experts (professional organizations, physicians, attorneys, and others), contacting experts (email and phone), conducting brief phone interviews (10 – 20 minutes), transcribing and editing expert comment, handling publication details (obtaining expert photo, drafting short bios, getting expert link), and working in conjunction with editor in NYC and Chicago. Additional e-pub projects possible.
Compensation: $20/hour; no benefits.
The company is in the first stages of expansion and may have permanent position in the future.
Qualifications: Journalism student; Alumni
Excellent writing and phone abilities
Previous writing experience other than academic demonstrating solid writing skills
Able to follow directions while working independently
Must have a laptop
High-speed internet access for projects completed off-site
Applicants with specialty publication/newsletter writing experience are particularly encouraged to apply, although this is not necessary for this position.
Position ideal for journalism student or alumni seeking to work reduced hours, enter publishing, or supplement income.
Contact: Monique C.M. Leahy
Email: Brief cover letter (including email and phone number). Include interesting information about yourself and why you want this position.
Attach a resume, brief writing sample, and contact information for two references.