Editorial Intern

Posted On: August 8, 2013

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Straus Media

Company Description

Straus News publishes 14 local weekly newspapers and associated websites in contiguous towns in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Straus News' newspapers are Our Town, The West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, Chelsea Clinton News, The Westsider in Manhattan; The Warwick Advertiser, The Photo News, The Chronicle in Orange County, NY; The Advertiser-News (North Edition), The Advertiser-News (South Edition), The Sparta Independent, The Township Journal, The West Milford Messenger in New Jersey and The Pike County Courier in Pennsylvania.

Our newspapers and websites focus on local issues that matter to people's everyday lives, from concerns about schools and infrastructure spending to who's who in town and soccer scores. We pride ourselves on our commitment to reporting the tough local stories while highlighting the success and achievements in our neighborhoods.

The newspapers have won numerous awards for news coverage and editorial and advertising excellence, including first place for in-depth reporting from the Suburban Newspaper Association for a series about heroin addiction entitled "High in Sussex County," and a prestigious National Education Writers Award for "Middle School Principal Tests Boundaries with Home Visit."

The newspapers are distributed to more than 250,000 homes each week.

Job Description

Editorial interns for our local weekly newspapers Our Town, the West Side Spirit and Our Town Downtown work closely with our editors and reporters. Interns compile local neighborhood events, curate cultural events for our weekly 7-Day Plan feature, write news briefs, help with copyediting, work on research projects, write news stories as assigned, contribute to weekly editorial meetings and cover occasional events.

To Apply

Please send an email to editor Megan Bungeroth (editor.otdt@strausnews.com) with a brief cover letter in the body of the email describing your experience and why you are interested in contributing to a local news organization. Please also include a resume as a word document or PDF attachment.