Posted On: September 11, 2013
Media Organization: Straus News
Straus News publishes 14 local weekly newspapers and associated websites in contiguous towns in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Straus News' newspapers in Manhattan are Our Town, The West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, Chelsea Clinton News, and The Westsider. 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.
We need interns to come in at least 2 days a week to our office in Chelsea (it doesn't necessarily have to be two full 8-hour days) and work on a variety of tasks including compiling event listings, writing news briefs, doing man-on-the-street interviews, taking photos, and writing features/profiles/news articles. Lots of opportunities for bylines!
Please send an email to (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a brief cover letter in the body explaining why you're interested in neighborhood / hyperlocal news and your availability during the work week. Attach a resume and one or two news writing samples (can be published or from a class).