Posted On: March 19, 2014
Media Organization: Straus News Manhattan
Straus News publishes 14 local weekly newspapers and associated websites in contiguous towns in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The circulation area covers Manhattan and Orange County in New York, Sussex and Passaic Counties in New Jersey and Pike County in Pennsylvania. Straus News also publishes Dirt, a magazine covering the local green scene.
Currently members of the National Newspaper Association, The Suburban Newspaper Association, The Associated Press and The New York Press Association, the papers have won numerous awards for news coverage and advertising excellence.
Editorial interns work on our three Manhattan weekly newspapers, the West Side Spirit, Our Town and Our Town Downtown, covering local neighborhood news on the Upper West Side, Upper East Side and downtown, out of our Manhattan office on 7th Avenue in Chelsea.
Interns work closely with editorial staff and attend weekly story meetings. Intern duties include compiling event listings, helping research investigative stories, conducting "man-on-the-street" reporting, taking news photographs, helping with copyediting occasionally, and reporting and writing profiles, news briefs, and other stories.
Our interns have published front-page news stories and get help every step of the way from pitching stories, developing them, reporting and research, and writing and re-writing.
Interns must work 2 days a week minimum.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief cover letter in the body of the email explaining your interest in local news. Also include a resume and 3-5 clips of journalistic work (need not be published, could be from a class). Please also indicate your potential start date and weekly availability (i.e. can start April 15, available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays).