Newspaper Intern

Posted On: December 4, 2015

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Straus News

Company Description

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

Job Description

Straus News, which in Manhattan comprises four weekly newspapers, is seeking capable and enthusiastic editorial interns for the spring semester, starting soon after the new year.
Interns work out of our Manhattan office on Seventh Avenue, near 28th Street, covering local neighborhood news on the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, downtown and Chelsea. Working closely with editorial staff, interns report on and write everything from arts features to investigations.
We require interns to commit to at least two full days. Days and times are flexible. Internships are unpaid and must be eligible for school credit.
Duties include:
• Reporting and writing profiles, Q&As, features, news, investigative pieces, briefs and whatever else comes our way
• Attending weekly editorial meetings
• Compiling event listings
• Pitching stories
• Helping research investigative stories
• Taking photographs

Interns will have the opportunity (and are expected) to report on schools, crime, small businesses, arts, local government, development, the arts, and, occasionally, food and dining.

We like stories that inform our smart, loyal readers about their neighborhoods, stories they are not likely to read elsewhere.
We do not publish reviews, either of arts events or food/restaurants, but we do write stories about the people behind those events and restaurants.

To Apply

Interested applicants should email a resume and a brief cover letter detailing their specific interests in local journalism and availability (potential starting date as well as days/times available) for the semester to Richard Khavkine ( Applicants should also attach a resume and writing samples/clips, or send links to online clips in the body of the email.