Posted On: August 20, 2018
Media Organization: Straus News
Straus News publishes 17 local weekly newspapers and associated websites in contiguous towns in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including , in Manhattan, the West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown and Chelsea News.
Straus News, which in Manhattan comprises four weekly newspapers, seeks capable and enthusiastic editorial interns for the fall semester.
Interns will work out of our Manhattan office on Eighth Avenue, near 35th Street, covering local neighborhood news on the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, downtown and Chelsea. Interns work closely with editorial staff, attend weekly story meetings and report on and write everything from arts features to investigations.
We require interns to commit to at least two full weekdays, about 16 hours a week. Days and times are flexible. Internships are unpaid and MUST be eligible for school credit.
• Reporting and writing profiles, Q&As, feature stories, news stories, investigative pieces, news briefs, and other stories
• Attending weekly editorial meetings
• Pitching stories
• Helping research investigative stories
• Doing "man-on-the-street" interviews
• Taking photos and videos
Interns will report on local government, transportation, small businesses, schools, crime, the arts and development, as well as write profiles.
We like stories that inform our smart, loyal readers about their neighborhoods, stories they are not likely to read elsewhere.
We do not do reviews, either of arts events or food/restaurants, but we do stories about the people behind those events and restaurants.
Interns will get help, advice and suggestions on pitching stories, developing them, reporting and research, and writing (and re-writing). At the end of their tenures, interns leave with a wealth of published clips, with the range of topics and story types determined by abilities and, at least in part, interests.
Please email deputy editor Richard Khavkine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a brief cover letter detailing your specific interest in local journalism and your availability (potential starting date as well as days/times available) for the semester. Please also attach a resume and links to published clips.