Internship - News

Lee Enterprises Inc   Fredericksburg, VA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on September 8, 2022
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The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., is now hiring a creative, motivated student journalist for a 10-week paid internship this summer.

We want our interns to walk away with a rewarding, real-world newsroom experience, a pile of great clips and the skills they need to develop into the next generation of journalists.

Qualified candidates should be inquisitive self-starters who are capable of producing compelling content for our digital and print platforms. Interns should feel empowered to find and pitch great stories about our increasingly diverse communities. We want multitaskers who can juggle multiple assignments and embrace all facets of multimedia storytelling.

We will provide an atmosphere of collaboration and support for all interns.

For our summer internships, we are seeking a variety of applicants, from news and sports reporters to photographers and videographers, but successful candidates will be innovative, prolific and deadline-driven.

Interns will work alongside professional journalists in our newsroom, who will provide guidance, direction and support. Interns will receive customized training on topics such as how to develop sources, how to prioritize diversity and inclusion in news coverage and how to pitch a great story. They'll also have access to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who are part of the Lee Enterprises network of 77 news markets across the U.S.

Exceptional interns will be considered for full-time employment at the conclusion of the program.

Qualified applicants should be enrolled in college or be recent college graduates. They also should have either completed at least one previous internship in a media market, or comparable work for a college news outlet.

Interns should have their own transportation to assignments and must be available to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends.

To apply, submit the following items by April 8: A cover letter; a resume detailing relevant journalism experience; and five examples of published journalism work. Email all documents to Andrea Russell at anrussell@freelancestar.com.