Seeking a multi-media sports intern for the fall semester at The Gazette and thegazette.com in Cedar Rapids. Applicant should have good reporting and writing skills and some deadline experience. Our goal is to broaden the experience of a student who wants to learn how to work for a daily news operation, covering high school and college events, writing features, helping with desk operation and shooting photos and video.
? Job Responsibilities: Prepares concise and clearly written stories that are fair and accurate. Meets deadlines. Files spot news reports for digital first platforms following guidelines set forth in spot news plan. Acts as a breaking news first responder for all platforms. Inputs stories in correct format to meet the needs of multiple platforms. Stays informed of news and events in coverage area. Reads newspapers, wire and online reports and watches various broadcast newscasts. Follows up on assigned stories when appropriate. Files information on upcoming news items with assignment desk. Maintains confidentiality of information and sources. Consults with supervisor regularly to review story assignments, workflow and workload. Adheres to standard of excellence set forth in Gazette Communications policies. Works solo when appropriate to deliver text, photos, video and other multimedia elements for various platforms in a timely manner. Collaborates with reporters and photojournalists to gather elements for stories. Follows up on reports from previous news day.
Minimum Requirements: Enrolled in journalism or a related field at a college or university. Applicants may also be recent college graduates. Must be company insurable with a satisfactory driving record.
Status: Temporary, Part Time
A pre-employment drug screen is required. EOE.