DNP - Deseret News
  • 30-May-2017 to 15-Oct-2017 (MST)
  • Enterprise
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

The Deseret News In-Depth and Investigative Team is continuously looking for talented seasonal student interns to assist in researching and writing investigative and in-depth stories on political and social issues.

Paid interns will work alongside seasoned, full-time reporters in searching databases, mining data sources, interviewing sources and writing in-depth stories that explore solutions to pressing issues of interest to our local and national audiences. There will also be opportunities to write digital-only content for deseretnews.com. Work will be published online and in the Deseret News local and national print editions.

We are especially interested in interns who have a background in research and an interest in developing reportorial skills and writing long-form news features. We are also open to tailoring an internship experience for someone with a particular interest in data journalism or another unique expertise.

Internships are paid and are approximately four months (one semester) in duration.

Job description:

  • Assist full-time journalists in researching and writing in-depth news stories
  • Produce digital-only content (lists, aggregated news roundups, daily news stories, interactive graphics) on an as-needed basis

 Skills necessary:

  • General research skills, including searching databases and public records, reading and creating spreadsheets to summarize data, researching policy issues and legislation, and other tasks as necessary
  • Training in journalism or other writing experience involving critical/analytical thinking
  • Writing that is engaging, thoughtful, enlightening, informative, rigorous and entertaining
  • Knowledge of current events, including a creative take on issues and an ability to use data, video, social media and other tools to enhance stories
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter
  • Ability to take regular feedback and work with editors and writers in a professional environment
  • Ability to write on deadline and take assignments on short notice
  • Commitment to Deseret Media Companies mission and values: http://deseretmanagement.com/mission-statement/

 

In order to be considered for this internship, you must include with your application:

1) A resume

2) A cover letter

3) Published writing samples (cannot be school papers). These should be uploaded in the same section as your resume and cover letter.

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