Internship @ Norwegian American Weekly

Editorial Internship, Norwegian American Weekly

Do you love journalism and Norway? An exciting internship is available onsite at the Norwegian American Weekly’s Greenlake-area office. You’ll contribute articles and help steer the direction of the nation’s only Norwegian newspaper. While learning the inner workings of a small weekly print and online publication, you’ll also have the opportunity to engage your creative side as the voice of our mascot, a 125-year-old “nisse” looking for his lost family.

The ideal candidate has studied journalism and creative writing, and has an interest in Norway and at least one of the following: travel, sports, and persuasive writing. A deep love and knowledge of social media is an absolute must, as is basic computer literacy and excellent writing. Priority consideration will be given to candidates with Norwegian language fluency and/or proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, but these are not required.

10-15 hours/week, primarily on Tuesday and Thursdays. Training will be on other days. $12/hour to start. There is the possibility to make this a permanent part-time position if the fit is right.

 

Primary duties:

  • Take charge of sourcing or creating content for one page of the newspaper: Travel, Sports, or Opinion, depending on availability and student inclination. Get familiar with the content we’ve already used and the sort of content that’s appropriate and valuable for our audience. Cultivate a network of writers; work with the rest of the staff to coordinate content and make an editorial calendar; source rights-free or one-time-use images to accompany stories. Work within our style guide (modified AP).
  • Be part of our social media presence, including managing our mascot’s Instagram and Twitter accounts.
  • Digitize back content onto our website.
  • Work with subscriptions and handle office work as necessary, including answering phones.
  • Design or modify advertisements as needed.

 

How to apply

Send your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample including journalism and a few sample tweets from Nils Anders Wik to emily@na-weekly.com. Please first familiarize yourself with what we do by looking over http://www.na-weekly.com, visiting our Facebook page, and checking in on Nils Anders Wik’s twitter @NAWnisse. His origin story is at http://www.na-weekly.com/featured/naws-new-friend/.

Don’t hesitate to apply; we’d love to start someone right away! Open until filled.

 

Contact:

Emily C. Skaftun emily@na-weekly.com 206-784-4617

 

Advertisements

Rick Steves Winter Quarter Internship

Rick Steves’ Europe Winter 2016 Internship

Rick Steves’ Europe, publisher of best-selling guidebooks, is seeking candidates for a three-month internship in its book department. Interns at Rick Steves work 10-19 hours per week on everything from data-heavy work (fact-checking, organizing feedback, formatting files) to proofreading text and maps for our guidebooks and websites. Depending on the intern’s expertise, some writing and editing tasks may also be assigned. While this is an unpaid internship, it is designed as a learning experience. We require that our interns be enrolled in a college or university and that they earn college credit for their work. (If you have already graduated, you do not qualify for this internship.)

We are seeking communication or English majors who have had at least one writing or editing course. Experience writing and editing in print or for online publications is preferred. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Word. Knowledge of French, German, Italian, or Spanish, while not essential, is a plus. European travel experience is also beneficial. We are seeking one intern for Winter Quarter (Jan. 4th-March 11th).

Rick Steves’ Europe provides a casual, rewarding work environment in scenic Edmonds, Washington, about 20 minutes north of Seattle. We are dedicated to the cause of smart travel. We produce a public television series, weekly radio show and podcasts, write popular travel guidebooks, maintain an extensive travel website, run European tours, teach travel classes, and market an exclusive line of travel gear. To learn more

 

If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, and writing samples (published samples preferred, but not required) to Tom Griffin, Guidebook Editor, Rick Steves’ Europe, tomg@ricksteves.com.

 

SPORTSWRITING INTERNSHIPS

SPORTSWRITING INTERNSHIPS

 

As a part-time (15-18 hours a week) sportswriting intern at seattlepi.com, you will be exposed to and enveloped in the dynamic and trailblazing world of online journalism. You will be expected to work at our newsroom and have a chance to become a big fish in a small pond, working directly with our sports staff on breaking news, long-term projects, sports analysis, photo galleries, historical research, editorial blogging and social media outreach.

 

Sportswriting internships at seattlepi.com also provide the opportunity to attend sports events as a member of the media, such as Mariners games, Sounders games, Seahawks games or practice, and/or other events (as long as they are in season). Your work will be considered – and usually used – for placement on the seattlepi.com home page, and will automatically be promoted on our sports index.

 

Experience working with social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, is expected. Familiarity with HTML or with WordPress is nice but not required. You must be able to receive college credit for an internship – non-students or even recently graduated alumni cannot be considered.

 

Now accepting applications for fall 2014, and winter and spring 2015.

 

How to apply:

Please email a brief cover letter (can be in the email body), your résumé and at least three writing samples (as attachments or Web links) to sports editor Nick Eaton at nickeaton@seattlepi.com with “Sports internship application” in the subject line. Applicants with no published writing samples will not be considered. Letters of reference are welcomed but not required.

News Intern seattlepi.com

News Intern seattlepi.com

As a part-time (15-18 hours a week) news intern at seattlepi.com, with a focus on content creation and social media outreach for The Pot Blog and The Big Science Blog, you will be exposed to and enveloped in the dynamic and trailblazing world of online journalism. You will be expected to work at our newsroom and have a chance to become a big fish in a small pond, working directly with our news producers on breaking news, long-term projects, analysis, photo galleries, historical research and editorial writing primarily for these two blogs. You may also be brought in on breaking news stories outside of these two content areas.

Your work will be considered – and usually used – for placement on the seattlepi.com home page, in addition to the home pages of these two blogs.

Experience working with social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, is expected. Familiarity with HTML and WordPress is nice but not required. You must be able to receive college credit for an internship – recently graduated alumni cannot be considered.

Now accepting applications for winter 2014 and spring 2014.

How to apply

Please email a brief cover letter (can be in the email body), your résumé and at least three writing samples (as attachments or Web links) to news producer Jake Ellison at jakeellison@seattlepi.com with “News internship application” in the subject line. Applicants with no published writing samples will not be considered. Letters of reference are welcomed but not required.

Internship for Mayorial Campaign

Ed Murray for Mayor – College Internship

Job Description

Murray for Mayor campaign interns will help mobilize voters across the city for Ed Murray’s Seattle

mayoral campaign. This is a great chance to get involved in progressive politics and learn how campaigns

are run at the local level.

Interns will partake in a variety of campaign activities including finance,

operations, field and social media and will have the opportunity to work on projects that are of particular

interest to them.

Primary Responsibilities

-Register, persuade, and motivate voters

-Attend and represent the campaign at various community, fundraising, and constituent events

-Ensure data integrity by keeping all databases and documents up to date and accurate

-Build and sustain current relationships with volunteers and supporters

Qualifications

-Strong communication skills

-Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary

-Knowledge of Seattle and local policy issues is a plus, but not required

Interns will work alongside campaign staff in a fast-paced organization and must be able to juggle

multiple projects with competing demands. Likewise, exceptional organization, attention to detail, and

motivation are required as well as the ability to work independently. Interns will work mostly with

campaign staff, but may also be in contact with elected officials, candidates, other campaign’s staff, and

the press.

Instructions

Please send a resume and brief statement of interest to Tim Wolfe at

tim@murray4mayor.co

Freelance Writer Needed-Internship!

 

Freelance Writer Needed

The Community Center for Education Results, the nonprofit supporting the Road Map Project (http://www.roadmapproject.org/), is looking for a freelance writer to contribute to an upcoming report about education in South Seattle and South King County. Specifically, we need an experienced writer who can craft short, impactful features called “Bright Spots” that highlight educational successes in the region.

To see examples of “Bright Spots” from our last report, please view this PDF of our report from last year: http://www.roadmapproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/FINAL-RESULTS-REPORT-reduced-size.pdf

This is a freelance, work remotely position.

Requirements:

At least 3 years professional writing experience
Ability to take concepts/ideas and develop them into meaingful pieces
Ability to travel to sites across South Seattle and South King County to conduct interviews
Ability to review and integrate data into stories
Ability to take photographs at sites for inclusion in report
Ability to meet deadlines and respond to feedback/editing
Outstanding spelling and grammar skills

Responsibilities:

The freelance writer will research, write and submit 200- to 300-word “Bright Spots” for an upcoming Road Map Project report. A successful candidate may be asked to continue contributing to the report. Work can (and probably should) begin immediately.

How to apply:

Please send 3 short writing samples (less than 500 words) and resume to info@ccedresults.org. Compensation to be negotiated.

 

Seattle University “Spectator” newspaper positions are available-WOW!

Students,

The Spectator is now accepting applications for a number of section editor positions, staff writers, photographers, and designers. Employees who work at The Spectator receive scholarships of varying degree and gain invaluable experience working in a newsroom environment. In order to apply to The Spectator, please send in a cover letter, resume, and writing/photo/design samples (whichever is applicable) to editor@su-spectator.com.

 

Applications are due May 16th at the latest, (May 11th for Arts and Entertainment Editor).

 

More info on positions can be found at http://www.su-spectator.com/about/jobs