Richmond BizSense, an online daily business news publication in Richmond, Va., has an opening for a 10-week, paid summer internship.
The position is designed for rising juniors, seniors or recent graduates, with special preference given to applicants who have reported for or edited college newspapers. A general knowledge of business, economics, finance or investing is helpful but not required. A curiosity for those topics and excellent writing skills are required. Interns will work side-by-side with the editor and learn how to report, write and edit stories for a savvy web audience. Enthusiasm and a strong work ethic are required.
Interns are treated as staff writers and expected to handle a wide range of responsibilities, including covering breaking news, developing sources and writing hard news/feature/lifestyle stories. Interns are also expected to pitch ideas, develop leads, take photos and edit copy when needed.
The position begins after Memorial Day and ends just prior to Labor Day. You’ll write 8-10 stories per week and will finish the summer with a strong portfolio of clips and a taste of what it's like to be a beat reporter.
BizSense, along with its sister site in Denver, Colorado, combines the energy of a young, entrepreneurial company with the sense of purpose that comes from knowing that the community needs well-presented and insightful business news coverage. Richmond is a fantastic place to report, with everything from startups to Fortune 500 companies. We’re energized about our 11-year-old company and enjoy covering a thriving business community. We take special pleasure in regularly scooping the local newspaper.
To apply, send resume, 5 clips exhibiting a range of stories (with an emphasis on hard news) and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is Feb. 28.
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