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Company: Deseret News
Intern - Enterprise Reporter for National Desk
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
August 18, 2014
Job ID: 1527926


                                                                                 Job Description: Enterprise Reporter Intern for National Desk

     The Deseret News seeks talented writers to produce enterprise stories about social issues including family, faith, finance, education, media values and solutions to poverty. Successful candidates also will aggregate and analyze Internet content for our digitalaudiences on national and international issues.

     Interns will write primarily for the National Sunday Edition of the Deseret News, a weekly publication with 60,000 subscribers, and the Deseret News National Edition website ( Internships are paid.

     The Deseret News is part of a dynamic media company whose mission is to be a trusted voice of light and knowledgefor a growing national audience focused on faith and family issues. TheProject for Excellence in Journalism recently reported on innovations at the Deseret News:


Job description

·       Produce one (1) strong, enterprising story each week

·       Produce four (4) web roundups of news coverage each week

Skills necessary

·       Writing that is thoughtful, enlightening, informative, rigorous, engaging and entertaining

·       Ability/willingness to develop stories beyond the routine. We are looking for someone who will ask more interesting questions, go beyond simple news releases and do thoughtful enterprise story development and research

·       Journalism and/or other professional training in critical/analytical thinking

·       Ability/willingness to work with professionals to cultivate a beat in a way that develops mutual trust and respect

·       Ability/willingness to develop national sources who can provide trusted insight and perspective

·       Ability/willingness to take regularfeedback and editing from multiple editors

·       Ability to write on deadline and take breaking news assignments on short notice

·       Commitment to Deseret Media Companies mission and values (


·       Please send a cover letter, resume and clips to Nathan Sorensen,

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