Reporter

TAPinto Newark, Newark, New Jersey

Date Posted February 14, 2020
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Intern
Salary $32,500
Website http://www.tapintonewark.net

Description:

TAPinto Newark, an independently owned, award-winning news website that is part of the TAPinto network, has an opening for a one-year, paid, early career reporting internship in an underserved urban media market. This internship is designed for a reporter with at least two years of experience who is looking to move up from a small town beat to cover a larger urban beat. The reporter is expected to have experience covering municipal government, including city/town council meetings, planning/zoning board meetings and school board meetings. However, we are not looking for a stenographer. You should be able to show examples in your clip submission of how you developed enterprise stories from your beat. You will also be expected to cover issues of poverty, housing, economic development, gentrification, equity and injustice. Newark is New Jersey's largest city and one of its poorest, though it has been on the rise. A reporter with a keen eye can find an endless supply of news stories. You will be expected to spend your days in the city on the prowl for stories that help readers beter understand Newark. While you should be seasoned enough to discern the wheat from the chaff, you will also be guided by an experienced editor who has been developing young reporters for more than three decades. Reporters from TAPinto Newark and our sister publication, TAPinto Camden, have graduated to larger news organizations, including The Star-Ledger and the Burlington County Times. The stipend for the internship is $32,500. If you think you have what it takes, please submit your resume, cover letter explaining why you want the position, along with your five best clips to the committee that is considering internship applications to newark@tapinto.net. Deadline is March 13.

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