Summer Intern

Capital City Press, LLC, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Date Posted January 12, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty General Assignment
Job Status Intern
Salary Not Specified


Summer News Intern 

Department:  News

Reports to:     

Metro Editor in New Orleans, LA

 Metro Editor in Baton Rouge, LA

 Managing Editor in Lafayette, LA

The Advocate is aware that diversity plays a significant part in providing great news in print and digital platforms.  Our commitment to inclusion across, race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience has helped in our reputation of being one of the strongest news sources in the state of Louisiana.  We are seeking applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences for internships that will be located in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and our Lafayette locations.

 General Summary of Position:  We are looking for three interns to work in our three markets, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans. Each intern will have at least one of the traditional newsroom skills, like reporter, designer, photographer, sportswriter, online editor. Night and weekend work required. 

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Duties:  

  1. Monitor Breaking News
  2. Make calls for news stories.
  3. Monitor new posts by competitors, law enforcement, and citizens for breaking news stories at all times.
  4. Prepare news coverage for print and online platforms. 
  5. Cover live news events for online and print.
  6. Take photographs for online and print.
  7. Write headlines that are catchy and accurate.

Education, Experience, and Knowledge Requirements:

 Skill Requirements

Ability Requirements

Physical Requirements (sensory acuity) 

The job requires the following demands daily:  

  1. hear normal conversation
  2. hear faint sounds, signals, etc.
  3. see nearby and distant objects 
  4. have accurate depth perception 
  5. have accurate color vision
  6. clear speaking so someone else can understand what you say

Physical Requirements (coordination, dexterity, and strength):

Work Environment:

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