Journalism Interns Wanted

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The Rise Network™ is currently looking for students who are interested in an online internship for a global multi-media startup company that is in the process of a soft launch to 5 million people daily.

Are you obsessed with finding, sharing and writing stories online? Do your friends look to you on Facebook and Twitter for the latest trends, ideas, and memes? The Rise Network™, a multi-media startup set on discovering tomorrow’s legends in TV, film, music, and literature is looking for you.

Work from school or home. We are an online entertainment network that has a fast paced work environment and we seek talented interns who crave to learn new skills and aren't afraid to tackle big projects.

This is a year-round internship that works according to the intern’s availability. We are providing students with an opportunity to enhance their learning experience in their field(s) of interest.

As an intern you will get to work remotely with a variety of our executive staff and will work on real projects that will reach our vast audience.

Our ideal candidate is someone who wants to have a finger on the pulse on what's going on in world news and entertainment; someone who is obsessed with social media and is creative and thoughtful about blogging and writing for our company to our social and print media communities.

We must have at least 1 political science journalist.

Responsibilities

•Interviewing people in a wide range of circumstances
•Writing copy for publication on a tight deadline
•Building contacts and sources for use in future stories
•Fact-checking the information given to you by a source is a must
•Creating blog publications
•Finding news and report on it in article or video form as quickly as possible, in an arresting and engaging style.
•Attending press conferences, court sessions, council meetings and other scheduled public events (Employees Only)
•Interviewing the people involved in news stories
•Following up news releases, calls from the public or tip-offs from personal contacts
•Writing news stories from notes taken, often to tight deadlines
•Work with colleagues, such as our social media specialists and photographers
•Writing feature articles our magazine
•Photojournalism opportunities
•Assisting in the processing and editing of press releases, obituaries, birth and
wedding announcements

Requirements

•Inquisitive
•Excellent writers
•Good at relating to all kinds of people
•Cool under pressure
•Good at absorbing information quickly
•Interested in current affairs
•Able to work within a tight deadline
•Curious about the world around you
•General understanding of current events
•Ability to delve deeper
•Good communication skills, both written and oral
•Strong editing and proofreading skills
•Eye for detail
•Excellent written English skills
•Must be able to work well alone or in a team
•Ability to multitask
•Strong familiarity with photography, video and audio content gathering and editing skills
•Be able to ask difficult questions, often in an emotionally charged situation
•Follow current events, always looking for a story opportunity
•Be able to develop a source
•Pitch story ideas to editors and producers
•Attend news conferences (Employees Only)
•Mulit-lingual or bi-lingual a plus
•Stay up to date with privacy, contempt and defamation laws

If this sounds interesting we want to hear from you.

This is a non-paid internship that can quickly become a paid internship; however initially, college credit is available as an option for those interested.

To apply please submit your resume to Internships@RiseNetwork.net.




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