Anchorage Daily News editorial Internship - Sports
Want to learn the media business from the inside? The Anchorage Daily News is hiring an editorial intern for our sports department. It is paid and will last about 4 months, 20 hours a week, including Friday nights and Saturdays.
In this position you will write about a multitude of sports; prepare results and standings for publication; help keep our calendar of events updated; answer phones; write everything from briefs to features and help with other tasks as needed. If you have a car (and insurance), you will get to cover sports events.
We’re looking for someone with a basic understanding of sports. We don’t care if you know who won the last Super Bowl, but you should know about first downs, RBIs, 3- pointers and power plays. If you know the Mustangs play in Chugiak and the Kardinals come from Kenai (and start with a K), all the better.
You must be able to perform on tight deadlines for both online and print publication, meaning you must be able to write quickly and cleanly. You must be detail oriented, proficient in grammar and spelling, have strong writing skills, be familiar with AP style and abhor the Oxford comma (or at the very least, know not to use it). A desire to learn and improve will take you far.
Applicants should send a letter telling us a little about yourself and how you can help us along with a resume and samples of your news, sports or features writing. Send materials to Beth Bragg, sports editor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit hours: 3 Pays: $12 per hour
Length of internship: One semester, following the University of Alaska semester timeline Location: Anchorage Daily News, 300 W. 31st Avenue in Anchorage
As part of this position you will be asked to do the following:
- Gather, input and format results from a variety of sports and write recaps of events on tight deadlines
- Conduct interviews and compose accurate, well-written articles for publication
- Be responsive to editorial feedback
- Know and use Associated Press style
- Help maintain our calendar of events by adding events, times and locations as needed; this may include researching details of events and reaching out to community members when necessary
- Pitch ideas for sports stories
- Answer phones and provide customer service to those who call with questions or complaints.
Chips Quinn Scholars Program
The Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism provides hands-on training and mentoring to qualified applicants through paid internships at newsrooms across the United States. The aim of the program is to improve newsroom diversity and encourage careers in journalism. The internship is offered annually, with an application deadline of October 15.
Denver Post Internship
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The Denver Post also offers part-time (24-hour) internships in reporting and multimedia all year long. Deadlines:
Spring deadline: Dec. 31 each year
Summer deadline: May 1 each year
Fall deadline: Aug. 1 each year