Jobs & Internships - News
-Experience in Wordpress CMS and a working understanding of coding desired, but not required
- Create highlights and clips of games and other sporting events instantly from our live streams
- Writing posts for a sports blog that focuses on a variety of sports, including college
- Contribute to social content creation and distribution
- Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media, Journalism/Broadcast Journalism, Mass Communications, Public Relations, or Communication Arts
- Familiarity with non-linear editing software such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, Avid
- Familiarity and experience with various social media platforms.
- Strong organizational and communication skills with keen attention to detail and problem-solving skills
- Knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Experience/interest in web content tools including Wordpress and Drupal
Hours per week:1-2 articles per week (3-5 hours)
Paid or Unpaid: Unpaid
Openings and Requirements:
Columnists. Columnists will be required to provide in-depth analysis and/or share their opinion about the hottest topics in college sports. All candidates must use their own equipment and the ability to hit scheduled deadlines. Columnists will work from home.
News writers. News writers must show the ability to produce content in a timely manner. News writers must be able to self-motivate and actively search for the latest breaking news and hot button issues in the college sports world. All candidates must use their own equipment and have flexible schedules that would allow the ability to cover the news in real-time. News writers will work from home.
Campus Lifestyle writers. Lifestyle writers will focus not only on what is happening on campus, but what is being talked about. From uniform news to viral videos and feel-good stories on campus, Lifestyle writers will cover a wide variety of topics. All candidates must use their own equipment and the ability to work on-call. Lifestyle writers will work from home.
California Mid-State Fair
Graphic Design emphasis:
Overall design of our annual Official Program. Assist in the creation of print ads, posters, online ads, social media posts and targeted emails.
Writing Press Releases, Artist Biographies, and Event/Activity Descriptions. Assist in the creation of print ads, posters, online ads, social media posts and targeted emails.
To apply and learn more about these positions, click here.
NPG of California (KEYT/KCOY/KKFX)
A 12 week program where you will receive real-world, hands-on experience to help prepare you for full time employment. It is designed to provide an overview of newsroom operations from the perspective of the broadcast/digital content producer. At the end of each week, schedule time with the station News Director to review your progress, ask questions and receive feedback.
This is a paid summer internship. Click here for more information.
Internships at New Times typically last three months. Hours of work are determined on an individual basis, but are relatively flexible as long as quality work is turned in on deadline. Interns are expected to be able work fairly independently, asking for help when necessary, taking constructive criticism in stride, pitching story ideas, and completing tasks in a timely manner. Work is assigned on a weekly basis with at least one long-term project to be completed during the internship. Basically, a student will get out of this internship what they put into it. Come to us expecting to work hard, be passionate, write, report, and learn.
If you are interested, please click here for more information.
Interns hit the ground running at KCBX, helping to develop story ideas on day one. Their focus is on our news goals, which include longer-form stories that address issues facing the Central Coast, beyond the day-of news.
Finally, interns get a rare opportunity to have their work heard by a large listening audience. By the end of their term, interns have a body of work to add to their professional portfolio. Because KCBX is a nonprofit that runs with a large volunteer staff—and because the quarter system doesn’t give enough time to fulfill our teaching goals—we ask that interns stick with KCBX for an additional pre-defined term. This gives them an opportunity to create higher-quality material, while adding to their contribution to the station.
If you are interested, click here for more information.
Copy Editing Internship, The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, CA)
The Tribune is offering a 6-month copy editing internship to a college junior or senior seeking a hands-on, learn-by-doing environment. Requirements: A love for the English language, as well as knowledge of AP style and grammar. A familiarity with InDesign (or similar design programs) is preferred. Previous internship and/or work on a college newspaper is also preferred.
Duties include writing print headlines, as well as SEO-friendly headlines for SanLuisObispo.com; copy editing wire and local stories and preparing the stories for online; and doing layout and story selection for print. This is a 12- to 16-hour-per-week position, starting immediately. The position pays $10 per hour.
The Tribune is a 36,000 circulation daily — the right size for successful applicants to get real-world newsroom experience. Our past interns have rated our program highly.
To apply, send a resumé, cover letter, and at least three clips or samples to Human Resources, The Tribune, P.O. Box 112, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406; or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
News Intern, KSBY
At KSBY, the intern will have the opportunity to see close-up the daily operations in a television newsroom.
Interns have opportunities to shadow reporters, photographers and producers. They also spend time writing first drafts of TV and web scripts, shooting and logging video, researching stories and editing their own packages. All activities are done under the direct supervision of a KSBY newsroom employee. The internships are unpaid and must be taken for college credit. For more information, contact KSBY intern coordinator Matt Van Slyke at email@example.com or call 805-597-8404.
If you are interested, you may fill out the application form by clicking here.