Interns -- Summer 2024

| Louisville, KY, USA
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Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally-focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer Prize-winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

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The Courier Journal, winner of a 2020 Pulitzer Prize and a two-time Pulitzer finalist in 2021, is looking for highly motivated college students capable of contributing right away as summer 2024 interns in Louisville, Kentucky.

Participants in its 12-week fellowship program learn to tell stories on multiple platforms. The program provides one-on-one coaching, mentoring and interactive seminars. The program is viewed as a top learning opportunity in the industry, and some of the country's top journalists are among its graduates. We are looking for interns to work in the areas of features, breaking news, sports and editorial as well as data visualization and videography.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Fellows will work with breaking news, features, editorial and enterprise content teams to report stories in a fast-paced news environment. That may include reporting, writing, editing, shooting photos and videos and online production. Research, database and investigative work are also possibilities, as is appearing in front of a camera for livestream or in-house video work.

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills will be encouraged and sharpened.
  • Fellows will learn forms of alternative storytelling.
  • Fellows will work independently and as part of a team to provide perspectives and insights for newsroom and companywide projects identified by senior leadership as part of strategic growth initiatives.
  • Fellows will be called upon to actively participate in daily news meetings with top editors, where they'll learn how news developments take shape and be asked to contribute ideas.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree-seeking student currently enrolled at a college or university. Students preferably will have completed two years of college and have previously had at least one internship. Preference is given to more advanced students. Those who have completed undergraduate work are accepted.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, adaptable and flexible.
  • Excellent communication skills and command of the English language and AP style.
  • Technical skills required for some visual journalism team jobs, such as video shooting and editing. Videographer interns should demonstrate strong knowledge of digital media conversion and compression for web-based output. Requires excellent PC and Macintosh skills. Candidates should be well-versed in Final Cut Pro and video compression with Sorenson. Expertise in web video delivery, including live streaming, is a plus.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please apply herein and upload your current resume and submit a typewritten letter, not to exceed 500 words. Tell us why you want to be an intern, your ambitions and interests, and about previous experiences in journalism. Include your multimedia skills. Access to published writing clips, photos and videos, and video footage is required as part of the application assessment for all newsroom internship roles. It's important that these items be combined into a single document upload with your application, preferably in PDF format. The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant's disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals' application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.'s Recruitment Department at [email protected].

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  • Job Function Intern
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Internship

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