The National Press Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free professional development programs to journalists to increase their knowledge of complex issues. NPF seeks a responsible, creative, and detail-oriented intern for spring and summer 2011 to assist staff with varied projects. Responsibilities include:
- Assist Digital Media Manager with content creation and uploading on our website. This will include writing short copy as well as editing video and audio stories for web presentation.
- Research, fact-check and prepare content for agency entries in our Washington Beat Book (http://nationalpress.org/programs-and-resources/washington-beat-book/) under the supervision of Director of Programs.
- Support Programs Assistant with logistical planning for all journalist training programs. This will include programs in Washington D.C. and may include international programs, depending on NPF’s developing programs calendar. This may provide an opportunity for international travel.
NPF is looking for a candidate with an interest and/or background in journalism who is willing to take on diverse projects. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to gain quality, hands-on work experience and be an integral part of our small staff. Interns are welcome to attend any and all local NPF journalist training programs. The right candidate could be an upper-level undergraduate, graduate student, recent graduate or young professional looking to gain more experience.
Additional Qualifications Needed:
- Interest in journalism required with journalism experience preferred
- Video and audio editing experience
- Strong research and writing skills
- Great attention to detail, initiative, time-management skills and ability to prioritize tasks
- Knowledge of and experience with video and audio editing software, Excel and Microsoft office
NPF is looking for an intern to start as soon as possible with a commitment through August. Students finishing spring semester are welcome to work part-time until the conclusion of classes. Full-time hours (40 hours per week) are preferred for the summer months, although some flexibility may be possible. The internship may be extended beyond August should both the intern and NPF be agreeable. A stipend will be provided and will be determined based on the work schedule established (typically $1000 per semester for part time work and $1000 per month for full time work).
To apply, please email a resume, cover letter, short writing sample and link to a video editing clip if applicable to firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials will be considered on a rolling basis.
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