Star Tribune offers 10-week summer reporting internships. We recruit nationally for this program and select talented, driven college and graduate students who can cover breaking news, as well as write enterprise stories. We expect our interns to come to us with skill and leave with polish and invaluable experience from a major-market newsroom. We will place reporters in metro, business, features and sports; please note your preference.We recruit nationally and our summer interns are paid the same as first-year professionals, $727 a week.
We provide: a real-world experience in a major daily newsrooma challenging and affirming environment that includes mentors and supervisorsweekly brown-bag lunch discussions on topics such as investigative reporting, narrative writing and multimedia storytelling.We expect our visual journalist interns: to develop their own story ideas and to run hard at the assignments we give themto have a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicleto conduct themselves in a professional mannerto have at least one professional grade DSLR camera body, plus lenses.Our newsroom requires visual journalists with more than one special area of expertise. Star Tribune is looking for a creative and energetic multimedia photojournalist intern who can handle assignments for still photography and for video storytelling.All candidates must have photographic/video skills to cover a wide variety of events, in news, business, sports, features, and a demonstrated interest in creating innovative content that adds a dimension beyond the daily report for the newspaper, website and mobile platforms.We expect a familiarity with all forms of social media for newsgathering and distribution.Qualifications: Candidates for the position should show a strong, developing visual sense for still photography. They should have experience shooting video with a DSLR and dealing with lighting, as well as a dedicated video camera and video editing skills. Knowledge of audio production is an advantage.
Candidates should also have knowledge of Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and audio editing software. Familiarity with HTML and a solid understanding of video encoding techniques are a bonus.Most successful applicants have completed their junior or senior year in college and interned with at least one professional daily news organization. Top candidates have experience demonstrating that they’re ready to make the most of this opportunity. The term will be early June to early August.Your application, which must be uploaded by Nov.
1, 2016, should include: A portfolio of your best work, including pieces that demonstrate your ability to produce clear, compelling stories on deadlineA cover letter explaining why you want to be a journalist and what skills you’d bring to the positionA resume detailing your journalism experience and three references, including their titles, phone numbers and email addressesTwo letters of recommendation. At least one of those letters should come from an editor who has seen you work in a professional environment on deadline. Please do not submit letters of reference from fellow student journalists.Your references can attach letters of recommendation to your application or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name in the subject line. Questions?If you have questions about the program that are not answered here, please reach out to our internship coordinators.Call Colleen Stoxen, Deputy Managing Editor, at 612-673-7467 or email email@example.com.Call Star Tribune writer Neal Justin at 612-673-7431 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease do not email your application; to apply, you must upload here.EOE