News Intern - Fort Worth

News Fort Worth, TX


Description

The Multimedia Reporter Intern will join a team of breaking and digital reporters responsible for canvassing North Texas for the most urgent and interesting stories our busy and growing region has to offer.

This person will write enterprise, breaking, entertainment and life news. Areas of interest for the Multimedia Reporter Intern could include the latest big development in a mayoral race or an update on the name of a local baby giraffe at the local zoo – all in the same day.

Qualifications include:

  • The ability to write quickly, accurately and well;

  • Solid news judgment;

  • Driven, with an instinctive grasp of what will engage a wide audience;

  • A deep grasp of what drives interest on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms;

  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit, good curiosity and high energy;

  • A collaborative style that works comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company.

  • A familiarity with entry-level video editing platforms is preferred.

There are two positions for eight to 10 weeks this summer, working 40 hours a week. Schedule could include weekend and evening hours. This intern will have a mentor and will be paired with other team members to learn tools/skills needed. It is preferred that applicants be enrolled in an undergraduate journalism or related program and have experience at their school news organization. Prior internship experience and fluency and English and Spanish also preferred.

McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.