Intern Reporter

News Biloxi, MS


Description

The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Mississippi is looking for a recent college graduate or current student passionate about local news to be a full-time intern reporter focused on local government and education.

The paid position can be full time or part time and lasts through December 31, 2022.

The reporter in this position will keep an eye on city council and county meetings, school board agendas and write about issues that residents, parents and children face.

The reporter will also cover general assignments as needed.

While this job is centered around accountability journalism, this reporter won’t be expected to sit in meetings every night of the week. A big part of this job will be selecting stories that our audiences care about, building sources and finding scoops while working with other journalists and editors in the newsroom.

The ideal candidate should be flexible and versatile, because a day of work will never look the same in this role.

The Gulfport-Biloxi metro area is one of the fastest growing areas in Mississippi. Known as the Coast to locals, Biloxi is known for its beaches, casinos, diverse restaurants and its proximity to New Orleans.

Key duties include:
-Finding, prioritizing and writing the most significant and interesting local news stories of the day, ahead of the competition
-Obtaining public records and, when needed, filing public records requests expertly and efficiently
-Shooting photos and videos as needed
-Distributing work through social media platforms
-Supplying SEO keywords, headlines and other strategies to boost distribution of each story

Qualifications:
-Must have valid driver’s license.
-Must have vehicle insurance (at least minimum insurance required for the state in which the employee works).
-Must have reliable transportation.

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.