Are you a college junior or senior looking for hands on experience in local journalism? You’ve come to the right place.
About Us: Eculeus Group Publishing is the Valley’s largest locally owned publishers of hyper-local newspapers. What does hyper-local mean? It means we bring the news that is important to a community; what matters to the residents in their bubble of our great Valley. Growing from one to six publications in under three years has been a rollercoaster of a ride, but with the amazing support of not only local businesses but the residents of the communities we represent, we couldn’t be happier. It is our honor to reciprocate that support by helping businesses grow and prosper by spreading their message through our direct mail to 120,000+ homes and businesses each month, our social media reach and our website, www.myhyperlocalnews.com.
About You: You’re a college junior or senior majoring in journalism. You have an interest in local news and you know that print isn’t dead, it’s just evolving. You need college credit and are happy to work from home and/or out in the field. You’re a talented writer and editor, preferably with clips from other internships or publications. You’re also interested in learning about publishing and advertising — and if you have social media experience and/or digital know-how, all the better. You’re flexible, tenacious, and a go-getter.
What You’ll Do: We’re a small team with big goals and a solid work ethic. We’re happy to tailor this internship to you, but we’re interested in someone who can:
- Write regular quality news articles for print and online (you’ll leave this job with plenty of bylines)
- Do on-site interviews with sources and take photos when needed (video interviews would rock!)
- Learn from our publishing, advertising and editorial teams
- Help each team (publishing, advertising and editorial) with tasks that speak to you. Interested in learning to sell ads? We got you. Want to sit beside our editorial team while we decide on stories? Pull up a chair. Want to get behind the scenes at a publisher’s meeting? Come on in.
Expectations: We’re flexible and you’ll be mostly working from home, but we do meet in-person as needed. We expect you to meet deadlines, keep in touch regularly, and to reach out if you need anything.
Compensation: We will work with you on class credit and we offer a stipend for the semester.
What’s Next?: E-mail our editor Shelly at [email protected] with your resume and writing samples. We’re looking for someone to start in January 2021 so they get credit for the spring semester.