NetNewsLedger Internship Programs
NetNewsLedger Internship programs.
Interns work with staff in a challenging but supportive environment.
Key Tools Needed
- attention to detail
- time-management skills
- organizational skills
- technical skills
- analytical skills
- excellent problem-solving skills
- excellent communication skills
NetNewsLedger has postings for two very creative and resourceful individuals who would like to have real-life practical experience in a fast-moving Internet news organization.
Working hours: 40 hours weekly. Flexible. Mainly 9 to 5 but deadlines may require additional hours to be worked depending on the project.
Location: mainly in the office but some work will be on location and for some tasks, interns may work from home.
Applicant should have their own laptop or device as well as most of the relevant program applications for multimedia creation, programming and content distribution.
News Reporting Intern Program
This is a demanding program. Internship journalists are for all general assignment positions.
Successful applicants could be writing features, covering crimes, courts, inquests, breaking news, health, and education stories.
You could, in other words, be reporting on anything that’s happening in the district of Thunder Bay, or beyond.
Our NetNewsLedger Intern journalists also shoot photos and must have multimedia skills.
The positions are open to college and university level students, or students who graduate in the year of the summer program they are applying for.
However, we will also look at non-student internships as well. If you have an interest in writing and journalism, we should talk.
Successful candidates spend time in a variety of departments including city, sports, living, business, videography, and photography.
A demonstrated commitment to journalism is required, through a combination of formal journalism training and experience, or extensive experience.
We will consider candidates with non-traditional qualifications and credentials.
What we look for
Enthusiastic, talented, curious, and intelligent individuals with a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and a passion for journalism, who will bring energy, ideas, and new perspectives to NetNewsLedger.
Fluency in other languages and experience with different cultural and ethnic communities are assets.
A strong portfolio of published or posted works is a real asset. Photography and multimedia skills are also required.
Packages should contain the following collated material (in this order):
Cover letter, state position applying for at top of page in bold type. Include email, street address, and phone number. Make sure your contact details are on the first page.
Additional material, such as evidence of multimedia skills.
The application should demonstrate:
- A range of writing with a strong component of news stories;
- Proven ability to write well, report thoroughly, synthesize and organize information;
- Reporting experience outside school assignments and a demonstrated commitment to journalism;
- Photography and multimedia experience;
- Strong people skills;
- The life experiences that contribute to your development/ability as a journalist.
How to apply
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please read the following instructions carefully. Applications and accompanying materials will not be returned.
Once applications are in, we will be in touch only with candidates we would like to interview.
NetNewsLedger accepts applications from candidates worldwide. All candidates must have the right to work in Canada, and your paperwork should be complete when you apply. If you do not have the proper documentation, NetNewsLedger cannot assist in the process of applying for it.
Application packages for journalists must include a one-page cover letter, resume, three references (names and contact numbers — both home and cellphone numbers plus email addresses are sufficient but you may include reference letters if you wish) and a selection of three to six published or posted pieces of work, a mix of news and features.
If you are fluent in another language or have experience with diverse communities, please include that information in your resume.
Please send application packages for reporting positions to:
Guidelines for candidates Please use letter-size paper for all elements of the package including photocopied or downloaded clippings and photos.
Do not use binders, folders, report covers, or fancy packaging. Please be aware that applications and extra materials, such as books, CDs or magazines, will not be returned.
Please hold pages together with large paperclips.
Packages should contain complete contact information, including a full mailing address, email address, a phone number, and cell phone number, if available.
Our decisions are final, and while we understand the desire for feedback, we cannot provide individual assessments of candidates.