JOB: Paid internship, Albuquerque Business First

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Industries: Newspapers / Wires, Digital Media
Specialty: Business/Technology
Job Status: Intern
Salary: Negotiable
Website: http://albuquerquebusinessfirst.com
Description:

Albuquerque Business First is looking for a digitally savvy scoophound for a paid internship this fall.

This is an opportunity for a talented student journalist to get a taste of life in our award-winning newsroom and get exposure to a media company with national reach that’s doing exciting things. Our 2015 summer intern is now lead designer at the Orlando Business Journal.

The successful intern candidate would have plenty of opportunities to write bylined stories for our website, and potentially for our weekly edition. They’d get to do some copy editing and work on special publications and projects.

Our deadline for potential candidates to have materials to us (including a resume, some great published clips and strong references) is Aug. 10.

This internship could begin as early as the first week of September and last through the end of the year. It could be 20 to 40 hours a week.

Required skills: Exceptional source development and news judgment

Polished writing

Demonstrated experience breaking news online

Ability to work independently and remotely

Strong analytical and investigative abilities

Demonstrated success using social media as a newsgathering tool

Ability to shoot photos and video

Experience: Proven ability to write and report. Published clips show that best.

Education: High school degree; some college.

Working conditions and physical requirements:

Reports to editor-in-chief and managing editor. General office environment. Extensive computer use required. Some travel required. Ability to work flexible work schedules, including nights, weekends and holidays. Attendance at both ABF and industry-related events required.

Albuquerque Business First and its 39 sister media companies are part of American City Business Journals, the No. 1 source for local business news in the nation. We publish daily online and weekly in print, deliver multiple daily email products and host monthly events attended by hundreds of business executives. We think reporting on business is just about the most fun thing you could possibly do, and we have a great time doing it.

To apply, email resume, cover letter, references and three to five published clips to Editor-in-Chief Rachel Sams at rsams@bizjournals.com. No phone calls please.

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