Triad City Beat, everyone’s favorite media outlet covering North Carolina’s Triad region, is hiring an editorial intern for the first half of 2016. So what the hell does that mean, and why should you be interested?
We’ll tell you.
The editorial internship is all about writing and reporting — you’ll be primarily covering culture in the Triad’s three cities, filing articles on a weekly basis that we’ll edit rigorously and then publish in print and online. This internship is an ideal way to gain what we in the industry call “clips,” or samples of professional-grade work that you can use to help land a journalism gig. The internship runs for the first six months of 2016.
The hours are flexible, but we’d like someone to commit enough time to write at least two articles per week. We also have mandatory editorial meetings on Mondays. The position is unfortunately unpaid — we’re almost two-years old, but we’re still figuring out how to pay ourselves.
In case it isn’t obvious, here’s why you want to intern with us:
Our editorial team has a collective 38 years of experience in the industry. We dedicate a considerable amount of time to training interns to be strong, independent writers.
Since starting Triad City Beat in February 2014, our interns have gone on to do impressive things; one turned it into a regular freelance gig at a different local paper, another now freelances for Indy Week and Carolina Mercury, and a third is now our sports columnist. Almost all of TCB‘s other former interns are still college students.
Alright, so you’re convinced, or maybe you already were. What next? Email Associate Editor Eric Ginsburg, who oversees the internship program, at [email protected] to apply. Please include a résumé and a cover letter explaining why you want to intern here specifically by the end of 2015 (no exceptions).
College degree and experience writing for a college or professional newspaper preferred.