Seeking candidates for summer reporter internships
The Quad-City Times/Moline Dispatch and Muscatine Journal are seeking creative, motivated student journalists for two 10-week paid internships this summer.
For these internships, we are seeking news reporters with photo and video skills as well as writing and reporting. The successful candidates will be innovative, prolific and deadline-driven.
We want our interns to walk away with a rewarding, real-world newsroom experience, a pile of great clips and the skills they need to develop into the next generation of journalists.
Qualified candidates should be inquisitive self-starters who are capable of producing compelling content for our digital and print platforms. Interns should feel empowered to find and pitch great stories about our increasingly diverse communities. We want multitaskers who can juggle multiple assignments and embrace all facets of multimedia storytelling.
We will provide an atmosphere of collaboration and support.
The interns will work alongside professional journalists in our newsroom, who will provide guidance, direction and support. They’ll also have access to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who are part of the Lee Enterprises network of 77 news markets across the U.S.
Exceptional interns will be considered for full-time employment at the conclusion of the program.
How much experience required: Applicants should have some experience, and should be enrolled in college or be recent college graduates. At least one previous internship in a media market, or comparable work for a college news outlet is preferred.
Interns should have their own transportation to assignments and must be available to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends.
Please apply online at www.lee.net/careers. When applying, please submit the following items: a cover letter; a resume detailing relevant journalism experience; and five examples of published journalism work.
Why Join Us?
Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting
work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive
benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program
includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company
provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer
a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid
time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This
includes paid parental leave for new parents.
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of high-quality local news,
with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica
versions. Lee's newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 1.2 million
daily. Our digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. We
also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are
committed to aggressive digital growth.
Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We
are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects
the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we
recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at www.lee.net.
We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If
you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications
above, we encourage you to apply.