Summer News Intern

Lee Enterprises Inc   Sioux City, IA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on March 25, 2024
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The award-winning Sioux City Journal is seeking a creative, motivated student journalist for a 10-week paid internship this summer.

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 empoweredto 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 intern will work alongside professional journalists 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, are should be enrolled in college or be recent college graduates. At least one previous least one previous internship in a media market, or comparable work for a college news outlet is preferred.

Intern 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 major subscription and advertising platform and a leading provider of local news and information, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 73 markets in 26 states. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have an average daily circulation of 1.0 million, and our legacy websites, including acquisitions, reach more than 33 million digital unique visitors.

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.