Editorial Internship Opportunity – NYC

Mon, Jan 24, 2011

Internship Information

NearSay.com is a hyperlocal news website that promotes NYC’s finest and most knowledgeable local voices and delivers them to millions of interested readers by neighborhood.  They are seeking a smart, enthusiastic candidate to join their newsroom as an editorial intern. This creative self-starter is passionate about writing and reporting, has exceptional written communication skills, wants to build their portfolio with daily bylines, and has an interest, knowledge and expertise in New York City, as well as an appreciation for its arts and culture, restaurants, shopping and/or nightlife scene.

The ideal candidate is bursting with ideas that have viral potential and has experience with online and social media tools. This is a fast-paced internship that requires dedication and enthusiasm. You will be executing ideas from the ground up, from pitching and researching to writing and reporting. Other duties will include photo research, promotional outreach, transcribing, and SEO.

• Must currently be either enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program (preferably majoring in Online Media/Journalism) or are a recent graduate. School credit is available.
• Superior communications skills, both oral and written.
• Well-organized, able to multi-task, and able to prioritize with minimal direction.
• Able to follow up with editors to ensure accurate and timely completion of deliverables, strong organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
• Native New Yorker preferred, but not necessary.

While this is an unpaid internship role, you will have the opportunity to reach millions of readers and gain excellent writing experience with daily bylines.

To apply send a resume and cover letter to internships@nearsay.com.
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