||January 4, 2021
The Indystar, part of the USA Today Network, is seeking spring interns.
This paid internship program gives college students an opportunity to work with the talented IndyStar staff during their spring semester. We’re seeking students who are looking for a professional- level experience and have the initiative, skills and judgment to excel.
The program will include extensive one-on-one coaching and mentoring, but students are expected to handle stories independently and effectively in a 24/7 deadline-driven environment.
Tackle daily assignments that could include breaking news reporting, community, feature, sports, copy editing and production assignments, social media, research and fact-checking, as well as database work, investigative work, audio and video editing and visual journalism.
Gather information from sources at any locations and through any means commonly available for news stories, although not necessarily at the skills level of a spot-news reporter.
Travel quickly to assignments as needed.
Quickly and accurately report information, either orally or electronically, for publication.
Participate in meetings with staff, editors and in brainstorming sessions.
Degree-seeking students currently enrolled in journalism programs or programs geared towards becoming a journalist. Students must have completed at least one to two years of college, with a preference given to more advanced students.
Strong command of AP writing, spelling, grammar and style.
Solid fact checking and reporting skills.
Well organized, detail-oriented and flexible.
Open to new ideas, new experiences, learning on the job and coaching.
Critical thinking and analytical skills.
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to communicate effectively and frequently.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.