In consideration of the current COVID-19 pandemic, our network is prepared to offer our internships on a virtual basis. Remote ready for the 2021 calendar year!
Youth Sports Journalist Internship Opportunity
We are a national youth sports broadcast network looking for a Youth Sports Journalist Internship Candidate. Your task is to research, document, write and/or produce national youth sports news stories in an honest, ethical, and unbiased way, presenting these stories in a clear, engaging style. Besides the pressures of working to deadlines and getting stories out ahead of the competition, your stories must be balanced, giving all parties a chance to have their say. Your stories must be fair and lawful: an unjustified allegation could expose the network to a potentially expensive court case.
We would like to offer students the opportunity to test a future career in accounting, without committing, to determine if it is a career path that is satisfying while applying skills they have mastered in the classroom in a “real world” setting.
Duties may include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Writing, editing, proofreading, and submitting copy for publication on tight deadlines
- Building contacts and sources for use in future stories
- Fact-checking the information given to you by sources and assistants
- Creating content for youth sports stories for airing in the broadcast and other internet platforms.
- Attend press conferences, sports events, tournaments and other events
- Interview people by phone or in-person
- Respond to tip-offs, calls and news releases
- Researching, identifying and executing strategies that enable the network to get “ahead” of the story
- Researching leads and articles
· Excellent writer
· Good at relating to all kinds of people
· Cool under pressure
· Good at absorbing information quickly
· Interest and/or background in sports or youth sports
· Must be able to take direction and criticism well
· Background in communications, journalism, or a related field
· Some knowledge of privacy, contempt, and defamation laws
Articles should include the following elements:
· Conflict (fight)
What you will gain from this experience:
-Great Resume Building Experience/Opportunity
-Exposure and Engagement with High Profile Professionals, Organizations, and Brands Connected to the Youth
Hours: Flexible, averaging 10 to 20 hours per week
Compensation: Non paid work experience opportunity. Academic credit is available. · Academic credit is a requirement, so we recommend that you speak with your academic advisor on this before submitting your application to our internship program
Starting Date: Flexible. Assessment prior to the official start date
Location: Southern California
To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to email links to samples of any video journalism work you would like to share.