Pay: $17/hour, up to 40 hours per week for at least 10 weeks starting June 5
location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
This full-time summer internship is designed to give the student or early-career journalist experience in fact-checking, audience participation, and reporting. We are looking for a curious and resourceful journalist with digital skills who loves doing research and explaining issues in ways that will appeal to digital audiences.
Over the course of 10 weeks (maybe more, depending on funding availability), you’ll spend most of your time writing brief stories related to critical issues, challenges, and opportunities facing Minnesota to help MinnPost continue its mission of being a trusted guide for readers. There will also be opportunities to follow up on occasional enterprise reports and/or gain experience in digital production and audience development, depending on the intern’s professional interests.
The ideal candidates will have:
- Deadline writing experience either on a student publication or as part of a previous newsroom internship
- Strong research, reporting and writing skills
- Experience with social media platforms
- An eye for misinformation and gaps in understanding
- Good communication skills and collaborative attitude
There are great candidates who may not tick all the boxes above or have important skills that we haven’t mentioned. Feel free to apply and tell us about yourself.
To better reflect the communities we serve, we seek to hire employees from many backgrounds and diverse identities. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities.
MinnPost has a flexible remote working policy, however, this position must be in the office, located in northeast Minneapolis, at least four days a week. Training includes a monthly stipend over the phone, three sick days, and paid vacation (July 4th).
Since its founding in 2007, MinnPost has established itself as one of the largest and most successful regional nonprofit news organizations in the country. We serve as an independent and trusted guide for Minnesotans to explore critical issues, challenges, and opportunities facing our state. We are working toward a vision in which all Minnesotans are equipped to make a positive difference in their communities.
To apply, please submit your CV and complete the application using this form: http://s.alchemer.com/s3/MinnPost-Internship-Application-2023
The priority deadline is May 12, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.