3-month Crime and Public Safety News Reporting Fellowship

Oregon Live

This 3-month post-graduate internship will enable you to develop your multimedia journalism skills in a state-of-the-art digital newsroom based in Portland, Oregon. The successful applicant will be part of a newsgathering team whose work is showcased online at OregonLive.com and in print in Oregonian. If you have the drive to break news, the willingness to engage readers and create communities around your coverage, and the entrepreneurial spirit to cover old-fashioned news in exciting new ways, then you can contribute to – and learn from – the award-winning news team at The Oregonian/OregonLive.

To be a good fit for the Crime and Public Safety Reporting Fellowship, you will have:

» A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in journalism
» Experience in a collegiate or post-graduate newspaper or online newsroom, with proven reporting and writing ability
» The ability to work under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately
» Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure
» Familiarity with SEO best practices
» Experience taking photos as well as recording audio and video, with the ability to edit
» An understanding of the methods and tools used to deliver content and the imperatives of multiple platforms, especially mobile
» Proven ability to utilize a broad set of tools to tell stories and engage the audience
» Experience using social media to source and promote content
» The ability and desire to stay abreast of industry advances and to proactively consider new methods of reaching audiences including engaging, interactive and optimized product offerings

As a crime and public safety reporter assigned to our metro area, you will be expected to break news and engage your audience on a variety of platforms. The reporter will work with an editor who guides coverage and mentors in digital journalistic best practices, but the reporter will be expected to develop mastery of your assignments and work independently on occasion.

The position will be based in a downtown newsroom and normal work hours will include nights and weekends, so schedule flexibility is key. Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

To excel in this role, you must be a relentless reporter and reliable writer committed to using all of the digital tools at your disposal to produce compelling multimedia content every working day. You should be able to proactively identify important stories and respond quickly, exercise sound editorial judgment and keep the quality of your news content consistent and engaging.

You must have a demonstrated digital proficiency and a multimedia mindset. Because we are a digitally-focused newsroom that reports in real-time, you should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

The position is 40 hours per week, $15/hour, eligible for overtime but not for benefits.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Application Instructions: 

You can apply for the winter (January-March with start/end dates flexible) or fall (October-December with start/end dates flexible).

Please apply here: https://projects.oregonlive.com/internships/