STLToday looking for spring, summer interns


Via Will Sullivan, STLToday/St. Louis Post-Dispatch is looking for PAID spring and summer interns. The description is below the fold. NOTE: The Journerdist wants you to be sure to understand that all print resumes and clips will be recycled, so show your multimedia/online skills for this one. Deadline is Nov. 28.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and is looking for Multimedia Interns for the Spring and Summer of 2010. This evolving, 15th-largest newspaper in the United States was a Pulitzer finalist this year for Breaking News as well as the winner of two ONA Online Journalism Awards for Breaking News and Best Multimedia Feature and a Mid America Regional Emmy for Advanced Media Interactivity in 2008. The PD is looking for an enthusiastic, multidisciplined, creative and flexible multimedia journalist with a sense of humor, curiosity and adventure who can generate and execute multimedia ideas professionally and efficiently.

Ideal candidates will be able to hit the ground running and juggle all types of content mediums on deadline assignments — from breaking news, to cultural and community features, to St. Louis’ action-packed sporting events. These paid internships last 13-weeks each, have flexible start dates and college credit is available.
Mandatory skills:
  • Exceptional visual and audio content gathering and editing skills A
  • gifted storyteller – no matter what form the content takes Final Cut Pro or iMovie Audacity (or other multi-track audio editing programs)
  • Soundslides Ability to turn high-quality projects quickly
  • Ability to write cleanly and create engaging, informative blog entries, captions, web teases and headlines
  • Firm grasp of best practices for social media promotion and search engine optimization techniques
Would be bodacious bonus skills:
Xhtml/CSS, Flash/Actionscript 3.0, 3D modeling, interactive/data visualizations, databases, ArcGis or any other multimedia and data production tools
To apply (please follow carefully):
  • Provide a brief biographical cover letter stating which internship you are interested in (Spring and/or Summer, you can apply to both, but will only be eligible to be selected for one)
  • A resume
  • A link to your website, blog or links to your previous multimedia work (Sorry, no CDs or print portfolios will be accepted.)
  • Contact information for three references (Your references should include the name, title and phone number of the person who supervised/trained you)
Application deadline: Nov. 28, 2009 for both Spring and Summer Internships E-Mail your application to
*** Seriously, all printed applications and portfolios will go straight into the recycling bin. This is an online position and you should have an updated online portfolio available. Like the Lorax, we speak for the trees! ***