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Fall 2018: Urban Views - Journalism Interns (3 Openings)

Aug 27, 2018

Posted in: Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships

Urban Views celebrates and explores the lives, work, achievements, and leisure accomplishments of the African American community of Richmond, Virginia, and the surrounding region. We strive to raise the profiles of the many people who make Richmond a vibrant community. Urban Views has published a print product weekly for the last ten years that was distributed throughout the Greater Richmond area. Last year we ended the printed product and are now 100% online.

Summary of Position
The lifestyle reporter finds and develops stories about people, trends and events that illuminate life in Richmond area. Areas of focus include leisure pursuits, personal finance, personal health and well-being and social interactions. The reporter writes for digital and social media.

REPORTING
Find story ideas by getting out into the community, meeting people and hearing the stories they have to tell. Gather information, conduct interviews and accurately document sources and contact information.

WRITING
Shape fresh, current, accurate pieces for a young adult audience. Bring a clear, inviting voice to items of various lengths and formats – from 1000-word articles to Tweets, and “man on the street” interview captions.

Qualifications
Excellent grammar, writing, editing, presentation and verbal communication skills.
Experience with advanced social media skills (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram).

Requirement
Available to work flexible schedules, including weekends, to cover assigned events.

Compensation
Unpaid. Able to earn course credit hours consistent with college’s standards.

Email resume and cover letter to: Ervin Clarke publisher@urbanviewsrva.com