During the summer of 2010, Children's PressLine will be working in the building of one of our media partners in New York and producing multiple pages each week for the community sections of the newspaper. We are looking for interns to coordinate the areas and up to 20 youth reporters/editors per team.
Editorial Coordinators are responsible for managing teams of youth journalists as they research, brief and interview their peers throughout the city for the youth community news bureau located inside the newspaper's office. Interns will work as Bureau Chiefs assigned to meeting weekly deadlines with their team of youth journalists. The intern will work with teen editors (14-18) to coordinate interviews with kids, public policy officials, and community advocates. Some transcribing and editing may be involved. Interns will also be responsible for working directly with teen editors to engage them in the story process.
Editorial Coordinators must have previous journalism experience and familiarity with finding and identifying newsworthy topics and meeting deadlines. Ideal candidates will have had a leadership position at a college newspaper or have worked for a professional mainstream publication. Previous work with school-aged youth is a plus. Interns need to be able to work independently and have excellent research and phone skills. Stipend available.
Hours are typically Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 32 hours/wk. Fri/Sat/Sun may be required if the intern schedules interviews for those days or has not completed work during regular hours. There will be a two-week training and story set-up period before the program begins.
Multiple positions available.
The Photography Coordinator will develop and implement a photography training program for youth photojournalists. Intern will be responsible for making sure youth photographers meet several weekly deadlines with professional-quality news photography. Intern will coordinate assignments with Editorial Coordinators and Supervisory Staff. Interns will also be responsible for uploading photos to the photo system and writing cut-lines.
Traveling throughout the boroughs of the city and a flexible schedule is necessary. Strong candidates include Photo Directors at college newspapers. Previous work with school-aged youth is a plus. Stipend available.
One position available.
Editorial Assistants will serve as support staff for Editorial Coordinators and other project staff. Interns must be motivated and be interested in learning more about journalism.
This is an entry-level position for interns with little to no leadership experience. Interns need to be able to work independently, understand the value of deadlines, and have excellent research and phone skills. Ideal candidates will have previous reporting experience.
Hours are coordinated with supervisory staff, and are approximately 16 hours/week (may be up to 32 if desired).
Multiple positions available.
About Children's PressLine
Children's PressLine is a non-profit media & youth leadership organization that works with children, ages 8 to 18, giving them the opportunity to represent themselves in mainstream media. We were founded in October 2001, as the successor of the Peabody- and Emmy-winning Children's Express (1975-2001). Our mission is to give kids a voice and the power to use it. By amplifying the youth voice, Children's PressLine helps them to be heard, building better citizens and a more informed electorate. Our young editors and reporters speak directly to adults and policymakers in their communities and ask about issues pertinent to youth.
We serve approximately 200 youth annually through our summer program, after-school journalism programs, in-school workshops, and intensive high school internships.
Our work is regularly read in The New York Daily News and the NY Amsterdam News. Other previous media partners include Ebony Magazine, Boston Globe, PBS Online NewsHour, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and Metro.