Friday, September 29, 2006

Web Internship at Roanoke Times

Internship - Online
Job Code: 853
Division: The Roanoke Times
Location: ROANOKE, VA US
Travel Involved: 30-40%
Job Type: Internship, Paid
Job Level: Entry
Education: Degree in progress
Category: Newspapers

Position Summary:
What's Web work like in The Roanoke Times' newsroom?
Some things are a given. Like getting to work with the latest applications and technology. And being surrounded by journalists who recognize the future is on the Web.
Here, as an online intern, you'll push your colleagues to do their best work. They'll turn around and do the same for you -- all of which makes us the leading provider of news and information in Southwest Virginia.
What matters is being able to use the best technologies to help a great company perform even better. As an online intern, you'll put your demonstrated technical and graphic skills into play as Web presentations that tell a story in words, audio, photos and video.
You'll help take our news and sports sites way beyond reproducing the printed newspaper on the Web. You'll produce innovative, high-quality Web sites. Those Web pages will regularly include interactive infographics, slide shows and streaming audio/video.
Have we piqued your interest? Good, then you'll love our beautiful location in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and a casual work environment.

Journalism knowledge
Demonstrates strong news judgment, grasps editorial skills. This person performs key roles in integrating the printed newspaper into its Web pages -- and vice versa.
Understands what's appropriate for the medium and knows how to take advantage of the Internet's innovative possibilities for telling a story. Thinking interactively is key. Readers should be able to use the site in many ways, with polls, message boards, databases. We want to increase reader participation and involvement.
Skills that are highly desirable (or can be learned): ASP, Javascript, Web site management, Photoshop, GoLive, Flash, Illustrator, Freehand, RealPlayer, Adobe Premiere, ImageReady, multimedia production.
Videography and audio experience preferred.
Requirements for consideration for this internship include several examples of work in your portfolio and a serious interest and enthusiasm to develop your skills.
Think of it this way: what if we gave you a newspaper online to run? What would it look like? What would it do? You tell us. We want creative ideas and innovation to walk in the door with you.

Apply online and send a non-returnable portfolio, resume, cover letter, and three references to: John Jackson, Online Editor, The Roanoke Times 201 Campbell Avenue S.W., Roanoke, Va. 24010-2491 E-mail:

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Deadline: December 1

Paid internships run 12 weeks, with preference given to students who have had previous internships.

Skills Desired:
Web Development -> Content Maintanence, JavaScript

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