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The Tri-City Herald

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Kennewick , WA
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Reporter (Intern)

The Tri-City Herald
Kennewick, WA Intern/Co-op
Posted on May 9, 2018

Join us in the summer as a paid intern and gain practical education, professional experience and have a great time working alongside reporters and editors in our newsroom. You will work on stories, be assigned a mentor and learn about the ever-changing world of journalism.
The program: The internship is 11 weeks, 40 hours a week, at $12.50 an hour. The schedule could include nights/weekend hours.

The summer internship/core mission: Our goals are many. 
First is to educate and train aspiring journalists in the principles and rigors of their desired profession. 
Second is to bring new voices to our newsroom to give us fresh perspectives. Third is to put you to work – you will write stories, take photos, make videos and work with social media while you learn. 
Fourth, our company is always looking for future journalists either to fill jobs or to recommend to our colleagues in other news organizations around the nation. McClatchy interns have moved on to become reporters, editors and publishers.

Qualifications include:


The ability to write quickly, accurately and well;
Solid news judgment;
Driven, with an instinctive grasp of what will engage your audience;
A deep grasp of what drives interest on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms;
A strong entrepreneurial spirit, good curiosity and high energy;   
A collaborative style that works comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company;
A familiarity with entry-level video editing platforms is preferred.

Send resume and clips to Editor Laurie Williams at lwilliams@tricityherald.com. Include links to stories, personal websites, resume, portfolio, if available. Put in the subject line -- internship application.

Our company: The Tri-City Herald is one of 30 news organizations in the McClatchy Company. We’re a Washington state news and information company, with our newspaper, tricityherald.com and other products on different delivery platforms. We primarily serve the cities of Kennewick, Richland and Pasco in southeast Washington state -- where ground-breaking science meets international agricultural production. Our region has a diverse population of 280,000 who enjoy the recreation offered by the Columbia, Yakima and Snake rivers.