Clay Today

Clay Today and its family of newspapers offers a comprehensive internship program that focuses on hands-on experiences in community journalism.

Intern duties could include, but are not limited to:

  • Covering breaking and police news
  • General assignment, beats such as government, courts and schools and community news features.
  • Interns file stories and take photos. Interns also can develop enterprise stories. The work produced here will appear in Clay Today, the Clay County Leader and online. Your work, if assigned specifically for those products, will appear in The Oakleaf and The Keystone Heights Herald and online.

Requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a college or university journalism program
  • Previous reporting experience (such as college newspaper, covering news and features preferred).
  • Good writing skills, including attention to accuracy, AP Stylebook, grammar and spelling.
  • Ability to accept coaching on writing.
  • Good news judgment.
  • Comfort with digital platforms and social media.
  • Knowledge of Florida’s Sunshine Law and public records.
  • Ability to work well with others.

 

How to apply: Please send your resume, writing samples, which can be web links or scanned clips, to Eric Cravey, Managing Editor, Clay Today at eric@opcfla.com. Please put the word Internship in your subject line of your email. Applicants, if selected, will also undergo an interview for the internship position, which is unpaid.

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