Jacksonville Business Journal

A digital news organization focusing on local business news that publishes a daily edition on the Web and a weekly edition in the paper.

INTERNSHIP DUTIES

• Spotlight: This feature on our People on the Move page is a 400-word profile of a local businessperson who has recently been hired, promoted or appointed to a board. It enables an intern to get out of the office, learn how to interact with C-leve! executives, shoot a portrait photo to accompany the profile and craft a feature-style article.

• Web stories: Our Digital producer would assign interns to write short stories for the Web, often based on news releases. Interns would learn to translate PR speak into copy that will inform our readers and fill in any gaps. The intern will also work with social media to attract online readers to our material.

• Special reports: The Print editor, who edits our weekly special reports and extended list packages, will assign interns to write stories for these sections. They are longer background pieces on an industry or a business topic and 200-word profiles of honorees in our 12 annual awards programs.

• Weekly newspaper: The Editor-in-chief or Managing editor may occasionally assign a news story for the paper to an intern. This will give the intern experience at working to our weekly deadlines.

We put an emphasis on teaching our interns about business journalism, and encourage interns to come up with their own ideas.

Contact approved supervisor Robert Ward at rward@bizjournals.com

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