The Saint Paul Pioneer Press, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is seeking an Intern Reporter to join the team! MediaNews Group offers news reporting and third party advertising and marketing opportunities through its multi-platform products which include: web, mobile, tablet, and print. We are one of the largest media groups in the U.S., serving high-value audiences and connecting advertisers to them. MNG publishes award-winning content (49 Pulitzers) that amasses and engages a nationwide audience via 800 multi-media platforms including web, mobile, social, and print. We are transforming the news industry. #RL-LI1
Position Summary: The reporting duties for this position will primarily be covering breaking news, particularly crime news and local government news and community events.
Major Functions: Cover breaking news. Be prepared to hit the ground running, at the start of your shift, and keep running until deadline. Source development. You must develop relationships -- usually by phone -- with the police and other public safety officials across our circulation area. You'll be checking in with them each shift. You also need to develop knowledge of the best people to call and how to reach them for a variety of breaking news stories. Collaboration.
Education: Working towards a College degree is preferred.
Experience: Currently enrolled or had previous journalism classes.