Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Contest: cover World Economic Forum for Wall Street Journal

Midnight on Friday is the deadline to apply for a chance to serve as a "Special Correspondent" for MySpace and the Wall Street Journal at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The winner will "be the eyes, ears and mouth to the Global MySpace community" and have his/her MySpace blog syndicated on MySpace and on WSJ.com.

To enter the journalism contest, visit www.myspace.com/myspacejournal and answer one of the following questions via video on MySpaceTV.
  • If you were given the opportunity to take one person (living or historical figure) to Davos in order to make an impact on the conference, who would it be and why?
  • If you could engage the entire MySpace community in doing one thing to help make an economic difference, what would it be?
  • Why do you deserve the chance to attend the World Economic Forum as the MySpace Special Correspondent and how will your participation engage the audience?
All videos are being judged by a panel of experts. The contest ends on January 16 at midnight.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Wall Street Journal Online paid summer internships

The Wall Street Journal is seeking summer interns for its website. Pay is $700 a week, with internships running from early June through mid-August.

Candidates will be paired with and mentored by editors in a newsroom environment, producing sections of the site, building or designing interactive graphics, working in Flash or shooting and editing photos and video. Over the course of 10 weeks, interns will also get the chance to showcase their talents through project work and further develop their skills.

Candidates must have prior experience or a demonstrated interest in news and the ability to work under constant deadline pressure. Those seeking production internships should be comfortable working with content-management system software and have at least basic HTML skills. Candidates for graphics, photo or video internships will be tested in their knowledge of development languages and editing software in relevant areas.

Applicants for summer 2009 internships must have graduated from college or a master's program or be slated to receive a degree between December 2008 and May 2009. Submit a cover letter and resume at http://www.dowjones.com/careers , using the job ID number 250416. Please also supply links to your portfolio of online work.

WSJ.com is the 24/7/365 online arm of The Wall Street Journal. With 21.7 million unique visitors in September 2008 and over 200 million page views, WSJ.com is a leading destination for financial news and information on the Web. Both WSJ.com and The Wall Street Journal are part of Dow Jones & Co., Inc, which is a News Corporation subsidiary.

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