Friday, January 30, 2009

Paid multimedia interns @ L.A. Times

The Los Angeles Times, the 4th-largest newspaper in the U.S., seeks paid interns for its online newsroom.

"Qualified candidates will have experience with blogs, ugc, editing/writing headlines and a good understanding of html," the ad states.

Deadline is rolling. Current college students and those who have graduated in the past six months are eligible. Applicants should be web-savvy and must send a letter of recommendation. To apply, contact Mr. Dakotta Alex at Dakotta.Alex[at]LATimes.com.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Paid summer internships @ L.A. Times

The Los Angeles Times, the 4th-largest daily newspaper in the U.S., is offering 10-week paid summer internships in its news, sports, business, features, Washington bureau, photography and online departments.

Undergraduate college students, as well as graduates who have finished school within six months of the internship start, are eligible. Little training is offered, according to the newspaper's website, so previous internship experience is preferred. Interns also need a driver's license and access to a car.

Applications are due January 1. Submit a cover letter, a resume, a one-page personal essay, up to 12 work samples and a list of three references to: Randy Hagihara, Senior Editor for Recruitment, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

For further information, contact Hagihara at 1-800-LATIMES, Ext. 77992 or at randy.hagihara@latimes.com.

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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Advice from L.A. Times' hiring editor

Recently, I asked the L.A. Times hiring editor if he had any advice for young journalists. He e-mailed back:

"I can't emphasize enough the importance of summer internships. The more the better. In a competitive job market, editors will want to know that their entry-level hires will be able to hit the ground running -- on a wide variety of assignments. "

Randy Hagihara
Senior Editor for Recruitment
Los Angeles Times

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