AccuWeather provides hourly forecasts worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, wired and mobile internet sites, smart TVs and appliances, as well as traditional media. AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news and weather content and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites, including wallstreetjournal.com, CBS News, and The New York Times. AccuWeather is looking for an Intern, Online Journalist to join our team! This position will work out of our Headquarters office in State College, PA.
Who You Are
AccuWeather is looking for an Online Journalist Intern to join our team for the 2018 summer. Our company is a global digital media company reaching over 1.5 Billion people every day. As an Online Journalist Intern, you will grow your skills and build your resume while gaining invaluable experience in the areas of Online Journalism. This paid internship is up to 30 hours per week. The Online Journalist for AccuWeather writes news stories with a weather angle, under deadline pressure. Online Journalist Interns work alongside the news staff and will end the Internship with a portfolio of published news articles. They will be expected to research news stories, interview internal and external experts.
What You’ll Be Doing
Participate in generation of unique, compelling weather-related story ideas.
Write accurate stories that are well researched and attributed to necessary sources and update as necessary.
Interview proper sources to enhance story content.
Respond quickly to breaking news and weather situations, contributing to the news team's coverage of the event.
Other duties as assigned.
Experience We Are Looking For
Working towards a degree in Journalism or a related communications field required
Demonstrated interest in journalism/media/social media.
Must have strong writing skills.
Knowledge and experience using Facebook, Twitter (experience using HootSuites preferred) and emerging social media platforms.
Must be self-motivated, team-oriented and work well under pressure.
Must have excellent communication skills and be proactive in seeking out interviews to enhance story content.
Proficiency in writing and speaking Spanish is a plus.
AccuWeather is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.