Internships

The Local Voice is excited to announce internships available. We are an independently owned local entertainment guide and newspaper published in Oxford, Mississippi. Interns will assist in various aspects of producing the newspaper, including online content. Interns are expected to dedicate about 6 hours a week to this project. The internship is unpaid, but will provide excellent experience and reference material and college credit is available for those who qualify.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Data collection, e.g., music listings, local events, food & drink specials
• Perform editorial duties such as proofreading, fact checking, and research
• Update and promote social media outlets
• Handle writing assignments as needed. Topics will include, but are not limited to: music, sports, local culture, and dining
• Produce written copy for advertising
• Distribution of newspapers and flyers as needed
• Conduct interviews with local personalities
• Photography
• Maintain flexibility by assuming other duties and responsibilities as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

• Current student of a Journalism, English, Marketing, or other relevant
program
• Possess interest in journalism, public relations, social media, or advertising
• Have access to reliable transportation
• Have excellent written and oral communication skills
• Maintain a high degree of enthusiasm and creativity
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• Ability to multi-task
• Have excellent organization skills
• Working knowledge of social media tools, such as Facebook and Twitter
• Must have some familiarity with Oxford, Ole Miss, and The Local Voice
• Some design experience a plus but not necessary

Please send resumes to thelocalvoice@thelocalvoice.net in Microsoft Word format or PDF.


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