May 29, 2024

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 & social media content. Interns are expected to dedicate about 4–6 hours a week to this project. The internship is unpaid, but will provide excellent experience and reference material, and college credit may be available for those who qualify.

POTENTIAL 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, dining, and nightlife
• Produce written copy for advertising
• 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
• Must have some familiarity with Oxford, Ole Miss, and The Local Voice
• Some design experience a plus but not necessary

Please send two writing or design samples, plus a resume or CV to thelocalvoice@thelocalvoice.net in Word format or PDF.

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