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SNS intern position available

INSP is seeking a Street News Service intern to join the Glasgow team on 7th September 2009.

TITLE:

Street News Service Intern

REPORTS TO:

Maree Aldam, Network Development Officer

PURPOSE:

To aid INSP in supporting its global membership of independent social media by collating, editing, posting, and distributing quality editorial content for exchange through its online news agency, the Street News Service (www.streetnewsservice.org).

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Collate all submissions of news articles, features, and photographs contributed by INSP street paper members around the world

Select and collate supplemental content from external partners, including Reuters, Inter Press Service, and international NGO bodies

Format and copyedit all English-language submissions and ensure their applicability to regional and international audience

Liaise with INSP staff and volunteer translators regarding article translations

Write brief article summaries to aid INSP members in the selection of content

Upload all material (text and photographs) to the Street News Service website

Draft and distribute email feeds for each weekly edition, recognising contributors and highlighting notable articles as ‘Top Stories’

Monitor Street News Service usage, as needed

Communicate with member street papers to encourage use of the service

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Strong written communication skills

Attention to detail and ability to work well independently

Background in journalism strongly preferred

TIME COMMITMENT:

23 hours per week for at least a 3-month period. Availability on Fridays and Mondays is essential, but other hours of work are flexible and can be both office and home-based.

START DATE:

Monday 7th September 2009

TO APPLY:

Send your CV, a brief writing sample, and a cover letter telling us why you’re interested in this opportunity to: m.aldam@street-papers.org

This is an unpaid internship but a small bursary may be provided.

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