NPR StateImpact Internship

Title: Fall 2012 NPR StateImpact Intern

Location: Washington DC

Website: http://stateimpact.npr.org/

Description: StateImpact is a reporting network of NPR and Member Stations in eight states, dedicated to public policy reporting on-air and online. Its mission is to tell explanatory, data-driven stories focused on how state issues and policy affect people’s lives.
 
Since launching its issued-driven sites last year, the network is leading coverage of majorissues in energy, education and the economy. StateImpact currently covers eight states with a core editorial team at NPR to offer strategy, training, data analysis and design and development resources. The StateImpact Intern will assist the core team and field reporters in developing compelling content, with an emphasis on online interactive and data presentations.

Responsibilities:

· Work with NPR’s StateImpact editorial coordinators to identify and refine possible projects
· Assist reporters with research
· Acquire data from government agencies
· Clean and analyze datasets
· Coach reporters on “do-it-yourself” projects
· Review and package visual and audio content produced by the reporters

Minimum Qualifications:
· Work with NPR’s StateImpact editorial coordinators to identify and refine possible projects
· Assist reporters with research
· Acquire data from government agencies
· Clean and analyze datasets
· Coach reporters on “do-it-yourself” projects
· Review and package visual and audio content produced by the reporters

Preferred Skills:
· Data analysis experience
· Understanding of government records, such as how to obtain court documents
· Audio editing skill
· Visual multimedia presentation abilities
· WordPress knowledge

To apply: Please submit a cover letter referencing these qualifications for consideration to: https://interns-npr.icims.com/jobs/1423/job by July 27, 2012

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here http://uofmpdi.posterous.com/want-an-internship-in-the-spring-important-in

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