SUMMER INTERNSHIP – PORTLAND PRESS HERALD
Want to help shape the visual report for an ambitious, award-winning paper in beautiful Portland, Maine? The photo department at the Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram is re-launching its photography internship program, with an opening that starts in May. We will also shortly be posting our fall internship opening.
The largest city in Maine is home to world-class restaurants, theaters and three minor league sports teams. It’s two hours from Boston and sits on a rocky coastline that has inspired some of the country’s best-known artists.
The photo intern will be treated as a member of the photo staff, shooting daily assignments, pitching story ideas and projects. Great story ideas will be rewarded with the time to pursue them. The newsroom can be a fast-paced environment, and interns will need to meet tight deadlines.
In addition to photography skills, applicants should have audio and video production skills. Interns will be expected to have their own digital SLR, a wide and long zoom lens or equivalent, and a laptop.
Applicants should send a cover letter explaining why they want to work at the Press Herald, along with a resume with references, and either a CD or an edited link to their work. Work will be judged on personal vision, journalistic content, and editing – less is more. Finalists will be expected to talk about potential story ideas they would like to pursue in Maine.
This 12-week internship pays $480/week and starts in mid May.
Deadline April 11, 2014.
Please send applications to:
Yoon S. Byun ,Photo Editor
Portland Press Herald
1 City Center
Portland, ME 04101