The Redwood City Pulse, a hyper-local, digital news source, is looking for interns with a voracious appetite for news, a hunger to learn and intrepid reporting skills. Interns work in the editorial department and are introduced to all aspects of producing a digital publication from interviewing and reporting on the issues that make a community's heart beat to seeing first-hand the process of editing, publishing and promoting the stories online. Writing assignments cover city government issues, neighborhood news, business, arts and in-depth features. Interns are encouraged to attend weekly planning meetings with the Pulse staff. Interns hit the ground running, writing published articles and receiving feedback.
Interns should be responsible, reliable, independent, have good writing skills and be able to write stories on deadline. Some journalism course work or experience is preferred. Interns work approximately 20 hours per week for 13 weeks. About two thirds of an intern's time is spent reporting and writing and one third performing other duties. This is an unpaid internship.
Interested applicants should email Michelle Iracheta a resume, a well-written cover letter explaining your experience and interest in journalism, and several clips.
Spanish language skills are strongly preferred.
The Pulse is part of Embarcadero Media, which operates respected online sites and newspapers on the Peninsula, including the Palo Alto Weekly/Online, The Almanac, and Mountain View Voice. The sites are driven by news and information that appeals to a highly engaged, loyal audience.