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Last week, I shared that LINK is growing, and hiring three permanent, full-time positions.
I also told you to stay tuned for more announcements, and because I hate to keep people waiting, here’s another one:
We’re hiring an intern! A full-time 30-40 hour a week PAID intern who just might become a permanent, full-time member of our staff if they do a great job and they want to stick around.
I’m so excited to have an intern on board because I think internships are incredibly valuable. As a journalism student myself a million and a half years ago, I gained so much from my reporting internships.
So much, in fact, that I realized I didn’t want to be a full-time journalist and instead became an entrepreneur. And that was good! The point of internships is to figure out if what you think you want to do in your career is ACTUALLY what you want to do.
They are also a great opportunity to decide if the company you think you want to work for is actually as great as it looks from the outside (Spoiler: We’re MORE awesome than we look from the outside).
The fact that we can bring in a novice journalist and allow them to experience life in a busy digital and print newsroom for 15 weeks (or longer, if they are great and we figure out we like each other) is thrilling to me.
And let’s be clear. As a small – but growing – organization, this internship will not be busy work or job shadowing. We’ll expect our intern to come in and start writing day one. Okay, maybe day two, but still.
The quantity of press releases that need to be sorted, analyzed and reported on is incredible in our newsroom, and the scanner never quits with a busy population of more than 405,000 people. There’s always more news to report than we can get to, and having an intern will help us cover that much more.
If you know a college student or recent graduate who is looking to get their foot in the door at NKY’s largest news organization, please send them our way.