AccuWeather is hiring a

Fall Intern, Digital Journalist

 

AccuWeather Overview

 

AccuWeather provides hourly forecasts worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, wired and mobile internet sites, smart TVs and appliances, as well as traditional media. AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news and weather content and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites, including wallstreetjournal.com, CBS News, and The New York Times.  AccuWeather is looking for a Digital Journalist Intern to join our team! This paid internship is available for 10-15 hours per week, August to December, and is based out of our Headquarters in State College, PA.

 

Who You Are

 

  • You are a creative thinker who is constantly thinking outside the box.
  • You immerse yourself in the generation of unique, compelling story and video ideas.
  • You enjoy researching news stories and interviewing internal and external experts.
  • You excel at writing news stories under the pressure of deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

 

What You’ll Be Doing

 

  • Participate in generation of unique, compelling weather-related story ideas.
  • Follow trending topics on social networking, including Google, Twitter and Facebook for story ideas and headlines that optimize AccuWeather.com’s reach in search engine optimization.
  • Write accurate stories that are well researched and attributed to necessary sources and update as necessary.
  • Interview proper sources to enhance story content.
  • Respond quickly to breaking news and weather situations, contributing to the news team's coverage of the event.
  • Creatively use social media to send out breaking/interesting weather information and links to AccuWeather.com news stories.
  • Editing and packaging of forecast and feature stories. 

 

Experience We Are Looking For

 

  • Student majoring in Journalism or a related communications
  • Demonstrated journalism/media/social media experience.
  • Must have strong writing skills and excellent knowledge of AP style.
  • Must have knowledge and experience using Facebook, Twitter (experience using HootSuites preferred) and emerging social media platforms.
  • Must be able to develop an understanding of basic scientific and meteorological concepts.
  • Must be self-motivated, team-oriented and work well under pressure.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be proactive in seeking out interviews to enhance story content.
  • Basic digital video editing skills are preferred.
  • Good visual eye and basic photo editing skils.

 

Skills We Are Looking For

 

  • Sense of urgency. You act with the realization that efficiency is vital to success.
  • A team player. You have the ability to consistently build and maintain strong working relationships with your direct teammates as well as co-workers throughout AccuWeather.
  • Communication. You have the ability to exchange information, both verbal and non-verbal, to anyone. You have solid speaking and writing skills.  Your communication style ensures that all the organizational goals are achieved.
  • Passion. You have a strong excitement and love for journalism. You pride yourself on being efficient at your job.

 

Physical Demands

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to work at heights using step ladders or lifts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distant vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to determine visual focus.  The employee will need to hear audio clearly and be able to differentiate differences in audio levels. The employee is required to speak or communicate with co-workers.

 

Work Environment 

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment can vary from noisy to quiet, depending on the task.  The pace of work can be extremely fast, depending on the task requirements.



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, genetic information, gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran orientation, or veteran status, pregnancy, disability, marital status or any other legally protected categories under local, state of federal laws.  We believe a culture of diversity and inclusion provides unique perspectives that help make the workplace more innovative, engaging and profitable.

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