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— The Investigative Project on Race and Equity (Chicago) is recruiting two early-career journalists to join its part-time apprenticeship training program, which teaches foundational skills required to produce deeply reported investigative projects; apprentices will collaborate with experienced editors and reporters to get hands-on investigative reporting experience, while participating in our training and mentorship program, and help produce an investigative project in partnership with a major Chicago news organization.  Candidates must commit to five hours per week over a five-month period, have a journalism degree or equivalent reporting experience, be relentless in pursuing facts and information, whether through obtaining public records or tracking down sources, have a deep interest in investigative reporting and be eager to learn new skills, be comfortable working with data and have an ability to work with diverse sources.  Resume and cover letter to info@raceandequityproject.org. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.   EOE. (Indef.)

–WGN (AM), Chicago seeks interns eligible for credit who are interested in working in the new WGN Radio newsroom, working shoulder-to-shoulder with professionals; shifts available 24/7.  Get further details and apply online ASAP at www.wgnradio.com/internships. EOE (Indef.)


— Fox-owned WFLD/WPWR-TV, Chicago, has an academic internship program for college credit with internships in news, promotions/PR, traffic/research, community affairs, human resources and finance/business/programming.  Must be registered and junior or senior standing; students must provide resume, completed application form and a letter from their colleges indicating they will receive credit.  For information, contact the intern coordinator, WFLD/WPWR-TV, 205 N. Michigan Av., Chicago, IL 60601, or call (312) 565-5558.  EOE (indef.)~


 — Chicago-based documentary photographer/filmmaker Jon Lowenstein seeks apprentices for the fall, winter and summer terms who are interested and dedicated to documentary storytelling/transmedia/documentary filmmaking, is currently working on a documentary project and seeking mentorship, is interested in grant writing and how to sell ideas to funders, is interested in digital asset management and archiving, is interested in public arts programming, is interested in building and refining a portfolio but is not merely seeking to build a resume or learn skills; the apprenticeship requires a proactive investment on the part of the apprentice; Lowenstein specializes in unsparing clarity and likes to confront the realms of power/poverty/violence while demonstrating a lighted love of people and an intractable belief in the arts. Successful fall/winter candidates must be able to dedicate at least two days during the week over a six-month period and adhere to a regular schedule (applications due Aug. 15).  The summer apprenticeship (deadline Jan.15) is a 300-hour opportunity geared toward international applicants/recent grads/candidates who have more schedule flexibility during the summer months; will be expected to scan and process digital images using Photoshop and lightroom, develop film, assist on photo and video production shoots, assist in printing archival prints for exhibitions and portfolios, research equipment/locations for pre-production/researching photo archive solutions, update social media and edit and work with multimedia content; experience and familiarity working with photography, multimedia storytelling and digital imaging programs preferred.  A stipend can be made available to cover expenses for qualified candidates.  Submit a link to your portfolio/work, resume, contact information for two references and a cover letter specifying which apprenticeship you seek and discussing your goals for the apprenticeship, to Phil@jonlowenstein.com.  EOE   (indef.) 


— Internships at WGN-TV, Chicago: Morning news intern who can greet guests, write tip sheets, escort guests to and from studios, research and locate archive video, and work closely with producers and the EP.  Investigative unit intern, to research and develop tips and leads, screen and log video, attend court, pull court documents, perform other clerical duties and go into the field with producers and reporters.   Assignment desk intern who will answer viewer and reporter calls, research stories and sort through mail and faxes; may accompany reporters and videographers on assignment.  Sports intern who has strong knowledge of sports, can log games to be used for highlights, scan the wires, learn to identify the proper highlights, video, sound bites and other materials for shows, help in the field with interviews, and learn to use the Sony Newsbase clip edit system that allows editing straight from desk computers; good for those seeking “hands-on” experience.  Experience not a requirement, but must be creative, curious, have proper business demeanor and the ability to listen and learn.  Must be available 12 hours a week for 13 weeks.  Must be college juniors, seniors or graduate students able to get credit for work.  Resumes to the WGN-TV HR Dept., 2501 W. Bradley Pl., Chicago, IL 60618, call (773) 528-1387 or go online to www.nexstar.tv.   EOE (Indef.)


                — The non-profit Evanston (IL) RoundTable is partnering with Northwestern University to offer a one-year full-time reporting fellowship to cover race and social justice in Evanston, covering the historic reparations work underway in Evanston, educational equity and achievement, including the building of a new school in the city’s historically Black neighborhood and rollout of the new racial equity curriculum; police reform and issues related to affordable housing and homelessness.  Journalists of color are strongly encouraged to apply, as are those who believe their lived experiences would contribute to diversifying coverage at The Evanston RoundTable. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and 3-5 relevant clips to tracy@evanstonroundtable.com.  For a full job description Click here to download a pdf.   EOE.  (7/27)


— WREX-TV, Rockford, IL seeks unpaid interns in its news, sports and production departments who can get credit from their school; the station will consider both high school and college students able to get credit from their schools. Apply online at www.careersatquincy.com.   EOE  (Indef.)


— WIFR-TV, Rockford, IL seeks interns who are seeking a degree in communications or broadcast journalism and have the recommendation of an advisor; internships are unpaid, so students should show proof that they will receive college credit or endorsement for their work.  Resume and letter of recommendation to WIFR-TV Internships, Box 123, Rockford, IL 61105 EOE  (Indef.)


 — WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, WI seeks newsroom interns who are juniors or seniors, able to earn college credit, have the ability to spend at least 25 hours a week in the newsroom and can work flexible schedules.  Non-paid.  Letter shoulld include desired start date, and the dates and times you would be available for a brief interview.  Send with resume to the intern coordinator/TV News, WTMJ-TV, 720 E. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53212.  EOE  (indef.)


— WISN-AM, Milwaukee, WI seeks interns for a newsroom that is fast-paced, gathers local news aggressively, and needs interns who can work in-studio and in the field, research and produce stories, answer listener phone calls, and be able to work flexible hours.  Internship is unpaid; must be taken for college credit.  Applications are taking on an ongoing basis for internships summer, fall and spring.  Tape and resume to the WISN-AM News Internship Program, 12100 W. Howard Av., Greenfield, WI 53228, or call (414) 944-5494.   EOE   (indef.)


— WDJT-TV, Milwaukee, WI seeks interns (Job #HR-Internship) in a variety of areas who can commit 15 hours a week for an entire semester during the regular school year; must receive college credit, as the internship is unpaid; available internships include bilingual (Spanish-English) news intern, sports intern, producer assistant intern, assignment desk intern, meteorology intern, sales intern, engineering intern, production intern, master control intern and promotions intern.   To apply contact Internships c/o the WDJT-TV HR Dept., 809 S. 60th St., Milwaukee, WI 53214 or fax (414) 607-8188.  EOE  (Indef.)


    — WBAY-TV, Green Bay, WI seeks interns in its news, sports, sales and engineering department, with every effort made to assign meaningful projects and tasks, with supervision and evaluation; must be a full-time student (junior or senior standing preferred) and done for credit as a part of a bona fide course of study with credit.  Send resume and letter stating personal objectives and hoped-for accomplishments to WBAY-TV, 115 S. Jefferson St., Green Bay, WI 54301.  (Indef.) 





— The City of Elgin IL (est. pop. 115,000) is seeking a seasoned and visionary leader to establish a transformative department at the forefront of local governmental communications. The ideal candidate will be cognizant of the current state of local journalism, social media and communications in the local governmental industry and be wholly committed to being a leader in establishing a new communications paradigm within the industry. The Director of Communications and Engagement (Job #00067) will create a new department and should have experience in managing and developing a team. A Bachelor’s degree and five or more years of professional experience are required, including at least two years in a supervisory capacity. Elgin offers a market competitive total rewards package that includes a base salary range between $121,968 and $163,449 depending on experience and qualifications. Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bakertilly/jobs/3698072/director-of-communications-and-engagement-elgin-illinois. For more information, contact Patty Heminover at patty.heminover@bakertilly.com or call (651) 968-7841. EOE.  (8/22)



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