We are always interested in hearing from local freelancers. We are a general interest publication, operating on a weekly deadline. Current Publishing covers a variety of topics, and in a variety of formats from general news to longer features or photo spreads. If you’re interested in writing or contributing, please contact us with your clips and qualifications, and please include your story suggestion.
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If you seek real world experience and want to hit the ground running in an internship, Current Publishing is the place for you. Our weekly and monthly papers are focused on our readers, and serving our close-knit and exceptional communities. If you want to work hard, grow as a journalist, and do more than get coffee, consider applying for one of our internships.
Each semester, Current Publishing hires three interns to assist with our various publications. We produce the Current in Carmel, Current in Westfield, Current in Noblesville, Current in Fishers, Current in Zionsville, Current in Geist and also the Carmel Business Leader. Our internships are unpaid but you can receive school credit. The bigger benefit is that the experience you’ll gain will be invaluable for your future in journalism. You’ll be able to add a variety of news length and feature length clips to your portfolio, and will get the opportunity to participate fully in the production cycle. Past interns have gone into a variety of publications and communications positions.
At Current Publishing, you’ll actively be building clips covering news and features in growing and important communities in Indiana. As an intern, you’ll be expected to cover your assigned beats, but will certainly be able to write on a variety of subjects. Local news, arts, education, people, politics, and city events are all examples of the things we want our readers to be exposed to. But even with the wide variety, we won’t limit your ideas and want to hear our interns’ original and creative story suggestions.
Requirements for Editorial Intern:
- Talented journalism, communication, or English student with ability to write creative, clear copy.
- Previous experience at a publication or paper preferred (freelance, school papers, internships, etc…)
- Fact-checking skills, attention to detail, practice & knowledge of AP Style
- Strong reporting/interviewing skills
- Ability to write copy under deadline and multi-task many jobs
- Willingness to learn, initiative to take on stories and new challenges, and desire for real world experience and to exceed expectations
If you’re an able and ambitious student, send Current Publishing your application! Please send your cover letter, resume, and clips to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to Current Publishing 30 South Range Line Road, Carmel, Indiana 46032. In your cover letter, please include an approximate start and end date, and the hours you’re available and would like to work each week. For the fall semester we would like applications by August 1; for Spring semester, November 1; for Summer interns March or April; and all Winter Term/J-Term applicants please have everything in by October. Internships can be unpaid or paid, or for school credit. Please specify in your cover letter which is your preference.
Design and Photography Interns
Current Publishing seeks a budding photojournalist and capable design intern. In addition to being a regular staff photographer and managing various photo assignments, you’ll also be assisting in the design process for our various papers. Our goal as a paper is to continue to deliver interesting photography that adds dimension and narration to our print content, and can also stand alone in online photo galleries and blogs. Imagining interesting photographs for stories and helping to design how a story should look from an idea to print is an integral part of this internship. For design, we expect an intermediate to advanced level with the program In-Design and an ability to plan ahead and meet rigorous deadlines.
Qualifications for Design and Photography Intern
- Art student focused in design and/or photography
- Intermediate to advanced knowledge of In-Design and Photoshop
- Ability to take initiative and complete assignments on deadline
- Availability for 4-5 days per week, full time, or hourly equivalent.
- Creative pitches for design
- Ability to imagine and communicate photo art for stories and capture meaningful images for stories
Please send applications (cover letter, resume, portfolio samples or clips) to email@example.com. In your cover letter, please include an approximate start and end date, and the hours you’re available to work each week. For the fall semester we would like applications by August 1; for Spring semester, November 1; for Summer interns March or April; and all Winter Term/J-Term applicants please have everything in by October. Internships can be unpaid or paid, or for school credit. Please specify in your cover letter which is your preference.