Intern - News - Local News

Lee Enterprises Inc   Auburn, NY   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on March 31, 2024
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T he Citizen is looking for a summer intern to work with its award-winning staff in Auburn.

Located in Auburn, The Citizen is a newspaper covering the Cayuga County area. We print three times a week, but our first priority is generating stories and multimedia for our website, Along with Auburn we cover all the towns and villages of Cayuga County, which lies between Syracuse, Rochester and Ithaca. We also cover some towns and villages immediately outside the county, such as the lakeside village of Skaneateles.

Our ideal candidate will bring some storytelling experience and enthusiasm for small-town journalism to The Citizen. Applicable skills include news writing, interviewing, copy editing, taking photos and video, and familiarity with social media. The schedule will be based on both the candidate's preference and coverage needs. The candidate will begin in our new office in Auburn, but can transition to working remotely.

Enrollment in a bachelor's program in journalism and/or some experience working at a news publication is preferred. Along with your resume, please include a cover letter and at least three writing samples, ideally ones that have been published.


Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is a major subscription and advertising platform and a leading provider of local news and information, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 73 markets in 26 states. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have an average daily circulation of 1.0 million, and our legacy websites, including acquisitions, reach more than 33 million digital unique visitors.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.