Part time editorial assistant Internship, Phila. Public School Notebook

Posted on April 9, 2004

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Philadelphia Public School Notebook
3721 Midvale Avenue ● Philadelphia, PA 19129
(215) 951-0330, x107 ● fax: (215) 951-0342
notebook@thenotebook.org

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Part time editorial assistant (Summer 2004)

Philadelphia Public School Notebook – an award-winning quarterly newspaper that promotes public involvement in efforts for quality and equity in Philadelphia public schools – is looking for a part-time editorial assistant for the summer of 2004 to assist with writing articles for our print and web publications.

Position description:
The editorial assistant will work primarily with the Notebook?s staff writer in researching and writing articles to be published in the July, August, and September editions of our monthly e-bulletin, the Notebook NEWSFLASH, and also in our fall 2004 print edition, which will focus on the implementation of a standardized curriculum in Philadelphia schools. The editorial assistant will also help research in-depth investigative articles relating to public education in Philadelphia. The position entails 20 hours of work per week for a period of 5-10 weeks.

Key qualifications:
? knowledge of urban public education issues
? superior writing skills; ability to write about complex concepts for non-academic audiences in clear, accessible language
? experience doing interview research
? commitment to improve public education and to educational equity for all students
? ability to work collaboratively with staff team and editorial board

Compensation:
Summer work-study students are encouraged to apply. Otherwise, the internship is unpaid. Travel stipend to cover transportation costs is offered.

Familiarity with Philadelphia public school system desirable. Investigative journalism experience a plus.

To apply: send a brief cover letter, a resume, and a writing sample to Philadelphia Public School Notebook, 3721 Midvale Ave., Philadelphia PA 19129, fax to 215-951-0342, or email to notebook@thenotebook.org. Rolling application process; Final deadline is June 1, 2004.

Philadelphia Public School Notebook is a quarterly, independent newspaper founded in 1994 to help build a local grassroots movement for public school reform and for public schools that serve all children well. We are currently in our tenth full year of publication and have a circulation of 52,000. The Notebook is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


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