Part time editorial assistant Internship, Phila. Public School Notebook
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Philadelphia Public School Notebook
3721 Midvale Avenue ● Philadelphia, PA 19129
(215) 951-0330, x107 ● fax: (215) 951-0342
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.
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.
? 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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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