Summer Intern - Food & Wine Reporting
Hearst NewspapersSan Francisco, CA
Full Time Unpaid Internship
Food & Wine Reporting Intern Summer 2023
Would you like to work with world-class journalists at a digital media company seeking to reinvent the way it covers news and reaches readers?
The San Francisco Chronicle is looking for a reporting intern to join our food and wine journalists for an exciting summer covering the Bay Area's dynamic dining and drinking scene. Our summer journalism internships typically begin in June and last through August, but there is some flexibility to accommodate college schedules. This paid 12-week intern will hit the ground running, covering a variety of stories, but will also receive training and mentoring and a working knowledge of the complexity of a modern digital news operation.?
Reporting on restaurant and bar openings and closings and other food- and drink-related news will be part of the job, as will learning the ins and outs of running a fast-paced food news operation. That includes social media operations, participating in team brainstorming and assisting esteemed critics like Soleil Ho and Esther Mobley with their on-the-ground reporting work. And yes, there will be opportunities to try new food and drink as part of the job.
The ideal candidate will hustle and compete to be first on a story, while engaging readers through social media, visuals, graphics and alternative story forms. We need someone with high standards, curiosity and empathy who can collaborate and is comfortable providing and taking feedback.
Requirements: This position will be full-time, based in the Bay Area for summer 2023. All college students, including community college students or students who will have recently completed their associate's or bachelor's degree, are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by Oct. 14, 2022.?
• Receive training and mentoring from editors and colleagues across departments.
• Work and train within a cohort of more than a dozen summer interns.
• Report and write news articles for The Chronicle and SFChronicle.com that reflect the diversity of experiences and coverage of the Bay Area's restaurant, bar and winery scene.
What we're looking for:
• Overall: Someone eager to find and chase good stories while engaging readers through compelling headlines, visuals, graphics and other multimedia. Strong writing skills are important, as is a strict dedication to accuracy, fairness and inclusiveness.
• Newsroom experience: Strong college publication experience or previous internships preferred, but not required.
Vaccination Requirement: As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Newspapers requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Hearst Newspapers will consider requests for reasonable accommodation on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.
Please include in your application a portfolio of your work or links to your designs, along with brief explanations of your role in the execution of the pieces. Your role could include brainstorming, researching, art directing collaborators, project coordination, and design and coding. Applications are due by Oct. 14, 2022.
About The San Francisco Chronicle:?
The San Francisco Chronicle (www.sfchronicle.com) is the largest newspaper in Northern California and the second largest on the West Coast. Acquired by the Hearst Corporation in 2000, The San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 by Charles and Michael de Young and has been awarded six Pulitzer Prizes for journalistic excellence.
Our award-winning journalists provide insight into the people and events shaping the Bay Area, investigate wrongdoing and waste, and deliver the quickest and most reliable coverage of breaking news in Northern California.
Join our team!