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Wanted: Daredevil Spring Intern

Ramps, motorcycles, hoops of fires… those are not things you’ll see in the Silicon Prairie News office. Access to your own computer, desk, and a fridge stocked with sodas and juice? Yes, we have those. Photo by John Wright via Flickr.

We’re gearing up to do big things in 2011 and we’re looking for a college student to join our team from January through May. In that time period, we’ll be significantly increasing our content production, so we need a student who is either in journalism school or has a passion for writing. We’ll also be heavily preparing for Big Omaha during those five months, so we’ll need someone who is either learning about event management or has a deep interest in it.

If you or someone you know comes to mind, please follow the instructions below or forward this on to that individual. We’ll be taking applications beginning today and we’ll make the hire as soon as we find the best candidate, so put your homework aside for a couple hours and get your application in as soon as possible.

Want to know what’s it’s like to work here? Read a first-hand account from our Summer 2010 Intern, Andrea Ciurej, who’s since continued to write for us in her spare time: “Aspiring journalist Andrea Ciurej shares her SPN internship experience.”

Now, the official job post with all the juicy details:

Spring Content & Event Intern – Paid

Silicon Prairie News interviews the region’s leading entrepreneurs and creatives, reports on startups and established companies, announces events and produces its own events, such as Big Omaha each May.

The Spring Content & Event Intern is a paid position that will be expected to work 20 hours each week out of the Silicon Prairie News office (5018 Leavenworth Street). While at work, you’ll have access to our fridge stocked with snacks and our shelves stocked with soda and juice (or the other way around) as well as our foosball table and dart board. Also included is access to a desk and Apple computer.

Qualifications

  • University student (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Excellent writer
  • Attention to detail
  • Event management experience or interest

Responsibilities

  • Contribute blog content (reports, interviews, updates, etc.)
  • Stay up-to-date on local and national blogs and social media channels for story leads
  • Assist in various small- and medium-sized events
  • Assist in planning of Big Omaha
  • Data entry (Yay, fun!)

If interested, contact Danny Schreiber at danny@siliconprairienews.com with an email no longer than 350 words indicating why you feel you would be a good fit, the reasons you want to be involved, and links to or attachments of your past professional and/or personal work. Please attach your resume, as well.

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