The Red Hook Daily Catch, a new local publication, is interested in hiring journalism interns from our department to do in-person reporting in the Red Hook area, which is just 40 minutes from New Paltz. This is an excellent opportunity for our students–it’s not far away, and it’s paid.
Here are the particulars:
When: Immediately and running through Nov. 10, possibly longer.
Hours: Flexible, but probably 10-15 hours a week.
What: Report and write election-related stories ahead of the Nov. 8 general election. The stories will be assigned; there is no need to come up with or pitch stories. Reporters do in-person reporting and therefore must have a car.
Pay: $15 an hour
Requirements: Strong, grammatical writing skills, facility crafting news and feature stories, intense curiosity, excitement! Must have a car and camera (can be a mobile phone camera), as stories will include photos and occasional videos for social media posts.
Ideally, applicants will have some clips from the student paper or similar.
Indicate the soonest you can take on stories.
Check out NPR coverage of The Red Hook Daily Catch: https://www.thedailycatch.org/articles/npr-releases-a-podcast-starring-ukraine-correspondent-pavel-kuljuk-red-hook-readers-and-the-daily-catch/