Youth Journalist Jobs Available

posted Jun 10, 2013, 10:30 AM by BHC Staff   [ updated Jun 14, 2013, 2:35 PM ]

Youth News Network will be working with 6 to 9 youth and young adults from across Del Norte County who will be trained as multimedia community journalists for the purpose of amplifying the voices of Del Norte County residents, shining a light on disparities that exist within their community and having a say in how the community is seen and perceived. Stories will be distributed and made visible to the wider community via online and traditional outlets (print publications, radio and TV broadcast). The long-term objective of this initiative is to build a permanent and sustainable infrastructure for community journalism in Del Norte County that will serve as a source of local information for residents and policymakers alike.
Job Description:
Youth News Network is seeking motivated applicants with a passion for multimedia storytelling. Responsibilities include writing print stories, shooting photos/videos, recording audio, and interacting with the community. Applicants need not be proficient in these fields as there will be training but they need to be eager to learn, able to take constructive criticism and revise projects as necessary. Applicants need to be punctual for meetings and deadlines.

Youth journalists will produce multimedia stories (print, radio, video, audio podcasts, etc) that shed light on issues affecting the community. The youth journalists will work with the Youth Media Team Leaders to produce journalistically sound, quality work.

Qualifications:
  • Youth team members should be within the ages of (15­ - 20) 
  • Must live in Del Norte County 
  • Must come to work sober at all times (We will have a drug and alcohol free workplace). 
  • Must have good work ethic & be self motivated. 
  • Have Fun! 
Compensation:
Each youth will be paid for their work in the amount of $8.00 an hour. Each youth will work 7 hours a day Monday through Thursday. The hours are 9am to 5pm

For More Information:
Please contact Youth Media Team Leader Benjamin Thomas at benjamin.thomas824@gmail.com

Applications Due:
Monday June 17, 5:00pm
Coastal Connections
475 K street, Crescent City, CA, 95531, 
(707)­ 464- ­3060. Applications 


Download the application below. 
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BHC Staff,
Jun 10, 2013, 10:38 AM
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