Wednesday Journal Publications consists of Wednesday Journal, Forest Park Review, Austin Weekly News and the Riverside Brookfield Landmark. Internships will take place at our offices at 141 S. Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park.
“My Sales & Marketing Internship with Austin Weekly News was a great experience for me. It wasn’t just an internship, but a place of work where I gained a lot of practical knowledge and experience, did a lot of networking, and worked with an awesome team. They helped me learn, develop, and establish myself as more than just an intern, or fresh graduate, but as an individual that has the experience to be an equal competitor in the job market.” – Eunice Dye
INTERNSHIP GOALS/LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
This is an opportunity to gain on-the-job experience while honing communications and technical skills. We are seeking a bright and enthusiastic over-achiever who is interested in helping to promote our newspapers to local residents. The position supports our Sales Representatives while gaining knowledge of marketing, advertising and promotion. Students will learn to develop professional telephone etiquette, create client proposals, enhance company marketing, learn valuable workplace skills, and more.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES/JOB DESCRIPTION:
This position would support the Sales Representatives for all of our newspapers. Interns will work in a fast-paced environment and be expected to execute projects in a timely manner. Projects will include, but are not limited to, research, preparation of proposal letters and mailings, database entry, phone calls to clients or potential clients, and staffing at community events sponsored by Wednesday Journal Publications. For interns with a strong passion for sales, there is the opportunity to accompany one of our Sales Representatives on client visits in order to gather hands-on experience.
Candidates should be interested in the Sales/Marketing field and entering junior or senior year of high school, enrolled in college, OR a college alumni. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Ability to take direction well, work independently and juggle multiple tasks at once. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to take initiative and perform follow up. Possess a friendly, outgoing personality. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
A minimum commitment of 8 hours per week is requested. We are flexible, but the daily schedule would begin no earlier than 9am and end no later than 5:30pm Monday through Friday, with the exception of sponsored community events that might occur on weekends.
We will work with your school’s Internship Coordinator to see if course credit could be given for this opportunity. Our goal is to really guide students in the direction they desire in order to learn new skills and gain the most out of the experience. Upon completion of a successful internship, we will provide a recommendation letter in addition to serving as a professional business reference.
We are looking to fill this position immediately.
If interested, please send a resume and cover letter explaining why this position is desirable to firstname.lastname@example.org.