Thanks for your interest in RedEye. Here are the opportunities we have available. Because of the high volume of inquiries we receive about job/freelance/internship opportunities, we can only respond to finalists.
RedEye seeks freelance reporters to cover Chicago news and trends. The ideal candidates will have reporting experience. They'll be able to pitch timely and talkable local stories and be able to write in a way that appeals to RedEye's audience of super social, passionate people in their 20s and 30s.
Think you have what it takes? If interested, send resume, clips of/links to three published stories and two pitches for story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also a paid internship program, RedEye is seeking college students or recent graduates who want to contribute creatively and visually to our daily print edition and weekly iPad edition.
Experience at a publication is preferred and some design training in a class or otherwise is required. RedEye interns are expected to have flexible skills, including but not limited to excellent design sensibilities for both print and digital platforms, strong news judgement and time management skills. A proficiency in Adobe InDesign is required.
The majority of RedEye design interns work a 24-hour week, mostly in the evenings, but we will work with students who have minor class and work conflicts.
The internship lasts about 12 weeks. A cover letter, resume, link to an online portfolio (or at least 6 clips of your work) and the names of three references should be sent to email@example.com with "Design internship" in the subject line.
Application deadline: Sept. 2.
iPad Design Internships
Eligible applicants are juniors or seniors with experience at a college publication. Applicants shouldn't be deterred about lack of tablet experience. They should however, have solid news judgment, an interest to learn more about tablet and interactive design, strong photo editing skills, and solid knowledge of Adobe Suite.
Send cover letter, resume, three reference letters and 10-12 samples of your best work to Aly Morris, iPad editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now hiring for: Summer, 10-12 weeks, paid
Application deadline: January 1
Web reporting internship
Our paid internship program seeks college students or recent graduates who want to contribute to RedEye's unique mission to inform, entertain and engage diverse Chicagoans in their 20s and 30s and have some fun while we're at it.
As this is a practical internship, experience at a school newspaper or a previous newspaper or magazine internship is preferred and some journalism training in a class or otherwise is required. RedEye interns are expected to have flexible skills, including basic knowledge of AP style and news writing. Online, social media experience is preferred.
The majority of RedEye interns work a 20- to 24-hour week, but we will work with students who have minor class and work conflicts.
The internship lasts about 12 weeks. A cover letter, resume, 3-4 clips and the names of at least three references should be sent to: email@example.com.
Our paid internship program seeks college students or recent graduates who are well versed in all parts of video production (pre-production, shooting, lighting, sound), but with a strong emphasis in editing. Please send a cover letter, resume and samples of your videos, your website or your reel to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1 to be considered for a summer internship.
We prefer to receive applications electronically, but you may also send them using RedEye's mailing address:435 N. Michigan Ave., 4th Floor, Chicago IL 60611
Internships at Metromix
Metromix Chicago will be seeking two web production interns for late summer/fall 2013. Responsibilities include aiding with the day-to-day production of the website, which includes producing photo galleries, composing event and venue listings and running our social media channels. The deadline to apply is Nov. 1, 2013.
We prefer candidates who are currently enrolled in school, and have experience at a school newspaper, web site or previous internship. Journalism training in a class or otherwise is required. Metromix Interns are expected to have flexible skills, including basic knowledge of AP style and news writing. Online, social media and video editing experience is preferred.
The majority of interns work a 24-hour week, but we will work with students who have minor class and work conflicts.
The internship is paid and lasts about 12 weeks. A cover letter, resume, 3-4 clips and the names of at least three references should be sent to: (email@example.com) Subject line: Internship
We prefer to receive applications electronically, but you may also send them using our mailing address: Jessica Cantarelli c/o Metromix 435 N. Michigan Ave., 4th Floor, Chicago IL 60611
Deadlines (materials should be received by):
Aug. 1 for fall
Nov. 30 for winter/spring
April. 1 for summer
Interested in freelancing for RedEye/Metromix? We have opportunities available for reporters, photographers, columnists, Metromix contributors and listings editors. Also, we love freelancers who already are familiar with the publication and Web sites. Here's how to get started.
Reporters and columnists: Pitches are accepted on a case-by-case basis for both. Reporters need to have some journalism experience. Please send a cover letter, resume, 5-6 clips and 2-3 ideas to Mike Hines (firstname.lastname@example.org). Columnists should send ideas and 2-3 clips to Mike Hines (email@example.com).
Photographers: Photojournalism experience is required. Please send cover letter, resume and portfolio to Lenny Gilmore (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We currently don't have any openings, but if you think you're a great fit for what we do, please look for future opportunities at corporate.tribune.com.