Journalism Intern

Lakeside Marblehead, OH Intern

Department: Marketing

Reports To: Sr. Director of Marketing

Salary:  $15/hour                            


Position Summary: The Journalism Intern’s first and largest responsibility is to help write, layout, design, proofread, edit, publish and distribute the Lakesider, a weekly 16-20-page community newspaper. This internship requires a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, as well as familiarization with AP style.   


The ideal candidate possesses excellent design, writing, editing, time management, communication and leadership skills; maintains the ability to work in a focused and independent environment; ability to contribute to a team environment; and is a highly organized, self-motivated individual capable of meeting strict deadlines. Reliable transportation for off-site delivery of the newspaper is required. Photography skills are a plus.  


Please note: This internship runs from May – August. This internship also requires flexibility, as the intern is expected to work days, some evenings and weekends, and all summer holidays, including Memorial Day weekend and the Fourth of July. 


About Lakeside Chautauqua: Lakeside Chautauqua is a family destination that has pioneered the act of nurturing mind, body and spirit for 150 years. Conveniently located between Toledo and Cleveland on Lake Erie’s south shore, Lakeside offers a robust summer programming season packed with cultural, educational, spiritual and recreational opportunities. Within the one-square-mile community, you’ll find hundreds of unique Victorian cottages, a concert auditorium, arts center, historic waterfront hotel, movie theater, pool, tennis, sailing, shopping, dining and much more. Join our team this year to help Lakeside celebrate its 150th Anniversary. For more information, visit


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  

·         Write, layout, design, proofread, and edit pages of the weekly Lakesider newspaper 

·         Enforce deadlines for content and pictures  

·         Edit article submissions from departments, organizations and contributors  

·         Confirm details with departments, organizations and contributors via email or phone; update contact database 

·         Conduct interviews, edit and write Lakesider articles and blogs 

·         Attend weekly Lakesider layout and photo meetings 

·         Willingness to work extended hours as needed to meet strict publishing deadlines 

·         Complete weekly checklists to maintain Lakesider processes and guidelines, as well as brand standards 

·         Distribute the Lakesider newspaper on Fridays  

·         Assist Photography Intern in photographing special events, working some nights, weekends and all summer holidays 

·         Edit and update the policy and procedures manual for the internship position 

·         Develop goals related to your internship; present your progress to the Marketing staff 

·         Other duties as assigned 



·         Current college student studying marketing, journalism, writing or related field  

·         Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite 



Work Environment & Physical Demands:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, , reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 40+ pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 


How to Apply: Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and minimum of 3 professional references (name, title and phone number) and 3 writing or design samples that show the range of your abilities. Only electronic submissions will be accepted, including follow-up. Send materials to In the subject line, indicate the internship position that interests you. If you qualify for more than one position, please indicate in your cover letter and subject line; limit of 2. Applications are accepted until positions are filled. Priority consideration will be given to early applications.


Lakeside Chautauqua is an equal opportunity employer. 

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