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Economic Development Reporter
Spring 2020 internships
Summer 2020 internships

Economic Development Reporter

PublicSource, a nonprofit media outlet delivering public-service journalism in the Pittsburgh region, is looking for a reporter to focus on the policies and impact of development on residents and neighborhoods.

If you are a person interested in economic development issues, can develop sources, break down complex policies and analyze data while at the same time spot a great story and find creative ways to tell it, please apply.

The economic development beat will be a combination of breaking news reporting and longform/enterprise reporting. We need a reporter who has a track record of telling complex stories of different lengths, formats and media and making these stories memorable. The ideal candidate is able to turn around high-quality copy under a tight deadline while pursuing complex enterprise and investigative pieces.

Data analysis skills are preferred; experience with open record requests is also highly sought after.

We are looking for a go-to person who has a knack for explaining things, willing and able to adapt to an ever-changing media landscape in a small nonprofit newsroom. You will be expected to be in the know of what’s going on at the level of the local and state agencies driving development.

We offer a solid benefits package with paid time off, retirement contributions and a parental leave. Our newsroom has a collaborative work culture; from story ideas to fact-checking, we like people to pitch in, work hard and help each other out.

Please send your resume, cover letter with ideas and samples of your work to mila@publicsource.org by Nov. 30.


Spring 2020 internships

PublicSource is a nonprofit newsroom in Pittsburgh. We report stories with powerful narratives and characters to explain complex issues in the areas of local government, economic development, education, health and social justice.

If you’re interested in what we do, here’s the kind of internships we can offer for the right candidates:

  • Editorial (reporters/writers)
  • Visuals (photographers, videographers)
  • Audience engagement via marketing, social media, events, etc.
  • Fact-checking
  • Graphic and web design
  • Web development and news apps
  • Nonprofit management
  • Create your own

We are looking for candidates with a desire to apply their skills and interests toward producing and serving the public with the best local journalism in the industry. We like it when our interns are driven, take initiative and work collaboratively with the PublicSource team to make our time together worthwhile for all involved.

PublicSource will pay each selected intern a $1,650 stipend. To qualify for the stipend, we ask interns to work 15 hours a week for 15 weeks (or another agreed upon schedule). Half of the intern stipend will be paid out eight weeks in and the remainder at the end of the internship. (If timing of payment is prohibitive, please reach out to discuss.)

If you have a professor who will give you credit, we’re also happy to fill out the forms.

We encourage candidates of underrepresented backgrounds to apply.
Our office is in the Uptown neighborhood, right on the bus line.

Please send a cover letter, resume and any appropriate work examples by or before Nov. 21 to Halle Stockton at halle@publicsource.org.


Summer 2020 internships

PublicSource is a nonprofit online journalism organization in Pittsburgh. We write stories with powerful narratives and characters to explain complex issues in the areas of local government, economic development, education, health and social justice.
If you’re interested in what we do, here’s the kind of internships we can offer for the right candidates:

  • Editorial (reporters/writers)
  • Visuals (photographers, videographers)
  • Audience engagement via marketing, social media, events, etc.
  • Fact-checking
  • Graphic and web design
  • Web development and news apps
  • Nonprofit management
  • Create your own

We are looking for candidates with a desire to apply their skills and interests toward producing and serving the public with the best local journalism in the industry. We like it when our interns are driven, take initiative and work collaboratively with the PublicSource team to make our time together worthwhile for all involved.

PublicSource will pay each selected intern a $1,650 stipend. To qualify for the stipend, we ask interns to work 15 hours a week for 15 weeks (or another agreed upon schedule). Half of the intern stipend will be paid out eight weeks in and the remainder at the end of the internship. (If timing of payment is prohibitive, please reach out to discuss.)

If you have a professor who will give you credit, we’re also happy to fill out the forms.
We encourage candidates of underrepresented backgrounds to apply as well as those who live outside of Pittsburgh. We have had interns find sublets and other kinds of campus housing arrangements during the summer.

Please send a cover letter, resume and any appropriate work examples by or before Dec. 5 to Halle Stockton at halle@publicsource.org.