9 July 2009

SNS intern position available

INSP is seeking a Street News Service intern to join the Glasgow team on 7th September 2009.


Street News Service Intern


Maree Aldam, Network Development Officer


To aid INSP in supporting its global membership of independent social media by collating, editing, posting, and distributing quality editorial content for exchange through its online news agency, the Street News Service (www.streetnewsservice.org).

  • Collate all submissions of news articles, features, and photographs contributed by INSP street paper members around the world
  • Select and collate supplemental content from external partners, including Reuters, Inter Press Service, and international NGO bodies
  • Format and copyedit all English-language submissions and ensure their applicability to regional and international audience
  • Liaise with INSP staff and volunteer translators regarding article translations
  • Write brief article summaries to aid INSP members in the selection of content
  • Upload all material (text and photographs) to the Street News Service website
  • Draft and distribute email feeds for each weekly edition, recognising contributors and highlighting notable articles as ‘Top Stories'
  • Monitor Street News Service usage, as needed
  • Communicate with member street papers to encourage use of the service

  • Strong written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to work well independently
  • Background in journalism strongly preferred


23 hours per week for at least a 3-month period. Availability on Fridays and Mondays is essential, but other hours of work are flexible and can be both office and home-based.


Monday 7th September 2009


Send your CV, a brief writing sample, and a cover letter telling us why you're interested in this opportunity to: m.aldam@street-papers.org

This is an unpaid internship but a small bursary may be provided.