The Daily Herald has a residency program for 4-year college graduates with limited journalism experience. This is a one-year program designed to further hone journalism and reporting skills while functioning in a community news reporter position. These are full-time positions with benefits. Applicants must have reliable transportation and be prepared to work a flexible schedule as needs dictate. Although some residents may eventually be hired into regular staff reporting positions, this is not the intent of the program. Copy editor residencies are also available. There are no set hiring cycles; residents can be hired at anytime throughout the year, depending on the needs of the Company.
Preference will be given to journalism (or other appropriate major) graduates who obtained newsroom experience while in school (i.e. internship, stringer for daily newspaper, staff of school newspaper, magazine, or other similar experience). The Daily Herald is not responsible for interview or relocation costs incurred.
We currently have no openings in our residency program, but regularly accept applications for when an opening does occur. Submitted materials wills be kept on file for six months for the next available opening.
To apply for this program, send a resume and at least 3 clips of your work. Also include a cover letter specifically stating that you are applying for a residency and highlight any additional pertinent experience and your reasons for candidacy for this program. DO NOT USE THE INTERNSHIP APPLICATION FOR THIS PROGRAM. Given the availability of a position and the skill level, an applicant will be contacted for further information, interviewing, and testing. Current college seniors who will graduate prior to the beginning of a residency are also welcome to apply if the above qualifications will be met by the time of graduation.
Send information to:
Human Resources - Residency Program
PO Box 280
Arlington Heights, IL 60006