MSU students wanted for reporting positions

Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism seeks reporters for its award-winning Great Lakes Echo environmental news service.

These are paid positions for MSU students. Reporters work 10 to 12 hours a week on a flexible schedule during the day. The job is physically located in the Knight Center’s offices at 382 Communication Arts and Sciences.

Preferred candidates will have a record of previously published/produced work and an interest in the environment. Neither are required.

Echo journalists mostly report with text but often report with video, audio, slideshows and other journalism forms. They need not be the Swiss army knife of journalism. Applicants should emphasize their strengths – the more the better.

An ability to hustle is particularly valued.

By noon Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, applicants should submit:

  • One-page resume
  • News writing samples or links to them
  • A 100-word essay explaining why you are right for the job
  • Three references with contact information

Send materials attached to a single message to Barb Miller at

Questions? Contact Knight Center Associate Director David Poulson at or 517 432 5417.