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Are you an aspiring reporter, photographer or videographer looking for an opportunity to have your work seen by Wyoming’s largest news audience? Or maybe you’re a natural-born marketer seeking a low-stress, fun sales project to sharpen your skills? If so, you ought to consider applying to be a member of the Oil City News Summer Intern team!

At OilCity.newsCapCity.news and County17.com, we’re passionate about communitycollaboration and innovation. We believe that access to high-quality, up-to-the-minute news strengthens our communities, which is why we’re committed to providing accurate, fast and free journalism.

OilCity.news (Casper), CapCity.news (Cheyenne) and County17.com (Gillette) are currently seeking full- and part-time interns to work as community reporters, photographers or members of our sales team. These supervised positions are available to anyone 18 years of age or older, and we’ll even customize your experience to your particular school’s requirements for summer intern credit. In addition to the real-world experience you’ll be getting each day, you can also look forward to flexible scheduling, professional mentoring and generous stipends (up to $15 per hour) for full-time intern team members.

To apply, simply submit a résumé and letter of interest describing which position(s) you are most interested in and why you think you have what it takes to be a member of the team. Be sure to mention any areas of special interest and by all means describe any special skills or talents you have. Examples of prior creative work are always appreciated. But hurry! The deadline to apply for our intern class is Friday, April 15. Our editorial and sales teams will review all applications and notify successful candidates no later than Friday, April 29. The program is slated to begin after Memorial Day and will run a minimum of ten weeks.

We’ll be selecting one full-time and/or one part-time applicant for each of the following opportunities:


POSITION: Community Reporter Intern (General Assignment)

AVAILABLE IN: Casper, Cheyenne or Gillette (one FT and one PT available in each market)

DESCRIPTION: Community Reporter Interns write stories daily, proactively working to increase visibility and reader engagement with city-related news, breaking news, small business features, economic development, events and announcements. As a Community Reporter Intern, you’ll use your writing, editing and photography skills to deliver timely and accurate information to our community. You’ll primarily cover city and county news, along with select local boards and activities. You’ll also facilitate conversation among community members, serving as the voice of one of the area’s fastest-growing news platforms. The Community Reporter Intern is an active participant within the community and your work will be seen by thousands of people each day.

Essential functions of this role include: working as a member of a small news team to effectively cover city news, creating timely and accurate content, managing multiple assignments each day, interviewing community members, covering community events, writing short feature stories, writing news summaries and reporting to a managing editor. You’ll be mentored in your endeavors by our entire newsroom, including in-market editors and reporters.

TO APPLY: Send your resume, samples and letter of interest to publisher@oilcity.news. Good luck!


POSITION: Photo or Video Journalist Intern

AVAILABLE IN: Casper, Cheyenne or Gillette (one FT and one PT available)

DESCRIPTION: Photo/Video Interns shoot feature content daily, proactively working to increase visibility and reader engagement with city-related news, breaking news, small business features, economic development, events and announcements. As a Photo or Video Journalist Intern, you’ll use your visual storytelling skills to deliver timely and accurate information to our community. You’ll primarily cover city and county news, along with select local boards and activities. You’ll also facilitate conversation among community members, serving as the voice of one of the area’s fastest-growing news platforms. The Photo/Video Intern is an active participant within the community and your work will be seen by thousands of people each day.

Essential functions of this role include: working as a member of a small news team to effectively cover city news, creating timely and accurate content, managing multiple assignments each day, photographing community members, shooting community events, creating short visual feature stories and reporting to our Features Editor, Dan Cepeda. You’ll be mentored in your endeavors by our managing editor and fellow in-market reporters.

TO APPLY: Send your resume, samples and letter of interest to publisher@oilcity.news. Good luck!


POSITION: Marketing/Sales Specialist (Casper, Cheyenne or Gillette)

AVAILABLE IN: Casper, Cheyenne or Gillette (one FT and one PT available)

DESCRIPTION: We are seeking an individual who knows Wyoming, has a passion for the community and its people, and can succeed in a small business environment where work is more than just a job. You’ll work hard every day to help our customers’ businesses grow. You’ll develop relationships with existing and new Oil City News partners, close advertising and sponsorship deals and, in keeping with Oil City’s spirit of innovation, identify and create exciting new marketing collaborations to benefit local advertisers and brands.

Essential functions of this role include: lead generation, cold calling and follow up; meeting and corresponding with existing and prospective clients; crafting creative proposals; making presentations; maintaining databases and call lists; and attending community events, all the while maintaining close relationships with clients and working closely with our Sales Director and marketing team. You’ll be mentored in your endeavors by our sales director and sales executives.

TO APPLY: Send your resume, samples and letter of interest to publisher@oilcity.news. Good luck!