Neon Tommy always is looking for bright and talented USC undergraduate or graduate students to join our team.
What are the opportunities at Neon Tommy?
You can contribute as a news beat reporter, an opinion columnist, a sports reporter, a red carpet correspondent, an arts & culture writer, an entertainment blogger, a metro investigative reporter, a political blogger, a staff editor, PR manager or social media specialist.
Want to take photos, draw political cartoons or shoot videos? We have a need for that too.
Best of all, Neon Tommy is not tied down by old media rules. Prefer lists, slideshows or video reports to articles? Then do those instead. Whatever you want to try, whatever you want to do, we're more than happy to work with you to make that idea happen. We've had people interested in blogging dinner recipes and writing travel columns.
You calibrate your involvement to fit your schedule and your calendar. Get heavily involved and you can quickly find yourself in a paid position.
Why would I want to work for Neon Tommy?
Though just three-and-a-half-years-old, Neon Tommy is America's most widely-read daily university-based online news publication. We won 10 Los Angeles Press Club awards in 2012, spanning both student and professional categories. Compare that to the L.A. Times' 14 awards and the L.A. Weekly's 13 awards.
We're also repeat winners of USC's Most Innovative Student Organization award.
By working for Neon Tommy, you can build your brand from day one. Your work is seen by thousands of people across the country. By the time you graduate, you won't just have platitudes, clips or a reel, but rather a living archive of already completed reporting, producing or social media-ing.
Working with online content is a key task in most jobs now. Learning how to curate, produce and share that content in a real-world setting is going to help you land those jobs. Proof? Neon Tommy alumni have not only gone to become editors at NFL.com and reporters at Reuters, but also PR professionals at Weber Shandwick. We also have alums at the L.A. Times, Talking Points Memo, Pac-12 Network and Global Post to name a few.
What's the process?
No application necessary. No experience necessary. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a one-on-one meeting with you. We'll get to know you and answer your questions. Second, go through a training session, and like that, you're a member of our award-winning team.