Spring/Summer Breaking News Internship
The Daily Beast delivers award-winning original reporting and sharp opinions from big personalities in the arenas of politics, pop culture, world news, and more. Fiercely independent and armed with irreverent intelligence, The Daily Beast now reaches more than 20 million readers per month. The Daily Beast is based in New York and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC).
The Daily Beast is seeking talented, motivated, and dependable reporting interns to join the newsroom full time starting late April through August as part of the Cheat Sheet/breaking news team. Open to undergraduate juniors and seniors with light course loads, graduate students, and post-grads, the internship is an exciting opportunity for emerging journalists to learn how a newsroom works while gaining hands-on experience.
Duties will include writing and posting Cheat Sheet and express news articles, writing snappy article and SEO headlines, fixing style/grammatical errors, and making any changes requested by the editorial or production staff. Ideal candidates are flexible and quick writers with a strong sense of news judgment and ability to take initiative.
* Experience writing breaking news from a previous internship or campus publication
* A voracious news diet and appetite for current affairs, pop culture, and internet trends
* Prior knowledge of web publishing and using a content management system
* Comfort meeting daily deadlines
This paid internship will run from late April through early August, give or take a week, and is generally Monday-Friday but some nights and one weekend day may be required. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter that includes links to 4-6 portfolio pieces through the Greenhouse portal. Applications will be looked at on a rolling basis.
The pay range for this position is: $16.00 to $17.00 per hour. The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high end of the salary range for this position. Actual salaries may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to work location, experience, and other factors. The Daily Beast is a globally recognized publication at IAC HQ in New York City.
Don’t meet every single requirement listed here? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet each and every qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re interested in joining the Beast but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with this job description, we encourage you to give it a shot all the same. It might turn out that you're just the right candidate for this or other roles. See more about our commitment to diversity at https://www.thedailybeast.com/company/diversity
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