Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Entry-level reporters @ Wired magazine

Wired, a 700,000-circulation magazine that covers how technology affects culture, the economy, and politics, is offering extended paid internships.

The full-time positions last 6 months, pay $12 per hour and are based in San Francisco. Openings include:
  • Reporting intern: "This position is best suited to a college graduate with entry-level reporting and writing experience in the field of journalism. Responsibilities include pitching ideas to Start section editors and assisting them with research and special projects. The reporting intern is especially involved in idea generation for recurring Start items such as Q&A, Alpha Geek, Best lists, and so on. There are light administrative duties as well, such as mailing, updating databases, and preparing for section meetings."
  • General Edit intern: "This position is ideal for a recent college graduate with some journalism experience (e.g. previous internship, school paper). Geek-savvy pop culture knowledge is a must. The job involves fielding all of the email, mail, faxes, and phone submissions received by the editorial department. This intern is also charged with mailing issues to authors and helping with stories in the Play section of the magazine. Knowledge of GarageBand and a passion for music is a plus."
  • Gadgets intern: "This position is best suited to a recent college graduate with a strong interest in gadgets, consumer electronics, and technology. Responsibilities include reviewing products for and assisting with the production of our GadgetLab blog. Interns also assist with research for special product packages. This is a great opportunity to get your hands on the latest tech gear before everyone else does. There are light clerical duties as well, such as responding to story and product pitches, and ordering products for review."
  • Research intern: "This position is for someone with great reporting skills and a supreme attention to detail -- ideally a college graduate with prior fact-checking or professional reporting experience. The primary duty is checking the accuracy of magazine content. In this capacity, the research intern works closely with senior editors, copy editors, designers, photo editors, and writers, primarily on the magazine’s Play section, so an affinity for geeky pop culture is a plus. Other responsibilities include Nexis searches and filing copies of magazines."
By May 20, e-mail a cover letter and resume within the body of an email message to internships@wiredmag.com. Do not send attachments; they won't be read. Put your name and which internship you're applying for in the subject line of the email. You may only apply for one position; however, you will be considered for others as the editors deem appropriate. No phone calls.

Location: San Francisco, California

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Paid internship @ popular lifestyle website

TrendHunter.com, a website that gets 7 million-plus views per month and covers what's trendy in fashion, technology and pop culture, is offering paid internships in its Toronto office.

"You’ll get first hand experience running one of the world’s most popular online publications," the ad states. As for compensation, "There will be a stipend paid, plus Adsense revenue and numerous opportunities that extend beyond the summer term."

Apply online.

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Paid summer internship @ CNET

CNETnews.com, a popular website that covers technology and computers, is offering a full-time paid internship this summer.

The 10-12 week internship will be based in San Francisco and paid $15 per hour. It sounds like a great way to gain hands-on multimedia experience.

"The intern will work closely with award-winning reporters and editors to conceive of blogs, feature stories, and other projects and see those works through to completion," the ad states. "In addition, the intern may be asked to take photographs; help write and broadcast scripts for the News.com daily podcast; and appear in video newscasts."

Candidates must be current college students with major or degree in journalism or related field with a GPA of 3.0 or above. To be considered please apply on our careers page: http://college.cnetnetworks.com/viewjob.html?refnode=312411 . Submit a cover letter and resume, along with three to five writing samples.

Location: San Francisco, California

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Paid science journalism internship @ The Economist

The Economist, a renowned London-based 1.3-million circulation news magazine that focuses on international affairs, is offering a paid summer internship writing about science and technology.

"Our aim is more to discover writing talent in a science student or scientist than a scientific aptitude in a budding journalist," the ad states. "Applicants should write a letter introducing themselves and an original article of about 600 words that they think would be suitable for publication in the science and technology section. They should be prepared to come for an interview in London or New York, at their own expense. A small stipend will be paid to the successful candidate."

Applications must be sent by February 20 to: casement2009@economist.com.

Location: London, United Kingdom

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