Thanks to a grant from The Lilly Endowment, The Conversation is sponsoring an editorial internship for a student of color during the summer of 2017.
DEADLINE: March 31 2017
The Conversation US (TCUS) is an independent, non-profit media organization that publishes news analysis and commentary written by academics, edited by journalists, and aimed at the general public. A team of professional editors works with scholars from universities across the US to share their research and to apply their expertise to topical issues. All our content is published under a Creative Commons license: we promote the republication (for free) of our articles to other media organizations. Regular republishers include national media, such as Time, Newsweek, Quartz, The Washington Post and Fortune, as well as local and regional newspapers and radio stations.
The intern will gain experience working in a daily newsroom and work closely with a talented group of editors in Atlanta, Boston, New York and Washington D.C. The internship is a fulltime position for a period of nine weeks, and offers a stipend of $1,000 per week. In this position, we are seeking a person who has a particular interest and experience in doing photo research to illustrate our articles.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
The intern will support The Conversation’s 14 editors by:
- Doing research to find potential authors, including academics from our partner universities.
- Doing photo research for articles
- Posting to social media
- Creating data charts and graphics
- Helping on special projects, such as analyzing the distribution and readership of republished articles
The applicant should have experience working in a news-gathering organization and have a strong interest in improving the public discourse by helping The Conversation publish in-depth and evidence-based analysis and commentary. In addition, the successful candidate will have:
• Experience doing photo research with commercial sources such as AP as well as public domain and other Creative Commons sources
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks
• Strong communication skills with the ability to work in a collaborative team
• Graphic design skills and experience in audio or video (not necessary but desirable)
• Data journalism skills (not necessary, but desirable)
The applicant must be in good academic standing. We will accept applications from undergraduates and graduate students. Undergraduates, however, must be either rising juniors or seniors.
The applicant must have racial and/or ethnic origins as defined by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or two or more races)