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Posted On: September 15, 2010

Journalism Internship

Media Organization:Interactive One

Company Description

Interactive One ( is powered by the mission to create an online community and rich content and digital products that engage, entertain and inspire the lives of Black Americans.

Interactive One is a wholly owned subsidiary of Radio One (, a publicly traded cross-platform media company that is the 5th largest terrestrial Radio company in the country and the controlling owner of TV One, the fastest growing network in cable television. Across all of its platforms, Radio One reaches over 80% of the African American audience in the U.S. every single month and generates over $400 million in advertising revenue annually. Similar to Univision, which targets the U.S. Hispanic audience, Radio One also is involved in original programming, research, events and franchises, and many other aspects of media targeted primarily at African Americans.

Interactive One, launched as a standalone entity in 2008, is responsible for creating all things digital at the company. Consumer offerings include the largest social networking site targeted at African Americans,, and over 60 other sites in categories such as news, local, music, entertainment and religion. Since its launch, Interactive One has quickly become the #1 online platform for the Black American community, serving more than 7 million users monthly or over 30% of the addressable market.

The Company has over 130 employees based in New York City and has enjoyed rapid growth over the last 2 years. Current revenue is expected to exceed $20 million in 2010.

Job Description

A Web-savvy journalist/editor/blogger that specializes in hard news of interest to Black Americans. An abiding fascination with and deep knowledge of the political, economic and cultural affairs of African-Americans.

The ability to identify and then plan strategic, continuing coverage of key stories and issues affecting Black America. A diligent reporter; an impeccable writer; and a good copy editor. A high level of web skills. You can maintain a blog CMS (WordPress) and know how to do rudimentary photo resizing, audio and video editing.

A minimum of 4 years of professional journalism experience. At least 2 of those at a digital and multimedia company. Possess 4 years experience working on professional websites.

Experience with marketing and distributing content over the web. At least 2 years hands-on WordPress experience.

To Apply

Please forward all resumes to