NBC News internship at thegrio.com

Posted On: November 29, 2010

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: NBC News

Company Description

TheGrio.com is the first video-centric news community site devoted to providing African Americans with stories and perspectives that appeal to them but are underrepresented in existing national news outlets. TheGrio features aggregated and original video packages, news articles, and blogs on topics from breaking news, politics, health, business, and entertainment, which concern its niche audience.

Job Description

NBC NEWS has 3 openings for Spring interns at theGrio.com.

TheGrio is NBC’s video-centric news website dedicated to producing stories of African-American interest. At just over one year old, the site is one of NBC News’ fastest growing new ventures – with a dedicated audience of loyal users.

Intern candidates for theGrio should have a strong interest in African-American news and culture. They should have experience in web production, publishing and writing for the web, and editing on Avid. Experience shooting and producing original video content is preferred.

In a tight-knit and fast-paced work environment much like many Internet start-ups, theGrio’s interns will gain hands-on experience running the website. They will also have the opportunity to assist digital journalists and the site’s editors with pre-production, fieldwork and editing multiple 2 – 3 minute daily news packages that will live on the site – and are often broadcast on NBC affiliates and other platforms.

Interns are also relied upon for their social media skills. A high comfort level with Facebook and twitter is a must. Strong news judgment skills will be needed for monitoring the wires, web, and partners for content.

This is a non-paid position with an approximate end date of May 2011. Interns must receive college credit and must be able to work at least two days a week

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter and any writing samples and/or video links to contributor@thegrio.com.