Reporter Researcher Internship with Stipend

Posted On: November 29, 2010

Paid Journalism Internship

Media Organization: The New Republic

Company Description

When The New Republic was founded in 1914, its mission was to provide its readers with an intelligent, stimulating and rigorous examination of American politics, foreign policy and culture. It has brilliantly maintained its mission for ninety years.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, The New Republic is uniquely positioned to cover public affairs from an insider's vantage point. Our editors are among the most respected and influential journalists in the country, known for their uncanny ability to get at the important stories long before they reach other media.

The New Republic covers issues before they hit the mainstream, from energy to the environment, from foreign to fiscal policy. By publishing the best writing from a variety of viewpoints--including those from arts and culture, with literary criticism that sets the standard in the academy and among general readers alike--The New Republic continues to be America's best and most influential journal of opinion.

In addition to a fortnightly print magazine, The New Republic now publishes a daily web magazine featuring online-only analysis of politics and culture.

Job Description

The New Republic (TNR) is looking for reporter-researchers for its 2011-2012 program. Job duties include reporting, researching, writing, and fact-checking for TNR's print magazine and TNR Online; as well as assisting with web production and performing occasional clerical tasks. Reporter-researchers work closely with writers and editors, and are strongly encouraged to write articles. Most reporter-researchers finish their program with a substantial portfolio of clips and have gone on to work almost everywhere in journalism—including TNR itself. The year-long job will begin in summer 2011 and will include a stipend.

To Apply

Please e-mail the following items to Chloë Schama at job [at] tnr [dot] com, with the subject line "(Your Name) RR Application 2011":

1. A cover letter.
2. A one-page résumé.
3. A 750-word critique of the politics section (the Mall and Features) of a recent issue of the magazine.
4. Two clips (if possible, one opinion and one news).

No phone calls and no snail mail (undue phone calling is especially unwelcome). We don’t have time to let you know that we received your applications, so please don’t expect confirmation. The deadline is February 11, 2011.