Posted On: July 22, 2011
Media Organization: WhoWhatWhy.com
WhoWhatWhy is a dynamic, exciting, investigative and analytical news website—a nonprofit—with a focus on national and international issues and a worldwide audience.
Researcher-reporter with some social media responsibilities. Training and guidance provided.
You'll work part-time, with flexible hours, from your own location. You will do research and reporting for notable investigative projects, features, and essays. You may also be asked to help with our outreach efforts, including social media.
This is an ideal opportunity for a self-starting, positive individual who already possesses good background in journalism or policy or other related research but would like to further develop and refine his or her research, reporting and writing skills.
You'll be given the chance to tackle some very sophisticated material, and, with guidance, will be expected to perform at a level of proficiency that is seldom required in more rudimentary internships. You should be highly skilled at online research and at reading for analysis of nuanced and complex subjects, have strong interpersonal abilities and be comfortable interacting with and questioning strangers, including powerful and forceful individuals. You should have strong writing skills and be organized. You should be a “news and information junkie” who routinely stays up on what is happening in America and the world.
This is an unpaid opportunity. Modest compensation is possible after initial training period and evidence of high-quality work, but any such sum will not be substantial. Such training, however, can be very helpful in gaining experience with and insight into investigative and socially-conscious journalism, developing contacts, and building a career path. Also, you will likely be given byline credit on some stories. Past interns have moved on to satisfying and significant jobs in journalism. This can also lead to paid, full-time work with our organization.
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