Posted On: March 19, 2012
Paid Journalism Internship
Media Organization: AOL / Huffington Post
Yes, AOL has been around for more than 25 years, and yes, we are a leading global web services company operating one of the largest Internet subscription access services in the United States... but big-time things are in the works here. Our already extensive suite of brands now includes industry game-changers such as Huffington Post, Patch, TechCrunch and About.Me. We're working with up-and-coming artists from around the globe to re-invent our brand and help shape the art and design of tomorrow. We're not just embracing the newest online technologies, we are creating them. And at this very moment, we are re-energizing the Web as you know it with the highest quality content possible. Bottom line: We're not your grandma's AOL.
HuffPost Gay Voices, the Huffington Post's LGBT section has an opening for a paid summer internship based in New York City.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Pitching and writing original story ideas
- Suggesting stories for aggregation
- Researching, writing and copy editing original content
- Researching, writing and copy editing slideshows
- Other general assignments working closely with HuffPost Gay Voices editors
We’re looking for someone who is well versed in LGBT history, culture, and news and who is always on the look out for the next big story, as well as the smaller stories that matter to LGBT readers. Candidates should also understand how LGBT issues operate within larger frameworks – like mainstream media and the advantages therein.
A curious mind who can simultaneously visualize the big and small pictures is a definite plus.
Candidates should be extremely web savvy, quick learners, detail-oriented, energetic, efficient, good at self-directed follow through, good at taking direction,
excellent writers/copy editors and be avid consumers of online media.
What is absolutely required is serious dedication to detail, swift and accurate writing ability, and attention to deadlines – all while juggling multiple tasks at once.
Experience with Photoshop, Movable Type or similar blogging platform, basic HTML preferred.
This is great opportunity to learn all the ins and outs of new media and get first-hand exposure to how The Huffington Post works. The position would mostly revolve around content creation, and the intern would have an opportunity to pitch article ideas.
This internship is 40 hours / week at $10 / hr.
Please email you resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title in the subject line