Posted On: October 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.
HuffPostTech, the Huffington Post's tech section has immediate openings for a paid fall internship based in New York City. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to work full time, or as close to 40 hours per week as possible.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Pitching, writing and copy editing original stories
- Suggesting stories for aggregation
- Managing social media accounts
- Other general assignments working closely with HuffPostTech editors and reporters
Candidates should be extremely web savvy, quick learners, detail-oriented, energetic, creative, efficient, good at self-directed follow through, excellent editors/writers/copy editors and be avid consumers of online media. We need a self-starter who is curious about the tech world and eager to learn and to take an active role in shaping HuffPostTech's presence online. What is absolutely required is serious dedication to detail, smart and fresh story ideas, swift and accurate writing and editing ability, a terrific feel for the web, a passion for tech and attention to deadlines -- all while juggling multiple tasks at once.
The ideal candidate will be able to start immediately and be deeply interested in all aspects of consumer tech coverage, from smartphones and social media, to startups and the cutting edge, sci-fi-like devices that are changing our world. Experience with social media, 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.
Please email your resume, clips and statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'HuffPost Tech intern' in the subject line.