Editorial intern at Talking Points Memo (Stipended)

Posted On: April 23, 2013

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Talking Points Memo

Company Description

Talking Points Memo (TPM) is the premier digital native political news organization in the United States - covering a broad range of politics, policy and national news in Washington D.C. and beyond. Founded in 2000, TPM has grown from a must-read blog to one of the most trusted and compelling websites in political journalism. Widely recognized as the pioneer of iterative journalism, which draws on readers’ knowledge to break stories, it was the first web-native news organization to win the George Polk award for Journalism in 2007 for coverage of the U.S. Attorney Firing Scandal. The editors of Time magazine say TPM is “the prototype of what a successful Web-based news organization is likely to be in the future.”

Job Description

TPM interns are involved in every aspect of our operation and have a hand in everything we do. They work alongside our reporters to write and break stories, help our editors keep a finger on the pulse of the news day, and produce all kinds of digital media from youtube clips to mash-up photographs. The interns also attend weekly brown bag lunches with reporters, editors and publishing staff to learn the ins and outs of the new media business.

Our interns have moved on to jobs in new and old media alike, working for us, as well as The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, The New York Sun, The New Yorker, The Washington Post and more.

Interns will receive a $1500 stipend for the summer. The internship is 12-weeks long, June 3-August 23, and are based in TPM's New York City office.

Rising seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students, as well as relevant course of study, preferred. Qualified applicants can received academic credit.

To Apply

To apply for any of our internships, send an email to internship at talkingpointsmemo.com with a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two written references.