Arts & Culture Intern

Posted On: July 1, 2013

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Jewish Daily Forward

Company Description

The Forward is a national weekly newspaper and daily website devoted to Jewish news, arts and culture.

Job Description

The Forward, a national Jewish news organization, is offering an internship in its Arts & Culture department, which will allow journalism students a chance to hone their reporting, writing and research skills by working alongside seasoned reporters and editors. The Arts & Culture Intern will publish stories in our print and online editions and learn firsthand how to produce a vital daily website and a 30,000-circulation print weekly.

The Forward is a legendary name in American journalism and a revered institution in
American Jewish life. We are seeking students and recent graduates who are self-starters and show initiative in spotting and pursuing stories, have good critical-thinking skills, can synthesize information quickly and accurately, and don’t mind working long hours as part of a team to produce excellent stories. The internship may be for pay or for college credit.

Knowledge of contemporary Jewish issues and affairs and the Jewish arts scene is a plus. The ideal candidate will have had at least one journalism internship. He or she will have good writing and reporting skills and a background in arts and features reporting as well as writing. The internship will consist of a combination of assisting the arts and culture team with administration and research as well as developing stories on your own. The reporter should be able to spot stories of Jewish interest not covered in the mainstream media, or look for uncovered angles in those that do make the MSM. He or she will receive mentoring by experienced editors and will take part in the same professional opportunities afforded the staff.

The Arts & Culture intern will:

Write regularly for arts and features sections.
Achieve a facility with the Forward’s content management system.
Contribute to special sections on education and books.
Post blogs and stories on the Web.
Help with proofing of the paper.
Write blog posts for The Arty Semite
Assist with web production on the blog and arts section
Proofread arts stories prior to publication
Assist with photo research
Assist with finding ways to make stories pop online with multimedia

The arts and culture intern will be encouraged to pitch stories for the paper and the blogs. He or she will also be encouraged to blog daily and must commit to working at least three days a week in the newsroom.

To Apply

Interested candidates, please send a resumé and links or pdf’s for 3 clips to Adam Langer (