Posted On: September 26, 2013
Paid Journalism Internship
Media Organization: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly is your all-access pass to Hollywood's most creative minds and fascinating stars. We're the first to know about the best (and worst) in entertainment, and with our sharp insight and trusted voice, we keep you plugged into pop culture. This is where buzz begins.
The spring program is open only to undergraduate or graduate school graduates in the New York City area. Our internships are designed for applicants who can work a five-day, 35-hour week. As you might imagine, we’re looking for applicants with strong writing and reporting skills who are passionate about entertainment. Though you don’t need a journalism degree, you must have a proven commitment to pursuing a career in journalism—and you must have writing experience, whether through collegiate publications or professional internships. Experience with social media and Internet fluency—GIF-making, an encyclopedic knowledge of memes, etc.—are major pluses as well.
Edit interns at EW.com write blog posts, reported items, interviews, photo galleries, and TV recaps for EW.com. They may end up with bylines in the magazine as well. Interns will be expected both to take daily assignments and to pitch their own ideas. Some items will be straightforward news stories; others will be more creative opinion-based pieces. Either way, we’re looking for writing that is clear, factually accurate, and in line with EW.com’s voice.
To apply, simply email a cover letter, a copy of your résumé, and four or five previously published clips — either as attachments or as links — to Hillary Busis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unpublished clips, such as school papers, can be submitted, but they won’t hold nearly as much weight as published items of a journalistic nature.