Posted On: July 10, 2015
Paid Journalism Internship
Media Organization: The Trace
The Trace is an independent, nonprofit media organization dedicated to expanding coverage of guns in the United States. We bring an admitted bias to our beat: We believe that this country’s rates of firearm-related deaths and injuries — an average of 88 lives lost per day, with another 196 people suffering nonfatal bullet wounds — are far too high. But as journalists, our work is focused on a second, related problem. There is a relative shortage of information on the issue, a shortage caused in part by the gun lobby’s efforts to squash gun-violence research and limit law-enforcement data. We take it as our mission to address that information deficit through daily reporting, investigations, analysis, and commentary on the policy, politics, culture, and business of guns in America.
The Trace, a nonprofit journalism startup covering guns in America, is looking for a dependable, detail-oriented editorial intern. This is a paid position, and starts immediately.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
-Writing daily news briefs
-Producing and writing content for the Trace’s daily newsletter
-Contributing reporting to and fact checking features
-Developing beat-reporting skills, actively pitching relevant story ideas to editors
-Researching and writing content for The Trace's social media channels
Please email a resume, cover letter, and clips to Miles Kohrman (firstname.lastname@example.org)