Paid Journalism Intern

Posted On: February 29, 2016

Paid Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Retro Report

Company Description

How often does a great story dominate the headlines, only to be dropped from the news cycle? How often do journalists tell us of a looming danger or important discovery – only to move quickly to the next new thing? What really happened? How did these events change us? And what are the lingering consequences that may affect our society to this day?

These are the questions we are answering at Retro Report, an innovative documentary news organization launched in 2013 as a timely online counterweight to today's 24/7 news cycle. Combining documentary techniques with shoe-leather reporting, we peel back the layers of some of the most perplexing news stories of our past with the goal of encouraging the public to think more critically about current events and the media.

Job Description

Journalism Interns mainly assist our Producers & Reporters with news-gathering & research efforts. (Credit is optional) Responsibilities may include:

- Work with producers and/ or reporters to help with story research
- Help producers develop a story pitch
- Research archival footage and photos
- Research primary source documents
- Research and procure headlines from the library and the web
- Learn to correctly label and organize archival photos and footage
- Search through public records and other sources to tracking down people important for the story
- Write interview questions on occasion
- Fact-check specific research, and help source information in a producer's script
- Assist staff camera man with set up and break down of interview shoots

To Apply

Please send Cover Letter and Resume to Alexander Mager (