Posted On: December 5, 2017
Media Organization: News-O-Matic
News-O-Matic is the Daily News Just for Kids. It launched in 2013 as an iPad app and now appears on all digital devices. More than 4 million kids have downloaded the News-O-Matic app from 140+ countries.
Schools have begun to adopt the News-O-Matic texts into their nonfiction literacy curriculum. As a result, more than 150,000 K-8 students read the current events articles on a daily basis.
News-O-Matic Is looking for an editorial intern for the spring 2018 semester!
Be a part of America's Daily Newspaper Just for Kids! Join the News-O-Matic team to help deliver exciting news for young readers and help inspire a love of nonfiction at an early age. Learn what it’s like to be at the crossroads of journalism and education at the forefront of emerging media.
News-O-Matic may be for elementary and middle school students, but the publication doesn’t shy away from complex stories. Topics range from world politics to scientific discoveries, sports, and art. An intern at News-O-Matic will be able to do much more than simple research. As part of a small News Room, each person can submit story ideas, suggestions for improved design and usability of the app, and contributions to social media. Previous interns have conducted interviews with world-famous athletes and world leaders and amassed a portfolio of impressive bylines.
It's a plus if you can edit images or video, translate into Spanish for English Language Learners, or help promote News-O-Matic through a range of social media avenues.
We are flexible with hours and can work around an intern’s school schedule. There is growth opportunity with this position, so we are also looking for students who are looking to build a career in journalism/educational publishing
We're trying to inspire a love of reading nonfiction and empower a new generation of kids to love the news, so hopefully you share our passion.
If you are a responsible, enthusiastic, and dedicated writer or reporter looking to make a difference in the world, send an email with your resume and a cover letter to Russell Kahn (firstname.lastname@example.org). Be sure to explain how you're qualified or interested in children's journalism.