Opinion Intern

Posted On: April 17, 2018

Paid Journalism Internship

Media Organization: The Forward

Company Description

The Forward delivers incisive coverage of the issues, ideas and institutions that matter to American Jews. Its rigorous reporting and balanced commentary on politics, arts and culture have won numerous awards year after year, including repeated recognition by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Founded in 1897 as a Yiddish-language daily, the Forward soon became the most widely read Jewish newspaper anywhere, with a larger circulation in the 1920s than the New York Times. It chronicled the events that affected a population of immigrants eager to take their place in American life, and published regional editions around the country before any other newspaper.

The English Forward was launched as a weekly in 1990. Its perspective on world and national news, and its unparalleled coverage of Jewish arts and culture, have made it the most influential nationwide Jewish media outlet today. Millions of readers visit forward.com each month for award-winning news, thoughtful commentary, and captivating videos. And close to 100,000 Facebook friends and subscribers receive e-newsletters that highlight the latest stories in news and culture, food and feminism, as well as the best in Jewish opinion.

The Forward is a not-for-profit association and is supported by the contributions of its readers.

Job Description

This is a paid part-time internship in Manhattan.

The opinion intern will be responsible for assisting the Opinion Editor and Deputy Opinion Editor in preparing pieces for online publication and recruiting writers for the Forward's contributor network, Scribe. The intern will also be able to contribute their own writing to the Forward's opinion section.

To Apply

Email Laura Adkins (adkins@forward.com) with subject line APPLICATION: OPINION INTERN