Posted On: August 8, 2018
Paid Journalism Internship
Media Organization: Junior Scholastic magazine
About Junior Scholastic:
Junior Scholastic is the leading news magazine for middle school students. JS is utilized in classrooms across the country to help teens stay informed and think critically about today’s most important topics, including national and international news, politics, the environment, cultural trends, and more. The magazine publishes 13 issues throughout the school year, each featuring US and world events coverage, history pieces, debates, and more, plus an accompanying Teacher’s Guide. Junior.Scholastic.com features breaking news articles, videos, lesson plans, skills sheets, and other digital resources.
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines, and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at www.scholastic.com.
Junior Scholastic is looking for an editorial intern for Fall 2018! Applicants should have strong written and verbal communication skills and an interest in current events, journalism, education, and/or writing for teenage readers.
• Assisting senior editors with feature production: researching, transcribing interviews, fact-checking, and proofreading stories
• Pitching, reporting, and writing news shorts
• Preparing teaching resources that accompany each issue
• Posting content on juniorcholastic.com
• Promoting Junior Scholastic on social media
• Communicating with subscribers and teacher-advisers
• Some administrative tasks
• Pursuing or recently received a degree in journalism, English, or a related field
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Passion and knowledge about current events and/or education
• Proficient with social media
10am-6pm, Monday-Friday (full- and part-time positions available) in our Soho offices
Please send resume, cover letter, and writing samples or links to writing samples (if you have them) to Jane Nussbaum at JNussbaum@scholastic.com