Audience Development/SEO Intern

Posted On: February 25, 2020

Media-Related Internship

Media Organization: Medium

Company Description

Medium’s mission is to help people deepen their understanding of the world and discover ideas that matter. We are building a place where ideas are judged on the value they provide to readers, not the fleeting attention they can attract for advertisers. We are creating the best place for reading and writing on the internet—a place where today’s smartest writers, thinkers, experts, and storytellers can share big, interesting ideas!

At Medium, we foster an inclusive, encouraging, fun yet challenging team environment. We value having a team that is made up of a diverse set of backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of diverse opinions. We embrace experimentation and the examination of all kinds of ideas through reasoning and testing. Come join us as we continue to change the world of digital media. Medium is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Description

Medium has launched a series of subscription-based publications that exist to serve readers, not advertisers — and we are seeking a thoughtful, collaborative, and creative intern to join our growing audience team for the summer, helping to take Medium's off-platform communities to the next level.

What you’ll do
Assist with scaling our SEO strategy by conducting keyword research, updating outdated content, and drafting recommendations for editors to optimize their content.
Collaborate with audience development editors to craft social copy across our suite of publications, including OneZero, Elemental, Forge, Marker, GEN, ZORA, and Level.
Participate in audience team brainstorming sessions around creative engagement audience strategies and campaigns that contribute to follower growth on our owned social accounts.
Ideate with team members on special projects with the mission of broadening our readership and reach.

Who you are
A thoughtful news consumer with a strong interest in audience development and social media.
A hard-working and team-oriented individual.
Detail-focused, curious, and collaborative work style.
Passionate about world-class content and making sure it reaches the right people.
A self-starter; you can take an assignment and run with it.
A strong, clear communicator.
Experience with data analytics or insights platforms is a plus.

What’s In It For You
It’s an opportunity to work with a great team that's passionate about the same thing you are!
Practical experience with social media campaigns and site optimization.
Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with knowledgeable professionals.
Opportunities to participate in networking events and company meetings.
Opportunities to gain an understanding of how a social newsroom works.

About Our Summer Intern Program
Our internships are paid.
You don’t have to be a college student/have to have attended college to apply.
This internship is approximately 40 hours/week Monday-Friday.
Internships begin on or around June 7, 2020, and will last for 10 weeks.
You will be working out of our NY Office. Located in Union Square.
Start and end dates are flexible within 1-2 weeks should your university schedule interfere with our dates).

This position is based in New York.

To Apply

Please use this link to apply:

In your application, please include:
Your resume.
A cover letter describing yourself, why Medium, and what you can contribute to the team.
Links to any writing clips, audience campaigns or other previous work you’ve done.
Your social handles (if applicable).

Candidates that are selected for interviews will be contacted on a rolling basis.
All decisions are expected to be finalized by April 2020.
This is a paid internship!