Cheat Sheet/Breaking News Intern

Posted On: February 15, 2022

Paid Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Daily Beast

Company Description

The Daily Beast delivers award-winning original reporting and sharp opinions from big personalities in the arenas of politics, pop culture, world news, and more. Fiercely independent and armed with irreverent intelligence, The Daily Beast now reaches more than 20 million readers per month. The Daily Beast is based in New York and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC).

The Daily Beast is a globally recognized publication at IAC HQ in pristine Chelsea in New York City. Being part of IAC, we are able to provide you some of the best in benefits. We offer discretionary vacation (as in take what you need with approval for all exempt and non-guild employees), tuition reimbursement, 401(k) matching, subsidized gym membership, stocked kitchens with snacks and drinks, and excuses to celebrate all the time! Work for us and work for something spectacular!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job Description

The Daily Beast is seeking talented, motivated, and dependable reporting interns to join our New York newsroom full time this summer as part of the Cheat Sheet/breaking news team. Open to undergraduate juniors, seniors, graduate students and postgraduates, the Breaking News internship is an exciting paid opportunity for emerging journalists to learn how a newsroom works while gaining hands-on experience.
Duties will include mining for fresh news stories, writing and posting Cheat Sheet and express news articles, writing snappy article and SEO headlines, fixing style/grammatical errors, and making any changes requested by the editorial or production staff. Ideal candidates are flexible and quick writers with a strong sense of news judgment.
Experience writing breaking news from a previous internship or campus publication
A voracious news diet and appetite for current affairs, pop culture, and internet trends
Prior knowledge of web publishing and using a content management system
Comfort meeting daily and fast-paced deadlines
This paid internship will run from mid-May to mid-August and is generally Monday-Friday with some weekday nights and weekend shifts required. To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, 4-6 portfolio pieces through the Greenhouse Portal. The deadline is March 30.

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