Summer Paid Intern (US-based, East Coast)

Posted On: April 11, 2022

Paid Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Factal

Company Description

Factal is a breaking news technology company that helps the world's largest organizations protect people, avoid disruptions and expedite disaster relief when global events put them at immediate risk.

Founded in 2018, Factal is the only company that combines instant social media discovery with trusted verification in a single platform. From outbreaks and active shootings to wildfires and severe weather, Factal blends AI technology with a 24/7 newsroom of experienced journalists to enable global organizations to see precisely where and how they're at risk in real time.

Factal is trusted by many of the world's largest companies, technology platforms, newsrooms and NGOs for security, business continuity, crisis communications, disaster response and content verification. We provide our service for free for humanitarian aid NGOs and fact checkers.

Based in Seattle with a London office, Factal was created by the founders of at NBC News.

Job Description

Factal, a breaking news startup based in Seattle, is offering two paid summer internships for students or recent graduates looking to build a career in digital journalism, with a priority for applicants in the New York and Seattle area. Under this program, an intern will help run a real-time breaking news feed, gathering and verifying reports from around the world. Students work in a forward-thinking newsroom experimenting with unique digital products and with part of a small team of editors based out of Seattle, New York and London whose backgrounds vary from BBC, CBS, Agence France-Presse, HuffPost and Bloomberg News.

This is a part-time paid internship of 24-28 hours per week at $18 an hour, and would include evenings and weekends. It is open to college juniors, seniors, and graduating seniors, as well as graduate students. Experience working as an editor or reporter in a newsroom, or past internships, is preferred. Start and end dates are flexible.

An ideal candidate would:

Be located in New York City or in the Eastern Time Zone and open to remote work
Be a degree-seeking student majoring in journalism, or with prior journalism experience
Have excellent real-time news judgment in a high-pressure environment
Have the ability to write quickly, accurately and well
Be proficient in a second language, but not required
Is familiar with various social media platforms for finding emerging stories
Has experience using digital tools and techniques for verifying information in real-time
Thrives in breaking news situations and can cope with strong online content
Is a self-starter who works well with others in a startup environment
Must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship


To Apply

Apply on company website:

To apply:

Attach a cover letter and resume
In your cover letter, please include contact information for at least two references and links to three news clips
Deadline: May 15