Editorial Intern

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NewsUp
101 N. Haven Street
Baltimore, MD
Posted: October 20 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

COMPANY DESCRIPTION :

NewsUp is a quiz game about current events and pop-culture that is scientifically proven to make you smarter. Seriously, like Jon Stewart smart. Our mission is to make you an informed and well-rounded news consumer. We’re a venture-funded media startup made up of journalists, academics, marketers, and technologists working at the intersection of news and entertainment. Our playful, interactive content drives engagement around meaningful current event stories in a way that just feels like playing a game. Available on all devices, NewsUp is fun to play, easy to use and ridiculously informative.

WHY WORK FOR NEWSUP?
1.We’re a global media company and the innovative leader in producing and distributing news games
2.Our work environment is non-traditional and cutting-edge. Want to work from home? No problem. Feel like taking a spontaneous road trip? Shotgun! Just kidding; we won’t crash your vacation, but we do offer unlimited time-off for qualified team members. We believe a happy and healthy employee is a productive employee, so we’ve built our culture around work-life-balance.
3.We encourage personal and professional growth; from lunch-and-learns and mentorship meetings, to travel opportunities and exclusive networking events, you’ll have all the tools and resources needed to grow your passion.
4. Join a team that tackles new opportunities and challenges head-on; you’ll work alongside the brightest and most innovative minds in publishing, journalism, marketing, academia, and tech.
5. Work in our trendy, modern offices in Baltimore, Maryland.

JOB DESCRIPTION, ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES, DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS
We’re building the future of news entertainment, and we need your talent.

NewsUp internships offer real-world work experience for those who wish to plunge headfirst into the day-to-day operations of a media organization. This internship is designed to for interns who want to learn about growth-stage startups in the digital publishing industry. We seek to provide an invaluable educational experience for those accepted and expect our interns to be serious, proactive, and professional.

The editorial internship emphasizes content creation from ideation to execution. Specific responsibilities include:
1. Digital copywriting, copyediting and proofreading
2. General story research and fact-checking
3. Market research for audience needs
4. Story generation and pitches

Responsibilities

The editorial internship emphasizes content creation from ideation to execution. Specific responsibilities include:
1. Digital copywriting, copyediting and proofreading
2. General story research and fact-checking
3. Market research for audience needs
4. Story generation and pitches

Requirements

Successful interns will:
1. Possess a native understanding of internet culture
2. Maintain an active voice across multiple social networks and online communities
3. Understand current trends and topics in U.S. and world news, sports, and entertainment
4. Be a self-described nerd on your favorite topic; whether it’s climate change, drug reform, or House of Cards, we’re looking for tastemakers who love sharing their expertise!
5. Think outside the box and work creatively against tight deadlines
6. Demonstrate a meticulous attention and dedication to detail
7. Welcome constructive criticism and learn from the feedback
8. Exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills
9. Have a sense of humor! We take our work seriously, not ourselves!

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