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Editorial / Journalism Intern for Bitcoin media siteBookmark This
Posted: January 07 2015
Company Location: Montrose, CA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionWe are looking for talented journalists, technologists, designers and all of the above to join our team. We are looking for smart creatives who are willing to research as many resources as you need for the perfect story.
Our vision is to reimagine journalism for the digital age, combining the promise of technological innovation with the power of honest reporting. We pursue original, independent journalism that is deeply researched, thoroughly fact checked, and beautifully told.
We want someone who understands the current landscape in regards to new consumption. What makes a story good? What makes a story go viral? What will drive more shares? We know this and will teach you.
IHB is a privately held media and data services company that caters to an exceedingly tech-savvy and affluent demographic. Our strength lies in the ability to securely deliver high-quality bitcoin news and data with precision and speed. Leveraging proprietary analytics to provide the best user experience possible while maintaining absolute respect for our user’s privacy is at the core of everything IHB does.
IHB News™ engages in developing, assembling and disseminating news and information. Our focus is on increasing awareness of topics related to bitcoin and block chain technology. We reach a global audience online at ihb.io and also deliver content across other digital platforms, including mobile and e-reader applications and social networking sites. IHB News is optimized for a variety of smart phones and tablets.
The Global Bitcoin Index™ strives to be the most authoritative index for bitcoin pricing. The index offers a real time measure of bitcoin versus a diversified list of emerging and developed market currencies. It was constructed to provide a better measure of bitcoin prices as compared to other indexes that have arbitrary rules, opaque data and proprietary formulas.
ResponsibilitiesYour responsibilities will be very dynamic and hopefully you will be getting to experience different tasks everyday. We work as a team and will support you in order to ensure your pieces are of the best quality.
• Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
• Uncover stories through investigation and research.
• Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.
• Determines slant or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
• Work cooperatively with development team to find the right tools to display your content.
• Assist development staff in preparing your stories for publication.
• Report, write, capture quality visual content
• Have story ideas ready for discussion at daily news content planning meetings.
RequirementsIt is important you have some understanding of technology and or finance. We don't expect you to be an expert in bitcoin, but you will need to become one. We will help you. The space is changing everyday and to be successful in this position you will naturally have to enjoy the industry.
Reddit, Twitter, Feedly, Bitcoin Talk Forum will be your best friends. You will be using encryption and jumping into IRC channels daily. It is a really exciting topic to cover.
SkillsRequired - American English, Make Things Happen, Energetic, Intellectually Curious
Preferred - Digital Journalism, Entertainment Journalism, Financial Research, Journalism, Stock Exchange, Analysis, Branded Content Development, Content Creation, SEO