Editorial Intern at Mediaite (Spring Semester 2014)Bookmark This
New York, NY
DescriptionDo you have an obsession with politics that you just cannot explain? Do you try to inject what happened on The O’Reilly Factor or Rachel Maddow last night into everyday conversation?
If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you might want to consider interning with Mediaite. The ideal candidate is a current college or graduate student looking for hands-on writing experience at a news startup.
WIth over 20 million hits per month, Mediaite is one of the leading voices in politics, media, entertainment, and everything in between. In a 24-hour span, we give readers everything from an Obama gaffe to an Anderson Cooper interview to a recap of Newsroom. We’ve been featured on all the major cable news networks, and they get mentioned daily on Mediaite. Our writers and editors make national appearances on radio and TV. We interview political candidates and stars of Discover card commercials with the same detail to attention and level of interest.
As an intern, you’ll be doing some of the “grunt work” that you’d expect from an editorial internship: deleting unsavory comments from our site, adding technical elements to stories, and transcribing interviews (while we wistfully sit back and tell you how we used to transcribe interviews as interns). But you’ll also be writing stories that literally millions of people will see. You’ll be collecting bylines and padding a portfolio of writing samples. You’ll be learning from some of the most talented writers and editors in the industry.
Look, “intern” isn’t the most glorious of titles, and it won’t make your bank account any larger, but we’re a fun group, we’re good at what we do, and it’s kind of neat to be out at a bar and tell the person you’re hitting on that you “wrote this story about Rick Santorum that got 510 comments,” and then pull it up on your phone. We’d like to see Esquire interns do that.
To Apply: Please attach ALL of the following documents to your application email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1) A resume or CV, including references
2) A brief (one-page) cover letter explaining why your experience, knowledge, and personality make you the ideal intern for our site
3) Any three samples of your academic or journalistic writing, each preferably in a different style (long-form vs. short-form, magazine vs. blog, etc.). If you do not have examples to send, feel free to write up three sample posts that you could see appearing on Mediaite.