The Daylighter (www.newsdaylighter.com), has an immediate opportunity for a paid Fall 2019 Editorial Intern to support the editing, digital production and online publication of several aggregated news briefs each weekday.
About us: The Daylighter covers important but overlooked news about baseline issues of sustainability, human rights and democracy around the world.
About the job: The Fall 2019 Editorial Intern will do the frontline editing and production on up to 11 news briefs provided each week by our issues editor. Tasks include: Fact-checking, sourcing, style editing, proofing, selecting photos and/or visual media, proposing headlines, and setting up pre-publication briefs in WordPress for supervisor review.
Additional opportunities: Beyond the essential work of editing and production, there is also an opportunity to develop bylines, depending on the intern’s goals and interests.
Time commitment: 5-8 hours per week; a talented and efficacious intern could polish off the weekly editing and production tasks in an afternoon. Flexibility is possible, depending on the intern’s goals.
Location: Work location is flexible, with regular meetings in person or via video conference.
Pay: $100 per week; additionally, we are glad to provide academic credit.
Required skills and experience:
• Editing for structure and style
• Fact-checking and sourcing
• Writing headlines and blurbs
• Digital production and publishing basics (WordPress, photo search and prepping)
It might also help if you …
• Are presently enrolled in a journalism school or taking related coursework
• Have newsroom or digital-publishing experience of any sort; school publications count
• Speak a second language
• Live in the San Francisco Bay Area (but really, location is no obstacle)
• Are idealistic about journalism and its service to democracy
Deadline: Applications can be submitted through Sept. 23
TO APPLY, please send your resume and a short cover letter describing your interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with the following:
• Three samples demonstrating your editorial experience to date
• Up to three succinct samples of your own news writing
• If available, any examples of online-publishing or production work you’ve done