Location: New York
Closing date: June 30th
Guardian US is seeking an intern to work on the Guardian’s much talked-about Comment is free US site, as the third member of a small team.
This is your chance to help shape national and international opinion on current events.
You will work with some big-name columnists, as well as helping commission and edit op-eds from fresh voices.
You’ll also have the opportunity to try your own hand at commentary writing.
We’re looking for people who love to follow the news – and talk about it, tweet about it, debate it.
You will be an integral part of the Comment is free desk and expected to contribute ideas daily.
You will also play a part in the Guardian’s innovative approach to community discussions with our polls, open threads, smart takes and other mechanisms to get readers engaged.
Some prior editing experience is a must, with a premium on accuracy, a good feeling for language, attention to detail, and speed (in that order): the heart of what we do is publishing sharp, timely, well-edited opinion journalism with search-competitive and catchy headlines.
Skills with web-publishing tools is desirable; multimedia storytelling would also be a plus, as well as photo-editing expertise and social media skills.
Above all, though, we want someone who’s enthusiastic and opinionated about what’s happening in the news.
About our internship program
We are seeking an Intern for Fall (September) for a 16-week internship.
The internship pays a $100/day stipend and typically runs Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.
We are only able to consider candidates who are legally eligible to work in the United States.
We see our program as an opportunity to invest in our community so we primarily consider local students and schools.
How to apply
Please submit a cover letter stating your interest in working with a specific team (below), your resume and a couple of writing samples.
Only candidates that are able to commit to the 16-week term should apply.