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National Desk Intern

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Jewish Daily Forward
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New York, NY
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Published 16 days ago

The Forward is seeking one or more beginning journalists passionate about digital and audience for paid internships reporting and writing news items. The interns will work up to 29 hours a week for $15 an hour. The initial term is 10 weeks but the internship may be extended for up to a year. We accept rolling applications for this position, but are currently seeking a candidate to start immediately.

This is a fast-paced, reader-facing job in which interns will report, write and publish frequently on a broad range of subjects. We need people with experience at campus or other publications who know how to navigate the Internet and social media; have great story instincts and editorial judgment; move quickly and write clearly, with solid grasp of style and grammar rules; can juggle (projects, not projectiles); and work well in groups.

The intern will:

- Report and write on a variety of subjects, including breaking news, politics, culture, food and more

- Scour the internet for news, conversation, opportunities and ideas

- Support colleagues reporting and writing stories

- Quickly source appropriate photos or other art

- Use social-media and other platforms to develop a robust readership for items

The ideal candidate does not have to be Jewish! They just have to be curious about the news and committed to sharpening their storytelling skills. They must work well under pressure and in collaboration with colleagues, and be eager to grow and be responsive to editors’ feedback.

Successful interns frequently graduate into yearlong fellowships and staff positions; we seek people who are pro-active, committed equally to our mission and to their own development.

The Forward, founded in 1897 as a daily newspaper, is the nation’s leading Jewish journalism outlet, now publishing at forward.com. It is run by the Forward Association, a 501(c)3 and equal-opportunity employer.

To apply, please send a resume, five clips, a one-pager explaining why you want the gig, plus contact information for at least two references to jobs@forward.com. Subject line: internship.

The Forward is seeking one or more beginning journalists passionate about digital and audience for paid internships reporting and writing news items. The interns will work up to 29 hours a week for $15 an hour. The initial term is 10 weeks but…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    October 30, 2021
  • End Date
    December 15, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    October 15, 2021
  • Payment
    Hourly
  • Stipend / Wage
    15
  • Hours Per Week
    29 hours max

Benefits

The Forward is a training ground for some of the country's top journalists: Ben Smith (NYTimes), Nathaniel Popper (NYTimes), Bari Weiss and many others -- including Nobel Prize-winning author I.B. Singer!-- started or nurtured their careers at the Forward. You will be working with a tight, supportive team of award-winning journalists of many ages and backgrounds. Many of the staff are remote workers, though N.Y.-based interns can use the Forward offices (COVID permitting).

The Forward is a training ground for some of the country's top journalists: Ben Smith (NYTimes), Nathaniel Popper (NYTimes), Bari Weiss and many others -- including Nobel Prize-winning…

How to Apply

Please send a resume, five clips, a one-pager explaining why you want the gig, plus contact information for at least two references.

Please send a resume, five clips, a one-pager explaining why you want the gig, plus contact information for at least two references.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038, United States
8th Floor

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