FiveThirtyEight is looking for an intern to work with our video and social groups through the summer season of 2022. We’re searching for a present pupil journalist or current graduate who’s keen about accuracy, readability, video manufacturing and storytelling; who’s adept at constructing and cultivating communities on platforms like TikTok or Instagram; and is all for sharing our wonky, data-driven method to sports activities and political journalism with these audiences.

The intern’s foremost function might be to construct up FiveThirtyEight’s video presence, engagement and following on social platforms. This implies pitching and executing brief social movies whereas creating and refining FiveThirtyEight’s cross-platform voice and tone. Ought to they’ve curiosity, the intern would possibly narrate or host movies. The intern may also assist with common video viewers technique and work with our senior designer and video journalists to repurpose current belongings for distribution on our web site and different platforms, together with Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

Journalism expertise (whether or not from a journalism class, college paper, job or internship) is a should, as is a few expertise reporting on politics. However “politics” doesn’t simply imply electoral politics — it might imply you’ve gotten expertise reporting on coverage points, social actions, how polarization impacts your neighborhood or one thing else.

The social/video intern will report back to the senior editor for social and viewers and the senior video producer however may also have the chance to work with reporters throughout the newsroom.

Candidates ought to be capable of decide to a full-time schedule from Might or June by means of August. They have to be a present pupil or have graduated up to now 18 months. This can be a paid place and could be completed remotely.

Primary {qualifications}:

  • Some journalism expertise
  • A stable understanding of U.S. politics and a prolific consumption of reports
  • Enthusiasm for FiveThirtyEight and the type of journalism we create
  • Demonstrated expertise creating compelling social movies
  • Some expertise with Adobe Premiere. Candidates ought to be capable of lower clips and add music
  • Expertise writing scripts and storyboarding
  • Expertise behind a digital camera (a smartphone digital camera counts)

Most well-liked {qualifications}:

  • Expertise writing social copy
  • Expertise utilizing WordPress or an analogous CMS to publish articles
  • Expertise in entrance of the digital camera (a smartphone digital camera counts)

Further data:

In case you don’t examine each field, that’s OK — we’d nonetheless like to listen to from you. Apply right here with a résumé and transient cowl letter. Please embody hyperlinks in your cowl letter or résumé to 3 social movies you’ve produced. They are often private tasks and don’t essentially should be journalistic.

On the time of utility, the applicant have to be enrolled in an accredited school/college and taking a minimum of one class within the semester/quarter previous to participation within the internship program, or the applicant will need to have graduated from a university/college inside six months.

This internship is a paid, distant internship and can run Might/June 2022 by means of January 2023. Candidate have to be accessible to work 40 hours/week on Japanese Time in the course of the internship.

ABC Information and FiveThirtyEight are equal-opportunity employers. Candidates will obtain consideration for employment with out regard to race, coloration, faith, intercourse, nationwide origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, incapacity or protected veteran standing.

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