News Intern, The Economist, London, UK
THE ECONOMIST is looking for an intern to work on our news desk. The position is based in London, and the pay is £2,000 a month. The job involves helping run The Economist‘s day-to-day news operation; taking stories through the editorial process; writing and editing newsletters; and co-ordinating with the social media and Snapchat teams. Previous journalistic experience is not required. You must have the right to work in the United Kingdom.
The most important part of your application will be your sample article, which you should send, with a covering letter and CV, to [email protected] Please write an explainer on any subject, as long as it is suitable for publication on the explainer blog, which can be found here. The format is to explain things in four paragraphs and 500-600 words. The four paragraphs are a) the set-up/question b) the background c) the actual explanation and d) the consequences/implications. You should try to mimic the punchy, witty, rigorous style of The Economist. We are looking for originality, wit, crisp writing and clarity of thought.
The deadline is Sunday August 13th.
The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.