AOL Homepage Intern (Editorial)

New York
Nov 07, 2012
Dec 07, 2012
Full Time

Passionate, curious, analytical? At the AOL helped create popular and engaging online products and destinations that attract over 150 million visitors each month. As a result, AOL is a leading global web services company with a substantial worldwide audience, a suite of powerful web brands, industry leading products and one of the largest advertising networks in the United States. We look for people that are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly psyched about our mission to inform, entertain and connect the world.

Everyday, millions of people visit the AOL Homepage. The Homepage provides our readers with a diverse array of content, including celebrity news, the weather, and national happenings. The AOL Homepage team is looking for an enthusiastic, self motivated intern to join their team!

Responsibilities will include:

Working with channel editors

Working specifically with Director of Video Programming & Director of Lifestyle Programming

Writing headlines

Optimizing web traffic

Promoting AOL content across social media platforms

Growing the already well established online audience & community

Requirements for Success:

This position is 40hours/week: Recent (2012) Graduate Strongly Preferred. 

Previous Online/Journalism Experience a must

Have an interest in and be knowledgeable about an array of subjects

Thrive in a fast-paced environment and be able to respond to news as it happens

Be able to spot a hot-button story or viral video from a mile away

Have superior news judgment and writing skills

Be able to condense large amounts of information into engaging and intriguing promos

Be able to identify the best photo to accompany a story

Have excellent organizational skills: be meticulous with details 

Be able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously without being overwhelmed

Knowledge/experience with CMS, Photoshop and basic HTML a plus

English & Journalism Majors Preferred

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