Contributor - News Publication

Employer
The Whim
Location
Remote
Salary
$400 monthly stipend (~ 10 hrs/week)
Posted
Apr 11, 2017
Closes
May 11, 2017
Level
Entry Level
Metro Area
Other
Duration
Internship, Part Time

Come work with a digital-first media company that presents the news without bias, represents each side of the issue fairly, and strives to help people reach their own, informed conclusions.

About us

The Whim is a new, independent news publication committed to restoring journalistic integrity through unbiased and fact-based news coverage.
 
 The Position

  • Intern as a Contributor with our News Team
  • Work remotely from your home or dorm and get the experience you need to excel in a career of journalism, politics, business, or media

Why you should apply

  • $400 per month stipend (~ 10 hours/week)
  • Reach our 100,000+ engaged Facebook followers
  • Work with an editorial team that will refine your ability to think critically, research thoroughly, and write cogently
  • Flexible hours
  • Work remotely
  • Consideration for full-time positions based on performance
  • Receive a stellar letter of recommendation from our Editor-in-Chief

Responsibilities

  • Research, develop, and write news articles about topics related to your interests
  • Adapt to The Whim's unique reporting style by categorizing information and filtering out bias
  • Monitor current events, policy decisions, and legislative developments
  • Pitch article ideas
  • Investigate news leads/tips
  • Interview news subjects, industry experts, and public officials
  • Establish contacts and sources to use in future research
  • Find and research primary sources
  • Monitor social media for breaking news stories
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Present each side of an issue

Skills

  • Fact checking
  • Research
  • Critical thought
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent observation and deduction skills
  • Ability to find the truth in a sea of misinformation

Requirements

  • Working towards a Bachelors or Masters degree in journalism, business, political science, economics, international affairs, communication, or a related field
  • Contribute 4 - 5 news articles per week (~ 10 hours/week)
  • Willingness to learn
  • Uncompromising ethics

Desired start date:

Immediate and runs for approximately 3 months