Shanghaiist is looking for interns with a keen interest in journalism, new media and blogging. They must possess excellent people skills, great phone etiquette and a talent for producing crisp, concise copy. Interns will be expected to possess a wide variety of interests as Shanghaiist covers a wide spectrum of life in Shanghai/China, including: arts, culture, sports, music, food, parties, events, business, human rights, politics, environment, LGBT issues, religion, technology, etc.
Interns will work from home, interacting with editors electronically. Applicants are welcome from any country provided they have sufficient English skills.
- Basic reporting experience
- Experience in writing and maintaining a blog
- Familiarity with or willingness to learn the workings of the Movable Type blog software
- Familiarity with or willingness to learn basic HTML
- Familiarity with or willingness to operate Adobe Photoshop, or some other picture editing software
- Good aesthetic sense
- An excellent command of grammar, spelling, punctuation and style
- Extremely detail oriented, organized, able to work under deadlines
- Proficiency in written Chinese (simplified or traditional), though not required, will be a huge plus
- Fact-checking, copy-editing of stories submitted by our team of freelance contributors
- Researching stories online
- Pitching new story ideas
- Conducting interviews
- Representing Shanghaiist at parties, events and launches
- Liaising with PR and media contacts
- Coordinating with ad sales / event executives
- Gain experience of all aspects of online publishing
- Have your work published on a blog with a huge, international audience
- Gain familiarity with daily news cycle and the ability to demonstrate solid editorial judgment
- Graduate with a portfolio of bylines that will aid in future employment in the industry
How to apply:
Send an email to [email protected] with ‘Editorial Internship’ in the subject line.
Interns must be able to commit to at least 2 days per week, internships are unpaid and run for 3 months. Students may be able to earn course credit for their internship if their institution allows this.
Note: only shortlisted candidates will be notified. If you do not hear within a month then assume you have been unsuccessful.