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Contract Type:Fixed
Salary or training bursary: £2,000 per month
6 Months, with potential to extend
Company:The Economist
Positive Action Scheme
Apply by:01/10/2020 - 23:00
Start date:Mid/End October

Digital Intern

Do you have excellent writing and analytical skills? Then check out this new journalism opportunity today...

The Economist is a leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs, published weekly in print and digital editions, and daily through their apps and websites. They deliver their information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences, films and audio. What ties them together is the objectivity of their opinion, the originality of their insight and their advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

The Economist is looking for talented, enterprising and adaptable interns for their expanding Digital Department. The aim of the internship scheme is to find and train future Economist journalists. The interns will work primarily in the Digital department, but will be able to offer contributions to other departments, from audio to films and print-edition sections in the newspaper.

What You Will Learn

  • Working on the newsdesk as part of a global team
  • Tracking the workflow of stories, liaising with different departments and publishing articles
  • Curating the home page and app
  • Compiling and publishing newsletters
  • Pitching and writing articles for the full range of digital platforms, from the Espresso daily briefing to lead stories on the home page
  • Becoming quickly familiar with The Economist's Style Guide

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

  • Previous experience not necessary - they are looking for raw talent
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Curious about the world and able to write about it concisely, wittily and with rigour
  • Comfortable learning to work with different publications systems
  • Good at working with others

To Apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV, cover letter, and an original unpublished article of up to 600 words suitable for publication in any part of The Economist - all as ONE document (applications without a tailored cover letter will NOT be accepted)
  • Once submitted, applications are final
  • Do not contact the company directly

This opportunity is only open to BAME candidates, to anyone from a lower-socioeconomic background or those with disabilities