General Assignment Intern

  • 555 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
  • Intern

Company Description

The Daily Beast delivers award-winning original reporting and sharp opinions from big personalities in the arenas of politics, pop culture, world news, and more. Fiercely independent and armed with irreverent intelligence, The Daily Beast now reaches more than 20 million readers per month. The Daily Beast is based in New York and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC).

Job Description

What can we offer you

The Daily Beast is seeking a talented, motivated, and dependable general assignment reporting intern to join our New York newsroom full time this summer. Open to undergraduate juniors, seniors, and graduate students, the internship is an exciting opportunity for
emerging journalists to learn how a newsroom works while gaining hands-on experience.

Duties
Will include pitching and reporting daily and enterprise stories in addition to research and collaboration with other reporters. Ideal candidates are flexible, fast-moving news junkies who are eager to contribute on everything from breaking news to trend stories.

Qualifications

What you bring to us

*Experience writing and reporting from a previous internship or campus publication
*A voracious news diet and appetite for current affairs, pop culture, and internet trends
*Prior knowledge of web publishing and using a content management system
*Proven ability to meet daily deadlines

This paid internship will run from mid-May to mid-August and is generally Monday-Friday but some nights and weekends may be required. To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, 4-6 portfolio pieces, and two professional references to [email protected] com.

The deadline is March 16.

Additional Information

Why work here

The Daily Beast is a globally recognized publication at IAC HQ in pristine Chelsea in New York City. Being part of IAC, we are able to provide you some of the best in benefits. We offer discretionary vacation (as in take what you need with approval for all exempt and non-guild employees), commuter subsidy, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) matching, subsidized gym membership, fully stock kitchens with snacks and drinks, and excuses to celebrate all the time! Work for us and work for something spectacular!

More about Us

Why The Daily Beast? We reach over 20mm of the most affluent and influential readers on the web, the majority of whom are millennials. We have the aesthetic, quality, and editorial chops of a traditional media company with the nimble, tech-savvy required to be a digital only publisher. We are the best in the business at content partnerships, and we prove it through home grown proprietary content tools that allow us to both predict what our partners should write about, but also measure the success of their content. This is a rare opportunity to work for a well-known, well respected digital brand that helps drive the national conversation from politics to fashion, or breaking news to culture.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.