The core function of this position is to gain experience in several functions of digital media. Skills to be developed during the internship include, but are not limited to writing, editing, social media, and video editing. This is a 40 hr/week, 12 week internship opportunity. You will be working with one or more of our websites in this internship: westernjournalism.com, conservativetribune.com, liftable.com, or thewildcard.com.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing

    • Aggregates information from sources and communicates those facts proficiently.

    • Investigates and researches claims to determine their validity and relevance.

    • Reports news stories objectively and accurately in keeping with the company’s stated mission, which is to drive positive cultural and social change through media.

  • Social Media

    • Crafts shareable, engaging social posts on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and other platforms to promote our stories, commentary, videos, and news.

    • Optimizes titles for increased engagement on social media platforms.

    • Collaborates with editorial staff to select content for publishing on the basis of relevance, value to the reader, and timing.

  • Copy Editing

    • Proofread and make necessary grammatical changes on posts by staff writers and contributors

    • Select editorials, daily cartoons, and opinion pieces for publication

  • Video Editing

    • Collaborate with staff journalists to provide video content to text-specific content

    • Learn how to use Final Cut Pro and professional film and audio equipment

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional written communication skills

  • Exceptional internet research skills to investigate claims on social media

  • Team player with excellent interpersonal/ collaboration skills

  • Experience with WordPress or other CMS a plus

  • Web design experience a plus

  • Basic programming skills (HTML5, CSS) a plus

  • Video player experience a plus

    • If pursuing a Bachelor’s degree: Junior or Senior standing

    • 2.0 GPA or higher

Company Perks:

We value company culture and hold it to a high standard. For this reason, we try to make work a fun, relaxed, and highly productive environment. Therefore, we offer the following benefits:​

  • Brand new 30,000 sq. ft. building with an employee lounge, fitness center, coffee shop, game room, and library

  • Casual work environment

  • Walking distance to Anthem businesses and restaurants

  • Monthly catered lunch for the office