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Business Insider editorial fellow, YouTube and influencers

Editorial | New York, NY | Internship

Job Description

Business Insider is hiring a media fellow to cover YouTube as it relates to creators and influencers, and how online platforms are changing entertainment and media.

The Insider Fellowship Program is for early career journalists who want to spend six months learning from a newsroom full of passionate, dedicated journalists. Fellows are assigned to teams and become experts in digital storytelling. They produce real work that is distributed to our audience of millions, and by the end of six months are prepared for the next phase of their journalism careers. For more information on the Insider Fellowship Program, see here.

Fellows spend their time doing meaningful work: researching, writing, pitching, and producing features — even breaking news if the timing is right.

This fellow will cover YouTube and its surrounding businesses with a mixture of industry analysis, people-driven features, trend spotting, and also any wild/fun stories that catch their eye. They will focus on YouTube’s role as a media and entertainment business platform.

All our editorial fellows should have:

  • Experience reporting and writing (school publications are great)

  • A passion for digital storytelling and voracious reading habits

  • Familiarity with digital and social media

  • Ability to work quickly and collaboratively with a fast-paced team

  • Light HTML and/or Photoshop experience

  • Proofreading and copyediting skills

In addition, for the media team, we’re looking for someone with: 

  • An interest in YouTube and other social media platforms where creators and influencers live: their power players, balance sheets, growth areas, brand safety issues, relationships with top creators, subscription efforts, and so on

  • Familiarity with the top YouTube creators and how they are evolving and making money

  • Interest in exploring other platforms’ sometimes-rocky relationship with creators and how those creators are using the platforms

  • Ability to surface and write original articles on these businesses and platforms in order to provide a perspective on the industry that readers aren’t getting elsewhere

This is an hourly paid fellowship based out of our New York office. Fellows are encouraged to work 40 hours a week, and fellowships run for six months. Start date for this position will be in June.

Created for the digital generation, Business Insider is the largest business news site in the U.S. and one of the fastest-growing news brands in the world. We embrace the themes of positive change and innovation and use fast, fun, and informative storytelling to cover the business, tech, and finance news stories you need to know to work, play and live better.

APPLY HERE with a resume and cover letter telling us why you want to be our media fellow. Please include links to relevant clips if you have them.