INSIDER editorial fellow, breaking news
Editorial | New York, NY | Internship
INSIDER is hiring a paid editorial fellow to write about breaking news.
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 on our news team cover the daily news of the world in the unique INSIDER style. They spend their time doing meaningful work: researching, writing, pitching and producing features — even breaking news if the timing is right. They have the opportunity to contribute to stories like “Les Moonves, CEO of CBS, is out after 6 more women accused him of sexual harassment, assault” and “Collins defends her vote for Kavanaugh despite Christine Blasey Ford's allegations: 'I do not believe that Brett Kavanaugh was her assailant.’” This fellow will help us cover news that breaks over the weekend and three days during the week, working a schedule that includes weekend hours.
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
Additionally, for the breaking news team, we’re looking for someone with the following:
- An interest in covering general news
- Experience covering breaking stories, particularly for a digital outlet
- Availability to work weekends
- Ability to work productively independently or from a remote location
This is an hourly paid fellowship based out of our New York office. Weekend hours can be worked from home. Fellows are encouraged to work 40 hours a week, and fellowships run for six months. Start date for this position will be in March.
INSIDER is great journalism about what passionate people actually want to know. That’s everything from news to food, celebrity to science, politics to sports and all the rest. It’s smart. It’s fearless. It’s fun. We push the boundaries of digital storytelling. Our mission is to inform and inspire.
APPLY HERE with a resume and cover letter telling us why you want to be our breaking news fellow. Please include links to relevant clips if you have them. Application is due March 1.