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Video-writing fellowship, food (FALL/WINTER)

Editorial | New York, NY | Internship

Job Description

INSIDER is hiring a paid editorial fellow to write videos about food starting in September.

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 leave ready for the next phase of their journalism careers. For more information on the Insider Fellowship Program, see here.

Fellows on our food team spend their time doing meaningful work: researching, pitching and writing scripts for videos on topics including popular new restaurant openings, legendary eats, and viral foods. They have the opportunity to contribute to videos like how Katz’s became NYC's most legendary deli and trying these fluffy soufflé pancakes. Video-writing fellows work closely with video editors, but they do not need to have video-editing experience. We’re looking for ambitious reporters who can find and chase great stories and relay them to our audience in a compelling way.

All our video-writing fellows should have:

  • Experience reporting and writing (school publications are okay)

  • 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

  • Proofreading and copyediting skills

Additionally, for the food team, we’re looking for someone with the following:

  • An interest in covering all types of food

  • Script-writing or video production experience

  • Experience writing and/or researching about food

  • Passion for food and willingness to chase great stories

  • On-camera experience (not required, but a plus)

This is a 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 September.

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 video-writing fellow for food. Please include relevant clips or a reel if you have it. Applications are due July 31.