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|Posted on||December 21, 2021|
NewsGuard is offering paid internships for current students (undergraduate and graduate) and recent graduates with an interest in broadcast journalism this spring semester. Interns will help conduct research, write content, and otherwise help build and shape the launch of NewsGuard’s newest product — the first-ever credibility rating system for broadcast news programs and networks.
Interns will have the opportunity to help launch this effort from the ground floor, working with NewsGuard’s experienced journalists to assess over one hundred news programs and two dozen networks using a set of basic, apolitical journalistic criteria. Interns will have opportunities to conduct research, review transcripts, write copy, and help assemble detailed explanations of each network’s credibility and record of accuracy.
Interns who show promise will be considered strongly for full-time positions after their internships. Seniors or recent graduates who might be interested in a full-time role after their internship are preferred.
About NewsGuard Internships
We aim to provide interns with opportunities to learn new skills, gain valuable journalism experience, and have a meaningful impact on our mission of fighting misinformation online and other spheres. NewsGuard interns learn and practice high-quality, professional journalism, working directly with experienced reporters and editors, including former senior editors from Reuters, The Associated Press, The Chicago Tribune, and other publications.
Broadcast journalism interns will assist in the development of a new broadcast-oriented service, built around NewsGuard’s established rating processes. Interns will be expected to:
- Assist editors and other staff in locating transcripts, video clips and other documentation
- Evaluate, research and fact-check claims
- Write summaries or first drafts related to TV programming
- Monitor various broadcast and video programs
- Maintain records and notes
- Adapt to an evolving editorial product and workflow
Students with a background in broadcast journalism, media/video production, fact-checking, covering dis/misinformation and producing investigative work are encouraged to apply.
We aim for every intern to leave NewsGuard with bylines, clips, and other examples and artifacts of their work that will help them demonstrate what they have learned.
Spring interns must meet the following requirements:
- Be a student at, or have graduated recently from (within the past year), a degree-granting institution
- Be able to work remotely while our offices remain closed due to COVID-19.
- Maintain weekly availability of at least 15 hours, but no more than 30
- Actively studying journalism or demonstrate a commitment to the profession through other work, internships, or other extracurriculars
Potential interns must complete the following tasks for consideration:
- Provide a current resume/CV with relevant academic and/or professional work experiences
- Provide three references (academic and/or professional)
- List available dates and approximate number of hours per week for internship
- Interview with a NewsGuard staff member (either in-person or phone)
- Complete a writing test
How to Apply
Interested applicants must complete a short writing exercise and submit a resume and cover letter through NewsGuard’s application form.