Vacancy: Digital Internship at The Economist

Calling all former and current students and interns of programmes supported by the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation. The Economist has just advertised an interesting career opportunity in the form of an internship on its Digital team. More details of the vacancy can be found by clicking here.

We are looking for talented, enterprising and adaptable interns for the expanding Digital department of The Economist. We will pay £2,000 a month. The dates and duration of the internships are flexible.

The internship will involve:

■ working on the newsdesk as part of a global team
■  tracking the workflow of stories, liaising with different departments and publishing articles
■  curating the home page and app
■  compiling and publishing newsletters
■  pitching and writing articles for the full range of digital platforms, from the Espresso daily briefing to lead stories on the home page

The interns will work primarily in the Digital team, but will be able to offer contributions to other departments, from audio to films and print-edition sections in the newspaper.

The aim of the internship scheme is to find and train future Economist journalists. Previous experience is not necessary. Rather, we are looking for raw talent. Candidates should have excellent writing and analytical skills. They should be curious about the world and be able to write about it concisely, wittily and with rigour. Interns should quickly become familiar with The Economist’s Style Guide, and feel comfortable learning to work with different publications systems. They will also need to be good at working with others.

Please send a cover letter, CV and an original unpublished article of up to 600 words suitable for publication in any part of The Economist to digitalintern@economist.com. The deadline is September 30th.

The article you send us is the most important part of the application. We will read it blind (ie, without looking at your name or where you are from). Only if what you write matches what we are looking for will we look at your CV.

The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.

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