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Internal Application: INSIDER editorial fellow, military and defense

Editorial | New York, NY | Internship

Job Description
INSIDER is hiring a paid editorial fellow to write about military and defense.

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 military and defense team write about topics like armies, international crises and military technology 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 about peace talks to end the Afghanistan war  and President Trump lashing out at his intelligence community.

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 Military & Defense team, we’re looking for someone with the following:
  • Interest in producing visually compelling slideshows about military news and culture
  • Interest in aggressively reporting and writing quickly about military topics, including viral news
  • A passion for making military and defense developments and perspectives relevant to a general audience
  • A desire to develop sources and analytic skills on defense topics

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 March or June.

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 military and defense fellow. Please include links to relevant clips if you have them. Indicate whether you would be able to start in March or in June. Applications are due March 1.