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2015 Forbes Early Action Editorial Internship Program ( $15/hour)

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Application Deadline:  November 17th, 2014
Location: Jersey City, NJ / New York, NY / San Francisco, CA*
Duration: 8-10 weeks (June to August)
Compensation: $15/hour
Eligibility: Current undergraduate/graduate students – rising juniors and seniors preferred

Forbes will select a handful of promising young journalists to participate in the Forbes Editorial Internship Program for the summer of 2015.  Forbes holds an “Early Action” recruiting process with the goal of receiving an early commitment from our summer interns.

Duties will include

  • Reporting,
  • Fact-checking and writing stories, as well as assisting staffers with special projects.
  • Accepted applicants will be assigned to a desk—Leadership, Investing, etc.—and will work closely with the corresponding editors.

DESKS (also known as teams, sections and channels):

  1. Asia
  2. Business/Lifestyle
  3. College Rankings
  4. Entrepreneurs
  5. Leadership
  6. Money & Investing
  7. Product Development
  8. Sports Money
  9. Technology
  10. Video
  11. Wealth
  1. Forbes Asiafollows the business personalities and companies of the Asia-Pacific region.

Responsibilities:

  • Research Asian businesses and wealthy individuals
  • Fact check Forbes Asia magazine content
  • Blog at forbes.com about developing Asian stories
  • Social-media communication about Forbes material

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with web media including Forbes
  • Fluency in an Asian business language – Chinese, Korean, and Southeast Asian languages desired

 

  1. Business/Lifestyleseeks an intern interested in business and real estate to assist the Business and Life Desks with all editorial tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Create slideshow galleries
  • Post on Forbes.com and edit headlines
  • Process contributor contracts
  • Fact check magazine stories

Qualifications:

  • Journalism major/minor OR internship at a journalistic publication
  • Basic understanding of reporting, fact-checking, and editorial ethics
  • Experience with WordPress or similar publishing platforms
  • Fluent in social media

 

  1. College Rankingsrequires a self-motivated, well-organized intern-reporter to work on our annual ranking of America’s Top Colleges.

Responsibilities:

  • Report /write college profiles by contacting various universities
  • Photo research / create photo galleries
  • Research for info-graphics
  • Trend spotting for future themes, blog posts
  • Fact check magazine stories

Qualifications:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Prior reporting and editing experience
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines

 

  1. The Entrepreneursteam seeks an intern that is innately curious and is interested in startups of all kinds.

Responsibilities:

  • Post on Forbes.com about entrepreneurs and startups
  • Conduct research for projects and lists
  • Assist channel producer with photo galleries
  • Fact check magazine stories

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing skills (journalism major not required)
  • Understanding of financial terms
  • Basic understanding of fundraising and equity
  • Knowledge of social media and WordPress is a big plus

 

  1. The Leadershipchannel of Forbes.com seeks an ambitious and resourceful intern to carve out a beat covering people and events in the broad field of leadership.

Responsibilities:

  • Researching and write online articles on general business news and leadership news topics
  •  Research and write online articles on career advice
  • Assist the editor of CMO Network with research and writing assignments
  •  Propose and write short articles for the Leaderboard section of Forbes magazine
  • Fact check magazine stories

Qualifications:

  • Journalism major OR internship at a journalistic publication
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of social media and WordPress
  • Ability to use multiple resources during research

 

  1. Money & Investingis looking for an intern who can write knowledgeably about financial news for Forbes’ Markets desk.

Responsibilities:

  • Post on Forbes.com on investing and personal finance topics
  • Conduct research through financial statements and statistics
  • Assist editors and staff writers with special projects
  • Fact check magazine stories

Qualifications:

  • Thorough understanding of markets, investing, and finance terms
  •  Economic and finance majors preferred but not required
  •  Ability to multitask and meet deadlines

 

  1. The Product Developmentteam is looking for an intern with an interest in helping to build digital and mobile products and experiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate on ideas for Forbes List launches and features
  • Write requirements for new products
  • Project manage small features
  • Competitive analysis among digital publishers

Qualifications:

  • Up-to-speed on digital publishing trends
  • Interest in digital journalism and storytelling
  • Hands-on experience with publishing platforms (Tumblr, WordPress, etc.)
  • Experience with Photoshop and HTML preferred but not required
  • Fluent in Social Media

 

  1. SportsMoneyis searching for an intern to research and report the business of sports.

Responsibilities:

  • Research teams and athletes in order to find, understand, and communicate to group all relevant information about team finances
  • Read through leases and financial documents
  • Conduct phone and email interviews
  • Fact check magazine stories

Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Basic accounting and financial skills
  •  Eager to read through financial documents
  • Knowledge and interest of sports industry statistics

 

  1. *The Technologychannel seeks an intern to spend a summer in the Bay Area while working for Forbes’ Silicon Valley bureau. *This internship may be based in NJ or CA.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and report about leading companies and innovators in the rapidly-expanding tech world.
  • Research emerging technology trends and leaders
  • Assist editors with special projects

Qualifications:

  • Interest and knowledge in technology industry, trends, and terminology
  • Up to date with new technologies
  • Basic understanding of reporting, fact-checking, editorial ethics, and social media

 

  1. The Forbes Videonetwork seeks an intern who has experience producing, shooting and editing video.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with shoots and video production
  • Shoot video for editorial storytelling
  • Edit short video pieces
  • Coordinate video production schedule

Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Final Cut Pro
  • Experience with video cameras and shooting
  • Experience with lighting preferred but not necessary
  • Fluent in Social Media

The Wealth : team seeks an inquisitive, investigative reporter to help research the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest people in the U.S.

Responsibilities:

  • Gather information on wealthy individuals via phone and email interviews
  • Search through SEC documents to value individual fortunes and companies
  • Write 100-word bios on each person on list
  • Create blogs, web features, and short magazine stories

Qualifications:

  • Prior internship in finance or journalism related areas
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills
  • Understanding of financial terms and figures
  • Experience reading and searching through SEC documents
  • Ability to work through early or mid-September is a plus

E-Mail:  internships@forbes.com

Apply Now for the 2015 Forbes Early Action Editorial Internship Program

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