The Ringer is seeking full-time winter-spring interns to assist with sitewide endeavors. Duties will include fact checking, research assistance, interview transcribing, story production and other CMS work, and general office help. Interns will chiefly be responsible for supporting the copy desk and assisting the editors and writers. Social media know-how is a bonus, and being able to fact check in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment is imperative. Interns will have the opportunity to write in any of our core areas of interest.
Interns must have high-level communication, critical-reading, and writing skills. Candidates should be conversant in or passionate about the topics that drive the Ringer universe: sports, pop culture, technology, politics, and food, just to name the most prominent examples. If you’re deeply committed to one of these areas or are comfortable dabbling in many of them, you might be right for a Ringer internship. Preferred qualifications include:
- Experience at a student newspaper, magazine, or podcast network
- At least one prior professional internship
- Experience as both a writer and editor
- A fundamental ability to make sound editorial judgments and balance conflicting priorities
Location and Housing
Candidates must be willing to relocate to either Los Angeles, where Ringer headquarters is based, or New York, where we have a bureau. Editors and staff members can provide informational assistance in finding a place to live, but candidates must provide their own housing and transportation. Parking will be provided in L.A.
Program Length and Schedule
While the time frame is negotiable, applicants must be able to stay in Los Angeles or New York for a minimum of 12 weeks. Interns will work 40 hours per week and will be expected to work unconventional hours, including nights, weekends, and possible holiday shifts. Applicants must be able to begin work by early January.
Interns will be paid an hourly rate of $11, but can also request to receive course credit. Full-time interns are eligible for overtime.
Additional Information and Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. college or university, or be no more than one term past their graduation date; in good academic standing if still in school; and available for employment within 12 months of the internship. Candidates must possess unrestricted work authorization and should be on track to graduate in the spring or summer of 2018.
Please submit a résumé, three writing samples, and a cover letter describing why you’re the right fit for The Ringer to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Winter Internship” in the subject line. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.