Gizmodo Media Group is the publisher of the web’s most original media brands, including Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Deadspin, Jezebel, Splinter, TheRoot and Jalopnik. As a part of Fusion Media Group (FMG) we join a collection of digital-first properties that include The Onion, AV Club and Clickhole, with a total reach 100 million monthly super-fans– more than one third of all Americans.
Are you a rising undergraduate or graduate student with a strong interest in digital multimedia journalism? The Gizmodo Media Group is seeking sharp, curious and fun aspiring journalists to intern with us in New York City in Summer 2018. This is an eight-week, full-time paid internship for juniors, seniors and graduate students. The internships generally take place over end-June, July and August, with start dates somewhat flexible. Each intern is assigned to a specific site or to our Social/Video/Podcasts teams.
Applications must be received no later than midnight Eastern time on October 6. This is a very competitive internship program and only shortlisted candidates will have phone interviews. Because of the volume of applications we get for our limited internship positions, we will not be in a position to respond individually to all applicants. We intend making firm offers by mid-November.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Sharp instincts for news and smart storytelling across platforms
Eagerness to learn and ability to work efficiently and independently
Strong communication & organizational skills
Social Media chops and a good understanding of use of visuals, particularly video
A knowledge of and passion for some or many of our journalism brands
Previous journalism internships or body of work on campus/off-campus publications, preferably digital
GMG/FMG and our parent, Univision, are committed to fostering a transparently inclusive workplace environment and people of color, women, people with disabilities and LGBTQ candidates are very strongly encouraged to apply. Our company-wide mission is to reach very diverse audiences and so, we are deeply committed to having interns who reflect this mission.
How to apply
If you think you are the right fit, please make sure you follow our instructions and apply with a resume, a cover letter, and a letter of recommendation.
Check out our FAQ:
Is there an age requirement?
No but you must be a full-time college junior, senior or graduate student, currently enrolled in a degree program. It is ok if you might have just graduated before the internship starts in summer.
Can students who are foreign nationals apply?
Foreign nationals enrolled full-time in US-based universities can apply as long as they can provide necessary government documentation authorizing them to work full-time in the Summer.
Are interns paid?
Yes. We expect weekly gross compensation to be $750.
How many interns will be hired?
We are likely to select up to 14 interns for Gizmodo, Deadspin, Jezebel, Kotaku, Splinter, The Root, Jalopnik, Kotaku, Environment and Music; our podcast, video and social media teams, as well as our analytics team. That is why it is really important that you clearly specify your top two choices.