Summary and purpose of role: We believe the open exchange of information, ideas and opinions has the power to change the world for the better. Our independent journalism holds power to account across the globe and brings information that’s suppressed into the public domain. This openness allows us to provide our readers with the broadest possible perspective: the whole picture.
Guardian News & Media is now seeking an enthusiastic Arts Fellow to work with the Arts & Culture team, to produce content in a variety of formats across our digital platforms.
Key responsibilities and duties:
• Pitching ideas for exciting and interesting stories to the Guardian US arts desk
• Writing news articles, reviews, features and conducting interviews
• Producing clean, accurate material on breaking news to deadline
• Ensuring that published material is kept up to date with the latest information
• Monitoring social media for conversation-starting stories and reactions, and developing these as news stories or in other formats for theguardian.com
Skills and behaviors:
• Experience as a reporter on a college and/or local newspaper, or blog or news website
• Sound experience in a variety of digital storytelling formats
• Excellent knowledge of news sources and social media
• Ability to work to deadlines and deliver stories and work on time
• Interested and passionate about key arts areas (film, TV, music) and ideally with knowledge of others (books, stage, art and design)
• An understanding of the Guardian US’s arts coverage and editorial values of the Guardian
The fellowship program will run from May through November 2017 (approximately 6 months depending on start date) and is open to graduates of undergraduate and graduate schools.
This is a paid internship, and you will work approximately 40 hours per week.
All fellows must be authorized to work in the United States and live within a commutable distance from the area in which the role is based.
Deadline for receipt of application is Friday, March 10, 2017.
Guardian News & Media is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, or citizenship.
This job description is a guide to the work you will initially be required to undertake. It summarizes the main aspects of the job but does not cover all the duties that the job holder may have to perform. It may be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances. It does not form part of your contract of employment and as your Experience grows, you will be expected to broaden your tasks, suggest improvements, solve problems and enhance the effectiveness of the role.