April 30, 2011

Reporting intern @ Asia Society

Asia Society, a prestigious non-profit institution dedicated to forging closer ties between Asia and the United States, is looking for a talented Online Reporting Intern to craft event write-ups and blog posts and perform other administrative tasks for its award-winning website, AsiaSociety.org. The ideal candidate would be a web savvy journalism student with a strong interest in and connection to Asia, its people and issues. Position is based in New York City and includes an honorarium.

Responsibilities/Requirements: The Online Reporting Intern should be a versatile and inquisitive writer, equally comfortable interviewing a foreign ambassador as he or she is covering the opening of an art exhibit. Candidates should be experienced users of blogging content management systems, such as Drupal and Wordpress, and social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook. Although not required, it is preferred that the Online Reporting Intern have proficiency in an Asian language and basic skills shooting and editing photos and videos. The Online Reporting Intern also needs to be willing to perform other duties at times, such as copyediting and data entry.

Schedule: The Online Reporting Intern is expected to work at least 20 hours per week, for a minimum of nine to 12 weeks, at Asia Society headquarters on Park Avenue in New York City. Specific schedules can be designed to meet the individual needs of the intern. Please indicate the days and hours you are available to work in your application. The Online Reporting Intern receives a one-time honorarium of $750. School credit is available.

How to apply: Please email cover letter, resumé and links to three relevant writing samples to:
Dan Washburn
Managing Editor, Asia Society Online
E-mail: dwashburn@asiasociety.org

No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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