FRANK151 is looking for interns to work in our Los Angeles office over the summer. Join us as we try to take on the world (or at least South La Brea) with rapper interviews, first person reporting on national political issues, dank weed memes, profiles of Instagram goofballs, and the work of emerging visual artists. We won’t make you get coffee for us or pick up our pets from doggy daycare. We will let you pitch and hopefully write your own articles. Though you are going to have to transcribe some interviews, too. If that sounds like a fair deal, read our requirements and expectations below.
We are looking for applicants with experience or training in writing, copy editing, and transcription. We offer college credit for the position (check with your advisor). The internship begins on May 23 and lasts until August 5.
- Pitching and writing stories for our website, We are specifically focused on news stories tied to contemporary culture. Applicants should be familiar with our website, voice, and the type of stories we publish.
- Editorial research. Tasks may include finding contact information for sources, covering events, brainstorming interview questions, transcribing interviews, and more.
- Original reporting. We expect you to speak to sources for each story you write, as opposed to aggregating the reporting of others or writing blog posts.
- 15 hours of work each week.
- Experience pitching stories and writing for a media outlet (this includes student-run publications) or at least one semester of Communications, English, or Journalism courses.
- Familiarity with AP or Chicago Style
- Experience interviewing, transcribing, and conducting editorial research
Send your to [email protected] résumé and links to at least two samples of your writing. If you have a portfolio site, feel free to include a link to it. Please write your cover letter in the body of the email that includes links to your writing samples and an attachment of your résumé. Cover letters should not exceed three paragraphs.