1 month ago
  • Level Junior
  • Professions Editorial Assistant
  • Type Internship
  • Location London, United Kingdom

Description

(6 month internship paid at National Minimum Wage)
WIRED has an editorial internship vacancy. These fixed-term, six-month, paid internships are a rare and valuable opportunity to participate in both magazine and digital journalism, contributing to all aspects of WIRED’s broad remit.
The intern will work in WIRED’s central London office and be tasked with contributing stories for print, online, video and podcasts. Previous WIRED interns have gone on to attain full-time positions at CNN, the New Statesman, The Telegraph, The Independent and VICE.
Interns are actively involved in generating ideas for all of WIRED’s sections, pitching and writing stories as required, researching and fact-checking, liaising with contributors, conducting and transcribing interviews, participating in video shoots and performing other tasks across the brand’s digital, print and live platforms.
We are looking for energetic, driven individuals who can show evidence of being committed to journalism as a career. Candidates must demonstrate a close familiarity with the magazine and website, and understand its particular editorial and design requirements. A passion for technology, science and culture is an absolute must. Knowledge of publishing systems, Adobe InDesign and InCopy is advantageous. Experience writing original copy for a print or online publications, along with commissioning and shooting video is, naturally, also preferable, although not essential.

Key Duties & Responsibilities
  • Generating original story ideas for all of WIRED's sections, both in print and digital
  • Writing stories as required
  • Researching and fact-checking
  • Liaising with contributors
  • Conducting interviews
  • Performing other tasks across the brand's digital platforms and events programme.

Essential Skills & Requirements
  • Be energetic, driven and committed to journalism as a career
  • Have a familiarity with the magazine and understand its particular editorial and design requirements
  • A passion for technology, science and culture is an absolute must
  • Knowledge of publishing systems is advantageous
  • Experience writing original copy for a print or online publication is, naturally, also preferable, though not essential. Experience in commissioning and shooting video is a big plus.

Skills Required

  • Editoral Experience

People who have worked with WIRED magazine