The Texas Observer Seeks a Digital Intern

WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ONE SPRING 2019 DIGITAL INTERN. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS DECEMBER 1.

To apply: Digital intern applicants should submit a brief cover letter, résumé and no more than three published clips or other appropriate digital samples (e.g. social media clips, sample newsletters, digital illustration, data visualization, etc.) to [email protected].

Three times a year — at the start of fall semester, spring semester, and summer session — the Observer takes on one digital intern.

Observer internships may be taken for course credit where so offered. Interns receive a stipend.

We expect and encourage interns to experiment with digital products and complete at least one long-term project, conceived by the intern. We ask for a commitment of about 20 hours a week, but we’re reasonably flexible about scheduling the hours.

Successful Observer digital interns will help manage social media and newsletters. They will monitor traffic and consider growth strategies. They will create graphics and data visualizations. They will work under the direct mentorship of skilled editors and nationally recognized reporters to produce substantive work for one of the nation’s last bastions of noncommercial, mission-driven journalism and longform narrative.

They will not be asked to make coffee.

This position is open to undergraduates. Collegiality and a working sense of humor required.

Website: www.texasobserver.org

Location: 54 Chicon St, Austin TX 78702

The Texas Observer is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, political affiliation, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, and/or sexual orientation.

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