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Editorial Assistant Fellow (Summer 2024)

insider · 23 days ago

Business Insider is hiring an Editorial Assistant Fellow to join our Special Projects Team. 

Our mission is to inform and inspire the digital generation and become the most influential and loved journalism brand in the world. At Business Insider, we aim to cover the people, companies, and ideas changing our world. At Business Insider, we strive to uphold three main core values: We are all one team, we are effective and we strive to get better every day.

The Business Insider Fellowship Program is for early career journalists who want to spend six months learning from a newsroom full of passionate, dedicated journalists. Fellows are assigned to teams and become experts in digital storytelling. They produce real work that is distributed to our audience of millions, and by the end of six months, they are prepared for the next phase of their journalism careers. This role requires you to work for 40 hours a week. Fellows are encouraged to come into our New York, LA, or San Francisco offices two times a week.

Applications will close on April 15th.

The Role & Team:

As an Editorial Assistant Fellow you will support the Special Projects Team to produce several of Business Insider’s large- and small-scale series, especially those that involve feature articles, video, and other multimedia content.  

The Special Projects team is responsible for creating and executing complex editorial packages and events, collaborating with editors throughout the newsroom, and representing editorial interests across the brand. Most of the projects are sponsored editorial with an exclusive advertiser. We value creativity, accountability, and diversity of ideas and opinions.

This role reports directly to the Special Projects Executive Editor. Business Insider is a flexible workplace when it comes to remote work, but an important part of the fellowship is being a part of the newsroom in person for learning opportunities. Fellows are asked to come into our offices in New York City, Los Angeles, or San Francisco at least two days a week.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with the Executive Editor of Special Projects, the Senior Editor, and the Director of Special Projects Video on project management around special projects, including article and video series
  • Help manage the workflow of complex projects, sometimes involving senior editorial people
  • Ensure editorial teams are aware of and sticking to deadlines and briefs for all projects 
  • Work in the content management system to set up article and video posts 

The ideal candidate has:

  • Experience in project management in a professional media, nonprofit, or educational environment
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Familiarity with storytelling (written, video, and/or social media)
  • Ability to work quickly, independently, and collaboratively with a fast-paced team
  • Business and culture/lifestyle writing and editing skills

Additionally, all of our editorial fellows should have:

  • A passion for digital storytelling and voracious reading habits
  • Familiarity with digital and social media
  • Proofreading and copyediting skills
  • A love of Business Insider and our mission to serve readers with the information and inspiration they need in a way that’s accurate, fair, fast, and fun 
  • Comfort or ability to learn to work with project management tools like Asana, Airtable, or similar programs
  • Experience with managing complex projects and collaborating across multiple teams
  • Confidence to connect with senior people internally and externally to secure necessary collateral like photos, bios, and other necessities
  • Generating ideas for new editorial series and projects that will engage Business Insider’s diverse audience

Salary & Benefits:

  • Fellows are paid $20 per hour (overtime when needed and approved)
  • PTO and paid holidays
  • Eligible for medical, dental, and vision benefits on 91st day of employment

Please apply with a resume and cover letter and specify why you're interested in working on this team. If you’d like some tips, check out our best practices guide.

Are you passionate about this opportunity, but worried that you don’t have 100% of the experience we’re looking for? We still want to hear from you! Apply online and let us know why you would make a great addition to the Insider community.

About Business Insider: 

Business Insider is a global journalism company that covers the world of  business, tech, innovation, and beyond. With headquarters in New York and offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Belfast, and Singapore, we reach an audience of more than 375 million with storytelling that’s fascinating, unexpected, and always helpful.

As a company, we strive to be inspiring and effective, we value Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Our company motto is “get better every day,” which means we value all people. Diversity reflects the different life experiences, identities, and perspectives that make each of us unique. For more information on our DEI mission click here.

Business Insider supports a distributed workforce that allows for varied work locations. Many roles are eligible for 100% remote or hybrid remote/office work unless otherwise noted.

Last updated on Mar 25, 2024

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