Monday, May 23, 2011

Editorial intern, U.S. News & World Reports (Washington, DC)

Editorial Intern, U.S.News & World Report, Washington, D.C.

The Education section at U.S.News & World Report is seeking a college
graduate with a diverse background in writing and Web production for a
one-year internship starting June 1, 2011. The duties of this full-time
(37.5 hours a week), hourly paid position will include:

• Researching and writing stories for Education section of
• Assisting writers and editors with research for Web stories
• Assisting with the production of Web packages that include stories,
charts, photo galleries, and other elements
• Writing and editing headlines and other text for Education section
• Helping to develop social media efforts for the section
• Assisting with tracking traffic, keywords, and other online trends on
major portals and other sites
• Other duties as assigned

• A firm grasp of current events and strong news judgment
• Strong research and writing skills and the ability to produce
consumer-friendly content
• The ability to work on deadlines in a journalistic environment and
manage several tasks and projects simultaneously
• Strong communication and organizational skills
• A demonstrated understanding of social media and ability to
effectively promote U.S. News content on social media networks
• Working knowledge of and interest in U.S. News's Education rankings
• Working knowledge of HTML and Web production; familiarity with content
management systems is a plus
• Knowledge of SEO best practices and online analytics reporting via
Google Analytics or Omniture is a plus
• Knowledge of image-editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop, is a

Applicants must provide 2-3 references and 3 writing clips in addition
to résumé and cover letter. Please send all materials to and include "Education intern" in the subject line.

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