Summer 2022 Bartley Fellowship Social Media Internship

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Job Description:

The Wall Street Journal’s Opinion section is seeking a Social Media intern for a 10-week paid summer internship in our New York City office. The internship is an opportunity to get hands-on experience assisting the social media editor and editorial team with drafting social media copy, optimizing digital stories, and promoting across social channels. Applicants should be juniors, seniors or recent graduates with a deep interest in US politics and digital journalism.

Our internships – formally, the Bartley Fellowships – are in honor and memory of our section’s former Editor, Robert L. (Bob) Bartley. Opportunities will be awarded to young digital storytellers, whose views are broadly consistent with Bob’s and the Opinion section’s, philosophy. It is essential that applicants be familiar with, and interested in, the ideas for which the Journal editorial page stands.

Several fellows will be selected each year through an application process that will be judged by senior editors. Bartley Fellows will be assigned to a department within the Opinion section – Social Media; Features (Op-Eds and Columns); Arts in Review; or Book Reviews. While they’re assigned to a department for the summer, all interns are encouraged to submit their ideas for articles or projects to editors in any part of the Opinion section.

Internships are paid, and generally take place over June, July and August, though start dates can be flexible in certain circumstances. Due to the fluidity of the current health situation, the internships may be conducted using a fully remote or blended work model. Although in-person mentorship is most desirable, the internships will only be conducted from our New York office if it is safe to do so based on local circumstances.

Guidelines and Application Deadline:

Applicants should have prior social media experience with a publication or a brand, though a background in reporting and/or writing is a plus. A demonstrated ability to multitask and meet daily deadlines is critical for success. Applicants should be familiar with technology as it relates to digital journalism. Applicants who are able to demonstrate familiarity with our section’s content will be especially attractive (student applicants without campus-wide access to the WSJ can purchase discounted subscriptions at wsj.com/studentoffer ).

Students from any discipline may apply, but historically, we’ve been most interested in students concentrating in Journalism, Communications, Economics, Political Science, International Studies, History, a Foreign Language, Statistics, Finance, Pre-Law, Science, Business, Marketing, Religious Studies or Philosophy. Students from outside these disciplines are welcome to apply and should include a three-sentence case in their cover letter for why their field of study would be an asset for the section.

If you’d like to be considered for the Social Media internship, please submit the following in one single, complete PDF file:

A cover letter
Your resume
Your response to both of the following prompts:
–Choose three recent Opinion pieces (choose from all Opinion content, not limited to editorials, including op-eds, columns, letters to the editor, book reviews, art/film/television reviews, etc.) and send suggested headlines, subheds and social media language, as well as any other digital/multimedia-related suggestions you may have for each.

–What role do you believe the WSJ’s Opinion section plays in the broader media landscape today? How would you help us increase in prominence and relevance?

All materials must be received by November 29, 2021. Only complete applications will be considered. Only applicants who are selected for final consideration will be interviewed. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we endeavor to make selections by the end of January.

About Bob Bartley

Throughout his 30 years as The Wall Street Journal’s Editorial Page Editor, Bob Bartley inspired principled and original thinking that changed and shaped the society in which we all live. He also devoted attention to teaching and motivating talented young people, many of whom have gone on to careers in journalism at the Journal and elsewhere. The Bartley fellowships are consistent with that legacy.

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