Reporter, Digital Media Intern

Our National Conversation

Company Description

 

MISSION STATEMENT

OUR NATIONAL CONVERSATION (ONC) seeks to reduce partisanship and promote effective solutions to America’s challenges. Powered by America’s youth, we produce educational materials and host constructive dialogue intended to address America’s challenges head-on.

Job Description

The Reporter, Digital Media Intern contributes to ONC’s mission of providing nonpartisan news, opinions, and policy solutions by completing essential tasks within ONC’s Marketing department, specifically on the Social Media team. This intern’s role will play a vital part in delivering timely news updates and topic breakdowns on our social media platforms. Topics include those in the political, news media and journalism arenas. The Reporter, Digital Media intern will also conduct on-the-street interviews for our social media platforms. This intern will be an impartial representative of ONC, fostering dialogue and informed discussions that can contribute to a deeper understanding of critical issues in today’s society. This intern will work closely with the Social Media team lead, the Director of Marketing and the COO, while also working independently. The Reporter, Digital Intern must be comfortable on camera including having their video content posted to our social media platforms and website.

This position is remote, with work primarily conducted over Zoom and Slack, so applicants must be comfortable coordinating in a remote environment and are expected to maintain a high level of communication. This intern must commit to at least the end of the Summer semester (August 31st, 2024). However, many people choose to extend their internship past the amount of time they initially committed to, provided their performance meets the required standards.

Benefits: Flexible schedule, college credit, professional networking, and resume-building experience.

Compensation: This is not a paid position.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver timely news updates and breakdowns of topics tailored for social media platforms

  • Conduct on-the-street interviews with members of the public as well as college students to gather diverse perspectives and insights on current events and trending political topics

  • Collaborate with the social media team to create engaging video reels featuring on-the-street interviews and other relevant content

  • Coordinate closely with the social media team lead to ensure alignment with content strategy and content calendar

  • Monitor audience feedback and engagement metrics to identify trends and opportunities for audience interaction and growth

  • Actively participate in coaching sessions and workshops to enhance reporting skills, public speaking abilities and understanding of social media best practices

Qualifications

The Reporter, Digital Media Intern should have the following skills, education, and experience:

  • This role would be good for those with or working towards a degree in Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Communications, Public Relations and/or related fields
  • Strong interest in broadcast journalism, public speaking, and digital media required
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and confidence in conducting on-the-street interviews in a public setting
  • Ability to distill complex topics into concise and engaging content for social media audiences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English) are required
  • Ability to conduct in person interviews and work on their own schedule in order to make deadlines
  • Google Workspace experience preferred
  • Ability to attend the biweekly Organization-Wide meetings (mandatory) 
  • Ability to attend weekly (Tuesday) Marketing Department meetings (mandatory)
  • Must be authorized to intern in the U.S.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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