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Company: U.S.News & World Report
Position:
Travel Intern
Location:
District of Columbia
Job Status:  Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
March 20, 2013
Job ID: 1469775

Description:

The Travel section at U.S. News & World Report (http://travel.usnews.com/) is seeking recent graduates for an internship position. The position includes a significant amount of research, data analysis, writing, and reporting. We’re looking for someone who is web-savvy and able to juggle a variety of responsibilities. Our ideal candidate is a dedicated self-starter with a strong interest in online media, writing and travel. Candidates with varied travel experience are preferred.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Researching, writing, and editing travel guides
  • Preparing content for our Best Hotels rankings and our Best Vacations rankings
  • Researching, writing, and editing feature content
  • Offering ideas and opinions on the direction, development, and design of U.S. News Travel
  • Contributing to Social Media efforts

Requirements:

  • Strong editing skills—you should be capable of being both editor and copyeditor, able to catch minor grammatical errors, and discern broader subject-matter problems
  • Attention to details a must
  • Ability to work on deadlines and handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with content management systems a plus
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and photo editing tools a plus
  • Understanding of SEO concepts a plus
  • Degrees or training in journalism or communication a plus

The internship will last 6 months. Our internship rate is $12/hour.

Applicants must provide a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 writing samples. Please send all materials to Miriam Weiner (mweiner@usnews.com) and include "Travel Intern" in the subject line. 

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