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Company: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Social Media Editorial Internship for fluent Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese speakers
Job Status:  Other
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June 10, 2013
Job ID: 1491398


Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Job title:  Social Media Editorial Internship for fluent Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese speakers: Summer and Fall Semesters

Looking for three of tomorrow’s multilingual journalists to Tweet about development and disarmament issues.

Three Interns will work with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Editor, the Development and Disarmament Editor, and the Internet Outreach Coordinator and Tweet in Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish about the ongoing Development and Disarmament Roundtable issues that are published on the Bulletin’s website. This student must grow the assigned Twitter handle, identify and liaise with Arabic-speaking, Chinese-speaking, and Spanish-speaking experts, opinion-makers, etc., and make appropriate contacts within those circles. This is a perfect opportunity for the right candidates to gain experience with social media strategy as it relates to an editorial calendar, while establishing a firm understanding of social media ethics as they relate to a well-known and respected publication.

The mission of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is to inform policy leaders and the public about risks to humanity from nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, climate change, and biotechnology.  By publishing expert analysis, convening scientists and policymakers, and tracking trends with the Doomsday Clock, we provide knowledge and solutions for a safer world.


All three Interns must have a thorough understanding of Twitter and must have a device (computer, tablet, smart phone) to work from home. Interns must speak and write Arabic, Chinese, or Spanish and be familiar with the journalism, foreign policy, development and disarmament communities in those languages.

Note: ALL CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE LANGUAGE TESTS. If you think that Google Translate can help you with this job, it can’t; you must be fluent and confident in Arabic, Chinese, or Spanish.

There are two internship terms available for the Twitter internships: Summer (Jul 1 2013-September 14, 2013:) and Academic Year (September 20, 2013 – June 14, 2014).

Internships are unpaid and are 10 hours a week; interns will be expected to attend weekly meetings—either by phone or by video conference. Only serious candidates should apply.

If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to Lisa McCabe, Tell us how you see social media playing a more significant role in the future of journalism and why you think you are the right person for this internship.

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