Vox Media is hiring a

Social Intern, The Verge (fall semester)

New York, United States

The Verge is seeking a part-time intern to support its growing social media team in New York. You’ll get to learn from some of the most talented writers and editors in the world while helping keep the gears in the well-oiled machine that is Verge social moving smoothly. Interns will work 12 hours per week and be paid $9 an hour.

You’ll be responsible for a wide range of tasks touching all of our 10+ social channels, from copywriting for Instagram to posting articles to Facebook, interacting with fans, digging into analytics, and identifying trending social stories for The Verge to hit.

The ideal candidate should be a strong writer with a deep love for Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr and an interest in all things technology, sci-fi, and pop culture. He or she is a highly creative thinker and is able to quickly change and evolve with the digital landscape.

TL;DR if you’re a self-starter who is smart, fast, and motivated to learn about how newsrooms use social media, this is the job for you.

Daily responsibilities include:

  • Participate in drafting shareable headlines.
  • Help ensure that published stories are shared across The Verge’s social channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
  • Create social assets such as GIFs.
  • Proactively recommend and create creative content for Instagram, Tumblr, and Snapchat.
  • Identify trending social stories that are relevant to our audience.
  • Use tools such as Sprout Social to ensure a consistent social publishing stream.
  • Track analytics to inform best practices for each of our different social audiences.

Ideal qualifications:

  • Incredible attention to detail and intolerance for errors.
  • Extensive knowledge of all mainstream and some emerging social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr.
  • A passion for all things tech, pop culture, and The Verge.

The Verge is part of the larger Vox Media team, which is a technology-driven media company solving the problem of developing high-value digital journalism, storytelling, and brand advertising at scale — and empowering the most talented web voices and their audiences. We develop the highest quality content, conversations, and applications for a monthly audience of over 150 million passionate people around the world.

Vox Media is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

To apply:

  • A 140-character cover letter (DO NOT SEND a traditional cover letter)
  • Your resume