Futuro Media is looking for a digital intern to work primarily with two of Futuro’s media properties:

Latino USA is produced out of our Harlem office by The Futuro Media Group, an independent non-profit media organization that explores and gives voice to the diversity of the American experience. Latino USA is a weekly hour-long radio magazine show hosted by Maria Hinojosa. The show airs in about 200 public radio stations nationwide with a podcast that got more than 2 million downloads in 2017.

Latino Rebels is a collective of writers, editors, journalists, bloggers, opinion makers, and content curators. The group uses social media, news, humor, and commentary to analyze and observe the U.S. Latino world and Latin America. Founded in 2011, Latino Rebels reaches a wide audience through Latino Rebels Radio and its website latinorebels.com.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Pitch LatinoUSA.org and Latinorebels.com stories, both timely and evergreen
  • Work with editor to create content in a timely manner
  • Conduct interviews for news stories on behalf of Futuro Media
  • Assist editor in any other capacity as needed
  • Research and gather materials for news stories

Qualifications:

  • Must be matriculated college student with interest in reporting, journalism—graduate or advanced undergraduate
  • Social media savviness
  • Must be able to receive school credit
  • Self-directed and can work with a team in a fast-paced, extremely dynamic office environment
  • Excellent writing that is direct and fact-oriented
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to work independently is a must
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor and other team members

Desired skills:

  • Familiarity with news outlets from around the country
  • Familiarity with policy and cultural trends, as well as with socioeconomic and political understanding of Latino communities in the United States
  • Good writing, good at QA checking and copyediting
  • Competency in Spanish

Student will need to come into the office located in Harlem one or two days per week, and work remotely.

To Apply:
Send cover letter outlining how your interests, skills and experiences line up with the work of Futuro Media. Please also email a one-page resume and a writing sample or any news clips/bylines that you may have, something that shows your mastery of style and content.

The timeline for Futuro Media internships are as follows:

For the Spring Internship (January 15 – May 15):
Application deadline: November 30
Decisions by: December 15

For the Summer Internship (June 1 – August 15):
Application deadline: April 30
Decisions by: May 15

For the Fall Internship (Sep 15 – Dec 15):
Application deadline: July 30
Decisions by: August 15

Please email all materials to jobs@futuromediagroup.org with the subject line “Digital LUSA Internship”, and the term you’re applying for.