Hiring: News Writer Intern (Remote)
This is a voluntary summer internship.
Be a journalist for Hong Kong’s finest (and funniest) newsletter.
Independent news publication Harbour Times is recruiting a social media marketing intern to fulfil an unpaid remote internship. We are looking for someone who demonstrates a keen interest in Hong Kong's current affairs and has a passion for storytelling and reportage through digital media.
What you’ll be doing
Publishing newsletters several times a week to our daily subscribers.
Capturing the light and witty tone of our daily newsletters through engaging writing.
Publishing short and long-form articles on current affairs in Hong Kong, written in Harbour Times' editorial tone.
Reporting directly to the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor-in-Chief, maintaining communication on any relevant updates and/or responsibilities.
What you have
Ability to write the news in an engaging and informative manner.
Ability to copyedit with attention to detail in an efficient manner.
What you get
Experience with a recognised digital news publication in Hong Kong.
The chance to take part in collaborations with our media partners.
The opportunity to attend networking events and meetings.
Flexible working hours.
Dates: The duration of summer 2022 with flexibility for dates.
What current and past interns have to say
"At Harbour Times, I was able to elevate my writing skills while learning how to produce quality journalistic content through both in-depth analytical articles and casual, fun daily newsletters. The variety of content I was able to cover during my internship allowed me to further understand the role media plays in Hong Kong’s rapidly changing society, too."
— Carlos Escueta, Student at City University of Hong Kong
“It’s been a pleasure working with the Harbour Times staff and I’ve honestly learned a lot about journalistic writing and about HK (for the latter, much of it about the escapades of John Lee- but…what’s not to like?).”
— Charlotte Ip, Student at Hong Kong International School
Reporting, researching and condensing local developments into memes for Harbour Times was one of the highlights of my year. A really fulfilling experience and it was my genuine pleasure to work with such an inspiring team!
— Kyna Lee, Student at McGill University
How to apply
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and a writing sample of a story (no more than 250 words) that would appear in our newsletter. For an example please refer to past editions of our newsletters (see: "Hold Your Breath: COLLAR’s Debut" below)
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