TPM Jobs & Internships

To apply for one of the positions below, please send an application via email to talk (at) talkingpointsmemo.com with a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the job, a resume and three clips. Please include the name of the position you are applying for, preceded by “Job App:”, in the subject line of the email, using the title description used in the announcements below.

In other words, “Job App: Transportation Reporter” or “Job App: News Writer”

Jobs

Video Newswriter (NYC)

TPM is hiring a Video Newswriter to work in our New York City office.

The Video Newswriter is charged with finding and editing high-impact viral videoclips, compiling and editing video mashups, and contributing written posts to the TPMLivewire. This is an entry level, junior editorial position.

The Video Newswriter will be constantly monitoring a wide array of broadcast, cable and internet channels in search of clips that are newsworthy, zany, provocative -- and preferably a combination of all three. Final Cut expertise is required. Familiarity with the SnapStream system is a plus. There is a significant writing component to the position; the Video Newswriter must also be able to write clean, engaging copy in a fast-paced news environment.

Candidates must be deeply conversant with the news world and be ready to work at the high speed of a digital news organization. Experience in a similar news setting is a plus but not absolutely essential. A solid grasp of contemporary U.S. politics, a real familiarity with TPM, and solid news judgment are each a must.

Competitive salary, health insurance coverage, 401(k), three weeks paid vacation per year. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to our comments email address talk (at) talkingpointsmemo.com. Include the subject line: "Job App: Video Newswriter."

Fellowships (NYC)

TPM fellows in our New York office are involved in every aspect of our operation and have a hand in everything we do. They work alongside our reporters to write and break stories, help our editors keep a finger on the pulse of the news day, and produce all kinds of digital media from youtube clips to mash-up photographs. The fellows also attend weekly brown bag lunches with reporters, editors and publishing staff to learn the ins and outs of the new media business.

Half of our current staff is made up of former TPM fellows. Other fellows and interns have moved on to jobs in new and old media alike, working for Think Progress, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, The New York Sun, The New Yorker, The Washington Post and more.

In early 2009 we introduced our Editorial Fellows program, which runs for three (3) to six (6) months and comes with a stipend. In May 2011 we launched our tech fellowship program, and in March 2012 we launched our Publishing Fellows program.

To learn more about what we do at TPM and what we’ve accomplished in the last year, see these news reports on TPM from 2007.

Because each fellow is encouraged to work in multiple parts of our operation, it’s important that applicants have a basic understanding of new media technologies (blogging, YouTube, etc.) and a desire and ability to learn quickly.

Internships

Editorial Internships (NYC)

Description: The TPM Internship is a paid internship program in which interns get a crash course in how a digital media news organization works from the ground up. We’re taking applications for our summer cycle TPM internship. Former TPM interns and fellows have gone on to jobs at The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, The New York Sun, The Verge, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post and more. And usually a third to a half of our staff is made up of former fellows and interns. Full listing after the jump.

TPM interns are involved in every aspect of our operation and have a hand in everything we do. They work alongside our reporters to write and break stories, help our editors keep a finger on the pulse of the news day, and produce all kinds of digital media from youtube clips to mash-up photographs. The fellows also attend weekly brown bag lunches with reporters, editors and publishing staff to learn the ins and outs of the new media business.

Our fellows and interns have moved on to jobs in new and old media alike, working for us, as well as The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, The New York Sun, The New Yorker, The Washington Post and more.

Fellows receive a stipend for the summer. The internship program is ongoing and we are always accepting applications. The position is based in TPM’s New York City office.

Rising seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students, as well as relevant course of study, preferred. Qualified applicants can receive academic credit.

To apply for any of our internships, send an email to internship at talkingpointsmemo.com with a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two written references. Include the subject line: “Job App: Editorial Internship.”

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