• Editorial Intern, Branded Content

    Job Locations Singapore-Singapore
    ID
    2019-5327
    Function
    Editorial
  • Introduction

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    (E) BrandConnect, the internal content agency of The Economist Group, is offering exciting internship opportunities in Asia. (E) BrandConnect interns function like entry-level staff members—they don’t make copies, fetch coffee or answer phones.

     

    Interns work closely with the (E) BrandConnect Managing Editor and have the opportunity to work on live projects and contribute to research reports that will help advance their careers. The internship programme is competitive; we look for interns that have a profound interest in journalism, research and global trends in technology, finance, public policy, sustainability and a variety of other subjects.

     

    The intern's time will be split across a range of projects and disciplines. Some of their work may be working on articles, social media, video and content marketing initiatives. They will be expected to contribute to pitch proposals across all stages, ideation, development and design. The intern could also expect to work on live projects for government and private sector clients.

     

    We are recruiting a four-month intern based in Singapore. Please note we cannot sponsor training visas for interns so applicants must be legally allowed to work in Singapore.

    Accountabilities

    How you will contribute:

    • Perform a range of tasks depending on the research projects needs
    • Assist with the project management of live projects
    • Undertake desk research to identify related research and potential interviewees
    • Set-up interviews
    • Coordinate our vendors and freelancers, including writers, designers and local film crews for video interviews
    • Write, proof or fact-check reports (not essential, but possible for someone with the right skill set)
    • Draft press releases and other marketing materials in support of research programmes
    • Produce creative content; manage designers to create websites, infographics and videos

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    Ideal skills for this role are:

    • Work experience or previous internship in journalism/research, think tanks or the technology sector is preferred but not required
    • Good communication skills, both written and oral and attention to detail
    • A profound interest in journalism, research and/or technology
    • The ability to prioritise and be organised
    • Creativity and a flexible work style
    • The ability to be a self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Fluency in English; proficiency in Mandarin Chinese (particularly written) is a plus

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