Do you know your NFC from your cloud? Is your pocket bulging with the latest smartphone? Or do you just get a buzz from writing and know you can adapt your passion to an exciting new subject? If so, you may well be the new intern we are looking to recruit.
Founded in 1999, ITProPortal is one of the UK's oldest and most respected technology websites, and we're looking for a strong new addition to assist and learn from the senior editorial staff for a period of three or six months.
Reporting to the editor and senior staff writers, you will be a native or fluent English speaker with a demonstrable interest in journalism or technology. A pedantic appreciation of good grammar and punctuation is a must, as you will be responsible for producing clear, concise, and accurate news stories on a daily basis. An ability to consistently meet tight deadlines is also essential. At the same time, you will be happy putting your head down for less glamorous tasks like transcribing interviews and researching features.
Ideally, you will also have a keen eye for digital imagery and some experience of content management systems. A grasp of the basics of social media would also be hugely advantageous and, if you haven't already, you can expect to learn a fair bit about SEO and analytics. Most importantly, you will be flexible and ambitious – if dropping everything to jet off to Las Vegas for a conference doesn't appeal to you, this may not be the right role for you. As you progress, you will want to be writing feature articles and actively contributing ideas at strategy meetings. Confidence is a necessity, as you can expect to regularly interview high-profile figures both on the phone and in person.
Does this sound like you? If the answer is yes, please send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org stating why you believe you are right for this role, along with two to three ideas for stories that you feel would fit the ITProPortal mould. If you have a portfolio of journalistic work or any experience writing professionally, please make sure we are aware of it when you submit your application.
Fluent in English (both written and spoken)
Demonstrable interest in technology, writing and/or journalism
Knowledge of a CMS (Wordpress, Joomla etc)
Basic photography skills
Social media literate