Newsana – a leading news/community startup – is looking for two rock star interns to help us redefine the news industry.

Newsana is where people come to find the ideas that make the world go around. But, instead of boring old editors determining the content on Newsana, our community members are 100% in control. Passionate and knowledgeable about specific issues, our members sift through the Internet to bring back only the most thought-provoking ideas in their areas of expertise. The end result: A clean and simple way to see the best stories of the day, without having to spend hours combing through the web.  

You:
• Passionate about news and ideas
• Social media savvy (you must have a Twitter and/or Facebook presence to do well in this internship)
• Strong communication skills
• Bright and eager to learn
• Creative
• Hardworking
• Outgoing and love people
• A natural networker
• Experience participating in online communities (You should have some strong opinions about what makes for a good community)
• Excellent writing and grammar skills
• Dedication to solving problems and seeing things through to completion
• Good judgment, calm demeanour
• Self-starter (VERY IMPORTANT) and able to work effectively remotely on assignments

(Extra points for…)
• Journalism or copywriting experience, especially if in a newsroom or marketing environment
• Customer support/social media or community management experience in an online environment
• Previous experience in a startup or small company

Us:
• Passionate about news and ideas
• A hectic start-up where everyone wears many hats (and loves it!)
• Collaborative and fun
• A collegial environment, with minimal supervision
• Open to your ideas – you’ll have an amazing opportunity to experiment and build up your portfolio
• Community driven to the core
• Believe that everything can and must be measured

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Daily Responsibilities could include:
• Learning as much as possible from this internship
• Scheduling, updating and engaging on various of Newsana social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
• Participating in the Newsana community
• Vetting community member applications
• Copy editing as required
• Engaging with Newsana members
 

Please send a CV, your LinkedIn profile URL and a brief email describing why you’d make a rock star intern to:

Ben Peterson
E-mail: ben@newsana.com

Note: This is an unpaid 4 month internship based in Toronto, ON. Possibility for renewal and/or part-time work based on performance.

Application Deadline:  August 9th, 2013