Editorial assistant | Media professions

Spiked Ltd

We have two editorial assistant positions available. You can apply for an editorial internship, where you would help us produce our articles, reports and essays, or an audio/visual internship, where you would help us produce our podcasts and videos. Find out how to apply for each track below.

No prior experience is required. We seek the most passionate candidates with the highest work ethic. If you are interested, send an e-mail stages@spiked-online.com and attach a CV, cover letter and any other documents for the relevant tasks listed below.

Don’t forget to tell us in your e-mail which type of internship you are applying for. You have until Monday, June 20 to apply. A selection of candidates will be called for an interview in the last week of June. Successful candidates are expected to start work in July.

Successful candidates will work with us, five days a week, in our London office. We will train you and if you are successful there is the possibility of working more at the end.

Editorial internship

To apply for an editorial internship, write to stages@spiked-online.comby attaching the following:

1) A CV and a cover letter

In the cover letter, tell us a bit about yourself, why you are the right person for the program and why you would like to work at dope.

2) An opinion piece

In 500 words, take a story in the news and write an opinion piece in response – something you might see fit in dope. The goal here is brevity, clarity and timeliness, in response to recent news or media discussion, rather than addressing a general theme. Also, give it a strong title and stand first – in dope style.

3) A pitch for a long shaped spiked piece

In no more than 300 words, write a pitch for a long form dope piece that would resonate with our politics and our readers. It can be a report from the field, a long profile of a particular political or intellectual figure, or a report based on a mixture of interviews, research and reports.

Audio/visual course

To apply for an audiovisual internship, email stages@spiked-online.comby attaching the following:

1) A CV and a cover letter

In the cover letter, tell us a bit about yourself, why you are the right person for the program and why you would like to work at dope.

2) A social media clip promoting enriched podcast

Using the YouTube video of the most recent episode of the enriched podcast, make a short promo clip for social media. It should last around 45 seconds to 1 minute, choosing a particularly bubbly or controversial point. Add captions and write a tweet for it. Upload it to YouTube as an “unlisted” video and include the link and suggested tweet in your email.

3) A pitch for a podcast guest, with suggested questions

In no more than 300 words, nominate a guest to The Brendan O’Neill Show. Give us a brief overview of the guest and why you think he or she would be a fascinating person for Brendan to talk to. Just make sure it’s someone who’s never been on the show before. On top of that, research and write down five questions Brendan might ask them (you can have an extra word count for this – but keep the questions short and pointed).

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