The Economist: We’re hiring for a one-year paid fellowship in the US


We are looking for a talented, enterprising and adaptable fellow for the expanding Digital department of The Economist. This fellow will spend one year working in our New York bureau, and will start as soon as possible.

The fellowship will involve:

• working on the newsdesk and Espresso news app, as part of a global team

• tracking the workflow of stories, liaising with different departments and publishing articles

• curating the home page and app

• pitching and writing articles, including Explainers and Daily Charts

• occasional weekend shifts

The fellow will work in the Digital team, but will be able to offer contributions to other departments, from audio to films to the weekly edition.

The aim of the fellowship is to find and train future Economist journalists. Previous journalistic experience is not necessary, but candidates should have excellent writing and analytical skills. They should be curious about the world and be able to write about it concisely, wittily and with rigour. Fellows should quickly become familiar with The Economist’s Style Guide.

They will also need to be meticulously organised, have a keen eye for detail and feel comfortable learning to work with different publishing systems and with different teams.

Please send a cover letter, CV and an original unpublished Explainer article of around 400 words suitable for publication to digitalintern@economist.com. The deadline is August 28th.

The article you send is the most important part of the application. We will read it blind (ie, without looking at your name or where you are from). Only if what you write matches what we are looking for will we look at your CV.

These Explainers can serve as a guide:
Which countries are driving the world’s population growth?
Why Amazon staff on Staten Island voted to unionise
What we know—and do not know—about long covid

To qualify for consideration, all applicants must have pre-existing US work authorisation.

The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.