MST advertising for interns

The Media Standards Trust, a registered charity which promotes high standards in news on behalf of the public, is looking for interns, based in London.

The successful candidates will help:

  • gather information for and administer our online services, www.journalisted.com and www.churnalism.com
  • conduct research and data entry, including tracking complaints and corrections in the UK press
  • set up and support our forthcoming events
  • administer the Orwell Prize, Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing (www.theorwellprize.co.uk) and its related websites and projects.

Applicants should have a keen interest in the news media, a high level of awareness of news and research tools on the internet, and a good understanding of the media, social media and current affairs. Good organisational, time management, research and computer skills are essential.

We are looking to appoint interns starting on the following dates for 6 week periods:

  • 1st August 2011
  • 12th September 2011
  • 24th October 2011
  • 5th December 2011
  • 23rd January 2012.

Internships last for six weeks, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm (or 10am-6pm). Please make clear your availability in your covering letter.

We pay £150 per week expenses.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter to Gavin Freeguard, gavin.freeguard@mediastandardstrust.org.

The closing date is midday on Friday 8th July 2011.