Moneymagpie - Journalist, Internship

Expenses covered
06 Sep 2013
13 Sep 2013
Job Type
Full Time

Do you have a head for figures and an interest in consumer issues and/or parenting issues? Are you happy to research, write and update articles based on FACTS?
If you answered ‘yes’ to all of the above, you might just be the person to help us.
We are running:

  • A national financial and consumer website
  • Columns in other publications

- eBooks galore (travel, shopping, finance….you name it, we write about it)

- Content and newsletter for a parenting website

- National coverage on TV, radio, corporate functions and goodness knows what else.

So we need someone who wants to:

- Improve their journalistic knowledge

  • Increase their experience
  • Write eBooks (with their own byline)
  • Keep abreast of changes in financial products and update readers accordingly
  • Help create and send out newsletters

- Gain access to SEO training

- Improve their C.V. and gain media contacts

- Can recognise a good deal from a bad one, and who isn’t intimidated by facts and figures.

- Eat cake

- Have a laugh

- And do all this under their own steam

Initially we would like someone to work with us for three months ideally full-time – but we can be flexible if you have to fit this work around other commitments. You would also be able to work from home at least one day a week if you would like to.

Ideally we are looking for someone who will be good enough at what they do that we keep them long-term.

In the internship, the work would involve the following:

  • At least one day a fortnight would be taken up with helping us update rates for savings accounts, credit cards, insurance deals etc.
  • You will also work on parenting and childcare articles and help to create a monthly newsletter for a parenting website.
  • You may help with PR for the finance website and for the parenting website.
  • Other days will involve writing ebooks, writing articles and helping update our social media pages
  • If you would like to do video, audio or other aspects of web content we will be very happy to give you the space and training to do it.

We are able to pay £100 a week to cover expenses for the first three months. After that, we will increase the rate if you would like to stay.

Also, really successful interns have gone on to have regular, paid freelance work with us and other national publications (you can speak to them if you like).

If you have  common sense and can demonstrate that you have excellent spelling and grammar (please re-read that last point – you’ll risk not getting a reply otherwise) then send us your C.V. to - with a covering letter/email and an example of your written work.

N.B. we are really sorry but as we always get a lot of responses we can only reply to those applicants that are successful in their initial application. Nothing personal. We do read ALL CVs that are sent, honest, we just don’t have the time to reply to all!