The Walt Disney Company Data Reporter Sports FiveThirtyEight Internship, NY - ESPN - Fall 2017 in New York, New York

We Are…

FiveThirtyEight, founded by Nate Silver, is a data-supported news website owned by ESPN. FiveThirtyEight covers politics, sports, lifestyles, science, economics and general news.

Responsibilities :

Your Role:

The internship will be a mix of writing, researching and contributing to short blog posts and longer features. You'll be learning the precepts of sports journalism in general and data-facing sports coverage in particular.

Often, this will mean working with writers and editors to find a particular stat for a story, but this is not a research-only internship. You'll be expected to pitch clever, original sports stories and then deliver them. Ideally, these ideas will be informed not only by data, but also by enthusiasm for and curiosity about sports as they're played and consumed.

Basic Qualifications :

What You Bring to the Team:

  • Basic knowledge of major sports supplemented with expertise in topics outside the traditional areas of coverage

  • Journalism experience as a writer and/or reporter

  • An interest in sports statistics with a basic familiarity of advanced metrics

  • Ability to work on tight deadlines and respond to a fast-moving news cycle

Required Education :

  • Enrolled as a junior, senior or graduate student at an accredited college or university in the semester prior to the internship

Company Overview :

The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.

Additional Information :

Internship Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in a college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship. May 2017 graduates are still eligible.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.

  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization

Program Dates: The length of this internship is 10 weeks, and the approximate dates are September 11– November 17, 2017. Interns may work up to 40 hours per week with some flexibility in number of hours and schedule to accommodate classes as needed.

Housing: This internship is located in New York, NY. Participants on this internship must provide their own housing.

Transportation: Must provide own transportation to/from work.

ESPN is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

Job ID: 472553BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Media Networks