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Editorial Summer 2024 Intern, Branded Content 


U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for nearly 90 years. Our platforms on include Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews.

We reach more than 40 million people monthly during moments when they are most in need of expert advice and motivated to act on that advice directly on our platforms. Our signature franchises include our “Best” series of consumer guides on colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, diets, cars, financial services and more. These guides provide an easy-to-digest list for consumers to better understand and compare when making their decisions. We continue to publish annual guides of the authoritative Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings on our website and in print. And our U.S. News Live flagship conferences highlight important national conversations including Healthcare of Tomorrow and Healthiest Communities.

We believe in having a broad range of talent and backgrounds at U.S. News. We strive to maintain a welcoming workplace where everyone is given an opportunity to succeed and contribute to their fullest. Learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

U.S. News & World Report is looking for an eager-to-learn intern to help the sponsored content team, BrandFuse, with producing and publishing content for advertisers. This is a great position for someone who relishes being creative – you’ll get to participate in the ideation and publication of content on a variety of subjects, from travel, to healthcare, to buying a home, to planning for college, and more – plus you’ll assist our team with editorial tasks such as research, fact-checking and asset collection. You’ll also learn about content strategy – not just producing articles, infographics and interactives that read well and look good, but ensuring that the content reaches and resonates with an intended audience.

Are you up to the challenge?

1. Subject matter research and collecting potential background materials and cited sources for content (articles, infographics, interactives, listicles, etc.)

2. Fact-checking data for soon-to-be published content pages

3. QA (quality assurance) checks on soon-to-be published or recently published content (checking for broken or incorrect links, slow-to-load pages, irregular formatting issues, last-minute typos we may have missed).

4. Asset collection and filing (photos, photo release forms, click-tracker tags, logos, etc).

5. BrandFuse interns will also receive training on how to use our content management system/publishing platform and ad server, as well as a how-to on Google Analytics and Data Studios.

6. Light writing for photo captions and headlines.

Position Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Eligible candidates must be one of the following:

    • Part-time or full-time students who have completed 24+ credit hours (rising sophomores/juniors/seniors) and are enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university

    • Part-time or full-time students enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university

    • May 2024-2025 graduate

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, professionalism and maturity in the workplace

  • Effective communicator in both written and spoken English

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Proficiency in use of MSOffice Suite and Google Docs

  • 3.0 GPA or above preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • General understanding of AP Style

  • Solid writing and communication skills

  • An eye for detail

  • Preferred degrees: Journalism, Communications, Digital Audiences and/or Marketing

Summer Intern Program Description:

  • 10 weeks; ideally, starting on Monday, June 3, 2024  through Friday, August 9, 2024.

  • We expect interns to work 37.5 hours/week, Monday- Friday

  • Internship pays $17.10 an hour.

What it’s like to work with us:

Talent is our best asset!

We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.

  • Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity

  • Focus on fostering personal and professional growth

  • Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers

Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.

  • Only accepting candidates local to the DC area 

Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Number of Openings 1  
About the Organization U.S. News & World Report is a publisher of news and information that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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