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Reference: 70373

Date Added: 25 March 2019
Closing Date: 15 April 2019

Job Title: Social Media & Journalism Intern

Working For: Greenpeace, a client of Creative Access

Location: London

Salary: £10.55 ph (subject to change, London Living Wage)

Job Details

Greenpeace investigate, expose and confront environmental abuse by governments and corporations around the world. 

The Unearthed team are looking a passionate and engaged Social Media and Journalism Intern to join them for 6 months. The successful candidate will focus on growing their online audience, increasing the reach and impact of their stories and videos and delivering their own environmental news stories.


Influencer Audience Building

  • Writing the daily morning news email, which goes to journalists, policymakers, academics, engaged environmentalists and Greenpeace supporters who want daily news updates e.g. students, activists
  • Managing the Unearthed Twitter account, and using Twitter to tell stories in creative ways that engage the target audience
  • Using online data monitoring tools to assess performance

Online journalism

  • Sourcing stories from social media and email lists
  • Pitching story ideas at the weekly editorial meeting
  • Writing news stories for the Unearthed site, including breaking news, writing up press releases or new research, interviews, etc.

Team Working

  • Contributing to team meetings with feedback on stories and new story ideas
  • Shadowing more experienced journalists on specific stories
  • Work openly and cooperatively with other team members, and with other interns working on similar projects in other teams


  • An avid news consumer across all media forms, i.e. newspapers, podcasts, radio, Twitter
  • A real passion for journalism and a nose for sniffing out an important story
  • An eye for good visual storytelling, and understand the role that multimedia (photo, video, data visualisation) plays in engaging audiences online
  • Organised and interested in extracting useful lessons from data
  • Curious, able to take initiative and research independently as well as collaborate with others
  • Strategic problem solver who can see how their work fits into a bigger picture
  • Obsessed with detail and accuracy, and willing to walk through fire to get the facts straight
  • Collaboration team player, able to integrate into the team quickly and work with a variety of people from across the organisation
  • Environmentalism – You care about protecting the planet, for the sake of everyone and everything on it


Closing Date: 15 April 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will NOT be accepted)

This traineeship is only open to candidates from a BAME or lower socio-economic background

Do not contact the company directly


Website: https://creativeaccess.org.uk/

Additional Notes