14 Jun 2011

Internship Journalism Internship (English, Arabic, French)

Hibr LubnaniBeirut, Lebanon

Job Description

Hibr is an innovative youth-driven alternative media outlet that engages individuals, community organizations, schools, universities, and companies around Lebanon in building public awareness on critical social, economic, environmental and public-interest issues. Hibr.me achieves this by working to foster a strong sense of community engagement, critical observation and critical thinking, and independent content creation on critical issues. Hibr.me is totally independent of any political or sectarian group or movement, and is powered by young people in Lebanon between high school age and 30.

Hibr believes that everybody can be and should be a contributor to the media, and works to empower and support non-professional “citizen” journalists to contribute stories, information, ideas, and observations.

Responsibilities:
The intern will assist team in:
– proofreading, fact checking and editing submissions to hibr.me (either English, Arabic or French depending on your mother tongue language)
– participating in all editorial meetings, including playing a key role in suggesting topics and themes for articles
– gathering information on cultural and civil society events taking place in Beirut (and beyond)
– documenting internal events (for example, workshops and meetings)
– reporting on events in Beirut (and beyond, if wished) for hibr.me (articles, photography, social media)
– researching and writing articles for hibr.me
– uploading content to hibr.me & our social media platforms/ learning about content management systems

Other tasks may include:
– drafting, collecting info for & researching grant proposals
– assisting in setting up workshops/events
– contributing to the Hibr e-newsletter
– participating in online/print layout/design discussions
– assisting the Hibr team in other related tasks

The intern will receive continuous guidance and training. If required, he/she will be trained in new media skills. He/she will have the opportunity to participate in internal Hibr workshops, attend and cover numerous events in Beirut, and gain extensive journalistic experience. If non-Lebanese, the internship can help you improve your Arabic, allow you to meet dozens of young Lebanese, and learn about life in Lebanon.

Minimum requirements:
– Native English, Arabic or French speaker with sound grasp of grammar in that language
– Knowledge of Arabic (Lebanese dialect) is an advantage
– Undergraduate degree in Journalism, Communication Studies, International Relations, International Development or related field
– 1-2 years of communications/media experience (journalistic writing online or offline, photography, editing)
– Web-savvy, including knowledge of social media tools
– Initiative
– Creativity
– Reliability
– Enthusiasm to learn

Interns must be able to commit to a minimum of 3 months part time (15-20 hours/week). Please note that the internship is unpaid & we sadly cannot offer compensation for travel.

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to send - an updated CV, including all contact information and details of any blog, Twitter or Flickr accounts - a minimum of 2 articles written since Jan 2009 to work@hibr.me . Please put Journalism Internship in subject line. Start date: as soon as possible Rolling deadline for applications.

Job Categories: Journalism Jobs. Job Types: Internship. Job Tags: hibr lubnani. Salary: Not Specified. Job expires in Endless.

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