Job Posting: Editorial Intern

Reasons to be Cheerful is seeking a part-time, New York-based editorial intern to join its team for approximately five months starting in early 2022. This is a Spring internship.

This person will work closely with the RTBC team and be responsible for a number of editorial and administrative support tasks.


  • Fact checking
  • Image and permissions sourcing
  • Content uploading and formatting
  • Research
  • Interview transcription
  • Content-sharing partnerships management
  • Copywriting
  • Impact tracking

Job Requirements

  • Aptitude and passion for journalism, particularly solutions-oriented journalism
  • A firm grasp of journalistic practices, standards and ethics
  • Exacting attention to detail, accuracy and deadlines
  • Experience working in content management systems (preferably WordPress)
  • A creative approach to story ideation
  • Eagerness to develop skills as a solutions-oriented journalist
  • Enthusiasm for working with a small, tight-knit, dedicated team
  • Available to work both from RTBC’s New York office (Covid-19 protocols permitting) and remotely
  • Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States

Commitment and Compensation

  • Hours: 15 hours per week
  • Rate: $14/hour

Email cover letter, resume and a minimum of three work samples to [email protected] with the subject line “Editorial Intern Application”