[INTERNSHIP] Editorial Assistant

The Smart Local
May 7, 2024
$800 - $1000 / month

Job Description

About TSL

TSL Media is the leading new media group in Singapore and we have grown to a company size of almost 200 employees. Our brands under us include TheSmartLocal, ZULA, MS News and Eatbook. We won Mumbrella’s Asia Media Brand of the Year, edging out some billion-dollar companies. We’re now at the stage where we’re rapidly expanding.

TSL is built on an energetic and collaborative work culture. We operate on hybrid work arrangements in a bid to aid employees balance work life and personal life.

Here’s a video that gives you a glimpse into our office culture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rPxitC2ock

Available for TSL, ZULA, Eatbook, MSNews

What you will do:

Editorial –

  • Ideate and pitch stories of quality to editors
  • Write articles consistent with the tone and quality of TSL’s articles
  • Attend events, tastings, and other out of office work that assist in the creation of articles

MustShareNews –

  • Gather information, fact check, and write news stories
  • Presenting news in a compelling and balanced manner

Uchify –

  • Undertake research and put a spin on even the driest of stories into digestible pieces for our readers
  • Transform your interest in all things home & living into articles and reviews

You should possess:

  • Strong command of English and can articulate your points concisely and coherently when writing
  • Pleasant and professional disposition, to represent the company professionally at all times
  • Sharp nose for news and love to tell stories
  • Social media savvy – adept at spotting trending/viral content across social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and TikTok)
  • Versatile and able to write well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • You regularly monitor social media feeds to gather trending news topics
  • You have good communication and verbal skills
  • You stay up-to-date with current events and are active on social media, e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok
  • You value your internship experience as a time to learn and explore new ways of creating engaging content

What you will gain:

The intern will undergo a holistic journalism experience at TSL, learning how to pitch ideas, research, attend media events, interview profiles, communicate professionally, etc. The intern will also pick up digital media skills such as SEO and basic image editing but the majority of the intern’s time will be spent writing.