Photo Fellow, The Intercept (Spring 2019)

First Look Media

The Position:

The Intercept is looking for a talented, motivated photo fellow to help with photo editing and other visual responsibilities. The fellowship will involve photo research, story art and layout, organizing contracts and documents, brainstorming concepts and ideas for visual storytelling, and collaborating with designers, editors, writers, and the social media team. While the fellow may be asked to take photos on occasion, this is a photo editor position, not a photographer position.

The fellow will work closely with The Intercept’s photo editor on fast-paced deadlines – anywhere from 15 minutes to publication, to short-term projects that are a week out. You’ll dig into news coverage and photo research, learning how to communicate about what makes a good image across a range of news topics, including national security, politics, civil liberties, the environment, international affairs, technology, criminal justice, the media, and more.

Who Should Apply:

We’re looking for a candidate who has a strong photojournalism background. An interest in editing or experience with photo editing is a nice plus. It’s also helpful if you have already completed at least one photojournalism-focused internship, though it’s not required.

Background & Qualifications:

  • Must be a matriculating undergraduate/graduate student, or a recent graduate
  • Fluent in Photoshop
  • A strong visual aesthetic
  • Passion for news and current events
  • Enjoys reading and digging deep into complex stories to understand nuances
  • Enthusiastic about telling visual stories on social platforms, especially Instagram
  • Solid communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects within a tight deadline
  • Knowledge of WordPress is a bonus


The internship is five days a week, $20/hour for 12 weeks. 


Spring: Application deadline is 11:59pm EST on Monday, Oct. 29; fellowship begins in January (flexible).


A portfolio (featuring photography, editing, or multimedia) is required for consideration. The preferred format would be a link in your resume and/or cover letter to a portfolio website of your work. If you don’t have a website, upload a PDF of your projects or a list of links to published work. Portfolio projects and work samples should always include your role if it was done on a team.

Use your cover letter to tell us what you care about, and what kind of work you are passionate about. Also discuss what you want to accomplish during your time at The Intercept. What do you want to learn? What do you want to try? How can this opportunity help you reach your potential?

Relocation services are not provided. 

The Company:

The Intercept, a publication of First Look Media, was launched in 2014 to provide an outlet for fearless, adversarial journalism. Our reporters have the editorial freedom to hold powerful institutions accountable, digging beneath the official lines to bring audiences the hidden truth. The Intercept’s award-winning coverage focuses on national security, politics, civil liberties, the environment, technology, criminal justice, media, and more. Regular contributors include co-founding editors Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer--people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.   

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