We’re Hiring 3 Spring Interns

Want to work in a newsroom that combines reporting, writing, data analysis, computer science and a general sense of irreverence? FiveThirtyEight is hiring college students or recent graduates to work as paid interns in our New York office this spring in three positions:

Phoenix Suns formally deny any threat to relocate the team
Friday December 14, 2018

The Phoenix Suns issued a statement on Friday to formally deny that they have made threats to City of Phoenix officials to relocate the team if their demands were not met. The statement came on the heels of a 48-hour period in which The Arizona Republic reported that Suns owner Robert Sarver had warned of […]

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Politics data reporter. This intern will help our politics team as it ramps up coverage of the 2020 election. The internship will be a mix of writing, reporting, research, data-mining and fact-checking.
Video/motion graphics. This intern will conceive and research topics, as well as animate, edit and produce videos for our site and social media distribution. Basic animation or motion graphic skills with some experience shooting and editing video is preferred.
Data visualization. This intern will design, edit and produce static graphics to accompany articles. The ideal candidate will have experience making data graphics using design tools such as Illustrator or programming languages such as JavaScript, Python and R. General comfort with numbers is essential, as is experience with spreadsheet software such as Excel.

Do Debates Matter?
Tuesday October 15, 2019

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarahf (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): Tonight marks the fourth Democratic primary debate, and although we’ve written, as a site, that maybe the race is now just between two or three candidates … there are actually 12 candidates on the debate stage. Which […]

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Internships are 10 weeks long, and interns can work up to 40 hours per week, but we can work around your class schedule. All three interns will work at the center of a world-class, collaborative newsroom, and all three will have the opportunity to contribute bylined work to the site.
For more information and to apply, please use the following links:
Politics data reporting intern
Video/motion graphics intern
Data visualization intern

Significant Digits For Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
Tuesday October 15, 2019

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 42.1 percent of innings The workload of starting pitchers has fallen for years, and this season 42.1 per cent of innings were pitched by bullpen pitchers, a record in Major League Baseball. But things are different this postseason. Through Oct. 13, […]

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