Onion Web Video - Writing/Research Internship (Spring 2014)

  • 7th Floor
  • Intern

Company Description

Onion Inc. is an American multimedia news organization. It features satirical articles and reporting on international, national, and local news as well as an entertainment newspaper and website known as A.V. Club.

The Onion's articles comment on current events, both real and imagined. It parodies traditional newspaper and media features, such as editorials, man-on-the-street interviews, and stock quotes, as well as traditional newspaper layout and AP-style editorial voice. Much of its humor depends on presenting everyday events as newsworthy items, and by playing on commonly used phrases, as in the headline, "Drugs Win Drug War”.

In addition, a second part of the newspaper is a non-satirical entertainment section called A.V. Club. A.V. Club features interviews and reviews of various newly released media, and other weekly features. The print edition also contains restaurant reviews and previews of upcoming live entertainment specific to cities where a print edition is published. The online incarnation of The A.V. Club has its own domain, includes its own regular features, A.V. Club blogs, reader forums/comments, and presents itself as a separate entity from The Onion itself.

Job Description


The Onion News Network, the web video department of The Onion, is hiring WRITING/RESEARCH INTERNS for the 2014 Spring Semester. Ideal applicants should be available immediately and able to work 2-3 full days per week (weekdays only) out of our Rivernorth Chicago office. The main focus of the internship is assisting the Writing department in their day-to-day function, using organizational, and research skills.


- Administrative tasks

- Note-taking

- Conducting Research, Gathering Visual References

- Organizing and Editing Visual References for Directors


- Must be available 2-3 full days per week

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

- Must have research experience

- Must be highly organized, self-starting, and resourceful

- Must be able to work in a fast paced environment

- Experience in web video preferred

- Most importantly, have a good attitude and the ability to be a team player

- Experience with these programs a plus: Final Draft, Final Cut, Photoshop

Additional Information

This is an unpaid internship that will last through June 2014

 *****Applicants must receive school credit for the internship.******

How to Apply


Please submit resume, cover letter and any visual material demonstrative of your skill set.