Internship Application Deadline Extended



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News Intern

Anime News Network's ongoing internship program is open to new interns every semester. Interns will have the opportunity to work with ANN's news team and earn valuable on-the-job journalism experience with a professional publication.

No experience is required.

Applicants should expect to spend 10 to 20 hours a week performing tasks for Anime News Network, including posting press releases, writing news articles under the guidance of Senior News Editor Egan Loo, and researching information for news articles. Strict adherence to deadlines will be expected. Full details of the position will be provided to serious applicants.

These are unpaid internship positions, but they may be eligible for school credit (talk to your school). This is a work from home internship, please verify with you school to make sure this is acceptable. Preference will be given to candidates who are seeking school credit.

We are also now accepting candidates for 2-term internships (ie: Sept 1 to April 30). Please specify in your cover letter if you want to do a 2-term internship. As of 2012, preference will be given to candidates applying for 2-term internships.

Important: Applications (cover letter + resume) must be received by March 15, 23:59 ET for summer internships, by July 15 for internships starting on September 1 and by November 15 for internships starting in January. Applications must be sent to internship (at animenewsnetwork.com), and the email's subject must read "Intern Position" or it will be discarded. Nothing sent to this e-mail address will be read before the deadlines. Any questions about these positions should be posted in the forum here.

Update We now take interns in our interest department as well. The qualifications and application process are identical, so just follow the above guidelines and you will also be automatically considered for an interest internship. Feel free to specify if you have a preference for one department or the other, or if y ou are only interested in one department or the other.


Manga Reviewer

Anime News Network presently has an opening on the editorial staff for a freelance manga reviewer. We are searching for an experienced writer who is intimately familiar with and passionate about manga, someone who is open-minded enough to embrace everything the medium has to offer and provide a strong point of view and thoughtful analysis.

This position is paid on a per-article basis. Reviewers are expected to turn in a minimum of 5 reviews a month. Review material will be provided. Further details on the position will be given to qualified applicants.

Applications must include a cover letter and at least 2 writing samples, preferably previously written manga reviews, each being over 400 words. Blog links are acceptable but must link directly to the sample. Applications must be sent to zac (at animenewsnetwork.com), and the subject must read "Manga Reviewer Application" or it will be discarded.

Unfortunately it will not be possible for Anime News Network to respond to every submission, therefore we will only respond to candidates that we are considering.


Tokyo Correspondent

Anime News Network is currently seeking a Tokyo-area correspondent to cover various events and screenings in the area. We're looking for an experienced writer who is comfortable writing film reviews and conducting interviews; previous experience in either of these things is required.

Qualifications required:

  • Lives in the Tokyo area
  • Speaks Japanese at a business-fluent level and can write at a professional level in English
  • Has previous experience working as a professional writer, dealing with editorial direction and deadlines
  • Comfortable writing film reviews and interviewing professionals in the industry
  • Available to cover major events in the area such as Comiket and Tokyo Anime Fair

This position is paid on a per-article basis, with coverage expenses also provided. Please contact [email protected] with your cover letter, resume and writing samples.


Streaming Anime Reviewer

Anime News Network's editorial department is currently seeking two writers to cover current-season streaming anime. The position will require a high volume of consuming and writing about streaming anime.

Basic Requirements:

  • Extended experience writing media reviews
  • Willingness to work professionally with an editorial team that oversees your work
  • Dependable, professional, and dedicated to meeting strict editorial deadlines

Additional Requirements:

We're looking for applicants who already, simply as a matter of course, consume 12 or more streaming anime series per season. A wide variety of tastes is preferred, and a very dedicated habit to keeping up with shows week-to-week is required. If you don't already do this on your own as part of your anime fan lifestyle, do not apply for this position.

Access to every major legal streaming site - Crunchyroll, Funimation and Hulu - will be required. ANN will reimburse your subscription fees if you're hired for the job, but applicants who already have subscriptions to the major services will obviously be more suited for this particular position.

This is a paid position. Details will be discussed when an offer is given.

Email cover letter, resume and writing samples to: zac [at] animenewsnetwork.com.

We apologize, not every submission will be replied to. NOTE: due to an overwhelming number of applications, only qualified applicants being seriously considered will receive email responses. Applications will be accepted until announced otherwise.



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