Intern, Science Vs

The Company

Gimlet media tells stories through audio. Our roster of podcasts includes newly-launched, critically-acclaimed shows like Homecoming, Heavyweight, and Science Vs. We’re also home to perennial favorites Reply All and StartUp. We are looking for ambitious, curious, talented, and kind people to join our team.

We come from diverse backgrounds, brought together by the desire to make amazing things, and a shared belief in working hard, embracing creativity, and supporting one another. At Gimlet, good ideas matter more than titles. People who tackle problems with creative solutions, and who love the energy of a collaborative, team-oriented creative process thrive here.

Science Vs is the show that pits facts against fads. We debunk popular ideas (the G-spotorganic foodattachment parenting) according to science and make a lot of terrible puns along the way. We take facts seriously, but not ourselves.

The Job

We’re looking for a full-time intern (it’s paid!) who can fact check scripts, hustle for citations, and read scientific papers. The successful candidate will be able to parse complicated jargon into clear and simple concepts, and assist the team to make sure scripts are factually correct.

Only candidates with science research experience will be considered.

What You’ll Do

  • Fact check scripts – making sure any citations are in context and correct
  • Research topic areas using scientific papers
  • Listen to interviews and select the best tape
  • Assemble early versions of episodes in Protools
  • Comment on draft scripts and the sound of the show
  • Write copy for the web

What You Have

  • Science research experience (post grad preferred, but not required).
  • Radio experience not necessary. We are happy to teach the successful candidate technical and field recording skills. But, you need to have a passion and interest in radio and science journalism.

This is a full-time, temporary, role, based in our Brooklyn, NY office. This posting will close at 5 PM ET on Monday, July 24. 

Please apply HERE with a cover letter, resume and responses to the following questions (you can include these on the second page of your cover letter):

  1. Do undocumented immigrants commit more crimes than documented immigrants? Link to citations explaining your answer. 
  2. Imagine you’re writing a script for Science Vs. Explain what a toxin is in 100 words or less.
  3. Fact check and rewrite the following paragraph so it’s correct:

The amygdala is associated with chronic stress and it tends to be larger and more hyperactive in PTSD patients and people with anxiety. A study of 120 people  published in the Journal of Neuroscience found that after meditating, the subject’s amygdala shrunk. The researchers say this is strong evidence that stress “can be altered by a mindfulness meditation intervention”, and that the results are “significant”.

Hello Interns!

Hello, Interns! At Gimlet, we're always on the lookout for people who want to start their career in media. We offer several internships throughout the year, both on the business and editorial sides of the company. Keep an eye on our Careers page for the latest.