Journalism Intern

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tastytrade, an established financial media company, is looking to hire a 90-day paid, part-time intern (20 - 24 hours/wk to start ASAP) to work on Luckbox magazine, an award-winning monthly print and digital financial magazine that covers futures, stocks, options, forex and cryptocurrency trading, along with other investment, finance, gambling, political, lifestyle, and cultural topics. The successful candidate will help develop a print and digital publication, podcast and video content, promotional and marketing materials, and a social media presence. The position requires familiarity with AP style and skills in new media, social media and marketing, but the most important qualifications are a strong news sense and a direct, fluid and powerful writing style.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with veteran financial journalists

  • Pitch story ideas and develop original content for print and online use (including video)

  • Curate, schedule and edit contributed editorial and sponsored content 

  • Perform research and fact-checking

  • Social media marketing and audience engagement

  • Podcast production and marketing

  • Participate in digital analytics engagement and measurement assessment meetings

  • Assist in the production of the print publication (publishes 10 times a year)



  • Currently a student in final year of study at a college or university, or a recent graduate

  • Entrepreneurial temperament and ability to work well within a team

  • Interest in finance, investing, and trading (need not be expert)

  • Detail-oriented and technologically savvy

  • Excellent writing, proof-reading, fact-checking and editing skills

  • Knowledge of digital media software (Photoshop or other graphic design software) preferred

  • Knowledge of video-editing software (iMovie, Final Cut or Windows Live Movie Maker) is a plus but not required

  • Familiarity with social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, blogs, etc.

  • Available between business hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m (hours are somewhat flexible) but with an “always on” attitude

  • Because of COVID-19, remote to start, so must have own computer and ability to work from home (internet/wifi). Expected to work in-office during the span of internship if/when the company deems a return to the office becomes safe.

  • Must submit three clips that indicate strong writing ability backed by diligent research



  • Interns will be paid $15 hourly and maybe a candidate for a contractor’s agreement following a 90-day period.

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An Insider's view of tastytrade

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We’re in a fast-paced industry, but no matter how busy people get, no one’s ever too busy to help a colleague out. We’re surrounded by smart, driven people and the collaboration amongst the teams is definitely the reason why we are constantly growing. Plus, there’s free food and puppies to get you through the day!


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How does the company support your career growth?

tastytrade is a small group doing big things. Everywhere you look there’s a new major project getting off the ground, and it’s possible to have a real impact on any of them. Going from being one of thousands of devs for a huge corporation to one of a couple dozen has presented me with more opportunities to lead and grow than I ever had elsewhere.


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What's something quirky about your company?

tastytrade allows for the full extension of my creative expression within the confines of a 'traditional' company. No one ever gets told that finance is funny. But here I get a multitude of chances every day to amplify my voice to create content across a variety of sources—print, digital, podcast—with the full support of my bosses. And that rocks.


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What are tastytrade Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
This year, our employees Vonetta and Tracy helped raise money for Chicago Reads, a program to send every child home with a book to read this summer!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Our employee assistance program provides support on stress management, dependent/elder care, fitness, and legal and financial issues.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Our employee assistance program provides employees and their families with counseling services (general, bereavement, tobacco cessation).
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
tastytrade offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees (both public transport and rideshare).
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
We have a Ping Pong pong table and Pop-A-Shot at our tastyworks location.
Stocked Kitchen
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our engineering team hosts a mentorship program for younger or newer additions to the team.
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