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National Geographic History Resident (Project Hire)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 763897BR Location Washington, DC, United States Business Walt Disney Television Date posted Jul. 28, 2020

Job Summary:

National Geographic seeks aspiring journalists from diverse backgrounds to apply for a rigorous year-long employment opportunity. The successful applicant will spend one year (2020-2021) working on our History Desk mastering newsgathering, writing, and production skills essential to success in the competitive field of digital and print magazine journalism. National Geographic’s History Desk is leading outlet for reporting on the human journey: important archaeological discoveries, major cultural landmarks, and a deeper understanding of history and our place in the modern world. We also tell stories about contemporary peoples, cultures, and geographies around the world that help readers gain understanding and insight into our global village. The successful applicant will gain hands-on experience developing stories on history and culture, building research and reporting skills, and improving writing and editing

This is a Project position and employment will continue on this Project (at the company’s sole discretion), and in no event shall extend past the completion of the Project.


This position requires excellent reporting, writing, time management, and communication skills. Candidate must have keen news judgment and storytelling skills, attention to detail, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and a keen understanding of high-quality digital and print magazine writing.

Will be responsible for developing story ideas and pitching to senior editorial staff, doing rigorous research for stories, conducting interviews, writing and editing for multiple platforms.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum one year of relevant professional experience or equivalent educational graduate-level experience
  • Demonstrated writing skills
  • Proven interest in journalism, production and digital content
  • Candidates must have work authorization in the United States through 2021

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

About Walt Disney Television:

Walt Disney Television (WDT) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, WDT offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, WDT includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ABC, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Television.

ABC, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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