CBS Corporation Summer 2018 Editorial Intern - CNET in San Francisco, California

Summer 2018 Editorial Intern - CNET

REF#: 30194


JOB TYPE: Paid Intern


JOB LOCATION: San Francisco, CA


CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 280 million people visiting its properties each month, CBS Interactive is a top Web property globally. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET,,,, GameSpot,, and, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.


The CNET editorial intern will report to the reviews managing editor in San Francisco and assist with news coverage and product reviews. This includes helping to report, research and write breaking news as well as long-form stories, including features, industry analyses and Q&As. The intern would also be expected to write reviews and first takes for phones, VR tech, phone accessories and wearables, as well as appear in reviews and videos. The editorial intern will also help the staff by monitoring competitors’ sites and social media to identify trends and suggest news stories. The goal will be to have our intern get a sense of what it's like to be a CNET reviews editor.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Write and pitch feature content for products in the mobile category (phones, smart watches, mobile accessories, apps and services, etc.)

  • Feature content includes commentary, comparison, analysis and explainers

  • Write fast turnaround news stories on any topic

  • Pitch and write regular How-To content

  • Pitch and write regular reviews for products in the mobile category

  • Write scripts and star in videos to accompany your posts

  • Write SEO-optimized and social-friendly headlines

  • Maintain an active and engaging presence across major social media platforms

  • Become an expert technology photographer

  • Travel as necessary to industry events and trade shows


  • Time commitment: full-time, 40 hours per week during our regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm) but times may vary per team

  • This is a paid internship and can also be for university credit if it meets your university's guidelines


  • Strong writing skills

  • Demonstrated, passionate interest in consumer technology

  • Experience writing under tight deadlines

  • Familiarity promoting online content on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Skilled in building successful relationships internally and externally

  • Ability to work and adapt to change in a fast paced environment

  • Flexible, open minded and forward thinking

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative but also work well with coworkers in a team environment

Additional Requirements:

  • Intern must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university

  • Must be at least 18 years old


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