Research and Editorial Intern

New York, NY
Research
Intern
Company Intro
Working at The Block is one of the most enjoyable, fulfilling, and challenging experiences you’ll have in your career. We are on the frontier of one of the most thrilling ecosystems in technology and money: cryptocurrency and blockchain.

We provide a “Crypto Simplified” experience for enthusiasts and market participants by introducing a trusted, accessible brand, and set of products into a thicket of dense, high noise, and often fraudulent sources of information. The Block’s value proposition is built around credible and real-time insight, analysis, news, and information about this fast-moving, complex, and critically important space. We are now building beyond our core media brand into a full suite of products that will grow to encompass both digital and physical communities. This will complement our media and information properties -- and create a vibrant, trusted digital and physical community space for learning and growth.

We will be the most credible and accessible touchpoint for the next 100M people who enter the global cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem!

Role Intro
As a Research and Editorial Intern at The Block, you will join our team and support our product, community, and business. One day you will write a detailed explainer on zero-knowledge proofs. Another day, you will help choose which stories we track and how we write about them.

The Block is a unique company in that it involves multiple exciting lines of business, each with its own technical opportunities and hard problems to solve. The business lines include: media and information at www.theblockcrypto.com, the cryptocurrency and blockchain community platform we are building, and a subscription media product that will involve payment systems and processing. This breadth of responsibility should be thrilling to an aspiring reporter -- those who can challenge themselves across multiple areas.

In addition to your editorial experience, you will be a critical member of the editorial team. You will work hand-in-hand with our Editor-in-Chief, Head of Research, and Senior Correspondent to ensure that we are delivering comprehensive reporting to our readers. You will communicate with the editorial team as well as the entire company in order to ensure we are delivering the best products and experiences to the market. Your ability to synthesize and convey your ideas publicly will be important, as The Block is a high profile organization that receives numerous requests for public appearances, knowledge sharing, and community interaction.
In summary, this is an early stage opportunity that combines aspects of both a technology and media company that together, create a unique company!

As a Research and Editorial Intern, you will…

    • Contribute to the editorial elements of The Block’s strategy and ensure it aligns with the company’s business goals
    • Explore topics of interest and create pieces of research and analysis to bring new insights to the community
    • Synthesize and relay relevant news in an approachable way to a broad reader base
    • Ensure that The Block’s news feed provides a complete set of stories to keep our readers informed and intelligent

We look for teammates who have….

    • Experience as a blogger, writer, or reporter
    • Good instincts for what readers find interesting
    • A passion for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology
    • The ability to communicate complicated ideas concisely
    • A “can do” attitude and strong strategic problem solver
    • An appreciation of elementary level statistics
    • A desire to educate and improve the wider community

Who will you work with?

Our team values and celebrates our diverse backgrounds. Being open about who we are and what we do allows us to do the best work of our lives. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.