Tangle writing and research internship

Tangle is hiring for a writing and research  intern. Details about the position are below.

The role

Tangle News is an independent media organization that covers news from across the political spectrum, with a focus and specialization in U.S. politics. Its main business offering, the daily newsletter, has 105,000 subscribers, including over 16,000 paid subscribers. In 2023, Tangle has grown 16% in monthly recurring revenue, has spun on a YouTube channel to supplement its newsletter as its source of profit, and has introduced two new podcast series — The Undecideds and The Sunday Podcast.

As the organization grows, Tangle has found a need for more support. For this reason, Tangle is introducing a seasonal cohort of three part-time interns. The key responsibility of each Tangle intern is to provide additional support for existing work and new projects that Tangle hopes to get off the ground, with additional responsibilities for each intern specialization.

Tangle will provide experience and mentorship for students and recent graduates looking to begin their careers in news media and journalism. At the end of the contract period, Tangle will provide an exit interview and letter of recommendation to interns who have completed the program in good standing.


  • Research for Tangle daily newsletter
    • Help to pull articles for left and right, including highlighted passages for each
    • Reach out to topic-specific guests for the daily podcast
    • Sourcing some links for Numbers section of daily newsletter
  • Research and edit scripts
    • Source information for scripts for podcast or YouTube episodes as needed
    • Proofread and fact-check scripts
  • Pitch content ideas
    • Provide ideas for YouTube episodes or topics for new podcasts episodes on a weekly cadence

Preferred skill sets

  • Research and writing
  • Independent organization
  • Proficiency with G-Suite (especially Google Drive, Google Sheets, and Google Docs)
  • Knowledge of current events and civics
  • Media fluency
  • Ability to hold respectful disagreements

Time Commitment

You will be expected to work 10 hours per week. Specific days and hours of work are flexible and subject to the requirements of the position. 


This is a paid internship program. Interns will receive $18.75/hr for a 12-week commitment.

Start Date


To Apply

Please introduce yourself to Ari Weitzman by sending an email to ari@readtangle.com with the email subject line “Writing and Research Intern, Summer 2024” by June 9th to be considered.

Also include:

  • A brief cover letter on your relevant past experience and interest in the position
  • Your resume
  • Your primary location
  • General availability during a Mon-Friday workweek

The deadline to submit your application is 06/09/2024.