About the Jakarta Globe
Unlike the Post where the newsroom is arranged into desks, the Globe has a ‘wheel and hub model’ meaning the news editors’ desks are the hub surrounded by news desks. Interns are not ‘attached’ to a particular desk but pitch stories with one or two desk editors and then head off to write them. Building a relationship with a particular desk is useful. Past students have noted that it is helpful to get to know a few reporters and ask if you can help them with stories. In fact, get to know as many people as you can in the office as it is easy to blend into the background at The Jakarta Globe if you are lacking in confidence. You will not automatically be assigned stories so be sure to ask about them and pitch. Make sure you come in with story ideas (complete with background research) or it is easy to see the first week slide by without accomplishing very much. Talk to the Project Officer about possible story ideas. Trips to the field can either be in the company of other Globe reporters or independently. There are positives and negatives in the relative freedom of the position. It is great to be given opportunities to develop stories and watch how other reporters work, but occasionally interns may feel that they really don’t have a specific ‘place’ and are not fully utilised. Once again, it is important to use your own initiative and let all staff know that you are there. It is also worthwhile asking to sit in on editorial meetings to get a feel for how the paper works.
Previous interns at the Jakarta Globe have been offered work there after they completed their internship.
Sound recording equipment is essential. Laptops not essential but useful.
Intern Duties (Example)
- Reporting and writing a range of content: opinion pieces, profile pieces, hard news, features.
- Assisting with the posting of web content.
- You will not be tasked with copy editing.
- The paper will provide students with translators to assist students with stories.
Flexible and dependent on interview schedules. 10am to 6pm are the standard working hours.
BeritaSatu Plaza, 11th Floor, Suite 1102
Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 35-36
Jakarta 12650, Indonesia