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Monday, April 27, 2015

An #Outsider Newsflash: A Last Minute Opportunity For a Fellowship

Onion Inc, Editorial Fellowship

  • Chicago, IL
  • Contract

Company Description

The Onion is truly one of a kind. It is among the most influential and respected media companies in the world, and its websites are the preferred digital destination for millions of millennials seeking the highest quality comedy and pop culture content, complemented by the most compelling—and entertaining—native advertising campaigns. The Company’s digital properties, The Onion, The A.V. Club and ClickHole, have leveraged a shared sensibility for creating smart content that attracts a dream audience for advertisers. Together the sites reach a monthly audience of more than 25MM unique visitors and over 12 million social followers.
As the media landscape has morphed, over the past decade, The Onion has transformed itself—and thrived. Onion Labs, the Company’s in-house content marketing team, has capitalized on the franchise’s award-winning creative teams and outsized social network to craft content solutions for a wide array of blue-chip advertisers.
The Onion, which began as a humble college tabloid in Madison, WI, completed its transition to all-digital publishing in 2013. The Onion is the premier satirical comedy brand providing content to the most highly coveted cohort—young, educated, employed, conspicuously consuming, influential, highly social and utterly engaged.

Job Description

  • Based in our Chicago, IL headquarters
  • Editorial department position
  • We are looking for creative, detail-oriented, motivated, and humble individuals interested in contributing to The Onion’s editorial process. Fellows are given the opportunity to aid in the production of Onion content.


  • We look for the following qualities in Onion, Inc. Creative Fellows:
  • Ambitious and hardworking
  • Deeply passionate and familiar with Onion, Inc.
  • Desire to work in creative group settings
  • Self-motivated

Additional Information

To be considered for an Onion Writing Fellowship you must:
  • Include a resume and cover letter detailing why you’d like to work for The Onion
  • Submit 10 headlines in Onion style
  • Be available to work in our Chicago office 30-40 hours per week. 
  • Be available to work July - December
  • Applications are due May 1st, 2015
This is a Paid Fellowship

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