Misk/Arab News Internship Program

  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Start Date: Mid- June

  • Duration: 3 weeks

  • Target: Students passionate for Journalism

  • Age: 18 - 33

  • Close date: 15/05/2019

Overview of Arab News

Arab News is Saudi Arabia’s first English-language newspaper. It was founded in 1975 by Hisham and Mohammed Ali Hafiz. Today, it is one of 29 publications produced by Saudi Research & Publishing Company (SRPC), a subsidiary of Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG). Faisal J. Abbas is the editor-in-chief.

Arab News is popular among many sections of Saudi society, including nationals and foreign residents, and from various socio-economic levels — guest workers to company CEOs. With such a large distribution and diverse group of readers, Arab News is the first choice among executives in local and foreign financial institutions. Because of its wide readership profile, the paper serves as a much sought-after medium for advertising and regional brand building. With the advent and growing popularity of the Internet as a source of information, the daily’s website (www.arabnews.com) gets hundreds of thousands of hits every day from Web surfers worldwide.

Arab News was the first newspaper to provide a Saudi perspective in English on a wide range of national, regional and global issues through its diverse collection of columnists. This content keeps track of the Kingdom’s policies and developments in Saudi society. Arab News is printed in color simultaneously at its state-of-the-art facilities in Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam. It can be found on newsstands throughout the Middle East.

Overview of the Internship Program

It is a 3-week Summer Program which will provide internship in the domains of Journalism, Designing and Photography. The fresh graduates will have a 1-day orientation classes with Deputy Editor-in-Chief and  Senior Editors. For the remaining program, internees will get “hands-on’ exposure from the industry professionals.

Apart from working in Riyadh HQ, the program will also rotate the internees to Dubai and London Arab News bureaus to better equip them with the necessary skills, techniques and tools of the trade. At the end of the program, placements will be made for the best candidates. 

Eligibility & Qualifications

  • Applicant should be a Saudi National.
  • Have an excellent command of both written and spoken English. 
  • Should be passionate about Journalism.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work with a team.

Criteria for Journalist 

  • Excellent English language communication skills, preferably (but not essentially) written English. Proficiency in Arabic would be a bonus
  • An interest in what makes people tick — how they think, what they do, and why they do it.
  • An interest in current affairs, and how the world works.
  • An insatiable curiosity to find things out, and tell people what they know.

Criteria for Designer

  • Creative and innovative designers to produce high quality work across both print and digital platforms. 
  • Expertise with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, information graphics, graphic design and typography and a high level of creativity and journalistic judgment is vital. Video, animation and illustration skills would be a bonus.

Criteria for Photographer

  • Basic knowledge of Photography


Close date: 15/05/2019