The Indy is produced by a professional team of journalists, photographers, cameramen and editors based in Buenos Aires, who are both from Argentina and overseas.
The Argentina Independent is run by Kristie Robinson, who came to Argentina at the start of 2006. Kristie is a British journalist, who, before starting the publication in June 2006, had worked in both the UK and overseas. She had also worked in the press office of an international development charity based in London. Since coming to Argentina, Kristie has continued writing for overseas publications, working for media as diverse as Channel 4, Marie Claire and the Lonely Planet, as well as co-founding Ambientate, an organisation aimed at increasing environmental awareness in Argentina.
Editor Marc Rogers is a British journalist who came to Buenos Aires in 2007, after several years working in London. He has since covered the region’s political, economic, and business climate as a freelance reporter for various publications in the UK and US. After contributing a number of articles, Marc joined the The Indy as deputy editor in 2010, and became editor in 2012.
News editor Celina Andreassi is an Argentine journalist who has spent several years living abroad. She studied political science at the University of Buenos Aires and decided to use her background to write about politics and current affairs. After contributing a number of articles, Celina joined the The Indy as news editor in 2012.
Beatrice Murch is a professional photographer from the US who joined the team in 2009. As the picture editor, she heads up the photography department. She is a freelance photographer for various magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times and Time Out Buenos Aires.
If you are interested in joining The Argentina Independent team, please get in touch! Whilst we are not looking for any permanent staff – and are currently unable to pay contributions – we are always looking for new ideas and article pitches, as well as photographic contributions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Indy also runs four (unpaid) internship programmes, covering journalism, photography, video journalism, and marketing and events. All interns must be able to offer at least three months commitment to The Indy, and be able to work a minimum of 25 hours a week. For more information on any of the internships, please email email@example.com
- Journalism internships are ideal for graduates of Spanish and journalism who are looking for some hands-on work experience whilst experiencing a different culture. There are three journalism internship programmes a year, Jan-June, May-Sept and Sept-Jan. Applicants must have some written journalism experience and have a high level of Spanish. Places for the internships are currently fully booked until May 2012. The closing date for applications is 1st February 2012.
- Photography internships are ideal for those who are wanting to develop their photographic skills and build on experience they have already acquired. The role entails shooting images to go alongside stories, editing and uploading the images onto the website. It is a mixture of office-based and in the street with journalists doing stories, and full training will be given.
- Video journalism internships will allow budding filmmakers and students of cinema to gain documentary experience. We are looking for people with good camera work and experience of editing to shoot short documentary-style films to go alongside stories, editing and sound production. The internship is a mixture of office based and in the street with journalists doing stories, and full training will be given.
- Marketing and events interns work alongside The Indy’s commercial and editorial teams, helping coordinate the numerous events The Indy organises and also working to increase the publication’s presence in the tourism, expat and Argentine English-speaking communities.