About FoST

As technologies continue to evolve, how will we create, share, and experience the most fundamental unit of human culture—the story?


The Future of StoryTelling (FoST) is a passionate community of people from the worlds of media, technology, and communications who are exploring how storytelling is evolving in the digital age. FoST’s year-round programming draws on the collective knowledge of its network of world-class experts from all different spheres of storytelling. FoST produces content throughout the year, including a two-day, invitation-only Summit, which is consistently placed in top lists, including Forbes’s top “Global Events Getting Immersive Right;” Tech Tastings®; storytelling workshops; curated exhibitions with local and international organizations; a monthly newsletter; and the Future of StoryTelling Podcast, recently chosen as a top “New & Noteworthy” series by Apple.


FoST is about actively engaging—getting to be a part of a conversation rather than just a member of the audience. I felt privileged to be a part of those roundtables, and valuable new business is going to come from the connections I made there.

David Rowan
Former Editor in Chief, Wired UK
FoST: Our Story
  • Interns (Editorial & Design)

    Melcher Media and the Future of StoryTelling (FoST) are looking for bright, talented, and enthusiastic interns who want to learn about the publishing industry, creative storytelling, and the future of digital media. This paid, temporary internship (3–12 months) provides an opportunity to work on the cutting edge of multiplatform storytelling with leading global brands. The experience is primarily designed to expose successful candidates to all facets of both companies, providing the opportunity to explore an editorial or design track (or both!), event production, social media, business development, and more, in an effort to acquire and hone new skills while deciding on the direction of your career. Interns will be exposed to some or all of the following: Working with editors and producers to provide general editorial support on the book, video, website, podcast, and other multimedia projects; working with producers to assist with social media outreach and strategy; working with editors and producers to design apps, books, and other print collateral, information graphics, and websites; working with producers to research and help organize the FoST’s digital programming and events; working with senior staff to brainstorm and pitch new business opportunities; and working directly with senior staff members to provide general administrative assistance. Requirements: An interest in digital and social media, storytelling, the editorial process, art, photography, and graphic design; Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience; a strong work ethic and the desire to learn; and strong familiarity with InDesign, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro. Knowledge of HTML is a definite plus. We are also open to considering an editorial assistant and/or a junior graphic designer positions for applicants who have 1-3 years’ prior experience. New York City applicants preferred, although open to candidates working remotely from home for the first 3-6 months.

    Send résumé and cover letter to info@melcher.com. Strong communication skills are essential for this internship. Please make sure your cover letter expresses clearly why you are interested in interning with us.

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