A Canadian journalist has become the first person to have been hired to write for Google News.
Stephen Thompson, a Toronto-based news editor for The Globe and Mail, was hired to be an intern in June.
He joined Google News in August 2017, after spending three years at Vice Media, a news site owned by Google.
Google says it is the largest publisher of news in Canada and the United States, with more than 1,000 employees.
Mr Thompson had previously worked for Vice, but has also worked at the Toronto Star, The New York Times, The Toronto Sun, and the Toronto Sun.
Google News is an information-centric network that allows people to post and read articles about topics relevant to their interests.
It is also known for its network analysis business.
Mr Schmidt says it will take more than a handful of interns to get the job done.
“I am thrilled to announce the hiring of a new intern for Google.
Stephen is a fantastic writer and we are excited to have him join our team,” he said.
The internship will be an unpaid one, and will focus on network analysis.
Mr Thomson said he was surprised at the number of young people interested in the field.
“It’s not really about hiring, it’s more about learning and getting better,” he told ABC Radio.
“You don’t have to have any special qualifications, but you have to know what you’re doing.”
“You can learn about different sources of information and different approaches, and it’s an exciting field.”
He said he would also like to work with people with a wide range of backgrounds.
“The biggest thing is that you learn to be a human being and you learn how to work in a group, and that’s the most important thing,” he added.
“A lot of times, I’m going to be working with people who are going to learn a lot from me.”
The internship is being funded by Google and The Globe Media Foundation, with the company providing the intern with a travel stipend and a travel card.
The network analysis article The intern will work with the staff to help with content analysis, content design, and content creation.
Google said that it will also give out a scholarship to help them travel to various countries, and a trip for their families.
“We are excited that a talented intern from Canada is joining our team to help us expand the coverage of our networks,” Mr Schmidt said.
“Stephen will be a huge asset to our team as we work to deliver high-quality content and stories for our readers.”
The network analyst internship will last four months.
“My experience working in Vice Media led me to take a different approach to this position, and I look forward to contributing to the network analysis community as a result,” Mr Thompson said.