The writers stress and guess as the 'Rolling Stone' execs debate, then choose one young journalist to award with the one-year contributing editor contract.
The writers are asked to report on companies they believe to be America's worst polluters. Russell faces consequences for his erratic behaviour while Krystal ditches reporting for a Victoria's Secret Pyjama Party.
Peter comes up with an irresistible pitch on unlikely Rolling Stone subject - Lionel Ritchie. Peter has discovered that Ritchie is wildly popular in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. Could he be the voice of peace? Peter lands a golden interview with him that gets published in the magazine.
Russell is on a high, securing a big assignment to interview Lupe Fiasco but his world unravels when he asks a controversial question and is requested by the artist to be removed from the assignment. His mentor is unimpressed by his new briefcase advising him to A) show up on time and B) finish an article.
The good times roll when Colin and Pete win the assignment to cover Lollapalooza, where they interview and hang with the hottest names in music.
Krish gets jealous and angry when she is scooped by Tika, who lands the plum assignment to cover Jay-Z's arrival on the red carpet for the launch of 'Reasonable Doubt'. Krish copes by vocalising her personal mantra, "I am the star and I shine" and by writing it on post-it-notes.
The writers head to one of the most coveted gigs on the summer calendar - the Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark. It's their first group assignment, but will they learn there is no 'I' in team?!
Aussie Peter Maiden confronts his lack of journalism experience head-on, discovering that writing is not all beer and skittles. Tika's hard work pays off with her article on The Roots getting published. One of the top contenders, Russell, reveals he is bi-polar and is beginning to be overwhelmed by the situation.
First assignments are a rude awakening when hip-hop princess Krish has to interview hip hop artist El-P, and Russell has to figure out how to secure interviews with Lupe Fiasco and Ghostface Killah.
This ten-episode series follows six young writers over the course of a summer as they work towards earning a highly coveted full-time position at Rolling Stone magazine. For each of the aspiring writers, it's the opportunity of a lifetime, but only one of them will be offered the contributing editor contract.
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