SLUG Magazine is looking for a new volunteer intern to join our office team, immediately! If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, attn: Bianca Velasquez, with Editorial Intern in the subject line. Please, no phone calls.
SLUG Magazine editorial internships provide nascent journalists with professional experience. From the nuts and bolts of an editorial department to writing and copy editing, SLUG editorial internships offer invaluable experience through an independent publication with roots in Utah’s music, arts, lifestyle and local events.
Intern Title: Editorial Intern
Reports to: Executive Editor, Editor, Editorial Assistant
Commitment: One year, 10 hours/week
Posting editorial content on SLUGMag.com.
Writing and publishing high-quality articles for SLUG on a consistent, monthly-minimum basis.
Copy editing editorial content, both during internship hours and as a part of SLUG’s volunteer copy editing team.
Fact-checking editorial content.
Entering changes to editorial content.
Drafting introductions for “Soundwaves” podcast posts and other copy as needed.
Applying style guidelines for both text-body copy and online posting.
Compiling calendar dates for SLUG’s “Daily Calendar.”
Logging materials submitted for editorial coverage and organizing data thereof.
Distributing materials—digital or otherwise—for editorial coverage.
Brainstorming for editorial-related projects as needed.
Assisting with organizing information germane to volunteer contributors’ work.
Assisting with miscellaneous tasks related to the Editorial Department.
SLUG Magazine reader
Strong understanding of magazine principles and SLUG Magazine’s brand
Passion for Utah’s local scene and elevating Utah’s creative culture
Keen knowledge of music, arts, lifestyle and local events
Maintain SLUG Magazine’s core values of quality and transparency
Strong grammar and copy editing skills
Working knowledge of AP Style guidelines
Working knowledge of Adobe CS6, WordPress, SEO a plus
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Leadership and team-building skills
Strong work ethic and dependability
Ability to work and self-start with little supervision
Quick learner and adaptable
Apt and able to learn new technical/digital skills quickly
Excellent attention to detail
Quick and thorough reader
Strong communication skills for in-person, telephone and online correspondence
Must be able to receive constructive criticism
Must apply feedback into workflow
Must manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities, goals, and deadlines efficiently
Solid comprehension of grammar and writing techniques
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Mental radar for effective writing/writing-based problem-solving skills
Maturity and ability to professionally represent SLUG Magazine, both on and off the clock
Data-entry experience a plus
SLUG Magazine fosters a highly skilled, creative, energized and empowered team. This is a volunteer internship position.