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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 jobs@slugmag.com, 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

Department: Editorial

Reports to: Executive Editor, Editor, Editorial Assistant

Commitment: One year, 10 hours/week

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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 writer

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.