Monday, March 30, 2015

Summer Publication Interns Sought

Washington Gardener Magazine, a 10-year-old local gardening magazine is looking for talented SUMMER interns. Candidates must display an eagerness to learn about the publishing industry. 
The successful candidate will either be a junior or senior in college who is interested in examining a career in magazine journalism. The unpaid program requires a 10-20-hour weekly commitment, with hours being flexible, including some weekend local garden events. The internship will begin at the close of the student’s spring term and will end at the beginning of the fall term. The student will be responsible for determining whether college credit will also be available for the internship program.

Duties would include: • Communicating with authors • Conducting interviews • Proofing & editing Articles • Researching photographs • Press Releases, both writing and editing • Blogging, both writing and posting • Social Media Campaign • Assisting with mass mailers, and providing general support to our editorial staff. We are willing to do any and all jobs at the magazine, and hope that you will be willing to as well. Ideal candidates will have a journalism background, but all students passionate about gaining experience with a local, vibrant magazine are encouraged to apply.

Students should send a cover letter, names of references, and copies of their best writing samples AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to:

Kathy Jentz
Washington Gardener Magazine
826 Philadelphia Ave.
Silver Spring MD 20910

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