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Seattle magazine arts writer
Contract, part time position
Seattle Magazine is seeking a part-time arts writer for its Datebook section
· Oversee the datebook section, the magazine’s arts and culture events listings
· Present datebook information in a lively, interesting style (Seattle magazine is interested in evolving this section to be more visually dynamic and more authoritatively curated, and the arts editor—working with the senior editor, executive editor and art director—is tasked with collaborating to develop a new format for this section of the magazine).
· Carefully and authoritatively curate listings to showcase both the big events on the arts scene and the lesser-known or unusual events
· Have an interest in, and understanding of, all genres of art forms
· Work closely with senior editor to identify a strong visual “opener” for the arts section each month
· Work closely with senior arts editor on the front-of-the-book “must list” to suggest inclusion of arts events in that section when appropriate and assure that there is not overlap of coverage
· Work closely with senior editor, communicating frequently and being responsive to phone calls or emails in a timely manner
· Write with style, wit, attitude, authority—and do more than process and re-write releases
· Be available to review edit rounds and layout proofs for the datebook section
· Attend editorial meetings at least once a month
· Maintain and update contact info for all arts and culture organizations in town for magazine in One Drive Tiger Oak email account
· Be an active and proactive Seattle magazine representative in the arts community. Attend arts and culture events regularly; stay plugged in and be visible
· Work in a transparent and collaborative manner with the Seattle magazine editorial staff
· Contribute to spring and fall arts preview sections
· Pitch ideas for larger arts stories—both for the Spotlight section and for longer features
· Create and maintain “tickler” calendar of annual events so we remember to include important annual recurring events
· Build contacts with national and local book publishers, CDs, movies, musicians, theater groups, etc
· Maintain all deadlines as established by editor
• Work with senior digital editor and staff to suggest coverage of arts events that should be included on Seattle mag’s website. Be a resource for senior digital editor and web interns.
Previous writing experience for online or print publications
Deep knowledge of the Seattle arts scene
Interested writers should send a resume and two writing samples to Executive Editor Virginia Smyth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editorial internships are available at Seattle magazine throughout the year. Most require a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week in our office, during business hours. Work schedules are usually either a morning shift or an afternoon shift. Internships generally last for six months and openings occur approximately every three to four months. Academic credit is available. If academic credit is not needed, a nominal stipend is paid.
Seattle Magazine Editorial Internship
Seattle magazine is currently seeking interns for 6-month terms, with openings starting this fall.
We review applications on a rolling basis, so applicants can apply at any time: Download the application and email it, along with resume and samples of published work, to executive editor, Virginia Smyth, email@example.com
Download the application.
Our interns gain hands-on experience working closely with top editors in an environment that is creative and collaborative. As an intern, you will be an integral part of the team responsible for producing this premier monthly publication and its website. Enduring enthusiasm, curiosity and a love of the written word are essential prerequisites for the position. You will be called upon regularly to use your excellent verbal communication and research skills. Attention to detail—even an obsession with it—will come in handy. Interns help us bring up-and-coming trends home to the readers. Observing life in the city, interns are the eyes, ears and feet of the magazine. You will work on a wide range of projects, from the glamorous to the granular. You will become familiar with the varied pace of a magazine's production schedule. Projects might include (but are not limited to) the following: fact-checking stories, helping with research on major projects, writing short pieces, conducting interviews, attending events, researching story leads, uploading web content, contributing to website blogs and writing online articles. Unpaid internships require a commitment of four hours a day, five days a week for six months. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. All editorial interns also provide invaluable support to our online editor, including uploading magazine content to the online archives, maintaining directories, assisting with social media coverage, and researching and pitching blog ideas. This portion of your internship is a great opportunity to broaden your understanding of SEO, online content strategy and basic tools for the web.
Seattle Magazine Digital Internship
Seattle magazine is seeking a digital intern for a three-month term to work closely with the senior digital editor and other staff editors to gain hands-on experience in maintaining the web presence of Seattle’s premier city magazine. This is a fast-paced, fun internship that requires organization, good verbal communication skills, love of the written word and a sincere interest in learning the basic tools of the web, including content management systems, working and researching on the Internet, blogging, SEO and social media.
The Seattlemag.com intern will:
- Assist in updating our site with fresh content from the print edition, including calendar events, charitable events, restaurant and shopping listings, party pictures and select articles
- Pitch ideas and write weekly for the blog on Seattlemag.com
- Write headlines to SEO standards under guidance of online editor
- Assist with Seattle magazine’s Pinterest page in accordance with our social media guidelines
- Look through our social media pages for the best comments, tweets and posts to appear in the Seattle magazine’s monthly letters to the editor column
- Write and compile the weekly Restaurant Insider newsletter
- Attend events or photo shoots as necessary for blogging or behind-the-scenes video purposes
The Seattlemag.com intern should have the following skills:
- A sincere interest in the Internet, blogs and social networking
- Serious attention to detail
- Blogging, CMS and social media experience
- An interest in Seattle and what’s going on around the city
- Basic knowledge of SEO and keyword search
- Basic Photoshop skills
- Ability to follow formatting standards
- Willingness to be a part of a team
We review applications on a rolling basis, so applicants can apply at any time: Download the application and email it, along with resume and samples of published work, to senior digital editor Lauren Mang, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the application.
As an intern, you will be an integral part of the team responsible for producing this premier monthly publication and its website. You will be called upon regularly to use your excellent verbal communication and research skills. Observing life in the city, interns are the eyes, ears and feet of the magazine. You will work on a wide range of projects, from the glamorous to the granular. This is a teaching internship and is unpaid except for a small stipend upon completion. It requires a commitment of four hours a day, five days a week for three months. Flexible morning and afternoon shifts.
Digital Marketing Intern
If you have a sincere interest in learning the basic tools of the web, including CMS, campaign planning, display ad serving, email and social media marketing look no further. Tiger Oak Media is seeking an online intern for a three-month term to work closely with the digital marketing and ad-ops manager to gain hands-on experience in publisher side advertising. This fast-paced, fun internship requires excellent organization, good verbal communication skills, and a love of advertising/marketing.The intern will:
- Compile and prep weekly email newsletters and ad hoc blasts
- Assist with calendar/inventory updates
- Assist in forecasting and updating display advertising campaigns via DoubleClick
- Assist in setting up and optimizing various paid social media campaigns
- Research advertising and marketing platforms and trends
- Create advertiser pages via CMS
The ad-ops/marketing intern should have the following skills:
- Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple assignments with extreme attention to detail
- Must be able to work with a high degree of accuracy, and function quickly in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
- Ability to work both independently and in a team environment, and be able to interact effectively with other diverse team members
- Basic knowledge of HTML
- Possess a technical aptitude and strong problem-solving skills
- A sincere interest in the Internet, advertising and marketing
- CMS and social media experience
- Basic knowledge of ad serving
- Basic knowledge of data analytics
- Basic Photoshop skills
- Ability to follow formatting standards
To apply, download the application and email it, along with resume and cover letter, to VP of Digital Media, Sarah Warn, email@example.com. We review applications on a rolling basis, so applicants can apply at any time. As an intern, you will be an integral part of the team that ensures client goals are being met and the lights kept on. You will be called upon regularly to use your product knowledge to make recommendations for improving campaigns. You will work on a wide range of projects, from the glamorous to the granular. This is a teaching internship and is unpaid except for a small stipend upon completion. It requires a commitment of four hours a day, five days a week for three months. Flexible morning and afternoon shifts.