SpotLightSeattle is looking for an editorial intern who is extremely organized, self-motivated and able to multitask and prioritize. Interns must be interested in lifestyle journalism (real estate, dining, fashion, wine home décor or health/beauty/fitness are a plus but not required), and must be available to work a minimum of two-week days in the offices in Belltown and Mercer Island, with occasional evening assignments.
SpotLightSeattle interns will do real editorial work and gain great experience. They will be encouraged to be a full part of the SLS team, working closely with the editor-in-chief and contributors helping with major projects as well as the basic day-to-day editorial operations. This internship is available on an on-going basis for each quarter/semester.
Interns will be exposed to the communications/media industry and the responsibilities of the internship will link to substantive communication industry practices: e.g., writing for media, assisting with marketing campaigns, planning for events.
Interns will work with a staff supervisor who’ll teach him/her skills needed to succeed in a communication-related industry or career path and have an opportunity to apply his/her knowledge of communication processes and theories to practice.
Interns will be in professional settings (e.g., working in office, attending events, or participating in business meetings) and experience the “soft skills” related to professional behavior. At the end of the internship program, interns will have work products to show for his/her work that can go on a resume or portfolio.
Interns will not be used for personal errands; political fundraising calls; passing out flyers, coupons, or movie passes; retail sales; or tasks that require little skill or have no relation to communication industry practices.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Writing articles for SpotLightSeattle.com
• Copy editing and proofreading
• Coordinating contributors posts and uploading into WordPress
• Pitching ideas
• Attending contributor meetings and covering events
• Fact checking, Story research and interviews
• Attend editorial meetings and offer input on editorial content
• Following up with Social Media including FB and Twitter
• Interns must have their own laptop to bring to the office for their use. Having their own transportation is necessary.
• Internship positions are unpaid and require a minimum of 15 hours per week.
Academic credit available.
How to Apply: Send a resume and cover letter, discussing why you’re the ideal candidate to be a SLS, to “SpotLightSeattle Editor” at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SpotlightSeattle is a multimedia company focusing on Fine Living in the Northwest. We cover special events in the area, fine wine and dining as well as fashion. We have key contributors that represent the different dynamics of what it looks like to live well in the Northwest.