Next City is seeking marketing, editorial and art interns who are available to work a minimum of 12 hours per week through the summer. The internship begins in May 2013 and extends through August 2013.
Editorial interns will work directly with all members of the staff to assist with producing daily online content. Editorial duties include: Writing, editing, fact checking, research, blogging, social media, reader engagement and general administrative tasks as required. Required skills: Excellent oral and written communication; basic research skills; experience in blogging software and Creative Suite not necessary but helpful. Varied interests encouraged, though specific interests in news, urban issues, redevelopment and city planning strongly preferred.
Art interns must be experienced with PhotoShop and InDesign. Responsibilities include designing advertisements, infographics and wall text for Storefront for Urban Innovation exhibits, as well as assisting with research. Experience in photography is a plus.
Internships are unpaid, but academic credit can be arranged.
Please send two samples of your work (graphics or writing), a resume and cover letter to: Ariella Cohen, Executive Editor, Ariella AT americancity.org with “Editorial Internship” or “Art Internship” in the subject line, according your desired position. We will accept applications on a rolling basis. No calls please.
Marketing and Events
Marketing interns will work directly with Next City’s staff and editorial team and assist with coordinating events and promoting programming through marketing, community outreach, public relations, and social media.
Responsibilities include: – Assisting with planning and coordination of Next City’s events around the country, including follow-up with vendors and general administrative tasks as required; – Assisting with coordination of installations and event production at The Storefront for Urban Innovation in Philadelphia; – Writing blog and social media content to help promote events to attendees; – Writing press releases and other marketing materials to help secure media placement about events; – Documenting programs post-event, writing recaps, tracking audience feedback, and related press; – Developing and implementing community outreach efforts;
Skills include: excellent oral and written communication; highly organized with the ability to multitask; experience with online email marketing tools (MailChimp preferred); knowledge and use of social media networks (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube); experience with online content management systems for blogging; Adobe Photoshop and Creative Suite not necessary but helpful.
We’re looking for engaged thinkers with diverse skill-sets, who will bring creativity, experience and enthusiasm to our small but dedicated team. Those with an interest in news media, urban issues, redevelopment, and city planning are encouraged to apply. Experience in journalism is not required.
Please send a resume, cover letter, and relevant links to your work to Liz Maillie, Special Projects Manager, LizATnextcity.org with “Internship” in the subject line.
Ariella Cohen is Next City’s editor-in-chief.