Seattle Magazine Editorial Internship
Please note internships require a commitment of four hours a day, five days a week for six months and we do not accept applications for summer-only internships.
Seattle magazine is accepting applications now for internships to begin in early winter. The deadline to apply is 12/21. Download the application and email it, along with resume and samples of published work, to senior editor Gwendolyn Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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 provide invaluable support for our print magazine and the magazine’s 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. Interns should have an interest in learning the basic tools of the web, including content management systems, working and researching on the Internet, blogging, SEO and social media. All interns can pitch ideas for the blog and if accepted will work with an editor to write them, craft headlines to SEO standards and learn more about the digital aspects of publishing.
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 and how the magazine and website are integrated.
Projects for the magazine might include (but are not limited to) the following: fact-checking stories, helping with research on major projects, pitching ideas for the magazine, writing short pieces, conducting interviews, attending events and researching story leads.
Each internship is different, depending on the interest and skills of the intern. You’ll be given assignments based on those things. As a result, some interns will spend more time working on the website; others will devote more time to the print publication. Some will split their time evenly. Editors work to craft an internship experience that will help each intern move forward with their career goals.
Production Associate, Tiger Oak Media
This position is responsible for trafficking advertising materials for Seattle Magazine, Seattle Business Magazine, California Wedding Day, Oregon Bride, Seattle Bride and custom publications.
• Send reminders and proofs to advertisers; log activity in database (Magazine Manager).
• Preflight ads, making sure size and image resolution are correct.
• Coordinate ad-building with client and graphic designer; make revisions to existing ads, and build new ads as time allows.
• Prepare files for digital editions and upload to vendor.
• Provide back-up to the production manager as needed.
Must have strong organizational and communication skills in a deadline-driven environment. Knowledge of Magazine Manager, Data Trax or similar client database a plus. Must have basic skills in Adobe CS (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat). Print production knowledge preferred.
This position is located at our Seattle office: 1417 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98101.
To apply, please send resume to: Dianne Talmage, Production Director at Dianne.email@example.com
Editor in Chief, Seattle Business magazine
Seattle Business magazine seeks a full-time editor in chief with minimum 7 years of experience editing business or business-to-business magazines, weeklies or websites at a senior level for Washington’s premier monthly business title and its website. This position demands a top-notch editor with a knack for big ideas and smart sentences. The editor in chief works closely with the managing editor and art director as well as the director of content and associate publisher and events team to shape editorial content. This person runs editorial operations and oversees other editors and writers, writes stories and columns and serves as the “face” of the magazine, speaking on panels and appearing at events. Ideal candidate is local, has insider knowledge of and unique insight into the Seattle and Washington state business scene, stays current with city issues, personalities and politics, and also feels comfortable with lifestyle topics such as travel, food, etc. Must possess proven, exemplary editing skills, have a built-in network of business contacts and writers, be deadline-driven and have a passion for cross-platform storytelling. This position also oversees long-term story planning and editorial calendars, plans and maintains budget, and drives vision for awards programs and stories such as 100 Best Companies to Work For, Executive Excellence Awards, Leaders in Health Care Awards, Washington Manufacturing Awards. Experience supervising other editors and interns required; sense of humor and creative thinking a huge plus. Salary DOE.
Please send letter of interest and résumé and links to publications or websites you’ve edited and writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org or to mail to Rachel Hart, Tiger Oak Media, 1417 Fourth Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle WA 98101.
No phone calls or follow-up emails please. Only candidates whose qualifications best meet the needs of the job will be contacted.