Graduation is coming and that means you might need some experience under your belt before tackling the outside world. DigBoston is the perfect place to get that real world experience.
As an alternative weekly, the Dig is on the cusp of the latest trends in publishing, editorial and design. Now in it’s 14th year, the Dig has the kind of industry respect and history that has made it the most cutting-edge paper in Boston, and perhaps New England.
Interns get experience almost from day one (this is not a paper filing and collating internship!). Internships are available in the following areas:
– EDITORIAL Interns in editorial become part of the weekly print cycle and work hand-in-hand with Dig editors to make content shine in all publications. Interns could review shows in town, research special issues and columns, and learn the editorial process of publishing from the inside out. Many of our interns have become full-time freelancers, editors and contributors.
For an internship in ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DEPARTMENT (that’s music, theater, fine art, film, comedy, and TV), email your resume and 2-3 writing samples to A+E Editor Cady Drell, email@example.com, subject: “Editorial Internship – A+E.”
For an internship in NEWS (that’s opinion, special issues, investigative pieces, and news, obviously), email your resume and 2-3 writing samples to Editor J. Patrick Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: “Editorial Internship – News.”
For an internship in LIFESTYLE (that’s food, drink, shopping, and fashion), email a resume and 2-3 writing samples to Lifestyle Editor, Heather Vandenengel, email@example.com, subject: “Editorial Internship – Lifestyle.”
For an internship in GENERAL EDITING (that would be fact-checking, copyediting, and other areas within the editing process that aren’t related to a particular section), email Heather as well, subject: “Editorial Internship – General Editing.”
– WEB/SOCIAL MEDIA Do you like to blog and know .html and WordPress? Do you speak in 140 characters or shamelessly spread news throughout Facebook? DigBoston.com seeks interns with the ability to maximize our internet presence. Candidates will manage in-house content, create new content and work with the Editorial and Design departments. Email a resume, cover letter and special area of skill and focus to Web Editor Lauren Metter, firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: “Web/Social Media Internship.” If you want to focus on social media tell us in a cover letter of 140 characters. (That is a ((dumb)) joke.)
– DESIGN Work within the creative and crucial art department at Dig Publishing. Interns assist in ad design, layout and the production of all the many guides and magazines of Dig Publishing. Whether you want to take photos, get involved in the publishing cycle or photoshop wacky illustrations, design interns should be creative and self-motivated. Candidates should know their way around Photoshop, Illustrator and then some. Email your resume, cover letter and specialty to our Art Director Scott Murry: email@example.com subject “Design Internship.”
– MARKETING Crucial to the ongoing work of a free alternative weekly and its activities is the department of advertising and marketing. Working within this department is the surest way to see the inner workings of a publishing company. Interns take part in the many events throughout the year and have a role in the day-to-day operations of the department, from helping clients to account executives and beyond. Like all interns, Marketing interns have gone on to have established careers in the business of publishing. Candidates should have full knowledge of social media and Web 2.0 platforms. Please email a resume, cover letter and talents to Publisher Jeff Lawrence: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject “Marketing Internship.”
For this coming summer, the internship deadline is APRIL 15th, 2013. Please have the required documents into the proper department no later than that date, and feel free to email with any questions!