Monday, September 28, 2020

American Society of Magazine Editors Internship Program

For over 50 years, the American Society of Magazine Editors has sponsored the Magazine Internship Program—a ten-week program for rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington. Since the program was founded in 1967, 2,000 college students have worked as ASME interns. Nearly 500 have gone on to successful careers in print and electronic journalism.

Only 10 percent of all Magazine Internship Program applicants are accepted. ASME interns have distinguished academic records and usually have extensive experience working on city and regional magazines as well as college publications.

ASME interns participate in a two-day orientation program and learn the fundamentals of reporting, fact checking and copy editing. Over the course of the summer, ASME interns attend special events in New York and Washington and meet regularly with top editors.

ASME interns report, edit, fact-check and copy-edit for print and online publications. They may sometimes interview celebrities, attend press conferences and work the red carpet—but most of the summer they do the un-glam but essential work of magazine journalism.

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2020.

For more information and to apply:


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Job Opportunity at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ISLR)

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) is looking for a Broadband Writer/Editor to join a small team within ILSR focused on ensuring all Americans have fast, affordable, and reliable Internet access.

Job responsibilities include: 
  • Writing stories for, a clearinghouse of the latest news, comprehensive reports, and statistics about community broadband networks. 
  • Writing and collaborating with the team on larger reports. 
  • Managing research ongoing on the cities and cooperative that are building networks. 
  • Monitoring an overwhelming number of Google alerts and other streams of information to keep track of local developments around community networks. 
  • Working with the team to develop and review research projects and creative efforts to share our work. 

A successful candidate is: 
  • An exceptionally good writer with the ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and compelling way. 
  • Able to write quickly when needed. Attentive to accuracy, detail, and nuance. 
  • Strongly motivated. 
  • A strong analytic thinker who can identify the pivotal questions and gaps in a piece. 
  • Possesses a genuine enjoyment of collaboration with a willingness to give and receive honest feedback. Skilled at helping team members improve the articles they contribute. 
  • Passionate about the ILSR’s mission of countering corporate monopolies and building community power. 
  • Enthusiastic about puns, alliteration, or some other means of playing with words. 

Preferred qualifications: More than 1 year of experience in journalism or writing and editing – ideally on broadband policy, tech, or related fields. Strong knowledge of public policy processes or a tech/telecom background. A bachelor’s degree.