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Sep 11 / BARD CEP

Editorial Internship- Seattle, WA

Organization: Grist.org

Position Title: Editorial Internship

Location: Seattle, WA

Hours and Compensation: This is a 6-12 month full-time internship and includes a semi-monthly stipend. Grist offers a dynamic and engaging editorial environment and the opportunity to be part of a unique online publication with a mission.

Application Deadline: not given

 

Organization Overview

Grist is an independent nonprofit media organization that shapes the country’s environmental conversations, making green second nature for our monthly audience of 1,500,000 and growing. We reach the next generation by cutting through the noise to connect big issues like climate change to daily life, and by spotlighting the people and ideas leading us to a more sustainable future. (Also by posting videos of baby animals.) Founded in 1999, Grist has been featured by media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC’s Today show, and Time, and has won many prestigious awards for its pioneering media work.

Description

Grist, the nation’s leading green news site, is seeking a smart, detail-focused, HTML-savvy individual to join our editorial team for a full-time internship located in our downtown Seattle office. The internship offers a great opportunity to learn about journalism, editing, online publishing, and environmental issues, and to gain experience working with a close-knit, dedicated, fun staff.

Responsibilities

The primary purpose of this role is to learn about and support the Editorial operations at Grist. As an Intern, you will help us polish and publish content on the Grist website through HTML coding of articles, transcribing interviews, tracking environmental news, researching environmental topics, and assisting other members of the team with a variety of projects. Writing opportunities may arise occasionally as time and interests permit.

Qualifications

Experience working in an editorial capacity
Proficiency with HTML
Obsessive attention to detail
Solid knowledge of grammar
Strong proofreading ability
Facility with internet research
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Well-developed organizational and time-management skills
Ability to learn new technologies quickly
Ability to multitask and thrive under deadlines
Interest in environmental issues

And it sure would be nice if you also had:

News-junkie tendencies
In-depth knowledge of environmental issues
Experience with blogs, RSS feeds, Twitter, and other social-networking tools
Familiarity with AP style
A quick wit

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Letmeintern@grist.org with “Editorial Intern” in the subject line. We are looking for a thoughtful, personalized cover letter that demonstrates your qualifications and writing style. No phone calls, please. Grist is an equal-opportunity employer.

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