GirlSpire is all about inspiring, motivating, encouraging, and providing opportunities. So what better way of showing you mean what we say by giving you insight on opportunities that will help be become the best versions of yourselves? We’re a diverse group and get a lot of insight, so here are some opportunities that we think you’ll appreciate. If you’re thinking about applying to any of theses opportunities, leave a comment below to let us know if this was helpful or not.
Just a reminder, when applying for a job, internship, or even to be president of all that is trendy, your cover letter is your first impression. It should be a true representation of who you are, and absolutely flawless. Typos are reason enough not to get the job, even if you are more qualified than any other candidate. So edit, edit, and edit again.
Oh…and tell them all that GirlSpire sent you!
Also, if you are an organization or company with opportunities, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. These opportunities can be anywhere in the world. Help us inspire and motivate girls!
Company: Forbes Travel Guide
Location: Atlanta, GA
Role: Editorial Intern
Hourly Rate: $15/hour, 40 hours/week
Contact: Jennifer Kester
Description: Forbes Travel Gide is seeking an on-site Editorial Intern in their Atlanta office to assist with ForbesTravelGuide.com’s content and blog, as well as Forbes Travel Guide’s channel on Forbes.com. Interns who do exceptionally well will have the opportunity to write and aid with reporting. This internship will provide invaluable experience working in an online environment.
– Transcribe interviews
– Fact-check and updating content
– Help research stories and industry tastemakers
– Work on our social media platforms
– Maintain databases
– Junior or senior journalism students who have a passion for travel, food, lifestyle and/or features coverage
– Experience writing for a student-run newspaper, magazine or website, or have had previous editorial internships
– Must be reliable, organized, professional, enthusiastic
– Should be able to work both independently and as a team player
– Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
– Flexibility, easily able to adapt to changing priorities on short notice
– Well-spoken, professional and clear; communicates well with team
– Strong expertise of Excel
– Ability to learn new technologies and systems quickly
– Passion for travel, food, lifestyle, features and hospitality
Please submit your resume and clips to email@example.com with the subject line: Intern.
Company: FULLBEAUTY Brands
Location: New York, NY
Role: Copy Editor Intern
Hourly Rate: $13
Contact: Alice Yang
Description: The goal of the Copy Editor/SEO intern is to understand and learn about the processes and practices in a web driven environment and to understand and improve SEO content on all site pages for our shoes department.
– Write merchandise/product copy for shoes across all brands
–Type corrections and follow up on edit from Shoe department
–Enhance shoe product copy descriptions for SEO; researching and using top search keywords as well as critical language of the brand
–Work closely with E-Commerce teams to ensure all copy deadlines are met for publishing new product to the websites
–Assist Senior Content Editor on all home pages, site sections, landing pages, editorial pages, where shoe copy is needed
–English, Communication, Journalism, Copywriting Major preferred
–Must have knowledge, experience and/or willingness to learn SEO
–Must have excellent grammar and spelling skills
–Creative thinker and self-starter
–Word and Excel proficiency
–Content Management Systems proficiency
–Writing Samples required
Company: Restaurant Business Magazine
Location: Chicago, IL
Role: Editorial Intern
Hourly Rate: $12/hour, 28 hours/week
Contact: Dawn Reiss, Managing Editor of Restaurant Business and FoodService Director Magazines
Email/Phone: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (630) 528-9267
Description: Train with seasoned reporters and editors in a fast-paced newsroom that produces national magazines and daily digital content for the business-to-business industry.
The paid internship is a crash course in hands-on business reporting about the foodservice and restaurant industries. Every intern will report to a veteran editor who will provide advice, guidance and feedback during the internship. Interns will be mentored, but are also expected to show initiative.
In addition to published bylines, our editorial interns have a chance to interact with our dynamic team and learn the ins and outs of the growing B2B publishing company. Interns will work in a collaborative environment with the editorial, design, production and digital teams.
Company: Rachel Zoe
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Role: Product Development Intern
Hourly Rate: Unpaid
Contact: Mel Chalian – email@example.com
–Must be eligible to earn school credit
–We also occasionally hire up to 2 paid intern positions
–Maintain, catalog and organize an archive of Rachel Zoe Collection samples and vintage archive
–Assist with sample trafficking, including incoming and outgoing shipments
–Complete market and trend research as directed by the product development team
–Support the product development team on set of cookbook photo shoots
–Support Director of Brand Partnerships with research, organizing brand materials and on set assistance for photo / video shoots
–Assist with some general office maintenance and administrative duties including answering phones, faxing, copying, scanning, etc.
Salary: $12.25/hour, 35 hours/week (Monday-Friday)
Location: San Francisco, CA
WIRED offers four six-month-long editorial fellowships, located at our editorial headquarters in San Francisco’s south of Market neighborhood. We are currently accepting applications for the term running from July 1 – December 31, 2015. Editorial fellowships focus on WIRED’s front-of-the-book sections, gadgets research, and fact-checking. We do not offer summer internships, and since our fellowships are full-time, they are not appropriate for matriculated students.
Applicants must be pursuing journalism as a career and have experience working in a deadline-oriented environment. You should also be enthusiastic, highly organized, and have a demonstrable interest in technology. A passion for great reporting and writing is essential.
Editorial Fellow, Reporting
These two positions are best suited to college graduates with prior professional reporting and writing experience in at least two of the following four areas: culture, technology, business, science. Humor writing experience is also a plus.
The ideal candidate is creative, curious, eager, and smart. Responsibilities include pitching story ideas to front-of-the-book section editors, writing items, and assisting editors with research and special projects. Editorial fellows help generate ideas for recurring items such as Q&As, Alphageeks, and Cities. They also should expect to pitch and write quick-turnaround pieces for WIRED.com.
Administrative duties include transcription, mailing, updating databases, and preparing for section meetings. Additional responsibilities include helping to produce the digital editions of WIRED (web and tablet). Experience with WordPress, Garage Band/ProTools, video editing, podcasting, Google Docs, and Excel preferred.
Editorial Fellow, Research
This position is for someone with great reporting skills and a supreme attention to detail — ideally a college graduate with prior fact-checking or professional reporting experience. The primary duty is checking the accuracy of magazine content. In this capacity, the research fellow works closely with senior editors, copy editors, designers, photo editors, and writers. This candidate should have demonstrable knowledge of at least two of the following subject areas: culture, technology, science, or business. Other responsibilities include Nexis searches and some administrative duties.
Editorial Fellow, Products
This position is best suited to a college graduate with entry-level reporting and writing experience plus a strong interest in consumer electronics, design, and technology. Responsibilities include reviewing products and assisting with editorial production. Fellows also assist with research for features and packages. This is a great opportunity for bylined writing as well as for getting your hands on the latest technology before everyone else does. There are clerical duties as well, such as responding to story and product pitches and ordering products for review. Additional responsibilities include helping to produce the tablet edition of WIRED by compiling ecommerce links and performing other tasks as needed. Experience with WordPress, Garage Band/ProTools, podcasting, Google Docs, and Excel preferred. Candidates should be able to lift 50 pounds.
Special Instructions: TO APPLY Send a cover letter (see further instructions below), resume, and links to three published clips to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, May 25, 2015. We will not accept late applications. Please, do not send email attachments; send your materials within the body of an email message. In the subject line of your email message, state your name and the specific fellowship for which you’re applying. You may apply for only one position, but you may be considered for others as we deem appropriate. Specific Application Instructions For the Editorial Fellow, Reporting position: In your cover letter, please state which areas of coverage (culture, technology, science, or business) best suit you, and make the case for your expertise in that area. Is there a field of chemistry research that fascinates you? Do you have a favorite comic book we’ve never read? Will next month mark your third hackathon? Do you see a few start-up trends that you think we’ve been missing? Tell us about it. For the Editorial Fellow, Research position: In your cover letter, describe a difficult reporting or research problem you encountered and how you solved it. Please also make a case for your expertise in at least two of the following subject areas: culture, technology, business, or science. For the Editorial Fellow, Products position: In your cover letter, please answer one of the following questions: • List five apps you have installed on your phone that you consider indispensable. If you could create an app to do anything, what would it be? • If you had to go on a month-long road trip carrying only what you could fit in your jeans pockets, what would you take?
Organization: Enterprise Community Partners
Location: New Orleans, LA
Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit affordable housing organization, is seeking applicants for a three-day educational fellowship focused on housing and community development issues in New Orleans.
From July 15-17, we will be hosting a study tour for print, broadcast and online journalists.
The goal of this immersive program, held just before the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, is to improve awareness and understanding of the economic, political and social aspects of rising rents and stagnant wages.
The program will be small – approximately eight to ten journalists total – to provide ample opportunity for engagement with speakers, panelists and on-the-ground sources who will talk about how the New Orleans economy has been affected in the years after Katrina.
The program is sponsored by Enterprise Community Partners Inc., a nonprofit affordable housing organization based in Columbia, Maryland.
To apply, please send at least three recent examples of your work, a resume, approval from your supervisor and a brief statement of interest.
Applications must be submitted by email to Jeanie Shattuck at email@example.com. Applications must arrive by midnight (EST) on Monday, June 1, 2015.
There is no registration fee, and the program will cover all anticipated costs in New Orleans, including accommodations, meals and materials.
Company: Vogue Magazine
Position: Fashion Closet Assistant
Location: New York, NY
Contact Name: Mimoza Nela
Contact Email: Mimoza_Nela@condenast.com
Description: VOGUE Magazine is looking for an amazing freelancer to work in it’s fashion closet part-time. The freelancer will be responsible for unpacking trunks from photo shoots, preparing press samples for return, answering phones, corresponding with the messengers and assisting the closet manager and closet coordinator with various tasks. Candidates must have great attention to detail, be very organized, and be able to multi task. Candidates should have a “can do” attitude and a great work ethic. Job Qualifications: Candidates should have at least (3) fashion magazine/PR internships. Candidates should be MAC savvy and know how to utilize Microsoft Office. In addition candidates should posses at minimum an associates degree. Company Description-Job Posting: Vogue is an American fashion and lifestyle magazine that is published monthly in 19 national and one regional edition by Condé Nast. Work Environment: The work environment is very fast paced and team oriented.
Company: Parents Magazine
Position: Editorial Assistant
Location: New York, NY
Contact Name: TK Brady
Contact Email: TK.Brady@meredith.com
Description: Parents magazine is looking for a crackerjack writer, reporter, and ideas generator to join the Articles department as an editorial assistant. Looking for someone who has at least one print magazine editorial internship under her/his belt, is amazingly organized, loves kids, and lives and breathes millennial pop culture. In this job you will report to three busy editors (including the Executive Editor) and be responsible for all the admin work that entails. But also you’ll be editing at least two user-generated columns; researching, reporting, and writing items for the magazine’s news and buzz section, “Parents to Parents”; blogging for the staff blog; and researching and reporting feature ideas on subjects such as education, personal finance, career, relationships, and children’s behavior and development. To apply you must submit a cover letter and a resume. Recent grads welcome as long as you’ll have graduated by June 1. Just please indicate your graduation date and NYC move date in your letter.
Job Benefits: all the usual: healthcare, 401K, dental, gym reimbursement, etc. Oh, and you get to work with nice, friendly people.