Opportunity

Editorial Intern

About Artslandia Publishing Inc.: Established in 2006, Artslandia exists as both a leading creative firm and publishing house. Our current client list is comprised of the most well-known and celebrated arts organizations in Portland. Artslandia publishes, Artslandia Magazine, Portland’s annual ”go-to-guide” for the performing arts, Artslandia at the Performance, five bi-monthly magazine/city playbills, Artslandia Kids (September 2015), an annual magazine that puts the broadest range of age-appropriate cultural and arts opportunities right at families’ fingertips and Artslandia Vancouver (August 2015) Vancouver, Canada’s ”go-to-guide” for the performing arts. We represent theatre, music and dance companies across Portland as publishing clients, and serve to provide Portland and Vancouver with the best performing arts coverage in the city. Artslandia Internships offer undergraduate and/or graduate students the opportunity to gain meaningful learning experiences in the exciting field of magazine publishing.

The Editorial Intern will assist our publishing and creative firm with the production of the annual, kids and bi-monthly print magazines. Duties include proof reading, fact checking, research, and writing. This internship will be in-person and will not be able to be completed remotely. You will be provided a desk, computer and ample workspace at the Artslandia office. You will report directly to both the Publisher and the Associate Editor. As an Artslandia intern, we consider you to be as much a part of the team as any other staff member. The main distinction is this position is solely a learning position. We expect you to ask questions when they arise – about anything!

Requirements: Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a field related to print publishing. To be eligible for this internship, you must be able to receive college credit. Related fields include, but are not limited to, media studies, journalism, communications, graphic design, publishing, and/or English. This is a Fall internship. This internship is unpaid. The Publisher / Associate Editor will be working with you to ensure that your learning objectives are being met during the internship and that you have completed your learning objectives by the end of the contract.

This position requires a foundational knowledge of the publishing field and basic skills in copy-editing, proofreading, making substantive copy changes, editorial research, writing and a demonstrated knowledge of AP style. This position will be expected to use a variety of platforms related to project management and publishing, including but not limited to: Basecamp, InDesign and WordPress.

We are seeking an upbeat, self-starting, enthusiastic team player that is highly organized and works well in a fast paced environment. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and time management skills with a meticulous attention to detail and a keen interest in the performing arts (Music, Theatre, Dance). This includes being on time for shifts, fulfilling the required time commitments, and adhering to deadlines assigned by the Publisher / Associate Publisher.

In addition, we will conduct weekly check-ins with you to ensure that you are grasping the required information and learning at a pace that is appropriate to you. This internship is very hands on in that we may ask you to work on other projects not directly related to Editing like helping with an event or distribution. We do want to ensure that you are asking questions whenever something arises so that you feel comfortable with the tasks being assigned to you.

To Apply:

Submit a resume, cover letter and a short writing sample to Internships@artslandia.com