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  • Journalism
  • Fall
  • ,
  • 2011

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As traditional media companies are trying to grasp the power of online communities and user-generated content, Demand MediaTM remains a step ahead as it works at lightning speed to redefine this space. Demand Media's executive team has a vision for the future of new media and a proven track record for delivering on its vision. At the core of the company's unique approach is the combination of domain services, brand-able domains and niche content web sites. Founded in May of 2006, Demand Media is privately held and is based in Santa Monica, CA, with offices in San Francisco and Seattle.

Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment: 

Do you lie awake at night wondering how you’ll be able to use your journalism, communications, marketing or English degree in a rapidly changing industry? Do you secretly wish you could turn your obsession with Facebook into an actual career? Do you want to learn the ins and outs of online publishing, but don’t know where to start?
You’re in luck: Demand Media, one of the fastest-growing social media companies in the industry, is seeking six interns to work out of our Santa Monica office for the fall. Our internship program is highly structured, with an emphasis on education. Demand Media interns walk away with a polished résumé and working knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, Search Engine Optimization, Google Analytics and social media strategies. Demand Media editors fetch their own coffee.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Work with editors to leverage social media tools and syndicate content across social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, digg, Yahoo! Shine and more.
Choose timely articles and write compelling headlines and copy for homepage and newsletters of Demand Media properties like Trails.com, LIVESTRONG.COM and GolfLink.com.
Attend weekly editorial meetings and participate in brainstorming sessions.
Learn Demand’s proprietary publishing process from the editors of Demand Studios, and work alongside editors to maintain and improve it.
Complete a long-term final project, determined by intern interest and company need.

WHAT YOU’LL GET OUT OF IT
A thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of online publishing.
Private workshops with representatives from SEO, marketing, community, product management, and more.
Familiarity with programs that look great on a résumé, including Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Excel.
A chance to collaborate with an enthusiastic, close-knit editorial team, and contribute to the overall editorial process.
Specialized résumé and cover letter workshop depending on your areas of interest and career goals.

Demand Media internships are extremely competitive. All applicants must be enrolled in college courses and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants must be available 15-25 hours a week during regular business hours for eight weeks.
The internship is for college credit only, but there are plenty of perks, including free parking, kitchens plentifully stocked with snacks and drinks, an office between the Third Street Promenade and the beach, and the opportunity to work at a company on the cutting edge of the journalism industry.
To apply, please submit a résumé, writing sample (no research papers, please) and cover letter explaining why you want to work at Demand. Previous publishing experience and familiarity with social media are big pluses, but not requirements.

Benefits & Perks: 
Hours Required: 
12-15 Hours Per Week