New Media Internship
Content | Santa Monica, CA, United States
Do you lie awake at night wondering how you’ll be able to use your journalism, communications, 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 interns to work out of our Santa Monica office for the Winter/Spring quarter. Our internship program is highly structured, with an emphasis on education. Demand Media interns walk away with a polished resume and working knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, Search Engine Optimization, Google Analytics and social media strategies. Demand Media editors fetch their own coffee.
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
Attend daily editorial meetings and participate in brainstorming sessions.
Learn Demand’s proprietary publishing process from the editors of Demand Media 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 looks great on a resume, including Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Excel.
A chance to collaborate with an enthusiastic, close-knit editorial team, and contribute to the overall editorial process.
Specialized resume 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 12-20 hours a week during regular business hours for twelve 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 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 resume, 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.