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  • Journalism
  • Summer
  • Oxnard, CA
  • 2016

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About Society 805: 

Our "About Us" page http://society805.com/about-us

Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment: 

Society 805.com is seeking committed and detail-oriented college students for an journalist internship for the upcoming school session. Those with digital experience/interest are particularly encouraged to apply.

Our interns will gain valuable practical experience and knowledge working on the  regional online publications. Our program offers a hands-on, real-world experience for college students looking to break into the media-publishing industry--meaning you won't be going on coffee runs or filing paperwork.

We are looking for interns who have the gift to tell a story, to tell the world about life in the 805. Society 805 has several journalist intern spots available in the following sections:

FOOD & WINE - this section is all about food and wine. In the past, writers created their own columns; one of our most successful columns was and still is Chef's Corner. This is a great section if you have a flair for writing about food and are knowledgeable about wine or if you are tenacious enough to research and write about it.

MIND BODY & SPIRIT - this section features articles written about Nutrition, Fitness, Health, Beauty and a beauty blog. (As a writer in this section one of the perks is you get to try out beauty products for free.) The writers of this section have some of our most read articles.

LIFESTYLES - there are two main sub-categories:

            "Spotlight on Businesses" -features articles on businesses within the 805

            "People in the 805" - features interviews about people living or working in the 805

ARTS & CULTURE (Art & Culture Internship) - we currently are taking resumes for this section. This is a pretty rigorous internship and we are looking for interns who are majoring in Arts & Theatre. ONLY THE SERIOUS SHOULD APPLY - MANY WILL APPLY FEW WILL ACTUALLY RECEIVE A PHONE CALL BACK.

FASHION-  it is our mission to become the voice for fashion in the 805. This is a great opportunity for individuals who want a career as a fashion writer. We are looking for individuals who have an understanding of fashion and creativity in fashion. You will have to research the latest trends and forecasts, know how to write about it and have the ability to tie it in with local boutiques in the 805. You will also have the opportunity to cover fashion shows and attend fashion networking events on behalf of Society 805 / fashion blog.

MOST ARTICLES WILL HAVE WRITERS BYLINE CREDIT.

RESPONSIBILITES:

You are responsible for writing stories about life in the 805.

You will write engaging articles across topics such as lifestyle, technology, food & wine, arts/theater, fashion/beauty, travels, fashion and shopping either by assigned writing assignments or by presenting an article concept at monthly editorial meeting.

You will interview people of interests throughout the 805 region, this will include new business owners, existing business owners, philanthropists and celebrities.

You will help transcribe interviews.

You are a TEAM PLAYER.

QUALIFICATIONS:

-Must be able to obtain school credit

-Experience with an Internet publishing company, a plus.

- Some experience researching and writing , original content a plus.

- Excellent creative writing skills, attention to detail, grammar, and spelling. Prefer a BA/BS in journalism, English, or communications, but not necessary.

- Experience with Photoshop or other image editing programs.

-Creative & resourceful, a go-getter who does whatever it takes to get things done.

- Self-managing/self-directed - Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication

- Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite.

- Has own laptop and Smartphone - Professional phone and email etiquette.

EXPECTATIONS:

-You are required to spend one week per month in the office, NO EXCEPTION. (lunch will be provided)

- Create at least three articles per month at the very minimum.

-When conducting interviews you are expected to be on time and be professional at all times.

-You must meet article submission deadlines.

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS ARE TO BEGIN JUNE 1ST AND ARE TO LAST A MINIMUM OF 3 MONTHS.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit WRITING EXAMPLE (as if you are writing for an actual publication)and a brief BIO about yourself, tell us why you want to write for Society 805. Please put in the subject line "SUMMER INTERNSHIP 2016". WE WILL NOT ACCEPT YOUR REQUEST IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES. Please submit to editorasst@society805.com.

For more information on our publication visit www.Society805.com

Click here to see the internship on website

Hours Required: 
12-15 Hours Per Week