Working by our magnetic wall of photos from the 1800s…
It’s amazing to us that we’re about to welcome our 9th internship class here at Untapped Cities. Our interns get to do it all, writing published articles from day one, managing their own columns, exploring the city, and covering events. As an Untapped Cities intern, you can learn how a web magazine really works, pitch your own ideas, have an article published within your first week, and, of course, re-discover the city you love. If you go to school in New York City or if you’re just looking for journalism experience, we’re currently accepting applications to join our Spring 2015 class of interns in New York City. Read on for job descriptions.
Editorial Internship: The editorial interns will work directly with Untapped Cities’ Founder and Managing Editor on determining the publication schedule, proposing new articles, and writing their own regular column. Our editorial interns work on a full range of pieces such as our Daily Whats?!, featured pieces like this transit history of 5th avenue, and roundups, like the Top 10 Secrets of Grand Central. As an editorial intern, you will also gain experience with writing for search engine optimization and using social media to promote your own work. You don’t need to be a journalism major, as long as you’re a strong writer and can come ready with ideas for content.
Social Media/Communications Internship: The social media/communications intern will manage our social media channels and liaison with our publication partners (Business Insider, Huffington Post, Gizmodo, Center for Architecture). You will also curate our weekly list of untapped events in NYC and select a weekly batch of great user submitted Instagram photos. You will work directly with the Untapped Cities’ Founder and Managing Editor, and utilize various social media and sharing platforms like Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, StumbleUpon and more.
Event Planning Internship: The event planning intern will work on our growing events series, which have taken readers into the off-limits Woolworth Building, into a real Prohibition speakeasy with mafia escape routes, and a tour of Grand Central Terminal’s secrets. The event planning intern should have experience planning and promoting events, and should feel comfortable coming up with event ideas for our readership interested in urban exploration.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. For the editorial internship, please send resume and writing samples in the Untapped vein to apply. If you’re applying for the Social Media/Communications internship, please send us your Twitter and/or Instagram handle as well as a resume and writing samples.
See inside the Untapped HQ as a former intern reflects on her experience as an intern (she later became an editor!) and what it means to be part of the Untapped Cities contributor community. Also, check out all our current interns and contributors here!