Editorial Intern — Glass Buffalo Magazine
Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 17, 2019 (all applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. MST)
Job Description: We are looking for a creative, self-motivated individual to assist the editor in various duties for a four-month term beginning June 1, 2019, and ending September 30, 2019. This is a flex-time internship without a set schedule that will require some evening and weekend work either at home or in other locations in the city. As an editorial intern, you will have the opportunity to learn all of the various duties that go into publishing and promoting a literary magazine and to build connections and relationships with people in the Edmonton publishing community.
About the Company: Glass Buffalo Publishing is a literary publisher in search of mythic power. We publish a magazine three times per year that highlights fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from emerging writers attending the University of Alberta, and we host literary events in the city in partnership with festivals and other arts organizations.
Responsibilities may include:
Working as a liaison between the editor and contributors
Managing circulation and a subscriber database
Evaluating, fact checking, and copyediting submissions
Proofreading the magazine in layout
Writing a monthly newsletter
Researching grants and other funding opportunities
Marketing the magazine and events using social media
Assisting in planning a launch party
Must be a current student or recent graduate (2016 or later graduation date) of a post-secondary education program including journalism, English, digital media, or a related field.
Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
Organized and can work independently
Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Experience with Squarespace and social media are an asset but not a requirement
Interested in magazines, Canadian literature, and the arts
Compensation: $600 honorarium, for about 25 hours per month, paid on completion of the internship.
How to Apply
Please email your cover letter, resume, and a sample of writing (a short piece of creative writing up to 1,000 words OR up to 3 poems) to Matthew Stepanic at email@example.com no later than Friday, May 17, at 11:59 p.m. Please include “Editorial Intern Application” in the subject line. We will acknowledge all applicants, but only those selected for interviews will be personally contacted.