Editorial Internship, South FL
Gulfstream Media Group is a South Florida-based publishing industry, consisting of six lifestyle and four interior design magazines. Both the Florida Magazine Association and the Society of Professional Journalists have showered the industry’s flagship publication, Gold Coast, with awards (shout-out to snagging third place Sunshine State Award in 2011 and Best Column in 2012). These magazines are hiring interns in the area to write stories covering topics on everything from entrepreneur and philanthropy to fashion and health.
What It’s Actually Like
As an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to magazine features as well as online outlets. “My day to day consists of writing daily news to be published on the web, but sometimes I get to conduct interviews for features,” said Ali Eckerle, a Gulfstream Media Group summer intern.
Cool Stuff You Get To Do
In addition to writing web content and magazine features, interns get the chance to assist on glamorous photo shoots. When you’re not promoting Gulfstream Media Group on the company Instagram, you’ll most definitely be posting on your own to show off “work days” spent lounging on fabulous Florida beaches.
What You’ll Learn
Not only will your writing skills kick into hyper speed with daily writing assignments, but your professional skills will also upgrade to expert level. “I’m doing a fashion feature this month which I didn’t expect. That includes less writing and more contacting media professionals. I didn’t think I’d be interacting with PR contacts as much as I am,” Eckerle said.
How To Prepare for Your Application
Be sure to have a few writing samples ready to share — and published ones are a plus. “The application process wasn’t hard, it just included the resume and a few clips. I then interviewed in Fort Lauderdale and got the job three days later,” Eckerle said.
Skills That Impress Them
These days it takes more than great writing to get a job. Being a social media whiz is also a god-like quality. Put down the pencils and pick up the smartphones, people.
Who doesn’t like a little stardom? “The best perk is seeing my name in the glossy pages!” Eckerle said.
15 – 20 hours/week
Non-paid, with course credit available
Email resume, cover letter and three writing samples to Managing Editor Heather Carney at [email protected]
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Submit your internship opportunity here.