Dot429, a LGBTA social networking site, is looking for editorial interns to write stories for our magazine section. A recent New York Times article about dot429 can be read by clicking on this link: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/22/business/media/pull-of-a-gay-networking-site-draws-marketers.html?_r=2
I have recently been hired to invigorate the magazine section, and my goal is to transform it into an incubator for writers who aspire for journalistic greatness, and see their internship at dot429 as a stepping stone to writing for the Economist, Harpers, Atlantic, the New Republic and the New Yorker.
We are looking for writers who wish to write fully reported news stories as pithy and dense with information as an Economist piece, New Yorker quality profiles, and business stories which strip PR gloss and look deeply into the sociological and psychological mechanisms which created the success or failure of the subject. Arts reviews should leave us with the same afterglow one feels after leaving a performance in respectful silence.
People write best about what they are passionate about. So if you have a particular interest in politics, arts or business, the majority of stories you will be assigned will cover those subjects.
We are looking for interns who know that the only way to write well is to report like an obsessively curious workaholic. This does not mean cruising around the internet. It means that you are on the phone making call after call until you find your expert; you drive to the scene, wait outside houses, and never give up until you get your quote.
Since dot429 covers stories internationally, you will not be required to move to San Francisco. But we welcome you if you would like to work in our San Francisco office and see what startup culture is like.. You will be responsible for one to two short postings per day and one feature length, fully reported story per week. We are able to offer a $175 stipend per month.
I have just been hired to find and train the editorial interns and will do my best to improve you. I am a former prosecutor and graduate of Columbia Journalism School, and have written and photographed for the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Observer, Chicago Tribune, and Global Post. I am also the former editor of the Pulitzer Prize winning Point Reyes Light newspaper and have many years of experience turning interns into literary journalists.
If you are interested in the internship, please send your resume and at least five clips to firstname.lastname@example.org