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Company: Preservation Magazine
Position:
Magazine Intern
Location:
District of Columbia
Job Status:  Temporary
Ad Expires: 
March 6, 2013
Job ID: 1304540

Description:

Preservation magazine is currently looking for a motivated intern. This is a paid, full-time position. Responsibilities include supporting the editorial and advertising sales staff with administrative tasks, as well as writing, editing, and fact-checking stories and other content for Preservation and PreservationNation.org.

Preservation, the magazine for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, tells the stories of extraordinary buildings and sites all over the nation through in-depth features, personal travel essays, and vibrant photography. The quarterly publication covers everything from architecture and art to history and politics, in addition to breaking news and  regular blog content online.

Skills: Applicants must be extremely organized; be willing to perform administrative tasks; be able to develop new stories (for print and online); fact-check pieces on tight deadlines; and research photos.

Qualifications: BA or graduate degree in journalism, writing, English, or a related field is preferred. Applicant must have some reporting/writing experience. (Clips are required.) Fact-checking experience is preferred, but not necessary. Other requirements:

  • communication skills that come from good listening techniques, and a clear, concise writing style; good verbal skills
  • ability to manage multiple tasks, adhere to regular deadlines, prioritize quickly, and readjust priorities throughout the day
  • basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • strong knowledge of AP Style and grammar
  • demonstrated interest in subject matter (history, architecture, historic preservation) is a plus

Must commit six months to the position.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and clips to Associate Editor Gwendolyn Purdom at gpurdom@savingplaces.org. No phone calls please.

 

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