Editorial Intern

California Magazine, Berkeley, California

Date PostedAugust 29, 2017
IndustryMagazines / Publishing
Job StatusFull-time

California Magazine and California Online are seeking two full-time interns to work on their award-winning quarterly publication and their daily news website starting in late August/early September 2017. Our interns typically gain a solid understanding of magazine production, with experience in researching, writing, editing, and fact-checking articles that cover the critical challenges affecting the state, nation, and world. In addition, they get experience in reporting and producing breaking news and features for our website, which posts daily original content, and promoting it through social media channels. Past interns have gone on to write for such publications as the New York Times, Mother Jones, Buzzfeed, Wired, and Nature, among others. 

You should be prepared to track down hard-to-find information, juggle deadlines, and take on a variety of journalistic challenges. Please visit our website at www.californiamag.org to view recent issues and web-exclusive content.

Editorial duties: 

-Write short science articles about research at UC Berkeley as well as sidebar stories to accompany features. 
-Pitch, report, and write news and feature articles for California Online.
- Attend weekly editorial meetings to evaluate and offer detailed critiques of articles submitted to the magazine and pitch web and magazine ideas. Participate in planning future coverage.
- Fact-check articles: Call sources, locate primary source documents, and evaluate sources while working closely with the story editors and writers.
- Chase down photo leads and/or shoot photographs, assemble, and prepare photos and artwork for layout.
- Assist the editors with other duties, including page proofing, in order to ensure the timely and smooth production of the magazine.
- Finding and using the best possible promotion channels on social media and sites.


The internship lasts three months and pays a monthly stipend of $800. 


Successful candidates will be inquisitive, well-informed college graduates pursuing careers in journalism and publishing, with excellent critical thinking, reporting, writing, and editing skills; good computer skills; social media expertise; and the ability to work well both cooperatively and independently. Knowledge of UC Berkeley and previous journalism experience preferred.

About California Magazine:

California is an editorially independent general-interest magazine and website. The mission of the publications is to cover the news, issues, discoveries, and people of the University of California, Berkeley, and keep alumni, scholars, researchers and thoughtful readers informed about the cutting-edge ideas and innovation emanating from the campus. The magazine is published four times a year and has a readership of 95,000. The website is updated with fresh news and can be accessed daily. Through news items, in-depth interviews, and features on topical issues, both publications report on the contemporary Berkeley campus with insight, style, and punch. Since 1897, California Magazine has informed readers about one of the world’s greatest universities.

To apply:

No phone calls, please! Send your resume, cover letter, and three writing samples (non-academic preferred) by email to patrick.joseph@alumni.berkeley.edu with "editorial intern" in the subject line; by fax to 510.642.6252; or by mail to Pat Joseph, 1 Alumni House, Berkeley, CA 94720.

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