Editorial Fellow

AFAR Media, San Francisco, California

Date Posted June 27, 2019
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Other
Job Status Intern
Salary 15.59/hr
Website https://www.afar.com/


AFAR’s mission is to inspire and guide those who travel the world seeking to connect with its people, experience their culture, and understand their perspectives. AFAR is looking for a current college student or recent graduate, ideally someone passionate about travel and curious about the world, for a 10-month editorial fellowship in our San Francisco office. Top candidates will have entry-level journalism experience from prior internships or jobs, and the goal of pursuing travel writing or magazine journalism as a career. AFAR’s Editorial Fellow will gain hands-on experience in research, writing, reporting, and the production of an award-winning magazine that’s defining experiential travel. There are opportunities for bylines as well as opportunities to work closely with editors during the course of the fellowship.


Essential functions:

-Interview writers and photographers for the Contributors page

-Detailed research and fact checking for departments and features

-Write original articles for AFAR.com

-Assist in building articles on AFAR.com

-Participate in editorial planning meetings.

-Contribute to AFAR’s social media presence

-Pitch story ideas and write short pieces for feature sidebars and Wander.

-Provide general administrative help (e.g. mailing magazines, organizing hotel databases, etc.)

-Opportunity to shadow and participate in various stages of the production process


Desired skillset and qualifications:

-A strong background in writing, research, and online publishing

-Outstanding written and verbal communication

-Prior international travel experience

-Strong understanding of social media

-Impeccable attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment

-10-month, 28-hour-a-week time commitment

-Curiosity, enthusiasm, confidence, and professional maturity

-A love for magazines and a passion for travel

-Strong sense of humor


How to apply:

Email resume, cover letter, favorite destination and why, and three relevant writing samples to jobs@afar.com.


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