Editorial Internship

Posted On: November 6, 2012

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: The Active Times

Company Description

The Active Times aims to be the world’s best source of authoritative, inspiring, enlightening content for living the active, adventurous life. Whatever your passions in active sports, travel, and adventure, The Active Times provides the tools and information you need to do your best — and enjoy the ride. We tell the stories, recruit the experts, and assemble the information you need to get motivated and do it right. We’re passionate about great gear, expert technique, interesting people, and amazing venues close to home and around the world. We bring them all together—and connect the community—in a smart, visual, accessible way.

Job Description

The Active Times.com is a new, fast-growing website dedicated to all things related to the active, outdoor life, including destinations, gear, interviews and much, much more-and we’re looking for a winter/spring editorial intern to assist us from January-May.

Responsibilities include mining the active sports community for the latest news on the sports, adventures, locales, health and fitness, people and gear that encapsulate the active lifestyle; assisting with pitching, researching and writing active lifestyles news items; helping to increase brand awareness across social media platforms; copy editing and fact checking; photo researching and editing; and just generally assisting editors as needed. Prior editorial experience (internships, student-run publications, etc.), copyediting skills, familiarity with photoshop and knowledge of digital media a plus but not required.
The ideal candidate thrives in a fun, fast-paced, team-oriented environment and has top-notch writing chops. Knowledge of, and participation in, active sports is a distinct advantage. We want people who live and breathe the active life and, by extension, are members of the audience they’re speaking to.
Applicants must receive college credit, and the position is a minimum of 2 days a week, unpaid.
On our team, we guarantee adventure!

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Lisa at lhoehn@theactivetimes.com, and include availability for a Skype or in-person interview.