Posted On: December 5, 2012
Media Organization: Women's Health - Rodale
About Rodale: Rodale is a global media company with a heritage, mission, and authority dedicated to the health and wellness of the individual, community, and planet. Through a broad portfolio of leading media properties, Rodale reaches more than 70 million people around the world through multiple distribution channels, including magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, and video. The company publishes some of the best-known health and wellness lifestyle magazines, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling, Running Times, and Organic Gardening, and is the largest independent book publisher in the United States, with a collection of bestselling titles, including Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, Eat This, Not That! and Flat Belly Diet! Rodale is also a leader in direct-response marketing and has more than 25 million active customers in its database. To learn more about Rodale, visit www.rodaleinc.com. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
We are currently seeking Digital Editorial Interns to work on our branded site, WomensHealthMag.com. Interns will get a complete online journalism experience, with tasks that include both writing and production. To get a bit more detailed...
-WRITING: You'll write for our daily news feed, themed blogs, and feature centers on an as-needed basis. We may also ask you to contribute to our newsletter initiative, and social media programs. Lots of opportunities for clips and bylines.
-PRODUCTION: You'll learn how to work on the web. That involves uploading stories from the magazine; contributing to the creation of slideshows and articles; learning the basics of SEO and then implementing your new web skills on existing and future stories; adding related links to our syndicated content; and building sliders and modules for content promotion.
-ADDITIONAL TASKS: You might also assist in video production, proofreading, mailings and other administrative tasks on an as-needed basis.
We are seeking current students in good standing with their universities, ideally in pursuit of a journalism, English, or related degree (but this isn't totally necessary--we've got history majors on staff, after all). Knowledge of HTML, CMA, Dreamweaver, Drupal and Vignette is a bonus. Knowledge of AP Style and attention to detail is required.
The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic and have the ability to juggle multiple projects under tight deadlines. We are looking for someone that is proactive and takes initiative on problem-solving issues. This person should be highly organized, detail-oriented, an excellent communicator and team player.
The winter/spring internship program runs from January 14th through mid-May and is for college credit only. We're flexible with dates, but we're looking for a commitment of at least three days a week.
Interested? Send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to Site Director Carolyn Kylstra at firstname.lastname@example.org.