Editorial Intern

Posted On: April 10, 2014

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: offMetro.com

Company Description

offMetro.com is an award-winning online travel resource that makes it easy for people to plan day trips and weekend getaways—car-optional—from New York and San Francisco. At oM we like to say, "If you can't make the weekends longer, strive to make them better." Lonely Planet described offMetro as one of the top 11 most reliable websites in responsible travel.

Job Description

offMetro.com, an award-winning online green travel resource covering car-free getaways from New York and San Francisco, is seeking part-time editorial interns to start in its offMetro NY offices immediately.

offMetro is expanding quickly, and is in the process of being acquired by one of the largest newspaper publishers in the world. The ideal candidate must have 1-2 years of writing experience in the online media and/or print publishing field.

A love of travel and ability to meet tight deadlines is essential. Interns may be asked to go on press trips—be it in the outer boroughs, upstate New York, or throughout the northeast—and deliver a story upon return. (It is not uncommon for editorial interns to travel internationally as well.) Interns will be expected to submit 1-2 short posts per week. Candidates with social media and photography skills will be given special consideration.

In addition to the travel perks, oM is a great place to grow your portfolio, refine your travel writing voice, and have your byline appear in several media outlets, including offMetro SF and its upcoming daily print section, as well its columns in the Huffington Post and Budget Travel. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from seasoned journalists who've worked at such publications as the New Yorker, Los Angeles Magazine, Bicycling Magazine, Marie Claire, and the New York Times.

This internship is unpaid, but can lead to freelance positions.

We are looking for:
*Strong writing ability
*Experience in online media or print publishing
*Ability to work independently and on deadline
*Photography skills
*Social Media savvy

Please email a resume and one relevant writing sample to the editor, Lauren Matison at lauren@offmetro.com

To Apply

Please send resume and relevant writing sample to lauren@offmetro.com