Editorial Fellow (PRINT)

Posted On: April 21, 2015

Paid Journalism Internship

Media Organization: mental_floss magazine

Company Description

mental_floss delivers an eclectic, educational mix of fascinating stories, addictive lists, and entertaining quizzes across a variety of platforms, including a National Magazine Award–nominated print magazine (published 9 times a year), a website that sees 10 million visitors a month, and a YouTube channel with more than 1 million subscribers.

Job Description

mental_floss magazine is seeking an Editorial Fellow. This is an incredible opportunity to learn the ins and outs of print magazine publishing first-hand by joining small, hard-working, fun-having team.

Primary responsibilities include brainstorming, pitching, and writing stories; conducting copious amounts of research; and helping with a variety of print production and administrative tasks.

The position pays $12 an hour, and is based in our midtown Manhattan office. We require a commitment of three days a week for a minimum of 12 weeks.


· an excellent writer, who innately understands the mental_floss tone and sensibility

· a creative, thorough, and self-sufficient researcher—able to come up empty-handed in a Google search and still, heroically, find the information another way!

· incredibly attentive to detail, proactive, and excited to learn new things

· passionate about print and the types of stories we tell at mental_floss

To Apply

TO APPLY SEND US A NOTE THAT HELPS US GET TO KNOW YOU BETTER. (SEND US YOUR RESUMÉ TOO.) Email Jessanne Collins (jessanne@mentalfloss.com)


· What was your favorite class or subject in school. What fact sticks with you from it?

· What skills and prior work experience do you bring to this position?

· Why do you want to work on a print magazine? And why mental_floss?

· What are three stories you’d like to write for us?