Category Archives: Magazine

Fellowships at Mother Jones (San Francisco, D.C.)

Mother Jones is currently accepting applications for its prestigious Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program, with openings in San Francisco and D.C. This is a full-time opportunity, starting in June and lasting six months, with the possibility of an additional six-month extension.

Investigating a private prison from the inside. Tailing candidates on the campaign trail.

Sifting through public records and scrutinizing massive data sets. Tracking gun violence.

Mother Jones is breaking news and creating first-rate investigative journalism for 9 million readers a month. Behind that award-winning reporting—and sometimes in front of it—are the journalists-in-training, deep in the trenches and making sure everything we publish is honest, accurate, and bulletproof.

Mother Jones fellows dig deep into our hard-hitting investigations as fact-checkers, soak up research chops and digital skills, and learn how a nonprofit news business hums. They comb archives and spreadsheets while immersed full time in collaborative projects. Mother Jones is better for it, and at the end of their time in our newsroom MoJo fellows are armed with all the tools of the journalism trade—tools they’ve been paid to learn.

Fellows work closely with top-notch editors, penning pieces about a transgender inmate risking everything to protest mistreatment in jail; digging into Black Lives Matter’s influence on political candidates; illuminating sexual harassment allegations at the EPAand exposing the failures of abstinence-only education. Many recent alumni of the program have been hired as MoJo staff, while others have gone on to work at outlets like the New York Times, Foreign Policy, BuzzFeed, Politico, and Wired.

 Applications for our June 2017 fellowship are due April 1. Mother Jones believes that a diverse team makes our work better. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. To learn more about the fellowship positions, eligibility, and how to apply, visit http://www.motherjones.com/about/ben-bagdikian-fellowship-program

Feature writer, the Des Moines Urban Experience

The Des Moines Urban Experience Magazine (DMUE) seeks a journalism intern to help us publicize our work and write stories to highlight members of the community. This is an unpaid internship.

Start Date

Spring 2017

Job Description

The Des Moines Urban Experience seeks a highly motivated individual with an interest in writing human interest pieces for the magazine. The internship allows individuals to meet members of the community, and build long lasting relationships. Though the position emphasizes writing, there will be opportunities for research and editing as well.

Duties include:

  • Gather story ideas and write news stories.
  • Fact check, proofread, format, and edit as necessary.

Duties may include:

  • Providing customer service in person, and on the phone.
  • Attending staff meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to type 40+ wpm.
  • Strong interest with current events.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team.
  • Familiarity with Macs and MS Word.
  • Self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas.
  • The ability to work independently on projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Community development knowledge/experience a plus

Hours:

DMUE allows for a flexible schedule. We are more interested in the completion of tasks.

Application instructions:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Dwana Bradley at dwanabradley77@gmail.com.

Social media and marketing intern, the Des Moines Urban Experience

The Des Moines Urban Experience Magazine (DMUE) seeks a journalism intern to help us strengthen our social media presence. This is an unpaid internship.

Start Date

Spring 2017

Job Description

The Des Moines Urban Experience seeks a highly motivated individual with an interest in marketing and working on innovative ways to use social media, and execute the magazine’s social media strategy, working through key social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, and our website. The successful candidate will work closely with key members of staff. This position will be instrumental in increasing our social media presence and gaining visibility for our branding among clients and candidates.

Duties include:

  • Assist with streamlining company social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Mobile app, and other social media platforms) ensuring uniform content and tone of voice for landing pages, graphics, and other elements within the communities.
  • Increase the number of followers we have on Twitter by following and engaging with the community.
  • Posting Tweets and responding to Tweets (initially under supervision from a staff member).
  • Posting updates to the Magazines Facebook account (initially under supervision from a staff member).
  • Build Facebook “likes” by approaching potential clients and candidates through other social media channels and email marketing campaigns.
  • Work with staff to promote our mobile app and upload photos, and videos.
  • Track and report website statistics.

Duties may include:

  • Providing customer service in person, and on the phone.
  • Attending staff meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • An interest in marketing, communication, and social media.
  • Familiarity with key social media tools. (e.g. Twitter and Facebook) and with Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team.
  • An entrepreneurial attitude.
  • Excellent attention to detail and high motivation to learn.
  • Self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas.
  • The ability to work independently on projects while meeting deadlines.
  • An ability to prioritize work and complete tasks with quick turnaround times.

Hours:

DMUE allows for a flexible schedule. We are more interested in the completion of tasks.

Application instructions:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to dwanabradley77@gmail.com

 

Fellowship, Mother Jones magazine

Mother Jones Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program

Accepting applications for December 2016

 Mother Jones is currently accepting applications for its prestigious Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program, with openings in San Francisco and New York City. This is a full- time opportunity, starting in December and lasting six months, with the possibility of an additional six-month extension.

Investigating a private prison from the inside. Tailing candidates on the campaign trail. Sifting through public records and scrutinizing massive data sets. Tracking gun violence. Mother Jones is breaking news and creating first-rate investigative journalism for 9 million readers a month. Behind that award-winning reporting—and sometimes in front of it—are the journalists-in-training, deep in the trenches and making sure everything we publish is honest, accurate, and bulletproof.

Mother Jones fellows dig deep into our hard-hitting investigations as fact-checkers, soak up research chops and digital skills, and learn how a nonprofit news business hums. They comb archives and spreadsheets while immersed full time in collaborative projects. Mother Jones is better for it, and at the end of their time in our newsroom MoJo fellows are armed with all the tools of the journalism trade—tools they’ve been paid to learn.

Fellows work closely with top-notch editors, penning pieces about a transgender inmate risking everything to protest mistreatment in jail; digging into Black Lives Matter’s influence on political candidates; illuminating sexual harassment allegations at the EPA; and exposing the failures of abstinence-only education. Many recent alumni of the program have been hired as MoJo staff, while others have gone on to work at outlets like the New York Times, Foreign Policy, BuzzFeed, Politico, and Wired.

Applications for our December 2016 fellowship are due October 1. Mother Jones believes that a diverse team makes our work better. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. To learn more about the fellowship position, eligibility, and how to apply, visit http://www.motherjones.com/about/ben-bagdikian-fellowship-program

Editor-in-chief for Our Iowa magazine

We are looking for an editor-in-chief for Our Iowa, a high-quality bimonthly magazine that celebrates everything that’s great about living in Iowa. Headquartered in Ames, the magazine has grown to nearly 100,000 paid subscribers in just 9 years.

Responsibilities include working side by side with our editorial staff (two other editors) to write and edit the magazine, assuming overall responsibility for its content and quality, and managing and overseeing all business activities including circulation and ad sales. (We have a circulation and advertising coordinator who reports to the editor-in-chief.)

This opportunity could be for you if you have the creativity to “think outside the box”…a passion and flair for editing…a business head on your shoulders…and a love for Iowa. A minimum of 10 years of experience required.

To apply, e-mail your resume and cover letter to: jwiebel@OurIowaMagazine.com.