WIRED Editorial Fellowships
WIRED magazine is now accepting applications for four six-month-long editorial fellowships. The positions, which are full time and are based in the magazine’s San Francisco office, begin January 2, 2013 and last until June 28, 2013.Editorial fellowships focus on the Start section, the Play section, gadgets research, and fact-checking. We do not offer summer internships, and since our fellowships are full-time, they are not appropriate for matriculated students.Applicants must be pursuing journalism as a career and have experience working in a deadline-oriented environment. You should also be enthusiastic, highly organized, and have a demonstrable interest in technology. A passion for great reporting and writing is essential.THE FELLOWSHIPS:WIRED START EDITORIAL FELLOWThis position is best suited to a college graduate with journalism experience — preferably reporting and writing experience about science, technology, and business. Humor writing experience is also a plus. The ideal candidate is creative, curious, eager, and interested in news and technology. Responsibilities include pitching story ideas to Start section editors, writing items, and assisting editors with research and special projects. The Start Editorial Fellow is involved in idea generation for recurring Start items such as Q&A, Alpha Geek, Best lists, Datastreams, etc. There are administrative duties as well, such as transcription, mailing, updating databases, and preparing for section meetings. Experience with Garage Band/ProTools, video editing, and podcasting preferred.WIRED REVIEWS EDITORIAL FELLOWThis position is best suited to a college graduate with entry-level reporting and writing experience plus a strong interest in consumer electronics, design, and technology. Responsibilities include reviewing products and assisting with editorial production for both WIRED magazine and Wired.com. Interns also assist with research for special projects. This is a great opportunity for bylined writing as well as for getting your hands on the latest tech before everyone else does. There are also light clerical duties, such as responding to story and product pitches and ordering products for review.WIRED PLAY EDITORIAL FELLOWThis position is best suited to a college graduate with entry-level reporting and writing experience in the field of journalism. Responsibilities include pitching ideas to Play section editors and assisting them with research and special projects. Geek-savvy pop culture knowledge is a must; the ideal candidate has a favorite band that we’ve never heard of, a favorite comic book that we’ve never read, and a long rant on why Ender’s Game was better than the Harry Potter books (or vice versa). The job also involves fielding email, mail, faxes, and phone submissions received by the editorial department as well as mailing issues to authors. Facility with multimedia and podcasting equipment, especially ProTools and GarageBand, are a plus.WIRED RESEARCH EDITORIAL FELLOWThis position is for someone with great reporting skills and a supreme attention to detail — ideally a college graduate with prior fact-checking or professional reporting experience. The primary duty is checking the accuracy of magazine content. In this capacity, the research intern works closely with senior editors, copy editors, designers, photo editors, and writers, primarily on the magazine’s Play section, so an affinity for geeky pop culture is a must. Other responsibilities include Nexis searches and some administrative duties.The pay: $12 per hour. The hours: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and links to three clips within the body of an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE DO NOT SEND EMAIL ATTACHMENTS. Please put your name and which fellowship you’re applying for in the subject line of the email. You may only apply for one position; however, you will be considered for others as we deem appropriate. Please note: Employer does not sponsor visas for these positions.Applications are due at 9 am Pacific time on Monday, November 27, 2012. No phone calls, please.