Editorial Fellowship

Employer
Afar Media
Location
San Francisco, California
Salary
This fellowship/internship pays SF minimum wage
Posted
Jul 26, 2018
Specialty
Editor / Editorial
Level
Entry Level
Metro Area
San Francisco
Duration
Internship

AFAR’s mission is to inspire and guide those who travel the world seeking to connect with its people, experience their culture, and understand their perspectives. AFAR is looking for a current college student or recent graduate, ideally someone passionate about travel and curious about the world, for a 10-month editorial fellowship in our San Francisco office. Top candidates will have entry-level journalism experience from prior internships or jobs, and the goal of pursuing travel writing or magazine journalism as a career. AFAR’s Editorial Fellow will gain hands-on experience in research, writing, reporting, and the production of an award-winning magazine that’s defining experiential travel. There are opportunities for bylines as well as opportunities to work closely with editors during the course of the fellowship.

Essential functions:

-Interview writers and photographers for the Contributors page

-Detailed research and fact checking for departments and features

-Write original articles for AFAR.com

-Assist in building articles on AFAR.com

-Participate in editorial planning and manuscript meetings.

-Contribute to AFAR’s social media presence

-Pitch story ideas and write short pieces for feature sidebars and Wander.

-Provide general administrative help (e.g. mailing magazines, organizing hotel databases, etc.)

-Opportunity to shadow and participate in various stages of the production process

Desired skillset and qualifications:

-A strong background in writing, research, and online publishing

-Outstanding written and verbal communication

-Prior international travel experience

-Strong understanding of social media

-Impeccable attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment

-10-month, 28-hour-a-week time commitment

-Curiosity, enthusiasm, confidence, and professional maturity

-A love for magazines and a passion for travel

-Strong sense of humor

How to apply:

Email resume, cover letter, favorite destination and why, and three relevant writing samples to jobs@afar.com.

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