The MNHS Editorial Intern will assist the journal editor in the areas of editorial research, fact checking, production editing, and photo research, with a focus on the special double-issue of the magazine on women’s suffrage, scheduled for publication October 2020 in conjunction with the upcoming MNHS exhibit “She Voted: Her Fight, Our Right,” opening at the end of September 2020. We offer an exciting opportunity to work with veteran staff willing to share their knowledge of the publishing industry (magazine, online encyclopedia, and books), and also provide unique and independent projects. The intern will be working in an office environment with a mix of computer and non-computer related work.
Ideal degrees: History, American Studies, journalism or communications majors preferred; other liberal arts programs considered.
Interest in publishing
Demonstrated strong writing, research, and communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Aptitude and interest in social media/marketing
Demonstrated ability to work independently
Experience with Microsoft Office and the Google software suite required
Meet with the Editorial staff to learn about department functions
Fact-check journal articles
Conduct photo and art research, including permissions and ordering
Conduct library and Internet research
Write photo captions and other magazine copy
Proofreading, following MNHS style and Chicago Manual of Style
Create social media posts using Sprout software that promote the upcoming suffrage issue, most recently published issue (Summer 2020) and highlight back issue articles that relate to current events, historic anniversaries, and MNHS mission
Knowledge intern is expected to gain:
Additional Materials Required: Writing and/or editing sample of 5-10 pages
How to apply: Send a cover letter, resume, PDF copy of school transcripts, and any required additional materials to email@example.com. Applications are open March 1-31, 2020.