Monday, March 2, 2009

Paid summer internship @ Slate

Slate, a popular online magazine that covers current affairs and culture, is offering a paid summer internship in its Washington, D.C. newsroom.

The full-time internships runs 8 weeks between May and September. Duties include: write for Slate's regular columns, such as "Explainer" and "Did You See This?"; help writers and editors with research project; assist producers to Slate V, the video site; help out with nominal administrative duties; pitch story ideas.

By March 16, send a resume, three clips (published articles, blog entries, and classroom assignments all acceptable), and a short critique of a recent story that's appeared in Slate. E-mail only: keep messages under 200 KB, and no PDF files. Send e-mail to dcoffice@slate.com.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Slate seeks editorial assistant

Slate, a popular online culture and current affairs magazine, seeks an an editorial assistant for its New York office. The position is a one-year contract position, full-time, without benefits.

The assistant's main duty will be to manage Slate's discussion board, "the Fray." Responsibilities include working with Slate editors to facilitate communication between Slate writers and readers; combing "the Fray" for smart posts to feature on Slate article pages; and monitoring the Fray for spam, offensive comments, and the like. The assistant will also work with top editors to develop Slate's strategy for its discussion board in the future. In addition, the editorial assistant will provide editorial and administrative assistance to Slate's culture editors as needed.

E-mail resume and cover letter to frayjob@gmail.com.

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