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Monday, August 13, 2012

SF Weekly Is Hiring Interns

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 5:12 PM


Calling all college students: Have you ever dreamed of a career that offers little pay, long hours, and little (positive) recognition? Then boy, is modern journalism the job for you!

SF Weekly will help you get your foot in the door and clips under your belt with a fall internship. We currently have two available for the fall semester: photo intern and multimedia intern.

Here are the job descriptions:

Photo Intern:
As a photo intern, you'll report to our art director. Some of your responsibilities include:

  • Taking photos for a weekly print food review.

  • Taking photos for our chef interviews to run in print and online.

  • Taking photos of our drink of the week.

  • Take two weekly photo slideshows of local concerts, news, food, and cultural

    events. These slideshows will be usually tailored to your interests as a

    photographer so pitch, pitch, pitch.

  • Maintain a professional demeanor with the restaurants and events you take pictures of.  

Multimedia Intern:
You will report to our art director and managing editor. This internship will prepare you for the ever-changing world of journalism. This is a multi-faceted internship

that will train you to be a multi-talented journalist.

  • You will learn successful social media marketing.

  • You'll learn search engine optimization including effective headline writing.

  • You will be responsible for taking photos for one slideshow weekly.

  • You'll learn how to create a photo slideshow.

  • You will be responsible for helping video production based on qualifications.

  • You'll learn basic website layout protocol.

  • You will be responsible for writing news, music and food blogs.

Now that you know the basics, take a peek around our website. Photo interns should take a look at our food reviews  and slideshows. Web interns should follow us on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and also check out our slideshows and YouTube account to get a sense of what we are looking for in an intern.

The fine print: We are unable to offer cash compensation for your hard work and efforts.

You must enroll in a college internship program to qualify. Your

internship will start when your semester begins and conclude when the

semester ends. We are unable to supply photo equipment for you. You must

have reliable transportation. Our offices are located in San Francisco.

If you think you got what it takes, e-mail out art director, Andrew J. Nilsen, at andrew dot nilsen at sf weekly dot com.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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