This position has been closed.
The Millions seeks an extremely part-time intern or interns to help out around the virtual office with a couple of specific tasks. This is an exciting opportunity to get to know the literary internet and engage with a readership that boasts a laundry list of influential, brilliant folks in publishing, media, and academia — not to mention the most engaged, avid readers you’ll find anywhere.
We are looking for someone who can help us with a few specific things for 1-2 hours per week:
- Maintaining our (already extant) prize calendar and writing very short paid prize posts (i.e., announcements of shortlists and winners of major literary prizes), averaging two posts per month
- Working with our social media editor to schedule gems from The Millions’ extensive back catalog and populate an archive of social media posts
- Scheduling a handful of weekend “Curiosities” and Tweets
- A voracious reader with a solid knowledge of contemporary fiction
- A culture vulture and up to date on the literary/arts issues of the day
- An engaging writer both under and over 140 characters
- Very organized, responsive, and able to make the most of your time with not a lot of oversight
- The Millions has no dedicated office, so this is a remote position and can be done from anywhere in the world.
- The internship does not come with a stipend. However, prize posts are paid, and you will have the opportunity to pitch and write pieces for the site and be paid as a staff writer.
Please send the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Three sample Curiosities.
- Twitter account(s) you use; any Facebook pages you’ve had the opportunity to run; your Tumblr, blog, etc. (Essentially, show us that you have experience using these tools, even if it’s just your own sparsely followed, but very entertaining Twitter account.)
The deadline is Tuesday, August 22. We look forward to hearing from you!
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