Technical.ly Editorial Intern (Summer 2019) - Technical.ly

Technical.ly Editorial Intern (Summer 2019)

Technically Media | Philadelphia | Other

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The editorial intern will work directly with the Technical.ly managing editor to provide editorial content relevant to Technical.ly’s four markets: Philadelphia, Baltimore, D.C. and Delaware.

The editorial intern will be part of our ongoing news experiment, developing various content types to attract more core readers and community members — mainly technologists and entrepreneurs. We cover startups, local government, access-related nonprofits, universities, hiring trends, sciences and the like.

 

Qualifications:

  • Interest in media, particularly local online news
  • Interest in local technology and entrepreneurship communities
  • Some experience writing online news articles
  • Ability to find and pitch stories on your own

Responsibilities:

  • Execute suggested evergreen and other resource content
  • Pitch and write at least two stories a week
  • Write crisp copy under tight deadlines
  • Work collaboratively with our editors and reporters
  • Phone or email interviews when appropriate
  • Work out of Philadelphia based office for 16 hours a week, with flexibility around your schedule

What you will learn:

  • The ins and outs of a small, local digital news company and the communities it covers
  • Quick, snappy writing about niche topics
  • The intersection of and differences between editorial, marketing and product
  • Organization, time management, multitasking, prioritization

 

To apply: Interested individuals should contact Technical.ly Managing Editor Julie Zeglen (julie@technical.ly) by EOD April 26. Please submit a resume, cover letter (with two to three references) and examples of your work. Plus, for kicks, attach your favorite .gif of the moment.

Our summer internship begins roughly the week of May 15 and ends roughly the week Aug. 15. This internship comes with a stipend of $1,000 ($500 paid after the first month and $500 paid on the intern’s last day).

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Our Mission: We convene the smartest people and organizations in industries that matter for local communities to thrive in the future. To do that, we make connections with journalism, events and services. Presently, we publish two niche news sites: Technical.ly, which focuses on local tech communities, and Generocity.org, which focuses on the social impact community of Philadelphia.

Our Story:Founded in Philadelphia in 2009 by Temple University graduates with backgrounds in journalism, the media startup has grown to more than 23 full-time employees and a wider network of contributors. We produce regular and annual events including the widely-publicized Philly Tech Week, which in April 2017 welcomed 15,000+ people across 150 events and 138 partners, and Baltimore Innovation Week, which in September 2016 hosted more than 9,000+ at 50+ events.

Our Values: Technically Media is a sustainable community acceleration organization. We value entrepreneurship, creativity, inclusion, flexibility, transparency and those who do, act and create, whom we highlight through news and events. Our team members are public community leaders who pursue new thinking, cherish local communities and are willing to ask challenging questions in order to get better answers. We use communication as a means for conflict resolution and community betterment. We have high standards for ourselves and others and consider professional goals to be personal ones as well.

Our Location: We are headquartered in the historic Curtis Center on beautiful Washington Square in Old City Philadelphia, with additional team members working out of vibrant coworking facilities in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Delaware and Brooklyn.

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