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Urban Grapevine Magazine
Posted: January 26 2016
Company Location: Santa Clara, CA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 4 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionAssistant to Co-owners | 2 positions:
URBAN GRAPEVINE WANTS YOU!
Urban Grapevine is looking for young, inspired adults who want to embark on learning the different outlets of the media industry. Positions ranging from magazine, publishing, and photography to radio production are available. Urban Grapevine 3 is made up of three entities; Media (magazine-audio/video-magazine), Publishing (anthologies-e-books-paperbacks) and Publicity (representation for exposure and commercial ads).
All internship positions offered are unpaid. Interns will be working primarily in a digital/virtual form but also in a boardroom setting to out into the community to attend meetings, collaborate with the team, give updates, and complete assignments. Candidates do not need to have previous publishing experience, though it is welcomed.
Internships positions are meant for students to gain practical experience in the industry by working on timely projects in various departments. Candidates are required to be accountable, identify priorities, employ efficient time-management skills, and operate with integrity. Candidates should treat their internship as an invaluable position in order to increase the validity of their experience and future recommendation. Candidates should put their best foot forward, a minimal work ethic or irresponsible behavior will not be tolerated. Candidates should display a high level of quality and dedication.
We have multiple internships available within Urban Grapevine 3. Please choose two that you KNOW are suitable for you. We base our interns on their ability to perform and their passion for media. Although this is an unpaid internship there are plenty of perk involved. We have interviewed hip hop artist icon– Prodigy from Mobb Deep, Celeb Bodyguard Elijah Shaw, Tyrese Gibson, reality show beauties Erica Mena and Somaya to Authoress Extraordinaire Zane. We are growing in reach as well as readers. We want to open our doors to outgoing, ambitious people!
Responsibilities Assistant to Co-owners | 2 positions:
• Manages and post content of www.urbangrapevinemag.com.
• Creates and edits the packaging off all content (sidebars, display type, and photo), developing engaging new ways to present our clients content, whether it's in magazine format or in a rich-media web format. This requires a strong knowledge of the latest industry trends.
• Regularly consider innovative ways to use research and consumer insights to adjust our content initiatives and find new, efficient ways to reach our audience.
• Make follow up telephone calls confirming interviews, appearances and scheduling interviews
• Maintaining emails- building Wix Shout Out!
RequirementsRequirements: UGMAG3 is looking for candidates who possess:
Passion and drive
Self-management, self-motivation, and is constantly looking for more…
Strong Organizational skills
Adheres to deadlines
Works well under pressure
Can work virtually/digitally alone and as part of a team
PC and/or Mac Proficient
Excellent writing skills
Available for 2 1/2 hours a day (minimum)
Must have two strong social media platforms and knowledge of social media networks