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Posted: September 02 2016
Company Location: Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionTheYoungFolks.com – Film News Writing Internship – Fall 2016 Semester
Structure: Fifteen week internship. Ten hours per week. Sunday – Saturday. Time is VERY flexible. Editors will be available to guide interns from 7 AM EST to 11 PM EST daily. Interns can work from home or any other desired location.
The FIlm News Reporter intern will help us update TheYoungFolks.com with exclusive and newsworthy articles about the latest in film. Opportunities to write reviews and features, attend press junkets, interview talent and etc. may also arise.
As a fun and engaging website for young people, The Young Folks’ main focus is to deliver a young approach to film, books, music, television, video games, etc. to those in need of a fresh and relatable perspective. We often see a disconnect between professional critics and young people when it comes to pop culture. Therefore, we want to give the young folks of the world a chance to read and learn about the latest in entertainment in a way that isn’t condescending or diminutive of the young people pop culture. Everything written on The Young Folks are by young people for young people (and, of course, the young at heart)!
This is a non-paid position, but we do offer college credit. It's a great opportunity to express your opinions on entertainment to a large audience and take advantage of the fun perks that come along with being part of The Young Folks team.
• Write/produce news stories
• Create videos to supplement news stories
• Collaborate with the TYF Staff on various articles and projects
• Learn how to use and navigate a content management system
• Integrate optimal SEO techniques in all news articles
• Event Coverage: During the internship, it’s possible (depending on the intern’s location) we’ll assign the intern to cover the following type of events: Film Screenings, Press Junkets, Conferences, Interviews, Q&As, and Film Fests
The internship is very hands-on, and an editor will always be available to guide and assist the intern with each step of the way.
Requirements- Must be enrolled in high school, college or a graduate
- Proficient in English Grammar
- Proficient in using new technologies, web-based platforms and social media networks.
- VERY familiar with both current and past entertainment and pop culture
- Self-starter; organized; able to multitask and balance multiple assignments.