Magazine Food Desk Internship

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Northern Virginia Magazine
14104 Newbrook Drive, Suite 100
Chantilly, VA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid

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Northern Virginia Magazine, a monthly regional lifestyle, seeks highly motivated candidates to manage assorted editorial and administrative tasks, related to food and the dining scene.

This position is unpaid, however, upon completion interns will amass quality writing samples and learn the inner workings of the magazine industry. Candidates must be available for at least 20 hours per week, although scheduling is flexible between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Application Process:
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and one writing sample to Dining Editor at
Note which session you are applying for.
Spring session runs January through mid-May.
Summer session runs mid-May through mid- to late-August.
Fall session runs mid- to late-August through end of December.


Editorial interns will:
• Support section editor with food / drink / hospitality coverage
• Write articles for print and blog posts on Gut Check
• Update and maintain events calendar and online restaurant guide
• Communicate with local restaurants, chefs and retailers
• Attend and report local food and drink events
• Other ongoing projects as assigned


Editorial intern candidates must:
• Interest in food and drink trends and news in the Northern Virginia dining scene
• Journalism, communications or English majors preferred
• Familiarity with AP Style Manual
• Familiarity with Microsoft Excel / data entry procedures
• Familiarity with blogging and social media
• Sharp attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and a self-starter
• Loves a good brainstorming session and can think creatively, very quickly
• Bonus: Above-average photographic (and editing) abilities
• Bonus: Video-making and video-editing abilities

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