Fall Editorial Internship at Geekosystem

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Geekosystem is seeking editorial interns for the fall semester! The ideal candidate is a current college or graduate student looking for hands-on writing experience at a news startup.

Geekosystem is a news blog at the cutting edge of technology and Internet culture with the mission of uniting all the tribes of geekdom under one common banner. There’s a lot of overlap between the different families of geekery: The geeks who are into gadgets and computers are often one and the same as the geeks who are into comics and sci-fi, who are often the same as the geeks who are fueling the culture of the Web — one forum or imageboard at a time.

Geekosystem is a property of Abrams Media. Abrams Media is a group of editorial websites including Mediaite, a media news website; Geekosystem, a site devoted to tech and geek culture; Styleite, which covers beauty and fashion; SportsGrid, on sports and sports-related media; The Mary Sue, a site for female geeks; The Braiser, devoted to celebrity chefs; and The Jane Dough, which examines the business and political worlds through the female prism. Our CEO, Dan Abrams, is the on-air Legal Analyst for ABC News, an anchor for that network and the former General Manager of MSNBC.

Responsibilities

Here are the two biggest things we’re looking for in applicants:

• The primary qualification for this job is an encyclopedic knowledge of and obsessive enthusiasm for multiple aspects of geek culture. If you are knowledgeable about weird, cutting-edge tech phenomena, follow gadget and consumer electronics news, and/or possess a deep knowledge of video games and/or science fiction, then this is the internship for you.

• The secondary qualification is being able to write quickly and clearly, without weird grammatical or spelling issues, on topics that you yourself think up/discover on the interwebs.

Bonus points if you have the following qualifications:

• Knowledge of blogging software.

• Knowledge of the major personalities and figures in geekdom and the tech world.

• Experience with photo-editing software.

Our interns spend most of their time writing, and most definitely receive bylines for all of their stories.
TO APPLY:

If interested, please attach ALL of the following documents to your application email to be sent to interns@geekosystem.com:

• A resume/CV, including references (please include any weird skills you might have, like knowledge of FORTRAN or a Wizards of the Coast tournament ranking)

• Any two samples of your academic or journalistic writing, each preferably in a different style (long-form vs. short-form, magazine vs. blog, etc.) (Although we are a blog! So keep that in mind when deciding what to submit)

• A brief (one-page) cover letter explaining why your experience, knowledge, and personality make you the ideal intern for a geek culture blog. Please also discuss your favorite Internet meme in your cover letter; if you don’t, we’ll know you didn’t read the entire posting! We're sneaky like that.

Requirements

The logistics:

• Our fall internships run from September to December, with flexible start and end dates

• The internship is based in our offices in SoHo, New York (although the right candidate can work remotely). Interns would need to be able to work a minimum of 2 days per week.

• Interns must be current college or graduate students who can receive academic credit for the internship; interns will be unpaid

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