Wide Open Media Group Writing & Editorial Internship

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Wide Open Media Group is the parent company of rapidly-growing Heartland-focused websites, Wide Open Spaces, Wide Open Country, Wide Open Pets and Wide Open Eats. With a dynamic, hard-working office in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas and team of freelance writers and editors throughout the country and abroad, Wide Open Media publishes well over a thousand unique pieces of content each month, with the Heartland consumer in mind.


The Writing & Editorial intern will be tasked to:

- Help our Managing Editors on all sites actively edit pended articles in the WordPress editorial queues to increase the volume we're able to publish daily
- Publish the occasional article on the sites in cases where need dictates
- Research topics daily with viral potential to be quickly turned-around by in-house writing staff
- Learn first-hand, and hands-on the overall daily operations and best practices of our rapidly-growing media network


What We're Looking For:

- Some previously published web writing and ability to provide us samples/links from this writing (must)
- Some previous exposure to / experience with WordPress (must)
- An understanding of and functional ability to work with Associated Press writing style (must)
- Some previous experience in editing others' work (plus)
- A strong knowledge base in either country music, country lifestyle, hunting, fishing, pets/animals or cooking (plus)
- An understanding of SEO best practices (plus)
- An understanding of why a topic has viral potential and how to source these topics (plus)
- Exposure to / experience with Google Analytics (huge plus)
- Exposure to content management / team management tools like Newswhip Spike, Slack, CoSchedule, Buffer (huge plus)


Required - WordPress, AP Style, Writing For The Web
Preferred - SEO, Google Analytics, Social Media Management

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