Digital Intern

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The Texas Observer
307 W. 7th Street
Austin, TX
Posted: April 11 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The Texas Observer is looking for a digital intern to assist story production, research and promotion on social channels, and managing tasks related to the organization’s online presence.

This is an unpaid position based in the Observer’s Austin office that can be taken for course credit. Candidates should send a resume, cover letter and their public social media handles to social@texasobserver.org.

Responsibilities

The intern’s duties will include finding stories from other news outlets that align with the Observer’s readership and drafting multiple ways to promote our own stories, so an understanding of the magazine’s voice and Texas politics is essential. Familiarity with HTML and CSS will be helpful with putting together story packages in our CMS (hands-on experience with WordPress is a plus), but quick learners should also apply. The intern will assist with managing small online projects, making sure all aspects of the website are up-to-date and accurate and some production of visuals for social channels. She or he also will have opportunities to contribute ideas for new ways to reach readers on the Observer’s existing platforms or pitch opportunities the Observer should pursue.

Requirements

The intern will acquire skills needed for digital production and social media positions. A strong interest in journalism will help the successful candidate build on her or his news judgement and skills that are key to this role. Your follower count is less important for this role than an understanding of how different social networks function and an ability to learn quickly.

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