Web editorial intern

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1000 Bishop St., Suite 405
Honolulu, HI
Posted: February 17 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 8 Part-time, Unpaid (College Credit Required)

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In 1888, when Hawai‘i was still a monarchy, King David Kalākaua commissioned a magazine under royal charter to be Hawai‘i’s ambassador to the world. That magazine was Paradise of the Pacific. For nearly a century, Paradise of the Pacific promoted local business and tourism by assuring citizens of the United States that the Islands were civilized. In 1966, Paradise of the Pacific became HONOLULU Magazine and shifted focus dramatically. No longer would it be Hawai‘i’s ambassador to the outside world. Instead, it became a magazine by and for the people of the Islands.

HONOLULU is among the handful of publications in the U.S. that have chronicled the events of an entire century. It is, in fact, the oldest magazine in the state of Hawai‘i. In 2013, HONOLULU celebrated its 125th anniversary. Now more than 160,000 local residents turn to the pages of HONOLULU for discerning dining features, revealing profiles, in-depth features, informed commentary and the most trusted “Best of” lists.

A quality, four-color magazine, it reaches Hawai‘i’s best educated and most affluent residents, as well as its most sophisticated visitors. Each month the magazine takes an unblinking look at contemporary issues. HONOLULU writes stories that matter—and stories that celebrate the unique culture, heritage and lifestyle of the Islands. It’s the only magazine in Hawai‘i that does both.

Today, the publication that began with a royal order continues to deliver award-winning coverage—not only in the pages of the top selling monthly magazine in Hawai‘i, but also for a quickly growing online, email and digital audience. Since 2010, HONOLULU has won more than 60 local and national awards, including the prestigious City & Regional Magazine Association’s General Excellence Award.


HONOLULU Magazine’s web department is looking for interns each semester (spring, summer and fall). If you want to learn more about magazines, web publishing and social media marketing, then this internship is for you! The ideal candidate shows an attention to detail, works well in a small team environment and welcomes feedback to improve. During the internship, you’ll learn to research, write and pitch story ideas for our website. You’ll get training on social media, photography and web publishing. Candidates must be available to work a minimum of 16 hours per week in the office (times and days vary depending on class schedule). The internship program is for school credit only. To apply, you must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a college or university internship for course credit. 

• Updating the online events calendar
• Researching story ideas
• Pitching story ideas at planning meetings
• Writing articles for the website
• Learning how to use the CMS to post text, photos and videos to the website
• Assist with updating the brand’s social media accounts
• Assist with innovative digital media campaigns
• Attend company events and public functions
• Familiarize themselves with local and national news

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Writing experience 
• Familiarity with social media 
• Photography a plus
• Experience with content management systems a plus

Please email a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to dianel@honolulumagazine.com. Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 



-Proficiency in Microsoft Office

-Writing experience

-Familiarity with social media

-Photography a plus

-Experience with content management systems a plus

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