Internships & Job Openings

marketing & events intern

The Marketing Intern will work with the Marketing Department to develop and implement unique marketing campaigns, events, and overall promotion of the Austin Chronicle. This internship is designed to provide exposure to the event planning process with a focus on on-site activations. You will organize and implement marketing tactics with a focus on social media. Creative content development plays a key role in this position, leaving room for new ideas and methods. Must be available for all of SXSW (March 10 - 19, 2017). The internship runs Jan 10 - May 5, 2017.

Requirements:
• Proficiency with social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and additional expertise welcomed
• Outgoing and comfortable with crowds/speaking to others about the Austin Chronicle
• Must love engaging with the Austin community
• Must have reliable transportation
• Must provide own smartphone
• Available to attend and assist with events on weekends and evenings from time-to-time

Daily/Weekly Duties:
• Schedule and organize social media posts (mix of assigned posts and original posts of your creation)
• Manage editorial calendar
• Monitor engagement with followers and favorite, re-tweet/reply when appropriate
• Contribute to weekly events newsletter
• Contribute 1-2 blog posts a month
• Assist with planning and logistics of Austin Music Awards, Austin Music Industry Awards, Austin Chronicle’s SXSW Day Party, and First Plates Food Event(s)

Those who are interested should email their resume and a brief letter of intent to krogers@austinchronicle.com.

street team

The Austin Chronicle marketing team is looking to add a few members to our street team. If you enjoy going out to events, seeing shows, and parading around festivals, then you may be a fit for our team.

The street team is an integral part of of the overall marketing and social media operations of the Austin Chronicle. The ideal candidate is sharp with an outgoing attitude willing to serve as an informed representative of the Austin Chronicle.

You will work with the marketing manager and fellow street team members to coordinate our presence at events and implement fun marketing campaigns. You'll be expected to attend concerts, movie screenings, and various exciting events happening around town.

This position is on a volunteer basis, paid with great fun and the opportunity to earn significant perks. The hours and time commitment are flexible. We want you to be out at events you will enjoy as often as possible!

Please fill out the street team application and let us know why you think you would be a great addition to the street team.

reporting intern

School credit available.

The News Department is seeking an unpaid intern. Applicants should have an interest in local and state politics; a familiarity with the Chronicle's news coverage; strong writing skills; and a desire to gain knowledge and experience researching, writing, and formatting blog posts. A strong work ethic is required, and a well-developed point of view is encouraged. This is an excellent opportunity to develop reporting skills and build a portfolio of clips.

Applicants should send a résumé, cover letter, two professional or academic references, and three writing samples to internships@austinchronicle.com.

advertising sales

The Austin Chronicle is looking for a Advertising Account Representative to join our sales team. The ideal candidate must be a hungry self-starter with the ability to cold call like a mad man. Or woman. Online Sales experience would be even better. Candidates must have crazy strong customer service and organizational skills and be computer literate. However, if you feel the need to update your Facebook status every five minutes, this might not be the job for you. In return, you'll receive base + commission along with bonus opportunities, and you'll get to hang out in a one-of-a-kind work environment. The Chronicle also offers paid vacations/holidays, health/vision/dental, 401(k) program & the occasional free breakfast taco. Sound like you? For real? Then fill out this online application form. EOE

production/proofing intern

The proofing intern will perform a design check on each page of the paper before it goes to print on Wednesday night. This serves as a last call for corrections – and a great opportunity for anyone interested in the production end of print journalism. We need someone with a strong eye for detail who can pick out major errors in a timely manner as we work under deadline. Applicants will take a proofreading test at the time of interview. Applicants should send a cover letter and a résumé to Proofing Coordinator Danielle White at dwhite@austinchronicle.com.

advertising intern

The Austin Chronicle is opening our internship program to include training in print and digital advertising operations. We need a sales intern with an outgoing personality and strong ​organizational skills who can work closely with our Advertising Director and various sales staff. You'll gain first-hand experience ​in ​​cultivating & managing advertising clients, as well as learn techniques for effective advertising campaigns, digital strategies & account engagement. ​T​his is an unpaid internship with flexible hours and school credit is available. Applicants should send a cover letter and résumé to internships@austinchronicle.com. Please include in your cover letter your background and interests.

editorial intern

The Austin Chronicle will begin accepting submissions for spring internships in January 2017.

The Austin Chronicle offers unpaid internships in the spring, summer, and fall semesters. School credit available, and hours are flexible. Interns will be paired with one or more departments (News, Music, Food, Arts & Culture, Screens, and Social Media), work closely with editors, and gain first-hand experience with print and digital newsroom operations.

Applicants should send a cover letter, three writing samples (journalism or academic), and a résumé to internships@austinchronicle.com. Please include in your cover letter your background, interests, and preferred department.

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