Internships & Job Openings

marketing interns

Interns will work with the Marketing Department to develop and implement unique marketing campaigns; produce events; pitch and write content for blog posts; and promote The Austin Chronicle in the community. 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.

Spring Interns must be available for all SXSW (March 8 -17, 2019), Austin Music Awards and Industry Awards (Feb 17 & 27, 2019), and for various evening/weekend events.

Requirements:
• Proficiency with social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
• 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 and laptop
• Available to attend and assist with events on weekends and evenings from time-to-time

Additional Skills (Not required)
• Experience writing and blogging, please provide links or examples of writing
• Photography and photo editing experience
• Brand ambassador or company representative experience
• Onsite event experience

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
• Write several blog posts a month (between 2 - 8 monthly)
• Assist with planning and logistics of The Austin Chronicle's Hair of the Three-Legged Dog SX Day Party and various promotional events.

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

internships

editorial intern

The Austin Chronicle is currently accepting Editorial intern applications for the winter/spring 2019 semester. This is an unpaid internship. School credit available, and hours are flexible. Interns will be paired with one or more Editorial sections (News, Music, Food, Arts & Culture, Screens, and Qmmunity), work closely with editors, expand their writing portfolios, and gain first-hand experience with print and digital newsroom operations. Applicants should have strong communication skills, be detail-oriented, and be familiar with the Chronicle voice and brand.

Applicants must be either 18 years old or have completed one semester of college. Applicants do not need to be enrolled in college to participate in our internship program.

Applicants should send a cover letter, three writing samples (journalism or academic), and a résumé to internships@austinchronicle.com, attn: Kimberley Jones with the subject “INTERNSHIP APPLICATION.” Please include in your cover letter your background, interests, and preferred Editorial sections.

food intern

The Food intern will work closely with the Food editor in developing online content ranging from industry news updates to restaurant profiles. Candidates should have a working knowledge of the hospitality industry and familiarity with the local culinary scene. Food photography skills welcome but not required.

Additional duties may include:
• Maintain and update restaurant guide
• Enter food events into calendar system
• Write 1 or more blog posts weekly – including hospitality news, "first looks" at new restaurants, and profiles of notables in the industry
• Help editor schedule, monitor, and organize social media promotion of section through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Familiarity with other platforms welcome
• Occasionally proof, research, and fact-check online content

Applicants should send a résumé, cover letter, and three writing samples to jcape@austinchronicle.com with the subject: FOOD INTERN APPLICATION.

photography intern

The photography intern will work closely with both Editorial and Production to develop professional skills and build a portfolio. As the bulk of the work will be in the field, applicants must have reliable transportation and their own equipment.

Applicants must be either 18 years old or have completed one semester of college. School credit available, and hours are flexible. Applicants do not need to be enrolled in college to participate in our internship program. This is an unpaid internship.

Applications for the Winter/Spring 2018 session are now closed. Email résumé, cover letter, and portfolio link with the subject "INTERNSHIP APPLICATION" to Art Director Jason Stout at jstout@austinchronicle.com.

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 Katherine McNevins at kmcnevins@austinchronicle.com.
street team

street team member application

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.

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