Intern for Happyzine – Term Two of the Kiwi School Year!
Gain valuable experience writing or sub-editing for New Zealand’s good news website.
Applications are invited for the positions of Intern-Writers and Intern-Sub Editors for Term 2 (Monday 23 April – Friday 29 June) of the 2012 New Zealand school year.
Some previous writing experience is necessary, though a natural aptitude and love for writing is the most important attribute required. Intern-Writers who are accepted into the Happyzine programme must be prepared to submit four pieces of work (articles or blogs) during the course of one term, including at least one good quality image. Intern-Writers will experience: working to dead-line, researching and writing seriously positive pieces of work, interviewing, transcribing, crafting a well structured piece of writing, submitting work that’s in alignment with the Happyzine ethos and is of high quality, and having their work Edited.
Writers can live anywhere as all work and communication will be online, though some familiarity with the New Zealand culture and language is preferred as our audience are primarily Kiwi.
Positions available: 5
To apply send one 300 word article and one image to email@example.com
Sub Editors must have proven writing experience and a passion for creating flow, structure and excellent grammar and spelling within written pieces. It would also be useful to have some experience working in the back-end of blogs. Sub Editors will be required to edit four to six original articles or blogs and to post up press-releases so that they’re ready to be published on Happyzine. These tasks include checking spelling and grammar, ensuring the story flows and makes sense, ensuring the story sits well within the Happyzine ethos, polishing structure and checking that articles are factually and ethically right for Happyzine. Sub Editors will need to work to dead-lines and will need to have an excellent eye for detail.
Sub Editors can live anywhere as all work and communication will be online, though some familiarity with the New Zealand culture and language is preferred as our audience are primarily Kiwi.
Positions available: 3
To apply send a cover letter and an example of a previously written article to firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern Positions will be available during each New Zealand school term.
Term 1 – Monday 30 Jan and Tuesday Feb 7 – Thursday April 5
Term 2 – Monday 23 April – Friday 29 June
Term 3 – Monday 16 July – Friday 28 September
Term 4 – Monday 15 October – no later than Friday 14 December
Note: Intern positions can be planned to work with course requirements.