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EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP
BOOKS SALES AND MARKETING INTERNSHIP


EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP

The New Internationalist is looking for a full-time intern to join the editorial team in Oxford. We are looking for someone with journalistic flair and a passion for human rights journalism. The paid post lasts for a year, and begins on Wednesday 23 July 2014. Please see the job description below for details.

To apply, please send an email marked ‘editorial internship application’ to Anna Weston at annaw[at]newint.org including:

1. a CV, including referees
2. a sample of your journalistic work, no more than 750 words long
3. a covering letter explaining why you would like to work for the New Internationalist and how you meet our skills criteria.

Closing date for applications: Friday 2 May
Interviews (exact date to be confirmed): Week beginning Monday 12 May

Please note: Applications will only be accepted from those who have permission to work in the UK for the duration of the internship. Successful applicants would be expected to make their own accommodation arrangements in Oxford. Previous applicants need not apply.

JOB DESCRIPTION and DESIRED SKILL SET

Period of internship and working hours
The internship will run from 23 July 2014 to 22 July 2015. This is a full-time placement (35 hours per week). The first three days will be a handover period with the previous intern.

Description of tasks & reporting
The work will be managed by one of the New Internationalist co-editors, but the intern can expect to work on projects with all the magazine editors over the year’s placement.

In general, the work will cover the following areas:

    1. Online publishing:
  • Editing and uploading blogs/online articles to the website
  • Uploading the magazine content to the website. (10 issues per year)
  • Pitching article ideas and blogging
    2. Magazine
  • Conducting research to support content published in the magazine and on the website
  • Writing for the Agenda section of the magazine
  • Organizing and editing the Argument section of the magazine
  • Pitching feature ideas for magazine content
    3. Images
  • Photo research for the magazine
  • Sourcing and uploading images to the web content and slideshow
    4. Promotion
  • Managing New Internationalist’s social media sites (Twitter, Facebook etc) in partnership with the marketing team, ensuring editorial material is promoted daily in order to expand the sites’ reach and increase web traffic, and engaging with users.
    5. Other
  • Administrative support for the Editorial Team (minimal)
  • Attend Editorial Team meetings

The intern’s work will divided roughly into 70% on the website and 30% on the magazine.

The intern will also be assigned specific tasks as they are required, where we will try to take account of existing skills, interests and experience.

The New Internationalist is a workers’ co-operative. As well as attending regular Editorial Team meetings, the intern will also attend a monthly Co-op meeting when the Team reports to the rest of the Co-op. The intern may be invited, or may request, to join other Co-op meetings or meetings of Business Activity Groups.

Pay
Pay is in line with Oxford City Council Living Wage guidelines: £8.01 per hour, or £14,578 pro rata. No overtime payments will be made. Statutory deductions will be made for Income Tax and National Insurance and payment will be made into the intern’s bank account on the nearest working day to the 28th of each month.

Holiday leave
Annual holiday leave is 25 days. In addition, the office is closed between Christmas and New Year.

Review of work
Reviews of work will be carried out every three months with the day-to-day manager. This is an opportunity for the intern to assess their work and see how to develop their skills, and to agree targets and objectives. Their day-to-day manager may give feedback from other members of the Co-op.

    Desired skill set
  • Experience of and proficiency in editing and subbing
  • Excellent writing ability, preferably demonstrated via published work
  • Blogging and multimedia skills
  • Excellent understanding of social media tools
  • Ability to process and summarize information quickly
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • A passion for progressive politics and media, and commitment to the principles that inform the work of the New Internationalist Co-operative. See New Internationalist's Mission
    Added advantage if you have:
  • Experience of innovative online publishing, e.g. Live blogs
  • Experience of web editing and basic HTML
  • Understanding of development issues and international politics


    BOOKS SALES AND MARKETING INTERNSHIP

    The New Internationalist is looking for an intern to work four days a week to support all aspects of books sales & marketing. We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual with interests in ebook production & distribution, direct sales, sales support and online & offline promotion. The paid post lasts for a year, and begins on or near 15 May 2014. Please see the job description below for details.

    To apply, please send an email marked ‘books sales & marketing internship application’ to Dan Raymond-Barker at danrb(at)newint.org including:

    1. a CV, including referees
    2. a covering letter explaining why you would like to work for the New Internationalist and how you meet our skills criteria.

    Closing date for applications: Monday 5 May
    Interviews (please keep this date free): Thursday 8 May

    Please note: Applications will only be accepted from those who have permission to work in the UK for the duration of the internship. Successful applicants would be expected to make their own accommodation arrangements in Oxford.

    JOB DESCRIPTION and DESIRED SKILL SET

    Period of internship and working hours
    The internship will run from mid May 2014 to mid May 2015. This is a four days per week (28 hours) position; however there is flexibility to work three days for some of the time (for instance, if you are finishing off a course).

    Job Description
    Managing sales material distribution and metadata
    Creating sales material (AIs, sell sheets etc) and sending it to our distributors worldwide; managing sales & marketing data on various platforms; taking existing copy and following a template to give full instructions to our studio to design the material or designing the material using InDesign; distribution of hard copies or PDFs. Distribution of metadata to distributors, wholesalers and retailers.

    Working on our ebooks programme
    Creating web-ready PDFs to specification, loading them as necessary onto distributors and vendors websites and ftp servers along with all relevant meta-data.

    Supporting publicity and promotion
    Researching & implementing social media marketing activities; liaising with external publicists to supply relevant materials; managing author questionnaires and reacting to opportunities as they come up; researching academic contacts for course adoptions; keeping our publishing site up-to-date.

    Direct sales and social media marketing
    Optimising marketing information and pricing on all our online shops (the main ones being shop.newint.org, amnestyshop.org.uk and foeshop.co.uk). Managing social media marketing, promoting content, offers, features and events.

    You will also be assigned specific tasks as they are required, where we will try to take account of your existing skills, interests and experience.

    Desirable skills
    Photoshop
    Indesign
    Understanding of social media marketing
    Experience of content management systems and digital workflows
    Magento ecommerce sotware or similar
    Effective copy-writing
    Creative ideas
    Confident communication
    Awareness and support of the New Internationalist Co-operative's mission to support human rights & social and environmental justice.

    Pay
    Pay is in line with Oxford City Council Living Wage guidelines: £8.01 per hour, or £11,662 per year, based on a four day week. No overtime payments will be made. Statutory deductions will be made for Income Tax and National Insurance and payment will be made on the nearest working day to the 28th of each month.

    Holiday Leave
    Annual holiday leave is 20 days based on a four day week.

    Review of work
    Reviews of work will be carried out every three months with your day-to-day manager. This is an opportunity for the intern to assess their work and see how to develop their skills, and to agree targets and objectives. The day-to-day manager may give feedback from other members of the Co-op.

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