Job: Billy Penn editorial internship

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We’re looking for Spring editorial interns who can keep up with our lively staff while researching and reporting original content about Philly for our news startup.

This is a pitch-heavy internship that requires candidates to share ideas and see them to fruition. Candidates should feel comfortable navigating Philly, be that by bike, SEPTA, car or on foot. Expect to file at least one story per week.

Billy Penn has a five-person editorial staff that splits time between Philly’s neighborhoods and our office in the Pipeline coworking space in Center City. Applicants should be comfortable working from their laptops in a busy environment. When you’re not out reporting, you’ll be sharing a conference-sized table with the rest of the staff. This is where you’ll do the bulk of your writing, editing, uploading and partaking in general newsroom weirdness.

Wanna work for us? You should…

  • have an understanding of what Philly millennials care about and an innovative approach to telling those news stories
  • have reasonably clean written copy
  • have the ability to incorporate photos and other multimedia into stories, or tell stories on those platforms
  • be ready to work a minimum of 10 hours a week (we can work with you to provide college credit)
  • have relatively flexible availability should an interesting story require a shift change

Still wanna work with us? You should…

  • be ready to help with events. We’re big on in-person engagement.
  • have a public-facing Twitter account with a photo that’s not an egg
  • have experience with Internet curation and attribution
  • feel comfortable interviewing anyone, and doing so with little notice
  • be ready to jump in with ideas and questions at every meeting
  • not be offended by the occasional F-bomb
  • like Emoji <3

Qualified candidates should provide examples of relevant work, including links to published stories and social media activity/account management. Photo and video skills are a major plus. There will be a group interview. Email with the subject line “internship.” Attach your resume and tell us why we should hire you. No cover letters, please.

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