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Join CityBeat’s Intern Team

CityBeat is always on the look-out for college students and recent graduates to serve as interns. Our needs are year-round and include work in editorial, multimedia, photography, graphic design, promotions and event planning and execution.

CityBeat offers only unpaid internships, but we’re happy to work with college instructors and intern coordinators to track and evaluate our interns’ work in order to fulfill the terms of your school’s credit requirements. We offer a fun work environment in downtown Cincinnati, plus the occasional free movie and concert tickets and access to our array of exciting events throughout the community (MidPoint Music Festival, Best of Cincinnati Celebration and Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, etc.). And we can be flexible with your schedule to work around your school and/or job needs.

Check out the internship descriptions below and contact the appropriate staff member if you’re interested in joining CityBeat’s intern team. Remember, internship opportunities are available year-round, not just in the summer.


Editorial Internship

Compensation: Recommendations for college credit; parking reimbursement of up to $5/day

Schedule: Varies based on credit requirements, but generally 8-10 hours per week

Position Summary: CityBeat internships offer student journalists opportunities to escape the stylistic confines of traditional journalism. We encourage creativity, humor and insight in our work that set us apart from traditional print media. The main intern responsibilities include entering event listings into our online database, fact checking and web publishing. We offer the chance to regularly contribute event previews and blog posts and will aid in news/feature story assignments. Interns will work directly with CityBeat’s listings editor and special sections/web editor to complete the required tasks and reporting duties during the term.

Requirements/Qualifications: Interns should be comfortable with basic journalistic principles such as using AP style, interviewing, editing, writing and using the Internet. While our hours are flexible, interns must keep a regular work schedule. Journalism majors and those with editorial experience are preferred. The ideal intern is an avid CityBeat reader, familiar with our editorial voice and the stories we've covered, eager to contribute fresh ideas.

How to apply: Send us a friendly description of why you’d like to be a CityBeat intern and why we should like you. Please include what term/quarter you’re available. Email a cover letter, resume, clips/writing samples/personal blog to Jac Kern at jkern@citybeat.com.


Photography Internship

Compensation: Recommendations for college credit; parking reimbursement of up to $5/day

Schedule: Varies based on credit requirements, but generally 8-10 hours per week

Position Summary: Internship involves producing images for the print edition of CityBeat and event for CityBeat.com. You will work under the direction of the staff photographer and will receive direction for your assignments and feedback on your work.

Requirements/Qualifications: Interns should be comfortable with basic journalistic and photography principles. High ethics are required. You should have your own photography equipment and be familiar with Photoshop. While our hours are flexible, interns must also cope with a varying workload. The ideal intern is an avid CityBeat reader and someone familiar with the sides of Cincinnati we cover.

How to apply: Send your portfolio, cover letter and resume to Jesse Fox at jessefox@citybeat.com.



Production/Graphic Design Internship

Compensation: Recommendations for college credit; parking reimbursement of up to $5/day

Schedule: Varies based on credit requirements, but generally 8-10 hours per week based around CityBeat's production cycle

Position Summary: Graphic design work for CityBeat, special sections and specialty publications as well as online at CityBeat.com includes copy layout, advertisement design, photo retouching, creating original artwork for editorial, archiving and basic desktop publishing. Other assignments could include branding projects for CityBeat events and marketing team.

Requirements/Qualifications: Must be familiar with Adobe Creative Suites, including InDesign and Photoshop. Knowledge of Illustrator and Bridge is a plus.

How to apply: Send your portfolio, cover letter and resume to Rebecca Sylvester at rsylvester@citybeat.com.


Events/Promotion Internship

Compensation: Recommendations for college credit; parking reimbursement of up to $5/day

Schedule: Varies based on credit requirements, but generally a maximum of 15 hours per week, including after-hour events (evening/weekend) and some office hours.

Position Summary: The CityBeat Events department specializes in outrageous signature events for CityBeat and A-Line Magazine as well as corporate, nonprofit and individual partners. Under direction of the Promotions/Marketing Coordinator and Event Producer, intern job duties include but are not limited to general design and text for direct mail pieces and event promotion materials; communication with vendors; maintenance of event guest lists and databases; volunteer recruitment and cultivation; research and data collection relevant to CityBeat and our events; creating interactive web sites/giveaways; office, data entry and administration duties; and occasional social media updates and/or event promoting.

Requirements/Qualifications: Interns should have a basic knowledge of special events and/or the hospitality industry. Ideal candidates will possess general knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel, as well as the ability to quickly learn new programs. Must be outgoing, able to get people involved and interested in the CityBeat brand. You need to have reliable transportation to and from events/office/errands/etc.

How to apply: Send cover letter and resume to Event Producer Kenneth Wright at kwright@citybeat.com.

 
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