May 20th, 2009

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Looking For Interns and Volunteers for Fantasy Magazine

We're looking to fill the following positions at Fantasy Magazine. They are, alas, unpaid, but do provide some experience and references that may be of use in job-hunting further on down the line.

Reviewer/Writer/Reporter
Necessary skills: A smooth and engaging writing style, and a sense of what media people will enjoy. An ability to deliver assignments on deadline, to do your own research, and to propose upcoming reviews.
Duties: Write reviews, articles, and other copy according to Fantasy Magazine standards. TIme estimate: 5-10 hours a week.
Benefits: Grow your resume with interesting professional-level writing samples. The satisfaction of seeing our numbers grow while working with a talented team dedicated to bringing the latest and best in fantasy to our readers.

Proofreader/Tagger
Necessary skills:An in-depth knowledge of grammar and spelling and meticulous attention to detail.
Duties: Proofread copy before it is published and make sure it is formatted. After it has been published, make sure it is tagged in social networks. Time estimate: 5-10 hours per week.
Benefits: Grow your resume with interesting professional-level experience. The satisfaction of seeing our numbers grow while working with a talented team dedicated to bringing the latest and best in fantasy to our readers.

Production Lead
Necessary skills:An in-depth knowledge of grammar and spelling and meticulous attention to detail. Organization and ability to oversee a small team of volunteers.
Duties: Oversee getting all magazine posts proofread, formatted, and tagged. Time estimate: 5-10 hours per week.
Benefits: Grow your resume with interesting professional-level writing experience. The satisfaction of seeing our numbers grow while working with a talented team dedicated to bringing the latest and best in fantasy to our readers.


Audio Engineer
Necessary skills: Audio production and editing experience. You know how to record a podcast and edit out extraneous noise, as well as how to add music or other audio tracks. as well as how to put it on a website. You listen to podcasts and know the difference between a well-done one and a badly-done one.
Duties: Work with podcast readers to make sure podcasts are up to standard and coach new ones. Post fiction or interview podcast on a weekly basis.  Time estimate: 3-5 hours a week.
Benefits: Resume-worthy experience with online audio production. The satisfaction of seeing our numbers grow while working with a talented team dedicated to bringing the latest and best in fantasy to our readers.

Podcaster
Necessary skills: Basic audio production and editing experience. You know how to record a podcast as well as how to read well.
Duties: Read fiction and nonfiction for the magazine. Time estimate: 3-5 hours a week.
Benefits: Resume-worthy experience with online audio production. The satisfaction of seeing our numbers grow while working with a talented team dedicated to bringing the latest and best in fantasy to our readers.

Assistant Editors - Arts&Music/Audio/Columns/Comics/Community/Games/Movies&TV/

Necessary skills: Strong knowledge of their area, excellent organization and leadership experience. Good writing skills and attention to deal.

Duties: Coordinate production from writers. Check in with managing editor once per month to go over schedule, and participate in general brain-storming session once every two months. Deliver a minimum of two pieces per week for publication. Time estimate: 5-10 hours per week.
Benefits: Resume-worthy experience with online editing and production. The satisfaction of seeing our numbers grow while working with a talented team dedicated to bringing the latest and best in fantasy to our readers. Lots of networking possibilities.
Benefits: experience with online production. The satisfaction of seeing our numbers grow while working with a talented team dedicated to bringing the latest and best in fantasy to our readers. Lots of networking possibilities.

Assistant Editor - News
Necessary skills: You like cons and go to a lot of them. Your in depth knowledge of the speculative fiction field is combined with a chatty but informative writing style. You can turn around content quickly and don't mind spending some weekend time processing the reports.
Duties: Recruit reporters to cover conventions. Consolidate their reports into articles for the magazine. Gather links for weekly news round-up. Coordinate production of stories and accompanying art/photos from writers. Check in with managing editor once per month to go over schedule, and participate in general brain-storming session once every two months. Time estimate: 3-5 hours a week.
Benefits: Resume-worthy experience with online production. The satisfaction of seeing our numbers grow while working with a talented team dedicated to bringing the latest and best in fantasy to our readers. Lots of networking possibilities.

If interested, drop me a line at rambo@fantasy-magazine.com including the position(s) you're interested in, why you're qualified, and two writing samples. I'm very glad to work with you to make sure you get high school or college credit for work done with the magazine if needed.