Portland Monthly is seeking smart, energetic, talented people to fill the positions below. See what it takes to join our team.
We hire editorial interns on a rotating basis throughout the year, and are constantly on the hunt for bright, diligent, and ambitious applicants.
The internship paid (minimum wage), and we offer college credit to enrolled students who request it. While we try to be flexible with work schedules and/or student schedules during the academic year, the internship requires a firm commitment of 20 hours per week, 5 days a week.
We hire editorial interns for three seasonal four-month terms: May–August, September–December, and January–April. Please note in your cover letter for which term you are applying and your availability to work during the week. We prefer candidates who are able to commit to a regular schedule, either morning (10 am–2 pm) or afternoon (1–5 pm).
We train, but expect our interns to hit the ground running. Duties include fact-checking articles, assisting editors with research and reporting, and writing web stories and short print pieces. Fact-checking is our interns' primary task, but writing a close second. Typically, our editorial interns leave with a clip portfolio of around 10–20 digital stories and 1–3 print stories.
We expect and encourage interns to be a part of the team by contributing their own ideas, attending meetings, and getting to know the editorial staff.
Successful candidates will be detail-oriented, responsible, well-read, curious, and knowledgeable about the city. We prefer journalism, communications, English, and history students, particularly those who are active with campus publications and are interested in a career in journalism. You do not need to be a current student to apply—we also welcome post-collegiate applicants—but we can work with colleges to arrange credit.
To apply, send a cover letter, a résumé with references, and three (3) excellent writing samples to:
Conner Reed, Arts Editor
No phone calls, please.