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 is paid (minimum wage), and we offer college credit to enrolled students who request it. The position is intended to be full-time, but if you are only available for 20 hours, there may still be an opening for you. We will always try to be flexible with work schedules and/or student schedules during the academic year, but the internship does require a firm commitment of at least 20 hours per week, 5 days a week.
We hire editorial interns for six-month terms: January-June, March-August, July-December or September-February, and are currently considering candidates for the July-December 2022 term. 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.
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. Typically, our editorial interns leave with a clip portfolio of around 20-40 digital stories and 6-10 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, or have experience at other media outlets 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:
Julia Silverman, Deputy Editor
No phone calls, please.