Wide Open Media Group Writing & Editorial Intern in Austin, Texas

Wide Open Media Group is recruiting an editorial intern to assist in the daily editorial operations of our websites, Wide Open Spaces, Wide Open Country, Wide Open Pets and Wide Open Eats this fall and potentially beyond.

The position will be located at our offices in Downtown Austin at 801 Congress, and the expected workload is around 20-25 hours a week.

The Writing & Editorial intern will be tasked to:

• Help our Managing Editors on all sites actively edit pended articles in the WordPress editorial queues to increase the volume we're able to publish daily • Publish the occasional article on the sites in cases where need dictates • Research topics daily with viral potential to be quickly turned-around by in-house writing staff • Learn first-hand, and hands-on the overall daily operations and best practices of our rapidly-growing media network

What We're Looking For:

• Some previously published web writing and ability to provide us samples/links from this writing (must) • Some previous exposure to / experience with WordPress (must) • An understanding of and functional ability to work with Associated Press writing style (must) • Some previous experience in editing others' work (plus) • A strong knowledge base in either country music, country lifestyle, hunting, fishing, pets/animals or cooking (plus) • An understanding of SEO best practices (plus) • An understanding of why a topic has viral potential and how to source these topics (plus) • Exposure to / experience with Google Analytics (huge plus) • Exposure to content management / team management tools like Newswhip Spike, Slack, CoSchedule, Buffer (huge plus)

Perks of working with Wide Open Media as an intern:

• Ability to earn credit in your university program for an internship • Work in a Downtown Austin office at 8th and Congress • Located on major bus lines including the 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 20, 30, 37, 801 and 803 to reduce need to park • Fast-paced and dynamic, but casual, startup environment • Unlimited snacks and beverages • Quarterly company outings

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