Editorial Intern

Job Locations
US | US-NY-New York
Type
Seasonal, Full-Time
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
ID
2022-5070
Additional Location : City
New York
Additional Location : State/Province
NY

Overview

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.

 

Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.

 

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

Audubon, the editorially independent publication of the National Audubon Society, uses explanatory and advocacy journalism, as well as stunning original photography, to inform its readers about the natural world, inspire them to care passionately about that world, and motivate them to take action on its behalf. Audubon’s editorial intern contributes meaningfully to that effort via both the print publication and website.

 

Ideal candidates will have strong writing and communication skills as well as an interest in covering topics ranging from science and conservation news to climate change and environmental justice. A basic level of comfort with science is a must, but the heart of this seasonal internship is reporting, pitching, researching, and writing. Strong candidates will have experience with those journalistic practices. At the end of the experience, the intern should walk away with solid clips as well as an in-depth understanding of what it's like to work as an editor at a major publication.

 

The paid internship ($15/hour) is up to 35 hours per week and lasts approximately 16 weeks, running from Labor Day through the end of December (start and end dates are flexible). This is a remote-work position, with access to our NYC headquarters if you're local. Self-starters thrive best in the remote-work environment. National Audubon Society is dedicated to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color and LGBTQI individuals.

 

To apply, please upload a one-page cover letter, one-page resume, and links to three to five writing clips. Links can be included on the one-page cover letter. Please upload PDFs.

 

Essential Functions

  • Pitch and write articles for online and print platforms, working on both short- and long-range deadlines with multiple staff editors.
  • Assist with research, story development, and fact checking.
  • Attend and participate in weekly editorial meetings.
  • Collaborate with art department to see stories through layout and production.
  • Other duties as needed and assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • College-level courses in journalism, or science with an emphasis on journalism.
  • Ability to report and write stories for science-based publications.
  • Experience honing story ideas and promoting content through social media.
  • An avid interest in science, wildlife, and environmental issues, including how they affect birds and people.
  • Experience with multimedia and content management systems a plus.

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Accessibility Statement

The National Audubon Society endeavors to keep our careers site accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

COVID Policy

All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.

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