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In These Times Seeks Associate Editor

In These Times, a not-for-profit national monthly magazine based in Chicago, seeks an associate editor to manage InTheseTimes.com and our workers’ rights blog, Working In These Times.

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In These Times seeks an Assistant Editor

In These Times, a monthly magazine of news and opinion, is in search of an assistant editor. The successful applicant will be an ambitious individual who is an experienced editor, an excellent writer, an able fact checker, a stickler for detail and a team player who has a sense of humor.

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ARCHIVAL INTERNSHIP

Our volunteer archival intern will work on an edited collection of In These Times articles from our archive in honor of our 40th anniversary. The intern will be drawing from material in both our partially digitized archive of In These Times issues since 1976 as well as our complete paper archive in our Chicago offices. Along the way, they'll be creating brief, eclectic web content based on our archival materials.

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INTERNSHIPS AT IN THESE TIMES

If you have a strong interest in progressive politics and independent publishing, and can work at least two days a week in our Chicago office, why not volunteer at In These Times?

Interns at In These Times gain insight into every step that goes into the production of an award-winning monthly magazine and website. Former In These Times interns have gone on to work at In These Times, The Nation, The Huffington Post, The American Prospect, Truthout, Buzzfeed, Salon, Rolling Stone, International Business Times, and many other publications.

All internship programs follow the dates below. (Note: While we adhere to the deadlines below, applications for internships in the fall, winter and spring can be made at any time.) :

FALL INTERNSHIPS:
Application deadline is September 1 (but processed on a rolling basis)
Interviews conducted in August
Internship runs from late August/early September to December holidays (commensurate with Fall semesters)

WINTER/SPRING INTERNSHIPS:
Application deadline is November 26
Interviews conducted week before and week after Thanksgiving
Internship runs from early January to mid-May (commensurate with Spring semesters)

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS:
Application deadline is April 1 (but applicants are encouraged to submit materials by March 15, when we begin reviewing applications)
Interviews conducted the first week of April
Internship runs from late May to mid-September

(Note that start and end dates of the internship are flexible.)

All internships are currently unpaid, but provide a thorough hands-on experience in learning how a growing independent publication works from every angle. In an effort to begin to make our internship program accessible to people on limited incomes, beginning in Summer 2016 we will offer small stipends to a couple of interns. These stipends will be based on need. If you would like to be considered for one of these stipends, please make the case for your need of such a stipend in your cover letter, supplying any relevant documentation.

EDITORIAL INTERNSHIPS

Our volunteer editorial interns help produce both In These Times and our website, InTheseTimes.com. Depending on experience, interns fact-check, proofread, research articles, find photos, prep stories for web, post to social media and write. As much as possible, we tailor responsibilities according to the individual’s interests.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching and fact-checking articles for In These Times and InTheseTimes.com
  • Participating in submissions meetings
  • Writing timely web stories
  • Writing regular short features in the print magazine including “Act Now,” “Blueprints” and “Art Space” sections
  • Pitching longer stories for print or for InTheseTimes.com, while receiving guidance from ITT editors in crafting pitches and pursuing story ideas
  • Producing stories for InTheseTimes.com, including html formatting and photo research
  • Assisting the web editor in content promotion, social media and traffic-tracking duties

Since In These Times is a nonprofit magazine, all volunteers will very occasionally be asked to help with publishing and fundraising tasks.

Applicants should have a strong interest in politics and independent media. Previous editorial and/or web experience is a plus but is not required.

When applying, please indicate when you are able to start and when you would want your internship to end. (Note that start and end dates of the internship are flexible.)

Applicants should e-mail a cover letter and résumé to Joel Bleifuss (internships@inthesetimes.com) , with the subject line EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP APPLICATION. Writing samples are encouraged, and these may be sent as attachments if they are in a .doc format.

RURAL AMERICA IN THESE TIMES INTERNSHIP

If you are interested in making the issues that rural America is grappling with part of the nation's discourse, consider applying for the Rural America In These Times (RAITT) internship. The RAITT intern's primary responsibility is to write articles for Rural America. The volunteer RAITT intern also juggles a mix of traditional editorial (proofreading, fact-checking, editing) and web (content production/promotion, blogging, tagging, traffic tracking) duties.

This position is perfect for someone who has a passion for the agricultural economy, the rights of indigenous people, the environmental impact of extractive industries, conservation of our natural world, the community rights movement and preservation of the rural way of life. RAITT interns are required to work from In These Times' Chicago office at least two days each week.

When applying, please indicate when you are able to start and when you would want your internship to end. (Note that start and end dates of the internship are flexible.)

Applicants should e-mail a cover letter and résumé to Joel Bleifuss (internships@inthesetimes.com), with the subject line RAITT INTERNSHIP APPLICATION. Writing samples are encouraged, and these may be sent as attachments if they are in a .docx format.