Worlds of Words Web Editing Intern

Sponsor Organization

Worlds of Words

Description

Worlds of Words seeks a highly motivated individual with an interest in online content and web editing for an editorial internship in our collection located on the fourth floor of the College of Education. This internship allows individuals to participate in all areas of WOW’s web presence. Though the position emphasizes editorial work, there will be opportunities for light writing and research as well.

Reports to: Worlds of Words Associate Director

Duties include:

  • Copy editing, fact checking and optimizing website posts
  • Updating archival posts and pages
  • Preparation of materials to meet accessibility standards
  • Carrying out light administrative tasks

Other duties may include:

  • Copy editing and preparing electronic newsletter and social media posts
  • Collaborating with and assisting other members of the WOW team
  • Writing articles for wowlit.org including reviews, profiles, event recaps, etc.
  • Selection and digital manipulation of images for marketing purposes
  • Providing patron service in person, on the phone and online
  • Assisting co-workers with events

Qualifications

  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to type 40+ wpm
  • Strong Internet research skills
  • Familiarity with Associated Press style and American Psychological Association style
  • Strong interest in current events around the globe
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively on a team
  • Familiarity with WordPress desired, but not required

Hours and compensations

Hours:

You will work 45 hours for each credit earned. Worlds of Words allows for a flexible schedule. While we will track the hours the Intern puts in to report back to the University of Arizona English Department, we are more interested in the completion of tasks.

Compensation:

This is an unpaid internship; however this is qualifies for the 3-credit internship for ENGL 393 or equivalent.

Benefits:

Exposure to the book industry and current literary climate. Previews of unpublished and newly published books for children and teens. Networking opportunities and job skills development. Publication by-lines. Relevant skills in online platforms. A fun and engaging work environment located on campus.

How to apply

Send in a cover letter, resume, and two short non-fiction writing samples or excerpts (preferably journalistic articles) of no more than 500 words. Send in the materials with Word or PDF attachments to Rebecca Ballenger at rklb@email.arizona.edu. Please put "Web Editing Intern" in the subject line. We will contact you only if you have been selected for an interview.