Assistant Editor
Waterford Institute of Technology
Waterford, Ireland
30d ago

Are you passionate about journalism and detail oriented? Are you a natural leader and good with deadlines? If so, The Global Grid wants to hear from you.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, online media publications are thriving, while print media outlets continue to decline.

Despite the growth of online media, job seekers vying for journalism careers still face strong competition. Qualified candidates need education and experience.

While you are working hard to acquire the necessary education, let us help you gain some valuable experience.

The Global Grid is seeking qualified applicants for Assistant Editor Internships. As an Assistant Editor, you will have the opportunity to supervise our blog writers.

You will gain valuable experience and skills, and we make all of our internships available for academic credit. In addition, we offer free resume and career coaching to support you as you transition from our internship into the next phase of your career.

This is a virtual internship, and although you don’t have to commute to our office, we still expect professionalism and commitment from you.

We are looking for the best of the best. If you are creative, energetic, and eager to learn, and can commit to at least a one year internship; we want to hear from you.

What to expect during your internship with The Global Grid?

You can expect to gain experience in a variety of areas such as editing, Wordpress formatting, and collaborating with a diverse group of international bloggers.

Your duties may include, but are not limited to :

  • Supervising up to 10 blogging interns;
  • Creating and managing blogging submission schedules;
  • Ensuring bloggers meet weekly deadlines;
  • Editing blogs for content, grammar, spelling, punctuation, style, and formatting;
  • Formatting individual blog submissions in Wordpress;
  • Supporting direct reports through constructive, positive feedback; and

    Developing and motivating your team over a six month or one year internship lifecycle.

    What we're looking for :

  • 1 year commitment, contractually;
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills;
  • Uninterrupted Internet and computer access, must check email daily;
  • Ability to manage 10 blogger interns, with a natural desire to teach;
  • Independent self-starter;
  • Superior time management skills;
  • Problem solver and creative thinker;
  • Great communication and people skills, a natural motivator;
  • Multicultural understanding and awareness;
  • Ability to work remotely;
  • Previous experience as a writer for a blog is a plus.

    To apply follow this link (http : / / webforms.zenginehq.com / globalsiteplans) and complete the items outlined below :

  • Attach your resume and cover letter;
  • Take this online English language proficiency test, print in "PDF" and attach results : https : / / www.transparent.com / learn-

  • english / proficiency-test.html;
  • Download the following writing sample. Edit the sample, utilizing tracked changes for spelling, grammar, punctuation and content.

    Provide comments as needed within the document, then attach within the application form : https : / / theglobalgrid.org / wp-

  • content / uploads / 2012 / 02 / Edit-the-following-writing-sample Global-Site-Plans.pdf;
  • Like The Global Grid on Facebook : https : / / www.facebook.com / theglobalgrid;
  • Follow The Global Grid on Instagram : https : / / www.instagram.com / theglobalgrid;
  • Follow The Global Grid on Twitter : https : / / twitter.com / theglobalgrid;
  • Join The Global Grid LinkedIn group : https : / / www.linkedin.com / groups / 3742121 / profile.

    This is an unpaid and virtual internship that can be completed from home. While we cannot guarantee opportunities for paid employment, interns will always gain first preference in our hiring processes.

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