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Paradigm Communications Group, the Seattle-based publisher of Alaska Beyond Magazine, is seeking editorial interns. Our internships generally run on a quarterly schedule. Interns at Paradigm Communications have the opportunity to write several short articles, which are published with the intern’s byline, for an in-flight magazine that is seen by about 3.9 million travelers per month.

Editorial internships are opportunities for aspiring journalists to acquire professional experience, to work closely with editors and to learn about all phases of magazine publishing. The internships are unpaid and are 20 hours per week for three months. The internship is open to all students, and the intern supervisor can work with advisers to provide college credit for the internship experience.

Interns research story concepts, conduct interviews and write articles. They also check facts, help with special sections, develop event calendars and sometimes write sidebars for longer stories. In addition, they assist with editorial research and art queries.

We are looking for applicants who are meticulous about accuracy; this is especially important for verifying facts, but it also applies to spelling, punctuation and usage. Applicants should have solid writing experience, enjoy conducting in-depth research about a wide variety of subjects, exhibit interest in learning about the magazine industry and possess strong communication skills. Applicants also need to be able to take direction. Interns will gain valuable self-editing and rewriting skills, enabling them to produce content that meets the needs of editors and readers. Writing or editing experience in newspapers or magazines is an asset, although any writing experience, including coursework, will be considered.

Internship hours are flexible, but we ask that interns work a fixed schedule, typically two full days and a half-day each week. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a one-hour lunch break.

To apply, please send a cover letter with information about your writing background and why you are interested in the position (as well as mention of your major and your year in school, if applicable); a resume; and at least two non-returnable writing samples. Please mail or e-mail your materials to:

Andrew Waite
Paradigm Communications Group
2701 First Avenue, Suite 250
Seattle, WA 98121