The Austin Chronicle is no longer accepting Editorial intern applications for the Fall 2021 semester. Check back here in November for information on applying to our spring program.
The Austin Chronicle offers unpaid internships in the Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer semesters. Over the course of the program, interns expand their writing portfolios, work on database projects, receive direct feedback and guidance from editors, and earn first-hand experience of a print and digital news operation. Based on interns’ interests and skill sets, they contribute to one or more of the following sections: News, Music, Food, Culture (including theatre, visual arts, dance, comedy, film & TV, books, and general culture coverage), and Qmmunity.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the internship may take place remotely. Interns must have access to a reliable computer and internet connection, as well as be especially self-motivated and passionate about working at a progressive newspaper. Interns typically put in between 5-15 hours a week; hours and schedules are flexible.
The Austin Chronicle seeks a writer, reporter, and editor who is passionate about all things food and drink in Austin. That’s a wide umbrella: Our Food section covers everything from restaurant and bar openings and closings, urban farms, and family recipes to CBD entrepreneurs and the fight for fair wages for hospitality workers.
The Food Editor is responsible for managing the daily, weekly, and long-range Food storylist in print and online. The ideal candidate has proven experience covering Austin’s restaurant and bar industry and already comes to the job with established relationships within that industry. The ideal candidate also has an alt-weekly voice and ethos; strong multitasking skills; and a talent for covering stories across multiple platforms, from long-form print journalism to breaking news posts and a lively social media presence.
Duties include assigning, writing, and editing copy (including but not limited to feature profiles, restaurant reviews, and newsletter content); managing the Food section’s weekly production flow and various special projects and issues, including the Chronicle’s annual First Plates restaurant awards and Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival; recruiting new writers and helping interns grow as writers and reporters; attending regular industry functions such as tastings and product launches; engaging with the community, readers, public figures, and other media; and enthusiastic collaboration with the rest of the Editorial team at the Chronicle.
Founded in 1981 and committed to a progressive point of view, The Austin Chronicle is an independent, locally owned and operated alternative newsweekly. The Chronicle is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested? Send an email to Editor Kim Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Food Editor.” Please include a résumé, a cover letter (don’t forget to tell us why you’re passionate about Austin food and why you think you’re a good fit for the Chronicle), and three relevant writing clips.
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