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VIBE, VIBE Viva & Vibe Vixen Are Seeking Editorial & Social Media Interns

It's that time of year again! Looking for a place to flex your writing skills? Read on and hit us up. 

VIBE, VIBE Vixen (our women's channel) and VIBE Viva (our Latino channel) are seeking editorial and social media interns with a passion for journalism and a serious interest in music and entertainment to join the NYC team.

Are you looking for a writing opportunity** at one of the most influential digital publications? Do you have an interest in pop culture, music (hip-hop and R&B), fashion, politics, television/film, news and sports? VIBE.com may be the place for you!

Roles and Duties

Editorial interns will research news stories, transcribe interviews and contribute content to the VIBE, VIBE Vixen and VIBE Viva website. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct interviews with talent (artists, actors and prominent figures in entertainment) on behalf of the team. Must have a forward-thinking mentality and be able to work well independently.

Social media interns will assist the community manager with upcoming campaigns, scheduling content, while engaging with VIBE, VIBE Viva & VIBE Vixen followers/readers on owned platforms. Candidate must be detail-oriented, interested in learning about digital marketing and active on social media. A background in Photoshop is preferred, but not required.

How to Apply

Editorial Internship: Send your cover letter (in email body is fine), résumé and 2 - 4 writing clips/links** showcasing your talent to [email protected] with “Editorial Intern” in the subject area. Specify your 3 areas of interest(s): music, fashion, politics, news, television/film and/or sports. Also, tell us about your favorite original VIBE, VIBE Vixen or VIBE Viva piece and why.

Social Media Internship: Send your cover letter, résumé to [email protected], with "Social Media Intern" in the subject area. Include your experience level with Photoshop and links to your personal social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook & Instagram). Tell us about a social media campaign that caught your eye and how you managed to rectify an error during an important task.

The application deadline is 12pm EST on Friday, January 1.
If you have any questions, contact us at [email protected] or tweet your questions to @VibeMagazine using the hashtag #AskVibe.

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VIBE employs interns for its Spring (January to May), Summer (June to August) and Fall (September to December) programs. Interns must receive college credit and be available to work 16-24 hours per week (with at least two 8-hour days) between the hours of 9am EST and 11pm EST. All internship positions are unpaid and are completed on-site at our New York office in Manhattan. VIBE does not hire remote interns, provide housing or travel assistance.

** VIBE is not hiring aspiring music artists, talent managers, social media stars or the next contestant for a reality show. We're looking for young college students with a serious passion for entertainment and journalism. Applicants without published clips are encouraged to write 2 news or music-related samples of their own.

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