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Summer Editorial Intern Needed at Geekosystem (SoHo)

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Geekosystem is seeking editorial interns for the summer! The ideal candidate is a current college or graduate student looking for hands-on writing experience at a news startup.Here are the two biggest things we're looking for in applicants: The primary qualification for this job is an encyclopedic knowledge of and obsessive enthusiasm for multiple aspects of geek culture. If you are knowledgeable about weird, cutting-edge tech phenomena, follow gadget and consumer electronics news, and/or possess a deep knowledge of video games and/or science fiction, then this is the internship for you. The secondary qualification is being able to write quickly and clearly, without weird grammatical or spelling issues, on topics that you yourself think up/discover on the interwebs.Bonus points if you have the following qualifications: Knowledge of blogging software. Knowledge of the major personalities and figures in geekdom and the tech world. Experience with photo-editing software.Our interns spend most of their time writing, and most definitely receive bylines for all of their stories.The logistics: Our summer internships run from June to August, with flexible start and end dates. Interns must be available to work full-time in our editorial offices in SoHo. Interns must be current college or graduate students who can receive academic credit for the internship; interns will be unpaid.How to apply: If interested, please attach ALL of the following documents to your application email:1) A resume/CV, including references (please include any weird skills you might have, like knowledge of FORTRAN or a Wizards of the Coast tournament ranking). 2) Any two samples of your academic or journalistic writing, each preferably in a different style (long-form vs. short-form, magazine vs. blog, etc.) (Although we are a blog! So keep that in mind when deciding what to submit). 3) A brief (1-page) cover letter explaining why your experience, knowledge, and personality make you the ideal intern for a geek culture blog. Please also discuss your favorite Internet meme in your cover letter; if you don't, we'll know you didn't read the entire posting! We're sneaky like that.Geekosystem is a property of Abrams Media, whose group of websites include: Mediaite, a media news website; Geekosystem, a site devoted to tech and geek culture; Styleite, which covers beauty and fashion; Sportsgrid, which follows sports and sports-related media; Gossip Cop, a site devoted to policing the celebrity gossip industry; The Mary Sue, a site for female geeks; and The Jane Dough, a site that examines the business and political worlds through the female prism. Our CEO, Dan Abrams, is the on-air Legal Analyst for ABC News and the former General Manager of MSNBC. Compensation: academic credit This is an internship jobPrincipals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.Please, no phone calls about this job!Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.  
 
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