Work With Madison Magazine

Madison Magazine is always interested in connecting with talented, motivated individuals for internships and other job opportunities at Madison Magazine.

Madison Magazine is currently seeking an editorial intern and a fact checking intern.

Editorial Intern
Location: Remote/Madison, Wisconsin
Start Date: End of January
Application Deadline: Jan. 21, 2022
Hours/week: Between 10-15 hours

Duties

  • Researches for cover stories and larger projects
  • Writes for both the print magazine and the website
  • Completes fact checking and transcribing assignments
  • Assists editor during production week
  • Curates editorial e-newsletters
  • Contributes to multimedia projects and web publishing
  • Carries out social media projects

Description

Madison Magazine interns gain valuable experience in journalism and online publishing through a variety of duties. Interns write, edit, fact check and work on special projects with our editorial staff.

The ideal candidate would be a student or recent graduate in the field of journalism, communications, English or a related field. You must possess strong writing skills and the ability to work independently and efficiently. Prior experience with web publishing, AP Style and fact checking is helpful but not required. The ability to problem solve, stay organized and work on a deadline is crucial.

Please send a resume, cover letter and three clips or work samples, preferably published. While the internship will likely be remote due to COVID-19, we’re hoping to work with someone who knows a decent amount about Madison, Wisconsin. Internship is paid. If you don’t have published work, please send appropriate samples to demonstrate your writing ability to: Andrea Behling, editor, abehling@madisonmagazine.com, 608-270-3625

Fact checking Intern
Location: Remote/Madison, Wisconsin
Start Date: February 2022
Application Deadline: Jan. 28, 2022
Hours/month: 25 hours (equals 6.25 hours per week)

Description
Madison Magazine is seeking a remote fact checking intern. This person takes a careful eye to articles for print, checking dates, names, quotes, concepts, numbers and the like. The fact checker has monthly deadlines and verifies 12-14 articles a month. Monthly Zoom meetings with editors will take place at assignment and after each month’s submissions. These meetings will provide the intern with expectations, feedback and an opportunity to ask questions. Our hope is to develop the fact checking intern’s skills in at least a 16-week term. Fact checker should be available to answer questions or complete follow up fact checking after initial submission each month. The 25 hours will likely be spread out unevenly throughout the month based on when fact checking is assigned.

Applicants must have access to a reliable computer with internet connection and Microsoft Word. We’re looking for an excellent communicator with polite and professional phone skills, who also possess strong editing and news judgment skills. Prior experience with fact checking, editing or AP Style is helpful but not required. The ability to meet deadlines is crucial.

Fact checking is an integral part of our production cycle that helps us ensure our readers get accurate, up-to-date information. We fact check all stories for the following reasons, as cited in the SPJ Code of Conduct:

1. To take responsibility for the accuracy of their work by verifying information before releasing it and using original sources whenever possible.
2. To avoid the use of excuses of speed or format for inaccuracies.
3. To actively seek out plagiarism and always attribute.
4. To provide updated and more complete information as appropriate.
5. To be able to respond quickly to questions about accuracy, clarity and fairness.
6. To acknowledge mistakes and correct them promptly and prominently by explaining corrections and clarifications carefully and clearly.
7. To abide by a set of high standards upon which we’ve built our reputation as a publication.

Please send a resume and cover letter to:
Editor Andrea Behling,

Call For Submissions
Madison Magazine now accepts short nonfiction essays for print consideration. Click here for more information and to submit your essay materials.

Editorial Freelance Opportunities
Madison Magazine is always interested in meeting and working with talented freelance writers and journalists. If interested in writing for Madison Magazine, please send a resume and a couple samples to Editor Andrea Behling at abehling@madisonmagazine.com.

Madison Magazine Photography
The Madison Magazine art department is not currently seeking photography interns, however, we are always looking for talented freelance photographers to take assignments. Send an email to Creative Director Tim Burton at tburton@madisonmagazine.com with a link to your website or online portfolio.

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