13 01 magazine internship salon elevateApply to become an Intern at Elevate Magazine

Elevate Magazine, part of Salon Communications Inc.,  is currently seeking interns, full- or part-time with the editorial department of the magazine. Preference will be given to individuals who are in a media, journalism or writing program who need an internship as school credit. We want a dynamic, motivated individual to provide support to our print and online editorial initiatives. Committment is a minimum of four months. 

The intern’s duties will include:

  • Resarching, fact checking and writing articles for the online and print editions of Elevate Magazine.
  • Assisting with uploading content to ElevateMagazine.com.
  • Editing photos for online stories.
  • Proofreading  for the print editions of Elevate Magazine.
  • Updating Elevate's online database and directory.
  • Attending industry events with editors.
  • Light administrative tasks, such as updating the magazine’s contact list as needed
  • Assisting in coordinating future marketing contests and initiatives.
  • Experience with Mac operating systems, Microsoft Word, content management systems (Joomla, Wordpress, etc.) and Photoshop is highly recommended. Experience with InDesign and HTML coding are a plus. Writing duties will be assigned based on the intern’s interest and the skill set demonstrated to the team. 

You are:

Computer savvy, organized and detail oriented. You have excellent writing and communication skills and a passion for the print and online media world. You’ve got creative, original ideas and impeccable research skills. On top of that, you're enthusiastic hard working and organized. Please note that preference will be given to individuals attending a program in journalism, English, communications, publishing or a related field.

We are:

Salon Communications Inc. publishes Elevate Magazine, elevatemagazine.com, beauty industry-favorite Salon Magazine (English and French editions) and SalonMagazine.ca. Salon Communications also produces The Contessa Awards — The Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards. 

Join our highly creative and supportive environment and gain valuable experience in the publishing industry. This is an unpaid internship.

Please send a cover letter, your CV, two to three writing samples and the answers to the questions listed below to [email protected] by October 16, 2015. In your message please state your availability and desired start date. Incomplete applications will automatically be disqualified. 

  1. Please provide two story ideas that could potentially appear in the print edition of Elevate Magazine. (No more than 100 words for each story idea please).
  2. Please provide two story ideas that could potentially appear on Elevatemagazine.com. (No more than 100 words for each story idea.)
  3. What is your favourite beauty product and why? Please explain in 100 words.
  4. Take a look at our latest issue of Elevate Magazine on elevatemagazine.com under Digital Edition. Provide a critique of the issue in 200 words of this issue. 
  5. If you had to come up with an innovative marketing idea for Elevate Magazine that incorporated web and social media channels what would it be. Please explain in  200 words or less.