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Job Opportunities: 

Assistant Editor

WNC magazine, the award-winning quarterly lifestyle publication for Western North Carolina, is looking for a part-time editor to join our editorial team. The assistant editor will help ensure that WNC magazine maintains the highest editorial and design standards, produces the publication on time and within budget, assists in related digital and social media efforts, and represents the magazine in the community professionally at all times.

She or he will be heavily involved in the creative process, contributing ideas, writing and editing skills, and problem-solving abilities to the production of the entire magazine in print and digital platforms, as well as future growth strategies. Our ideal candidate will have a deep interest in and ongoing engagement with life in Western North Carolina, as well as the ability to help translate this into appealing, insightful articles, stories and posts. Publishing experience and the ability to work fluidly within a team of contributors is a must.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or a relevant field

Three+ years of experience in publishing, preferably with at least one year of experience in an editorial oversight role

Demonstrated experience with assigning, writing and editing stories

Top-notch organizational skills

An eye for detail along with critical thinking skills

Working knowledge of InDesign, Microsoft Office, Google Workspace and digital media technology is preferred

Knowledge of Chicago and/or MLA style

Familiarity with SEO and social media best practices

A general familiarity of Western North Carolina life, history, and culture preferred

Job Description:

Assist in coordinating print and online publishing cycles and manage content areas

Suggest stories and generate headline ideas in alignment with targeted audience’s preferences

Interface with layout (artwork, design, photography) and check content for accuracy and errors

Proofread, edit and improve stories or pieces

Cooperate and liaise with designers, photographers and advertising reps

Meet deadlines and budget requirements

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Mike Granger, mike@wncmagazine.com. No phone calls please. The position will be based in the Asheville area, with significant ability to work from home/remotely.

Job Type: Part-time
 

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WNC Internship Opportunities

Interested in getting hands-on experience publishing a magazine? GulfStream Communications, publisher of WNC (Western North Carolina magazine based in Asheville, North Carolina), Charleston, Charleston Weddings, and Grand Strand magazines in South Carolina, offers internships in graphic design, editorial, photography, marketing & sales, and multimedia. Unpaid spring, summer, and fall semester internships are open to qualified applicants.

Editorial Internship

  • Develop strong writing, editing, research, and proofreading skills
  • Get your writing published in a nationally distributed magazine
  • Complete 15+ hours per week

Requirements: Strong creative writing, grammatical, research, and communication skills. Social media skills a plus. Must submit writing samples.

Photography Internship

  • Get your images published in a nationally distributed magazine
  • Assist with studio and location shoots, and gain knowledge from professional photographers
  • Learn the production process from camera to layout by working with the art directors and editors
  • Complete 10+ hours per week

Requirements: Must have personal digital SLR equipment and a good understanding of digital photography and lighting. Experience with product shots and portraits are pluses. Must submit digital photography samples.

Marketing & Sales Internship

  • Learn what it takes to market a magazine through research, analysis, and strategy
  • Develop an understanding of advertising sales and how revenue is generated for magazine publishing
  • Help stage special events, write press releases, and assist in campaign launches
  • Complete 15+ hours per week

Requirements: Strong customer service skills, previous experience or coursework in public relations, social media proficiency, and knowledge of Microsoft Office are required. Design experience a plus. Position requires some regional travel.

Multimedia Internship

  • Gain experience with the basics of web design, development, and entry-level information technology
  • Develop strong writing, editing, and content management skills geared toward online readership
  • Generate content for social media
  • Complete 15+ hours per week

Requirements: Proficiency with Google Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud are necessary. Creative writing skills and social media experience required. Basic understanding of HTML and video production experience are pluses. Must submit pertinent samples. Must be an Asheville resident able to commute to downtown for content generation.

Click here for a printable PDF version of available internships 

To apply for an internship, please e-mail a cover letter, résumé, and pertinent samples to: mike@wncmagazine.com, or mail materials to WNC Internships, 33 Patton Ave., Suite 301, Asheville, NC 28801.

To learn about internships with Charleston or Grand Strand magazines, visit Charlestonmag.com or GrandStrandmag.com.