Editorial Intern for IT magazines & websites

Posted on August 17th, 2011

Penton Media, the largest independent B2B magazine publishing company, is looking for an editorial intern to assist with a variety of functions at our Fort Collins office. Interns will have the opportunity to experience the print magazine production process from start to finish; learn valuable skills such as writing and editing for print, email, and websites, including coding HTML; see how journalists are leveraging social networking to succeed today; and work with senior editors with 10+ years experience to cultivate their own talents and prepare for a career in journalism.

Students will be paid for this internship, will be eligible for college credit through CSU, and will learn timeless skills to prepare them for a future in the industry.

This internship will be held during the Fall 2011 semester. Candidates are expected to work 15-20 hours per week—schedules are flexible.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties will be tailored to interns’ skill sets and interests and may include any of the following:

- Writing blog content on www.windowsitpro.com, www.sqlmag.com, www.sharepointpromag.com, and devproconnections.com
- Editing technical articles and columns
- Assisting with email newsletter production and distribution
- Formatting articles for the web using HTML and WYSIWYG tools
- Assisting the products editor by writing product news, Contacting and following up with vendor’s for buyer’s guides, writing buyer’s guides, and writing product roundups
- Assisting in final production of magazine, proofing, etc.
- Using social media to promote content
- Other duties as needed

Recommended Skills:
Valuable skills to help candidates succeed in this position include:
- Writing, editing, and communication skills
- Knowledge of Chicago Manual Style
- HTML and basic web design experience
- Attention to detail
- The ability to multi-task and work independently on time-sensitive projects
- An eagerness to learn new skills and research the subject matter

How to Apply
To apply for this position, submit a resume and 2-3 writing samples to amy.eisenberg@penton.com.

About Penton Media
Penton is a leading, independent B2B media company that serves the information needs of more than six million business professionals every month in industries ranging from Agriculture and Aviation to Electronics, Natural Products, and Information Technology. To learn more, visit www.penton.com.