Editorial Intern - Content & Media Team
Posted Date: Apr-29-2021
Job ID: 19929
Job Type: Full Time
Job Function: Internship
Store: Seattle HQ
Remote Eligible: Yes
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What's cool about this job
Please note: To apply, you?must submit a cover letter?along with your résumé and writing clips/portfolio. A cover letter is critical. You may either include the letter as an additional page in your résumé PDF or upload it separately. Contribute to REI’s success through the production of compelling, brand-appropriate editorial content that aligns our content strategy to business goals and helps connect every person to the power of time outside and engage them in the fight to protect outdoor places.
This role is primarily accountable for supporting story production—on message and on deadline—for the Co-op Journal, REI’s editorial publication, and Expert Advice, the co-op’s in-depth learning library of gear and skills content.
Responsibilities will vary depending on current editorial needs and will be tailored to the candidate’s strengths and interests. Potential duties may include:
Pitching, researching, reporting and writing stories
Proofreading or editing stories
Supporting digital content production and editorial operations
Attending weekly editorial meetings
Assisting with gear testing operations
Writing social copy to promote editorial content
The ideal candidate is expected to have an interest in and the ability to balance news, human-interest stories and enterprise features, while challenging the way the outdoor industry has traditionally been covered and represented. You will exhibit sound news judgment that ensures key people, places, events and topics don’t go unnoticed and are covered accurately, fairly and with integrity. You pay attention to best practices in the media and creative industries and are amped for the opportunity to bring your point-of-view to REI. You love spending time outdoors, whether that’s in your neighborhood or in the mountains, and want other people to love it, too.
Bring your passion and expertise
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing or related disciplines, or equivalent work experience.????????
Demonstrated experience developing and writing editorial content.
Ability to create, curate and occasionally edit information to meet content needs.
Familiarity with AP style, news judgement and journalism ethics.
Preferred experience working with editors to identify, inform and shape editorial coverage.
Preferred familiarity with web publishing tools, such as WordPress.
Understanding of content in service of SEO strategy.
Preferred knowledge of visual asset libraries and image licensing standards; hands-on experience making photo selects for high-visibility content.
Able to execute effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals. ? ?
Build rapport with all kinds of people inside and outside the organization.
Challenge the status quo, champion change and influence others to take action.
Why you'll love it here:
You get to blend a passion for the outdoors with your work. You can smell a story in the air and know how to pitch it and chase it. You want to explore the story arc with creative partners. You like to work fast and move to a sprint when a reactive or late-breaking opportunity arises. You’ll collaborate daily with smart and energized coworkers on the broader Content and Media team to create standout editorial content. Everyone is passionate about the work we do and the customers and members we serve.
Please note: To apply, you?must submit a cover letter?along with your résumé and writing clips/portfolio. A cover letter is critical. You may either include the letter as an additional page in your résumé PDF or upload it separately.#LI-JM
At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.
With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.
REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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