The Active Times is now accepting applications for summer interns who wish to join our team in New York City.
We are a new, fast-growing website dedicated to all aspects of the active, outdoor lifestyle. Our stories include breaking news, interviews, video features, gear reviews and more.
The internship is unpaid and lasts May-August. Applicants must receive college credit and work a minimum of two days per week. Responsibilities include mining the active sports community—from Ironman’s Ali’i Drive homestretch to the Eiger’s legendary North Face—for the latest news on the sports, adventures, locales, health and fitness, people and gear that encapsulate the active lifestyle; assisting with pitching; researching and writing active lifestyles news items and trends; copy editing and fact checking; photo researching and editing; and generally assisting editors as needed. Prior editorial experience (internships, student-run publications, etc.), copyediting skills, familiarity with Photoshop and knowledge of digital media are a plus.
The ideal candidate has some background in journalistic writing, and thrives in a fun, fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Knowledge of, and participation in, active sports is a distinct advantage. We want people who live and breathe the active life and, by extension, are members of the audience they’re speaking to.
Past interns have had their work syndicated to The Huffington Post, Yahoo and NBC News.
Contact: Please send a resume and cover letter to Peter Koch at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include availability for a Skype or in-person interview.