Editorial Internship at Bayard, Inc.
Internship job description
Catholic Digest magazine, owned and published by Bayard, Inc., is seeking an editorial intern to assist the managing editor. Bayard, Inc. is located on the campus of Assumption University.
· Assist in writing and editing for CatholicDigest.com and the print magazine
· Help update CatholicDigest.com
· Meet with the managing editor once a week to discuss assigned work
· Other duties as assigned
· Keep track of hours
· Respond to emails in a timely manner
· Religious Studies, Journalism, Communications or English major preferred
· Knowledge of religious education as well as the polity and traditions of the Catholic Church helpful
· Proficient in Word Press and Word Processing software
· Good communication skills
Goals and Objectives for the position
· Assist the managing editor in meeting deadlines and creating content for print and web
· Be able to handle multiple projects at once. Ability to be organized and manage time effectively
Interns are responsible for keeping track of hours and creating their weekly schedules. Interns are also given the option of splitting up their hours between working in the office and offsite (on-campus, from home, dorms etc.). Depending on deadlines and workflow, weekly hours could vary.
What is the organizational structure and how does this internship role fit into that structure?
For the course of the internship, the intern will become a team member at Bayard, Inc., and will be working with a variety of editors and designers to meet deadlines and post content. There is a managing editor (Paul McKibben), who oversees all of the content. Then there is one magazine coordinator (Pat Gohn) and one designer (Ted Schluenderfritz). Interns will mostly be working directly with the managing editor. Depending on the project, they may need to work with the magazine coordinator as well. Paul works offsite and Pat onsite. Therefore, the intern will mainly communicate with Paul via email and Skype.
What is the level of independence and supervision in the internship?
There is a lot of independence in this position. Interns will be responsible for keeping up with their hours, and giving loose schedules for when they plan on being in the office (schedules can change weekly if desired). Interns are also given the option of splitting up their hours between working in the office and offsite (on-campus, from home, dorms etc.). There is little supervision in this position and it is the responsibility of the intern to meet deadlines or communicate with whoever they are working with if something comes up.
Method of evaluation. Please list specific goals for which you plan to evaluate this intern.
· Reliability- Does the intern get work completed by agreed up deadlines?
· Communication- Does the intern respond to emails in a timely manner? Do they communicate with whoever they are working with if they have questions or if they need more time on an assignment?
· Time Management/organization- How well does the intern manage their assignments?
· Willingness to learn- Does the intern have a good attitude and are they willing to take on new challenges and learn?
· Taking direction/flexibility/working as a team- Assignments and projects often go through many rounds of editing, is the intern open to making changes and working with designers and editors in order to produce the highest quality content?
· Quality of Work- Is the intern putting forth their best effort? Are they showing attention to detail and following directions?