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Editorial Research Intern

We’re hiring an Editorial Intern!

Artslandia internships offer undergraduate and/or graduate students the opportunity to gain meaningful learning experiences in the exciting field of magazine publishing.

The editorial intern will assist our publishing and creative firm with the production of the annual, kids and bi-monthly print magazines. We are seeking an upbeat, self-starting, enthusiastic team player that is highly organized and works well in a fast paced environment. Duties include proof reading, fact checking, research, and writing. This internship will be in-person and will not be able to be completed remotely. You will be provided a desk and ample workspace at the Artslandia office. Having a computer is preferred but not required. You will report directly to both the Publisher and the Associate Editor.

As an Artslandia intern, we consider you to be as much a part of the team as any other staff member. The main distinction is this position is solely a learning position. We expect you to ask questions when they arise – about anything!

About Artslandia
Established in 2006, Artslandia Publishing, formerly known as Playbills NW, exists as both a leading creative firm and publishing house. Artslandia publishes Artslandia, Artslandia at the Performance, Artslandia, Kids and Artslandia Kids at the Performance.

Artslandia’s mission is to connect and expose our readers to all music, dance and theatre our vibrant city has to offer and inspire them to discover thought provoking performances that enliven them to become lifelong patrons of the arts.

Our current client list is comprised of the most well-known and celebrated arts organizations in Portland. We represent music, dance and theatre companies across the metropolitan area as publishing clients and provide the most comprehensive performing arts coverage in the city.


Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a field related to print publishing. To be eligible for this internship, you must be able to receive college credit. Related fields include, but are not limited to, media studies, journalism, communications, graphic design, publishing, and/or English. This internship is unpaid. The Publisher / Associate Editor will be working with you to ensure that your learning objectives are being met during the internship and that you have completed your learning objectives by the end of the contract.

This position requires a foundational knowledge of the publishing field and basic skills in copy-editing, proofreading, making substantive copy changes, editorial research, writing and a demonstrated knowledge of AP style. This position will be expected to use a variety of platforms related to project management and publishing, including but not limited to: Basecamp, InDesign and WordPress.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and time management skills with a meticulous attention to detail and a keen interest in the performing arts (Music, Theatre, Dance). This includes being on time for shifts, fulfilling the required time commitments, and adhering to deadlines assigned by the Publisher / Associate Publisher.

In addition, we will conduct weekly check-ins with you to ensure that you are grasping the required information and learning at a pace that is appropriate to you. This internship is very hands on in that we may ask you to work on other projects not directly related to editing like helping with an event or distribution.

Details of Internship
Internship Schedule: Typically 2-3 days per week (15-20 hours)
Times: Flexible. Typically between 10:00am – 4:00pm
Compensation: This internship is unpaid and college credits may be earned

To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter and a short writing sample to

Student Objectives
Improve skills related to the print publishing industry, including skills related to copy-editing, fact checking, production timelines, and article writing.
Strengthen his/her baseline knowledge of software related to the publishing field, including InDesign, Basecamp and WordPress.
Learn the editorial process of magazine publishing by attending staff meetings and shadowing the Publisher and/or Associate Publisher on daily, monthly and weekly tasks.
Become proficient in fact checking and researching specifically related to the field of performing arts in Portland (Music, Theatre, Dance).
Develop interpersonal skills by conversing with colleagues and point of contacts on the phone and through email in order to fact-check for the publication.

Crafting a detailed work-plan based on goals and learning objectives. To be co-created during the second week of internship (after training and orientation). This plan will outline assigned projects and tasks to be performed by the intern during the course of the internship.

Weekly check-in meetings to determine that the assigned tasks align with the learning objectives.

A comprehensive exit interview relating to the evaluation of the internship from both a supervisor and intern perspective.