Locus Wants Interns!

Hey, it’s worth mentioning again.

We’re a fun group of people to work with, and this type of work looks great on a resume. In this economic climate, many people are out of a job. . . now’s the time to bulk up your resume with an internship at Locus, the leading monthly trade journal covering science fiction, fantasy, and horror. We offer part-time unpaid internships to enthusiastic science fiction readers, in a geek-friendly and open but goal-oriented atmosphere. If you prefer, we might be able to do a full-time internship, but we understand that people have other commitments.

Tasks may include running errands (must be comfortable driving a minivan), general office work (mailing, filing, faxing), customer service, occasional proofreading, grant research, grant proposal writing, archival work and cataloging, data entry, etc. You will become familiar with all aspects of the magazine, including photo colorbalancing, page layout, and small-business administration. The position is well suited to a recent graduate or current college student interested in journalism and literature, but we’re open to all applicants.

Requirements:

  • Driver’s license and good driving record
  • Good phone manner
  • Ability to follow through with tasks under stress
  • Basic knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with the science fiction genre
  • Photoshop, Quickbooks, and InDesign skills a plus

To apply, please email a resume and a cover letter describing your interest in science fiction to locus@locusmag.com.

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. College credit is possible through Peralta. This is an unpaid position. Hard work will be rewarded with insider knowledge and chocolate. Job location is in the hills of Oakland, California; we strongly prefer local applicants who have their own transportation, but if you don’t have a car, we might be able to work something out.

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