Monday, March 03, 2008

New Media Internship

About the Organization
B-Word is a nonprofit feminist media organization devoted to feminist
pop culture analysis and incisive media criticism. Although we're
best known for publishing Bitch | Feminist Response to Pop Culture,
we're in the process of evolving into a noncommercial, multimedia
organization. For more information, please visit the magazine's Web site and pick up a copy of the magazine at a local independent bookstore.

Internship Overview
The role of the new media intern is to support the organization's
efforts in developing a stronger online presence, creating audio and
visual supplements, incorporating social networking capabilities, and
assisting with efforts to develop new publishing ventures that build
upon the mission of feminist analysis, media criticism, and
independent publishing. The intern will also assist with outreach and
community-building efforts and general office operations.

Who should apply
Publishing/media students with a strong interest in new media
(online, audio, video, etc.). Although you need not be a long-time
reader, it's a much more valuable experience for all involved if you
are interested in feminism, pop culture, and noncommercial
publishing. We're committed to an inclusive and diverse organization
and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

- Assisting with development/redesign of organization's website
- Assisting with coordinating/production of podcasts and videocasts
- Strategizing ways in which online/audio/video technologies can be
incorporated into organization's work
- Assisting with reader survey efforts
- Researching innovative models of noncommercial multimedia production
- Assisting with outreach efforts
- Supporting publisher and other staff as needed
- Attending weekly staff meeting (Wednesdays at 10:00 am)

- Understanding the fundamentals of grassroots, nonprofit publishing
- Understanding the ways in which new media and print publishing
support and build upon one another.
- Familiarity with new media technologies (podcasting, videocasting,
social/organizational networking, etc.)
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong organizational skills

Because we're a small, under-funded nonprofit organization, this is
an unpaid position. Students are encouraged to work toward class
credit allowed by school.

Interns are expected to come in at least one day a week (which can be
2 half days)—we can work around your schedule for the most part.
Interns must, however, be present on Wednesday morning to participate
in the weekly editorial/staff meeting.

3–6 months. Exceptions can be made if necessary and feasible.

How to Apply
Please send a detailed cover letter explaining your interests and
experience, along with a résumé to: Please
do not call or drop in to the office.

debbie rasmussen
b-word, publishers of bitch: feminist response to pop culture
nonprofit, independent, reader-supported

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