If you're looking for a job that offers a wonderful work environment and a chance to put your activist ethics and skills to work, you've found the right place!
rabble.ca is currently seeking volunteer interns -- please see internship descriptions below.
Applications are due Friday, Sept. 25, 2009.
As rabble.ca operates in a virtual office environment, interns may be located anywhere in the country and will work from home; positions run through either December 2009 or April 2010. (Note that only successful applicants will be contacted for interviews.)
Candidates for the internship positions described below should have the following qualifications:
• Familiarity with rabble.ca;
• High level of responsibility, ability to meet deadlines and to work independently and with accuracy and attention to detail;
• Awareness of current affairs and of social justice movements;
• Experience in working in a virtual environment preferable.
Internship 1: News writing and editing
The successful candidate will work one-on-one with rabble.ca news editor Derrick O'Keefe and participate in some of the daily tasks involved in producing the site. In addition, the candidate will be expected to pitch news stories, take regular news-writing assignments and work with the editor to prepare the articles for publication. The news intern will also gain experience in research and fact-checking. Strong writing, editing and research skills are a must, as are an interest in current affairs and the ability to meet quick deadlines. Time commitment required: 10 to 12 hours per week; location of supervising editor: Vancouver
Please send your resume and one-page covering letter describing your qualifications and why you’d like this position to news editor Derrick O’Keefe c/o email@example.com. Please note “news internship” in the subject line.
Internship 2: the book lounge
The book lounge intern will have the opportunity to take part in every aspect of the production of this multilayered books-focused section, from shadowing the editing of reviews, to review writing, to contributing to the radio book lounge. You will also be responsible for the online events listing “book it” and assist the editor on administrative and other tasks as required. The successful candidate should have a genuine interest in the world of books and have an interest in making regular contributions to and playing a strong role in guiding the direction of the radio book lounge podcast. Existing experience in producing audio segments an asset. Time commitment required: 8 to 10 hours per week; location of supervising editor: Vancouver.
Please send resume and one-page covering letter describing your qualifications and why you’d like this position to books editor Alexandra Samur c/o firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note “rabble book lounge internship” in the subject line.
Internship 3: communications
Are you a social networking whiz? A news junkie? rabble.ca is looking for a communications intern with a passion for politics and progressive media to extend the reach of our coverage and position the independent nonprofit at the forefront of the national media landscape. The perfect fit for this position will be resourceful, strategic, and someone able to use his or her solid social media savvy to maximize the impact of the multimedia news outlet that is rabble.ca.
Duties include using social media to promote rabble.ca, drafting outreach materials, researching strategic possibilities for reaching new audiences, outreach to nonprofits, politicians, and other stakeholders, and database work. This internship emphasizes learning the tools necessary to become a multimedia journalist in the rapidly evolving media world. You will gain experience in writing, research, multimedia outreach and a depth of knowledge about the operations of a national multimedia news organization.
Please send resume and one-page covering letter describing your qualifications and why you’d like this position to publisher Kim Elliott c/o email@example.com. Please note “rabble communications internship” in the subject line.
Thank you for reading this story…
More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.
rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.
So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.
And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.