Paid editorial internship

 
 

Signature Media is Australia’s largest independent publisher of luxury and family travel across print and digital platforms. We currently have an opportunity for an intern to learn about the publishing process alongside our editorial team. This would suit a second or third year (or newly graduated) journalism / media student looking for an opportunity to get a start in this industry.

You’ll be getting a rare, hands-on look at the world of print magazines and online publishing, with day-to-day diversity in a supportive and friendly office environment. You’ll continuously be learning new things and have the opportunity to attend industry events with the team.

Required Experience, Skills and Qualifications

About you

Best suited to a journalism or media student (either currently undertaking or recently completed studies). The successful applicant will possess the following qualities:

  • A strong desire to learn about and be a part of this industry

  • An impeccable grasp of the English language and the ability to spot spelling, grammar and consistency errors

  • A love for travel and a desire to share the world with others

  • An interest in websites, digital and print content, WordPress, photo editing and photography

  • An ability to commit to and support yourself through an internship, three days per week for six months

 

Job Type and Category

This internship requires a commitment from you of three days a week in our Chatswood office. Our aim is to provide you with a good understanding of the publishing cycle. During your time with us you will learn aspects of …

  • What makes a good magazine

  • How and where to source images

  • Researching for articles

  • Interviewing

  • Writing content for blogs

  • Researching and assisting with editorial content for our magazines

  • Assisting with the company’s social media presence – you’ll learn what works, and what doesn’t

  • General administrative aspects

  • Fact checking

  • Content loading and SEO

  • How to develop a versatile tone for different readerships

Working closely with the editorial team, you’ll be guided through the entire publishing process (ideally for two full magazine cycles), developing your skills in researching, editing and writing for a family and/or luxury audience as well as understanding social media, SEO, image-sourcing and fact-checking.

Company Profile

Established in 1994, Signature Media is Australia’s largest independent publisher of luxury and family travel titles. We are a well-established, forward-thinking and fast-expanding publishing company based in Chatswood. Our titles include Signature Luxury Travel & Style, Holidays with Kids, Five Star Kids, Ski & Snowboard with Kids, Caravan & Camping with Kids and LATTE, Australia’s only luxury travel trade enewsletter. Several of our publications were the first of their kind in the world, and our passionate team is dedicated to producing the best travel magazines in Australia.

Benefits

  • During your internship you will have an opportunity to travel and have your article published in one of our magazines and online (previous interns have been sent to Japan, Bali, Vietnam, Outback Queensland, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Hawaii etc)

  • You would be learning alongside a team that are very passionate about producing high quality content for some of the best travel magazines in Australasia

  • Over the years of running our internship programs, we have employed many of our best interns on a full time basis on completion of their internship. Others have gone on to excellent positions in the industry.

To apply

Please email the following to careers@signaturemedia.com.au or call Cara on (02) 9406 4400.

  • Your CV

  • A cover letter outlining why you are ideal for this opportunity. Please include any links to published work or your blog if you have one.

  • Include two story pitches: one for an article for Holidays with Kids, and one for an article for Signature Luxury Travel & Style.

  • Include a 500-word first-person travel article in the present tense on a holiday you have been on.

Please note that only applicants who provide the above with their CV will be considered. Only applicants that are successful in proceeding to the interview stage will be contacted.