Editorial Intern HowAboutWe
Who We Are
HowAboutWe makes it faster, easier and more fun than ever to get offline on awesome dates. We are the offline dating site.
We?re a well-funded ($18.5mm), rapidly-growing startup with headquarters in Brooklyn, NY. We build breathtaking products that transform people?s lives. You can read more about us here.
In addition to our core dating product, we are currently focused on creating the world?s most innovative mobile/tablet dating applications and a new application focused on helping couples discover and buy amazing date experiences.
HowAboutWe has a killer blog, the Date Report, which covers modern dating, love, sex and relationships in a smart, fun, frank, down-to-earth way. You?ll help the Date Report thrive by pitching and writing 3-5 blog posts/day, as well as assisting with other tasks as needed (such as research, social media outreach, partnership projects, etc)
Every morning, you'll have a number of story ideas to pitch. These ideas will include stories:
You've read about on other sites that we should cover: http://bit.ly/JwlJKA , http://bit.ly/ICjWj0
That "bounce" off of something in the news: http://bit.ly/Joc2cc , http://bit.ly/I7HnDT
With a seasonal/timely hook: http://bit.ly/I9b8Vw
That are evergreen: http://bit.ly/ID72kz , http://bit.ly/I7my8I
Based on your personal experience (if you?re comfortable with that), or something your friends were talking about at happy hour: http://bit.ly/ID3dMr , http://bit.ly/IaOYAo
Your skills and qualifications:
You?re a rising college junior or senior (or recent grad).
You?re a fast, skilled writer.
You have experience blogging and using social media.
You know basic html and have basic reporting skills.
You?re addicted to a number of blogs, and you?re ready to become addicted to even more.
You have a good sense of editorial judgment, and are able to pick up our tone quickly.
Details and compensation:
Full-time applicants are preferred, but part-time applicants will be considered (minimum 20 hours/wk).
School credit is available, but not required.
You?ll be reimbursed for transportation.
We also have a fully stocked fridge and pantry, so you?ll never have to buy lunch, snacks or drinks.
Please spend some time familiarizing yourself with http://howaboutwe.com/date-report
Then, please send the following to Michelle Dozois (editor of the Date Report) at michelle at howaboutwe dot com:
A brief note explaining your qualifications and why you?re excited about the position, including links to your twitter handle and personal blog (and/or blogs you contribute to).
3 to 5 pieces of writing you?re proud of. (These can be attachments or links; links must be to specific stories, not just to your entire portfolio.)
3 sample headlines (just headlines!) of posts you think would be great for the blog, based on the story types listed above.
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