Location: Birmingham - West Midlands
Job Sector: Training & Development, Media / New Media, Fashion & Luxury, Arts / Dance / Theater / Entertainment
Period: 7 - 12 months
Remote Internship: Yes
Languages: English (Default)
Description: During these unprecedented times, Aidem Digital offers this valuable internship, which can be done remotely to develop your experience and portfolio as a journalist and writer for an award-winning British South Asian online magazine. It would be ideal for you to be based in the West Midlands but not mandatory. REQUIREMENT If you wish to gain valuable experience in a dynamic and quality led environment for an online magazine, then this internship comes with full online training and support to help you develop into a versatile features writer for our award-winning online publication. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual who will write and contribute lifestyle feature articles on a weekly basis to develop their online writing experience. In this role, you will be fully encouraged and trained to develop very valuable skills in an online environment, supported by the senior editorial team via Zoom, email and other online resources. You will need excellent skills in written/spoken UK English, good proof-reading skills and the ability to work to tight timescales. Areas of lifestyle writing where we have a need for writers with a passion and interest in are: * Arts & Culture - books, travel, culture etc * Fashion - latest trends, ethnic, * Health & Beauty - trends, health, fitness * Food - trends, recipes * Film, TV - Netflix, Prime, Bollywood * Taboo - unspoken lifestyle issues within South Asian communities - sex, dating, relationships, marital problems, LGBTQ, abuse, mental health * Trends - lifestyle trends: cars, technology, homes, interiors, social media Awareness of British and South Asian culture (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi etc.), and lifestyle will be very advantageous. KEY SKILLS As part of this role you shall gain experience in the following: * Writing lifestyle features and entertainment articles in a good online format * Researching apt orientated features for the publication * Brainstorming ideas for new content * Working online with the senior editorial team to produce timely articles * Writing, editing and proof-reading articles * Learning to select and edit images for stories * Development online writing skills to produce stories fully credited to you * Participating in online editorial meetings and reviews * Learning to use online scheduling tools * Learning about how an online publication works Any experience of using blogging tools such as WordPress, Blogger, Drupal etc. for this role will be useful but not essential as training will be provided. WHAT WE OFFER Online Journalism/Media Development Programme 1-1 Senior Team Mentoring/Reviews via Zoom Regular Online Writing Workshops Qualifications: - Excellent command of UK English - both written and spoken. - Educated to degree or diploma level standard ideally in a good English discipline or Media related. - Good computer experience e.g. Word and Internet use - Any experience of working in media e.g. radio, newspaper, online desirable but not essential - Good communication and organisation skills - Be enthusiastic about editorial and publishing high-quality content. - Have experience of using any basic photo-editing tools will be very useful (but you will be trained). - Knowledge of British Asian and South Asian cultures - desirable but not essential In order to gain from this role, commitment, enthusiasm and initiative are the most important.