Editorial Intern Position at London Calling

London Calling is on the hunt for an Editorial Intern to join the team!

London Calling and Culture Calling are among the UK’s leading marketing and engagement specialists in the arts, culture and leisure sectors. We provide print display and digital marketing solutions to a range of cultural and leisure organisations across the UK.

In 2011, we launched LondonCalling.com, a cultural recommendations site focused on London. This was followed by CultureCalling.com in the summer of 2016, which focuses on cultural events outside of London.

To support the running of the websites, we operate a rolling four-month internship programme for graduates and those looking to gain experience in arts journalism and publicity. You’ll get the opportunity to attend press previews and launches, conduct interviews and work with a fun, friendly team at our Dalston office.

The role

The successful applicant will help to run the websites on a day-to-day basis, ensuring their look, feel and content are perfect for London Calling readers. This will involve:

Working extensively with the CMS system to create and manage online content.

Writing and uploading articles, event listings, interviews, competitions and features.

Interacting with PR agencies and in-house press departments to secure the 
best and most exciting opportunities available.

Attending press events, visiting venues and conducting interviews to create great content for the website.

Working on additional short-term projects as they arise.

The ideal candidate

Essential:

  • Be fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Have an interest in the arts and cultural industries
  • Have an interest in writing and journalism (to include editing, proofing and copy writing)
  • Be confident with computers with the ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Be proactive when sourcing content, as well as contributing ideas to future content.

Desired:

  • Have a good knowledge of London
  • Have a background in online journalism, whether this be on a blog or other 
cultural sites
  • Have experience of content management systems
  • An understanding of Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
  • Have experience of other forms of digital content creation, such as video or 
podcasts.

How to apply

Please apply by sending a CV and short cover letter along with a sample of your written work to Kate Plummer at kate@londoncalling.com

The deadline for applications is midnight on Tuesday 14th August with interviews being conducted the week beginning Monday 20th August and an expected start date in early September.

This internship lasts for four months, however we will be accepting applications continually and will keep these on file until the next time we are recruiting.

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