Digital Trends - automotive intern position

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Let’s face it; the automotive Buff Books (Car and Driver, Road & Track, etc.) just aren’t hiring. In fact, they’re purging staff, as readership declines. Where are those readers going? They’re turning to sites like Digital Trends, specifically to the Cars section. So if you’re an aspiring automotive journalist, this is where you want to be.

Luckily for you, Digital Trends, an industry-­‐admired digital lifestyle website, is currently seeking a talented writer and automotive enthusiast to contribute to our Cars section. While a passion for cars is a must, as is a familiarity with web content management (specifically Wordpress), the ideal candidate will come ready to learn about the ins and outs of top-­‐notch automotive journalism.

Why do you want this job? Besides becoming part of an ever-­‐growing and -­‐ respected editorial team, you’ll quickly grow your breadth of automotive knowledge be able to get hands on with some of the coolest cars on the road today, not to mention quickly hone your irreverent and biting editorial chops.

This position is based in or around Portland, Oregon; however, remote participation is a possibility for the right candidate.

Responsibilities

The main responsibilities of this position will include writing several 300+ word news posts each day, as well as editing the daily news posts of our current contributors. In time, other responsibilities could include writing product previews/reviews, roundups, features, slideshows, interviews, event coverage, and other opportunities. Those interested should have strong knowledge of the automotive industry and an ability to produce clean, well-­‐researched and -­‐reported copy and adapt to a rapid news cycle. Candidates without an automotive enthusiast background should demonstrate a desire to learn about the category and how he/she could contribute to the section.

Qualifications

• Degree in Journalism, English, Communications, or equivalent • Top-­‐notch writing, editing, research, and grammar skills (AP Style a plus) • Interest & passion for all aspects of cars • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail • Ability to work with team and independently • Experience working with CMS/Wordpress • Experience investigating and reporting • Basic Image editing skills • Flexibility and self-­‐motivation • Willingness to learn • Excellent, professional personal skills

Compensation

Negotiable. This is an entry-­‐level staff writer position.

Hours

Pay is hourly, 20 hours a week. We need applicants who can adhere to a regular schedule. 

About Digital Trends

Digital Trends is an online digital lifestyle magazine covering everything cool -­‐ from the latest Apple iPad developments to innovations in the world of supercars. Our content spans from news, expert analysis and guides to in-­‐depth reviews.

We are among the top 10 most visited technology sites. We have offices in Portland, Oregon and New York City. 

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Please submit your resume, links to your work in other publications (if any), personal creative writing, personal blog entries, drafts of an unedited piece of work, and anything that will make you shine; please also submit a brief cover letter on why you're the right person for this position to jobs@digitaltrends.com.