Internships Alert: Aperture and The Loewenthal Company

Aperture: Publicity and Events Intern

Deadline for Spring Term: October 15, 2017

Aperture is a not-for-profit organization that “connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpist ideas, and with each other” through print, in-person experiences, and online.

Their internship program is called the Steven A. Baron Work Scholar Program, which allows each intern to “contribute to the editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing of photography’s most significant publications; the development of major traveling exhibitions; educational programs for children and adults; the creation of web content; and all other business operations essential to a non-profit organization.”

“Interns serve on a volunteer basis for which they receive a lunch stipend of $300 per month full-time, as well as complimentary copies of Aperture magazine (stipends for part-time work scholars vary depending on their time commitment). We do not offer summer or semester-long internships. Applicants must make their own living arrangements and should have sufficient financial resources to cover their living expenses. College credit is available for this program. A full-time (five days per week, unless otherwise noted), six-month time commitment is necessary, with the potential to extend the internship for an additional six months.”

How to Apply:

“Applicants are selected based on their interest and motivation in working for Aperture, an ability to contribute significantly to the program, and openness to gaining a meaningful work experience. Experience and interest in photography, publishing, the visual arts, and in fields related to the specific department to which you apply is strongly encouraged. Please see below for instructions on how to apply for the program.

We receive a high volume of applications each term. For that reason, we ask you to follow the guidelines closely to insure that your application will be considered.”

  • Please submit your application as a single PDF file (cover letter first, then resume). The file name should be “application_LASTNAME.pdf”
  • In the first sentence of your cover letter, please indicate three departments, in order of preference, for which you would like to be considered. A list of departments and position descriptions can be found below. In your letter, please describe your background, skills, and motivations for applying. Lastly, please let us know how you heard about the Work Scholar Program.
  • Some departments require additional materials. Please review the below department descriptions for additional materials. Additional materials should be a separate PDF from your application. The file name should be “sample_LASTNAME.pdf”
  • Please submit your application via email to

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The Loewenthal Company: Editorial and Clerical Intern

The Loewenthal Company was started by Linda Loewenthal, an experienced literary agent who has been in the industry for 20 years. This literary agency helps and support authors bring their creative vision to life, before putting it out into the world to be picked up for publication.

Details about the Internship:

The Loewenthal Company is “seeking an intern to assist with editorial and clerical tasks. Daily duties will include evaluating submissions, managing the agency’s social media, and clerical tasks as needed.

Some work/office experience is necessary, and editorial or writing experience a plus.

This is a paid, Mon-Thurs position and provides a strong introduction to the publishing industry. The agency specializes in nonfiction titles and is based in Park Slope, Brooklyn.”

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Linda Loewenthal ( – not .com) with the subject “INTERN – Pace MS Publishing Program.”

Jobs of the Week

Business Travel News

Type: Full Time

Position: Associate Editor

Location: NYC


The Associate Editor will function as a reporter, with responsibilities covering beats, including but not necessarily limited to, government travel, collegiate and education travel, travel industry associations and strategic meetings management.


  • Monitor assigned beats for news and possible developments
  • Research possible story topics
  • Develop sources on beats to assist in enhancing industry coverage
  • Write multiple pieces per week for BTN’s print and online products
  • Occasional travel for coverage of industry events
  • Work with editors to finalize copy

Required knowledge and skills:

  • Comfort with interviewing sources
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written English skills, including good spelling and grammar
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

The Business Travel Media Group (publishers of Business Travel News,,,, and The Beat) is the voice of authority for corporate travel buyers throughout North America and is part of the Northstar Travel Media family of brands.

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Aperture Foundation

Type: Full Time

Position: Proofreader / copyeditor

Location: NYC

Aperture is seeking a full-time Proofreader/Copy Editor to provide critical editorial support for the foundation by proofreading copy for a large amount of ephemeral materials produced by our communications, sales, exhibitions, education, development, and book departments. The ideal candidate has razor-sharp proofreading, copyediting, and writing skills; is well versed in Chicago style; and is highly organized. A familiarity with the discourse around photography and contemporary art and culture is helpful. The position will report to the Senior Text Editor.


  • Copyediting and/or proofreading all print and digital ephemera produced by the foundation, including e-newsletters and e-vites, colophons, exhibition wall texts and captions, educational brochures, media kits for Aperture magazine, development materials, news releases, and seasonal sales catalogs and tipsheets.
  • Proofreading the biannual newspaper The PhotoBook Review.
  • Copyediting texts for upcoming Aperture titles, as time allows.
  • Working with senior text editor to consistently implement house style sheet across all departments and projects.


  • Bachelors Degree
  • Knowledge of photography preferred
  • Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
  • 2-3 years of copyediting and/or proofreading experience
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently with minimal oversight and thrive under pressure and on deadline

Aperture is a not-for-profit foundation, connecting the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, with the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.

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