Internships: Roldale Inc.

Rodale Inc. is currently accepting applications for paid, part-time summer internships.

Roldale is an independent magazine publisher, responsible for some of the largest and most established health an wellness lifestyle brands. Their most popular titles include Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling, and Roldale’s Organic Life. Their internship experience is designed to provide a helpful boost to both an intern’s career development and personal enlightenment. They offer real world opportunities in editorial, design, advertising, marketing, online, public relations, and beyond.

Summer internships last 11 weeks from June through August. In addition to involvement within their assigned departments, interns participate in scheduled meet-and-greets and seminars with Rodale leadership, social events, and other networking opportunities. Interns must be able to commit to working on-site 30 hours per week.

To apply, check out open internships on their career oppurtunities page. Selecting a role will take you to a page with further details on the position. Applications are accepted either through LinkedIn or by registering for a free account on their website. 

In the News- Consolidation at Leading Magazine Publishers

Self MagMajor magazine publishing companies such as Hearst, Condé Nast, and Time Inc. have restructured and consolidated several groups in their respective print titles in order to keep costs down to combat the growing digital world of publishing. Print titles like Self Magazine at Condé Nast have committed to a digital-only brand. Other magazine have joined staffs at several groups into one category. A larger digital investment appears to be the only strategy that can save magazine brands as readers are continuing to shift their general attention to online media outlets.

“We have long believed that collaboration is the key to ongoing creativity and innovation, and we’ve seen its success in action over the past hearst-logofour years,” said a spokesperson for Hearst, “Brands refine their individual points-of-view, and dynamic editors expand their skills and talent to the benefit of all.”

To read the full article, please click this link.

Book Industry Links:

The Radical Story Behind The First All-Women Feminist Comic Book Series: How “Wimmen’s Comix” turned the boy’s club of underground comix inside out.

Audible Unveils Short Form Audio Streaming Service: The Amazon subsidiary has unveiled an on-demand, unlimited listening service called Channels.

Magazine Industry Links:

From Intern to Editor-in-Chief: Meet Experience Life’s Jamie Martin: The newly minted second editor-in-chief in the 15-year history of Experience Life magazine sits down with Folio

VFILES launches its first crowdsourced magazine, ‘WOMB’: VFILES, the New York-based Web portal, app and retail store just announced it was launching its first-ever magazine.

Intern Queen NYC Party

It’s the 6th Annual Intern Queen Party in NYC! Celebrate the end of the internship season and listen to a rockstar panel of internship coordinators and executives from Macy’s, Cosmo Magazine, Citi Group, Droga 5, Buzzfeed and more provide you with advice you need to move forward in your career! Details are below and don’t forget to tweet using #InternQueenParty!

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WHERE
Macy’s – 151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001 
It’s Free! Register Here 

Magazine Resource: The Folio Alert

folio alertGet the latest news, features, jobs, event updates & more from Folio Magazine. Be the first to know about upcoming media conferences, a special issues, contests and the latest features available from Folio Magazine.

This email subscription is a great way for students to stay up to date with the magazine industry.

Click here to subscribe.

Link of the Week: WordRates

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A brand new resource was launched on October 19th, Wordrates.com. WordRates is a publishing platform for journalists to share payment structures, rate editors, and sell pitches. The project was launched on Kickstarter in April 2015 and by May 24,2015 the project reached its goal. They raised almost $10,000. Writer Scott Carney founded the site to bring transparency to the Byzantine world of magazine publishing.

According to Galleycat:

The site contains a database of magazines, blogs and newspapers that work with freelance writers. The entries for these publications include crowd-sourced ratings and comments from writers on the publication, as well as ratings of individual editors. In addition, if you sign up for the free membership, you can access publication details like pay rates, kill fees and advertising rates, along with masthead information. If you sign up for a premium account ($35 for six months, $50 a year), then you can access contact details for individual editors. You can also browse the site by best rated (Wired, Outside, Fast Company) or lowest rated (Details, Town & Country, Allure) or newest/oldest.

One special feature is the Pitchlab. On the site it explains that Pitchlab is where “Writers with great ideas can submit pitches, which are then reviewed by our team of mentors. If the idea passes the review process, the mentor will then work with the writer to hone the proposal into a perfect pitch and then take it out to the marketplace to find an appropriate publication, just like a literary agent does in the book publishing world.”

The site has been described as “Yelp for journalists.”

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Jordan Forney is a Graduate Assistant for the M.S. in Publishing program at Pace University. She is currently pursuing a career in the book publishing industry. She’s a proud alumnus of Seton Hill University and calls the United States Virgin Islands home. 

Volunteer Opportunity: The Folio Show

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The Folio Show is the major national trade show for magazine publishers in the US.  There are three days of sessions in NYC on Oct. 19-21.  Professor Baron has contacted the organizers and the show has offered our students the opportunity to volunteer to assist at the show in return for the opportunity to attend some sessions at no cost. This usually involves checking ID badges at the beginning of a session.  This is a great opportunity to hear from industry leaders on many aspects of magazine publishing.

They can use a handful of students.  Students who are interested should send Professor Baron their name and email address at abaron2@pace.edu and the organizers of the conference will then contact them directly to work out the day and time they prefer to attend.

For more information, see their website.

 

 

Internship Opportunity: Babble.com

Babble.com, part of the Disney Interactive Media Group, is looking for a recent college graduate to become a key junior member of their editoral team.

Babble prides itself on having an actively managed program where our trainees make important contributions to our site and learn a range of skills necessary to succeed in online media. We look for rising stars who want hands-on experience pitching ideas, following trends, gathering and analyzing traffic data, and supporting the needs of the editorial team. Innovative thinkers who can demonstrate problem-solving and efficient, organized work habits move to the front of the line. Because of the variety of tasks, this position will provide a unique opportunity for the right candidate to get an inside look at how an online media site works.

Requirements:

  • proven writing and editing abilities
  • technological savvy (bonus: experience with WordPress and HTML)
  • passion for online and emerging media
  • ability to think creatively and quickly
  • a team player mentality
  • strong multitasking skills
  • ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • strong attention to detail

Pay is $16/hr, and the internship will last 6 months. More importantly, this is a chance to have fun doing something you love. And working at an online magazine with 6 million unique visitors per month, you’ll see inside the inner-workings of a successful new media organization, gaining experience and connections.

View the original posting here!

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, take a look at Media Bistro. It is a great site to search for jobs and internships and is updated daily.

The Folio Magazine 2012 Editorial Salary Survey

Now that you have seen the salary survey from the book publishing side, check out this salary survey from Folio addressing the magazine side. Luckily incomes have not grown smaller, but they have not increased either. However, the amount of tasks that magazine editors have taken on have increased in the past few years. In 2012 72% of survey respondents claimed that they have taken on more responsibilities, a similar number to the 77% in 2011. Though there doesn’t appear to be an increase in compensation for this extra work. Only 6% felt they were being compensated well for the heavier workload, 30% felt they were not compensated well at all, and the rest fell somewhere in the middle. In what divisions are the editors working more? 86% claimed they are working more in online content, 37% said they are working more in event development, and 34% of respondents were working more in print.

Check out the survey here and read the numbers for yourself. As long as our salaries aren’t decreasing, I think we’re in an okay position.