Editorial Internship -- Fall Internship at Health Start-Up -- Paid

Posting ID : A1068544655
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Writing Editing

MedHelp is changing the way people approach and manage their health through top mobile apps, the biggest online health community and a leading health engagement platform. We're looking for a Content Production Intern to join our mission to help people live healthier lives.

YOU:
- You love all aspects of digital media from writing to producing to promoting. You have an eye for detail and are smart, creative and thoughtful -- with a passion for health and wellness.
- You have plenty of talent and drive -- and some experience to back it up.
- You feel comfortable using various tools to bring ideas to life. For example, you know how to use a blogging platform or content management system to publish stories and images, and are a confident user of social media and smartphone apps.
- You think interactively; are brimming with ideas; and are meticulous in your work.

YOU WILL:
- Hone your digital and editorial skills and gain more hands-on experience
- Build content in our proprietary CMS for publication on our website, MedHelp.org, and in our consumer-facing apps, Sugar Sense (diabetes tracker) and I'm Expecting (pregnancy tracker)
- Find images on stock sites for articles, slideshows and other content
- Research, fact-check and proofread content
- Assist with the promotion of content through social media tools and email newsletters
- Stay current with the latest health information and digital media trends to help pitch ideas in editorial meetings that will keep us ahead of the competition
- Lend your skills to other assignments as needed

YOU HAVE:
- A complete or in-progress BA or MA with concentration in English, Media, Communications, Journalism or the equivalent
- An understanding of what makes a compelling content experience on the web
- A strong work ethic and are highly motivated, able to work independently, and eager to learn and grow
- Strong communication skills and are a team player with a good sense of humor

NICE TO HAVE:
- Previous experience working for a digital media company
- Experience writing and reporting on health and wellness
- Familiarity with HTML

This is a PAID internship that requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week, minimum 3-month commitment. We can also work with your university to provide credit for this internship. This position reports to the senior health editor.

TO APPLY:

PLEASE GO TO WITH YOUR RESUME, COVER LETTER AND 3 WRITING SAMPLES. If you cannot follow these instructions, you will not be considered for the position. No phone calls, please.


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