The Jaded Review is looking for an Intern who lives in Portland Or. The position is one day a week for 4-6 hours in the office in the Northeast. I will be working along side you and offering assistance as needed. There is a dedicated computer available for this position.

This is a great chance to learn a wide variety of skills including: social marketing, writing / editing, graphic design, page layout, office management, silk screening, product creation. This is a great chance to expand your skill set and take advantage of my 15+ years of experience working with many aspects of computers and design.

You will be exposed to every step of the process from inception to printing of a zine and in the future larger exposure mediums such as magazine, book & video. As the Jaded Review grows there will be no shortage of things to learn about the creation and management of a small business.

Looking for: First and foremost I’m looking for an honest, dedicated person with good sense of humor and  a strong desire to contribute to a larger project/vision. Familiarity with the zine and culture which it focuses on is important. As the job will include a lot of phone time you should possess good phone etiquette, a congenial disposition and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely.

Additional skills that will be helpful: Good time management, organizational skills, sense of humor, an ability to learn new skills quickly. Previous experience in any of the following areas are a plus: small business management, public relations, phone, zine creation, writing / editing, graphic design, management, silk screening, html web dev, secretarial skills, etc.

Not looking For:
This isn’t for people who want to solely contribute content. I’m not saying that this position won’t be open to contributions, but if that’s your main drive in applying you probably wont be stoked with what the position actually entails. =) I highly value punctuality so please… no forgetful flaky folks.

Can this lead into a paid position?
The long answer is yes, but in the short term there is currently very little budget so it starts unpaid as most intern positions do. However – The Jaded Review has a strong identity and is growing faster than I am able to manage alone. While it’s too early to make any solid commitments I do envision this position being the first step into a becoming a staff member as the next few stages unfold. I also want to create a profit sharing structure for future projects.  I don’t want to release plans prematurely, but suffice it to say, there are much larger projects in the works and I plan to use all the resource from that to continue to grow the Jaded Review into a self-sustaining entity run by those who contribute.

What you can expect to learn:
This is a great chance to expand your skill set and take advantage of my 15+ years of experience working with many aspects of computers and design.

You will be exposed to every step of the process from inception to printing of a zine and in the future larger exposure mediums such as magazine, book & video. As the Jaded Review grows there will be no shortage of things to learn about the creation and management of a small business.

Benefits / Perks
Aside from all the above mentioned training and the possibility for growing into a position perfectly suited to you there are other perks. These may include going to festival and events to review, use of resources and getting to participate in a respected publication.

Applying:

Please write to [email protected] and tell me briefly why you want to apply for this position, any relevant experience, skills you have. I will be reviewing all the emails in the coming weeks and will take it from there. If you write and ask me questions that are explained in here I’m probably not going to respond to you. additionally please do not write to other addresses, contact forms, or hit me up on facebook about this. Sorry to be terse, I’m just very busy.

 


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