JournoGrads http://journograds.com Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:06:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 JournoGrads http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/3cb9233a19c972648e8705747bed48cb.png?s=48 http://journograds.com The London School Of Media Make Up – Marketing & Editorial Intern http://journograds.com/2015/10/21/the-london-school-of-media-make-up-marketing-editorial-intern/ http://journograds.com/2015/10/21/the-london-school-of-media-make-up-marketing-editorial-intern/#comments Wed, 21 Oct 2015 20:20:43 +0000 http://journograds.com/?p=8759 London School of media makeup

Location: London

Closing date: November 21st

The London School of Media Make Up is a boutique make-up school based in Holborn Studios, a top photographic studio in Islington. Founded by BAFTA award winning make-up artist, Jeanne Richmond, we offer high-end training for individuals wishing to become a professional make-up artist!

Editorial and Marketing Internship Responsibilities
– The Marketing and Editorial intern position will be focused on our blog and Makeup Agency.

Editorial Content
– Identify trends within the beauty industry for editorial content
– Create unique imagery for blog content
– Build relationships with PR agencies to source products to feature in editorial content
– Identify bloggers to feature on the blog whose make-up aesthetic is similar to that of the schools
– Brainstorm and put forward creative proposals for blogger content

Makeup Agency
– Build on existing relationships with make-up artists within our Agency
– Identify production companies to build a relationship with to maintain a steady income of freelance jobs for the make-up artists in our Agency
– Assist the Studio Manager with monitoring agency related emails
– Assist the Studio Manager with ensuring that Agency related invoices are documented
– Identifying freelance jobs that would be suitable for the make-up artists in our Agency

General
– Assisting the Studio Manager with ad hoc research and admin tasks
– General assistance for editorial, agency, student queries

Profile
– The ideal candidate will have a passion for all things beauty related, with a focus on beauty writing.

Requirements
– Communicative and enthusiastic about beauty
– Knowledge of Photoshop advantageous
– Ability to work independently to deadlines
– Highly organised and detail orientated
– Good written and communication skills
– Own laptop would be preferable

Internship details:
Location: Islington, N1 7ED (Closest tube stations are Old Street & Angel)
MondayFriday
10:00 – 17:00
Remuneration: Travel allowence between Zone 1 & 3

To Apply

To apply to this role, please email your CV and cover letter to enquiry@londonmediamakeup.com

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Complex UK – Editorial Internship http://journograds.com/2015/10/19/complex-uk-editorial-internship/ http://journograds.com/2015/10/19/complex-uk-editorial-internship/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2015 22:22:53 +0000 http://journograds.com/?p=8745 complex-logo-template

Location: London

Closing date: November 19th

Complex Media is the largest multi-platform lifestyle destination for young males, with 110 million unique monthly visitors and 1.2 billion monthly pageviews (Google Analytics). The company is comprised of a collective of lifestyle sites for men, anchored by a flagship hub, www.complex.com.

Complex covers the full range of men’s lifestyle content, from music and style to sneakers, sports, tech and cars. Complex Media has a powerful social platform, offers cutting-edge video and industry-leading branded content, working with many of the world’s top brands including Levi’s, Pepsi, Heineken and Reebok.

Complex Media is expanding its global content operations and launching a UK office under license through w00t! Media, a boutique marketing agency.

THE ROLE

Complex Media is offering a number of internships in our new London office. All will involve working closely with the editorial/content team and supporting them in the creation of content. Duties will include, but not be limited to: researching stories (in person, on the telephone, and via the internet); fact-checking; sourcing images (and gifs/vines/video clips); anglicising US content, and working with the CMS. There will also be the opportunity to contribute written and/or visual stories to the site and/or social channels.

Please state in your covering letter whether you are keen to focus on a specific vertical (eg. Style, Music or Culture), a specific content format (eg. News, Features, Video), or are interested in a more general internship across all aspects of editorial.

We can be flexible with the length of the internship and the number of hours per day/week, and are also open to applications from students looking for a placement as part of their studies.

Please indicate your availability and desired hours/length in your covering letter.

Salary and duration of role is negotiable.

YOU

You will have a good understanding of the Complex brand, the subject areas we cover and the core Complex audience.

You are comfortable carrying out the tasks listed above (ie researching, writing, working with images, etc) and, ideally, have evidence of previous work to illustrate this.

You will be adept at coming up with editorial ideas, and able to develop existing ideas into fully-realised articles.

To apply please email a covering letter, CV, links to your social media profiles and relevant examples of work, with the reference “Internships” in the subject line to: work@w00t.complex.com

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Complex UK – Social Media Intern http://journograds.com/2015/10/19/complex-uk-social-media-intern-2/ http://journograds.com/2015/10/19/complex-uk-social-media-intern-2/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2015 22:19:12 +0000 http://journograds.com/?p=8740 complex-logo-template

Location: London

Closing date: November 19th

Complex Media is the largest multi-platform lifestyle destination for young males, with 110 million unique monthly visitors and 1.2 billion monthly pageviews (Google Analytics). The company is comprised of a collective of lifestyle sites for men, anchored by a flagship hub, www.complex.com.

Complex covers the full range of men’s lifestyle content, from music and style to sneakers, sports, tech and cars. Complex Media has a powerful social platform, offers cutting-edge video and industry-leading branded content, working with many of the world’s top brands including Levi’s, Pepsi, Heineken and Reebok.

Complex Media has recently expanded its global content operations and launched a UK office under license through w00t! Media, a boutique marketing agency.

 
THE ROLE

Complex Media is looking for a Social Media/Social News intern (or interns) to work in our London office. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the development of Complex Media’s UK operation.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in building and engaging with audiences on social media, have an understanding of how news stories can be sourced and best constructed to gain traction on all the key platforms, and be excited by the challenge of growing Complex UK’s social footprint in the UK.

Direct experience of working with Social Media and Social Newsgathering, and passion about and knowledge of the topics that Complex covers—music, culture, style, sports, and sneakers—would be a definite plus.

Salary and role duration negotiable.

 
REQUIREMENTS

> An understanding of how to engage with and develop an audience on social media

> A good news sense, a strong interest in how ideas and stories spread online, and a genuine love of all things social

> Ability to think and act creatively, in a fast-paced environment

> A solid understanding of the subject areas that Complex covers (music, culture, style, sports, and sneakers), the Complex editorial tone and the wider Complex brand

> An established presence on 2+ social media platforms

> Writing ability and an ability to work with, create and manipulate images, gifs, videos and Vines.

> Knowledge of Google Analytics, SEO and social media publishing tools a plus

> Knowledge of, and keen interest in, the latest developments in social media a plus

> Ability to think analytically, to interpret and take learnings from data a plus

TO APPLY

To apply please email a covering letter, CV, links to your social media profiles and relevant examples of previous work, to: work@w00t.complex.com, using the subject heading ‘Social Media/Social News Intern’

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9 Tips For Better Blogging http://journograds.com/2015/10/17/9-tips-for-better-blogging/ http://journograds.com/2015/10/17/9-tips-for-better-blogging/#comments Sat, 17 Oct 2015 13:13:59 +0000 http://journograds.com/?p=8694 Blog noticed pic

How do you get your blog noticed? (Pic: Ebunola Adenipekun)

By Ebunola Adenipekun (@ebunola1)

When you discover an amazing blog that you find yourself returning to regularly, do you ever wonder what it is about it that is making you so hungry for more?

I work in blogger outreach for a media intelligence company and read THOUSANDS of blogs throughout the year. I attend blog awards too, where I get to meet the winners and have a chat with them about what they think makes them so successful.

Through this line of work I have acquired a knack for spotting what makes a good blog, so I have decided to share them here on Journograds.

Here are nine tips to help your blog get noticed:

1.Think about who you are writing for

Try creating an imaginary person/friend who would represent your “typical” reader. Are they male or female? How old are they? What do they do? Are they a student, mother or father? Do they work in the city, or are they self-employed? Maybe it’s even that hot barista in the coffee shop down the road that you are writing for. Either way, have fun thinking about WHO the ultimate reader is – and then write for them.

Others have had success from writing for themselves. They feel there is a type of content that appeals to them but they haven’t yet seen it out there anywhere. Chances are they aren’t the only one who feels that way – and so they end up writing for a market of like-minded individuals.

Regardless of what works best for you, be sure you always write from that proverbial place we call your heart (I know it’s just an organ, but you know what I mean) and be passionate about what you are writing about. If you really care, it will come across in your posts. You can try and follow trends, but if you’re not fully engaged, it will show!

Readers of blogs often come back because they love the writer’s style and if appropriate, their humour. Be you!

2. Be clear about what you’re talking about

Many people think it’s best to have one theme throughout the blog. This can be anything from summer fashion or Beyoncé’s latest outfits to Star Wars and 90s TV shows.

This works because if someone is looking for advice on a certain topic and they know that you are the one who always covers it, then they will hunt your blog down and stick with it while it serves them.

According to one UK survey, Bloggers are among the best-trusted source of information.

3. Make your blog attractive

How often have you landed on a blog’s homepage and seen a dated and uninspired design that makes you want to stop reading it right then and there (regardless of whether its content may change your life or not)?

Don’t be that blog! You can use the vast number of themes available on blogging platforms, or learn how to create your own. Or even seek out a designer you know to help in exchange for money or a mutual service.

Also, large pics taken by and of yourself are often well-appreciated as it is offers an insight into your life and may inspire others – and, oh yeah, Instagram like no other.

4. Write often and keep it social (promote, promote, promote)

If readers know when to expect a new post they are more likely to excitedly anticipate it. Tweet, Facebook and Snapchat your new posts and be enthusiastic about it – and that will shine through.

Remember your ‘tents‘ – be persistent and consistent #ThatIsAll

As well as promoting your posts on social media channels, read other blogs – and comment on them. People love a good conversation. If you love a post, let the blogger know! And likewise, let fellow bloggers and readers know you’d love their feedback on your blog too.

If time is an issue, schedule your social media posts in advance (you can use tools such as Hootsuite)

5. Write a punchy headline

How many “how-tos”, “top [inset number] tips” and “why” blog posts grab your attention in the day? They’re a tried-and-tested formula that the pique the interest of a reader. They make the reader think “ooh, will this change my life?”

6. Find inspiration

Pinterest is one of my favourite social media channels ever – it’s like the best version of an online vision board. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Pinterest isn’t just about pretty pictures though! You can use it as a search tool for any subject: it gives you links to useful articles and posts on almost any topic you can think of.

Research, research, research. You learn a lot in the process of doing some intensive fact-finding about the topic you are blogging about and become a person readers come to for your perspective.

7. Edit and proofread

While typos don’t seem to be the end of the world on many a popular blog, I think it’s a good idea to have your blog post proofread (and edited) by someone else so it doesn’t spoil the experience for those who like to know the difference between they’re and there.

8. Guest write

There is some merit in writing for a blog you admire, as it widens your network. Read other blogs’ Get in Touch/Contacts pages. Some people are looking for contributors, while some would hate anyone else touching their precious blog – so get to know them from one another.

9. Enjoy writing

Good writing will come with practice (and by practice, I mean just doing it often!). Your writing will flow – keep at it and enjoy the process of creating a mini-media empire of your own in the form of a blog! Be creative with it – it’s a place to share ideas, rant, rave, record and broadcast!

Ebunola blogs at theboommoment.blogspot.co.uk, posts (some) of her artwork at facebook.com/ArtByEbunola and pins (a lot, some would say, too much) at www.pinterest.com/ebunola1. If you would like to blog for Journograds too, get in touch

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BuzzFeed – Lifestyle Writer http://journograds.com/2015/09/13/buzzfeed-lifestyle-writer/ http://journograds.com/2015/09/13/buzzfeed-lifestyle-writer/#comments Sun, 13 Sep 2015 15:46:36 +0000 http://journograds.com/?p=8633 Location: London

Closing date: Ongoing

BuzzFeed is looking for an internet- and social-media-savvy writer to create British lifestyle content that readers love to share. This is a full-time job based in London. The ideal candidate is a playful writer with a sense of humour and a passion for relatable Lifestyle writing.

We’re looking for people obsessed with (but not limited to) any or all of the following: food and drink, relationships, health, travel in the UK, and more.

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6 Tips From A Glamour Intern http://journograds.com/2015/09/07/6-tips-from-a-glamour-intern/ http://journograds.com/2015/09/07/6-tips-from-a-glamour-intern/#comments Mon, 07 Sep 2015 09:18:10 +0000 http://journograds.com/?p=8606 Lucy got her hands on the first ever issue of Glamour

Lucy got her hands on the first ever issue of Glamour

By Lucy Abbersteen (@lucyabbers)

I have always been passionate about women’s magazines, so you can imagine my delight when, after applying to dozens of titles, I finally heard back from Glamour and was invited to an interview.

I wasn’t horrifically nervous, but when I sat down in the boardroom in their offices in Hanover Square, faced by huge, glossy canvasses of stars like Emma Watson, Paloma Faith and Alexa Chung, the reality of where I was hit me. Fortunately I impressed enough and was able to swap my summer job of serving coffee to rude customers for the shiny offices of this renowned women’s magazine.

I spent four whole weeks writing, filing, calling people and running around the offices, helping wherever I could – whether that meant running to Pret to get one of the section editors a coffee or assisting the digital team with research, transcribing interviews or calling in products for features. I got a real buzz from the atmosphere and it’s amazing to know I had a hand in producing a couple of the issues.

One of the highlights of my internship had to be meeting the editor in chief herself, Jo Elvin. I’ve been reading Glamour since I was about 15 years old and so to be sat in front of the woman who created it was bloody amazing: I didn’t bother trying to be cool – mainly because I’m not. She was really funny and gave me some great career help, and didn’t mind chatting to me despite being insanely busy. Thanks, Jo!

I had an absolutely cracking time and got a load of invaluable first-hand experience. Here are some of  my tips for making the most of magazine life:

1. Don’t bother if your only motivation is “fun”

If you want to do work experience at a top magazine like Glamour because you think it would be “cool” to work at a fashion magazine or be surrounded by celebrities and gossip all the time then, for your own sake, don’t even apply. Yes, there are times when it is really fun and enjoyable, but people here work really hard to produce a top-quality magazine. Somebody who isn’t prepared to throw themselves into the most menial tasks will be soon became annoying and, frankly, useless. You’d be wasting your time if you expected it to be an easy ride. You’ll also be taking away the opportunity from somebody who really wants it for the right reasons!

2. Always ask questions if you’re not sure

It’s better to be 100% sure about what you’re doing than spend a load of time doing the wrong thing and have to start over. People get that you’re new, a bit inexperienced and don’t know the ropes yet, so they won’t mind. And they’d rather you did the job ASAP too!

3. Make an effort to find out how people got to where they are today

If you’re chatting to someone who’s been established at the magazine for a while it’s always good to find out how they got there; what they did after Uni, what work experience they had, where else they’ve worked, etc. They may even have some useful contacts for you –­ it’s not always about what you know but who you know!

4. Be prepared to do anything and everything with a smile

I was horrified to learn that there have been past Glamour interns (plural!) who responded to having to do deliver the post with, “You do know I have a degree, right?” Aaaaaaaarrgh. Whatever you do, don’t act like you’re entitled to be given a load of important jobs straight away. You need to prove that you’re responsible enough and know enough to take on more first.

5. Ask to do things that aren’t in your job description

If you have a particular interest in beauty or the way that pages are laid out, ask if you’re able to shadow or help out in that department. You’ve got nothing to lose: the worst that will happen is you’ll be told you can’t. Best case scenario you’ll get even more insight into how different areas of the magazine function.

6. Always think about how you can make other people’s lives easier

I put together a database of all the cover stars so that it was a lot simpler for people to find a specific issue; Glamour has been running for more than a decade, so there are A LOT to go through if you want to find a specific person on the cover or the 50 Best Dressed issue, for example. When you’re given a task such as research or typing something up, always think about how you could make the next step easier for whoever you’re sending it to. Your effort will take a load off somebody else’s mind and they’ll really appreciate it. Going the extra mile is always worth it!

Rest assured, once you’ve finally got that first big internship you’ll really enjoy yourself despite the hard work. I had an absolutely brilliant time at Glamour and was so sad when I had to leave. Thanks to everybody on the features team, and a BIG thank you to Amy, the PA for giving me such a fantastic opportunity. I’ll definitely try to be back!

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Sky Betting & Gaming – Social Media Content Executive http://journograds.com/2015/09/03/sky-betting-gaming-social-media-content-executive/ http://journograds.com/2015/09/03/sky-betting-gaming-social-media-content-executive/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:08:32 +0000 http://journograds.com/?p=8596 Location: Leeds

Closing date: Ongoing

Based in Leeds, Sky Betting and Gaming has grown to become one of the UK’s leading online betting and gaming companies, with a strong track record of digital innovation, receiving five prestigious awards at the 2015 EGR awards. As a pure online business with a mobile first ethos that brings the excitement of sports betting, casino games, poker and bingo to a rapidly growing number of customers in the leisure betting and gaming market; we’ve sustained rapid growth over the last few years. Close relationships with Sky Sports provide a unique opportunity to deliver a real Sky experience that makes us stand out in the online gaming sector.

At Sky Betting and Gaming we are making betting and gaming better and an integral part of this is thinking and acting for the customer. Part of our obsession with customer experience will see a newly formed Live Experience. The team will put the customer at the heart of everything we do and create a customer experience like no other. The Social Media Executive will report into the Live Experience Manager and is responsible for ensuring Sky Bet customers receive an industry leading customer experience. This role will focus on communication of product promotions, offers, incidents and customer contacts predominantly through social media channels. There is also a strong emphasis on cross departmental communication to ensure we continually improve the customer experience. This role will work closely with trading and commercial teams and is a great opportunity to learn the business.

As a Social Media Content Executive you will be responsible for delivering editorial and promotional content plans through Sky Betting & Gaming social media channels whilst ensuring proactive communication of technical and sporting incidents to Sky Bet customers. You will work closely with trading and commercial teams as well as customer impacting issues with multiple departments through multiple channels and further to this with customer service teams to resolve customer problems using Sky Betting and Gaming’s social media channels. You will play a key role in the Sky Bet “Super Live” and gold weekend experiences by creating an interactive and topical betting experience.

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Perform – Editorial Assistant http://journograds.com/2015/08/20/perform-editorial-assistant/ http://journograds.com/2015/08/20/perform-editorial-assistant/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:07:46 +0000 http://journograds.com/?p=8505 Location: Feltham

Closing date: Ongoing

Dynamic Editorial Assistant required to assist in the production of our range of products – a syndicated and multi-platform video global sports news service, the world’s only daily syndicated sports news show and an audio service providing bulletins and sports news across the world.

You will be already working in journalism or just graduated from university with a journalism or broadcasting degree, and be prepared to assist in all aspects of content production. You must have experience in scripting and cutting packages. This is a daily sports news service producing content in various forms to tight deadlines. Flexibility will be required as it will be necessary to work some unsocial hours in a rotating shift pattern.

You will be based in our Feltham so it is essential, due to the nature of the hours, that you can arrange your journey to and from work outside of public transport hours.

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