Complex UK – Editorial Internship

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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

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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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6 Tips From A Glamour Intern

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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BuzzFeed – Creative Internship

Location: London

Closing date: Ongoing

BuzzFeed is seeking a full-time intern to join its Creative team in London this Fall. The BuzzFeed Creative internship is a three-month program for those who are eager to master the tools and techniques of advertising in the social web.

Over the course of the internships, you will learn how to create content for advertisers that readers love to share. This includes writing posts tailored to BuzzFeed’s audience of social sharers, exploring how people share on social media, and working with brand messaging and campaign goals to create work for advertisers.

The Creative intern will work with and learn from members of the BuzzFeed Creative team. This is the perfect internship for someone interested in pursuing a career in online advertising and new media who is fascinated by the web and human psychology.

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#AdviceForYoungJournalists: Best Tweets

Journalists have been sharing their top tips with the next generation on Twitter, using the hashtag #AdviceForYoungJournalists. From wise words to cold hard truths, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites…  


Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher stresses the importance of constantly honing your skills.


Competition means news organisations are forever racing to get to the story first – but in that madness, mistakes can be made.   


Eamonn Holmes of Sky News and ITV points out that different mediums bring different styles of journalism.  


A bugbear of picture editors the world over.  


ITV’s Alastair Stewart reminds you where your focus should always be as a journalist…


… but, as BBC Newsbeat’s Felicity Morse points out, the industry has its fair share of egos.


It pays to be practical – especially when you’re starting out.


Don’t underestimate the importance of contacts.


Don’t be afraid to speak to people. You won’t find all your answers on the internet.


Criticism will only make you stronger. Don’t fear it.


Don’t nod along if you don’t get something. It will always come back to haunt you.


Stay positive, no matter what. It’s a tough industry to crack – but once you’ve made it, it’s worth it!


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