Tired Of All The “Fake News” Going Around? Intern With Us And We’ll Teach You To Cover Some Real Dallas-Related Music, Culture, Arts, Food & Fashion News.
OK, college students: We’re sure summer break is not really the time you’re looking to read about school-related stuff — but hear us out!
Pretty soon, school will be back in session (sorry to remind you about it…) and you’re going to need a fall internship. Well, you will if you’re planning on entering the exciting, totally-not-at-all-dying field of journalism, anyway.
So why not come get that experience with us?
If you regularly read Central Track, then you know what we’re all about. We keep our eyes firmly locked on Dallas, and we bust our tails doing our best to report on the city from different angles than the other, more mainstream publications out there.
And we definitely don’t shy away from telling it like it is — so long as the facts back us up, of course.
If that sort of mindset is one you can work with, then check out the below descriptions of interns we’re seeking for the next semester, and see if you fit any of these bills:
- Editorial Interns. Our ideal candidate here is not just interested in area culture (music, nightlife, fashion, restaurants, bars, etc.), but also at least a little familiar with it. Applicants should be strong, efficient and prolific writers who aren’t afraid to have and share an opinion. Responsibilities will include assisting in our day-to-day operations, maintaining and contributing to our daily event previews, and crafting for publication other articles, both pitched and assigned.
- Photography/Graphic Design Interns. The perfect candidates here should be well-versed in all aspects of the Adobe Suite, and a creator in their own right. We seek interns who are eager to help our writing staff better visualize their stories, as well as being capable of telling their own stories through visual means. Responsibilities will include photo editing, creating infographics and shooting concerts and other events that happen throughout the market.
- Social Media/Marketing Interns. Here, we seek candidates with an interest in social media, events and branding. Responsibilities will include conceiving and executing social media campaigns, assisting with event production and helping out with other branding efforts, both inside and outside of our office.
- Video Interns. As Central Track looks to expand its video offerings for both editorial and promotional projects, we’re seeking interns with the ability to help us produce that content. Responsibilities will include assisting on video shoots, logging footage, pre-editing, editing, working on motion graphics, applying text overlays and more. Previous working experience with Adobe Premiere and After Effects is preferred.
The top candidates for these positions would preferably be currently enrolled in an area college or university and would be able to receive class credit for their internship. We would require you to come into our Deep Ellum office 10 to 15 hours every week, somewhere during the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. between Monday and Friday. We will work with you to figure out the schedule that best works for both our needs and yours, although you will have to provide your own laptop, as well as transportation to and from the office.
If that all sounds fine and good, then hit up our editor in chief Pete Freedman via email (pete [at] centraltrack [dot] com) and put “2018 FALL INTERNSHIP” in the subject line so we will know exactly what your email is about and will get to it right away. Include a resume, links or attachments to work samples that align with the position you seek and a cover letter that details why you think you’d be a good fit here at Central Track.
The deadline for applying for a Fall 2018 internship is 5 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018, although you should totally send it in before that. Deadlines are a thing in this field!
We look forward to hearing from you!