“Proven Editorial background required”

Last we checked, Rachael Ray’s empire was doing pretty well. So why does her company need to recruit unpaid laborers? Sometimes, the employers try to cloak the internship’s real goal with vague requirements. Not so much here! Scroll down to the ‘Experience’ section (but don’t miss the very clear statement that this is an unpaid position). Some highlights for those short on time: the intern must have “Proven Editorial background”, they “must have worked for a publication before”, and also “Experience in current publishing and business software software.”

I think we’ll stop here. This is illegal.

Student Intern/Editorial, EDWRR
Department: EDWRR Editorial & Art
Job Summary: Meredith Corporation has an opportunity for a motivated and creative student pursuing an Editorial career. This position will assist our lifestyle editors at Every Day with Rachael Ray in concepting, developing and creating consumer content for the lifestyle content, including food, parties, crafts, decorating and trends. The intern will work with both print and online, helping to come up with original content, research story ideas, create e-newsletters and assist with our Every Day Faves product pages. An interest in food and knowledge of social media is not required, but beneficial.

This unique opportunity is designed to provide a hands-on experience while expanding your professional experience and enhancing your academic studies.

Placement is based on experience, strong writing skills and communication and organization skills.

THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP. CANDIDATE MUST BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE INTERNSHIP IN EXCHANGE FOR SCHOOL CREDIT.

Essential Job Functions

100% – Assist in the development and execution of exceptional editorial content across all media.
Job Requirements: Job Requirements : Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.

THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP. CANDIDATE MUST BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE INTERNSHIP IN EXCHANGE FOR SCHOOL CREDIT.

Education:
Enrolled college student with major emphasis journalism, magazine journalism, English or related field.

Experience:
Proven Editorial background required. The student must have solid writing, editing, research, reporting and content development skills.They must have worked for a publication before, which can include on-campus publications.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience in current publishing and business software software, especially Microsoft Office products.
Must be curious, possess initiative, and be a self starter.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong project management skills and the ability to prioritize workload.
Must be able to manage multiple projects and strict deadlines
Interests in Home, Food, Family, Crafts, Gardening, Lifestyle, Decorating.
Familiarity with Internet; HTML beneficial.
Employment Status: Temporary

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