Paper Darts is looking for a well-rounded intern to help out with a wide range of editorial duties.
Application Deadline: Position will be open until filled, and interviews will start immediately. We’re looking to fill this position quickly—ideally by the end of March. This is an unpaid internship.
Paper Darts Internship Program
Founded in August of 2009, Paper Darts has become much more than the original 23-page zine printed, assembled, and bound with a Singer sewing machine in a living room. Two and a half years later, Paper Darts has expanded to include three print magazines, an online magazine with over 30,000 unique viewers, a book press, and a creative agency for freelance hire.
An internship with Paper Darts means you will get as much experience in magazine and book publishing as you are willing to undertake. Paper Darts is entirely volunteer run and is very much a grassroots organization. This internship will put you on the front lines of the Twin Cities publishing scene, and you will become part of the growing local lit and art community. This internship is meant to be fun and engaging, and we’re looking for someone who is as driven, self-motivated, and excited about Paper Darts as we are.
- A commitment to work an average of ten hours per week for four months
- Reading and evaluating submissions (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and culture pieces)
- Sending personalized rejections and managing submissions in our online submission manager
- Seeking out promising new authors by reading print and online journals, blogs, etc.
- Assisting in updating, organizing, and maintaining the website
- Researching strategies to increase submissions, readership, and visibility
- Assisting all staff as needed
Qualified candidates will have:
- Excellent written and organizational skills
- Ability to coordinate detail- and deadline-oriented projects
- Previous experience with editorial internships
- Laptop and easy access to Internet (80 percent of communication is through email)
- Ability to meet in coffee shops in Minneapolis/St. Paul (we don’t have an office, so work is done from home or at all staff meetings)
- Knowledge of and passion for literary arts magazines
- Familiarity with Paper Darts’ content, tone, and core demographic
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples. Tell us about YOU and why you would be a good fit for Paper Darts.
Please send materials by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.