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PT intern copy editors, Bleacher Report, Inc.

Discussion in 'Freelance/stringer help wanted' started by bpoindexter, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Member

    As posted on journalismjobs.com, and sorry if this already has been posted:

    Company: Bleacher Report, Inc
    Position: Seeking Online Sports Copy Editing Interns
    Location: Telecommute, Work Remotely, All Locations
    Job Status: Part-time
    Salary: Unpaid Intern
    Ad Expires: May 6, 2012
    Job ID: 1195039
    Website: http://www.bleacherreport.com

    Description:
    Bleacher Report, a fast-growing online sports network with over 25 million monthly readers, is looking for editing interns to join the team immediately.

    Interns will work remotely and create their own schedule plans.

    To learn more about the Bleacher Report Intern Program, please review the network's list of Frequently Asked Questions:
    http://bleacherreport.com/pages/internfaq

    To be considered for a position, please submit a Preliminary Application through the network's online form:
    http://bleacherreport.com/pages/internapplication
     
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Unpaid intern? I gotta think I have a shot.

    Is this an entry-level position?
     
  3. Desk_dude

    Desk_dude Member

    Free labor.
     
  4. Didn't BR just hire Adam Jacobi and Barrett Sallee?
     
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If I work really hard as an unpaid part-time editor, could I move up to an unpaid full-time editor?
     
  6. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member


    You may have a shot here, but you still don't have a shot at the Plain Dealer.
     
  7. nate41

    nate41 Member

    Ugh. I stupidly took one of these in college for a bit. If you wanna wade through trash get a a job at the local dump. At least they pay.
     
  8. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    ...or collect cans, plastic, and glass bottles...
     
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    How was the experience (if you can share)?

    I'm against unpaid internships but recognize that in some cases they can be better than nothing. But I can't wrap my mind around a remote unpaid internship.
     
  10. nate41

    nate41 Member

    It's going on four years since I took it.. sifting back through my emails they were actually pretty good at communicating and getting me set up. Basically, I was expected to put in 12 hours per week in scheduled increments and edit 30-40 articles.

    They wanted you to leave feedback- and that was the thing that got me. Such as:

    "Great article! I enjoyed your detailed perspective. I've made a few minor changes for format—shortening paragraphs for increased internet readability, spelling out numbers one-nine. Of course keep only what you like. Thanks!"

    As a college kid who worked at the school paper, took classes, and held down a part time job, I just couldn't justify keeping it. In retrospect, if I was better organized I probably could have pulled it off it I wanted to.

    That was my experience. But again, I haven't done anything for them since then so I couldn't say what its like now.
     
  11. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    An unpaid writer, while still objectionable to the principle of the word professional, would at least give you a chance to offer an opinion and might (probably not) be useful as far as showing how well you can write.

    An unpaid copy editor is far worse, and shows what the people running the site think of their content.
     
  12. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    I'll take it if they'll pay. And only if they pay per slide show page. Then I'd get rich.
     
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