Internship - Edit

Full time | Administrative Support
Location:Ventura Headquarters

Job Title:         Editorial Intern

Reports to:      Director of Copy

Location:         Ventura, CA

General Summary

Our editorial team lives within Patagonia’s Creative Services Department, which supports the Company’s marketing efforts. The Creative Team handles a range of editorial work that you’d expect to find in an advertising agency or product marketing team, but also in a magazine newsroom or non-governmental activist organization—often during the same work day. As such, the Editorial Intern will learn how to create pithy, informative; amusing product copy, to edit an investigative post for our company blog, The Cleanest Line; maybe even generate clever slogans for picket signs.

Essential Job Functions

  • Carefully reading and evaluating editorial submissions to The Cleanest Line, Patagonia’s blog, as well as furnishing captions, author bios, and call-outs for posts.
  • Researching topics of interest to our regular customers such as global warming impacts on wilderness areas; living wage initiatives for garment workers; and the conservation of endangered species.
  • Helping members of the editorial team track and produce freelance editorial assignments. Making certain contributors hit their deadlines and that our photo and design colleagues have what they need to produce great work.
  • Proofreading and accurately completing copy edits for product marketing campaigns, catalogs, and Patagonia.com.
  • Write effective, brand-appropriate advertising headlines and product copy blocks.
  • Assisting edit team in reaching younger audiences, while keeping the company’s voice consistent across multiple platforms.
  • Assist director of copy, managing editor, and sports category editors in identifying fresh talent to publish.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to look at a computer screen for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to maintain a composed and professional demeanor within a flexible and (at times noisy) work environment.
  • Must be able to travel internationally and domestically utilizing various transportation methods.

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • College degree in progress preferably in English or native language, journalism, communications, or environmental sciences
  • Experience blogging, editing for print publications, or with activist media campaigns
  • Record of advocacy on environmental issues
  • Comfortable with team-based work structure; ability to remain flexible to change within the work environment and scope of responsibility.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills a must, as is the ability to juggle many tasks at one time and change gears quickly.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and written, with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to work in an open-concept office/floor plan.

Internship Notes:

All applicants must have graduated in 2019 or be returning to school in the fall in 2019. This is a paid internship that will also include financial support for summer housing and temporary relocation to the area.

This job posting will remain active until January 1st, 2019.

Final Project:

All interns will be assigned a project to work on over the summer, and to present on at the completion of their internship.

Employee Conduct

It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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