Magazine – Theater Content Curator – Internship
Picture This Post magazine, www.picturethispost.com, alerts time-strapped readers to cultural offerings that are the best match for their interests in art, books, dance, film, museums, music, theater, as well as travel with a focus on culture. We not only cover culture creators and venues with high name recognition, but also delight in helping to showcase bold, creative strokes by fledgling artists in all genres.
Amy Munice, Editor in Chief, will be the primary supervisor of your internship. She is the co-publisher of the magazine, a 30+ year PR professional and freelance journalist, and cultural reporter who has penned many hundreds of articles. She will be the author of your future reference for job hunting purposes.
You will be responsible for keeping a to-do list updated in real time, and a cumulative report- -which if possible, we would prefer you also share with your school internship supervisor.
Training sessions are held by zoom—usually in small groups—throughout the week and weekend. Initially you will need to adapt your schedule in order to attend training sessions for your role in the soonest possible timeframe. Once you have the prerequisite skills, you determine your schedule each week in order to meet your school’s hour requirements for your internship.
ALL VOLUNTEERS – ALL REMOTE WORKERS:
Picture This Post is an entirely volunteer organization, from top to bottom. We are a not-for-profit (as opposed to a 501c3 non-profit) – too small to hire accountants etc. needed for non-profit status. Students are like all volunteers EXCEPT that much time/energy goes into training students and helping you develop a portfolio for future job hunting.
As a Theater Content Curator, you will learn the skills involved in creating previews, interview articles, and updated listings of theater events in the Picture This Post READERS’ CALENDAR.
YOU ARE A KEY PART OF THE EDITORIAL TEAM—YOUR BEAT IS THEATER
Here is a link to the Picture This Post Theater Section—where you click a picture to read a story. Keep clicking “Read More” to find earlier theater reviews in our magazine.
You will be tasked with keeping our theater section content FRESH and INTRIGUING (previews, interviews, event listings of particular interest to the theater enthusiasts in our readership).
This job involves developing a working knowledge of multiple types of content on the magazine— calendar entries, previews, interviews and roundup articles.
Your first job/s will be to attend training sessions and self-study guides that will allow you to master the prerequisite skills to fulfilling this role: editing press releases to previews; conducting email interviews; editorial correspondence to line-up interviews; securing images required for our picture-rich format; layout; social media; uploading theater news events to the READERS’ CALENDAR; and networking via social media with directors, actors, and others in the theater world.
This student volunteer position is designed to immerse you in the processes of online publication. While not listed as an “internship” position, most of our past and current student volunteers concur that the training and educational opportunities in this and other Picture This Post volunteer positions far exceeds that of most internship jobs. The more time you put into this experience the more you will get out of it. Many volunteers take on multiple roles and more responsibilities that give them more to show at the end of their time at Picture This Post – a fat portfolio of published articles among other lists of accomplishments.
– Commitment to fulfill tasks for all Picture This Post staff members—to remain in good standing (estimated time commitment of 30 – 60 minutes/week.) See EXPECTATIONS/REQUIREMENTS ALL STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
–Commitment to study and adhere to the Picture This Post Guidelines for Preview Editors, Interview Editors and other guidelines relevant to your role.
-Minimal time commitment of 10 hours/week— except during exam and other highly demanding school schedules, which we EXPECT you to prioritize over your volunteer work.
What You Will Do:
-You will write theater previews – of plays, musicals, comedy, magic, puppetry and more.
-You will be responsible for all steps of email interviews with actors, directors, and other theater notables—from identifying intriguing content, to logistically arranging interviews, developing an interview frame and related questions, light touch editing of answers, procuring images sufficient for a picture-rich layout, completing layouts.
-You will upload events to the Picture This Post Readers’ Calendar
-You will use our Blog2Social automation to promote the stories you create; you will use private messages in social media to network with the various people showcased in Picture This Post Theater stories.
-Student volunteers in this position, once trained, are expected to consistently have 3+ previews-in-progress, 3+ interviews in progress, and to keep up with upload of theater events to the Reader Calendar within one week of receipt (or sooner if time sensitive.)
-You will share in shared staff duties outlined in Expectations/Requirements of All Student Volunteers tasks: completing social media posts; keeping up with the writer/editor feedback system ( a key Picture This Post editor/writer training tool); joining writer/editor rotations for shared tasks such as sending newsletter opt-in emails and uploading events to the Picture This Post Readers’ Calendar
Note: these miscellaneous tasks take about 30-60 minutes a week.
-You can add on to your Theater Content Curator role with other Picture This Post Jobs—your schedule permitting. **The top recommendation is to also get training to be a Theater Review Writer.