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.
This student volunteer position can also be an internship if you make arrangements with your school for credit. —we are ALL volunteers. See Intern vs. Volunteer.
Check with your Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit.
*If this is an internship you must adhere to the parameters of hours/week set by your school.
–You must either read a daily newspaper or 10+ articles/day in the free AP News App
-Minimum 10 hours/week
– Commitment to fulfill tasks for all Picture This Post staff members—to remain in good standing. See Picture This Post Student Volunteers – Good Standing Commitments.
-You will attend zoom training sessions on related skills—layout and social media—or do self-study with instructional videos.
What You Will Do:
–You will master inverse pyramid journalistic style to report on panel discussions, press conferences and similar events that lend themselves to AP style reports (instead of the more descriptive PICTURE THIS style review articles).
-You will be responsible for publishing at least one story per week; proficient reporters might be expected to ink several stories /day.
-Over the course of your internship, your role will allow you to peruse many—perhaps hundreds—of press releases regarding events in all sections of the magazine (art, books, dance, film, theater, museums, music, travel). You will be responsible for uploading any news releases sent to you for your consideration into the READERS CALENDAR automation.
–You will do layouts for your articles—and if you enjoy it or want practice, you may opt to help with layouts of others’ previews.
–You will learn how to use the Picture This Post social media automation to publicize your previews on the Picture This Post social media pages.
-You will learn how to conduct professional communications necessary with PR agencies and similar related to your editorial assistant charter.
-You will commit to continuously study the Picture This Post Writers’ Guidelines and do all the Volunteer in Good Standing tasks – – most of which are geared to keep the Guidelines in your front-of-mind.
-You will adhere to a regular weekly schedule of your choosing, and notify the editor-in-chief in as timely a manner as possible regarding needs to adjust the schedule for exams, travel, emergencies, etc.
-You can add on to your News Reporter At Large role with other Picture This Post Jobs—your schedule permitting.
What You Will Learn:
You will be exposed to the nationwide cultural scene.
You will learn about copyrights, attributions, fact vs. opinion, and hone your wordsmith skills. You will know AP News style inside and out.