The Oxford American is seeking an intern for our new podcast, Points South, which will premiere in September!
No previous podcast experience is needed for this 10/hr per week unpaid internship. We are looking for someone with an interest in audio storytelling and a familiarity with the Oxford American.
This person will conduct audio research, edit transcripts, factcheck scripts, help maintain the production calendar, and assist in distributing and marketing the podcast in both OA and third party channels.
We’re looking for someone with strong writing, editing, and research skills and a commitment to the Oxford American’s mission of exploring the complexity and vitality of the South. The internship will run from September 15–December 15, and we’d be delighted to coordinate academic credit for this position with the intern’s university, though that’s not a requirement. (This is a remote position; hours can be set to best fit the intern's schedule, though we prefer consistency throughout the internship period.)
Applicants should send an email with the subject line “Points South Intern” to podcast [@] oxfordamerican.org. In the body of the email, please include a letter detailing interest and specific qualifications for the role and attach a 1-2 pg résumé.
Applications received prior to September 1 will receive full consideration.
The Oxford American offers a comprehensive year-round editorial internship program.
Internships are unpaid, and we have full-time and part-time positions available. Internship terms begin in January, June, and September, though the program provides some flexibility for starting dates. Six-month internships are also available. The Oxford American's office is located in the South Main neighborhood of Little Rock, Arkansas, and we have a satellite office on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
We accept applications for all terms year-round but please note the following deadlines:
- March 15 for internships starting in June
- June 15 for internships starting in September
- October 15 for internships starting in January
The duties of an intern include editing, fact-checking and research, proofreading, answering phones, generating article ideas, and monitoring the progress of special projects. Interns participate in the planning of issues, evaluate manuscript submissions, and are encouraged to write for oxfordamerican.org.
Applications should include a résumé and writing samples. Please specify the term for which you are applying.
Submit your application using this form. Simply create a Submittable account and follow the instructions to attach your materials.
Thank you for your interest.