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ABOUT 5280 PUBLISHING

5280, the largest local magazine in Colorado, was first published in 1993. Its commitment to high-quality journalism has made it one of the country’s most respected regional publications. Since 2005, 5280 has been a finalist for six National Magazine Awards, the industry’s highest honor, and it has been named one of America’s top five city magazines by the City and Regional Magazine Association on three separate occasions. With a total distribution of 90,000, 5280 outsells most national magazines on area newsstands. 5280 also publishes 5280 Home, 5280 Health, and 5280 Traveler magazines, and in 2016 acquired Colorado Parent and its family of six ancillary titles.

5280 Publishing is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls, please.


Marketing Internship Program

5280 is looking for a well-organized, creative person with strong writing skills, an outgoing personality and an eagerness to learn.

This person will report directly to the marketing director and work closely with the marketing and sales assistant to create media lists, write press releases, and pitch both local and national media. This person will also help draft sponsorship proposals, assist with the coordination of small events, attend meetings with local community leaders, and learn the ins and outs of branding and marketing.

This internship provides a professional environment that allows interns to work side-by-side with an award-winning editorial and web staff and witness the behind-the-scenes of the magazine publishing business while providing assistance to the marketing director and sales staff.

Details:
A commitment of 90 days is preferred. The internship is paid.
To Apply:
Please email a cover letter and resumé to [email protected] in a PDF format.

Deadline for applications: Summer (February 23); Fall (June 25); Spring (October 25).


Editorial Internship Program

5280 offers editorial internship positions in the summer, fall, and spring. Internships are hands-on and involve a variety of responsibilities as well as the opportunity to regularly interact with the editorial staff.

Primary duties include fact-checking stories, contributing research to larger stories and feature packages, and writing shorter stories for the front-of-the-book and dining sections. Interns also enter descriptions for the calendar and dining listings sections, and write for 5280.com.

As part of the program, interns will take part in training sessions and mentorship. Training sessions are run by editors and provide an overview of how the magazine works, from pitching to editing to art/design. The mentorship program pairs each intern with two editors, offering interns a chance to gain firsthand knowledge about a career in journalism.

Requirements:
Although a magazine, journalism, or English degree (or working toward a degree) is preferred, it’s not required. Published clips are required (college newspaper is OK). A commitment of three to four days a week is preferred. The internship is paid.
To Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resumé, and three to five published clips to [email protected].

Deadlines for applications: Summer (March 1); Fall (July 15); Spring (November 1).


Digital-Editorial Internship Program

5280 offers an editorial internship program focused on digital and multimedia storytelling. Interns work closely with the editorial staff on projects, which may include (but are not limited to) writing and reporting stories, research, social media, and website maintenance.

As part of the program, interns will take part in training sessions and mentorship. Training sessions are run by editors and provide an overview of how the magazine works, from pitching to editing to art/design. Interns are also paired with an editor to gain firsthand knowledge about a career in journalism.

Requirements:
Although a magazine journalism, or English degree, (or working toward a degree) is preferred, it’s not required. Published clips or writing samples are required. Applicants with a background in photography, video (5280 uses Final Cut Pro), HTML coding, or social media are encouraged to apply. A commitment of 30 hours a week is required. The internship is paid.
To Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resumé, and three to five published clips (including video or a website, if applicable) to [email protected] with “digital internship” in the subject line.

Always accepting applications.


Creative Services Internship

5280 offers a three month design internship within the company’s in-house design team. Internships are hands-on and involve a variety of responsibilities as well as the opportunity to work regularly with the advertising, marketing, and events departments. This person will assist with ad campaigns, event collateral, marketing initiatives, and much more. In addition to design responsibilities, this person will help with overflow admin work and provide production assistance as needed.

As part of the program, interns will take part in training sessions conducted by various members of the advertising and marketing teams to gain a first-hand grasp on the world of publishing. Interns are also given the opportunity to collaborate with members of design and marketing to refine their portfolio and set them up for success in the future job search.

Requirements:

Internship Benefits Include

Details:
A commitment of 90 days is preferred. The internship is paid.
To Apply:
In order to be considered for this position you must email a cover letter, resumé, and no more than 3 design samples in one single PDF file to [email protected].

We are always accepting applications for this position.


Colorado Parent Editorial Internship Program

Colorado Parent offers editorial internship positions in the summer, fall, and spring. Internships are hands-on and involve a variety of responsibilities, as well as the opportunity to work directly with the Colorado Parent editors on the magazine and website.

Primary duties include fact-checking stories, contributing research to larger stories, and writing shorter stories for the front-of-the-book. Interns also enter descriptions for the calendar and various guides, and write and do website maintenance for ColoradoParent.com.

As part of the program, interns will take part in training sessions run by editors, providing an overview of how the magazine works, from pitching to editing to art/design.

Requirements:
Although a magazine, journalism, or English degree (or working toward a degree) is preferred, it’s not required. Published clips are required (college newspaper is OK). A commitment of three to four days a week is preferred. The internship is paid.
To Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resumé, and three to five published clips to [email protected].

Deadlines for applications: Summer (March 1); Fall (July 20); Spring (November 1).

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