AP Internships (Fall 2015) AP Internships (Fall 2015)

Alternative Press Alternative Press

Location Cleveland, OH
Start Date
End Date
Application Deadline 7/15/15
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Pay Rate
Contact Information [email protected]


AltPress Media is looking for motivated and creative editorial, marketing, production, advertising and interns to join our staff this summer. AP is celebrating its 30th year as a media company, and has expanded from its long-established print brand into concert series, touring, events (Alternative Press Music Awards, SXSW showcases, etc.). Interns will receive hands-on journalistic experience at the forefront of alternative music and youth culture. Passionate voices are welcomed and essential here. AP crosses several formats, with print, digital, video and online editions, and maintains a thriving social media presence. Interns will also be vital assistants at our 2nd annual Alternative Press Music Awards this July at Quicken Loans Arena.

A typical internship is usually 20 hours per week. We accept applications year-round, but our summer positions fill quickly. Applicants must be able to live in Cleveland for the duration of the internship.

This is an unpaid position. Recent graduates (within two years) are also welcome to apply.


To apply, please send a resume, a cover letter explaining what you would bring to AP, three clips of your work (editorial only) and contact information for references to [email protected], or mail to: Lee McKinstry Alternative Press Magazine 1305 West 80th Street, Suite 214 Cleveland, Ohio, 44102-3045


A Sample of Duties: Hands-on experience writing and news gathering for both our print and online platforms. Copyediting and fact-checking duties (kNowledge of AP Style is a plus). Working with high-profile musicians and music industry professionals. 20 hours per week. Some requirements: • Candidates should either be currently enrolled in college or a recent graduate (within the past two years). • Candidates must be able to commit to working 20 hours per week Our ideal candidate is a skilled writer with a strong voice and strong opinions. We’re looking for intellectually curious candidates who are passionate about the punk and/or alternative music scene that AP covers, love pop culture, have a knack for storytelling or criticism and are deeply motivated. Blogging experience is helpful. ART/PRODUCTION >>> A sample of duties and requirements: • Page layout & advertising/promotional design • KNowledge of all or some of the following: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator. • Prepare mailings • Content preparation for digital magazine editions • Online design skills a plus DIGITAL/WEB PRODUCTION >>> A sample of duties and requirements: • Update content and promotional areas • Create new pages/sections from templates and mobile devices • Create online banners & images • Assist in designing projects and issues for tablets • Must have working kNowledge of Adobe Dreamweaver & Photoshop. Basic HTML kNowledge needed. Any programming/scripting/CSS skills a plus. MARKETING >>> A sample of duties and requirements: • Monitoring and posting to all AP social network sites • Research marketing tools and stay up-to-date on marketing/social media trends • Work directly with Marketing Department on campaigns • Assist with managing nationwide street team • Maintain shared calendar with all marketing objectives • Must have basic kNowledge of social network outlets - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat, Vine, etc. • Must be organized and have basic kNowledge using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint Marketing interns work in tandem with AP marketing team, sitting in on meetings and assisting in the process of planning monthly campaigns for the magazine, events (AP Music Awards, Warped Tour, etc.), mobile app, merch store while engaging with fans via social media. We encourage interns to voice their opinion, provide input on projects and use their creativity throughout their internship. ADVERTISING >>> A sample of duties and requirements: • Assist with client and market research • Solicit and secure new small business advertising accounts • Assist with a variety of advertising department tasks daily