Ooh, a Genuine Writing Job Offer

…from one of TVWriter™’s favorite websites – The Mary Sue:


by Susana Polo

Description: It’s that time again! The Mary Sue seeks a kick-ass editorial intern. This is a no coffee-and-errands internship; our interns spend 90% of their time writing and most definitely receive bylines for all of their stories.

“But what will I do as an intern?” you ask, wringing your hands in anticipation, or possibly consternation. You’ll join us in our offices, write, look at Google Reader an RSS reader of your choice, write, write some more, learn to be a Real Live Blogger, etc.. “How can I get this wonderful gig?” you ululate, collapsing to the floor in paroxysms of excitement, perhaps foaming at the mouth for a bit of effect. It’s pretty simple.

What we’re looking for: The ideal candidate is a current college student looking for hands-on writing experience at a news startup. Start and end dates are flexible, but generally fall within your college quarter / semester. Yes, you must be available to work in our office in NYC. No, this is not a paid internship. Yes, we will give you credit. In a nutshell:

Editorial Intern at The Mary Sue
Category: Writing / Editing
Company: The Mary Sue (themarysue.com)
Duration: Fall (September – December)
Hours: 8-12 hours per week during regular business hours (flexible)
Location: New York office (SoHo)
Pay: This is an unpaid internship. Individuals must receive school credit from an accredited postsecondary institution to qualify.

The primary qualification for this job is an encyclopedic knowledge of, and obsessive enthusiasm for, multiple aspects of geek culture. If you are knowledgeable about weird, obscure anime or manga, thrive on television and movie casting news, or have incorporated the names of pages on TVTropes.org into your conversational vocabulary, then this is the job for you. The secondary, but just as important, qualification is being able to write quickly and clearly (on topics from your geek specialties to gender issues), without weird grammatical or spelling issues, on topics that you yourself think up / discover on the interwebs.

Bonus points if you have any of the following qualifications:

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