About Wine & Spirits: Our print and digital magazine is published seven times a year and read by over 200,000 members of America’s wine community. Consumers and wine professionals access our website and magazine for information on established and up-and-coming regions and producers, the art and science of viticulture, industry happenings and food and wine pairing. Wine & Spirits, the only wine publication to win the James Beard award five times for excellence in wine writing, evaluates more than 15,000 wines each year.
New York, NY
Julie H. Case
Wine & Spirits is seeking interns for our New York editorial department. Editorial internships are opportunities for aspiring writers to acquire professional experience, to work closely with editors and to learn about all phases of print and digital magazine publishing.
Interns research story concepts, conduct interviews and write for print, digital and social. They may check facts, help with special sections, and assist with editorial research. Interns will gain the kinds of critical writing, editing and revising skills that will enable them to produce content that meets the needs of both editors and readers. They should leave the Wine & Spirits internship with substantial bylines.
Write for the web and print
Assist editors with research and reporting
Fact check and proofread
Upload/manage event, news and other posts
Contribute to, proof, and edit social feeds
Background in journalism and/or creative writing
Ability to jump between often disparate tasks
Strong proofreading skills
Independent and self-motivated
Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in wine, spirits, and food; those with previous writing experience; and to students. Writing or editing experience in newspapers or magazines is an asset.
The internship is 12-20 hours per week for three months. Compensation is $50 per week, and the internship is open to students and non-students. For students, the intern supervisor can work with advisers to provide college credit for the internship experience.
Two writing samples, sent as links or attachments
Include the phrase “Editorial Intern” in the subject line
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resumé showing experience and interest in the wine business to Digital Editor, Julie H. Case.