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Editorial Assistant Internship

Overview

Emily Spivack is an artist and writer whose practice engages with everyday clothes through the lens of contemporary, visual, and material culture. Her New York Times best selling book Worn Stories and website focus on the memory and meaning associated with what we wear. Her projects, Sentimental Value and How to Dress Like, explore the relationship between clothing and online culture. Her fashion history blog for the Smithsonian, Threaded, contextualizes ordinary garments within historical and contemporary contexts.

This editorial assistant internship position will work directly with Emily on all of her current projects as well as those that are forthcoming.

Responsibilities

You will work directly with Emily Spivack on the following:

  • Research potential contributors for forthcoming book project
  • Manage and update multiple project databases, spreadsheets, and files
  • Project research for new and existing projects
  • Manage mailing list and press list
  • Transcribe interviews
  • Edit, manage, and upload new stories to Worn Stories and Sentimental Value websites
  • Maintain social media (FB, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Assist with preparation for talks and events including slide presentations
  • Assist in editorial process
  • Provide feedback as new projects are conceptualized

Requirements:

  • Commit 10 hours per week plus weekly call/meeting (working remotely is okay)
  • Must be available to begin immediately
  • Available on an ongoing basis for at least one year
  • New York-based
  • Very well-organized
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Comfortable multi-tasking
  • Enjoy project managing
  • Ability to access different resources for archival research as well as image and media databases
  • Familiarity with social media including Instagram, Twitter, FB, etc.
  • Interest in and awareness of fashion, art, and contemporary culture

Fine print:

This is an unpaid internship. But read on! This is not one of those internships where you’ll be making photocopies, picking up coffee, and bored out of your mind. You will have real-life, hands-on experience. And you’ll experience that heart-warming feeling at the end of the day that you’re working on worthwhile and exciting projects. Plus, there’s a lot of flexibility as to when and where you work. In addition, you’ll be acknowledged wherever possible and surely there will be other perks along the way.

To apply:

Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter to wornstoriesATgmailDOTcom. This position begins ASAP.