Copy Intern



  • Category:
    Copy Intern
  • Deadline:
    Oct. 3, 2022, noon

About the position

BruinLife Copy is responsible for editing all articles for our various publications: The BruinLife Annual (a.k.a., the yearbook) and BruinLife Online (a.k.a., our online blog).

The BruinLife Annual’s main objective is to give the UCLA student body an accurate reflection of the school year through photos and stories by Bruins and about Bruins. BruinLife Online aims to provide lifestyle and entertainment content to the UCLA community, distinct from Daily Bruin’s campus news. This includes guides to LA, tips for apartment hunting, reviews of local shows, trend alerts, etc. in blog-style articles.

Copy staff edits all articles for grammar, Associated Press style, coherency, factual accuracy, sensitivity and consistency. Copy is ultimately responsible for ensuring professional, consistent and complete final drafts by the deadline.

Compensation

After two quarters of fulfilling all member requirements and upon recommendation by their section editor, interns become eligible for stipend staff. To clarify, stipends are not the same as hourly compensation; rather, you're paid based on the assignments turned in.

Responsibilities

  • Copy edit BruinLife's published materials, including headlines and photo captions.
  • Assist writers with questions about how to better improve their articles.
  • Pay attention to subtext and context within the article as a whole, as language can either inform or alienate a reader. We want to help the reader as much as possible.
  • Complete a minimum of two office hours: All BruinLife staff members must fulfill this requirement. Office hours may be completed at any time during the week at your discretion. The purposes of these office hours are to work on BruinLife assignments in-office, but we also encourage staffers to utilize the office to study, rest and socialize with other BruinLife members.
  • Attend all-staff meetings and section meetings.
  • Complete at least one one-on-one with your section editor per quarter.
  • Attend a minimum of one all-staff social per quarter.

Qualifications

  • Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines
  • Strong desire to learn and get involved
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Familiarity with AP Style is a plus but not a requirement

Training

Please note that there is mandatory Student Media training for new interns, as well as any training held by your section editor. Student Media training usually occurs on the weekends after Weeks 3, 4 and 5. Further details will be provided upon acceptance.

What we can offer you

  • A more extensive resume.
  • Networking opportunities with alumni and other Student Media publications.
  • A platform for your voice.
  • Connections with community organizations.
  • Valuable newsroom knowledge and a better understanding of how to work in an editorial environment.
  • A safe space for discourse and differing values.
  • Food and socials.
  • Long time friends!

Application Materials

Resume (PDF)

Editing Exercise (PDF)

Short answer responses

Screenshot of your tentative fall quarter schedule

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]