Copy Intern

  • Category:
    Copy Intern
  • Deadline:
    Jan. 14, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

Established in 1977, Pacific Ties is the oldest student-run Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) newsmagazine in the nation. We seek to showcase the rich and diverse stories of the APIDA community on and off campus through news and commentary. Today, we continue to create on-going dialogue that offers insight into the dynamics of being APIDA, challenges the perceptions of APIDA identity, and celebrates the achievements of the communities we all have ties to.

Pacific Ties Newsmagazine aims to be a platform for your voice and a chance to publish. Through our magazine, you will form connections with other APIDA writers/creatives, student groups, and community organizations. You will also gain valuable newsroom knowledge and a better understanding of the APIDA experience. As a Pacific Ties copy editor, you will be responsible for attending weekly staff meetings, editing and writing headlines for 2-3 online articles/week (plus any assigned quarterly print articles), collaborating with other staff members (writers, section/managing editors, design team, etc.), and communicating progress regularly to the managing team.

Copy interns will edit online and print pieces across all four sections: 1) News, 2) Opinion, 3) Arts & Culture, 4) Creative. After successfully completing one quarter as an intern, copy interns become copy editors. Applicants do not need prior editing experience to apply for this job. However, it is imperative to keep in mind accuracy, grammar/spelling, adherence to AP style, sensitivity, & alignment with Pacific Ties policies throughout the editing process.

Pacific Ties hosts a mandatory training retreat subject to new intern availability in Weeks 3 and 4. Student Media's mandatory media law training and copy training for new staff copy editors will occur on January 21st from 10-4pm, January 28th from 10am-3pm, and February 4th from 10am-3pm.

Please submit one application to one position by the deadline. If accepted, there will be opportunities for you to train in/take on other positions you’re interested in. If we move forward with your application, you will be contacted through email to schedule an interview time. Please list an email you check often to ensure you accept the application invite in a timely manner. For any questions or concerns, contact [email protected] or EIC Varsha Ravi at [email protected].