CRWNMAG is Hiring Winter & Spring 2018 Interns!

CRWNMAG is Hiring Winter & Spring 2018 Interns!

Photographer: Michelene Wilkerson (former CRWN intern & current Digital Media Product Manager!)


CRWN Magazine is looking for Video (Shreditor) Interns and PR & Marketing Interns for Fall 2017, Winter & Spring 2018. Applicants should be passionate about the empowerment and authentic representation of Black women through media and the written word. 

Interns will work directly with CRWN's Editor-In-Chief and Creative Director and will be exposed to the inner workings of a print publication born in the digital age. All roles are very hands-on and require a proactive, adaptable, entrepreneurial approach to problem solving. Applicants should embody CRWN's brand pillars: Sisterhood, Authenticity, Knowledge of Self and Self-Love. Discretion, humility and maturity are of utmost importance.

Learn more about the three roles, below; then scroll to the bottom of the page for specific application details. 
 

1. PR/Admin Internship

Candidates must be able to intern at least 15-20 hours per week. We prefer NYC-based candidates but are open to the right remote candidate.

Duties:

• Pitching brands, press outlets and media platforms
• Maintaining, adding to and updating PR leads list
• Identifying all outlets/platforms who should be sharing CRWN with their audiences
• Building relationships with journalists and editors in the space
• Pitching outlets unique stories that speak to their readers
• Understanding/documenting natural hair ecosystem and key players in the space
• Staying on top of due dates for assets requested by outlets
• Brainstorming unique story angles based on content, events, co-founder activity, etc.
• Requesting and logging products/samples that will be featured in CRWN
• Posting daily on CRWN's blog
• Crafting & posting social media copy
• Building social media presence and brainstorming growth strategies
• Conducting interviews/live streams
• Attending and covering events, as needed
• Assisting EIC in assigning and following up on articles
• Preparing email newsletters (MailChimp)
• Misc. admin/other duties as assigned by co-founders

Desired Skills/Experience:

• Entrepreneurial spirit: hustlers only!
• Tastemaker — can recognize and replicate high quality. Has great taste in music, food, cultural outings, the written word, photography, art, etc.
• Prior PR internship experience
• Extreme attention to detail
• High level of organization (Google Docs, Google Calendars, etc.)
• Strong understanding of social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Snapchat)
• Problem-solving & critical thinking
• Prior editorial/blog experience
• Flexibility and coach-ability

APPLY NOW!


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2. Video (Shreditor) Internship

Candidates must be able to intern at least 15-20 hours per week. We prefer NYC-based candidates but are open to the right remote candidate. 

Duties:

• Shrediting: producing, shooting & editing high-quality video content
• Documenting company culture — team members at events, at the office, at activations, etc. 
• Capturing street style throughout NYC (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Harlem)
• Building social media presence and brainstorming growth strategies
• Planning photo shoots, scouting talent
• Attending and covering events, as needed
• Assisting Creative Director in creative projects
• Sourcing creative and gaining approvals
• Misc. admin/other duties as assigned by co-founders

Desired Skills/Experience:

• Entrepreneurial spirit: hustlers only!
• Shreditor: produce, shoot and edit
• Tastemaker — can recognize and replicate high quality. Has great taste in music, food, cultural outings, photography, art, etc.
• Strong writing skills
• High level of organization (Google Docs, Google Calendars, etc.)
• Strong understanding of social media platforms and video formats for each (Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube)
• Problem-solving & critical thinking
• Prior video experience
• Flexibility and coach-ability
• Strong cultural intelligence (Black/multicultural hair & beauty space)

APPLY NOW!


3. Design & Illustration Internship

Candidates must be able to intern at least 15-20 hours per week. We prefer NYC-based candidates but are open to the right remote candidate. 

Duties:

• Assisting in layout design (zines, web, magazine)
• Assisting in illustration and design for event/marketing collateral
• Design specifically for social media content
• Crafting social media copy
• Assisting Creative Director in creative projects
• Sourcing creative and gaining approvals
• Audit the blog and social media platforms regularly to maintain consistency in aesthetic
• Misc. admin/other duties as assigned by co-founders

Desired Skills/Experience:

• Entrepreneurial spirit: hustlers only!
• Tastemaker — can recognize and replicate high quality. Has great taste in music, food, cultural outings, photography, art, etc.
• High level of organization (Google Docs, Google Calendars, etc.)
• MUST be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
• Problem-solving & critical thinking
• Prior creative experience
• Should have a portfolio of design/illustration work
• Flexibility and coach-ability
• Strong cultural intelligence (Black/multicultural hair & beauty space)

APPLY NOW!
 


4. Ambassador

Candidates can work remotely, but NYC-, LA-, Atlanta- Bay Area- and DC-based candidates are highly preferred. There is potential for PAID opportunities!

Duties:

• Spreading the word about CRWN Magazine on and around your college campus!
• Utilizing social media and digital tools to engage potential customers
• Tabling and hosting events on campus
• Sharing CRWN with classmates, club members, sorority sisters, etc
• Distributing CRWN zines
• Attending and covering events, as needed
• Documenting promotional activities (photography)
• Driving traffic to CRWN website
• Keeping your finger on the pulse of what's new, fresh and cool in the space (natural hair, beauty, indie publications, etc.)

Desired Skills/Experience:

• Entrepreneurial spirit: hustlers only!
• Extreme attention to detail
• High level of organization (Google Docs, Google Calendars, etc.)
• Strong understanding of social media platforms (Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube)
• Problem-solving & critical thinking
• Prior promotions/marketing/ambassador experience
• Flexibility and coach-ability
• Strong cultural intelligence (Black/multicultural hair & beauty space)

APPLY NOW!



ABOUT CRWN MAGAZINE: 

CRWNMAG exists to create a progressive dialogue around natural hair and the women who wear it. We're reaching beyond trendy clickbait and #BlackGirlMagic to address the whole Black woman; a woman who is more educated, well-traveled and sophisticated than ever before — largely because generations before her have fought to ensure her seat at the table. 

Through beautiful content, thoughtful commentary, hair inspiration and resources; we’re telling the world the truth about black women by showcasing a new standard of beauty —  and documenting our story in tangible, print form.

We're looking for team members who are not just passionate about the arts, beauty and women's empowerment; but also activism and wealth-building in the Black community.

Our brand pillars are Knowledge of Self, Sisterhood, Self-Love and Authenticity.

As seen in: Huffington Post, Essence MagazineSaint Heron, Forbes, Girlboss & more.

BENEFITS & PERKS: 

School Credit. Intern for a New York-based indie publishing company with two co-founders who value mentorship and ownership. Although employment is not guaranteed, paid opportunities may become available and there is opportunity to grow with the company.

Events, swag! 

HOURS REQUIRED: 

15-20+ Hours Per Week

To Apply: Fill out our application HEREShow us what ya got!

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