CRWNMAG is Hiring Summer 2018 Interns — Apply Now!

CRWNMAG is Hiring Summer 2018 Interns — Apply Now!

CRWN Magazine is looking for Video Production Interns, Design Interns, Photography Interns and PR & Marketing Interns for Summer 2018. Applicants should be passionate about the empowerment and authentic representation of Black women through media and the written word. They should be ready to work hard and contribute to the mission of creating the most beautiful and honest representation of Black women in the history of print.

Interns will support the functions of CRWN's Editor-In-Chief and Chief Creative Officer and will be exposed to the inner workings of an indie, Black-owned 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 value and uphold CRWN's brand pillars: Sisterhood, Authenticity, Knowledge of Self and Self-Love. Discretion, humility and maturity are of utmost importance. All internships are unpaid. You can receive school credit through your university.

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:

• Research: brands, press outlets and media platforms
• Maintaining, adding to and updating PR leads list
• Building relationships with journalists and editors in the space
• Staying on top of due dates for assets requested by outlets
• Requesting and logging products/samples that will be featured in CRWN
• Supporting Events team during in planning and execution of CRWN events
• Supporting Events team as needed at industry events
• Posting content daily on CRWN's blog
• Crafting & posting social media copy daily
• Building social media presence and brainstorming growth strategies
• Attending and covering events, as needed
• Assisting Managing Editor in assigning and following up on articles
• Supporting preparation of email newsletters
• 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
• Strong cultural intelligence (Black media, Black/multicultural hair & beauty space)

APPLY NOW!


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
• Creating TV
• 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

Required Skills/Experience:

• Prior video (shooting/editing/production) experience
• Prior reporting experience
• Script writing experience
• Editing video narratives in Adobe Premiere
• Editing motion in Adobe After Effects
• Strong understanding of social media platforms and video formats for each (Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube)
• Media experience is a necessity
• 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.)
• Problem-solving & critical thinking
• Flexibility and coach-ability
• Strong cultural intelligence (Black media, Black/multicultural hair & beauty space)

APPLY NOW!


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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 design (mostly for web/social) 
• 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 media, Black/multicultural hair & beauty space)

APPLY NOW!
 


4. Photography 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:

• Documenting company culture — team members at events, at the office, at activations, etc. 
• Capturing street style throughout NYC (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Harlem)
• Distributing zines
• 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

Required Skills/Experience:

• Prior video (shooting/editing/production) experience
• Prior photography experience
• Prior reporting experience
• Script writing experience
• Adobe Premiere
• Adobe After Effects
• Strong understanding of social media platforms and formats/content for each (Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube)
• Media 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.)
• Problem-solving & critical thinking
• Flexibility and coach-ability
• Strong cultural intelligence (Black media, Black/multicultural hair & beauty space)

APPLY NOW!


5. CRWN Ambassador

Candidates can work remotely, but NYC-, LA-, Atlanta- Bay Area- and DC-based candidates are highly preferred.

Duties:

• Driving awareness of CRWN Magazine
• Utilizing social media and digital tools to engage potential customers
• Tabling and hosting events on campus, cultural events
• Sharing CRWN with classmates, club members, sorority sisters, etc.
• Distributing CRWN zines
• Attending and covering events, as needed
• Potential takeovers on @CRWNMAG IG Stories
• 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.) and making recommendations on ways to engage our audience.

Desired Skills/Experience:

• Entrepreneurial spirit: hustlers only!
• Prior sales, promotions, marketing and/or brand ambassador experience
• Has demonstrated proficiency in growing social media following and creating engaging content
• 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
• Flexibility and coach-ability
• Strong cultural intelligence (Black media, Black/multicultural hair & beauty space)

APPLY NOW!
 



ABOUT CRWN MAGAZINE: 

CRWN Magazine 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.


INTERNSHIP DETAILS: 

Unpaid — School Credit can be obtained through your university. 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.


HOURS REQUIRED: 

15-20+ Hours Per Week

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

 

Photography above by Travis Matthews.

 

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