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Do you love football, writing, and design? We’re looking for two interns to join our small crew

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Editorial Intern

Eight by Eight is looking for a bright, detail-oriented editorial intern starting in January.

Candidates must have an interest in football, the landscape of sports journalism, and the game’s surrounding culture.

Eight by Eight is a small shop operation; As the editorial intern, you will be an integral part of the team. You will help put together upcoming issues; research, report, pitch, write, and transcribe interviews; and help develop Eight by Eight’s editorial offerings outside of the pages of our magazine.

The internship is unpaid, but we can offer credit to college students who apply. Candidates located in New York City/Tri-state area are preferred, but location isn’t a dealbreaker.

Responsibilities include:

  • Source and fact-check magazine pieces
  • Write and curate newsletters
  • Write, edit, and format stories for The Pitch
  • Organize photo shoots and interviews
  • Write small magazine pieces (and larger ones, too, if you’re up for it)
  • Help develop Eight by Eight’s editorial mission

Desired skills and experience:

  • You can tell good writing from bad
  • You can write; editing experience is a plus
  • You have a nose for, and genuine interest in, quality photography and magazine layout and design
  • You’re a nice person
  • You have at least one year experience writing or editing for a publication

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three recent writing samples (links are prefered) to [email protected]

Business Development Intern

Eight by Eight is looking for a mature, organized business development intern starting in January.

Candidates must have an interest in football, marketing and advertising, and magazines.

The business development intern will provide support to Eight by Eight’s Marketing and Communications Director on all aspects of business development, strategic partnerships, and sales. In a nutshell: Get the magazine more exposure AND drive subscriptions.

Eight by Eight is a small shop operation; As the business development intern, you will be an integral part of the team and need to understand our mentality as a startup organization.

The internship is unpaid, but we can offer credit to college students who apply. Candidates located in New York City/Tri-state area are preferred, but location isn’t a dealbreaker.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop Eight by Eight’s network of distribution partners (bookshops, bars, and supporters’ groups)
  • Brainstorm creative ideas for strategic partnerships with brands and football-minded organizations
  • Research event opportunities that maximize exposure for Eight by Eight
  • Initiate relationships with brands and companies, and facilitate regular promotions and giveaways

Desired skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of, and belief in, the growth of the sport in America, including soccer-specific brands, the developing media landscape, and grassroots organizations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (Seriously.)
  • Knowledge of social media, and other digital marketing platforms
  • A basic understanding of print and digital ads sales, especially in the context of a quarterly magazine
  • The people skills to sustain rapport with key partners by making periodic visits; exploring specific needs; and anticipating new opportunities
  • Provides information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and any applicable links to [email protected]

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