Internships

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SALES INTERNSHIP

Location: Charleston, SC

Sales Interns will work directly with the sales team and sales manager on a wide array of sales and research oriented projects for the fall semester, including but not limited to: Identifying new advertising markets, performing updates and data entry in the company customer relation management software (experience not required), seeking and analyzing competitor marketing and sales materials, shadowing advertising sales executives and participating in sales calls and meetings, preparing sales literature and contracts, handling incoming inquiries regarding advertising space, and assisting in building sales packages. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communications skills, be comfortable making phone calls, and work well with a team. Candidates should be attending a four-year college or university and have thorough experience in Excel. The intern will be expected to commit to a minimum of 15 hours per week and scheduling is flexible. 

To apply, submit your resume to Joe Spector at joe@thelocalpalate.com by September 30, 2022. 

*Please note that this position is unpaid, but the magazine does support students who are looking to obtain college credit 


EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP–DIGITAL

The Local Palate seeks an Editorial Intern to assist with the curation and execution of the Local Palate’s online content during the fall 2022 term. The Digital Editorial Intern will support and increase the posting activity on thelocalpalate.com. Responsibilities include preparing articles for online posts, carrying out assigned stories, editing and publishing recipes, and authoring short stories about Southern food creators for our Marketplace outlet. This is a great opportunity to learn about the online publishing process, develop a knowledge of SEO best practices, particularly in regards to editorial content, and flex creative muscles authoring original content. Applicants should have excellent writing, editing, and communication skills and a knowledge of AP style. Familiarity with SEO and CMS, such as WordPress, are pluses but not required. The intern will be expected to commit to 12-15 hours per week and scheduling is flexible. 

To apply, submit your resume, cover letter, and two relevant writing samples (published work preferred) in PDF format to the digital editor, Hannah Lee Leidy, at hannahlee@thelocalpalate.com by September 30, 2022.  

* Please note that these positions are unpaid, but the magazine does support students who are looking to obtain college credit. 


EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP—PRINT

The Local Palate seeks an Editorial Intern to assist the Editorial Department for the fall 2022 semester. Interns will support various projects, including researching, fact checking, and compiling in-house copy, in addition to gaining overall exposure to the magazine publishing process. Interns should have top-notch research, communication, and writing skills, as well as a strong knowledge of grammar and punctuation, meticulous attention to detail, exposure to AP style, and the ability to meet tight deadlines. Students should be attending, or recently graduated from, a four-year college or university, have journalism experience, and be passionate about the South and its rich food culture. The intern will be expected to commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week and scheduling is flexible.

To apply, submit your resume and two of your most relevant writing samples (published work preferred) in PDF format to managing editor, Emily Havener, at emily@thelocalpalate.com by September 30, 2022. 

* Please note that these positions are unpaid, but the magazine does support students who are looking to obtain college credit.


GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY INTERN

The Local Palate is seeking a part-time Graphic Design/Photography Intern to assist the Art Department for the duration of the fall 2022 semester. The candidate must be versed in the Adobe Creative suite, specifically, InDesign and Photoshop. Adobe Premier is a plus, but not required. The intern will provide support with the designing of basic editorial layouts, marketing materials, photo sourcing, and research. A basic understanding in photography, photo editing, and layout design are required. The intern will report directly to the Art Director. The intern will be expected to commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week and scheduling is flexible. 

To apply, submit your resume and digital portfolio to the art director, Angelique DeClercq, at angelique@thelocalpalate.com by September 30, 2022. 

*Please note that this position is unpaid, but the magazine does support students who are looking to obtain college credit.


MARKETING AND EVENTS INTERN

The Local Palate is seeking a marketing and events intern to assist the marketing department for the duration of 2022 fall semester. Candidates must have strong verbal and written communications skills, and willing to be on site for event production assistance. Time management, organization, and creative thinking are also key to a successful internship.Responsibilities include creating press releases, delivering company messages to other media outlets and the public, assisting on marketing materials and collateral, fulfilling various event coordination tasks and execution, and managing event calendar. Students should be attending, or recently graduated from, a four-year college or university, have marketing, communications, and/ or related experience. The intern will be expected to commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week and scheduling is flexible.

To apply, please submit your resume to director of sales and marketing, Amanda FitzGerald at amanda@thelocalpalate.com, by September 30, 2022.

* Please note that these positions are unpaid, but the magazine does support students who are looking to obtain college credit.


E-COMMERCE MARKETING AND SEO INTERN

The Local Palate is seeking a part-time e-commerce marketing and SEO intern to assist the e-commerce department in the daily marketing aThe Local Palate is seeking a part-time E-commerce Marketing and SEO Intern to assist the E-commerce Department in the daily marketing and SEO operations of the Local Palate Marketplace. The candidate must be passionate about Southern-made products and small businesses and have an interest in E-commerce and internet marketing. The desire to develop skills while creating relevant content for TLP’s Marketplace is a must. The candidate must also have strong writing and editing skills and will learn how to implement best SEO practices in their writing.

Responsibilities include blog writing, writing product and vendor descriptions, social media photo and video shoots, and shadowing the development of the overall marketing and SEO strategy for the Marketplace. This is a great opportunity to learn e-commerce marketing, the importance of SEO, and how to effectively strategize marketing campaigns to grow an online business. The intern will report directly to the E-Commerce Engagement Manager and will be expected to commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week. Scheduling is flexible. 

To apply, submit your resume to Chris Dugas at chris@thelocalpalate.com by August 22, 2022.

*Please note that this position is unpaid, but the magazine does support students who are looking to obtain college credit. 


E-COMMERCE OPERATIONS INTERN

The Local Palate is seeking a part-time E-commerce Operations Intern to assist the E-commerce Department in the daily operation of the Local Palate Marketplace. The candidate must have a strong interest in Ecommerce Operations, small business, client relations, and above all, Southern food. A successful intern will be highly organized with strong written and verbal communication skills. The candidate must also be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. 

Responsibilities include managing product inventory, acquiring resources from vendors for site improvement, writing and submitting proposals to potential vendors, and assisting in the onboarding process for new vendors. This is a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of client acquisition and relations, customer support, and overall e-commerce operations. The intern will report directly to the E-commerce Engagement Manager and will be expected to commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week. Scheduling is flexible. 

To apply, submit your resume to Chris Dugas at chris@thelocalpalate.com by August 22, 2022. 

*Please note that this position is unpaid, but the magazine does support students who are looking to obtain college credit.