A feminist outpost in the desert.
[UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012]
Do you have what it takes to be a Siren? There’s never been a better time to find out!
If you want to learn about journalism, online media and communication, with a dash of grassroots organizing and media relations, The Sin City Siren internship is for you!
The five-year-old Sin City Siren is a nationally syndicated blog created by award-winning journalist Emmily Bristol. The mission of this blog is to promote progressive dialogue in the Las Vegas community and to discuss feminist and political issues of importance to women in America. A major component to SCS is working on national campaigns to further the equality of women, LGBTQ individuals and all people through partnerships and relationships with organizations such as the National Network of Abortion Funds, Planned Parenthood, and the National Women’s Law Center. This blog is also part of the Washington DC-based feminist blogging consortium, Feminism2.0.
The intern position will get direct, one-on-one mentorship from a seasoned professional writer and public relations/social media consultant as well as opportunities to have original posts published on a nationally syndicated media platform, The Sin City Siren (which is also available on Amazon Kindle). Participation in events and campaigns may also offer opportunities for networking with leaders in local media, public relations, and politics.
The intern will be responsible for contributing to one or more of the SCS brand media portals, which may include the blog, twitter, Facebook, and more. Other work will involve community outreach and events.
SCS is guided by the principles of professional journalism and (mostly) adheres to AP style and editorial traditions. The intern will gain experience with these principles by performing various journalistic duties including research, interviews, photography, creating short videos for youtube, and other related skills for media professionals.
The goal of the internship is to offer new writers a hands-on learning opportunity and a safe space to try out different tools and skills. Successful candidates will come out of the experience with professional media clips.
Email a cover letter and resume to Emmily Bristol at thesincitysiren[at]yahoo.com. No phone calls.