Internships

Atlanta Parent is excited to announce internship opportunities in our
Editorial and Special Events Departments!

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EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP

DESCRIPTION:

Atlanta Parent Magazine Inc. announces the availability of an exciting internship in our Editorial Department. The successful candidate will be working towards a degree in journalism or communications and have a strong interest in writing, editing, family entertainment, social media, and computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word; Experience with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign is a plus. Excellent speaking and phone skills are a must.

You will work directly with Atlanta Parent staff and gain valuable skills while assisting with writing articles, testing products, fielding calendar submissions, creating a weekly eNewsletter.

MAGAZINE OVERVIEW:

Atlanta Parent Magazine has been in print since 1983. We are a free, monthly publication with a readership of more than 150,000 in the metro Atlanta area. We are a group of dedicated individuals with passions for families, kids, events & entertainment and parenting resources.


This position provides the opportunity to gain experience and training in:
 Communication and Relationship management
 Managing web content
 interviewing/reporting/writing/editing
 Special event logistics and planning
 General office skills


RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Meet with prospective team leaders
 Conduct interviews based on current assigned stories
 Meticulously manage an online community calendar
 Assist in planning/implementation layout of event and activities
 Create, develop and implement marketing materials and mailings
 Possibility of accompanying AP Staff member on event related meetings
 Request product samples and photos via email and telephone
 Other office duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

 Open to full-time college students in good academic standing, completing their sophomore, junior, or senior year or to graduates of less than one year
 Applicant must demonstrate a relationship between their projected major field of study
 Demonstrate a C+ average (cumulative 2.75 on 4.0 scale)
 Excellent spoken and written communication skills; comfortable doing local outreach and making   presentations to businesses and constituents
 Ability/willingness to learn and apply new skills quickly
 Optimistic, team-player with a friendly, outgoing demeanor a must
 Employ discretion, tact, and empathy; pro-active and intuitive people skills
 Proficient computer skills including e-mail, web browsing, typing, Microsoft and Adobe programs.


COMPENSATION:

 Unpaid internship - For College Credit
 Must commit to 20-40 hours per week during regular business hours in Atlanta, GA office
 Weekend and evening work could be required
 Opportunity to build your portfolio and get bylines
 We offer flexible schedules and a flexible start and end date. Ideal candidate would be available Now through December.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please e-mail Resume, Cover Letter and Writing Samples to:
Laura Powell at Lpowell@atlantaparent.com

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SPECIAL EVENTS INTERNSHIP

DESCRIPTION:
Atlanta Parent Magazine Inc. announces the availability of an exciting internship in our Special Events Department. The successful candidate will focus efforts on the “Talent Showdown”, "Camp Expo" and the Family Block Party event.

This intern will work directly with Atlanta Parent staff and gain valuable skills while assisting with event planning, corporate research and volunteer outreach. Candidate must be energetic, a team player, results-oriented and dedicated to the achievement of personal and team goals. This internship requires a candidate with confidence in interpersonal communication, comfort with phone cultivation and a passion for making events special for families and children. This internship is ideal for undergraduate students or recent graduates seeking experience in event-planning, relationship management, marketing, and fund-raising.

EVENT OVERVIEW:
Family Block Party is Atlanta Parents’ largest event benefiting local non-profit organizations. Family Block Party is a one-day, family festival with more than 5,000 visitors attending annually featuring over 50 hands-on activities for kids, entertainment, exhibitors, food and more! Additional events include Cover Kids contest and the Talent Showdown. This years’ largest family festival will take place on October 12th, 2013 at Mercer University Atlanta Campus.
This position provides the opportunity to gain experience and training in:
 Relationship management
 Meeting planning/execution
 Database management
 Special event logistics and planning
 General office skills

RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Meet with prospective team leaders
 Research companies/markets including cold calling
 Meticulously track and monitor exhibitors/participants and entertainment
 Assist in planning/implementation layout of event and activities
 Create, develop and implement marketing materials and mailings
 Possibility of accompanying AP Staff member on event related meetings
 Recruit and serve as a liaison to Day-of Event exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers & entertainment
 Maintain databases, mailing lists, telephone networks, and other information to facilitate the  functioning of specific programs
 Other office duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
 Open to full-time college students in good academic standing, completing their sophomore, junior, or senior year or to graduates of less than one year
 Applicant must demonstrate a relationship between their projected major field of study
 Demonstrate a C+ average (cumulative 2.75 on 4.0 scale)
 Excellent spoken and written communication skills; comfortable doing local outreach and making   presentations to businesses and constituents
 Ability/willingness to learn and apply new skills quickly
 Optimistic, team-player with a friendly, outgoing demeanor a must
 Employ discretion, tact, and empathy; pro-active and intuitive people skills
 Proficient computer skills including e-mail, web browsing, typing, Microsoft and Adobe programs.

COMPENSATION:
 Unpaid internship
 Must commit to 20-40 hours per week during regular business hours in Atlanta, GA office
 Weekend and evening work will be required
 Opportunity to work additional hours remotely
 Flexible start and end date.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please e-mail Resume, and Cover Letter to:
Jordan Lisvosky,Special Events Coordinator at Jlisvosky@atlantaparent.com