Looking to gain experience in the field doing what you love most?
AZ Big Media welcomes creativity, the willingness to learn, a positive attitude, strong initiative and the drive to create quality work. We accept both college students and recent graduates, and the positions are unpaid.
If you feel like you’d be a great fit for AZ Big Media, and we can offer you the guidance you need, please feel free to send us a resume!
Successful candidate will be working on many of our publications, including Scottsdale Living, AZRE: Commercial Real Estate Magazine, Experience AZ, Arizona Business Magazine and Ranking Arizona. Interns will have the opportunity to write bylined articles for publications, assist editors on projects, fact check, perform data entry, proofread, and assist at one of the many awards shows and expos the company puts on every year.
Interns will learn about the overall workings of a publishing company under the tutelage of editors, administrators and art directors. They will also receive regular feedback on their performance and writing.
Graphic Design Internship
This Graphic Design internship will provide valuable real world experience in a fast paced environment revolving primarily around print. Interns are encouraged to ask technical questions as well as providing their own artistic viewpoint.
Daily Intern Tasks will work directly with the art department director assisting with general duties, including checking in advertisements, working with Acrobat, labeling and filing PDF files, creating flyers, creating infographics for our website AZNow.Biz, touching up photos, uploading files, etc.
Interns should be efficient, organized and have experience working with Creative Suite 3, 4 or 5 (focusing on Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign), as well as have completion of basic graphic design classes such as or similar to fundamentals of design, typography/digital typography and image manipulation.
Duties and responsibilities include project management, event planning for AZ Big Media’s events and expos, networking with other industry leaders, copywriting, proofreading and helping to create eBlasts, and marketing collateral pieces including fliers, brochures, etc. — as well as work directly with the Publisher and assist with general duties.
Social Media, SEO Internship
Social media interns will be instrumental in increasing and strengthening AZ Big Media’s social media presence for both the company publications, websites, events and staff.
Duties and responsibilities include:
- Monitor and engage on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and various other sites
- Work closely with our staff on web campaigns including updates to Twitter, the websites, Facebook and LinkedIn
- Learn how to build a following
- Create content for feeds and snippets in various social media sites
- Aid daily online email content marketing
- Create and update daily, weekly and monthly reports
- Optimize tags, conduct keyword research, tag and title content, manage and track link building campaigns
- Assist in quality control of company website material (proof pages, make sure links work, add photos to posts, redirect URLs, etc.)
- Provide support in production and management of content for the website (write blogs / stories for the web, create pages and posts with either original work or stories published in one of the magazines, etc.)
Video & Multimedia Internship
Duties and responsibilities include creating short, web-appropriate videos (among other forms of media) posted on Arizona Business Magazine’s companion website AZNow.Biz that effectively grab and maintain the attention of our audience — all the while retaining the company’s branding.
Interns will have the opportunity to shadow other video shoots, including Arizona Business Magazine’s bi-monthly CEO Series, and possibly shoot the video themselves. Interns will be exposed to shooting on the field, whether it be capturing an on-camera interview or an event, and editing the video on deadline. Videos range from business interviews or Arizona Business Magazine’s website AZNow.Biz to creative, entertaining videos for Experience Arizona’s website.
Interns must also have access to filming equipment, including a camera, tripod and a mic(s).
Duties and responsibilities include taking photos for our print publications and websites. Due to our diverse magazines, interns will gain experience shooting different types of photos in various settings, including environmental portraits, buildings, profiles and headshots, models for our lifestyle magazine as well as shooting photos at one of our many events and expos.
Interns’ photos will always have a home, if not in print, then on one of our publications’ websites.
Interns must have access to a DSLR camera that shoots 10+ megapixels and a tripod as well as experience working with Photoshop. Video experience is a plus.
Web Development / Web Programming Internship
Duties and responsibilities include online work on several publications and developing new sites.
Development: Specific skills, including html, design, etc. are recommended; some can be learned on the job. Interns must be familiar with PHP.
Programming: Specific skills, including html, design, CSS, php, MySQL, etc. are recommended; some can be learned on the job. Interns must be familiar with PHP.
Students: For School Credit
Interns will have flexible schedules with opportunities to work around class times.
The internship is unpaid, however the experience is one that will help you see where you’ll want to take your career in the future. If you are interested in, and eligible to earn school credit for internships, we will assist with university requirements, both lower and upper division credit, and interns can start any time of the year, including the summer.
If interested, please email your resume and brief cover letter to the editorial department at firstname.lastname@example.org.