Are you foolishly pursuing a degree in journalism while the industry goes up in flames all around you? Do you want to gain the valuable experience that can only come from working with an “editor”—an ancient relic of a bygone era—who will use outdated terms such as “lede,” “hed,” and “graf” when going over the copy you submit? Does your heart desire the fame and glory immediately bestowed upon all music journalists—those rare and noble creatures who tirelessly review local albums and live performances for an adoring public? And, most importantly, are you willing to work for the princely sum of zero dollars?
If so, The Key is for you!
The Key is looking for a couple of interns for the upcoming semester. We won’t waste your time with data-entry duties or other kinds of soul-sucking grunt work. If you intern for us, you’ll be writing. A lot. When you’re not writing, you’ll be going to shows or listening to records so that you can write about them later. When you’re not doing that, you’ll be scouring the Internet for newsy items of interest or prepping for an interview with a band. And, in between all of that, you’ll sit down with our editorial staff (of one) to go over your copy—the goal being, when your internship is over, you leave with significantly stronger writing skills than you had when you first started.
The only requirements are that you have an active interest in the local music scene, some writing experience (preferably with your college newspaper or a local music blog), the ability to work under a deadline, and a good sense of humor when it comes to the grim career prospects a degree in journalism holds for you. Doesn’t that sound awesome? Yes, it does. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and a few clips our way!