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Below are the current open positions with The Philadelphia Citizen:


Writers
The Philadelphia Citizen, a nonprofit news site that produces solutions-based journalism with an eye to ignite civic engagement, is looking for experienced Philadelphia-based freelance writers who are critical thinkers, with a passion for telling stories that are civic-minded; problem-solving; contextual; and smart.

Please send brief cover letter and links or PDFs to articles or relevant work to [email protected].


Internships
Internship positions are available in every department for the fall and spring. All positions offer the opportunity to help shape a two-year-old publication whose mission goes well beyond journalism: To make Philadelphia better by giving Philadelphians the tools and inspiration to become more civically-engaged. Having a small, dedicated staff means interns can contribute well beyond just their job descriptions, gaining experience in journalism, nonprofits, startups and civic engagement.


Editorial Interns

Editorial interns will:

  • Help with the research and writing of articles for The Citizen, with opportunities to contribute articles on a variety of topics related to Philadelphia
  • Attend monthly editorial meetings with editors and writers to brainstorm story ideas
  • Take on various tasks related to content on the website — this could be a special project, ongoing Do Something posts, or web maintenance
  • Have a voice in how stories are presented on the site, with the opportunity to weigh in on editorial decisions and share suggestions
  • Help as needed at events as volunteers and representatives of The Citizen
  • Be a self-starter and independent worker
  • Able to be in the office at least once a week or more (Tuesdays and Fridays preferable) and able to attend all team/editorial meetings once a month
  • Jump in wherever else needed (we do a lot of jumping)

 

Civic Impact, Events & Programming Interns

Civic Impact, Events & Programming Interns will:

  • Help plan and assist at Citizen civic impact events over the course of their time at The Citizen
  • Help develop new partnerships with community organizations and key influencers
  • Identify events and promotional opportunities throughout the city
  • Help the Director of Civic Impact develop tools to measure The Citizen’s impact in Philadelphia
  • Represent The Citizen at public events
  • Be a self-starter and independent worker
  • Able to be in the office at least once a week or more (Tuesdays and Fridays preferable) and able to attend all team/editorial meetings once a month
  • Jump in wherever else needed (we do a lot of jumping)

 

Sound interesting? Send us a letter of interest, a brief bio, and any relevant articles/clips to [email protected] and we’ll be in touch. We are currently looking for interns for the Spring.

Meet Our Current Interns!

Originally from Pasadena, Patrick Bilow is a journalism student at Temple University and has spent the last two years exploring Philadelphia and its rich food scene. He has come to recognize that with each issue the city faces, there is person or group of people who are influencing progress and engaging citizens.

As a staff member for The Temple News, he has used the written word to recognize these activists who are working toward a better city and has felt inspired by each of their stories. Patrick is an editorial intern this Spring.

 

Ayooluwa Agnes Ariyo is a current sophomore at Temple University who moved to Philadelphia from Nigeria in 2016 to pursue her degree in journalism. So far, she has jumped in by working at The Temple News as a Features Reporter and has enjoyed getting to know the city and meeting new people in this role. She finds journalism exciting and worth exploring, especially in Philadelphia. In her spare time she enjoys singing and trying new dishes and has fallen in love with Chick-fil-A!

 

 

Syra Ortiz-Blanes, editorial intern

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