Jobs

Austin Fit Magazine is always looking for more talented writers, designers, photographers, etc. to join our team. Check out our internship opportunities below!

The application period for our fall 2022 editorial internship are now closed, but our social media internship and sales internship are still open. Scroll down to learn more!


Editorial Internships

Austin Fit Magazine offers editorial internship opportunities every fall, spring and summer semester. Interns play a crucial role in our magazine production in terms of creating content for both digital issues and online.

Interns will gain valuable, hands-on experience writing and copy editing pieces for our magazine. They will work closely with the Director of Content to improve their writing and reporting process, brainstorm ideas and pitch pieces.

Duties include:

  • Brainstorming and writing articles that fit with the AFM brand
  • Fact-checking, editing and proofreading their own articles before they go live
  • Researching ideas to pitch 
  • Reaching out to and interviewing sources for their stories
  • Learning the editorial process
  • Receiving feedback and support on writing and reporting
  • Potentially helping proofread the digital issue before going live
  • Brainstorming photos to use for their articles (stock, photographer request, sent in)

Requirements/Preferences:

  • Must be able to communicate via Slack
  • Must be available for at least an hour the first week of every month for pitch meetings (the Director of Content will coordinate a day that works for the whole group)
  • Must have great attention to detail and the ability to work independently 
  • Must have interest in writing about health, wellness, nutrition and/or fitness in Austin
  • Must be able to meet deadlines efficiently and communicate effectively with the Director of Content throughout the month to ensure completion of the story
  • Familiarity with AP Style is a plus
  • Previous experience working at/interning at a magazine or publication is also a plus

Other things to know:

  • This is a remote internship
  • Interns are expected to devote 10-15 hours per week
  • The internship is unpaid but can be used for class credit

Please email your cover letter, resume and two writing clips to landry@austinfitmagazine.com. Include “Editorial Internship” in the subject line.

Applications are due on July 29, 2022 for the fall semester. The internship start and end dates can be flexible upon hire.

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Social Media Internship

Austin Fit Magazine offers social media internship opportunities every fall, spring and summer semester. Interns play a crucial role in our magazine’s social media in terms of creating content for consumption.

Social media interns will gain valuable, hands-on experience crafting social media campaigns, writing copy for posts and other outreach efforts. They will work closely with the Marketing Director to improve their copywriting process, brainstorm ideas, and pitch content and outreach efforts.

Duties include:

  • Brainstorm and pitch social media campaigns and collaborations to the Marketing Director and Director of Content.
  • Create posts and caption copy.
  • Schedule out posts (Instagram 1-2 times a day; TikTok/Reel 3-4 a month; Facebook 1-2 a day; Twitter 1-2 a day; LinkedIn by assignment).
  • Engage with other accounts in the fitness/wellness/health industry (especially Austin-based) by commenting and liking.
  • Attend weekly to bi-weekly (1:1) Google Meet meetings with Marketing Director to discuss pitches, growth ideas, questions, ads, etc.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Marketing Director.

Other things to know:

  • Social media interns are expected to work 10-15 hours per week.
  • All posts and comments should fit the publication’s voice and mission (i.e. no “bad” words; avoid politics/controversy when possible; etc.).
  • All caption copy/scheduled posts will be due by 9 a.m. each morning for Marketing Director and Director of Content to review and edit (you can schedule out the whole week at once or just day by day — whatever works best for you).
  • Spend half of your weekly time engaging with the online community across platforms.

Please email your resume to Lynne Earle at lynne@austinfitmagazine.com. Include “Social Media Internship” in the subject line.

The intern is expected to start as soon as possible.

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Sales Internship

Austin Fit Magazine offers sales internship opportunities every fall, spring and summer semester. Interns play a crucial role in our magazine sales and advertising efforts.

Interns will gain valuable, hands-on experience working with clients and assisting with advertising and advertorial. They will work closely with the publisher to use their sales training to connect with potential clients and represent AFM.

Duties include:

  • Participating in sales training as well as learning the media kit, our mission and value proposition
  • Prospecting for potential new clients in the Austin area that would be a good fit for AFM
  • Researching competitive publications for businesses that are currently advertising
  • Sending out our current AFM media kit to potential clients and offer to set up a call with the publisher to answer any questions and learn more about their business
  • Sit in on sales calls with the team and take minutes
  • Attend weekly staff meetings

Requirements/Preferences:

  • Must be able to communicate via phone/text/email
  • Must be available to attend weekly staff meetings Tuesday mornings
  • Must have great attention to detail and the ability to work independently 
  • Must be able to meet deadlines efficiently and communicate effectively with the publisher
  • Familiarity with sales is a plus
  • Previous experience working at/interning at a magazine or publication in the sales department is also a plus

Other things to know:

  • This is a remote internship
  • Interns are expected to devote 10-15 hours per week
  • The internship is unpaid but can be used for class credit

Please email your cover letter, resume and work samples to Lynne Earle at lynne@austinfitmagazine.com. Include “Sales Internship” in the subject line.

The intern is expected to start as soon as possible.

Apply Now
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