Internships/Freelance




INTERNSHIPS

 

Editorial Internship

Coastal Virginia Magazine is seeking motivated and outgoing interns for the Editorial Department during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assembling the Datebook calendar of events, managing press releases/story pitches, acquiring images/art, general research and fact checking, assisting in copy editing and proofing pages, helping with large-scale projects and events and general administrative duties. There also may be opportunity to write small and medium length pieces for the publication. Ideal candidates are college sophomores, juniors or seniors seeking real world experience in the magazine industry. Experience writing and editing preferred. Internship is unpaid and dates/hours are flexible, although a minimum of 16 hours/week is ideal. Please send cover letter, resume and writing clips to Anne Leonard at anne@coastalvirginiamag.com or 1264 Perimeter Pkwy., Virginia Beach, VA 23454.

Graphic Design Internship

As a graphic design intern within VistaGraphics’ Production Department, you will be using InDesign 5 and PhotoShop 5. Graphics Interns will learn to construct ads for numerous print publications as well as the systematic approach to organizing the massive amounts of art files that a publisher of more than 60 titles has. The primary publications that the art internship focuses on are: Hardbound Restaurant and Menu Guides for five hospitality markets as well as coupon and map booklets for seven hospitality markets. This is a well-rounded 100–120 semester hour internship that will also touch on website work, creative speculative advertising for prospective clients and their marketing campaigns, graphic print projects such as brochures, as well as layout and design for city and lifestyle publications. Contact Holly Watters at holly@vgnet.com.

FREELANCE

 

Freelance Writing Opportunites

We are willing to consider freelance writers and article ideas. Please send queries and or suggestions to Angela Blue, Editor-in-Chief angela@coastalvirginiamag.com. Please see our Writers Guidelines below.

Freelance Facts:

Publishes 8 times a year.
Established: November 2000
Circulation: 40,000
Payment on publication.
Byline given.
Offers 30% kill fee.
Buys First North American Serial Rights

Accepts queries by:

-Mail
-Email
-Accepts simultaneous queries. Responds in two months to queries.

Back issues available upon request.

Nonfiction:

Does not want stories without a Coastal Virginia angle, fiction, spot news, post-event coverage.
90% freelance written.
Length: Approx. 2,500­-3,500 words for features, depending on assignment. Approx. 300-1000 for other departments.

Columns/Departments:

Features open to freelance writers. Departments: The Current (Close Up, Scene, Culture, Conditions); Life (Homes, Success, Characters, Day in the Life, Weekends, Art Parts). 

Article Inquiries:
Inquiries from freelance writers are welcome. If you have never contributed to HR, please send a resume and cover letter explaining your beat, interests etc. along with your query. Include no less than three published clips. Email materials or address a package to:

Angela Blue
Coastal Virginia Magazine
1264 Perimeter Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
angela@coastalvirginiamag.com
757.422.8979 Phone

-The magazine staff works very far in advance. It's best not to pitch a story on an event that is happening in the next week or even the next month. Think far ahead.
-Before pitching or writing a story, pick up a copy of our magazine and familiarize yourself with our style (both in writing and content) and what we are all about.
-Story pitches likely to get the most attention are ones with a unique angle or that cover a tired Hampton Roads topic in a new way.
-Query should outline your idea by explaining the principles, sources, relevance, etc. An outline in addition to the query is helpful.

Artist & Photographers

Please feel free to submit your photography or illustration portfolio to us. All of our art for the magazine is chosen after reviewing portfolios. If you are sending us your portfolio, send it to:

David Uhrin , Creative Director
Coastal Virginia Magazine
757.422.8979
1264 Perimeter Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

We cannot cover the return postage/or delivery charges so be sure to include a return airbill account number so we can get your work safely back.

Sales Account Executive

Interested in a dynamic sales career?
Please submit your resume to paul@vgnet.com.
Direct experience required for Account Executive position, however internships and Associate A.E. positions requiring less experience may be available.

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