Editorial Internship with Creative Services

As a creative services summer intern, you will have the opportunity to learn about content marketing in the magazine industry. Duties include researching and fact-checking articles, transcribing interviews, resizing photos and creating slideshows, updating online content, and writing copy for social media.

This is a unique opportunity to work with a small group of media professionals and contribute to a vastly growing aspect of the media industry. You will work with both our both print and digital platforms. Additionally, this is an excellent opportunity to work with the many facets of the publishing industry. Besides creating content for Philadelphia magazine, the Creative Services team also produces magazines for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. Creative Services is a new and growing department, therefore, we are looking for interns who can demonstrate that they take initiative and who come with ideas. 

Job Requirements:

An internship with the creative services department is unpaid and requires a minimum of two days a week (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or the equivalent hours over a three day period. Students currently enrolled in a Journalism, English, Communications program or a related field are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have knowledge of A.P. Style and content management systems, preferably WordPress. Interns should have some experience working for a college publication, another internship, or blog.

We request a minimum of two days a week (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or the equivalent hours over a three day period. Internships are unpaid and must be used to receive academic credit. Interns must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a postsecondary academic institution; high school students, rising college freshman, recent graduates, and graduate students are not eligible to apply.

Please send resume, cover letter and writing samples to Margaret McNamara at by April 15, 2018.

 Editorial Internship Program

Philadelphia magazine offers editorial internship opportunities for undergraduate college students.

Our interns receive intensive training in both print and digital media. Typical duties include researching and fact-checking articles, transcribing interviews, reporting articles for both the website and magazine, resizing photos and creating slideshows, updating online content, writing event listings, and posting content to social media. Interns have daily interaction with our editorial staff and the many facets of the publishing industry.

We request a minimum of 20 hours per week over three days in the office during spring and fall internships and 30 hours per week over four days during summer internships. Internships are unpaid and must be used to receive academic credit. Interns must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a postsecondary academic institution; high school students, rising college freshman, recent graduates, and graduate students are not eligible to apply.

The summer application cycle has closed. We are currently accepting applications in the form below for Fall 2018. The fall application period will close on April 30, 2018.

Graphic Design Internship

As a designer within the Creative Services department, you would help to sculpt the overall brand of the company through work on editorial pieces, in-book marketing and advertising sections, digital initiatives, and event branding and promotion! You will be an integral part of the design team, learning about publishing design from a full 360° perspective.

This opportunity will give you hands on experience at an award-winning magazine that is undergoing rapid growth as well as the ability to be on the ground of floor of our newest initiative, City Studio, an in-house creative and content agency aimed at creating custom programs and campaigns for our clients and advertisers. Nowhere else can you get the professional experience that combines both a publishing and agency environment in such a way.

Job Duties

  • Incorporate creative skills, commercial/advertising awareness, and proficient knowledge of design software (specifically including Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) to develop materials for clients and company projects
  • Deliver projects to Editorial, Sales and Marketing Departments based on pre-established workflow process (ie: Job jackets and project schedules)
  • Projects include but are not limited to E-blasts, microsites, editorial and marketing in-book sections, event promotions and signage, banner ads, logo creation, event branding and more. Our day to day is never the same so we need to be prepared for anything.

Job Requirements
An internship with the design department is unpaid and requires 20 hours per week minimum, schedule to be determined.

Graphic Design Skills, Attention to Detail, Deadline-Oriented, Layout Skills, Creative Services, Customer Focus, Creativity, Flexibility, Team Mentality, Desktop Publishing Tools, Working knowledge of HTML/CSS (You will be working with code!)

Nick Massarelli, Associate Art Director,

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2018.

Philly Mag SME Internship
(Sales, Marketing, Events)

Philadelphia magazine’s Sales, Marketing, and Events interns get to experience the fast paced, exciting world of the magazine industry, and all of its platforms. You will see first-hand how client campaigns are created, maintained and executed from start to finish. You will experience 360 integrated client campaigns (print, digital and experiential). You will serve as a member of the team in a dynamic, bottom-line driven environment. Interns assist in all manner of tasks, helping with the sales, marketing and events processes of the magazine.

Mission Statement:
To be an intern with the magazine, you must be a dedicated, hard working individual. Hard work on minor tasks leads to the opportunity to gain more responsibility.

As an intern to the Sales, Marketing and Events departments, your responsibilities will include:

  • Gathering sales materials for client meetings
  • Updating the Insightly database
  • Proofing/fact-checking ads and special marketing sections
  • Research/prospect clients
  • Gaining a full knowledge of Philadelphia magazine’s custom digital programs
  • Google Analytics research (pulling traffic reports/stats)
  • Maintaining daily analytics tracking of client sponsored posts on
  • DFP (DoubleClick for Publishers): pull reports of online ( ad performance as well as pulling screenshots of ad campaigns
  • Copy writing and editing for our social platforms
  • Brainstorming new, creative ideas for digital and social media efforts
  • Collecting digital screenshots/print ads and analytics for client check-ins and program recaps
  • Field long and short term project requests, as directed by supervisor, for full sales and marketing
  • Assisting with the planning and execution of Philadelphia magazine events by helping with the creation of promotional materials, signage, maintaining RSVP lists, organizing collateral, etc.
  • Assisting with set-up and registration at events (this may, and usually does, require carrying/transporting event collateral and signage up to 30 pounds)
  • Assisting all parties at events, where needed (guests, sponsors, vendors, PM staff, etc.)
  • Helping to prepare media kits for Philadelphia magazine advertising sales representatives
  • Mailings (postcards and sectional mailings)
  • Helping to brainstorm new ideas for special section opportunities
  • Helping to brainstorm ideas for in-house ads
  • Helping to create post-event recaps, photo albums, etc.
  • Assisting with Philadelphia magazine’s event social media accounts
  • Concepting and copywriting for promotional material
  • Updating archives of invitations, postcards, etc.
  • Assisting with other administrative tasks (copies, faxes, reception duties, errands)

Desired skills: ability to work in a fast-paced environment, detail-oriented, hard worker, organized and professional. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

An internship with the Sales, Marketing and Events departments is unpaid and requires the following:

  • Must be an undergraduate pursuing a four-year degree and seeking to gain additional experience in the industry.
  • Completing internship for college credit is preferred.
  • Must work for the duration of the semester (spring, summer or fall) 14 weeks minimum.
  • Permitted one hour for lunch.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 2 days a week (9am-5pm) or the equivalent hours over a three-day period. Interns should also be available to assist with certain Philadelphia magazine events after normal work hours on weeknights or weekends (usually 2-3 per month).
  • Must be punctual in attending your scheduled days at work. Habitual lateness will not be tolerated.
  • When requesting time off, you must notify your supervisor 2 weeks prior to the scheduled vacation, or the request may not be granted (emergency exceptions will be granted).
  • Dress code is business casual and office appropriate. No t-shirts, sneakers, spaghetti strap tanks, flip flops, short skirts or dresses, or other inappropriate clothing will be tolerated.
  • When calling in sick, you must notify your supervisor via email.

Summer 2018 is now closed. We will accept fall applicants starting on July 1st.