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Editorial Assistant

This position is filled for Summer 2021. Applications are still being accepted for Fall 2021

Working as lead editorial assistant for our publication, The Appalachian Voice, this internship will focus on journalistic writing including conducting interviews, researching stories, writing articles, reformatting press releases and assisting with other aspects of print production including copy-editing, production, photo managing and distribution. The assistant may also write news articles for our Front Porch Blog and monthly e-newsletter, The Advocate, as well as help manage our calendar of events and other communication needs of the organization.

This position will require the assistant to keep up to date with environmental news and current events, and write regularly about these topics as they pertain to the Appalachian region and the work of Appalachian Voices. Subjects of focus include topics that parallel the organization’s primary programmatic work, such as the impacts of coal and natural gas, air and water pollution, and clean energy, as well as other topics such as forestry and land stewardship, Appalachian history and culture, and outdoor recreation.

This position will be located in our Boone, N.C. main office. NOTE: All internships will work remotely through the duration of the Covid pandemic unless otherwise noted.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Commitment to environmental issues in Appalachia
  • Excellent research, writing and organizational skills
  • Knowledge in journalistic writing and blog writing
  • Interest in journalism and nonprofit work
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well in a fast-paced office
  • Detail-oriented
  • Competence with word processing
  • Familiarity with InDesign, Photoshop, copy-editing and AP style are all a plus
  • Able to perform duties with minimal supervision
  • A well-developed sense of humor

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About Appalachian Voices
Appalachian Voices is a nonprofit advocacy organization that works to achieve an Appalachia with healthy, intact ecosystems and advance a just transition to a generative and equitable clean energy economy. We have 30 staff members located in offices in Boone, N.C., Charlottesville, Va., Norton, Va., Knoxville, Tenn., and Durham, N.C.

Commitment to equity
Appalachian Voices is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion both in our work and in our organizational structure. We seek applicants who share and exhibit these principles. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure staff and interns and applicants for those positions are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.


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