Now Hiring for Spring/Summer Internships, Must Love Beer • Hop Culture

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3.10.17

Now Hiring for Spring/Summer Internships, Must Love Beer

We need smart, motivated writers and photographers to help us document the craft beer movement.

Written by Hop Culture

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For spring/summer 2017, we currently have several full-time and part-time opportunities for driven and attentive individuals who want to join our team and develop creative, fun, and — above all — journalistic ways to cover the craft beer movement and its shapers. Our small but skilled staff is made up of trained journalists who are looking for recent grads who want to learn the ropes of digital media, while also drinking a lot of beer.

Hop Culture is a new online lifestyle magazine that produces daily content for its site, with video and print platforms coming soon. Our coverage focuses on the intersection of craft beer and the travel, gear, people and culture that comes with it. You can find our current openings below. Despite covering the hoppy and alcoholic, we are looking for talented and determined candidates who want to help us grow into one of the largest online publications dedicated to craft beer. Those who can’t work through a hangover need not apply.

 

Editorial Internship

Current Openings: Pittsburgh, NYC, and Boston

Twenty or thirty-something? Like craft beer? This internship is probably for you.

In three months, you’ll learn how to take a story from conception to production and develop a strong portfolio of online writing. Candidates should hate off-flavors with almost as much fervency as typos. Intelligence, inspiration, and a good sense of humor are a must. The ideal candidate prioritizes reporting and research — doing deep dives to find the correct answer, not the obvious one — and writing that translates the complex into the clear and concise — like they are chatting with friends over beers.

How to Apply

Interested? Send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@hopculture.com with the subject line EDITORIAL INTERN. Applicants should also attach or provide links to 3-5 work samples that give us a clear idea of your skill set(s), ability to problem solve, and creative approach. You are not required to be above the age of 21 to apply, though its strongly preferred.

 

Photography/Video Internship

Current Openings: Pittsburgh and NYC

Do you carry a camera wherever you go? Are annoyingly not shy about shoving a camera in someone’s face and elbowing your way to get the best angle? Can you leave a photo shoot knowing you have exactly the right shot(s) to publish on our site and across our social media platforms?

In three months, you’ll learn how to shoot magazine-quality photography in a controlled studio environment, along with mastering the chaos of shooting in the field. Candidates should be intimately familiar with shooting, editing, and organizing photos. A distinct aesthetic and confidence are a must. Only candidates who own their own DSLR and have proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) will be considered.

How to Apply

Interested? Send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@hopculture.com with the subject line PHOTO/VIDEO INTERN. Applicants should also include links to 3-5 published work samples that give us a clear idea of your skill set(s) and your creative approach. If you have not been published, include a link to a Dropbox folder that contains a portfolio of your best 8-12 photographs, with an explanation of your approach to the work. Photography interns are not required to be above the age of 21.

 

Social Media Manager

Current Openings: Pittsburgh and NYC

Are you always on your phone? Are you that person who is constantly taking photos for the ‘gram, and live tweeting your favorite shows? Do you think memes are internet currency and understand what will go viral before it goes viral?

In three months, you’ll be expected to build our social media presence across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You will post interesting content multiple times a day and interact with our readers, peers, and critics. Internet addiction and a sense of humor are highly encouraged.

How to Apply

Interested? Send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@hopculture.com with the subject line SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN. In addition to a cover letter, applicants should send a short but detailed proposal of how they would run each of our three social media accounts. Give us a clear idea of your skill set(s), vision, and creative approach. Social media interns are not required to be above the age of 21.

 

Sales, Events and Logistics Internship

Current Openings: Pittsburgh and NYC

Can’t write? Can’t photograph? Love craft beer? Love organizing? Love spreadsheets? Love event planning?

In three months, you’ll learn how we use research and marketing to build our audience, legitimize our brand, and keep the lights on. The ideal candidate must have strong verbal and written skills, respond to emails as quickly as texts, and be able to visualize a project from inception through to completion. This is a jack of all trades position. You will learn a little of everything and be expected to juggle multiple projects at once. Relevant experience in sales and proficiency in Powerpoint and Excel is a plus.

How to Apply

Interested? Send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@hopculture.com with the subject line SALES INTERN.

 

Freelance Contributors

Current Openings: Nationwide

Like what you see on Hop Culture? Although the majority of our content is produced by our in-house editorial and design teams, we’re always looking for talented writers and photographers to join our freelance pool. In order to qualify, we need to see a commitment to excellence in writing and/or photography (bonus points if you’ve got both) — that means at least two years of relevant professional experience, as well as a portfolio of your best work.

Interested? Send an email to jobs@hopculture.com with the subject line FREELANCER.

 

Taste Tester

Our most coveted position. And why not? It’s literally exactly what it sounds like — you taste beer and write about it. We can’t say we hire a lot of these (our own tastes are pretty fine, thank you very much), but if you think you’ve got what it takes, send a cover letter to jobs@hopculture.com explaining why you’d be a good fit and a 300-word review of your favorite beer. Relevant experience helps (2+ years in writing and/or service industries), as do certifications (BJCP, Cicerone). 21+ only, please.

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