Magazine Volunteership Opportunities
Be a part of the most flexible magazine around. Create your own job title. Yup, that’s right. We can get our own damn coffee!
Have fun, get valuable & glamorous career experience, and help a cause you can be passionate about!
We’ve all heard horror stories about internships at magazines. 12 to 18 hour days (in heels, no less!) with no breaks. Not being acknowledged by your superiors. Spending all day on mind-numbing errands.
Grace Coddington at Vogue magazine said of Vogue’s interns: “I’m sure they are somewhat abused and we do send them out to get an awful lot of cups of coffee, but they’re learning all the time.” Well at Urbanette Magazine we think you’ll learn more by *not* being abused or getting coffee. We can get our own damn coffee!
We’re different. You won’t be filing papers, asked to stay until 3am, or yelled at. Because we publish in print twice yearly instead of monthly, the stress level in the office is nil, and the deadlines are easy to meet. Everything you do will be interesting and on-target with your career goals. If you want to switch tasks, just tell us – there’s plenty of opportunities at Urbanette!
As the thinking woman’s guide to the good life, Urbanette Magazine specializes in helping our readers live a confident, happy and healthy life, using 100% original/unique content. We convey a message of positive self-image and empowerment for all women. We respect our reader’s intelligence and strive to deliver articles that enrich their lives. We are a “women can have it all” kind of magazine.
We use our profits to help empower women in developing countries become self-sustaining entrepreneurs!
We feature topics ranging from dating/sex to career advice and interviews with celebrities, CEOs and other inspiring women. We offer straightforward solutions to modern urban living and thought-provoking articles about the culture that we live in. The magazine features articles that are insightful, enlightening and presented with personality.
If you submit/write/create something that’s not quite up to Urbanette’s standards, Hilary and another writer will go through what you submitted with you, coach you and help you understand how to improve, until everything you create is 100% kick-ass!
We’re looking for teammates who are 100% reliable, 100% enthusiastic and 100% dedicated. People who believe in the cause, who want to learn, and who strive to go beyond what’s expected of them. We’re real sticklers about that, so if you don’t fit that description, then please don’t apply, as it’ll only waste both of our time.
Our volunteerships require that you are productive and engaged for a minimum of 20 hours per week if you want credit for school or on your resumé for a minimum of four months — but we’re extra happy if you put in more time than that! We understand everyone has different schedules so, for most positions, we’re flexible with the days you can work. You are able to put in hours over the weekend as well. When it’s boiled down, we’re really just trying to avoid working with people who are flaky or not really committed, so please — make sure you’re heart’s in it!
Oh yeah, unless you live near one of our offices, you’ll be working from home (or Starbucks, or wherever you choose). We’re looking for dedicated, passionate people, so you must have the discipline to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. If you don’t, please do not apply.
Email us at: volunteers @ urbanette.com (remove the spaces – we’re avoiding spambots) with a cover letter, resume, pdfs of your samples, any requirements listed in your preferred internship position, why you’d like this position, where you see yourself in 5 and 10 years, your schedule and when you would like to start.
We have a variety of positions available…
- Influencer Marketing Sales (commission payment of 10%)
- Publishing Production Manager
- Conducting Interviews
- Copy Editing
- Designer: Magazine Print Design or Graphic Designer (for web/social)
- Got an idea? Pitch it to us!
I’ve loved your articles, especially Obsessed with thin, has the media gone too far? and Digital beauty and kids on diets. I’ve been reading your magazine since I was 16 in 2003 and loved them! Since then I think you’ve expanded a little too much into other things.
If only I didn’t have another job I would really apply. Your job description looks very enticing.
Recommending this to my writer friends. I’m pretty sure they qualify.
Cool! Are you always hiring? I’m interested as a graphic designer. I really want to apply and I’m willing to send my portfolio. I’ll send an email. I hope you can consider my application. It would be really nice to work with people that I truly admire. I really hope that I will be given the chance! Thanks xx ❤️
I wish I could apply but I already work full-time. I love Urbanette.
Oh how nice, you also do internships! I wish I did mine in your company instead. I didn’t learn anything from my past internship and I was really disappointed.
I’m still studying at the moment and I’m into journalism. Would love to work with Urbanette in the future.?
Wow, my sister seems to be the perfect fit for one of the positions listed. I’m going to share this to her and ask her if she wants to apply. I’ve been an avid reader of your page since 2015. I know it’s only been a few years but I constantly read and re-read your articles whenever I want to read something empowering. Thank heavens for this magazine. It would be amazing if my sister can also be a part of your educational team, Urbanette. More power.
I would have loved to work with you people but I’m not really good in writing. I’m more of a backend developer type of person.
Seems like a great working environment to always keep in mind the needs of your employees other than just your deadlines. I’m sure they really appreciate the helping hand.
That’s very nice of them to do. Especially for working students or those who are working part-time.