Swagger is a cutting-edge fashion and culture website that allows young people globally to “re-up on cool” through fresh, forward, and fun content from the streets of New York. Established in Paris, Swagger has become the go-to place for fashion-mavens, music-lovers, and influencers alike. On any day, browse what the City’s style-set is talking about – the trends, the pop-culture, the music – and feel plugged into what you’re not seeing anywhere else on TV or the web. With over 780,000 Facebook Fans, and critical acclaim in various globally-recognized publications (WSJ, NYMag, Huffington Post, etc), Swagger is a fresh start-up with much room to grow. Become a part of our savvy, fun, and forward-thinking team! Below are the available positions for Summer 2013.
Please submit your resume, brief cover later and three samples to Internship@swaggernewyork.com
The following internships are NYC based.
This position is unpaid, but we do grant college credit.
Swagger has a unique voice that keeps us TWO steps ahead of the rest. We’re seeking an aspiring fashion/lifestyle journalist to assist with style editorial for Swagger: New York. Interns will be expected to research content, fast-check, copy-edit, trend report, conduct interviews, pitch stories and write engaging pieces for our fashion section. Our photographers will take the photos; you make the photos come to life. A typical day includes walking the streets of NYC with our photographer in search of potential Swagger trendsetters, providing written drafts of those you meet, and inputting information into our database. This is a great opportunity to hone both social media and interviewing skills and see the evolution of a feature, from the street to the site. Editorial Intern will be the right-hand to our Editor-In-Chief. Socializing and self-started skills are essential for this position. The Editorial Intern will be expected to work 12-15 hours per week, or 3 days.
Think you have your hand on the pulse of youth culture? Care about Beyoncé as much as you care about Barack? Then we want you to bring your culture wisdom to our 250k Facebook fans. We’re seeking an NY-Centric writer who wants to speak to the millennial generation with editorial items that are engaging, thoughtful, and shareable. Our Culture writer will report on events around the city, pitch stories based on the latest celeb news. A typical day includes drafting 2-4 articles that speak to NYC culture, researching news stories that relate to our audience, and attending/reviewing events that we’ll cover in our Culture section. This is a great opportunity for students interested in news coverage and lifestyle journalism. The Culture Intern will be expected to work 15 hours per week, or about 3 days.
Swagger’s got its hands on the pulse of NYC’s music scene. We’ve interviewed Pitchfork-praised artists and mainstream musicians alike. We’re committed to the growth of our music section and seek a talented, self starting, music-lover with an ever-present ear-to-the-ground. A typical workday includes scouring music-blogs and NYC-centric music sites for artists and concerts our demographic cares about, creating content for Swagger’s music section, and coordinating artist interviews, pitching musicians on the rise and reviewing NYC concerts. An outgoing personality, serious writing ability, and a keen sense of Swagger’s demographic are vital. The Music Intern will be expected to work 12-15 hours per week, or 3 days.
Know how to tell a story through video? Have an interest in fashion, music, and NYC lifestyle? We’re looking for a Pro at Final Cut who can create short video clips that report happenings in NYC-from concerts to fashion events-that will live in our Swagger TV section. As video content is key to the Swagger brand, you will be expected to cut ten video clips per week that range from 60 seconds to two minutes sat length. You must be familiar with shooting and cutting documentary style footage. Prior experience working with online video content for an established media entry is a plus. The videographer/video editor intern will be expected to shoot an edit for about 12 hours a week.
Think you have Swagger’s eye for style? We’re currently looking for a few talented fashion photographers to take the streets of New York by storm. We are known for providing engaging portraits of trendsetters from Brooklyn to Berlin, so if you have a portfolio that speaks to our style, we want you. Photographers are expected to meet with the Editorial Team twice a week to discuss photos and Editorial Calendar requirements. While most of the work will be done a flexible schedule, we expect 10-15 photos submitted for review weekly. This schedule usually amounts to 2-3 shoot days per week at 3 hours. Photographers must also be on-hand to shoot pre-scheduled events and exclusive interviews the musicians and various trendsetters around NYC.