Work with YBE
Thank you for your interest in being a part of YBE. At this time, please note that all positions are unpaid. However, you will gain valuable experience in various aspects of developing and promoting a magazine, including writing, designing and marketing skills. All positions require some degree of creativity and a gift for communication.
Click on the job title to apply or to inquire about positions. When applying, please include a brief summary of your experience, along with the requested samples.
Web Content Writers
You should have a passion for storytelling, for conveying ideas through the written word. Your job will be to capture our audience’s attention through informative, yet entertaining, articles on topics that are relevant to them and to our mission. You will seek out and write about people who are making an impact in and for our communities; people who have overcome adversity to achieve success; and topics that invoke thought or spark action for change. You should have solid research and interviewing skills and a good understanding of English grammar and AP style.
For consideration, please provide two writing samples.
You will be responsible for aiding in the development of the magazine and web content by generating ideas for issues and article topics. You will assist in the management of the writing team and ensuring that all contributors adhere to submission deadlines. You will review submissions for grammatical, spelling and style accuracy and ensure that content is factual and original (or reproduced with permission from appropriate sources).
You will assist in executing routine tasks, such as responding to emails and scheduling interviews, and some not-so-routine tasks including research, interview transcription, and assisting at video shoots and networking events. You will need to possess exceptional interpersonal skills, as you will be communicating with a wide variety of people from numerous industries and backgrounds. You'll need to have superb organizational skills, and most importantly, you must be an independent thinker. In short, you'll be responsible for helping keep things running smoothly.
Are you able to inspire and tell stories through your camera lens? Can you capture moments that make people think? Do you find beauty in anything or anyone you shoot? That's what YBE is looking for. Photographic storytellers who can use their cameras to perfectly complement the words on a page. We want to engage our audience both verbally and visually. If interested, please provide a link to your portfolio with your application or attach at least four samples of your work.
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Public Relations Assistant
You will serve as the point of contact for media and business inquiries to the magazine. You will be responsible for answering questions about the magazine, developing and maintaining positive professional relationships. You will research and assist in developing networking connections and opportunities with other organizations with similar mission and vision. As necessary, you will write and distribute press releases about the magazine and significant events.
For consideration, please include two press releases or articles you have written.
Social Media Coordinator
You will serve as the social media ambassador for the magazine. You will be responsible for managing activity on various social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You will be responsible for engaging the audience by sparking relevant and thoughtful discussions, responding to inquiries and promoting the magazine. You will encourage participation and interaction from the audience through the website and social media channels. Previous experience growing a social media audience and maintaining social media accounts is preferred.