BJP and fltr, Internship

London (Central), London (Greater)
£ DoE
10 Jul 2014
10 Aug 2014
Job Type
Full Time

BJP and fltr internship - job specification 

British Journal of the Photography is the longest-running photography magazine in the world. It is a monthly print magazine dedicated to long-form journalism and printed to the highest standard; our iPad edition won the Lucie Award in 2012. Our social media following is the largest of any photography magazine in the world.
Fltr is a new weekly magazine, published on the iPhone and iPad, and dedicated to exploring photography in the age of Instagram.
Both titles are published by Apptitude Media, winner of the PPA Publishing Innovator of the Year 2013. The internship will be based in Apptitude’s office in Shoreditch, London.
The role
To work in an editorial capacity on British Journal of Photography, the oldest photography magazine in the world, and fltr, a new weekly app exploring the networked image.
To work in conjunction with the editor of fltr and the online editor of BJP, to help publish news, reviews, short features and thought pieces on BJP's and fltr’s websites on a day-to-day basis.
To research pictures for both publications.
To work when needed on the monthly print issue of BJP, and on fltr’s weekly app.
To help build the social media presence of both publications.
To work on audio-visual projects.
To have fresh ideas on how we can build our subscriber base.
To help with subbing, research and administration tasks where necessary.

The candidate

The candidate should have demonstrable journalistic and news-writing experience. A journalism qualification is highly desirable.

The candidate should be committed to pursuing a career in arts journalism, and have demonstrable experience of writing about photography, preferably with published work.

A good understanding of contemporary photography across all genres, and of how technological advancements have changed the industry. An in-depth knowledge of niche photography blogs and websites is highly desired.

Demonstrable social media presence, especially on Instagram and Twitter. Ideas on how we can reach and engage new audiences.

Audio-visual experience would be highly preferable.
The details
Full-time (35 hours, five days a week) at national minimum wage (£6.50 p/h), based at Apptitude Media’s offices in Shoreditch, London.
The internship will last for a period of three months, with a two-week probationary period.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend the office for a short interview, or be available on Skype if they cannot make the trip to London.
Due to the sheer volume of applications, we will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates.
The application
Please email with your CV, a 150-word article critically examining a recent photography exhibition or photobook, and a 150-word article on how a photographer is radically using smartphone technology.