Work at C-VILLE
C-VILLE Weekly offers several internships throughout the year in a variety of departments. Although our internships are unpaid, we offer college credit where applicable, and the opportunity for you to get real-world journalism experience—no coffee runs for you, unless of course you WANT to bring us coffee, for which we will be eternally grateful. We’re also partial to pie.
Several of our interns have transitioned into freelance writers once their internships have ended; our goal is to cultivate great writers who understand our voice and viewpoint in the local community.
Think you’re the right fit for one of the internships below? Send a note to the appropriate editor and include your résumé and three to five clips.
Living/Special Publications intern
If you’re interested in food, drinks, design, or recreation, this is the internship for you. As a Living/Special Publications intern you’ll help develop ideas and report and write stories for the Living section as well as our lifestyle magazines Knife & Fork (food), Abode (home), and Unbound (outdoors). You’ll also post stories through WordPress and help manage social media. Contact editor Joe Bargmann at email@example.com.
Social media intern
We’re looking for a social media-savvy intern who’s interested in developing their online marketing skills for a real publication. You’ll have the chance to evaluate our current social media approach and contribute to strategy, as well as managing and posting to our various accounts (two Twitter feeds, Facebook, and two Instagram accounts) and working on our email newsletter. You should be able to compile and analyze data on effectiveness as well as write in an insightful, engaging tone that is consistent with C-VILLE’s voice. Contact editor-in-chief Laura Longhine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Write for us!
We’re always looking for freelance contributors, especially for cover stories, which are 2,000-4,000 and can vary widely in style, from investigative pieces to Q&As to personal essays. Got an idea? Send a brief pitch—no more than a couple paragraphs—explaining why this story would be relevant and interesting to our readers and why you’re the best person to write it. Links to your previous work is helpful. Send your pitch to the appropriate editor:
Cover stories or general queries: Laura Longhine, email@example.com
News: Ben Hitchcock, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Brielle Entzminger, email@example.com
Arts: Tami Keaveny firstname.lastname@example.org
Living, or stories for Knife&Fork, Abode, or Unbound: Joe Bargmann, email@example.com
About C-VILLE Weekly: C-VILLE Weekly, Charlottesville’s News & Arts Weekly, has been the alternative voice of the community since 1989. Located directly on the historic pedestrian mall in downtown Charlottesville, the heart of the city, ours is a professional work environment that is energetic, passionate, dedicated, and fun. C-VILLE is always on the look out for creative, intelligent, and outgoing individuals to join our team. We might not have an opening for you currently, but if you feel you have something to offer, go ahead and send a letter and/or resume: email: aimee [at] c-ville.com; snail-mail: C-VILLE Weekly, 308 E. Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902.
Equal Employment Opportunity C-VILLE Weekly is committed to being an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment-related decisions based on job-related criteria only. This means that C-VILLE Weekly does not discriminate and will not allow discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (gender), sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, and/or any other legally protected status. Our policy of equal employment opportunity applies to applicants, current staff members, and past employees. It applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including but not limited to applications and initial employment, promotions and transfers, demotions, termination, compensation and benefits, and training opportunities.
Individuals with Disabilities Regarding equal employment, please note that C-VILLE Weekly strongly supports the policies contained in the rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and other state and federal laws on the subject of disabilities in the workplace setting.