ART AND IMAGE RESEARCH

  • Job Description:
    Art interns at Tikkun engage deeply with the question of how to illustrate articles about politics, social change, and spirituality. They work on our national magazine and on our website, generating illustration ideas and conducting image research. They play a central role in finding imagery for use on our new multimedia blog site, Tikkun Daily, which features regular photo essays and art galleries. In the art world these days, it is quite difficult to find images that are not only artistically strong but also have social content. We need images that critique the pretensions and cruelties of our materialistic and self-centered culture. We also need artwork about peace, spirituality, hope, and social transformation that is NOT sappy, corny, or part of a New Age aesthetic. Interns are encouraged to scour museums, galleries, artists' websites, and online image libraries to find these sorts of images. Art interns work with the editors in Berkeley, where they develop relationships with freelance artists, obtain permission to reprint images, and brainstorm ways to illustrate the complex concepts often explored by articles in the magazine and on the magazine's website. Interns with strong art skills may also be encouraged to try their hand at creating original illustrations to be considered for publication in the magazine.
  • Position: Internship
  • City: Other
  • Region: BayArea
  • Duration: Part-time
  • About Our Company: For such an internationally well-known magazine, with such high production values, Tikkun has a surprisingly small staff. This means that there are excellent opportunities for interns to get significant experience in print and online magazine production and business. Our highly structured internship program enables interns to specialize in the field of their interest. Please note that all interns may occasionally be pulled away from the jobs outlined below to help with more urgent NSP- or magazine-related special projects initiated by our editor Michael Lerner. Magazine interns work under the supervision of the Managing Editor. Since Tikkun is a nonprofit, grassroots-based publication, all interns–regardless of editorial specialization–are also trained in revenue generation skills and are expected to participate in grassroots fundraising efforts and promotion of the magazine to Bay Area universities, book stores, grocery stores (which sell magazines), and other institutions to sustain the continued publication Tikkun.
  • Company: Tikkun Magazine
  • Contact Address: 2342 Shattuck Ave, Suite 1200
  • Contact Email:internships.tikkun@gmail.com
  • Contact Name: Ari Bloomenkatz
  • How to Apply: Email a self-revealing cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Ari@tikkun.org. In your cover letter, please indicate which type of magazine internship is your top choice. If we are interested in your application, we will contact you and ask you to complete an additional assignment related to the type of internship for which we are considering you. No phone calls, please.
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