LOCAL Life Magazine

Lifestyle Journalism/Editorial Fellowship

(Fully remote or partially remote for local candidates)

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LOCAL Life Magazine is currently inviting applications for a Lifestyle Journalism/Editorial Fellowship — an exciting opportunity for an early-career journalist to become part of the friendly team at our fast-growing monthly lifestyle publication.

LOCAL Life launched in 2017 and has quickly become the premier upscale lifestyle magazine of the South Carolina Lowcountry. A quarterly sister publication, LOCAL Biz, was launched in 2021.

The successful candidate will be US-based but work remotely, as our whole team is currently doing. This part-time fellowship will consist of regular editing and writing— primarily of shorter articles and business-to-business articles, but with some opportunities to work on longer features. It will also include: Research and fact-checking; assisting with technical, administrative and promotional tasks; and pitching in with other aspects of operating a daily online publication. Depending on the candidate, full-time may be available.

The Fellowship will last for six months. It will be a 1099 role, with approximately 20 working hours per week paid $1,200 monthly.

The Fellow will benefit from the mentorship of an experienced editor, flexible working hours, support in developing a network of contacts, and the chance to build a substantial and varied portfolio of published work.

Requirements for the role include:

  • Some demonstrated experience of writing for an audience.
  • Willingness to pick up the phone and chase down quotes, check facts and gather other materials.
  • Enthusiasm, creativity and a desire to work constructively as part of a team.

Skills that are desirable, though not essential, include:

  • Specialized knowledge or familiarity with the Lowcountry is preferred
  • Photography, photo-editing, Adobe skills a bonus.
  • Extreme attention to detail and follow-up.

To apply:

Please email a brief cover letter, a resume and two linked samples of your writing to lance.hanlin@wearelocallife.com, with the subject line: Lifestyle Journalism/Editorial Fellowship, (your name here).

You can also mail materials to:

LOCAL Life, Lance Hanlin, Editor, 800 Main Street, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926

Interview process:

Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the Fellowship is filled. Candidates may be asked to complete a 20-minute writing task as part of the application process. We regret that we may not be able to respond to all applications.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $1,200/month

Benefits: Flexible schedule, work remotely, hands on work experience, published articles for portfolio

Education: Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Writing Skills: 1 year (Preferred)

Contract Length: 5-6 months

Contract Renewal: Possible

Full-Time Opportunity: Not likely

Work Location: Fully remote or partially remote for local candidates

Start Date: Upon finding the right candidate

COVID-19 Precaution(s): Remote interview process (Zoom) & virtual meetings and calls