We're Seeking New Youth Blog Editors!
Updated: Aug 9, 2021
Who You Are:
You are in high school, or between the ages of 14 and 21
You are interested in social justice, art, and journalism
You enjoy writing or storytelling
You are a creative person
You are equity/social justice minded and anti-racist
You are collaborative, positive, and communicative
You are dependable and can arrive on time (outside of unpredictable emergency circumstances)
You care about providing quality content by and for young people in King County
Who We Are:
South End Stories is an arts education organization serving South King County and the greater Seattle area. Our mission is to ignite joy and justice in classrooms and communities using arts-based learning, anti-racist education, and social activism. We envision a world where students, teachers, families, and communities are liberated through storytelling and the arts. Our programming focuses on student-driven education and social-emotional learning.
The South End Stories Youth Blog is an online publication led and created by young people that uplifts youth voices in King County. The blog centers BIPOC/Global Majority youth voices, and the content ranges from showcasing youth art to articles on important social issues.
Feedback from previous interns:
"Working in the youth blog taught me many things (including but not limited to networking, collaboration skills, and professionalism in the journalistic field) and I appreciate the opportunity I got to work with the members of the blog and greater SES community. In addition to that I was able to learn about a passion of mine and how I might like to pursue that as a career.”
"I felt I could be an agent in getting young community members a platform to publish their art and ideas."
"[In the blog] you will hear from a diverse cast and crew of youth activists, community organizers, artists, and critical thinkers about their take on the current state of chaos, and how they somehow are navigating the world through it all.”
“[Participating in the South End Stories Youth Blog] was such a positive experience and [the blog advisor] really really showed that she trusted us, which is like all that I wanted. I just want it to be for the youth by the youth.”
Internship Description & Logistics
Learning Objectives and Intern Responsibilities:
Write and edit blog pieces around content relevant to King County young people
Collaborate with other editor(s) and Blog Advisor on content, editing, and vision
Reach out to and recruit guest contributors to write for the blog
Advise on social media promotion of the blog and images associated with the blog
Attend editorial team meetings, as well as coaching and review sessions
Dates: September 6th - December 15th
Time commitment: Approximately 5 hours per week, including 2 hour-long meetings with the team per month. This will include interim review dates with the Blog Advisor.
Priority Deadline: FRIDAY, AUGUST 13th, 2021
We strongly encourage young people of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, religions, bodies, and cultural backgrounds to apply.