For the further development of its publication strategy – combining digital and print publications with web-based content and other media – the Institute of Network Cultures is looking for an
intern with production and research skills, for an internship with our digital publishing team
Internship period: August 31st until December 18th, 2020 (0.8 fte/4 days a week).
The Institute of Network Cultures (INC) is a media research center that actively contributes to the field of network cultures through research, events, publications, and online dialogue. The INC was founded in 2004 by media theorist Geert Lovink as part of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam). The Institute of Network Cultures has a tradition of experiment in digital and hybrid publishing. On the front line of development in publishing, we explore the promises of the digital for the (cultural) publishing industry.
For more information, see: https://networkcultures.org/.
For an overview of all INC publications, go to: https://networkcultures.org/publications.
For previous work on this topic, check out our research programs Making Public, The Art of Criticism, and the Digital Publishing Toolkit, and see the PublishingLab, which INC has previously collaborated closely with: https://networkcultures.org/projects/.
In this internship, you will work on international publications in the field of online media in different formats (print, .pdf, .ePub), as well as blog series, longforms, and other digital-born formats. The internship offers both practical experience and a chance to conduct research in the field of hybrid and digital publishing.
This internship offers you the chance to:
- produce .PDF- and .ePub-books from scratch, using the INC digital publishing workflow
- update the website and blog, including the possibility to write contributions for the blog
- identify possible authors, books, events to write about
- assist with the production of new titles, both print and electronic, including editing manuscripts
- learn how and why applied research in the field of digital publishing is conducted
- think along for future possibilities and strategies for urgent publishing
You will be a part of a small team within a large institution. Other tasks within the team may include:
- assisting with general office operations
- attending meetings
- collecting and reviewing interesting and relevant literature
- being part of the crew at INC events
We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, inquisitive (former) student with knowledge of and a demonstrated interest in digital publishing. As the INC has an international scope, active English skills are required, in speaking and writing. In addition, you have strong writing and communication skills, and experience with social media management and web administration. You balance a desire to learn, take initiative and suggest better practices and take constructive feedback. A background in (graphic or interaction) design, art (history), cultural studies, or media studies is an advantage.
Monthly compensation: € 400 gross (0,8 fte)
For further information, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or send a CV and motivation letter to the same email address before the 13th of June, 2020.