It can be difficult to break into any business, and publishing is no exception. When searching for internships and entry-level positions on websites like bookjobs.com or Publishers Weekly, it quickly becomes apparent that most jobs published on the most popular websites are geared toward books. So what do the magazine people do? One option is to go to the magazine websites themselves and check out their career tabs. Another option is to visit Ed2010, which is a website created specifically for those who want to invest themselves in magazine publishing.
There are a few reasons why this website is one of the best resources for you magazine people out there: Mentor programs, a trust fund for those in unpaid internships, frequent tweets on new job/internship positions, book clubs in NYC and LA, and resume critiques.
Ed has a blog you can follow for advice on all things related to magazine publishing, and plenty of articles that show you how to land the internship jobs you actually want, best strategies for nailing your cover letter, and advice on how to get along with other interns. Be sure to check out this fantastic resource! Ed is definitely worth following on Twitter.