Join Our Team

The Thirlby is looking for two interns to join our growing team. The ideal applicant will possess strong knowledge of the digital media landscape. See the details & apply below. We look forward to hearing from you.

 
 
  Lauren Bacall on location filming in Jaipur, India (1958)

Lauren Bacall on location filming in Jaipur, India (1958)

Social Media & Content Assistant Intership

The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to content creation, editing monitoring and posting on blogs and social networks, participating in online outreach and promotion, and optimizing our website. Those looking to gain valuable online media experience with a unique & rapidly growing platform are encouraged to apply. Further knowledge of individual & public health is a plus.


Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Draft weekly e-mail newsletters
  • Posting daily updates to The Thirlby Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter accounts (initially under supervision from our Editor-in-Chief), such as through CoSchedule
  • Posting Tweets on a daily basis (initially under supervision from our Editor-in-Chief)
  • Contribute to strategy in building our social media footprint and potential collaborations with related brands, platforms, and companies
  • Work directly with our Editor-in-Chief to implement other channel-specific campaigns, such as coming up with Instagram Story ideas and relevant health news or cross-channel articles to share
  • Reach out to potential partners and write pitches (initially under supervision from our Editor-in-Chief)

Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or related field
  • 2+ years’ experience in social media/marketing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • In-depth working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+
  • Experience with social media analytics, including Google Analytics and Facebook Insights
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop, desirable

In your cover letter, please include:

  • Your availability, including your start date
  • Your location, as this can be remote but we would love those in the Washington, D.C. area. A perk for the latter is spending time with us at The Wing for those who identify as womxn.
  • Your answers to the following questions:
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • How does your experience relate to this position?
  • How did you find The Thirlby & what do you value about it?
  • What are your daily reads? What are your favourite social media accounts and media platforms/websites?
 

Editorial Assistant Internship

The ideal applicant will possess strong knowledge of the digital media landscape. Further knowledge of individual & public health is a plus. The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to content creation, editing, and pitching article ideas. Those looking to gain valuable online media experience with a unique & rapidly growing platform are encouraged to apply.


Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Assist in developing content calendars on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Coordinate guest blog posts
  • Liaise with contributing writers internally and incoming submissions
  • Pitch article ideas
  • Research current medical, health, and wellness stories to include in our weekly newsletter & “Currently Creasing” round-ups
  • Write weekly content of 1-2 articles of choice
  • Assist our Editor-in-Chief in interviews and features with industry leaders

Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Anthropology, Journalism, or related field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • An understanding and/or interest in health and science a plus

In your cover letter, please include

  • Your availability, including your start date
  • Your location, as this can be remote but we would love those in the Washington, D.C. area. A perk for the latter is spending time with us at The Wing for those who identify as womxn.
  • Your answers to the following questions:
  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • How does your experience relate to this position?
  • How did you find The Thirlby & what do you value about it?
  • What are your daily reads? What are your favourite social media accounts and media platforms/websites?

 

  Photo of James Baldwin in his Istanbul office by  Sedat Pakay

Photo of James Baldwin in his Istanbul office by Sedat Pakay

 

Do You Only Want to Contribute?

We publish nonfiction stories on health as they relate to our bodies, minds, & experiences. Some of the diverse topics we explore include mental health; race and gender equality; immigration; and any related subject. We are intersectional in our approach to wellness. We believe in social care as strongly as we believe in self-care & that individual health is also public health.

We strongly suggest to all who submit that they read The Thirlby to acquaint themselves with our editorial voice and sensibility. Please keep submissions to under 800 words.