Editorial Intern

Burnaway operates in a hybrid remote/in-office capacity. Interns do not need to be based in Atlanta.

Candidates from groups that are historically underrepresented in the arts are highly encouraged to apply.

Applications for Fall 2022 have closed.

Burnaway seeks an Editorial Intern for hands-on experience and extensive learning related to our editorial operations. As a growing and highly diverse, nonprofit arts organization, Burnaway invites interns to collaborate and learn the skills and nuances of the field alongside our staff. Ideally, interns have a desire to grow and expand the field; we encourage all interns to exit with a project/portfolio of experience.

For fall 2022, interns will join us from late September to December. A minimum of eight hours per week is required, with check-ins and meetings over Zoom/Google Meet (remote) and/or in the office (hybrid, in Atlanta).

Interns will receive minimum wage ($15 per hour), paid twice monthly. We accept applications from those interning for college credit if noted in your application, and it is the intern’s responsibility to communicate academic requirements to Burnaway staff. Internships for credit are not paid.


Administrative (20%)

  • Assist with editorial tasks including maintaining a robust editorial calendar, managing publication schedule, updating contributor records, tracking the status of ongoing projects, and surveying the current status of contributor relations with the organization
  • Support roll-out tasks related to the publication and release of the annual print reader

General Editorial (30%)

  • Use WordPress to build competed for pieces for publication on the backend of the website
  • Compile events and opportunities for To-Do List and Calls for Artists
  • Draft Edit BA Daily posts including recurring content such as the To-Do List, Close Look, and Calls for Artists
  • Write occasionally for the magazine including short reviews, and in Burnaway’s “voice” for BA Staff-authored items like DIY Index

Social Media (20%)

  • Draft, schedule, and manage social media posts and channels under the direction of the Social Media Coordinator
  • Meet weekly with the Social Media Coordinator to discuss social media strategy with the goal of understanding and growing Burnaway’s following  

Education and Partnerships (20%)

  • Support Assistant Editor in educational outreach to Southern colleges and universities 
  • Assist editorial team with education workshops and programs


A successful Editorial Intern should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be able to work simultaneously on short- and long-term projects should be responsive to feedback, and be very organized. This individual should be a self-starter who isn’t afraid to ask questions to keep projects moving forward

Qualifications include:

  • A nuanced understanding (or pursuit of such) of relationships between individuals and institutions related to contemporary art in Atlanta, the South, nationally, and beyond
  • Critical but collaborative sensibility; must be able to maintain healthy, sustainable, respectful professional relationships, especially with Burnaway’s staff and community

Burnaway is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Burnaway are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, gender identity, religion, age, ability, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the United States.