Jobs & Internships

North Sound Life | K & L Media, Inc. offers a variety of internships.  If you are a student who is passionate and driven to work in a professional and engaging environment, North Sound Life may be the place for you. We are flexible in accommodating each intern’s needs, and are willing to work with you and your program director to insure your internship requirements are met. You are guaranteed to be published, insuring your portfolio grows with you.

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please submit a resume, cover letter and an electronic portfolio or samples of your work to becky@bellinghamalive.com.


Editorial Internships

K & L Media, Inc. offers journalism internships in the areas of visual journalism, and news/creative journalism. Our hope is to give students an opportunity to use their unique set of skills and abilities while learning and growing in a fun yet professional environment.

The journalism internship will give interns the opportunity to write on a variety of different topics, as well as experiment with different writing styles. Interns will gain experience writing, researching, and producing an upscale lifestyle magazine. Most importantly, interns will get published in a premier regional magazine walking away with strong editorial clips that they have earned. Working on your own, as well as in the office with the rest of the editorial staff, you will gain valuable experience progressing through the entire editorial process.

Applicants may also be working toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree in English literature, publishing, or creative writing; graduates are also accepted. Optimal candidates commonly have previous experience at school magazines and/or newspapers; have a strong interest in magazine writing; good phone and research skills; and the ability to multi-task. Experience with InDesign, Photoshop, and digital photography are a plus but not required.

The position is unpaid, requires a minimum three months and 15 hours a week between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Students fulfilling their internship requirements are encouraged to apply and will be given first priority. K & L Media makes every effort to accommodate work and school schedules.


Graphic Design Internships

The graphic design internship will allow for students to use their skills to create original designs, advertisements, promotional materials, and much more. Further, it will open the door for them to practice interfacing with clients, co-workers, and all stakeholders involved in a publishing business, as well as allowing them to publish their work in a regional magazine and on the web, resulting in great clips they can show prospective future employers.

Applicants should be working toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree in graphic design, publishing, or photography. Candidates must have working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, MAC OS, and the ability to multi-task and work with others.

The position is unpaid, requires a minimum three months and 15 hours a week between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Students who are fulfilling their internship requirements are encouraged to apply and will be given first priority. K & L Media makes every effort to accommodate work and school schedules.


Photography

K & L Media, Inc. is seeking a high-quality, versatile photography intern who wants hands-on experience in the publishing field. Our interns have the opportunity to gain real-world experience working at a premier magazine, see their work in print and learn how to make decisions when out on assignments.

Applicants should have a passion for photography, able to take direction from others and be able to meet deadlines. Must have access to a digital SLR camera, 8.2MP or higher, knowledge of Mac OS and Windows operating systems and be proficient with Photoshop CS4 or higher.

Responsibilities includes reviewing editorial content and collaborating with the editor and art director on art requirements, and taking spot photographs on location or in-house to be used in the magazine, which may include environmental portraits of individuals, architectural photography, event and performance photography, food photography, and product/studio photography. Helping manage contact lists for photographers and organizations, tear sheets, in-house artwork and portfolios. Organizing content on servers for delivery to production department. Contacting individuals, business owners, third-party stock photography agencies and photographers to research and obtain imagery. Participating in and coordinate photo shoots as necessary.

This is an unpaid internship. Internships range from three to six months. Work schedules are flexible and can accommodate class schedules or other commitments. School credit can be achieved with appropriate paperwork from their educational institution.


Marketing & PR

North Sound Life marketing/PR interns are detailed oriented, assist and learn the day-to-day operations of a marketing/PR professional in the publishing industry, and are working towards a degree in marketing/PR, advertising, communication or business.

During your internship you can expect to assist with marketing/PR/event coordination and production, media tracking, creating and assembling sales material, distribution of marketing collateral, assisting account executives with projects, assist in data entry, creating and implementing of social media campaigns, and participating in team meetings.

This is an unpaid internship. Internships range from three to six months. Work schedules are flexible and can accommodate class schedules or other commitments. School credit can be achieved with appropriate paperwork from their educational institution.


Freelance/Contributing Writers

Writers are encouraged to submit clips of their work for consideration. Please note that you must be engaging yet non-offensive, smart but not pretentious, and witty without being mean-spirited. Contributors will be highlighted in the front of the magazine in which their article appears.

Note: You will be edited; we are picky about solid facts, editorial integrity and quirky senses of humor.

We consider freelance submissions in the following departments:

Habitat – Home and garden, interior designer profiles, architects, home remodels, How-To/DIY

Lifestyle – Arts/entertainment, culture, local history

Outdoors – Outdoor adventures of all kinds with a focus on the why, the where (and getting there), and the gear

Shop – Specialty boutiques, owners

Eat & Drink – Food, drink, recipes, reviews

Wellbeing – Health & fitness, spirituality, inner beauty

Explore – Travel, getaways

Market – Business, finance, tech

Please respond with area of desired journalism field and writing clips.