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Writer/Copy Editor Intern

London, Greater London SE1, UK

Important: No more volunteers are currently required for this opportunity.

ivo is a social network that brings people and organisations together who want to change their worlds. The site offers a range of social tools plus content - including job/volunteer listings, news, blogs and editorial - to inspire people to get involved and make change happen.

Launched in April 2012 following a successful pilot site, the network has 10,000 members and is growing daily. Our members include volunteers, charities looking for help and an active network of volunteering and social action professionals who use the site for peer sharing and support.

We are now looking for interns to help us develop our editorial content, primarily through our Spot Light and News Hound channels. You'll be turning press releases from charities and community groups into stimulating copy, plus researching and producing news and features, including interviewing people over the phone and occasional travel to cover events.

You'll need to be fluent in written/spoken English and have excellent copy writing and editing skills, ideally with some experience in a publishing environment - this could include school/university/neighbourhood newsletters or blogging.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in an online start up and to have your work published on a growing national platform that receives c30k visitors a month. ivo is also a Google News partner so you'll be contributing to an international news channel too.

You'll be working closely with the founder/CEO and based in our new London offices in waterloo, just behind the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank. 

These are unwaged, part time positions - 2/3 days a week for up to 6 months. ivo is in the process of securing funding and there may be prospects for future payment.

Interested? Apply below and tell us in no more than 120 words why you want to get involved. Interviews for those we shortlist will be held the week of the 30th July.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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