Stage Door Dish is looking for interns! Although it is preferred, you do not need to live in New York City to contribute to the site but applicants must have a genuine passion for theatre, a positive attitude, and a willingness to work hard. Looking for a fun way to get involved with the Broadway community and possibly even meet your favorite stars? Read on about how you could join the SDD team!
Please note that only qualified applicants will receive responses and please exercise patience while waiting for a decision. Following up is encouraged but use discretion before sending additional messages. I will be reviewing every application.
All resumes, work samples, and cover letters should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications should be sent by Friday, December 2.
Editorial and Reporting
Description: Editorial and reporting interns are expected to come up with story ideas, seek out the news and find angles to write about current events within the Broadway community. Editorial interns will also have opportunities to edit and work with reporting interns to enhance stories and offer feedback. Highly motivated or skilled interns may be offered staff positions.
Requirements: Past published writing, editorial experience, (some) college education and enthusiasm for journalism and Broadway. It is also extremely important that interns are comfortable chatting with Broadway talent on a professional level. Fangirls and fanboys need not apply.
Description: The photographers will attend interviews with reporters and events for coverage. They are expected to turn in assignments on deadline and write detailed tag lines including identifiers for all photo subjects. Creativity and innovation with photographing are also encouraged.
Requirements: Must be proficient in digital photography and photo editing, exercise ease and comfort with approaching strangers and stars, a [reasonably] flexible schedule to fulfill job requirements and attend events. Strongly recommended photographers have their own reliable equipment but exceptions may be made on a rare occasion. Must be in New York City or be able to commute frequently.
Description: Social media interns are responsible for content posted on Facebook, Tumblr, and various other social media accounts. Interns must demonstrate a high-level of understanding of how all social media platforms operate, professionalism while communicating with stars and fans, and have a deep appreciation for theatre. Applicants with innovative ideas for how to best utilize social media and engage with the readership will be most seriously considered.
Requirements: Must be proficient in recording and editing, exercise comfort with approaching strangers and stars, a [reasonably] flexible schedule to stay up to date on current events, breaking news, and to post (or queue) at various times during the day.
Description: Videographers located in or near NYC will record interviews with reporters, attend events for film coverage and are expected to turn in assignments on deadline. Videographers outside of New York City will create feature videos including “Top 5” lists, montage clips, short documentary pieces, and other assignments. Creativity and innovation with filming are also encouraged.
Requirements: Must be proficient in video recording and editing, exercise comfort with approaching strangers and stars, a [reasonably] flexible schedule to fulfill job requirements and attend events. Strongly recommended videographers have their own reliable equipment but exceptions may be made on a rare occasion.
If you are interested in any position, please submit a resume and sample of your relevant work with answers to the following questions in a cover letter:
Age: (Only 18+, please.)
Location: (NYC is ideal but anywhere is acceptable unless otherwise noted in the description)
Hours available for work per week: (Including when you can start.)
Why are you the best candidate for this position?
Why do you want to work for Stage Door Dish?
What unique skills do you possess that you think would benefit Stage Door Dish? What do you hope to gain from an experience working for the site?
Are you able to behave calmly and professionally in front of your favorite Broadway stars? (It will be obvious if you lie!)
Tell me a little about yourself. What are your favorite shows and performers, why do you love theatre, how did you find Stage Door Dish? Include any other relevant information you would like to share.
A relevant sample of your work: if you are applying as an editorial intern, please write a mock “Star of the Week” column in the format used on Stage Door Dish; if you are applying as a photography or videography intern, please send at least two samples of previous work.
Please note that this is an unpaid internship but incentives will include exclusive access into Broadway shows and events, opportunities to meet favorite Broadway stars, and much more.
Thanks for your interest and good luck!