Editing Intern


It began as a passion to make Milwaukee a better place through quality journalism and story telling. That passion evolved to a desire to do new media better, locally and nationally through unique partnerships. We know how to monetize digital content. From day one, it’s been our sole focus as we’ve built a strong, profitable independent media group. Backed by an energized team and experienced investors, we eat, sleep and breathe digital all day and all night.

OnMilwaukee stays true to its mission to “Make great media and move Milwaukee forward,” while always fostering a culture of community-building that stems from proven business tactics engrained in entrepreneurial-minded team that leads instead of follows.


Position Details

Editing Intern
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Help us tell the story of The Great Milwaukee Summer.

OnMilwaukee, Milwaukee’s original online news magazine, wants you to help us tell the story of The Great Milwaukee Summer. Our editing intern will get a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the best time of the year from behind the scenes. Working with our leadership team and paired one-on-one with members of our award-winning and highly regarded editorial staff, they will get a sample of hyper-local journalism at work. Our editorial intern will help hone content, and develop pieces of their own, for one of the top 3 websites in the state. With more than half a million monthly visitors to our site, and an engaged social media audience of more than 300k subscribers, our intern will have a unique opportunity to share their voice and shape the story of our city. Daily, they’ll be engaged in our mission to build communities and businesses through engaging digital media.

What’s in it for you?

  • 15-20 hours/week of work with an established Milwaukee media brand
  • Create content from your bucket list to share with our audience. Want to write about the view inside the Allen-Bradley clock tower? Curious about the behind-the-scenes at the Pabst Theatre? Interested in the pylons supporting City Hall? You’ll have unprecedented access to Milwaukee’s secrets and hot spots.
  • Access to our team of writers and editors, with years of experience from a variety of backgrounds to grow and hone your craft
  • Exposure to our large and engaged audience and industry partners

Overall duties and expectations:

  • Review and edit supplied content for publication
  • Provide research support to editorial team
  • Fact check submitted content for accuracy
  • Develop content on suggested or assigned topics for publication at least once per week
  • Ability to take direction and expand on ideas to meet OnMilwaukee’s goals while sharing your own voice
  • Utilize proprietary software to generate, load and edit content 
  • A hawk’s eye for detail and accuracy
  • Curiosity to dig deeper into a story, find the facts and share the “secret sauce” to hook a reader
  • Knowledge of and affection for Milwaukee and surrounding areas
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment to meet goals and deadlines
  • Experience editing digital or print content (at least 2 semesters or 6 months)
  • Engagement in or recent completion of an academic program in journalism, communications, media studies or related subject matter

Essential job functions:

  • Travel independently throughout the Milwaukee area
  • Operate a personal computer to access a variety of programs and the internet
  • Fluent in English language

$15/hour paid bi-monthly. This role is not eligible for insurance or retirement benefits.

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