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City Weekly is currently accepting applications for its internship program. While these internships are intended for college credit, it is the student's responsibility to determine if an internship with us qualifies for academic credit.

College students who apply should have an interest in journalism. However, the internship is not strictly for journalism majors. The internship's main objective is to teach students what goes on behind the scenes in an alternative news organization. They will learn what's involved in producing a weekly newspaper, from pitching a story idea, reporting and story development to editing, layout and proofing by working with and observing our reporters and editors. In addition, interns will produce content for our website, will update listings and write blogs. Interns play an active role and will be expected to assist with ongoing weekly duties.

Interns will work at City Weekly 175 W 200 South Suite 100 office in downtown Salt Lake City.

Office hours vary. The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per week, with a standard schedule to be established.

Dates of Internships:

* Spring: Jan. 1-April 30 (17 weeks)
* Summer: May 1-Aug. 31
* Fall: Sept. 1-Dec. 31

Duties: Interns are expected to attend weekly editorial meetings and develop/pitch story ideas along with the rest of the edit staff. In addition to writing, each intern will be assigned ongoing weekly duties that include:

* Researching night-club calendars and websites and updating event, dining and bar listings

* Pitching front- and back-of the- book stories.

Compensation: While internships are unpaid, interns are paid at standard freelancer rates for any published story. In addition, at the completion of the internship, each intern will receive a $125 stipend.

Interested students should mail or email a cover letter, résumé and references to at least one month prior to desired internship. Please include three writing samples or links to online work. Prospective candidates will be contacted for an interview.


For the Salt Lake area. Drivers must own their own vehicle and be available Wed and Thurs. Please contact Eric Granato


City Weekly's marketing department is looking to add a few members to our street team. If you enjoy going out to events, seeing shows, and parading around festivals, then you may be a fit for our team. The street team is an integral part of of the overall marketing and social media operations of City Weekly. The ideal candidate is sharp with an outgoing attitude willing to serve as an informed representative of City Weekly.

You will work with the Marketing and Events Director and fellow street team members to coordinate our presence at events and implement fun marketing campaigns. You'll be expected to attend concerts, festivals, and various exciting events happening around town.

This position is on a volunteer basis, paid with great fun and the opportunity to earn significant perks. The hours and time commitment are flexible. We want you to be out at events you will enjoy as often as possible!

Those who are interested should email their resume to Pete Saltas at and brief description of why you think you would be a great addition to the street team.


Copperfield Media is seeking an energetic and self-motivated individual looking for a career in media sales. As part of the Copperfield team, you can build a career in an exciting industry, make money, have fun, and be a part of a company that makes a difference in our community.

Responsibilities include selling print, digital, and events to local and some national businesses. Brands you will represent include City Weekly, Devour Utah, Vamoose Utah, Best Of Utah, Vamoose Rendezvous, and Utah Beer Festival.

Why should you join our team?

Company culture: work hard, play hard mentality. It's a fun place to work and you can earn a great income if you are passionate, dedicated, motivated and willing to hustle. Salary + uncapped commission. We are understaffed and have a ton of leads for you. Incentives and regular sales contests. Employee discounts on restaurants, clubs, services, and travel! Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

No phone calls please. Email your résumé to Pete:


Like most alternative weeklies, City Weekly could not exist without the contributions of freelancers. Generally, freelancers are expected to pitch their own story ideas. Freelancers write cover features as well as arts and entertainment features. Word counts for the most commonly freelanced articles include:

Cover features: 3,500-5,000 words
Music articles: 650-800 words
Arts & Entertainment features: 800 words
Event previews: 180-270 words.

How to approach us with a story idea: First, ALWAYS send a query by mail, email to to see if we are interested in your idea. Unsolicited manuscripts will be considered at our discretion. We will not return any material unless they are sent with an accompanying self-addressed stamped envelope.

Know Salt Lake City Weekly. Your chances of selling an article idea to us will be improved if you do your homework. Study our paper. Get a sense for the kind of articles we're looking for before sending in your query. Consider our readers, who want to read about local issues, people and places. Then tell us why your idea would be a great story for our paper, why you're the one to write it, and what kind of resources you will use to report the story. Get to the point. If it is your first time contacting us, include a résumé and three clippings (can be copies of clips and/or email links to publications that have your clips in their archives), as well as a daytime phone number.

Defend your story idea. Be prepared to answer questions we might have about your story idea, such as: Is it new, or at least a new angle on an old topic? Has it been written about locally and recently? Is it interesting, timely and appealing to our readers?

Spec submission. If you are an untested new writer, and we accept your story proposal, we are likely to ask you to submit your article on "spec" the first couple of times. That means that we will reserve the right not to publish the story if we feel it does not meet our standards and subsequent editing will not salvage it in a timely fashion.

Compensation. Our rates are comparable to those at other alternative newsweeklies. Payment, including kill fees, vary and will be negotiated individually. We pay at the end of the month following the month of publication.

City Weekly buys first-time rights to your work, plus the right to post your work electronically on our copyrighted website. You retain the rights to all subsequent publication, with the proviso that such publication appears with a credit line stating that your story first appeared City Weekly. All terms of publication are spelled out in detail in our contributor's agreement, which you must sign and return to us before your work can be published.


Salt Lake City Weekly is always interested in reaching out to freelance photographers. But the vast majority of our needs are news- and feature-related-that is, it is meant to illustrate a story. Art photography, while of aesthetic interest to us, is of little practical use.

To be considered as a news/feature photographer, send an e-mail to Derek Carlisle at Include a résumé and no more than five representative samples of your photography in jpeg format at between 200 and 300 dpi. If we like what we see, we'll schedule a meeting to discuss the opportunity in more detail. All terms of publication are spelled out in detail in our contributor's agreement, which you must sign and return to us before your work can be published.

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