Paid Internship Opportunity with MyJewishLearning

MyJewishLearning, Inc. is seeking an editorial intern to work on its two largest projects (the leading transdenominational Jewish website) and (the largest website for parents of young Jewish children).

The intern will help create innovative content, update existing material, and upload articles to the sites as well as support a number of upcoming editorial projects. The ideal candidate should be eager, able to work independently, and comfortable working on multiple projects at the same time. Experience writing for web publications, using a Content Management System, and knowledge of Photoshop are essential. Qualified candidates will also have an interest in Jewish culture and tradition.

The intern will work out of MyJewishLearning’s Manhattan office. The internship is available immediately and would last at least through the end of 2011. The position is 10-15 hours a week and pays $10 per hour.

For more information and to apply, see the announcement on

Jewish Literary Links for Shabbat

  • Another superb glimpse into French-Jewish literature, courtesy of Benjamin Ivry/The Forward.
  • Received an alert this week from the Museum of Jewish Heritage about what looks to be an excellent fall exhibition: “Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles.” Opens October 26.
  • Papers sought for a panel on “Translating the Holocaust” (event: Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Rochester, N.Y., March 2012).
  • The PJ Library seeks a “PJ Goes to School Educator.” Job is based in West Springfield, Mass.
  • Jonathan Kirsch, on Jews and Baseball.
  • Shabbat shalom!

    Job Alert: AJWS Seeks Part-Time Writer

    From the American Jewish World Service:

    The communications department is seeking a part-time writer (20 hours per week) who will be responsible for drafting op-eds, blog posts and letters to the editor on behalf of Ruth Messinger and other AJWS leaders. These pieces must effectively and persuasively communicate the organization’s mission and advocacy positions while leveraging various “news hooks” such as world events, public policy debates, Jewish holidays, AJWS programs and events, and secular days of recognition/commemoration.

    Full announcement on

    A Dream Job in Jewish Journalism

    If I weren’t already happily employed (and, ahem, somewhat older than the typical “intern”), this paid internship at Tablet would be my dream job:

    Tablet Magazine is on the hunt for an intern for our New York City office. If you have experience in journalism and are familiar with the landscape of American Jewish life, we’d love to hear from you. The intern’s focus will be on aiding contributing editor Jeffrey Goldberg with his forthcoming (forth-joining?) blog, but other tasks may be required and other opportunities available as well.

    As of now, we are looking for someone to begin in mid-August, and are flexible about time.

    If you become the lucky intern, please let me know! I may ask you for a guest post here on My Machberet!

    Jewish Newsweekly Seeks Editor

    “J., the Jewish newsweekly of Northern California, is seeking a dynamic editor to lead its editorial staff. J. serves the San Francisco Bay Area, reaching approximately 45,000 members of the local Jewish community via its print edition, website, e-mail newsletter, and social media. J. is independently operated and has been publishing since 1895. Our current editor is retiring after 27 years.”

    For the rest of the announcement and application information, please visit