About Magenta Publishing
Located in the courtyard of a Renaissance building, Magenta offers a creative space for English-language interns in Florence.
Originally designed as a personally supervised writer’s workshop, Magenta places emphasis on first-hand reporting as well as developing an intuition for the meaning and nuances of words both in English and Italian.
Interns attend press conferences, research articles (generally tailored to their interests) and conduct interviews before writing. Editing is included as part of the learning experience, one that is also extended to aspiring photographers, video makers, and graphic designers.
Work centers on Vista, Florence & Tuscany for those who would like to participate in the production of a color magazine from start to finish.
Month by Month is an ongoing project, and the first assignment is generally a short article for that publication before working up to longer articles that appear in Vista.
There are also opportunities to contribute to the Magenta website, the Tuscan Trends site and partner sites in addition to book projects and curating social media, SEO and marketing. An internship is tailored to personal needs and can be part-time or full-time, as well as for credit.
Vista interns have gone on to work at NBC, Newsweek, HarperCollins and DreamWorks. Others have done equally well, as the recipients of a Fulbright scholarship and a writing grant from Rolling Stone magazine.
Erasmus students, especially those majoring in Italian are welcome to apply. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and please include an attached résumé and/or a link to a portfolio.