Hip Hop Journalist Visits CCNY

img_3459Rajul Punjabi, a journalist who writes for the Village Voice, Huffington Post and other publications, visited a CCNY Introduction to Journalism class on October 1 to talk about her life and career. The 28-year-old professor at Long Island University in Brooklyn, shared lots of career tips. She stressed the importance of interning at media companies and discussed her own internship at Vibe. She reminded the students “you gotta be hungry.” At the end of the day, she said, love what you do. Punjabi shared the words of her father: “If your vocation is your vacation you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”

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Vibe-ing: Information about Internships

Alicia-Keys-Vibe-April-May-2012Vibe is looking for interns in Summer and Fall 2013. Here’s the scoop:

Contact: Send a note to: chope@vibe.com. Here’s what to expect:

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Learn how to write breaking news stories for VIBE.com
  • Handle administrative duties / paperwork / organization i.e. Faxing, distributing mail and reading letters from readers
  • Brainstorm ideas for VIBE and VIBE.com
  • Perform research for stories
  • Attend entertainment events and parties for red carpet reporting
  • Transcribe interviews with celebrities


Qualifications (The ideal VIBE intern is…)

  • Self-motivated and very willing to learn
  • Proactive and has a thirst for knowledge and passion for the world of media
  • Currently enrolled in Journalism, English, Writing or Media related program
  • Willing to work at least 2 days in our Union Square office and provide their own laptop
  • Social media skills are a plus. Some interns run and interact with fans on VIBE’s Twitter and Facebook accounts