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All About Ed’s Buddy System

Thanks for your interest in the Ed2010 Buddy System! Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting applicants for this year’s program, but we encourage you to check back next spring when the application process begins again.

Ed knows it isn’t always easy to figure out where to live, how to find the best happy hours that won’t break your unemployed budget, and how to get your foot in the door of the magazine industry. (Not to mention what to wear to an interview!)

To help steady you from stumbles, The Ed Buddy System is back for 2018 (for its  – a program where recent college graduates will be matched with an Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor in New York. Your Buddy will aid you on the way to editorial and city-living success by being more than a mentor, but a friend, too.


If you’ve already submitted your application for the Buddy System since last year, we’ve received it (but if you want to resend, feel free to — Ed keeps everything, but could miss something here-or-there). If you’re applying now, please make sure you meet the requirements:

-Must be a college or grad school graduate as of May 2018
-Must be out of school no longer than 12 months
-Must be living in, or have plans to move to, NYC by June 2018 (you want to actually meet your buddy, not just connect to them on Twitter)
-Must not be a current or past EA

(Sorry there are no exceptions to these requirements!)

The application deadline for Whippersnappers is Friday, June 8, 2018. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Apply to the buddy system here.


Want some great career Karma? Apply to be a mentor for the Buddy System! We welcome any Editorial Assistant or Assistant Editor from any magazine or Web site. Plus, participating in the Buddy System has some awesome perks: If you sign up to be a mentor, we’ll put your name on the Ed2010 masthead, and give you 10% off an Ed2010 class! Apply to be a buddy system mentor here.


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