Madison Pincombe, an incoming senior in journalism and mass communication, has been chosen to intern for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) program over the summer. Pincombe will serve as an intern for The Knot, a wedding magazine, in New York City. Pincombe will be working on content for the seasonal print publication and digital website.
“As someone who grew up reading through bridal magazines, watching Say Yes To The Dress and creating wedding-themed Pinterest boards, I am excited to spend my summer learning and writing about all things wedding related!” Pincombe said.
ASME has sponsored this internship program for over 50 years. The program, lasting 10 weeks, only accepts 10 percent of applicants each year, all of whom are rising college seniors.
Greenlee senior lecturer and Pincombe’s adviser, Deb Gibson, reviews and forwards up to two Iowa State applicants to ASME for consideration each year. She said this program is considered the most prestigious magazine internship in the country.
"ASME provides future magazine journalists with an incredible, summer-long opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with veteran magazine professionals," Gibson said.
According to their website, ASME interns have distinguished academic records and usually have extensive experience working on city and regional magazines as well as college newspapers and magazines.
Pincombe served as an editorial apprentice with Better Homes & Gardens magazine at Meredith Corporation through Greenlee’s Meredith Apprenticeship Program during the 2018-2019 school year.
"Without question, Madison’s experience as a Meredith apprentice with Better Homes & Gardens magazine this year has prepared her well for the ASME internship," Gibson said. "Madison has learned to navigate that magazine environment, has a better handle on how a magazine goes together, and can produce content appropriate for the BH&G reader. It also helps that Madison is bright, curious, a hard worker and willing to learn as much as she can about growing into her dream of working as a professional magazine writer or editor."
Pincombe entered Iowa State with dreams of becoming a magazine journalist one day.
“My time at BH&G reaffirmed my desire to be a magazine journalist and has transformed me into a competitive candidate for future positions,” Pincombe said. “I have no doubt that my time in New York this summer will continue this progress.”