Social Media Intern–Look, Cook, and Eat Digital Magazine

Look, Cook, and Eat Digital Magazine is looking for a creative, energetic, and compassionate Social Media Intern to help develop and jump-start social media marketing and communications for a new, innovative, and unique digital magazine designed to help people with intellectual disabilities learn how to cook and become more independent in their daily lives. This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to use their education to help shape a program from the ground up (as well as work with a fun-loving, talented, tiny but mighty group!).

The LCE intern will help develop and maintain the magazine’s social media presence via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram through regular posts, engaging activities, and relevant articles. The intern will set up a social media calendar for the magazine, suggest strategies and content topics to engage the magazine’s current social media audience and broaden its reach, with the ultimate goal of increasing subscribers to the magazine.

Other responsibilities include helping develop the magazine’s blog by suggesting and drafting posts, and helping market LCE by establishing and fostering relationships with relevant and influential agencies, organizations, and individuals that serve the disability community.

Qualifications: Communications/journalism studies major with excellent writing and communications skills, and a solid understanding of social media sites and strategies for maximizing their potential as marketing tools. Candidate should also have a passion for people with disabilities and feel compelled to celebrate and elevate their presence in the community at large through LCE social media channels. Helpful but not required is an understanding of site analytics to help gauge the success of campaigns and assess their effectiveness within our market. Also helpful is an interest in food and cooking, videography, and photography. This summer-season position is part-time (about 10 hours/week) and is paid.

About Us: Look, Cook, and Eat ( launched in 2015 and currently has a subscriber base of about 200 people. Our goal with LCE is to help individuals with intellectual disabilities learn basic cooking skills to help promote self-sufficiency and independence while fostering a sense of community among users through social media channels and (eventually) member-only forums through the website. An all-digital platform allows us to utilize videos and photography for a uniquely visual, encouraging, and engaging teaching approach.

We feel our primary market isn’t necessarily the end-user of LCE itself, but of parents, grandparents, caretakers, teachers, and service providers to those with special needs. Social media strategies should consider how to best reach that audience and compel them to purchase subscriptions for those they care for.

Apply to:  Sue Hoss, Partner
Main Dish Media, LLC
22 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309