Category Archives: Social media

Social media, PR fellowships with Mother Jones magazine

Mother Jones is currently hiring for two fellowship positions based in San Francisco. Please see below for more information and links to the full job descriptions and application requirements.

 Social Media Fellowship (San Francisco)

Do you find all your news on Twitter? Get a rush from breaking news? Miss GawkerMother Jones is looking for an all-star social media fellow to help keep us current on social platforms, blog for our award-winning website, and enhance our coverage of breaking news. This fellow will work closely with Mother Jones’s digital news team and collaborate alongside seasoned editors and reporters. Aside from helping promote Mother Jones stories, you’ll write your own stories for our website. You’ll also help with web fact-checking and attend regular skill-building sessions covering topics that span the operations of a media organization.

 Full description HERE

Strategic Communications Fellowship (San Francisco)

 You love news, politics, and investigative reporting. You can’t tear yourself away from a great long-form story or a powerful tweetstorm. You know a killer interview when you see one. You’re a smart, hungry emerging professional determined to use your communication talent and skill to make a difference.

 If this sounds right, you might be Mother Jones’ next strategic communications fellow. This fellow will work with Mother Jones’ communications strategist—in collaboration with staff across the organization—to build buzz for Mother Jones investigations and breaking news, increase our impact, and engage with our audience.

The communications fellow will assist in pitching television and radio appearances, building communication with key organizations and influencers, and identifying events and speaking opportunities for MoJo staff. He or she will help plan and promote Mother Jones events and test out new ways to engage with its readers, while also tracking Mother Jones’ impact and helping submit its journalism for prestigious awards.

This is a unique opportunity to learn and practice strategic communications, project management, and audience engagement skills while helping a major investigative reporting organization tell important stories and increase its impact.

Full description HERE

Waukee schools communications internship (deadline extended)

The Waukee School District in suburban Des Moines is looking for an intern to assist with this year’s big projects, which include: writing content and launching a new website, writing content for new marketing material using a new brand identity, creating and writing content for school bond campaign materials and implementing a district-wide social media plan. 

Apply online

The application deadline is being extended by three weeks. 

Application, Cover Letter and Resume required.

Qualifications:   

  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, WordPress and Pinterest)
  • Working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., Journalism, Mass Communications or Public Relations)
  • Proficient computer skills to include: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe
  • Experience with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop highly desired
  • Experience with content management systems desired
  • Effective communication skills, written and oral
  • Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of  WCSD and the community we serve

 Start Date:  2017-18 School Year (August 2017-May 2018)

 Hours:  15-20 hours/week

 Compensation: $10 per hour

 Description: Waukee Community School District (WCSD) seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist communication efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of public relations while working for one of the largest school districts in Iowa.

 Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning and writing content for new district website and newsletters.
  • Assist in maintaining district websites and providing blog support to staff.
  • Assist in writing content for the district’s social media sites.

Iowa International Center internship

Administration Intern (15-20 hours, unpaid)

Iowa International Center is a non-profit organization that exists to build cultural respect at home and around the world, one person at a time. Each year the Iowa International Center works with over 150 international visitors from more than 60 countries. Other programs include interpretation and translation services, international events and dialogues. More information is available at www.iowainternationalcenter.org.

 Benefits:

  • Gain real-world work experience and develop/enhance skills in the areas of program management, marketing, project management, research, problem solving and interpersonal communication
  • Increase knowledge and appreciation of other countries and cultures
  • Receive academic credit (pending your advisor’s approval)

Position Description/Responsibilities:

  • Assist with publicizing special projects and events
  • Assist with general marketing and content development for our newsletters, website and blog
  • Research local professional hosts for proposals and cultural activities, assist with agenda development and data tracking
  • Help with event planning for special events
  • Assist with scheduling and managing interpreter/client relations for translation/interpretation services
  • Offer basic office assistance, including database management

Qualifications:

  • College student seeking professional experience and/or academic internship credit
  • Background in any of the following (but not limited to): international relations, international business, marketing, non-profit management, journalism/mass communications, information technology, political science, foreign language, finance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be self-directed and work independently while also working as part of a team
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and deadlines, and maintain accurate records
  • Problem solving skills, including the ability to resolve conflicts and recommend an appropriate course of action
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software; knowledge of databases (Salesforce specifically) a plus
  • Cross-cultural living experience and/or knowledge of a foreign language preferred, but not required

Work Schedule:

  • Internships occur during fall, spring, and summer semesters
  • Must commit 15 hours per week; weekly schedule is negotiable and flexible

For more information and an application, please visit http://iowainternationalcenter.org/get-involved/college-internship-program/

Please direct application and inquiries to:

Janet Norton, Intern Manager
Iowa International Center
Merle Hay Rd., Suite 259, Des Moines, IA 50310
Phone: 515-282-8269, ext. 12 | Fax: 515-282-0454

E-mail: jnorton@iowainternationalcenter.org

 

Communications intern, Iowa Automobile Dealers Association

Looking for an internship where you’ll get hands-on experience and have the opportunity to become an essential member of the team? Come work for the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association! IADA is looking for an enthusiastic communications intern to assist our small staff with a variety of projects. As IADA’s paid intern, you’ll get to help with the launch of a redesigned website, develop posts and strategies for our social media accounts, and write for our bi-weekly e-newsletter and award-winning magazine. Because we’re a small staff organization, opportunities won’t be limited just to writing and editing. If you’re interested in graphic design, government relations, meeting planning, or marketing, we can tailor the internship to fit your areas of interest.

 Requirements

Applicants should have strong writing and editing skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign.

 Hours

The communications intern will work 10-20 hours per week.

 To Apply

Send your resume, cover letter, and three to five writing samples to Brittany Bungert at bbungert@iada.com.

 

 

Digital Media Planner, Sleep Number (Minneapolis)

The Digital Media Planner is a crucial position working in conjunction with the media, marketing planning and content teams to develop and execute social and digital media plans that achieve Sleep Number business objectives. This role drives innovation at both the strategic and execution level, and cultivates key partnerships to deliver the best digital media opportunities across social channels in addition to other media channels including display, mobile, and video. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in social planning and buying, but also be knowledgeable across the entire programmatic landscape.

Responsibilities:

    • Manage social and programmatic buys including plan development, audience selection , optimization, and reporting
    • Develop and execute strong and effective social media plans incorporating programmatic, display, mobile and video based on sound strategies and research
    • Participate in overall media strategy development and participate in group brainstorming sessions with the intention of bringing great ideas to life
    • Supervise insertion order process and ensure adherence to budgets, terms and conditions
    • Work with creative partners on ad development to ensure media and creative strategies work in harmony
    • Work with Digital Media Manager to ensure plans are on strategy and meet objectives
    • Utilize data to configure, operate and optimize campaigns to meet company objectives
    • Lead analysis on media delivery, performance, trends and future implications and make optimizations based on insights from varying sources
    • Work with Ad Operations Manager and Analytics team to ensure proper technical set-up for tracking, testing, reporting, and optimization
    • Manage relationships with relevant outside partners
    • Seek new trends and opportunities within the industry within display, mobile, social and video; develop POVs to share with media team

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of related experience required (buying, planning, analyzing digital media/marketing, etc)
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience with social-specific platforms (e.g. Facebook Business Manager, Twitter ads, Snapchat ad platform)
  • Experience with media buying technologies such as social buying platforms, DSPs (DataXu a plus), third party ad servers, and web analytics platforms (Adobe a plus)
  • Experience working across media functions
  • Experience executing programmatic and social buys
  • Agency experience a plus
  • Advance computer knowledge (Microsoft suite: Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Strong analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to communicate with simplicity and influence broadly
  • Able to work independently and have excellent time management skills
  • Problem solver with the ability to develop creative solutions
  • Organized, and detail-oriented with strong attention to follow-through
  • Nimble and flexible to succeed in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple projects

To apply, see https://jobs.sleepnumber.com/job/minneapolis/digital-media-planner/1020/4726538

Science Center of Iowa positions

Communications Coordinator — The SCI Communications Coordinator is responsible for supporting management, execution, implementation and maintenance of the Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater’s marketing, advertising, communications, events and public/media relations efforts. View full job description at www.sciowa.org/employment. Application deadline: Friday, June 9

Membership Manager — The SCI Membership Manager develops the strategies and implements the overall plan for renewal and acquisition, member relations and membership communications. Position is responsible for achieving annual revenue and sales goals. View full job description atwww.sciowa.org/employment. Application deadline: Friday, June 9

Digital media fellowship, Mother Jones (NYC)

Mother Jones is looking for an all-star digital-media fellow to keep us current on social platforms, and enhance our multimedia coverage of breaking news—especially with snappy, smart video. This fellow will work closely with Mother Jones‘ digital news team in our New York City office. You’ll learn about every aspect of modern online publishing, collaborating with seasoned editors and reporters. You’ll also attend regular skill-building sessions covering topics that span the operations of a media organization.

 Desired Skills:

  • Video editing experience, including familiarity with the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, (especially Premiere)
  • Evidence of hands-on production, including writing for video and shooting in the field
  • Stellar writing ability, as demonstrated by published work
  • Comfort with content management systems
  • A zeal for online news and media
  • A working knowledge of HTML and experience with Photoshop
  • Endless enthusiasm for digital storytelling languages like memes, GIFS, and Vines.
  • Deep familiarity with social media
  • Previous reporting experience a strong plus

 Ideal candidates will have experience working in a fast-paced digital newsroom. We’ll want you to bring some skills to the table: Maybe you’ve got experience as a quick-hit blogger, you’ve worked in social media, or you’ve more-than-dipped your toes in video-editing software. This fellow will work in the New York City office.

Please submit:

  • A cover letter and résumé, including the names and numbers of two references
  • Two videos you have worked on, describing what role you played in their production (i.e. editor, shooter, producer etc.)
  • Two writing samples (links to online versions preferred)

 Please send these materials by end of business, Friday, June 2, 2017, to fellowships@motherjones.com.