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With Who:  The Local Palate Magazine

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Summary:  The Local Palate magazine is seeking an enthusiastic Intern who is interested in learning more about the Publishing industry with focuses on advertising, marketing and events. Candidates to be considered must be well-organized, adaptable and motivated. Individual must have the ability to prioritize immediate tasks, be an adept multi-tasker with communication skills, and deadline-driven. Being familiar with the Southern food culture is a plus.

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage an “Events Around the South” calendar
    • Research each event, create comprehensive overview and contact list
  • Assist Event Manager during local TLP events as needed
  • Seek out new, relevant “Influencers” for potential partnerships
  • Organize Pinterest efforts and posts to increase engagement
  • Help Sales Executives find new leads and prospects
  • Provide support to Sales Executive, such as enhancing special projects, systematizing their client list, mailing editorial coverage to clients, recognizing an opportunity to send a complimentary note card to clients, etc.
  • Systematize Advertising Contracts
    • Confirm all advertising opportunities are listed on appropriate calendars and spreadsheets
    • Develop campaign overview with deadlines and asset requirements for each client after Contract is submitted
  • Generate performance reports for various campaigns, including but not limited to organizing performance metrics, taking screenshots, etc.
  • Support subscription fulfillment and retention

Requirements: 

  • Great drive and enthusiasm
  • Independently motivated, but with a collaborative spirit
  • Consistently meets or exceeds goals
  • Detail-oriented and deadline savvy
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Superior writing skills
  • Flexible, with excellent time-management skills

Apply (or request more information):  Submit your resume and a letter of interest today! Please email to:

Amanda Fitzgerald
Director of Sales and Marketing
amanda@thelocalpalate.com
843-693-2750

With Who:  Marine Technology Society

Location:  Washington, DC metro area

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  The Marine Technology Society (MTS) serves nearly 2,000 marine technologists from industry, government, and academia from 39 countries. As the Manager of Marketing & Communications, you will be part of a dynamic society advancing marine technology development and research. MTS offers members networking opportunities through meetings and conferences, opportunities to publish research in the peer-reviewed MTS Journal, and volunteer leadership experiences.

MTS Workplace Values:  MTS believes in providing high quality member service by listening to our member needs, effectively responding to member requests in a timely fashion, and striving to improve member benefits. MTS believes in excellence, honesty, integrity, and accountability and anticipates all employees will share those beliefs. MTS believes in teamwork, collaboration, open communication and respect for all collaborators.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The Manager of Marketing & Communications will play a pivotal role communicating all MTS activities. In collaboration with the Executive Director and the MTS Vice President of Communications, the Manager of Marketing & Communications will develop materials to deliver MTS’ messages to a wide range of audiences, including, but not limited to society membership, the public, and the media, implement and evaluate initiatives to improve communications to and between members, and effectively communicate strategies for reaching and potentially recruiting new members. This includes the following essential functions:

  • Lead the development of content for both print and Web, including brochures, newsletters, & social media.
  • Compile, edit, and curate content for the MTS website and Section/Committee websites.
  • Edit all society communications prior to distribution.
  • Lead implementation of all social media posts.
  • Prepare and distribute press releases.
  • Serve as contact for media inquiries.
  • Facilitate communications strategy (cross-media) and campaigns.
  • Work with Membership staff on communicating member needs, services, and pertinent information for website, newsletters, and other communication vehicles.
  • Monitor and reports on key metrics related to communications.
  • Work with Membership staff to develop marketing and promotional materials, including applications, welcome kits, and other collateral.
  • Support high-quality graphic design of promotional materials, advertising, and media materials.
  • Support MTS Staff with MTS meetings.
  • Organize and lead online webinars.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  

  • Full-time position.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 5 years of professional experience and at least 3 years of experience performing equivalent work (preferred).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication (proofreading, copy editing, development and maintaining media contacts), with preference for technical communication skills.
  • Experience developing and implementing communication strategy.
  • Basic graphic design.
  • Experience working with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software (MemberSuite preferred).
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and an openness to learning and working with new technology.
  • Proficiency with ConstantContact, HootSuite, and other communications platforms (preferred).
  • Experience developing and curating Web content.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a small team environment and with contractors.
  • Superior management and analytical skills.
  • Ability to strategically solve problems and make effective decisions.
  • Ability to travel, domestic & international (up to 10%).
  • Experience with non-profit professional societies is preferred.

Writing Sample:  A writing sample is required with application to the position. The writing sample should reflect recent work and/or relevant content. For example: Op-ed, news article, blog post, or similar content preferred.

Salary and Benefits:   Commensurate with experience, range: $75,000-$80,000. MTS offers a competitive benefits package and partial telecommute.

ADA Specifications:  Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out complex, multi-step instructions and make appropriate independent decisions as necessary.  Regularly required to sit, frequently required to reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear.  Must be able to lift objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds.  Work mostly in a typical office setting with quiet to moderate noise level.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.  In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Notes:  Telecommuting is allowed.

Additional Salary Information:  Competitive benefits offered including retirement matching, health, vision, and dental insurance, paid time off, and 2 days per week telecommute

Apply (or see more job posting information):  Submit your application today via the CofC Alumni Career Center!

With Who:  Association of Progressive Rental Organizations

Location:  Cedar Park, TX

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary: 

Join a dynamic team at a national trade association based in the Austin metropolitan area. Job seekers wanting a fast-paced, creative, and highly accountable environment are invited to apply.

The Content and Communications Manager provides the guidance and skill necessary to develop and implement an innovative, integrated communications strategy that supports APRO’s mission.

The role reports to the Executive Director and will work collaboratively to execute effective and brand-affirming communications in the following areas: content development, internal/external communications, website management, print and digital publication management, video media management, and marketing.

  • Participate in the planning and execution of comprehensive, online and offline communications and marketing campaigns for the annual association convention and trade show, annual legislative conference and strategic plan outlined by the executive director and board of directors.
  • Develop and edit visual and written content for communications projects including, but not limited to: annual association convention and trade show, annual legislative conference, website, bi-weekly e-newsletter, association member e-newsletter alerts, quarterly print and digital magazine, social media, news stories, digital and print collateral items, video and anything else that supports the association’s value to its members.
  • Must have excellent writing skills.
  • Oversee and execute print and digital communications efforts that support member engagement for projects mentioned above including updating and maintaining the website.
  • Seek out new and more effective ways to deliver messaging.
  • Vet, oversee, and coordinate marketing and communications strategy to outsourced vendors including, but not limited to: interns, contract writers, graphic designers, photographers, videographers, A/V, etc.
  • Travel to and act as reporter and photographer to association-related meetings around the country.
  • Develop and maintain content calendars for the association’s channels of communications
  • Manage and maintain photo archives and on association’s flickr page.
  • Track, measure and report key performance indicators to determine communications effectiveness.
  • Monitor press mentions or alerts.
  • Manage association phone system, adding extension, recordings, and scheduling meeting settings.
  • Act as support to association staff, communicating and collaborating regularly with other departments.
  • Represent APRO at industry events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • National travel up to 20%

For consideration, submit resume and  2-3 samples of your own writing (blog posts, marketing collateral, business letters, articles, etc). Background and reference check required.

Role is carried out mostly in Cedar Park main office. Telecommuting days can be arranged 1-3 days a week once the initial 120 day period of probationary and orientation period has passed.

Strong writing, technology, and project management skills required.

Experience in nonprofits or associations preferred. Graphic design and social media skills a plus. Degree in related field preferred.

Notes:  Telecommuting is allowed.

Salary:  $50,000-$65,000

Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package with vision, dental, and health insurance. Retirement plan. Work from home flexibility 1-3 days per week after successful 120-day orientation and probationary period.

Apply (or see more job posting information):  Submit your application today via the CofC Alumni Career Center!

With Who:  The ANA Educational Foundation

Location:  Dependent on placement. (see program overview below for more details)

Dates:  Summer 2020

Program Overview:  MADE is an internship program for undergraduate students interested in the marketing and advertising industry. Founded by the ANA Educational Foundation, MADE places you at one of over 50 marketing/advertising/media companies including L’Oreal, IBM, McCann, BBDO, Viacom and Ogilvy. Positioned as the “common app” for advertising/marketing internships, this paid program is designed to provide the skills, mentors, and training that will help you thrive in the industry. Ad Age profiled the MADE program which launched in 2018.

Core Attributes: 

  • Relentless Explorers & Learners – We are looking for students who are relentless in their pursuit to acquire knowledge and learn more about a wide variety of topics. You might love Shakespeare as much as you love an Instagram post that went viral.
  • Creative Storytellers – We want people who can write and speak in a way that captures the imagination of those around you. While the story itself might be fantastic, knowing how to communicate it is just as important.
  • Data Wonks – If you dream in decimals and thoroughly enjoy long division, you may possess one of the most coveted skills in marketing: data intelligence. Don’t fret if you’re not a math whiz, though. We simply want you to be comfortable using numbers to guide your decision making.
  • Critical Thinking Problem Solvers – Every day, there is a new business problem and there’s no textbook with solutions to these problems. We need critical thinkers who can find ways to address problems that the industry has never faced.
  • ActionOrientated Collaborators– We want those who lean toward action and can follow an instinct, but who also bring people along toward that vision. Working together is just as important as knowing how to lead.
  • An Entrepreneurial Mindset – Do you have new ideas? We want that entrepreneurial spirit in the industry. Because of digital disruption, there are no set rules anymore.
  • Cultural Anthropologists – You love culture whether that be film, art, music, or just people. You observe culture as much as you want to create culture. You have a diverse point of view because you come from a diverse point of view that enhances the thinking of others around you.

Who Can Apply:  Only current undergraduate juniors and seniors.

The Application Process: 

  • Step 1: Submit the Basics – Complete the application form and submit a resume that includes your school, GPA, and other basic information.
  • Step 2: Academic Recommendation – You’ll be asked to submit a professor recommendation. This is so we get a sense of your intellectual curiosity.
  • Step 3: Recorded Digital Interview – You’ll be asked to respond to several interview questions. Answers will be recorded as part of your application. It’s our chance to see your passion, your emotion, and your interest in the industry.
  • Step 4: Final Interview – If you’ve been selected as a program finalist, a member of our team will interview you live via our video interview platform.

Placement Rates:  This is a highly-competitive internship. We expect over 1,000 applications with only 50 slots to place candidates. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply, the better your chances.

Preparation for the Summer: 

For those who do get offers, we plan to provide you with the following:

  • Spring Semester Training – We’ll prepare you with training during the spring semester. We’ll connect you with industry leaders who will make sure you are briefed on the industry. We will also will make sure you get the career advice you need to make the most of your summer.
  • Mentorship – You will be assigned a mentor who can serve as a resource for you over the course of the summer and beyond. We want them to be a sounding board for your personal and professional growth.

Timeline:  Submit the full application by Friday, January 10th. It’s a long process and final placements can happen anywhere between November – April. MADE interns will start their summer internship in June.

Frequently Asked Questions:  Please visit our frequently asked questions page for more info!

Apply (or request more information):  Submit your application today!  MADE Internship Application

With Who:  Society of American Foresters

Location:  Bethesda, MD

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  The Communications and Marketing Manager is accountable for developing and executing on a comprehensive strategic communications and marketing plan that advances SAF’s mission, through increased awareness and engagement in its membership, programs, services, and events. The Manager conveys the society’s value proposition to foresters, educators, policy makers, equipment/service providers, and the general public. S/he develops messaging and content for the society’s varied and integrated communications channels including print, web, email, social media, public and media relations.

The position reports to the Director of Membership and works collaboratively across multiple business units. The Manager frequently interacts with members, volunteer leaders, educators, sponsors/exhibitors, and the media.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and creative communications professional with the ability to craft content that informs, educates, inspires, and/or persuades. This individual uses active listening skills to identify and respond to stakeholder needs and perspectives and will have a track record of successfully developing and executing marketing campaigns for services or other intangibles that produced quantifiable results. The Communications and Marketing Manager is a champion of all things SAF and must be able to target communications to different audiences.

Qualifications and Requirements:  

  • 5 years of related work experience, preferably in a nonprofit individual or corporate member association
  • At least 3 years of experience developing and executing marketing plans; communications campaign management; and, website content management.
  • Demonstrated persuasive verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience using a content management system
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with iMIS RISE platform
  • Adobe Creative Cloud, HooteSuite, and RealMagnet
  • Excellent customer service ethic; experience in cultivating internal and external collaborative relationships
  • Ability to communicate complex issues in an easily understood and impactful way
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel (up to 10%) to events and conferences
  • Knowledge and passion for forests and natural resources is a plus

Notes:  Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short and long-term disability, and 401(K). Telecommuting, up to 2 days/wk., is allowed following 90 days of employment.

Application Information:  To be considered, send a resume and cover letter with qualifications and salary requirement to cspencer@safnet.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Apply (or see more job posting information):  Submit your application today via the CofC Alumni Career Center!

Quinlan: Seeking Research Intern (Spring 2020)

By Megan Gould
Posted on 2 December 2019 | 2:53 pm — 

With Who:  Quinlan

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Description:  This is a paid internship. Quinlan (quinlan.io) is a corporate investigations and intelligence consultancy with offices in Washington, DC; Charleston, SC; Birmingham, AL; and elsewhere that serves financial institutions, law firms and corporations globally. We are seeking an intern to assist with public record and open source research, data mining and analysis. Experience and/or aptitude in advanced open source (internet, social media, etc.) and database research is required. Experience in public records research, securities filings, financial analysis or other related areas is a big plus. Pay is commensurate with experience, qualifications, and performance. There is ample opportunity for advancement for high-performers. The internship will start on or around January 1, 2020, and end on or around May 31, 2020, with an option to extend. Expected hours per week would range from 10-15, although more work is available for those who have the availability. Interns can expect to receive training in investigative journalism and open source research techniques, as well as financial and legal research and analysis.

Application Deadline:  Applications close on December 31st, 2019 at 10:00 pm

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your application via Handshake today! (If you don’t have a Handshake account, select to create an account on the internship preview webpage. Questions? Contact us at commdept@cofc.edu

With Who:  North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors

Location:  Northbrook, IL

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary: 

North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR) seeks a detail-oriented self-starter to serve as our Digital Marketing Coordinator.

This individual will help advance a robust digital marketing/social media strategy that seeks to amplify our multi-media communications and assist in driving greater NSBAR Member engagement.  The Digital Marketing Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Marketing & Communications and assists the NSBAR team in daily marketing activities.

Duties include planning and executing a social media editorial calendar, producing and editing short-form video content and graphics, shooting & editing photos, monitoring social media platforms for trends and opportunities, managing NSBAR’s e-newsletter platform and blog, coordinating digital messaging with internal and external stakeholders, and providing regular analysis of back-end analytic data.

The successful candidate is proactive, thinks outside the box, and thrives in a fast-paced environment.  Importantly, we are seeking someone with a passion for visual “storytelling.”

Essential Duties:  

  • Assisting the Director of Marketing & Communications — and supporting the NSBAR team with ongoing multi-media marketing activities.
  • Coordinating the production of NSBAR’s wide ranging digital communication platforms; e-Newsletters, blog, social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) and website (nsbar.org)
  • Capturing, creating, editing authentic and engaging digital visual content in the form of photos & short-form videos.
  • With the Director of Marketing & Communications — acting as a brand guardian in terms of “look and feel” of online communications, as well as the “tone of voice” of copy.
  • Preparing Digital/Social Media campaigns to best disseminate important messages about NSBAR services, programs & special events to our Membership – ensuring that information is conveyed to our Members both effectively, and on a timely basis.
  • A/B Testing on various e-Mail campaigns to establish the most effective approaches in order to guide improvements.
  • Providing support for marketing events and exhibitions as required.

This job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the dynamic business needs of the organization.

Requirements:  

  • A degree in fields such as communication, marketing, journalism, videography (not essential, but an advantage.)
  • 2+ years’ experience working in social media with a strong understanding of various platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.
  • Skilled photography, videography and editing experience required. (Someone with a passion for visual “storytelling.”)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (365) and the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop and Adobe Premiere.)
  • Proficiency with Social Media Management Platforms such as Hootsuite.
  • Strong copywriting skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas.
  • Excellent project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Salary:  $47,500

Application Information:  To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and two digital work samples to jobs@nsbar.org. Applicants will NOT be considered without submitting above materials. No phone inquiries or drop-ins, please.

Apply (or see more job posting information):  Submit your application today via the CofC Alumni Career Center!

With Who:  Ibu Foundation

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Winter 2019 (ASAP)

Hours:  Part-time

Supervisor:  Hannah Blatt, Executive Director

Position Description:  Ibu Foundation is seeking a student interested in a website design/update project for their website, weareibu.org – a SquareSpace site. Ibu Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that helps elevate women out of poverty and into economic self-sufficiency by supporting female artisan cooperatives in places like Cambodia, Mexico and Afghanistan.

Intern Duties and Responsibilities:  The student would first meet with the Executive Director of Ibu Foundation to discuss vision for the website and best steps for moving forward.

  • Familiarity with SquareSpace
  • Graphic design experience
  • Website updates and front end development
  • Manipulating and optimizing photos, graphics and other images for web

Apply (or request more information):  If a student is interested, please send your resume and contact Abbie Kline, klineaa@g.cofc.edu, (803) 446-2929 or Hannah Blatt, hannah@weareibu.org, (615) 260-0576.

With Who:  Charleston City Paper

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Description:  Charleston City Paper is accepting applications for spring 2020 internships. These are great opportunities for anyone looking for experience in a fast-paced media environment. Past interns have included students majoring in political science, English, history, business, and more.

Editorial Intern:
    • Editorial interns will assist staff with short-form stories for print and online, special issues, fact-checking, and other tasks.
    • Writing experience is required. Non-academic writing experience is a plus. Applicants should be dependable, detail-oriented, and curious.
    • Applicants should email a resume and three writing samples to editor@charlestoncitypaper.com.

Music Intern:

    • Music interns will assist the music editor with editing the city’s most comprehensive live music calendar, conducting interviews with local musicians, and writing to highlight the diverse and growing pool of talented people in the local music scene.
    • Writing experience and an interest in local music and culture is required. Non-academic writing experience is a plus. Applicants should be dependable, detail-oriented, and curious.
    • Applicants should email a resume and three writing samples to heath@charlestoncitypaper.com.

Note:  Charleston City Paper , founded in 1997, is South Carolina’s only independent alt-weekly newspaper. We work to dig deep into local topics across news, cuisine, arts, music, and more. The City Paper strives for its team to be representative of the ideas, backgrounds, and experiences of the community where we live. Please apply even if you think your experience is not directly applicable.

Apply (or request more information):  See the information above regarding who to email for each internship opportunity.

Spoleto Festival USA: Seeking Special Events Manager

By Megan Gould
Posted on 26 November 2019 | 8:38 am — 

With Who:  Spoleto Festival USA

Location:  Charleston, SC

Type of Employment:  Full-time

Position Summary:  As an integral part of Spoleto Festival USA’s advancement program, the Special Events Manager works to foster lasting relationships between the Festival and its patrons, promoting positive attitudes toward giving among current and prospective donors, and Spoleto SCENE (young people’s group).

Duties & Responsibilities:  Lead efforts to plan and implement annual fundraising events that include the live and on-line auction in February, the Mary Ramsay Civic Award Luncheon in April, and the Opening-Weekend Fête, along with donor recognition events for Spoleto Society, Board of Directors, special program-related events, and SCENE events throughout the year. This position reports to the Director of Development.

Essential Responsibilities for Events:  

  • Direct and manage all aspects of planning and staging fundraising events, including vendor contracting, cultivation of event themes and coordinating with each committee to execute day of event logistics.
  • Conduct solicitation of live and on-line auction items.
  • Create and oversee the Spoleto auction website through WIX and work directly with Bidding for Good for online access to auction.
  • Analyze each event and prepare reports through Tessitura database.
  • Secure sponsorships and in-kind contributions for fundraising events.
  • Work with committee members and board members in soliciting hosts for cultivation events.
  • Oversee SCENE events in coordination with Steering Committee and Individual Giving and Stewardship Manager.
  • Manage all event budgets and work closely with Finance Department.
  • Hire and manage a seasonal Special Events Assistant as well as two seasonal apprentices.

Qualifications and Required Skills:  

  • Three or more years of successful experience in event management with fiscal goals.
  • Experience in non-profit sector is a plus.
  • Demonstrated strong oral skills, commitment to quality, timeliness, efficiency, and organization with attention to detail is essential.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with different constituent groups.
  • Prefer creative energy and ambition that can lead and inspire Special Events team.
  • Exhibit outstanding communication and negotiation abilities with a high level of professionalism.
  • Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as Microsoft Publisher is an advantage.
  • Candidate must be able to handle information of a sensitive matter, such as confidential donor information and records.

Compensation:  Competitive salary plus benefits including vacation and medical leave, participation in group health insurance, dental, vision, 401k, and life insurance plans.

Application Note:  Please submit a resume and cover letter to developmentjobs@spoletousa.org. No phone calls, please.

Apply (or see more job posting information):  Submit your application via Handshake today! (If you don’t have a Handshake account, select to create an account on the internship preview webpage. Questions? Contact us at commdept@cofc.edu

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