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Metanoia Marketing & Volunteer Coordinator

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 31 January 2018 | 2:33 pm — 

Metanoia Community Development Corporation is a movement of people rooted in faith. We invest in neighborhood assets to build leaders, establish quality housing and generate economic development. We are pushing forward into new relationships with God and one another to create strong communities.

General competencies required:

  • All staff shall be of good character, open to growth opportunities and capable of maintaining good physical and emotional condition.
  • Computer literacy skills (Microsoft office, adobe suite products, web based tracking systems).
  • Strong social media skills including proficiency on social media platforms, integrated approach to delivery.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to keep organizational information and donor records confidential.
  • Attention to detail and capability of managing multiple tasks with strong organizational skills.
  • Photography, video, and/or graphic skills are preferred.
  • Experience with website development, design, and maintenance an added benefit.
  • A willingness to lead volunteers in project related to Metanoia’s mission (some of which will be physically demanding).

Educational qualifications required:

College degree required.

Duties of the Marketing and Volunteer Coordinator:

The Marketing and Volunteer Specialist can expect to gain experience in areas of marketing, development, and volunteer management. The Specialist will work with the Development and Marketing Director and the Director of Grants and Volunteer Engagement to facilitate the growth of Metanoia. Duties below are a sampling of responsibilities, but may grow or be amended according to the needs of the department and the gifts of the staff member hired.

  • Coordinate the preparation of marketing materials to the Metanoia community, including e*News, social media outreach and more formal marketing materials, including cross-marketing efforts with stakeholders, other departments, and community partners.
  • Assist in coordination efforts around Metanoia’s volunteers, including assisting on site with ‘done in a day’ projects and helping to administer Metanoia’s mentoring program.
  • Assist with various office related tasks involved in Metanoia’s development efforts, including data entry,
    research and other administrative tasks.
  • Assist in the preparation and execution of special events (principally golf tournament and capital
    campaign support).

Performance expectations of a staff member:

1. Be reliable in your attendance. Notify your supervisor in advance if you must be late or absent.
2. Attend periodic training and education events provided by Metanoia (includes the possibility of off site conferences)
3. Be polite, friendly and courteous to others. Respect the privacy of all staff and participants in Metanoia’s work.
4. Abide by and apply the policies of Metanoia at all times.
5. Keep personal office space clean and in good order.
Metanoia hires without regard to race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation or national origin.

Pay and Hours: $17 per hour/30 hours per week which can be arranged flexibly (between hours of 8am and 5pm) in consultation with supervisor.

Reports to: Metanoia Development and Marketing Director (primary).

Interested applicants should send the following to Tabatha Wilbert Metanoia at tabatha@pushingforward.org or phone at 843-529- 3014 by February 6, 2018.

  • Resume
  • A one page essay stating what gifts and capacities the candidate possesses that can contribute to the mission of Metanoia.
 Post from Cougar Job Link
Job ID: 13135
Job Title: Marketing and Communications Spring Interns
Work Schedule: Flexible
Hours per Week: 10-20
Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) is seeking 2-3 spring 2018 marketing and communications interns eager to hone their skills and gain resume-building experience in destination marketing. Interns will also assist with the preparation and execution of the annual spring Festival of Houses and Gardens and Charleston Antiques Show which attract over 15,000 guests and 650 volunteers.

Job Description:

• Assist in writing and editing for multiple media and audiences, and pitch local and national media.
• Assist with 6-week Festival of Houses and Gardens with responsibilities ranging from substituting for docents in the houses to poster distribution and calendar postings.
• Assist with volunteer management including data entry, training, benefits and outreach.
• Assist as needed with editing website and writing blog posts.
• Assist with strategic social media planning and posting.
• Proofreading internal and external communications.
• Photographing Foundation events as necessary.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Desire to work hard and to learn.
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail.
• Strong editing and proofreading skills.
• Proficient in MS Office, specifically Word and Excel, as well as web-based research.
• Flexibility, ability to deal under pressure, quick thinking, and a positive attitude are critical for this function.
• Other desired skills include: exceptional interpersonal skills, solid organizational and time management skills.
• All majors will be considered.

Time Requirements:

• 10-20 hours/week (flexible)
• Must be willing to support HCF programs outside of normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm)

Work Environment:

• Interns will be in the office most days, but must also be willing to visit and travel to other HCF locations, off-site venues and also be comfortable working outdoors.
• Must be willing to work with both the Marketing and Communications and Philanthropy Departments.
• May be required to lift boxes and supplies up to 25lbs.

To apply, visit Cougar Job Link

Overall Job Purpose:

The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for (1) management of all social media accounts for CYDC and affiliates, (2) developing marketing content that helps CYDC increase visibility with social media followers and (3) developing strategies for increasing CYDC’s social media presence and impact with key audiences. Excellent writing and visual communication skills are essential. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs is required. Thorough knowledge of business English with excellent spelling and grammar skills are essential.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Content

Produces high-quality social media posts for all platforms operated by CYDC and its programs (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Ensures all content adheres to organizational standards and rules as well as marketing pillars. Communicates regularly with appropriate teams to ensure social media content reflects important organizational activities. Responds to all questions and comments from social media followers.

  1. Scheduling

Develops and manages a social media content calendar, ensuring all appropriate staff have visibility. Analyzes content reach and engagement to determine best days/times to reach social media followers.

  1. Audience

Researches and identifies new social media followers for CYDC and affiliates. Works with development team to devise and implement strategies for growing audiences across platforms. Works with Development and Communications Coordinator to capture social media followers and actions in donor database.

Qualifications:

Functional Knowledge:

The successful candidate must believe in the core values of CYDC, be driven by the mission and a commitment to quality, performance and outcomes. Additional requirements include:

  • Strong writing and visual communication skills essential
  • Experience managing social media for a business desired
  • Strong relationship builder and communicator with experience engaging community partners
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrates integrity, strives for excellence in work, and collaborates with team to reach new levels of effectiveness and programmatic impact.

Education and Specific Training:

Proficiency managing Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts required.

Experience with online design programmers (Canva) and content managers (Hootsuite) preferred.

 

Supervisor: Development and Communications Coordinator

 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Erin Benson at ebenson@cydc.org by March 1, 2018.

The Coastal Community Foundation is seeking a paid Social Media and Web Content Intern for the Spring semester. Applications are due on February 2. See job description below or visit CougarJobLink for more details —

Job ID: 13327

Job Title: Social Media and Web Content Intern

Organization Name: Coastal Community Foundation

Openings: 1

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday

Hours per week: 10

Wage/Salary: $12-15 per hour depending on level of experience

Period of Employment: Spring

Job Description: The Social Media and Web Content Intern position is a part-time, hourly position and reports directly to the Director of Communications.

The intern is responsible for coordinating and executing the organization’s social media strategy, working across key social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. The candidate will work closely with key members of staff and community partners to help direct narrative about work we do and how it affects coastal South Carolina. This role will be instrumental in increasing our social media presence, gaining visibility of our brand and streamlining website functionality.

The Social Media and Web Content Intern will be expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. The interns earns and hourly wage of $12-15/hour.

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and essay response to the question listed below.

  1. Why do you want to work for Coastal Community Foundation?

Please submit materials to jobs@coastalcommunityfoundation.org in PDF form by Friday, Feb. 2nd for consideration.

 

 

For Credit: PR Internship at Lou Hammond Group

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 19 January 2018 | 4:00 pm — 

About Lou Hammond Group

Founded in 1984, Lou Hammond Group is an award-winning public relations company with 40 employees in New York, Charleston, Miami and Los Angeles with an extensive network of global partners. We expertly serve clients who are leaders in their fields and who share our passion for quality—in spirit, integrity and style.

About the Position

Lou Hammond Group is on the hunt for a bright intern to join our Charleston PR team. Ideal candidates will be working toward majors in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or business.

Duties will include the following:

  • Researching and recommending story ideas
  • Attending internal and client meetings
  • Drafting and editing marketing content
  • Creating targeted pitches
  • Developing media lists
  • Assisting the account team with news bureau (reactive and proactive), editorial calendar deadlines, and other needs

This position is unpaid and open only to students seeking course credit. Interns should be able to commit 12 -20 hours per week, with room for flexibility.

Applications for internships will be accepted immediately.  To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Hannah Nuccio at hannahn@louhammond.com.

Job Description

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country!  Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

WCIV is looking for a part-time Production Assistant for our newscasts and Features programs.

Responsibilities:

Perform any production duties as assigned including:

  • Operate studio camera, audio, graphics generator or teleprompter
  • Create graphics daily using Photoshop and Ross Expression system
  • Edit video for daily newscasts
  • Maintain production studio and control room
  • Perform other tasks related to the position as assigned, which may include website contribution
  • Fill in on an as-needed basis for audio, studio, and graphics creation

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of production standards and equipment
  • Graphics experience helpful.
  • Live audio experience very helpful
  • Full working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite helpful
  • Ability to communicate and perform duties while under pressure
  • Typing and good spelling skills necessary
  • Ability to read and write, college degree preferred
  • Must be able to lift & position 40 pound lighting instruments
  • Must have valid driver’s license with clean record
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills preferred
  • Applicant should be extremely dependable, prompt and have a positive demeanor

General Hours:

  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays
  • Other hours may include early morning or evening hours depending on staffing needs
  • Other hours on occasion for special assignments

 

Apply online here

Institute on Political Journalism

Washington, DC   June 2 – July 27, 2018

www.DCinternships.org/IPJ

Priority Deadline for Scholarships: February 7

Final Deadline: March 13

**Full-Tuition Scholarship Funding Available – See Below for Details**

Apply to the 2018 Institute on Political Journalism and be a journalist or communications professional in the city where front page news is made every day.

There has never been a more important and challenging time to be a news reporter in Washington DC. This summer you can be in the heart of the headline-making capital and show that you have what it takes. Use your skills and passion to get past the noise and report the facts!

Program Components:

  • Journalism or PR Internship: Intern 30-35 hours a week at a media news outlet or a strategic communications firm. You’ll learn firsthand how to:
  • Cover Congress & the federal government
  • Do “man on the street” interviews
  • Use social media to promote a public relations campaign
  • Research background information on an investigative series
  • Gather sound bites from a Congressional hearing
  • Pitch a client’s new book to media outlets around the country
  • Attend a press conference at a federal agency
  • Create content for a radio stations website
  • Interview a member of Congress
  • Shadow a TV producer in the field
  • Pitch ideas for ways to increase your clients’ membership base
  • Write breaking news story about statements made at a White House press conference
  • Economics and Government Coursework: Combine theory and practice and take courses on economics, journalism, and government for 3 to 9 credit hours through George Mason University. Click here to view the course catalog.
  • Exclusive Lectures and Site Briefings: Attend a briefing by a member of Congress on Capitol Hill. Visit the Newseum or take private tour of the National Press Club. Tour the Washington Post Headquarters or take a behind the scenes tour of the press operations in the U.S. Senate.
  • Small Group Networking: Meet with seasoned reporters, TV producers, online editors, principles in major PR firms and learn about various career paths in journalism or strategic communications.
  • Mentor Program: Connect with a practitioner in your field of interest who will serve as a professional mentor during and after the program. He or she will provide tips for living in Washington as well as career advice and networking contacts.
  • Housing: Students will live in furnished apartments on campus at George Washington University in downtown Washington, DC and are matched with other program participants as roommates. The apartments are located steps from the White House, State Department and National Monuments, and provide easy access to the DC metro transportation system.
  • Scholarships: More than 70% of students receive partial scholarship awards based on financial need and merit. Full scholarships are available through the Leadership Scholars Program – click here for details.

 

Application Instructions:

Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 13, but applicants are encouraged to apply for by the February 7 Priority Deadline for Scholarships in order to receive special consideration.

Application requirements include a topical essay, statement of purpose, resume, official transcript, letter of recommendation and $25 application fee. An application checklist is available here: http://www.dcinternships.org/wp-content/uploads/IPJ-App-Instructions.pdf

Please visit www.DCinternships.org/IPJ  for more program details and to begin an application. Questions may be directed to Joe Starrs, Institute on Political Journalism Director, at IPJ@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

 

 

Halloween movie Extras needed

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 10 January 2018 | 4:55 pm — 

 

The crew filming Halloween is coming to Charleston and they are in need of extras.

If you want to be in a film, the agency asks you to submit your name, two photos and all the information in the post below to charlestonmovieextras@gmail.com.

The casting post reads:

Charleston Movie -Still seeking those of various races for filming. Kids, Teens & Adults of all ages. Asian, Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, Hawaiian, Hispanic, Latino, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Native American, African American and more.  If you have already submitted -do NOT resubmit. We have you on file and you are definitely being considered. If you have yet to submit for this film -please do such ASAP as we begin filming later this coming week.  Submissions should include 2 current photos (can be taken with a cell phone -one full length/one closer up). Your Name, Phone, Age, Height/Weight, Clothing Sizes, List/describe any visible tattoos and if you have artist release for such, Vehicle information (color/make/model/year) and City /State you reside.

REMINDER -those submitting should live in the Charleston, SC area or within a very short driving distance.
SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT to us at charlestonmovieextras@gmail.com with heading being your Ethnicity/Gender/Age/City & State you reside.
EXAMPLE -Indian Male, 30’s Charleston, SC

Blue Ion is seeking a PR & Communications Intern

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 10 January 2018 | 1:25 pm — 

Blue Ion is a full-service digital marketing firm that creates everything around brands. They’ve been at it since 2000, and the combined team comes from an array of disciplines, has a variety of skills, and loves the work they do. Blue Ion is looking for a junior or senior who will support the Communications team with a variety of tasks related to public relations, marketing, and content production. If you love to read and write, have a keen eye for newsworthy stories, and are interested in bringing out the best in brands – this internship is for you!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Monitor and report on client news
  • Editorial calendar research
  • Research and build media lists
  • Help shape and execute client PR and content strategy
  • Attend client meetings
  • Help build Blue Ion’s presence across all media platforms

What We’re Looking For

  • Current journalism or communications major with an interest in public relations
  • A strong understanding of what makes compelling news
  • A love of social media and an eye for emerging trends
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and comfortable with a fast-paced (and fun!) environment
  • Ability to work 2-3 days a week, part time (we’re flexible around class schedules – school comes first)
  • A dog lover (we often have furry friends in the office)
  • Bonus points to those with prior internship experience

Perks of the Gig

  • We work in a sweet space with equally sweet clients
  • No two days are the same
  • Cold beer on tap (for those of age)
  • Ability to learn from our amazing creative colleagues – who are programmers, videographers, designers, strategists, the list goes on.
  • Writing clips + added street cred to your resume
  • This is a PAID position

 

To apply, send your resume and writing clips (class work is fine) to ellen@blueion.com and erin@blueion.com.

Center for Women seeks Research Intern

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 9 January 2018 | 12:15 pm — 

The Center for Women is a non-profit organization that serves to educate and advocate so that women
in Charleston are equipped to achieve personal and professional success. We are seeking a Research
Intern to assist our team and support our mission. This person will be responsible for research and
analysis that guides our programming and keeps our audience informed about the progress and
challenges faced by women in our community.

The Research Intern’s primary responsibility will be to compile a scorecard that measures various
indicators of gender inequality in South Carolina, which will function as an update to the Status of
Women Report we released in 2015. The original report can be viewed on our website:
c4women.org/statusreport2015.

Duties:

– Research the status of women’s leadership, health, and economic security in South Carolina
– Work with communications staff to compile most recent data into a scorecard for publication
– Communicate findings through articles for the Center for Women website and newsletter
– Assist with data entry and analysis from program and membership surveys
– Contribute to ongoing development of program evaluation mechanisms

Qualifications:

– Excellent written communication skills
– Ability to synthesize information and tell a meaningful story with data
– Academic research experience
– Attention to detail
– Demonstrable interest in women’s empowerment

Learning Objectives:

– Understanding of research methods and sources for national, statewide, and local data
– Effective strategies for communicating issue-based data to a broad audience
– Introduction to nonprofit workflow and management

Interns should be able to commit 12-15 hours per week, with room for flexibility. This internship is unpaid but provides the opportunity to attend all Center for Women events, including networking opportunities with some of the top professionals in Charleston.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to leila.shebaro@c4women.org.

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