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Staff Writer Opening at Charleston City Paper

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 11 August 2017 | 12:56 pm — 
POSITION AVAILABLE AT CHARLESTON CITY PAPER
TYPE OF POSITION: PERMANENT FULL-TIME
The Charleston City Paper is looking for a Staff News Reporter. The Staff News Reporter will be responsible for quickly reporting, writing, compiling, aggregating, and/or producing stories about breaking, local, and political news related to Charleston and South Carolina.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reviewing police reports for any incidents that may be newsworthy and writing the weekly crime blotter. Covering municipal government, and attending any city council, board, and commission meetings for the city of Charleston and surrounding areas. Providing updates on any new major construction projects or developments being proposed in the Charleston area. Writing daily blog posts on local news and any state or national developments that may relate to Charleston. Tracking state legislation during the annual legislative session. Reporting on local elections (for both city and state representatives and Charleston County School Board), providing campaign coverage, as well as election results. Responding to and reporting on any breaking news in a timely fashion. Writing a weekly in-depth news feature on a wide range of topics. Writing long-form cover features and providing additional writing for any cover features as necessary
NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Performs other duties and projects as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree in journalism or communications. Two-years professional experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: News judgment. Skilled at finding and talking with official sources and community members. Excellent writing skills. Facility with social media. Quick study of digital tools. Ability to write quickly, accurately, and well. Energy, flexibility and online smarts. Able to monitor a vast amount of information for a wide audience, matched with discerning judgment about what to pursue. Able to execute both quickly and well, with creativity. Ability to learn and use content management systems and other web-based applications. Skilled with Google email, calendars, documents, and Microsoft programs. Ability to troubleshoot minor technology issues for self.
To apply, please send resume and three writing samples to Editor Kinsey Gidick at kinsey@charlestoncitypaper.com. ** Kinsey is a CofC communication graduate**
Respond to this posting via email.

Job Available Working on Capitol Hill

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 7 August 2017 | 4:19 pm — 

College of Charleston alumni and graduating seniors have been asked by a counselor for the U.S. Senate Placement Office to register and upload resumes to work on Capitol Hill here. Read more about this entry-level job below:

STAFF ASSISTANT – Southern Republican Senator seeks an energetic, friendly, and dedicated person to serve as Staff Assistant in the Washington, DC, office. Individual must possess superior organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks in a high-paced environment. Duties include, but are not limited to answering and routing telephone calls, fulfilling various constituent requests, greeting visitors and tallying constituent opinion calls, and coordinating tours. Candidate will be responsible for processing all constituent flag requests. Attention to detail is a must. The ideal candidate will also possess a positive attitude and the ability to take initiative in solving problems. Southern region ties and fluency in Spanish required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number 223851 in the subject line.

 

 

The Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is now hiring a Media Relations Assistant. This is an entry-level position for anyone who is interested in public relations.

See job description below —

I. FUNCTION: This position is responsible for assisting with the daily activities of the Media Department of the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau in order to ensure the success of each department’s respective programs and projects.

II. STATUS: Full-time, regular

III. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Excellent oral communication skills; correct grammar usage and spelling skills
  • Working knowledge of office procedures
  • Excellent eye for detail and organizational ability
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word for Windows, Excel and additional computer software

IV. SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Actively assists the Director of Media Relations as needed, 20%
  • Responsible for department coverage at 423 King Street, 5%
  • Responsible for maintaining the Media Department’s calendar, which includes production schedule for Board of Governors books, Quarterly Reports, press releases (drafts, proofing, distribution), holiday outreach, quarterly list of writers worked with in order to send thank you notes, etc., 5%
  • Responsible for reporting on behalf of the Media Department (MMS, Leads, Quarterly Reports, BOG books), 13%
  • Handles all invoice processing, 2%
  • Tracks all daily news hits and clippings in Vocus and Burrells Luce, which are shared with department as received; posts most prestigious clips to the press gallery on ExploreCharleston.com; selects top clips to be included in the CVB’s e-news, emails partners reputable press coverage; compiles list of quotes and circulation data from notable articles for Travel Council meetings, 13%
  • Responds to and manages all CleanPix photo requests and CleanPix gallery; manages Google Alerts via media@explorecharleston.com, 3%
  • Responsible for entering journalist post-visit insights and clippings into SimpleView and managing media relations SimpleView portal, 4%
  • Responsible for Media Department assets and storage, primarily gifts, bags, boxes, files, archives, BOG books and press kits; also responsible for keeping an updated list of promotional and gift items, 4%
  • Prepares and delivers gift bags to national journalists and editors, 4%
  • Researches annual and month-to-month potential PR opportunities using Vocus’ editorial calendars, 4%
  • Responsible for tracking investor news and drafting the quarterly “What’s New in Charleston” press release, 7%
  • Compiles tailored distribution lists for press releases and announcements, 4%
  • Supports the department in the management of the CVB’s social media efforts, 10%
  • Maintains and updates electronic media kits, tailoring them to the interests of the journalist when possible, 2%

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Essential:

  • Excellent command of the English language, including comprehension, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to operate office equipment and learn software programs such as Word, Excel, PhotoShop.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations accurately.
  • Access to transportation to attend meetings/functions throughout the tri-county region and the state, including overnight lodging, and to pick-up or deliver supplies related to the job before, during and after regular working hours.
  • Ability to grip/grasp various tools and equipment used in the office area.
  • Ability to set up for a meeting, including coffee preparation, carrying coffee pots to meeting room, arranging furniture, placing agendas and other information around table.
  • Good eye sight and hearing, which may be corrected with an aid if necessary.
  • Ability to rotate body while in a sitting or standing position.

Interested in this position? Apply here.

 

 

Apply Now to be a Bud Light Ambassador

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 7 July 2017 | 2:38 pm — 

Neato is seeking Bud Light Ambassadors across the US. As a Brand Ambassador, you’ll be responsible for promoting Bud Light to consumers at popular bars and restaurants in your market.

Candidates must be of legal drinking age and currently enrolled full-time, undergraduate students.

What We Offer:

– Earn up to $150 each week with the opportunity of earning additional performance bonuses
– Exposure to business operations within the Anheuser-Busch Inbev (ABI) organization
– Ongoing coaching from the Neato and local Anheuser-Busch teams including a national in-person training to kickoff the program
– First-hand experience representing a global brand, potentially launching your career with Anheuser-Busch

Key Responsibilities:

– Work an average of 10.5 hours per week, with 7.5 hours spent promoting AB product at popular bars in your market
– Collaborate with Co-Ambassador to ensure program performance
– Build and maintain relationships with local bar staff
– Distribute a set quantity of product each week by holding activations when bars and restaurants have a large attendance of the target audience (predominantly nights and weekends)
– Autonomously develop weekly product distribution plan, acquiring approvals from your local AB team, Neato and bar staff as necessary
– Report on each activation in a timely manner through mobile program reporting applications
– Understand overall program goals, tracking your performance to identify gaps and adjust distribution strategy as needed
– Maintain consistent communication with Neato, local retailers, and the Anheuser-Busch team
$15 per hour

Click Here to Apply

Listing ID

568029289

Trident United Way in Charleston is looking to hire a Marketing Coordinator. See below for job information:

Title: Marketing Coordinator

Reports To (Title): Vice President of Communications and Volunteer Engagement

Job Type: Coordinator

Department: Communications and Volunteer Engagement

FLSA Classification: Salaried

JOB SUMMARY

Serves as the organization’s content management expert for e-mail and web providing support and technical assistance for the implementation of the organization’s marketing and communications efforts.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

E-mail Marketing Coordination

Website Coordination

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure consistent use of approved brand identity guidelines throughout organization and monitor application fidelity.
  • Participates as a member of organizational development teams as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Associate’s degree required with focus on Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing preferred; Bachelor’s degree preferred

Experience

  • 1 year project management experience
  • 1 – 2 years hands-on experience with e-mail content management system.
  • 1 – 2 years hands-on experience with website content management system.
  •  Nonprofit experience preferred.

Skills

  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS required
  • Experience with InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Andar 360, content management systems for websites, project management software and Google Analytics preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent writing, editing, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities.
  • Self-starter with ability to dive-in and find answers to questions that may not yet be documented.
  • Ability to anticipate and recognize hurdles/obstacles to communicate needs and mitigate potential hazards in program development.
  • Ability to discern the purpose of a marketing materials request, consider the audience and guide the messaging.
  • Ability to be flexible.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Read the full description or to apply for the job, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/386795432/

Temp Job: CofC Mktg & Events Coordinator

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 9 June 2017 | 12:19 pm — 

Temporary Marketing and Events Coordinator for the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance at the College of Charleston

Posting Details
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s degree
• Prior administrative office experience
• Must have demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in planning a wide variety of events, including symposia, conferences, dinner meetings, luncheon meetings, etc., and all types of college events
• Minimum 2-3 years of demonstrated and related experience in the area of marketing, including website and social media knowledge as it relates to marketing
• Excellent writing, editing and formatting skills
• Experience working in higher education preferred
• Must be available to coordinate and attend occasional weekend or after-hours functions and events
Additional Comments Regarding Position This position reports directly to the Director of Operations and Outreach in the Office of the Dean, School of Education, Health, and Human Performance. This position has no supervisory responsibilities. Must exercise independent and responsible decision-making along with working collaboratively with colleagues from across the institution.
Special Instructions to Applicants Please send resume to Mrs. Dee Stalvey, Director of Operations and Outreach, School of Education, Health, and Human Performance at stalveyd@cofc.edu.
*The candidate filling this position may be eligible for healthcare benefits.

Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.

All applications must be submitted online https://jobs.cofc.edu.

Hours Per Week 30
Pay Rate $20.00 per hour or approximate depending on experience
Closing Date 06/21/2017
Posting Number T17022
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/6239
Job Duties
  • Develop, design, edit, and oversee the production of print and digital publications for the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance, including selected advertisements, mass and select mailings, recruitment materials, event invitations, public reports, and electronic newsletters. Serves as the School’s liaison with the College of Charleston’s Marketing office. Assists in planning content and revising the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance website and directs all social media platforms for the School. Assists the Director of Operations and Outreach as needed in the area of communications, particularly as it concerns the need for marketing initiatives.
  • Assist, coordinate, and execute a portfolio of events for the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance, including awards programs, multiple VIP functions and receptions, educational symposia, and other meetings on behalf of the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance. These responsibilities include scheduling and coordinating speakers and guests, publicizing events, managing correspondence, composing memoranda and invitations, and coordinating all logistics for each event, including securing event spaces, selecting menus and preparing decorations, and coordinating with Physical Plant and other offices on campus as needed to ensure successful events.
  • Providing administrative support for the Office of the Dean, including but not limited to: clerical processing and database entry related to committee activities and special projects; answering and directing phone calls; organizing and scheduling appointments, as directed; taking detailed minutes/notes as required; composing correspondence, memos, forms, etc.; providing general support to visitors; editing, formatting, and maintaining electronic and paper files, posting and distributing materials; and other administrative duties as required.
  • Assists the Director of Operations and Outreach with the School’s scholarship program, which includes many important responsibilities, including knowledge of the School’s scholarship donor agreements, monitoring compliance with donor agreement guidelines and assisting the Director of Operations, as well as the Development Coordinator, as needed in negotiating changes to guidelines when appropriate as it relates to awarding scholarships; works with the Office of Student Financial Aid and scholarship committees on campus as needed in order to facilitate the coordination of scholarship efforts; and, analyzes, prepares and coordinates the scholarship application applications received with the Office of the Dean staff members and faculty scholarship chairs, and coordinates the award notification to scholarship recipients, and organizes and coordinates the donor thank you process. As another aspect of scholarship responsibilities, this position also receives daily gift reports from Institutional Advancement and works to personalize letters from the Dean to donors.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations and Outreach, including onboarding new office staff with organizational information and assistance as needed
The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

Healthcare Job Opportunity

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 8 June 2017 | 2:05 pm — 

One of the largest Healthcare Technology companies is looking to hire Application Consultants to join their team! Duties include:

  • First pass resolution of telephone inquiries that may be technical or non-technical in nature, regarding company products and general benefits information
  • Respond to phone requests from end-users who are utilizing our online benefits enrollment application as it relates to benefit plan details, functionality, navigation and general use of software applications
  • Provide an accurate timeframe for issue resolution if not able to resolve initially
  • Accurately create and document each customer interaction within our case tracking system (Salesforce)
  • Contribute to a team effort by accomplishing results as needed
  • Demonstrate and provide exemplary customer-service in all interactions
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Completed Bachelors or Associates Degree
  • Customer service/internships/food and beverage experience

To apply, please direct your inquiry to Mandie Soter, Account Recruiting Manager at asoter@aerotek.com.

 

Company: Aid Through Trade

Position: In-House Account Manager: Full-Time

Location: Annapolis, MD

Company Overview:
Aid Through Trade is a fair trade jewelry company based in Annapolis, MD. Our mission is to create sustainable opportunities through the design of handmade jewelry for our 100+ artisans in Nepal. We are the creators of the Original Roll-On® Bracelet and have hundreds of boutiques, shops, and museums that sell our jewelry worldwide. We love that we are a small business where every employee has the opportunity to be involved in many different aspects of the company.

Position Description:
We are seeking an experienced customer support and sales professional to manage our in-house wholesale accounts, provide exceptional customer service and support the daily operations of our U.S. based office and staff. This position is currently open and we are looking to fill it as soon as possible. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Manage current wholesale customer accounts including but not limited to: following up with current customers for reorders, keeping customer information up to date in our CRM database, collecting payment, providing excellent customer service through exceptional product knowledge.
• Manage independent sales reps
• Identify new showrooms and trade shows for our jewelry lines
• Represent Aid Through Trade at annual trade shows (we currently attend trade shows in NYC)
• Manage our annual Open House and Sample Sale in Annapolis
• Compose annual sales reports and present to team
• Responsible for identification of potential new wholesale customers, contacting them, sending sample mailings and following up to obtain orders.
Other Duties:
• General office support in any way needed that helps the office function optimally. This includes but is not limited to packing and unpacking for trade shows, checking in shipments, setting up trade show booths, admin support, answering phones and possibly coordinating trade shows.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs and CRM software
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Keep everyone on the team well informed of all critical developments
• Ability to stay organized and focused in a constantly changing entrepreneurial environment
• Innovative, creative problem solver, motivated and persistent
• Customer focused- able to create and maintain relationships over the phone with customers
• A true team player
Qualifications:
• BA or BS in business, marketing, or similar degree preferred
• 2+ years of sales experience and customer support strongly preferred
• References required
To apply: Please send resume with cover letter to vacancy@aidthroughtrade.com. Please include your name and “In-
House Account Manager” in the subject line. Screening and selection will be ongoing until position is filled.
Aid Through Trade is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Open for CofC Grad

By Candice O'Connor
Posted on 3 May 2017 | 10:29 am — 

Job opening for soon-to-be CofC graduates in the Office of Admissions. Admissions is hiring three full-time Admissions Representatives to help us with recruitment next fall and spring. Communication majors are a great fit for the position.

Responsibilities include representing the College of Charleston both on and off-campus to prospective students, parents, secondary school counselors, and other individuals or organizations involved in the college selection process. Extensive travel planning and implantation of recruitment activities for assigned high schools and territories is required. Some evening and weekend hours required, especially during the travel/yield season. Admissions recruitment, counseling, outreach, and application review are all significant functions of this position.

Click here to apply.

 

Full Time Events & Marketing Manager Position

By Candice O'Connor
Posted on 21 April 2017 | 10:29 am — 

The Riley Institute at Furman University is hiring for a full time position as Events and Marketing Manager. The Riley Institute, affiliated with Furman’s Department of Politics and International Affairs, works with issues of public education and diversity throughout South Carolina and brings speakers and scholars to campus and the state to broaden student and the public’s perspectives on issues critical to the state’s progress. The position will entail managing and aiding in managing the professional production of Riley Institute events.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years relevant experience; preferred fields of study include but are not limited to English, political science, and sociology
  • Strong writer and editor, including for web, press releases, leave behinds, programs, and a variety of collateral materials
  • Experience with social media
  • Experience in event management and logistics
  • Ability to synthesize information around complex topics
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a fast-moving environment
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Experience in Office software, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in Photoshop and InDesign a plus

To apply click here.

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