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Geoff Yost, 2012 CofC communication and political science alumnus is looking for a student(s) to work as a production assistant this Friday for the event livestream production for Spoleto Festival Opening Ceremony. This is a good opportunity for a student with experience/interest in media. Did we mention it’s a paid gig? $15 an hour and the commitment time is from 9am to 2pm and then 5pm to 10pm. Interested? Email Geoff directly at geoff@yoststrategy.com.

This is an opportunity for any graduating comms students– 

CITY OF CHARLESTON SEEKS COMMUNICATIONS FOCUSED AMERICORPS VISTA MEMBER

POSITION OPENING: AmeriCorps VISTA member: “Communicating Resilience and Sustainability”

AmeriCorps is hiring a communications focused VISTA member to join the City of Charleston’s Mayor’s Office of Resilience in Charleston, SC to create an effective system of communication and outreach.

Project Goal and Member Duties:

The VISTA member will work to build capacity to enhance community outreach, particularly to vulnerable populations, about the City of Charleston’s sustainability and resilience goals.  The VISTA will develop a Public Engagement Plan and associated Educational Campaigns and tools to increase the communities’ collective understanding of climate protection and vulnerabilities, sustainable living practices, and what each person can do to make a difference to protect and improve their health and quality of life.

1) Develop a Public Engagement Plan

Develop a comprehensive, multi-faceted Public Engagement Plan concerning climate protection and vulnerabilities, sustainability, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.  This plan should target vulnerable populations, businesses, faith communities, schools, and the general public.

2) Develop Community Education Campaigns and Engagement Toolbox

Develop action items (i.e. education programs, tools, resources) identified in the Public Engagement Plan to increase awareness, understanding, and support for more environmentally-driven practices.

Term of Service:

The VISTA member’s term of service will be full time for one year, from June 10, 2019 –  June 9, 2020.  M-F, 9-5pm.

About AmeriCorps VISTA Program:

AmeriCorps VISTA members build capacity in nonprofit organizations and public agencies to help them more effectively generate the commitment of private sector resources, encourage volunteer service at the local level, and empower individuals and communities. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full time for one-year terms.

The AmeriCorps VISTA program offers a host of benefits to VISTA members, more information on the benefits and eligibility for them can be found online at AmeriCorps.gov/VISTA.  Some of the benefits include, as eligible: Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Training, Healthcare Benefit, Childcare assistance, and more.

Qualifications:

The successful applicant for the position will meet the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or a related field
  • Highly motivated and creative
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to collaborate with others and work independently
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with common online social media platforms
  • A general knowledge and interest of sustainable and resilient practices is strongly preferred
  • Access to a vehicle is strongly recommended

To apply: Email your resume to Katie at mckaink@charleston-sc.gov with “VISTA” in the subject line by 11pm on May 2, 2019. 

 

Lowcountry Auto Works is looking to hire individuals who have limited to great experience in detailing automobiles (new/used). We will be hiring potential candidates who are willing and available to work part/full time in an outdoor-yet-covered environment to detail and wash numerous units. These positions are located at various dealerships in the West Ashley area of Charleston.

Interested in this position? Email Alicia@LowCountryAutoWorks.com.

Charleston Weddings Editorial Assistant

By Nicole Russo
Posted on 31 January 2019 | 9:21 am — 

We at Charleston Weddings are looking for an enthusiastic, inspired, spunky, go-getter of an editorial assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a true passion for journalism and the wedding industry. Applicants should have college degrees in journalism (or in a related field) and a minimum of one year of professional experience doing similar work at a major consumer magazine, website/blog, or newspaper.

The editorial assistant is responsible for assisting in the creation and execution of print and digital content for Charleston Weddings’ magazine and site, and including, but not limited to, its Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts, as well as its daily blog, The Wedding Row. Main responsibilities include tracking couples and submissions, researching and fact-checking material, sourcing content, and handling general administrative work for Charleston Weddings, plus its ancillary outlets, Asheville Wedding GuideHigh Country Wedding Guide, and The Wedding Row blog. Writing and editing opportunities will be added accordingly. The editorial assistant takes part in out-of-office wedding industry events (bolstering the brands’ public relations efforts), and assists the editorial team on photo shoots.

We are on the hunt for someone who has strong organizational skills and is experienced in proofing and copyediting (in adherence to both AP and Chicago styles); is whip-smart solid in feature-writing, grammar, and punctuation; communicates well in and out of an office setting; and can multitask and manage projects (and interns) with aplomb. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, as well as a sense of humor, are preferred. Add a killer eye for great shots, impeccable (or, heck, budding) instinct for great stories, and willingness to check any ego at the door, and it’s a match. Yep, all this is a lot to ask, but Charleston’s got a lot to give!

Please send resume (including social media handles); a cover letter (mention your top five favorite feeds, sites, and newsletters, too); three writing samples; three mock Instagram posts (that could work in our feed) to mbigner@charlestonmag.com.

Job Type: Part-time

Experience:

  • supervisory: 1 year (Preferred)

Benefits offered:

  • Flexible schedules
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance

Hours per week:

  • 20-29

Typical start time:

  • 9AM

To view job posting, visit: https://www.indeed.com/m/viewjob?jk=9f7db44e2fbbff28&dupclk=0 and https://www.instagram.com/p/BtRYY6onUz4/

Communications and Admin. Associate for TCCC

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 7 December 2018 | 1:26 pm — 

 Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) welcomes applications for the position of Communications and Administration Associate, available immediately. This position is part-time, working 10-20 hours per week, and reports directly to the Director of Communications and Operations. The work schedule will be based on the needs of the Director and TCCC staff. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Communications: Draft content for website, social media, newsletters, reports and press releases. 
  • Fundraising: Confidentially maintain database of partners and donors, and draft grant applications and donor letters. 
  • Meeting Coordination: Schedule meetings, prepare agendas and materials, track attendance and draft minutes for various meetings. 
  • Event Planning: Draft and send invitations, track RSVPs, prepare nametags and order supplies. 

Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice. 

Qualifications include: 

  • Associate degree or higher, or equivalent previous work experience. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Demonstrable attention to detail, integrity, organization and administration skills in prior work. 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced office environment. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required; proficiency in WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite preferred. 

Compensation commensurate with experience. 

Contact: Send resume and three writing samples to Ashley Heffernan, Director of Communications and Operations, at Ashley@TriCountyCradleToCareer.org. 

About Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative 

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) is a community-wide movement in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, South Carolina, focused on improving the quality of life of its citizens and its workforce through education. Using data and focused community collaboration across a continuum from “cradle-to-career,” TCCC serves as a catalyst for widespread, systemic change, with the ultimate goal of increased success and economic prosperity for all. 

 

Contact: Send resume and three writing samples to Ashley Heffernan, Director of Communications and Operations, at Ashley@TriCountyCradleToCareer.org.

Skirt Magazine Contributors

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 29 November 2018 | 8:56 am — 

 

Skirt is seeking local Charleston-area freelance writers, photographers, contributors, and artists to contribute to their monthly print magazine and website. to contribute to our monthly print magazine.

2018 Guidelines for Writers/Artists

WRITERS

 We are looking for experienced writers who can accept assignments for short features and profiles, as well as writers who can pitch story ideas about topics related to women and women’s interests. If you are interested, please email your pitch, a resume, links to published works to submissions@skirt.com.

Skirt also accepts pitches for personal essays. Preference is given to Charleston-area writers. Please send your pitch and a short bio to submissions@skirt.com. If selected, completed essays should be 500-750 words.

ARTISTS

Skirt features a color illustration on the cover each month. If you would like your work to be considered, please contact us at submissions@skirt.com. If your work is selected, we  require a high resolution 7 x 10 inch image (300dpi) for publication along with a short bio.

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Skirt is seeking local Charleston freelance photographers to shoot portraits, fashion shoots, product shots and events. If you would like to be considered for freelance photography assignments, please send a link to you portfolio to submissions@skirt.com.

CONTRIBUTORS

Skirt selects Charleston-area writers to contribute monthly posts to our website. These writers are considered brand ambassadors, who write for skirt.com and share content on social media channels. If you are interested in being a contributing writer on skirt.com, please email submissions@skirt.com with a link to your blog. Website contributors  are not paid.

Event Sales Assistant – Magnolia Plantation Weddings

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 28 November 2018 | 11:42 am — 

Position: The Event Sales Assistant will work directly with the Event Sales & Marketing Manager at Magnolia Plantation, assisting with upcoming events, sales and marketing projects, and day-to-day office duties.

Responsibilities

Sales

  • Correspondence with new inquiries and booked couples via phone and email
  • Lead follow up through email and phone
  • Providing wedding tours of the property to potential brides and families
  • Sending and inputting new contracts into our system 

Public Relations/Marketing

  • Cultivating relationships with wedding vendors in the Charleston area
  • Developing content for social media
  • Social media management
    • Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest
  • Drafting copy for the website and email marketing
  • Blogs (primarily content research & planning)
  • Brainstorming marketing campaigns
  • Assisting on wedding days to get the property ready – parking, signs, maps

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Bachelor’s Degree in events, sales, marketing, communications or public relations
  • 1 Year of experience in the event industry, hospitality, sales and marketing, or public relations

Additional Requirements

  • Must have a flexible schedule and availability to work on weekends

Benefits

  • Hourly position, $12-14/hour dependent on experience
  • Major Medical, Dental and Optional Life insurance after 90 days of employment.
  • IRA is available after one year as a Full Time employee. Magnolia Plantation will match up to 3%.
  • New hires will be eligible for one week (40 hours) of vacation after six months of employment and will accumulate over the remainder of the calendar year for up to two weeks (80 hours).

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to weddings@magnoliaplantaiton.com.

Nailshop Front Desk Associate

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 14 November 2018 | 9:26 am — 

FRONT DESK ASSOCIATE  / JOB DESCRIPTION

Charleston, SC

Full-time and Part-time Positions Available (pending experience)

JOIN NAILSHOP.  A NEW INNOVATIVE BRAND DELIVERING THE HIGHEST QUALITY NAIL SERVICES, IN A BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED AND ELEVATED, YET COMFORTABLE SETTING, WITH A CLEAN CONSCIENCE AROUND HEALTH FOR CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES.

Come work with our incredible team of talented technicians in a high volume, high-end salon environment.

We offer only natural nails (no gel or acrylics) and are looking for the best nail technicians to help us deliver the benefits of quality service and fume-free environments to downtown Charleston.

Our team culture is a critical piece of our brand, therefore we actively foster a friendly work environment among our staff and plan to invest in our employees and their needs. Reach out now if you are looking for a change and want to join our team!

Work Perks:

  • Opportunity for growth (more locations within the southeast)
  • Brand launch experience
  • Discounts on retail products
  • Bonus opportunity
  • Optional health benefits after a year of service
  • Healthy environment and products

Position Duties:

  • Front facing client interface for appointments, scheduling and customer service
  • Ensure client satisfaction at every interaction
  • Educate and encourage sales of retail products
  • Tidying and cleaning of service areas
  • Prep service caddies, event room, errands
  • Support manager in duties as required

Why NAILSHOP:

  • Downtown off Mt P connector – easy access in and out of town
  • Parking available
  • Non-toxic and fume-free
  • Flexible schedule for better work/life balance
  • Repeat clientele
  • Positive work environment
  • Kind co-workers
  • Continuing education as styles change and evolve

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a citizen or authorized to work in the US
  • Passion and interest for clean beauty
  • Must be comfortable carrying up to 25lbs
  • Retail sales experience a plus
  • Compensation based on experience

 

To apply, email  allison@nailshopofficial.com or call/text Allison at: 843-367-0437.

 

Paid Freelance Writer-The Daniel Island News

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 12 October 2018 | 12:04 pm — 

The Daniel Island News is looking for freelance writers. Specifically, the paper is looking for help in covering local events on Daniel Island (and the greater Cainhoy Peninsula), as well as other stories/topics. There is a freelance pay rate, based on word count. This position would give students great experience in terms of getting some published work out there for his/or/her resume.

To apply, email your resume to Elizabeth (Beth) Bush, editor of The Daniel Island News at beth@thedanielislandnews.com.

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