Do you have a passion for journalism and media? Are you interested in how social media can be used as a tool for editorial outreach and engagement? This might be the internship for you.
Our 14-person team publishes to yesmagazine.org daily, and we need a strong social media crew to help us promote our award-winning journalism!
Jobs in audience engagement and social media are some of the fastest growing in digital media, and offer some of the strongest opportunities to break into the field. With this intensive internship, you'll come away with direct experience in creating and executing digital strategies and campaigns, as well as a variety of other skills transferable to careers in digital media, outreach, and promotion.
What you’ll be doing:
Help plan and execute a daily social media strategy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
Help plan and execute special engagement campaigns
Work on the editorial team—be familiar with upcoming and current content as well as stories from our archives.
Gain training and experience in all aspects of editorial web production, including layout, photo editing, headlining, and scheduling.
Participate in other collaborative staff projects.
What we offer:
YES! offers free housing walking distance to our Bainbridge Island office in a furnished five-bedroom house. Five interns live there at any one time. Past interns have said that living in the intern house gave them instant friendships and encouraged exploration of the vibrant Seattle city scene.
YES! offers ferry passes for occasional trips into the city.
This not a paid internship
What we ask:
Social media internships are six months. This is an intensive, immersive internship and requires a commitment of 30 hours per week. While most of these hours will be in our Bainbridge Island office, interns may coordinate with their manager to schedule off-site work days and to attend local events on behalf of YES!.
Who we want:
Most successful applicants have a BA in journalism, communication, or a related field and are familiar with a verity of social media platforms and tools including Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite and Instagram. Fluency in the topics we cover, including racial justice, climate justice, and economic inequality, is also helpful.
We are looking for interns with:
Comfort with content creation—intern will use social media daily, post content on YES! Magazine’s website, and have occasional opportunities for live-event coverage (live-tweeting, photographing, video shooting, etc.)
Strong writing skills and excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
Previous experience in outreach, engagement, marketing, or PR a plus
Excellent self-starter with the ability to work effectively independently
Excellent communication skills for a team environment.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and two references to internships [at] yesmagazine.org with “Internship” in the subject field.