Social Media Internship

Vermont Public Television's Communications Team is seeking a Social Media intern to assist with our social media marketing. You will gain on-the-job experience in how to make social media a productive part of our overall marketing and community engagement efforts. The job requires 7-10 hours weekly. Work location is flexible; however, intern must spend minimum 5 hours in the office on a weekly basis. This internship is an unpaid position with potential for hire.

We are looking for an intern who is organized, detail-oriented and interested in gaining experience in communications and public relations. Resourcefulness, ability to take initiative and to work both independently and as a team are vital.

Interns will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Creating new profiles and pages
  • Using social media for event promotion
  • Uploading videos, photo albums, etc.
  • Finding and capturing new social constituencies
  • Writing, posting and replying to blog posts/tweets/updates, etc.
  • Tracking the growth and the impact of social media on our brand
  • Generating analytics reports for the team

Skills and attributes interns are expected to have:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, strong editing skills
  • Creativity, with an eye for design
  • Knowledge of digital media software ie. Photoshop, Illustrator, Basic Video Editing
  • Knowledge and understanding of social media as a tool for marketing and engagement
  • Energetic, with a desire to come up with fresh ideas on how to grow or enhance our online presence
  • Ability to identify a target market and speak to that constituency through social media
  • Interest/experience creating digital stories – via video a plus!
  • Fluency with social media portals: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube
  • Experience with metrics tracking via google analytics
  • Familiarity with the PBS brand

Please send your resume and cover letter and any relevant work samples to Hilary Hess hhess@vpt.org.


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