On-Campus Social Media Internship

Can’t keep your mouse-clicking fingers off of Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr this weekend? Time to put those urges to good monetary use, courtesy of soon-to-be-graduating social media intern Lizzie Manning ’13:

Job Title: Social Media Intern
Employer: University Relations, Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement & Events
Address: Horgan House, 77 Pearl Street
Job Description:

The Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement & Events is seeking a Social Media Intern to communicate with alumni on numerous online platforms daily and to engage alumni with each other and with Wesleyan at every opportunity. The Intern will be responsible for posting all alumni news and events to the Wesconnect Facebook, @wesconnected Twitter, and Wesleyan Alumni Association LinkedIn Group; interacting with constituents who make content via these sites; searching the internet for useful content related to Wesleyan alumni; live-posting from important alumni events; and periodically launching special social media projects or initiatives (Storify streams, photo collections, Twitter groups, etc.). He/she will be the “voice” of the University for many alumni who get their Wesleyan content from social media as opposed to more traditional communication methods, and he/she will advise staff on the best ways to connect with alumni online. 

Qualifications include:
• Experience on multiple social media platforms
• Excellent written communication skills, sense of humor, maturity, and attention to detail
• Flexibility and a positive attitude
• Possible multi-year position for right candidate
• Hours: 1 hour per day, flexible timing but generally in the evening (plus additional hours during major alumni events)
• Start Date: March 9 (negotiable)
• Pay Rate: $8.25+/hour or possible stipend if preferred by the candidate
• Supervisor: Makaela Kingsley ’98, mjkingsley(at)wes, x3836

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume by February 27 to Lizzie Manning ’13 at emanning(at)wes. Before submitting an application, candidates should follow Wesconnect on Facebook (Wesconnect) and Twitter (@wesconnected) and become familiar with the alumni website http://wesconnect.wesleyan.edu

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