Do you have a passion for writing and storytelling? Do you believe every person has a valuable perspective and experience to share? Do you want to use your creativity to improve San Diego and build your professional portfolio? We want to hear from you.
Jewish Family Service is seeking a Blog & Social Media Intern to help build our agency-wide blog from the ground up. You’ll have a chance to pitch ideas, report and write original stories, network with local experts and guest bloggers, and engage our social media audience in discussions that matter to our San Diego community. You’ll gain hands-on experience in writing, editing, content creation, blog management, social media, project management, and non-profit communications, and you’ll build an impressive professional portfolio for your next job interview.
You’re proud of your ability to write prose that captivates, entertains, and educates. Classmates, coworkers, and friends see you as thoughtful, inquisitive, and hard-working. You have a reporter’s mind-you can quickly learn new topics, find the story in everyday situations, ask questions that encourage interviewees to open up, and write with the reader in mind. You’re eager to contribute your ideas and experience to one of San Diego’s largest, most respected social service agencies.
Under the supervision of the Communications & Digital Content Manager, you will:
Help develop the blog’s editorial calendar and project management system to guide stories from concept to completion
Contribute story ideas to editorial planning meetings
Write and edit stories for Jewish Family Service’s agency-wide blog
Create visual assets, including photos, video, and graphics, to accompany stories
Create social media content to engage our audience and promote blog posts
Monitor blog and social media performance and suggest changes to posts’ format and content
Identify and build relationships with guest bloggers
Moderate blog comments and inquiries
Attend events, conduct interviews, and collaborate with JFS clients, volunteers, donors, and staff to further the agency’s burgeoning story banking initiative
Need to Haves:
College junior or senior with at least one year of relevant work or volunteer experience in a non-profit office, school newspaper, student group, and/or Jewish communal organization
Strong project coordination skills, including ability to prioritize, work proactively, and build positive relationships with coworkers and collaborators
Ability to articulate your ideas and write clear, error-free prose with voice!
Track record of keeping commitments, meeting deadlines, and communicating openly to keep teams and projects moving forward
Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
Curiosity, imagination, sense of humor, and drive to learn new things every day
Desire to contribute to Jewish Family Service’s mission and vision (www.jfssd.org/strategicplan)
Like to Haves
Experience managing a WordPress blog
Success managing social media channels for groups and organizations
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
Familiarity with search engine optimization and website analytics
Interest in creating engaging, innovative web content, including video, infographics, and games/quizzes
Minimum Requirements for Internship
Must be available for a minimum of 8 hours per week, between the hours of 8:30am-5pm, Monday-Friday
Start and end dates flexible, but internship generally runs 16 weeks during semesters and 8 weeks during summer
This internship is open to current college juniors and seniors seeking class credit. Additionally, JFS will provide a $500 stipend during the semester, to be paid over three installments at the beginning, middle, and end of the internship period, pending regular attendance and assignment completion. The stipend will be $250 during summer terms.
How to Apply
Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (max. 500 words) to Katy Byrom at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line APPLICANT: JFS Blog & Social Media Intern.
About Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Since 1918, Jewish Family Service of San Diego has been a trusted community resource for individuals and families in times of need. Our wide range of integrated services Empower Individuals & Families to Move Toward Self-Sufficiency, Support Aging With Dignity, and Foster Community Connection & Engagement across San Diego. Many people turn to Jewish Family Service with a specific need, such as hunger. And that first contact often leads to a wide range of services, including counseling, education, job coaching, transportation, and more. Our message to every person who turns to Jewish Family Service in search of a better life is: WE’RE WITH YOU. To learn how JFS transforms lives in our community, visit www.jfssd.org.
Jewish Family Service is an equal opportunity employer and considers all persons without regard to race, color, age, sex, national origin, mental or physical disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other classification protected by state or federal law.
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