Communications and News Intern – USF Patel College of Global Sustainability (paid)

Apply by Monday, May 21

20 hours/week; $15 an hour

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Social Media:

-Update and maintain PCGS’s social media presence, including scheduling Facebook

-Create quality and attention-grabbing posts that will benefit PCGS students, community partners and potential donors

-Respond to all comments, messages and inquiries on media channels

-Create fliers, videos and interactive tools to help boost engagement

-Purchase posts, while managing the budget

 

News:

-Assist in planning, writing and managing monthly newsletter

-Draft at least four news articles a month

-Delegate news stories to other team members

-Seek out interesting news stories relating to the college that interests the general public

-Draft, distribute and pitch news releases, media alerts and other stories

-Upload news stories to USF PCGS website

 

Events:

-Set up and break down PCGS hosted events

-Design fliers, graphics, e-vites and other marketing material for major events hosted by PCGS

-Organize and attend monthly marketing committee meeting, including preparing agenda and taking minutes

-Reach out to the community organizations, general public and donors with the message about PCGS

-Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions and venues for marketing and communications

 

Student Development:

-Research jobs for potential graduate/graduated students in the student development program

-Send out various job opportunities, certifications, workshops and conferences to help the students enhance their resumes

 

Position Qualifications:

-Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space

-Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., English, Marketing/Communications, Advertising, Journalism or Public Relations)

-Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus

-Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel)

-Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop highly desired. Knowledge of HTML and graphic design a plus

-Be an effective communicator, both written and oral

-Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts

-Be self-motivated, possess good organizational skills, be detail-oriented, have the ability to prioritize, and be able to multitask and meet deadlines

 

Note: Other duties may been assigned as needed. Applicant may be required to work occasional evenings.

This position required a Level 1 criminal background check.

Send your resume and cover letter to Kelly Gaskell, assistant director of Patel College of Global Sustainability: kgaskell@usf.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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