Yelp Community Manager

Do you love the Bluff City? Are you the go-to person when it comes to planning a night out, always ready with a recommendation for the city’s most seasoned finds and hidden hotspots? Are you longing for Memphis in May, the entire year? As the Memphis Community Manager, you’ll be a part-time Yelp employee (working out of your home or anywhere with WiFi) at the helm of a vibrant, buzzing community of locals who drink, shop and play their way through the city via peer recommendations on Yelp.

Community Managers are driven, self-motivated, charismatic, and organized as they’re tasked with wrangling a slew of to-dos both on and offline, from writing and moderating to party planning and ringleading!

About you

Has a fire in the belly. Walks through walls…and Memphis. Takes no prisoners. In a word: driven. Even when no one is watching. Especially then.
Social connector. You are the hub of your social world. You know everyone. Everyone knows you. The fun one. Diplomatic, too.
You reside in Memphis and consider yourself a local expert.
Have more than a few years of post-graduate professional experience (existing Yelp community managers have 5 to 15 years).
Lives to write; writes to live. You know who you are… pencils down!

About the job

Event planning. Conceptualize, negotiate, plan and execute cool, fun and buzz-worthy (big wow factor!) events/parties.
Marketing outreach. Connect with the right local organizations, barter weekly newsletter sponsorships for promotion of Yelp.
Socializing and adventuring. Meet up with yelpers. Attend civic events. See and be seen. In the scene. Be the Mayor. Always on.
Writing. Write locally compelling newsletters weekly and inspiring reviews daily, as well as persuasive pitches to venue owners and marketing partners.
Communication. Be accountable with stellar communication to your peers and those who support you at Yelp HQ.

Other fun requirements

4-year college/university degree
Currently living, eating, breathing (or working) in Memphis
Experience with social networking, guerilla marketing tactics, and event planning
THIS IS A PART-TIME POSITION. Flexible 30 hours per week

Ready to apply? Submit the following (all required):

Cover letter/note showcasing your writing skills and general personality and style
Resume showcasing your relevant experience
A link to your (full and interesting) Yelp profile – this is your writing sample, so make it snappy!

What’s a day in the life of a Yelp CM like? Check out this blog by our own Don B, Portland CM:
http://officialblog.yelp.com/2011/07/day-in-the-life-of-a-community-manager.html

Digital Media Account Manager

Title:  AdKarma Digital Media Account Managers

Location:  Columbia, Mo

Website: http://www.adkarma.net

Description:   AdKarma is a leading ad network optimization service focused on driving the best results for our publisher partners. We work with over 100 of the web’s largest publishers and publishing groups and dozens of the industry’s leading ad networks.  AdKarma’s Digital Media Account Managers are responsible for building and managing ongoing online publisher and advertising network relationships, while working with the site management team to ensure the clients’ goals are being met. Successful candidates will be: career minded, highly motivated, numbers driven, and sales & customer service oriented. Applicants must be excellent communicators, have a strong work ethic and the ability to multi-task. This position is a full time paid position with room for advancement; compensation includes a strong base salary and the opportunity for healthy commission.

Contact:  Please contact Rachel@adkarma.net for more details. Please have resumes sent to this address.

Responsibilities:

- Identify opportunities, qualify prospects, and work through sales cycles to close new account business
- Build strong relationships with online publishers and advertising networks to ensure long-term success
- Manage online publishers’ advertising inventory ensuring clients’ goals and needs are met
- Share expertise and advise clients on new ideas and how to generate revenue results
- Work with site management team on advertising network optimizations to ensure client satisfaction
- Travel to meet with prospects and clients as needed

Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s Degree – Journalism or Business preferred
- Sales mentality and strong negotiation, communication and writing skills
- Experience using Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
- Willingness to travel to build publisher and advertising network relationships
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

To apply:  Please contact Rachel Keller, AdKarma Director of Business Development at  Rachel@adkarma.net for more details. Please send resumes to this address.

Internship at The Wildlife Society

Title:  The Wildlife Society (TWS) editorial intern

Location:  Bethesda, Maryland

Website:  http://www.wildlife.org/

Description:  The Wildlife Society (TWS) is a nonprofit, professional society searching for an editorial intern to write for its quarterly member magazine, The Wildlife Professional. This is a three-month minimum commitment, beginning in June, with a preferred commitment of six months.

Contact:  lmoore@wildlife.org

Responsibilities:  Duties include reporting and writing short news items and longer sidebars and articles about wildlife management and conservation, as well as photo research, fact-checking, preparing online materials and press releases, and some clerical work.  Hours: 35 hours a week (roughly 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), with some flexibility to telecommute.

Qualifications:  Candidates must have a strong interest in journalism and wildlife science and conservation, with proven skills in reporting, writing, and online research. A Bachelor’s degree is required, as well as a background in science and some writing experience.

To apply:  Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three to four published writing samples, and the names of two references to lmoore@wildlife.org. The Wildlife Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds. Applicants may be able to apply this internship toward college credit; check with your department heads.

Interns:  It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class.

Frayser Community Development Corporation Community Newsletter-intern

Title: Frayser Community Development Corporation Community Newsletter-intern

Location: Memphis

Website: http://www.fraysercdc.org/

Description: Intern will assist Frayser CDC and other community-based organizations in producing and distributing a monthly newsletter. Frayser CDC is a stable, aggressive community-based nonprofit development corporation. The CDC focuses on housing renovation for sale and rent, as well as home ownership training, financial literacy and foreclosure counseling. The CDC also does some commercial redevelopment as well as policy advocacy on behalf of the community.

While the Frayser community is very dynamic, communication is weak. The CDC has committed funds to produce a quality newsletter to be used by numerous community-based groups and businesses in order to improve the flow of information in Frayser.

This position is unpaid, but will be a good opportunity for the right journalism student.

Contact: Steve Lockwood, slockwood@fraysercdc.org.

Responsibilities: The internship is part-time position, 15-20 hours per week.
The newsletter will be 8 pages long. 6,000 copies will be distributed, as well as posted on line. The CDC intern will:

· Assist with formation of an editorial board
· Solicit content/articles from neighborhood contributors
· Edit content within guidelines set by editorial board
· Manage layout and printing
· Assist with sales and layout of newsletter ads
· Coordinate distribution including mailings and community distribution locations

Minimum Qualifications: Requirements– training and experience in journalism, strong writing skills, ability to work with a diverse neighborhood, good time management skills, the ability to work independently, computer expertise, ability to meet deadlines and attend to details.

To apply: Please submit resume’ and letter of interest to Steve Lockwood

Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here http://uofmpdi.posterous.com/want-an-internship-in-the-spring-important-in

Public Address Announcer/Internship at USA Stadium

Title: Public Address Announcer/Internship (UNPAID)

Location: Millington

Website: http://www.millingtontn.gov

Description: USA Stadium is seeking a college student for our Public Address Announcer position for a few of our upcoming events. The Public Address Announcer is the primary voice for the upcoming tournaments and games, and will work closely with the USA Stadium staff, baseball coaches and grounds crew to create a memorable experience at the USA Stadium. The job is perfect for a student seeking a broadcast journalism degree.

Responsibilities:

  • Announce starting line-ups, in-game announcements, public address announcements, communicate decisions of officials
  • Run scoreboard and message center
  • Work with the grounds crew

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiastic attitude
  • Strong vocal talent, excellent enunciation skills
  • Strong public speaking skills and ability to speak extemporaneously to large crowds
  • Knowledge of sports – preferably baseball
  • Ability to work independently or with group

To apply: To apply, students should send their resumes to:

Johnny Ray
Director of Baseball
USA Stadium
Johnlray2424@yahoo.com
(901)413-1920


Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.

Social Media Internship at TeamLogicIt

Title: Social Media Intern

Location: Memphis

Website: http://www.teamlogicit.com/

Description: The Social Media Intern will help build and implement a new Company’s B2B Social Media Strategy, developing brand awareness, generating inbound traffic and encouraging product adoption. This role coordinates with the internal Marketing and PR teams to support their respective missions, ensuring consistency in voice and cultivating a social media referral network.

  • Compensation will be defined after applicant’s credentials are assessed.
  • The Company would be glad to participate in college credit programs. Note, 150 clock hours required for academic credit.
  • Estimated weekly hours are 5-8 hours per week, unless you have more time than that! (Schedule is flexible, but most days will require a minimum of ½ hour, to keep the communication constant)
  • Minimum 3-month commitment, but longer if you’d like
  • Intern can and at times will work remotely, on his/her own computer
  • Opportunities for increased responsibility, including sales
  • Learn social media marketing first hand.

Responsibilities:

  • Help manage social media campaigns and day-to-day activities. Duties include online advocacy, writing editorial, community-outreach efforts, promotions, etc.
  • Help manage presence in social networking sites including Facebook, LinkedIn, and other similar community sites, posting on relevant blogs, and seeding content into social applications as needed
  • Become an advocate of the Company in social media spaces, engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate
  • Monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media programs, and analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results
  • Regularly feed-back insights gained from social media monitoring into the Marketing and Editorial teams, to help them evolve their strategies in a timely fashion
  • Monitor trends in social media tools, trends and applications

Qualifications:

  • Passion for the web, social media and marketing is vital. We are looking for individuals who are incredibly enthusiastic about the space. There are so many new developments each day that we expect an applicant to do their homework and know what is happening in real-time, that day.
  • The ability to communicate well especially in the social space is essential. Someone with a good sense of humor, wit and charm in their writing is appealing. The ability to string a decent sentence together, to get a message across in your writing, or be able to communicate in short-form writing is critical.
  • Someone who is already socially active in their own spheres and who has built a strong personal network by using basic tools on their own (Blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, websites etc.) will speak volumes about your commitment to the space.
  • I need someone who is creative, good at coming up with ideas — willing to take an idea and run with it without a lot of micro-managing, has tons of enthusiasm for what they are doing and is always looking for what we can do next.
  • Naturally, you have to be prepared and willing to work hard, at a moment’s notice, at all hours of the day and night.

To apply: Students must have a 3.5 GPA. Paid internship. Please send students to eRecruiting to apply for the internship position.

Junior Strategist at Rising Tide Interactive

Title: Junior Strategist

Location: Washington

Website: http://www.risingtideinteractive.com

Description: Rising Tide Interactive is seeking a junior strategist/digital ninja to join our digital ad firm in Washington D.C. We’re a small firm doing big work, so we need somebody who’s able to pick up a little bit (or a lot) of everything, from analyzing engagement metrics to developing ad creative to writing media plans. In return, you’ll have the opportunity to play a substantial role in some of the top tier races of the 2012 cycle while learning the ins and outs of digital political advertising. Also, we’ll pay you.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting Partners on the development and deployment of digital advertising campaigns
  • Performing research
  • Monitoring available inventory on a variety of ad networks and content distributors
  • Creating and updating ad reports
  • Coordinating production of media plans
  • Monitoring ongoing campaigns and adjusting bids and placements

Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of HTML, Excel, and graphics software (Photoshop, Fireworks and/or Illustrator)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, frequently under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated commitment to Democratic candidates and causes
  • Passion for politics
  •  Experience with Flash development and web content management systems is preferred but not required.

To apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter to jobs@risingtideinteractive.com. No calls please.

The Political Journalism Track of the Capital Semester Program (Deadline June 1)

From The Fund for American Studies:


ANNOUNCEMENT
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Fall 2012 CAPITAL SEMESTER – JOURNALISM TRACK
WASHNIGTON, D.C.

www.DCinternships.org/CSPJ
FINAL DEADLINE: June 1, 2012

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, Capital Semester combines substantive journalism and communications internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by top policy experts and journalists. This fast-paced, fifteen-week residential program provides undergraduate students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

SAMPLE PAST INTERNSHIP SITES

  • Gannett News Service
  • Houston Chronicle
  • K-Global Public Relations
  • NBC Nightly News
  • Politics Magazine
  • Radio America
  • Voice of America
  • The Washington Examiner
  • WJLA ABC 7 News
  • WTOP News Radio

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

  • Internships – Competitive placements with print and broadcast media outlets and PR  and communications firms
  • Housing – Roommate matching and furnished Capitol Hill apartments in the heart of D.C.
  • Classes – Full-time course load in political science and economics accredited by Ohio Northern University
  • Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top policy experts and working journalists
  • Site Briefings – At USA Today, the Newseum, World Bank, State Department and U.S. Capitol
  • Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
  • Networking – Interaction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around the world
  • Scholarships – Generous scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need

FINAL DEADLINE
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Final Deadline of June 1, 2012. For more information and an online application, please visit our website www.DCInternships.org/CSPJ or contact Dana Faught, Recruitment and Admissions Manager at dfaught@tfas.org or 202-986-0384.

1621 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009


Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.

Public Relations Assistant/Internship at Urbane Imagery (Deadline April 26)

Title: Public Relations Assistant (UNPAID)

Location: Nashville

Website: http://www.urbaneimagery.com/

Description: URBANE IMAGERY is a public relations consultancy that provides tailored marketing, branding and media relations services. We are looking for a dynamic public relations assistant to start immediately and receive college credit during summer semester 2012. This is a fantastic opportunity for a student needing an internship that gives hands-on PR experience. We are a small company with big clients and our interns get involved in all aspects of the business.

After successful completion, many of our interns take paid internships and entry-level positions at global firms, begin PR careers in sports/entertainment, fashion, technology and consumer goods, and venture out starting their own companies. The summer 2012 intern will be responsible for generating copy, assisting with media relations, special event planning and execution, new business research, monitoring news coverage and social media, and other duties. The intern will also be directly involved in daily activities, events, updates, and will work virtually as needed. A performance-based stipend may be awarded upon successful completion of all assigned duties and responsibilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Drafting and distributing media materials for various clients
  • Building and updating media lists
  • Coordinating and researching media opportunities
  • Copywriting for marketing collateral
  • Researching campaign strategies for potential clients
  • Creating/Updating email promotions & social media content for clients
  • Conducting follow-up calls/Monitoring conference calls
  • Attending meetings and client events
  • Organizing projects and administrative duties as needed

Qualifications: Must have the following

  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Solid writing ability — writing samples will be requested
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Pleasant speaking voice, good phone etiquette, verbal/interpersonal communications skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Knowledge of PR concepts/Media procedures; course completion
  • Knowledge of the social media, internet research, must have computer accessibility
  • Must deliver within tight deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Self-starter and independent worker
  • Detail oriented, ability to multi task and take direction
  • Knowledge of HTML code, graphic design, flash, blog platform or other web creation tools is a plus

To apply: Send resume, cover letter, three writing samples, and LinkedIn or online portfolio link to info@urbaneimagery.com. Deadline is April 26, 2012.


Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.