Social Media and Communications Strategist

PAID INTERNSHIP - APPLY BY DECEMBER 12, 2019

Description:

The College of Arts & Letters is looking for a dedicated individual with an attention to detail to develop marketing, communications, and social media content that promotes and advances the College and its units (e.g. departments, centers, programs). The Social Media and Communications Strategist works with the College of Arts & Letters' Marketing Director and the Senior Writer to help tell the story of the College including our students, programs, faculty research, and alumni. This internship is paid and can be taken for MSU credits. Our past interns have gone on to work at organizations such as Facebook, BuzzFeed, Refinery29, Target, and Hallmark just to name a few. A passion for writing is a must.

The Social Media and Communications Strategist intern will learn from and work with current interns in an open, collaborative space with state-of-art technology that we like to call the Content Studio. The Content Studio brings writers, editors, videographers, graphic designers, user experience designers, and web developers together to drive engaging content and experiences that faculty, students, friends, and alumni of the College can enjoy. The Content Studio is conveniently located on the first floor of Linton Hall, the oldest-standing building on MSU's campus. 

Responsibilities:

  • Write news articles for the College of Arts & Letters website and other brand collateral for the College
  • Conduct interviews with students, faculty, and alumni to create news content
  • Attend events to take photos, conduct interviews, and gather information
  • Assist in posting news items to the College of Arts & Letters website
  • Assist with social media updates (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter)
  • Work out of the office at Linton Hall about 12-15 hours per week during the academic year
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Candidates should have an interest in Professional Writing, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, and/or Marketing
  • Excellent communication and writing skills a must
  • Social media experience (e.g. Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Basic photography skills
  • Experience or interest in creating content and editing websites
  • Must work well with a team, demonstrate attention to detail, and be deadline-oriented
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA

To apply, please attach your résumé and cover letter below. Résumé and cover letter MUST be submitted as .PDF files. You may address your cover letter to Ryan Kilcoyne, Marketing Director. If you have any questions, contact Ryan at kilcoyne@msu.edu.