Remote Internship Opportunity: Content & Communications Manager
Correspondents of the World is looking for a new Content & Communications Manager to expand our presence on social media and reach even more people with the stories we collect.
Netherlands, Western Europe
Story by Joost Backer
Published on April 7, 2022. Reading time: 5 minutes
Remote Internship Opportunity: Content & Communications Manager (12-24 hrs/week, 3-6 months)
At Correspondents of the World, we want to contribute to a better understanding of one another in a world that seems to get smaller by the day, but somehow neglects to bring people closer together as well. We think that one of the most frequent reasons for misunderstanding and unnecessarily heated debates is that we don't really understand how each of us is affected differently by global issues. Our aim is to change that with every personal story we share.
Since our very first story came out in February 2020, we have expanded our network to over 60 correspondents who share their personal stories with us and the world. We have stories in 15 languages, including English, Korean, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Dutch and Mandarin (you can check them out here).
Communications and Social Media play a key role in reaching people with these stories. We are therefore looking for an enthusiastic intern who is excited to contribute to building our global movement.
What we are looking for
- Good skills in social media and communications management, including engaging with audiences on instagram, facebook, linkedin, and twitter, and interacting with partner organizations
- A background in marketing, digital media, journalism, or similar fields
- At least basic knowledge of the tools and skills involved in creating social media posts (e.g. image and video editing, design, layouting, etc.)
- A commitment of between 12-24 hours per week, for 3 to 6 months (starting in Spring 2022). Note that sometimes meetings might have to be scheduled outside of regular working hours or during the weekend, as you’ll be working with an international team with other full-time jobs and studies. Like the rest of us you’ll work remotely; in-person meetings will only be possible if you live close to one of our team members.
- Previous (high-level) experience with conducting content / social media work for an organization is preferred.
What we offer to you
- The opportunity to design, develop and lead the implementation of your own social media strategy
- An online platform to try out your skills. Everything is set up and ready to go, but our social media is craving your creative input
- Guidance on ‘being part of an organization’ – individual training on better communication (external and internal) to prepare you for the professional world
- The connection with an international network of correspondents, advocates and professionals in a range of fields in 30+ countries
- A letter of reference at the end of your internship
- A mentor from the CotW Core Team whom you can contact on a daily basis
- A monetary compensation of around EUR 350.00 per month, depending on your working hours.
Your role as the Social Media Lead
- Coordinate the timely publication of stories with other teams (Editors, Ambassadors, Community)
- Design, develop and initiate a 6- to 12-month communications strategy, including milestones and high-level planning
- Execute part of the strategy yourself (during the internship, and potentially after)
- Expand the follower base on our social media platforms and the number of readers of our stories
- Build new partnerships with like-minded organizations
- Cultivate your integral role, collaborating with Website team, Community team, Editors team and Regional Ambassadors.
How to apply
- Submit a resume (no more than 2 pages) and a short statement of interest and qualifications (1 paragraph) by 30 April 2022 (12AM Anywhere on Earth).
- Send your application via email to [email protected] (Joost Backer, Founder)
- If your application successfully passes the first round, we will invite you to do a case study exercise (1-2h) to help us find the best applicant.
People of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and ages are invited to apply. If you believe you would be the right fit but do not meet all of our listed qualifications, you are encouraged to apply. We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic individual, and we hope to learn from you.
We’re looking forward to your application! Best regards,
the Correspondents of the World Team
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