Research Assistants!

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS NEEDED

We are looking to hire research assistants for a study on nutritional labelling. The purpose of the study is to examine patterns of eating out, food consumption and awareness of nutritional information in restaurants. The study is being led by Dr. David Hammond in the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. The study involves conducting 7-10 minute oral surveys with restaurant patrons in four cities, including Seattle. Surveys will collect information regarding food purchases, nutrition information awareness, as well as demographic information.

Duties:

 Equipment set-up each shift

Recruiting and surveying patrons after they have finished their meals

Qualifications:

 Good organizational skills

 Responsible and reliable

 Strong communication and people skills

 Attentive to detail

 Previous research/survey experience is an asset.

Pay: $17/hour

Work Period:

 The study will run between September 13th and October 4th.

Shifts will occur from 11:00am-3:00pm and 4:00pm-8:30pm (lunch and dinner periods), 7 days a week.

 Minimum commitment of 20 hours per week.

Contact Details:

If you are interested, please forward your resume and unofficial school transcripts to Christine White at c5white@uwaterloo.ca. Please include details about your hours of availability for shifts between September 13th and October 4th.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

2nd Avenue Collective, LLC is looking for 4 interns starting mid- to late May through the summer

2nd Avenue Collective, LLC is looking for 4 interns starting mid- to late May through the summer and possibly longer. Preference to journalism and communications majors.

DESCRIPTION

A Reporter must have a love for writing and a comprehensive understanding of the industry specific to your audience. You will be responsible for writing interesting and engaging articles geared for a specific target audience and have the ability to come up with original, relevant and timely topics. We are looking for someone who is organized, flexible, engaging, and self-motivated, with knowledge and interest in nightlife, hospitality, tourism, arts & entertainment.

–       Creative and able to come up with relevant, interesting topics in a timely manner

–       Identifying the audience’s needs and able to address them successfully

–       Have a professional, consistent, and witty writing style, encouraging subscribers to share on social media, and elsewhere.

–       Research, fact checking, and interview skills.

–       Be available at least once per week for face-to-face interaction

–       Schedule and submit time per week to perform duties

–       Collecting info about newsworthy events in the Belltown area for publication

–       Receiving assignments, or evaluating news leads/tips to develop story ideas

–       Taking photographs or shooting video to illustrate stories.

–       Editing or assist in editing photos and videos.

 

ABOUT 2ND AVENUE COLLECTIVE

 

2ND AVENUE COLLECTIVE brings together the best of what nightlife in Belltown has to offer. From restaurants to bars, venues to theatres, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on every night of the week.

See here to get updates on what’s happening, what’s new, and what brings us all together all in the vibrant community of Belltown. See you on 2nd Ave!

 

 

Rick Steves’ Europe Spring and Summer 2017 Internships

Rick Steves’ Europe Spring and Summer 2017 Internships

Rick Steves’ Europe, publisher of best-selling guidebooks, is seeking candidates for three-month internships in its book department. Interns at Rick Steves work 10-19 hours per week on everything from data-heavy work (fact-checking, organizing feedback, formatting files) to proofreading text and maps for our guidebooks and websites. Depending on the intern’s expertise, some writing and editing tasks may also be assigned. While these are unpaid internships, they are designed as a learning experience. We require that our interns be enrolled in a college or university and that they earn college credit for their work. (If you have already graduated, you do not qualify for this internship.)

We are seeking communication or English majors who have had at least one writing or editing course. Experience writing and editing in print or for online publications is preferred. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Word. Knowledge of French, German, Italian, or Spanish, while not essential, is a plus. European travel experience is also beneficial. We are seeking one intern for Spring Quarter 2017 (March 27th-June 2nd) and several for Summer Quarter 2017 (June 19th-Aug. 18th).

Rick Steves’ Europe provides a casual, rewarding work environment in scenic Edmonds, Washington, about 20 minutes north of Seattle. We are dedicated to the cause of smart travel. We produce a public television series, weekly radio show and podcasts, write popular travel guidebooks, maintain an extensive travel website, run European tours, teach travel classes, and market an exclusive line of travel gear. To learn more about us, visit http://www.ricksteves.com.

If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, and writing samples (published samples preferred, but not required) to Katie Gustafson, Guidebook Editor, Rick Steves’ Europe, katieg@ricksteves.com.

 

 

Digital Communications Specialist

Digital Communications Specialist

The League of Education Voters is a non-partisan Washington-based organization working to improve public education from early learning through higher education. We shape the debate, build powerful coalitions, and grow the grassroots to achieve meaningful reform and ample resources for education.

We are looking for a multi-talented individual with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, campaign-style work environment. The Digital Communications Specialist will help develop and execute the organization’s statewide communications plan to improve outcomes for Washington students with a focus on increasing supporter engagement.

This full-time position reports to the Communications Director. Specific responsibilities will include:

Develop, implement, manage, and evaluate a communications calendar, including messaging, audiences, timing, and vehicles

Create and test compelling written content for websites, blogs, emails, e-newsletters, and social media sites to support outreach, advocacy, engagement and fundraising

Establish metrics, perform analysis, and make recommendations regarding LEV’s digital communications, websites and social media messages

Manage LEV’s presence on social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, and explore possible expansion on other social sites

Work with partner organizations to manage coalition social media communications and websites, including serving as website editor for LEV and partners

Capture stories and post social media updates at all LEV events

Create, edit and publish video for social media platforms

Ensure that all collateral (print and digital) supports LEV’s strategic messages

• Manage relationships with vendors, including graphic designers, web developers, and video producers

• Maintain and optimize supporter databases to ensure proper workflows, reporting and standard processes

The ideal candidate will have:

The desire to improve public education for every Washington student and use digital communications and social media to raise awareness, build political will, and motivate audiences to take action

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, plus 3-4 years of direct experience in digital strategy, advertising, communications, marketing, or public relations with specific expertise in non-profit advocacy, and/or fundraising

Demonstrated ability to work on at both the strategic (developing digital, social and event marketing plans and campaigns) and tactical (crafting copy, running communications campaigns, planning events, and driving digital work) level

Creative and analytical writing abilities, with the ability to craft targeted communications to diverse audiences and an eye for making politics and legislative affairs accessible and compelling

Experience managing organizational or branded accounts on Twitter, Facebook and /or other social media platforms

Digital, web and social media analytics expertise and ability to effectively evaluate campaign success and KPIs

Knowledge of web usability best practices, website navigation design and flow, content classification, SEO strategy, and Salsa email platform and audience segmentation

Proficiency with HTML, CSS, CMS (such as WordPress), Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with CRMs and Adobe Design Suite and/or other graphic design software

Experience working alongside communities of color

Innovative and data-driven with a sense of humor and a good imagination

A reliable vehicle and the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

To apply:

Send cover letter and résumé via email or mail to:

Nancy Hopkins

League of Education Voters

2734 Westlake Ave N Seattle, WA 98109

Email: nancy@educationvoters.org

LEV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Intern-Communications Assistant department City of Burien

City of Burien, Washington

 

Job Announcement

 

Title: Management Intern – Communications Assistant                                Dept.:  City Manager’s Department

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt                                                                           Reports to: Communications Officer

Salary: $14.00 – 17.01 per hour, DOQ                                                     Closing date:  Position closes 3/3/17. 

Position closes March 3, 2017.  Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples with the online application.

Nature of Work

The Management Intern – Communications Assistant will work alongside the Communications Officer and assist with all aspects of the City’s communications and marketing efforts.  Specific projects could include: multimedia projects to tell Burien’s story and increase its connections with residents and the broader region, rolling out the City’s new brand, media relations, a comprehensive redesign of the City website, and advise on social media content and strategy.  In addition, the Communications Assistant will assist in the production and development of Burien Magazine.  This position will play a key role in supporting all City-wide communication efforts.

Position Details

This is a part-time position requiring 18 hours per week. The work schedule will be determined by mutual agreement. Preferred start date is April 1, 2017.

Essential Functions

  • Supports and models the identified vision, values and behaviors of the organization.
  • Develops multimedia content for use online, in social media, on local access cable channel, and in print publications and marketing materials.
  • Works with the Communications Officer to build and maintain an informative and inclusive online presence.
  • Assists the Communications Officer in developing messaging on emerging issues.
  • Assists in website redesign process and implementation.
  • Assists in tracking and organizing media stories as well as developing media pitches.
  • Engages youth populations in coordination with partnering agencies as appropriate.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Secondary Functions

  • Recommends ideas to engage diverse communities.
  • Assists in managing social media accounts.

Job Scope

The position involves frequent new and varied work situations with a moderate level of complexity. The Management Intern – Communications Assistant operates from broad directions and instructions with moderate supervision.

Interpersonal Contacts

Internally, contacts are usually with department staff and the supervisor.  Externally, the Management Intern – Communications Assistant will have frequent contact with the public through face-to-face meetings, by phone and via e-mail.

Specific Job Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Writing for different audiences.
  • Proofreading methods.
  • Research methods.
  • Social media platforms.
  • Characteristics, needs, and interests of diverse and/or disabled populations is a plus.

Ability to:

  • Operate a computer and various office software applications, including website administration, content management systems, and social media. Knowledge of HTML not required.
  • Manage and produce multimedia projects from start to finish a plus.
  • Write comprehensible and compelling material.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in interactions with the general public.
  • Pay close attention to detail and meet deadlines.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Exercise discretion in confidential matters.
  • Exercise individual initiative.

Mental Activities

Position requires ability to continuously read, speak, write and understand English and strong interpersonal skills; occasional decision-making, independent judgement and/or action, teamwork, creativity, public presentations, as well as the ability to perform basic math.

Physical Activities

Position requires frequent speaking and listening; occasional standing, walking, and sitting; and rare bending and stooping.  Incumbent must be able to push, pull, lift and carry 15 lbs.

Education and Experience

Associate degree OR a combination of education, training and experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the duties of the position.  Experience in event planning, public relations, or marketing is preferred.  Experience in graphic design a plus.

Special Requirements

  • Successful completion of pre-employment background check.
  • Competence with design programs such as the Adobe Suite and others.
  • Spanish or Vietnamese fluency strongly preferred.

Job Conditions

Computer-related work is performed in the office with a moderate noise level.  Some travel to and attendance at outside meetings may be required.  Work may occur indoors and outdoors.

 Notices

  • The City of Burien believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success.  This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
  • The City of Burien is an Equal Opportunity Employer and assures equal employment practices regardless of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, or any other basis prohibited by local, State or Federal law. 
  • Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be completed before employment commences as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
  • Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of education and related experience.  Highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in interviews.  Candidates may be asked to respond to supplemental questions in writing and to supply illustrative examples of work.  A test may also be administered to assess relevant skills.  Additional references may be requested of finalists.
  • If you need special accommodation in the application or examination process, please contact Human Resources at (206) 248-5504.
  • The City of Burien has a no smoking policy in all City facilities and all City vehicles.

 

 

Communications Internship @ Volt Athletics

Communications Internship

  • Organize and participate in events to build community and boost brand awareness
  • Creating content strategies and maintaining calendars for multiple social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Advising internal marketing team on best ways to maximize reach and influence
  • Identifying measures of success by continually monitoring and analyzing content performance
  • Monitor and report on feedback and online reviews
  • Coordinate with Marketing, PR and Communications teams to ensure brand consistency
  • Requirements:
  • A passion for digital marketing and communications
  • A passion for online community building and storytelling
  • Some knowledge of marketing and communications strategies and trendsVolt Athletics Inc.® (‘Volt’) is a Seattle-based sports tech company that brings professional-level sport performance training to athletes and teams worldwide. Volt’s proprietary Intelligent Training System leverages decades of proven strength and conditioning research and science to build hyper-personalized training plans delivered through an intelligent training system.If you have any students that would be interesting please, let me know. You can have them email me at doug@voltathletics.com.Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks, Doug Buserdoug@voltathletics.com | 206.701.6432
  • voltathletics.com | @voltathletics
  • Director | Volt Athletics
  • About Volt Athletics®

Seeking part-time writer, content creator, digital marketer intern (Music Industry

Seeking part-time writer, content creator, digital marketer intern (Music Industry)

We are seeking an energetic intern who absolutely loves music and the digital arts. We need help with writing, research, content creation and outreach. The ideal candidate will have lots of knowledge of media creation such as filmmaking and video production.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience with:

  • Writing or blogging in the music, entertainment arts or content creation
  • Handy with photoshop or GIMP and comfortable making marketing creatives
  • Experience or comfortable making cold calls or on-line outreach
  • Comfortable working in a high-tech environment
  • Experience or desire to learn about personal interviewing.

University or School experience is acceptable, but you must have examples of your work to show. Must be a motivated, self-started that can work remotely with little supervision.

This is a great opportunity for anybody pursuing a carrier in the music business, media creation or production, digital arts or digital marketing. We are a small Seattle startup on the path to sustained growth. Come help us grow while gaining great experience.

 

I can be reached at this email address(ryan@trad-ventures.com ) or on my cell:  206-310-0569