Strategic Communication Internship with Urban FoodLink-Wow!

11/29/11

 Internship Position Available:

Strategic Communications Internship for a small food systems consulting firm operating in Seattle’s International District.  We are a small consulting firm focusing on community development through food. We work with local governments on food policy and food planning issues, and provide technical assistance to community food projects.

 Seeking an excellent writer, researcher and social media guru to help re-work our website and assist with developing and implementing a communications/marketing strategy.  We need a pro-active individual with critical thinking skills and an ability to express complex concepts in clear, captivating language.

 This internship is unpaid, but offers great opportunities to build a portfolio of projects and to participate in guiding our strategic direction.  Flexible hours, asking for a commitment of 5-10 hours a week, January – June. Willing to accommodate a school schedule and negotiate internship credits and/or work-study.

 Some anticipated duties would include:

  • Re-designing the website to include more interactive features and create a  strong market presence;
  • Develop template for e-newsletter;
  • Populate contact database for electronic communications;
  • Integrate website with Facebook and Twitter accounts;
  • Assist with communication and marketing strategies for increasing client base.
  • Research on select topics and provide content for website and Facebook accounts.

 

To apply, send cover letter, resume and writing sample to  tammy@urbanfoodlink.com  Applications due by December 16th.  No phone calls please. 

 

 

Firmani + Associates Brand Ambassador Program Opportunity!

Firmani + Associates Brand Ambassador Program

 Program Overview:

Firmani + Associates, a Seattle-based PR firm, presents recent or upcoming college graduates with a resume-building opportunity to gain valuable marketing, PR and promotional experience as brand ambassadors working on behalf of PEMCO Insurance’s “We’re A Lot Like You. A Little Different.” campaign.  Brand Ambassadors’ primary role will be to serve as the face of PEMCO Insurance at sponsored events and activities throughout Washingtonstate, all facilitated from PEMCO’s promotional vehicle known as WALLY1 (We’re A Lot Like You). 

 The program seeks to provide qualified candidates with experience in:

  • Direct marketing and brand promotion
  • Event planning and execution
  • Social media and word of mouth marketing techniques
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

 Responsibilities:

The Brand Ambassador program is an approximately six-month, part-time commitment. Brand Ambassadors will travel throughout the region, attending fairs, festivals, and other community events, engaging with people about PEMCO Insurance with a set of promotional activities.

 Qualifications:

Requirements include:

  • A four-year degree (or pursuing) in marketing, PR, communications or journalism;
  • A perfect driving record (You will be representing an insurance company, after all!);
  • A natural ability to interact and engage with the general public;
  • Some experience with social media;
  • A desire to learn, engage, and go the extra mile; and
  • Boundless enthusiasm, verve and energy.

 Application Process:

Think you make the grade?  Send us your resume and a cover letter.

Be sure to include “WALLY” in the subject line and e-mail your materials to info@firmani.com.   

 

A Little About PEMCO Insurance…

PEMCO Insurance is a Seattle-based provider of auto, home, boat, life, and umbrella insurance toWashingtonstate residents.  PEMCO is the largest locally based insurance company inWashingtonthat takes pride in doing business with Northwest people for more than 60 years.  The company’s ad campaign, with the tagline “We’re A Lot Like You. A Little Different.” celebrates the values and quirks we share as Northwest residents. 

 Check PEMCO out at www.pemco.com or www.werealotlikeyou.com.

Thrilling Job Prospect in Pasco, WA-Production Assistant for Fisher!

URL: http://www.fsci.com/
Company: fishercommunicationsinc
Telephone: 206-404-6775
Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=am11cnBoeS43MzU4NC4zNjMxQGZpc2hlcmNvbW11bmljYXRpb25zaW5jLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Reference: 505
Type: Permanent
Position: Production Assistant
Location: Pasco, Washington
Industry: Media
Salary:
Description:

SUMMARY OF JOB:

Is responsible for providing engineering support to the organization.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Assists with production of newscasts and other studio/remote productions as assigned.
  • Perform any newscast production crew function, including loading and operating character generator, operating tapes and/or news server, operating studio cameras/floor directing, technical directing and operating audio console.
  • Other duties as assigned by News Director/Production Manager or Station Manager.
  • The ability to work nights and weekends.
  • Meet challenging deadlines.

· Other duties may be assigned.

Fisher Values:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following values:

1. Integrity: Demonstrates the highest standards of behavior through honesty, fairness, and trust in everything that they do. Is direct, forthcoming and does what is right. Honors commitments and is accountable for their actions.
2. Dedication to Excellence: Expects to win by giving their best effort and striving for the highest quality in everything they do. Exhibits a sense of urgency, is action-oriented, seizes opportunities and steadfastly pushes themselves and others for results. Seeks continuous improvement and displays good judgment.
3. Service to the Community: Is dedicated to making our community a better place to work and live. Displays a sense of concern and responsibility toward our coworkers, workplace and communities as a whole.
4. Respect for the Individual: Treats everyone with dignity and respect. Strives to understand o thers and actively listens to their concerns and perceptions. Shares information and ideas openly and honestly.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience: no experience required

Education: High school diploma or GED equivalency required

Other Qualifications:

Managerial Standards:

Language Skills:

Ability to read, comprehend and compose common instructions, business correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other Fisher team members.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure. Ability to compute percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions expressed in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to remain in a static position for extended periods of time and converse with and communicate with others. The team member is occasionally required to move about, handle and/or position items. The team member must occasionally transport or move up to 15 pounds. The team member must be able to identify objects and be able to communicate in writing.

Work Environment:

Typical indoor office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Rick Steves’ Europe Winter Internship Alert-Editorial Internships! How cool is that?

Rick Steves’ Europe Winter Internship

 Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door, publisher of best-selling travel guidebooks, is seeking candidates for an editorial internship in its book department. Interns at Rick Steves work part-time from 10 to 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, various writing and editing tasks are also assigned, such as writing for the media or basic editing of guidebook content. The intern will work with a supervisor and acquire skills needed to succeed in a communication-related career. While this is an unpaid internship, it is designed as a learning experience, and we require that our interns earn college credit for their work.

 We are seeking journalism/communication 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. Proficiency in French, German, Italian, or Spanish, while not essential, is a plus. We are seeking one intern for Winter Quarter. The internship will run Jan. 4-March 12, 2012.

 Rick Steves’ Europe provides a casual, interpersonally 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, sell Eurail passes, 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 résumé and writing samples (published samples preferred, but not required) to Tom Griffin, Guidebook Editor, tomg@ricksteves.com.

 

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Intern Supervisor:

Tom Griffin

Book Editor

Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door

130 Fourth Ave. N

Edmonds, WA 98020

425/771-8303 ext. 265

tomg@ricksteves.com

http://www.ricksteves.com

Marketing/Internal Communications Intern (unpaid, school credit)

 MULTICARE HEALTH SYSTEM

315 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA 98405

MultiCare believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. Contributions can be within and outside of assigned responsibilities. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

 

JOB TITLE:

Marketing/Internal Communications Intern (unpaid, school credit)

DEPARTMENT:  Marketing – Internal Communications

DATE: Winter quarter/Semester (Jan. – March)

Shift/Work schedule: Part time, 15-25 hrs. depending on student’s schedule

REPORTS TO: Rachel Snyder, Senior Internal Communications Specialist

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to rachel.snyder@multicare.org

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Marketing/Communications Intern is responsible for supporting the Internal Communications team within the Marketing Department, comprised of Employee Communications, Marketing, Advertising Services and Media Relations. This position will provide an in-depth look in Marketing and its many facets in a busy, challenging environment. Receive hands-on experience with writing internal communication pieces (newsletter articles, intranet content, flyers), and learning and taking lead in implementing communication planning and promotions. Web knowledge is desired as this position will require learning the internal web site programming and production process.

The work environment is very fast paced and requires a quick learner. Work situations and assignments will require organization, prioritization, planning skills, independence and creativity. Students will work 15 to 25 hours a week, with a few possible weekend hours. Schedules are flexible. School credit can be earned for this unpaid position.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Produces a wide range of print and electronic communication to support internal/external communication needs, including newsletter articles, web content or pages, PowerPoint presentations, memos, emails, posters and displays

Support Marketing special events during the summer, which includes event planning, communication promotions and support on the day of the event

Work closely with Marketing Staff to achieve success with internship

Contributes to the success of the organization, keeping current on new developments within the MultiCare system, and by performing other duties as needed or assigned

BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS

Pursues Excellence

Focuses on Patients and Customer Service

Ensures Safety

Fosters a healthy workplace

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PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS

Inspires teamwork and commitment

Facilitates solutions

Maintains organizational perspective

Builds relationships

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

Knowledge, skills, & abilities

Knowledge of and skill in the use of personal computer and related software to include Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and PageMaker for Windows or Mac

Web savvy, knowledge of current social media tools used for communication

Skill in producing clear written communication

Skill in assessing alternatives

Skill in good interpersonal, oral, and written communication

Skill in good grammar and spelling

Ability to coordinate activities

Ability to work efficiently under pressure

Ability to work independently and take initiative

Ability to willingly accept responsibility

Ability to establish and reset priorities, using good judgment

Ability to meet organization and departmental appearance standards on the job

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Studying for a Bachelors in Communication, PR, Marketing, Journalism or related field of study

One previous internship is preferred

College junior or senior students required

Job descriptions represent a general outline of job duties, functions, and qualifications. They are not intended to be comprehensive in nature. In addition jobs evolve over time and therefore their description may not reflect the precise nature of the position at a given point in time.

It is MultiCare’s policy to base hiring decisions solely on the individual’s ability to perform essential job functions. Persons with disabilities are eligible for this position provided they can perform those functions with reasonable accommodation.

Job-Social Media Producer

Reference: 502
Type: Permanent
Position: Social Media Producer – PT
Location: Seattle, Washington
Industry: New Media and Internet
Salary:
Description:

Social Media Producer

Fisher Interactive Network

Location: Seattle, WA

To Apply: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FISHERCOMM&cws=1&rid=502

SUMMARY OF JOB:

Be part of a growing online team producing content for Fisher Communications’ network of websites and social media platforms! Manage entertainment and lifestyle across multiple digital properties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
· Write and post stories to www.star1015.com and www.kvi.com .

· Help manage Life & Style section on www.komonews.com

· Manage social media sites for STAR FM and KVI AM. This includes posting links, and programming information and other audience engagement.

· Manage contests on social media sites.

· Work with on-air and promotion staff at STAR FM and KVI AM to ensure the best utilization of social media sites.

· Post advertorial content as needed.

· Ability to work autonomously and use individual judgment on stories, images, and video. Adhere to all standards set forth by KOMO News, STAR FM, and KVI AM.

· Other duties as assigned.

Fisher Values: To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following values:

1. Integrity: Demonstrates the highest standards of behavior through honesty, fairness, and trust in everything that they do. Is direct, forthcoming and does what is right. Honors commitments and is accountable for their actions.

2. Dedication to Excellence: Expects to wi n by giving their best effort and striving for the highest quality in everything they do. Exhibits a sense of urgency, is action-oriented, seizes opportunities and steadfastly pushes themselves and others for results. Seeks continuous improvement and displays good judgment.

3. Service to the Community: Is dedicated to making our community a better place to work and live. Displays a sense of concern and responsibility toward our coworkers, workplace and communities as a whole.

4. Respect for the Individual: Treats everyone with dignity and respect. Strives to understand others and actively listens to their concerns and perceptions. Shares information and ideas openly and honestly.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience: 1-3 years of experience required

Education: Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) preferred

Other Qualifications:
* Strong writing skills required.
* Strong social media skills required
* Basic HTML knowledge required
* Strong computer skills required
* Experience with Photoshop, advanced HTML, and digital video editing is helpful but not required.
* Must be self-directing, self-motivating and able to work will with a diverse group of people.
* Must be able to handle stress, including short deadlines.
* Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Language Skills: Ability to read, comprehend, analyze and compose business reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to and respond to questions from co-workers, managers, clients, customers and the general public.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure. Ability to compute percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions expressed in written, oral or diagram form.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to remain in a static position for extended periods of time and converse with and communicate with others. The team member is occ asionally required to move about, handle and/or position items. The team member must occasionally transport or move up to 15 pounds. The team member must be able to identify objects and be able to communicate in writing.

Work Environment: Typical indoor office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job-Director of Digital Sales for Fisher Communications

Reference: 396
Type: Permanent
Position: Business Development Specialist
Location: Seattle, Washington
Industry: Sales
Salary:
Description:

Title: Director Digital Sales

Company: Fisher Interactive Network

Location: Seattle, WA

To Apply: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FISHERCOMM&cws=1&rid=396

Summary:

Director Digital Sales supports its core competencies of digital services, ROI tracking, inventory control, creative development, and media placement with proven tools and processes that strengthen the client-agency partnership. Performs work according to values of Fisher Communications with the utmost of integrity and trust in doing what is right.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

(Included but not limited to)

· Hire and manage a growing team of entry-level, mid-level, and experienced sales professionals

· Work with FIN Leadership to ensure clear understanding of sales objectives and expectations

· Manage and execute strategic plan on a national, regional and local market basis

· Manage online sales in optimizing inventory, P&L and multiplatform marketing solutions

· Produce dramatic revenue growth consistent with top-down financial goals

· Develop and maintain strong client relationships

· Develop and manage incentive programs to motivate and reward strong sales performance

· Develop monthly, quarterly, and annual sales goals for each sales professional

· Conduct coaching and mentoring sessions to develop online and partner sales

· Develop and execute a multi-platform Business Development plan

· Monitor and supports FIN core competencies of digital services, ROI tracking, inventory sellout/optimization, comScore research, creative development with proven tools and processes that strengthen the client-FIN partnership that is not reliant on a eCpm business model

· Direct and maintain FIN multimedia marketing tools

· Prospect and pitch Fortune 500 accounts by building relationships with Senior HR, Marketing and Talent Acquisition professionals (CHRO/SVP/VP/DIR)

· Be a credible subject matter expert regarding trends in advertising (print, digital, social, search media, online)

· Formulate and answer request for proposals (RFPs); liaise with all Fisher marketing teams

· Work with Fisher Broadcasting team members to capitalize on their expertise for presentations and proposals

· Research new client prospects and their competitors thoroughly

· Manage pipeline; responsible for weekly/monthly reporting

· Maintain a working knowledge of current product and service offering

· Maintain expertise of industry and competitors; continually gather competitive intelligence

· Manage required weekly and monthly reporting and metrics

Experience: 7-10 years of experience required

Education:Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) required

Other Qualifications:
BA/BS Degree in Communications or related field
· 5 years Internet/new media sales management experience with demonstrated effectiveness directing and supporting the sales efforts of a team
· Ability to drive measurable and sustainable results, reflected in revenue growth, cost management, lead development, pipeline management, closing rates
· Proven leadership skills and the ability to motivate a team to ambition goals and objectives
· Exceptional interpersonal communication skills
· Demonstrated knowledge of interactive media and emerging media trends
· Ability to think creatively
· Ability to exercise good business judgment while providing results-oriented solutions to potential ad vertisers
· Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
· Detail oriented
· Skillful negotiator
· Ability to drive a vehicle (with valid Washington State driver’s license)
· Ability to read and communicate clearly

Language Skills:
Ability to read, comprehend, analyze and compose business reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to and respond to questions from co-workers, managers, clients, customers and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.

Reasoning Ability:Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions expressed in written, oral or diagram form.

Physical Demands:While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to remain in a static position for extended periods of time and converse with and communicate with others. The team member is occasionally required to move about, handle and/or position items. The team member must occasionally transport or move up to 15 pounds. The team member must be able to identify objects and be able to communicate in writing.

Work Environment:Typical indoor office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.