Job Title: Social Media Fundraising Campaign Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director, Hokubei Hochi Foundation
Length of Commitment: One or two academic quarters or semester, can be extended, approximately 5-10 hours per week.
Location: Hokubei Hochi Foundation, 519 Sixth Avenue South, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104
Salary: Unpaid – student to determine credits issued with academic institution
Job Description: The Hokubei Hochi Foundation seeks a part-time intern to coordinate a one-time social media fundraising campaign via Indiegogo (indiegogo.com). This campaign will raise funds for our Nikkei Newspaper Digital Archive Project (www.hokubeihochi.org). The internship will include developing the campaign goals, compelling narrative, donor incentives, and other requirements for this online campaign. The intern will manage the campaign to its completion. The project will begin as soon as an intern is hired, and will run over the coming months, exact timeline is to be determined. This is a part-time internship, flexible hours between 5-10 hours during normal work week, and is based in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District.
Desired Skills and Requirements:
- Proficient with social media (facebook, twitter, websites, blogs).
- Experience in writing in various voices and mediums, marketing and messaging to reach different and diverse audiences.
- Experience with fundraising drives, events, or projects is desired, but not required.
- Experience with online fundraising is desired, but not required.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or graphic design software a plus.
- Bilingual English/Japanese a plus, but not a requirement.
Please send resume to: email@example.com.
NIKKEI NEWSPAPER DIGITAL ARCHIVE PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Hokubei Hochi Foundation is pleased to announce a partnership with the University of Washington (UW) Libraries on an exciting project to digitize the past issues of The North American Post newspapers. This will allow the public to access information through KEY WORD SEARCH using the latest digital technology. 4Culture has provided seed funding for this project. (www.4culture.org)
The UW Libraries Digital Initiatives Program and the Suzzallo Allen Libraries Microfilm Department are key partners in this project. The post-WWII North American Post (Hokubei hōchi) newspaper dates back to 1946. The pre-WWII paper up until the Japanese American internment was published under The North American Times (Hokubei jiji) beginning in 1902. Most of the early issues of both papers are written in Japanese.
Many newspapers have been digitized for ready access for online readers, most notably, The New York Times, and locally, The Seattle Times and other news publications.
We are currently researching and testing the approach of manually entering key words into the U.W.’s CONTENTdm data management software. At the end of the project, content of past issues will be key word searchable and be made available online to the general public.
This project will launch a pilot sample of issues starting in 1946 with plans to publish it on the U.W. Libraries Digital Collections’ website, to be completed this summer. The foundation is excited to produce a prototype model that can be replicated by other small community newspapers and publications across the country and indeed globally.