Social Media Intern

Natural Resources Defense Council New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 weeks ago

Overview

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.

Position Summary:

NRDC is seeking a Social Media Intern to work with the Social Media team in our New York office. The internship is paid, Full Time (35 hrs/wk) and begins May 28, 2019 and ends August 31, 2019.

(If applicable NRDC seeks candidates who are eligible for academic credit, or outside funding such as law school work-study or postgraduate fellowship funding, to support their externship work. NRDC will work with successful candidates to complete any paperwork necessary to help secure available credit or funding.

Responsibilities

  • Help create content for NRDC's Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn accounts

  • Work with colleagues to develop and execute strategies for promotion and awareness of major reports, court decisions, and other public education and engagement opportunities

  • Provide support for live events and public interaction via social streams, such as Instagram Live, Facebook Live, Reddit AMAs or Snapchat and Instagram Stories

  • Help with some data collection to measure content performance on social media accounts

  • Work with our community manager to provide community management and audience engagement

  • Possible work on GIF creation and GIPHY Stories.

Qualifications

Applicants should have:

  • Excellent writing skills, strong critical thinking skills and good judgment

  • Solid understanding of social media as an industry or signifant experience with personal use

  • Preferably an interest in working in social media or communications professionally

  • Basic understanding of environmental issues and political advocacy

NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, for positions based in San Francisco, CA we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/careers and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to Customer Care by dialing 1-800-889-4422.

For further information about NRDC, please visit www.nrdc.org


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