NonDoc currently seeks a young, talented individual who can show us old fogies how to optimize our use of social media. The social media landscape is ever-changing, and — whether we like it or not — platforms like Facebook and Instagram have become the newsies of the 21st century. Proper use of social media is a prerequisite for success for any brand and has become a lifeline for today’s news companies in particular. NonDoc is no exception.
As such, we want to hire a social media intern for the summer. Potential candidates should be interested in gaining critical experience and knowledge of the relationship between online journalism and social media.
The summer intern will learn skills related to social media distribution of journalism content as well as marketing techniques for our small business. Additional hands-on skills will include operating WordPress and CoSchedule platforms to create news and commentary content.
Take it from a former intern
The NonDoc team has experience mentoring interns. We know how important it is for young professionals to know their time as an intern will be valuable, enriching and illuminating. Don’t take it from us, though: In addition to her “5 things I learned” piece, Carleigh Foutch, our 2016 social media intern, had this to say about her time with us:
I loved being an intern for NonDoc because it allowed me to work remotely and at my own pace, all while learning new skills. It was fun work, too! Being able to research and go through trial and error runs on various social media platforms was enjoyable. I never once felt as if it were “work,” but I still felt like I learned a lot at the end of the internship. Tres and Josh were perfect resources if I ever needed something, but were great at mostly letting me do my own thing, which is how I work best.
I loved also being able to write for NonDoc as well. The first piece I wrote for them was about something I’m extremely passionate about, and it was really cool to see the response to the article and to be able to have a space to publish it in the first place. NonDoc is doing great work by telling the stories that are often overlooked and need to be told, especially with public education in Oklahoma City. Overall, my time at NonDoc was amazing, and I highly recommend and encourage all Gaylord majors to apply and check it out!
Carleigh is still a part of the extended NonDoc family. Just last month, we published her coverage of the March for Our Lives in Oklahoma City.
How and when to apply
The internship will last from at least June 1 to Sept. 1 and includes slight financial compensation. The deadline to apply is May 15.
If you or anyone you know might be interested in joining our team this summer, all we need is a cover letter, a résumé and two writing samples sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social media intern flier
(Update: This post was updated at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 2, to include a flier for the internship position.)