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Jamaicans.com Internship Opportunities – Social Media, Journalism, Photography, Public Relations, Website Management

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Internship Description

Jamaicans.com invites college students, recent graduates, and aspiring professionals to join one of the Caribbean’s most visited and dynamic websites as an intern for 2014!

The ideal candidates will have the opportunity to gain valuable social media, journalism, public relations, and website management experience and should be responsible and dedicated with an interest in exploring Jamaican/Caribbean history and culture. Interns will receive “by-line” credit for articles and have media accreditation access to events. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be computer and Internet proficient.

Interns will receive on-the-job training and ongoing supervision. Duties include but are not limited to writing posts on Jamaican history and culture; conducting research on Jamaica; completing interviews with Jamaican celebrities, entrepreneurs and other well-known personalities; coordinating social media activities; and providing media coverage for Caribbean festivals, concerts, and other events.

See the positions below. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter  to [email protected]  If you are interested in being a writer please include two brief writing samples.

Company Profile
Jamaicans.com is one of the world’s leading websites covering news, travel, culture and politics in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Averaging  178,000 unique visitors per month from all over the world, Jamaicans.com is the online information gateway to Jamaica and the Caribbean.

Internship Dates and Requirements  
The internship is for 12 weeks and requires 5 – 10 hours per week. We have some degree of flexibility and are willing to discuss alternative dates. This internship is unpaid, but college credit is available for eligible interns.

Application Deadline
July 15, 2014

Photography/Video/Media Intern

Description:
Jamaicans.com invites aspiring Photography/Video professionals to join one of the Caribbean’s most visited and dynamic websites as an intern.

The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to gain valuable in event & journalistic photography, social media, public relations, and website management experience . Interns will receive “by-line” credit for their work and have media accreditation access to events. Candidates must have excellent verbal communication skills and be computer & Internet proficient. Experience with photography for internet publication is preferred. Scheduling is flexible, allowing for the Interns to match their school schedule with our needs.

Responsibilities
– Attend, take and edit photography/video for Caribbean events (festivals/concerts etc) for use on our website and social media.
– Support staff with organizing, archiving, promoting and producing featured photos
– Publish videos/photos primarily to the web and touch-up still photography

Requirements
– Have the potential to deliver videos and photos that succinctly and clearly tell the desired story
– Ability to deliver videos with cuts, graphics, sound and other elements that convey a quality production value and a level of technical sophistication
– Experience with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Captivate and Adobe Photoshop
– Knowledge of digital videography and photography cameras and equipment

Editorial /Social Media/ Journalism Intern

Description
Jamaicans.com invites aspiring journalist professionals to join one of the Caribbean’s most visited and dynamic websites as an intern.

The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to gain valuable in journalistic, social media, public relations, and website management experience . Interns will receive “by-line” credit for their work . Candidates must have excellent communication skills, fluent in English and possess excellent writing and be computer & Internet proficient. Experience with writing for internet publication is preferred. Scheduling is flexible, allowing for the Interns to match their school schedule with our needs.

Responsibilities
– Conducting interviews via email with Caribbean Personalities
– Assist with editorial projects and provide support for articles being published.
– Proofreading both electronic files, basic copy editing, and writing
– Assisting with Social Media marketing and promotions
– Work on special projects, as needed

Requirements
– Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, English, business communications, or communication arts.
– Strong organizational and communication skills with keen attention to detail and problem solving skills
– Knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
– Experience/interest in Web maintenance
– Familiarity with a Photo editing program

Graphic Design Intern

Description
Jamaicans.com invites aspiring graphic design professionals to join one of the Caribbean’s most visited and dynamic websites as an intern.

The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to gain valuable in graphic design, social media and website management experience. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and be computer & Internet proficient. Experience with graphic design for internet publication is preferred. Scheduling is flexible, allowing for the Interns to match their school schedule with our needs.

Responsibilities
– Assists in the design and development of layouts for marketing materials, using appealing graphics that are well organized
– Responsible to incorporate current design trends into each unique layout to produce an up-to-date style for custom ads
– Ability to exercise good judgment when interpreting instructions and to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions
– Utilize strong written skills and bring effective visual ideas from concept through to completion

Requirements
– Working towards a BA or certificate from a Fine Arts program/Graphic Design school
– Experience with Adobe InDesign, and proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
– Knowledge of Mac OS and software upgrades and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
– Must be a team player and flourish in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
– Open to constructive criticism and customer feedback

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Social Media Assistant


Description

Virtual Social Media Assistant internship for online website covering news, travel, culture, entertainment and events in the Jamaican Diaspora, Jamaica and the Caribbean. We are looking for a social media intern to be involved Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and google plus and our blog. Scheduling is flexible, allowing for the Interns to match their school schedule with our needs.

Responsibilities

– Creating fun content for our social media sites & blogs
– Post news and updates on our social media sites to increase website exposure
– Utilizes social media to engage with a community of fans/followers online

Requirements
– Provide links to 1-3 social networking profiles to demonstrate interest and knowledge
– Possesses skills in writing, presentation, interpersonal relations, and customer management
– Performs well in environment that values creativity, flexibility, and variety
– Exhibits personal qualities, such as open-mindedness, enthusiasm, and adaptability
– Prefers challenges, fast pace, new ideas, future focus, and unstructured environment

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