We are currently seeking a Social Media / Administrative Intern!
We are specifically seeking a Social Media Intern who is able to work independently and take on some of the daily administrative tasks at PVWW, with minimal check-ins and direction.The primary task of the Intern is daily and active posting and engagement on all of PVWW's social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn). To this end, prospective interns should enjoy social media and content-creation, specifically literary and writing-related content and be actively engaged with those communities online. Other tasks may include poster creation, interviewing authors, and helping to assemble our monthly newsletter. In exchange for your time and help, you’ll get an opportunity to work alongside a team of authors, editors, and writing instructors; free attendance at most Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop classes, and some valuable skills and experience. We are also very happy to write recommendations and act as mentors for those seeking guidance with MFA applications, publishing, and next steps in their writing careers. This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to get involved in a local writing organization: recent college grads, aspiring writers, retirees seeking to devote time to a literary life and their writing, and anyone interested in the literary arts and connecting with writers. The Social Media Intern will work closely with Joy Baglio (Director) and Kate Senecal (Assistant Director).
NOTE: This is an unpaid position! The Social Media Intern will be compensated with free attendance to certain PVWW workshops.
Start Date: Flexible, though ideally winter/spring 2021.
Duration: At least six months, with the option of continuing longer.
Location: Virtual/remote position.
The ideal candidate will have: • A sense of second-nature with and like of social media (FB, Twitter, Instagram, mostly). An excitement to post daily. • Strong writing skills and comfort with words, especially composing emails and social media posts. • Good PR skills and comfort communicating and interacting with others. • Organizational skills & meticulous attention to detail. • Interest and ability in management, entrepreneurship, and community organizing, specifically in the arts. • Ability to learn new tasks quickly and troubleshoot/problem-solve when necessary. • Excitement to work around writers and talk about writing, craft, books. • Experience with or interest in writing and the literary world. • Ability to work well with others, take direction and feedback, as well as work independently with minimal direction at times. • Photoshop and Illustrator experience a plus, but not mandatory. • An enthusiastic, warm, and can-do attitude.
Position will definitely entail: • Posting daily to each of PVWW's social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn) about upcoming classes/events as well as other relevant writing-related content. • Creating writing-related content and sharing other interesting literary content on PVWW's social media platforms (daily). • Creating posters and other images for PVWW classes and events. • Helping to assemble the monthly PVWW newsletter. • Attending virtual PVWW team meetings and taking minutes. • Attending virtual readings and other PVWW events and assisting with questions. • Helping to train the next Social Media / Administrative Intern.
Position may entail (over time): • Email correspondence with students and prospective students, especially before/after workshops. • Compiling post-workshop feedback for instructors. • Corresponding with PVWW instructors and local authors regarding our events and classes • Developing and writing posts for PVWW's blog. • Interviewing PVWW instructors and local authors.
Benefits/perks of the position: • Opportunity to work with (and learn from) professional authors and writing instructors. • Mentorship and guidance in the areas of writing, editing, publishing, and MFA applications. • Free auditing of all PVWW one-day classes, and free admission into select multi-week workshops. • No set hours – can work remotely anywhere you choose and set your own schedule. • Opportunity to interact with and meet members of the literary community.
"Can't say enough about PVWW, Joy, and her amazing team of teachers! Writing is very much about the ability to sit in your seat for hours and put pen to paper, but coming to PVWW has helped me build a community around my writing, breathe new life into my efforts, and get out of my own head a bit. And beyond that, I've learned lots of practical, nuts-and-bolts techniques that have vastly improved my work." - Emily Everett, Editor at The Common