Communications + Social Media Intern

Job Description

  • Do you love creative ways to inspire, encourage and teach people through media?
  • Do you get inspired by well-crafted copywriting, and telling micro-stories through photo/video?
  • Have you wanted to be part of a creative and collaborative environment, where we're always experimenting to up our game?

The Role

What would you say you do here?

The Communications + Social Media Intern will play a vital role at Reach by moving forward our day-to-day mission: to Be the Church and Reach the City. People are at a service on Sunday for 1 hour a week—you help reach them during the other 167. Through social media, email and our website/app channels, you’ll carry out our Communication Team’s mission to equip disciples, connect people to community, and create good things that reflect a good God. You will grow in skills including social media content curation/publishing, and marketing calendar management. You’ll also gain marketing experience, learning the voice of an organization by practicing copywriting and content strategy.

The Right Fit

What qualities does a person in this position bring to the table?  

Gifts and Abilities:

  • You have an eye for special moments and stories. You know ‘human moments’ translate best to social media, and take the opportunity to capture them.
  • You have a strong attention to detail. No typos here. You check your work twice.
  • You value simple, clear communication and not burying-the-lead.
  • You love both art and order. You love to be creative and try new things to see what works. You pick up new skills quickly, and understand planning/strategy.
  • You pursue a collaborative culture and are humble in both giving and receiving constructive criticism.
  • You are hard working and pursue excellence. You don’t leave a job unfinished, and are hesitant to settle for ‘good enough’. You don’t have a need to be the best, but you want to give your best.
  • You are an owner of our church’s vision, and resonate with the culture and values of Reach Church.

Experience & Education:

  • Ideally, you are pursuing an education or career field related to Communications/Marketing, etc.
  • You can write stories and invitations compellingly and with clarity. We are looking for someone whose writing needs minimal editing.
  • You are intutive with technology and can eaily pick up detailed digital workflows from written or video tutorials.
  • Preferred: You have experience creating and editing short-form video clips and know what works in today's world of video-first economy.
  • Preferred: You have notable copywriting experience (email, captions, web, etc.)
  • Preferred: You are well-versed in social media. You have personal or professional experience with effective social media strategies, and you know a bit of what has always worked, and the state of what’s currently working in the world of socials.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Live a lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements for leaders.
  • You don’t take yourself too seriously. We rage against ego here! You find your identity in Jesus and are not insecure or easily offended.
  • Your punctuality is a promise. You always show up on time and treat others’ schedules with honor.

Your Core Responsibilities

What does success look like for this position?
  • Learn our voice and execute on our brand through our day-to-day content creating and publishing, including short-form video, email content, social media, and more.
  • Proactively manage communication publishing in keeping with our trimester communication plan (TCP). Prepare a posting calendar one month in advance, and gather and schedule content (media and copy) one week in advance.
  • Curate content for both the visual and written content used to tell stories of what God is doing. Learn to edit and design graphics.
  • Help brainstorm campaign ideas and make improvements to our general strategy.
  • Tell the story of our Sunday gatherings by capturing memorable moments and candid photos/videos for posting on our social media.

The Fine Print

Hours: The Social Media Intern will work from 8:30AM to 11:00AM on Sunday mornings, and an additional 8 hours during the week.

Oversight: The Social Media Intern will report to the Communications + Media Lead, Stephen Garcia.

Compensation: $1,000 total stipend for 7 months (see Program Overview below for details).

Length of Internship: September 2023 - April 2024.

Additional Expectations: The Social Media Intern is expected to work an average of 12-15ish hours per week. Some weeks will be a bit more; some weeks will be a bit less.