Social Media Intern

Job Description

The Role

What would you say you do here?

The 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, you 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 calendar management. You’ll also gain marketing experience, learning the voice of an organization and practicing copywriting and content strategy.

The Right Fit

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

Gifts and Abilities:

  • You are well-versed in social media. You have personal or professional experience with what works on socials.
  • 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 are an owner of our church’s vision, and resonate with the culture and values of Reach Church.
  • 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.

Experience & Education:

  • Ideally, you are pursuing an education or career field related to Communications/Marketing, etc.
  • You are well-versed in social media. You have extensive 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. When you let down on your word, you apologize and communicate it in advance and/or communicate your plans for improvement.

Your Core Responsibilities

What does success look like for this position?
  • Learn our voice and execute on our brand through our day-to-day social media publishing.
  • Proactively manage social media 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 caption content for our posts. Seek out microstories from individuals, learn to edit and design graphics.
  • Help brainstorm campaign ideas for our social media 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 Stories.

The Fine Print

Hours: The Social Media Intern will work from 7:00AM to 1:00PM on Sunday mornings, and an additional 5 hours during the week.

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

Compensation: $1,000 total stipend for 8 months (see Program Overview below for details).

Length of Internship: September 2022 - April 2023.

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.