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Internship: Editorial Assistant and Digital Strategist, Island Parent Magazine – FILLED

This position has been filled.

Location: Remote
Duration: September 4, 2023 to January 14, 2024, with 1 week off during the holiday season.
Hours: 20 hours per week
Compensation: $20 per hour
Application Deadline: August 28, 2023

Company Overview

Island Parent Magazine is a comprehensive resource for parenting insights, community engagement, and informative content designed to support families residing on Vancouver Island. Committed to delivering high-quality information and fostering a sense of connection, we are dedicated to both print and digital platforms.

Position Overview

We are offering an exciting internship opportunity for a dynamic and versatile individual to take on the combined role of Editorial Assistant and Digital Strategist.

This unique position encompasses responsibilities that contribute to the creation, coordination, and digital outreach of our magazine. The ideal candidate should be adept at both content creation and digital marketing strategies.

Responsibilities

With the assistance and support of the publisher and other staff members, the intern will:

  • Collaborate with the editorial team to research, write, and edit articles that resonate with our readership while adhering to the magazine’s tone and style.
  • Assist in planning and executing digital marketing strategies to enhance online visibility, engagement, and audience growth.
  • Assist with managing the magazine’s website, ensuring content accuracy, user-friendliness, and search engine optimization.
  • Contribute fresh ideas for engaging content across both print and digital mediums, fostering a cohesive brand presence.
  • Conduct interviews and gather information from sources, experts, and the community to enhance the quality of articles.
  • Proofread and fact-check articles to ensure accuracy and adherence to high editorial standards.
  • Assist the editorial team with managing the editorial calendar, ensuring timely content creation and publication coordination.
  • Aid in publishing the magazine’s social media platforms, including content scheduling, interaction, and audience engagement.
  • Help analyze digital performance metrics and provide insights to refine strategies, improve engagement, and reach target goals.
  • Collaborate with external partners, influencers, and advertisers.
  • Provide administrative support to the editorial team, including correspondence management and subscriptions.

Qualifications

  • The applicant must be a student or recent graduate (3 years) of a program at an accredited post-secondary education in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or related field.
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills with attention to grammar and style.
  • Proficiency in digital content management systems, social media platforms, and web analytics tools:
    • Intermediate skills and experience with WordPress or other digital content management system
    • Basic to intermediate skills and experience with social media systems, preferably Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. Experience with managing or assisting with business social media channels a plus.
    • Basic skills and experience with GA4 analytics
  • Demonstrated basic understanding of layout and design principles for print and digital media.
  • Excellent research skills, with the ability to source credible information.
  • Strong analytical mindset, capable of interpreting data to inform strategies.
  • Highly organized, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Creative thinker who can contribute innovative content ideas.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for effective collaboration.
  • Familiarity with parenting topics and target audience understanding is advantageous.

Application Process

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, a cover letter, writing samples showcasing their writing and editing abilities, as well as examples of previous digital marketing campaigns or strategies they have executed.

Please send your application to info@islandparent.ca. Applications must be received by August 28, 2023.

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