Content Coordinator, Temporary

Join an organization where you can make a difference in the lives of students from across the nation and the world. At The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC), we see a world where young people from all backgrounds have the opportunity to discover, develop and realize their full potential. TWC is the bridge between higher education and professional careers–leveraging all that Washington D.C. has to offer to provide dynamic, experiential learning opportunities to empower and motivate young people to become engaged global citizens.

Position Description

Do you enjoy telling a good story and finding a unique perspective to engage your audience? Do you spend your spare time reading blogs, posting and commenting on social media? Do you like the challenge of attracting a following and help people understand if they are the right for a product or service through engaging and relevant content? You may be our next Content Coordinator!

In this role, you will support the Marketing & Communications department’s content and creative services team. You’ll have the opportunity to apply marketing knowledge gained in the classroom to a fast-paced, entrepreneurial work environment and to gain experience collaborating with teams across the organization. You’ll also engage with hundreds of participants in TWC’s various programs and find the stories that stand out—those that will help raise our brand profile and generate new qualified leads for our programs. If you think you have what it takes, we hope you’ll apply to join our team. The position will run through the end of August, 2018.

Essential Functions

  • Lead Generation
    • Write articles and blog posts to increase demand for TWC’s programs.
    • Assist with editing, researching and proofreading content that will generate qualified leads for TWC’s programs.
    • Identify opportunities to profile current students for spotlight articles, Q&As, videos, testimonials and other promotional opportunities.
    • Work with TWC’s student contributors to guide story development, share resources and offer suggestions.
  • Social Media Management
    • Curate content to engage audiences via TWC’s social channels.
    • Assist with managing TWC’s online communities, including alumni LinkedIn community and accepted students’ Facebook groups.
  • Research & Database Support
    • Support TWC’s efforts to develop customized promotional materials for college/university partners through a content audit.
    • Research partnership arrangements to ensure accurate details, as necessary.
    • Research experiential learning opportunities in higher education to develop a market analysis and assess TWC’s competitive environment.

Education and Experience

  • Required Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in marketing/communications or related field OR
    • Junior/Senior standing as a declared marketing/communications major at an accredited college/university.
  • Preferred Education/Qualifications and Experience:
    • Prior participation in The Washington Center or a similar internship program a plus.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities which are critical to the successful performance of the job.These may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with the position:
    • Superb writing skills and a willingness to receive constructive feedback.
    • Willingness to take on any and all projects with enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial spirit.
    • A passion for social media, digital content and other forms of online engagement.
    • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and around deadlines.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and work collaboratively.
  • Competencies required to perform the job successfully:
    • Communication/Interpersonal Skills
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
    • Initiative
    • Self-Awareness

Equipment Used to Perform the Job

Which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position:

  • Standard office equipment including a facsimile machine, photocopier, and telephone system.
  • Personal Computer, job-related software and printer.

Physical Abilities

These are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform described essential functions of this job. These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 25lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, precise hand-eye coordination, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use repetitive wrist, hand, and/or finger movement, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.

Application Instructions

To apply to this position, please do so via our online application form.

This job description no way states or implies that these are the only duties preformed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subjected to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.