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Company Name: BEHIND THE BOOK
Description: Behind the Book works directly in NYC public schools, providing rich, innovative literacy programs in urban classrooms. Working with students from pre-K to 12th grade, Behind the Book identifies books that speak to the students, and partners with teachers to create immersive curriculum units that bring the authors of those books into the classroom. Through a series of workshops, authors discuss their book and teach a genre of writing, encouraging students to see themselves as readers and writers. Learn more about Behind the Book on our website.

Behind the Book seeks a Social Media Intern to coordinate our various social media platforms. The position is ideal for a go-getter with a strategic mind and excellent communication skills, who wants to be an integral part of implementing BtB’s social media strategy. The position will be based at our Harlem office. The commitment is for one semester, a minimum of two days per week.

Social Media Intern responsibilities include:

Developing and posting social media content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms

Updating BtB’s blog (WordPress) regularly with new content that features stories and pictures from our school programs and other news of interest from our organization

Selecting and editing pictures, student work, and videos related to our programming for the blog, social media, and newsletter


QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be someone who is detail-oriented, eager to learn, an able to manage tasks independently. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required. Experience with social media sites required; experience with WordPress and Mail Chimp a plus. The intern will report to the Development Manager.

TO APPLY: Please submit a resume and cover letter that includes some ideas about BtB’s social media to kara@behindthebook.org. “Social Media Internship” should appear in the subject heading of your email.

Deadlines to apply:
Fall 2016: August 31st, 2016
Spring 2017: December 15th, 2016
Summer 2017: May 15th, 2017

Behind the Book is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. We are committed to maximizing the
Requirements: The successful candidate will be someone who is detail-oriented, eager to learn, an able to manage tasks independently. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required. Experience with social media sites required; experience with WordPress and Mail Chimp a plus. The intern will report to the Development Manager.
Location: New York, NY
Application Due Date: Fall 2016: August 31st, 2016
Spring 2017: December 15th, 2016
Summer 2017: May 15th, 2017
Payment: unpaid
How To Apply For This Internship: Please submit a resume and cover letter that includes some ideas about BtB’s social media to kara@behindthebook.org. “Social Media Internship” should appear in the subject heading of your email.

Deadlines to apply:
Fall 2016: August 31st, 2016
Spring 2017: December 15th, 2016
Summer 2017: May 15th, 2017

Behind the Book is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. We are committed to maximizing the
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