American Public Media
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Intern, Social Marketing

Post Date:May 05, 2021Type:Full time
Start Date:June 7, 2021Salary:$15/hour
Location: United States - Minnesota - St. Paul Job Reference:INTER01242
Job Description:

Position Information:

  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Location: Any of Marketplace’s offices in LA, NY, DC or remote (anywhere within the U.S.A.)
  • Start Date: June 7, 2021 – December 17, 2021
  • Compensation: $15.00/hour


Intern, Social Marketing - Marketplace:

Our newsroom is seeking an individual who has an active interest in journalism and social marketing. We are seeking a creative and data driven intern to provide support to the social team. Are YOU that person? If so, you will have an opportunity to work alongside social producers with a focus on finding engaging ways to tell stories across platforms. You will learn how to strengthen skills in writing, content creation, analytics, video, design and marketing.   


Key Learning Goals:

This would be a great role for someone interested in the intersection of editorial and social marketing.

  • The culture and business of a nonprofit media organization
  • Insight into the journalism industry and Marketplace’s properties. The social team touches everything from On-Demand, Shows, Digital, Giving, Brand, etc.
  • Develop campaigns and posts that drive connection to our brand and help further our mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country
  • How to look at data responsibly and draw actionable insights from them
  • Tangible experience in social marketing for a journalism organization



  • Help create engaging posts to grow Marketplace’s social footprint
  • Work with team members to bring strategies to life through clear, mobile-first and creative presentations
  • Monitor conversations across platforms
  • Assist in ideation, social content planning, scheduling
  • Help aggerate social data to gain insights into analytics that drive traffic and engagement
  • Conduct research on key industry trends and competitive insights
  • Source photo and video and music stock footage as it pertains to projects
  • Research story ideas; help storyboard ideas; contribute to scripts as needed



  • Partial subsidy for onsite parking or public transportation
  • Eligible to accrue sick time off
  • Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA



  • Participate in robust on-boarding experience
  • Professional development: on-the-job training, intercultural development assessment, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc.
  • Participate in brown bag sessions to gain broader perspective of the organization


Required Qualifications:

  • Enrolled Senior in an undergraduate or Master’s program OR have earned a degree within the last 12 months
  • Strong working knowledge with social media platforms
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop is a must
  • Self-starter with an interest in journalism and how economic news intersects with people’s lives
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work both independently and collaboratively
  • A team player who is accountable, proactive, and solution-oriented


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Coursework or experience in journalism
  • Graphic design experience
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and Illustrator


Next Step in the Application:

In addition to your skills and knowledge, we want to get to know you in the application process. In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter (of no more than 1 page) with answers to the following:

  • What professional skills would you like to add to your toolbox in the months and years to come to grow in your career field?
  • Where do you see yourself professionally in five-years and how will this role help you achieve that goal?

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Contact Information
American Public Media
Alicia Tran
480 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
United States
Ph: 6512901305

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