SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN
The Social Media Intern will assist in designing, creating, and executing various social media campaigns at New Musicals Inc. Campaigns will promote projects which include live and pre-taped online concerts, greenscreen videos, lectures, video webseries episodes and short musical films. NMI is flexible as to whether this position is 100% remote, or whether it includes on-location components.
NMI has a small greenscreen studio on location. From this studio we are able to do live shoots, as well as present live lectures, concerts, and staged readings. There is an opportunity for the Intern to learn in a hands-on environment about greenscreen shooting, lighting, and audio recording, especially for the purposes of creating social media content.
The Intern could be granted remote access to NMI’s computers, either on-location or remotely; or for some projects, the Intern could conceivably use their own home equipment with a hard-drive shuttle. (Files are likely too large to upload/download via Google Drive or Dropbox or other file-transfer protocols.)
Ideally, the duration of the internship is over a 24-week period, from June 2021 through October 2021. But we are flexible as to start/end dates, as well as the number of hours in any given week, including a standard 40-hour week over a 10-week period, or 15 hours a week through March 1, 2022.
The intern must also be a resident of Los Angeles County attending college outside of the region or currently attending college in Los Angeles County.
We understand there will be some applicants who would prefer 100% remote, and other applicants who would like as much on-location time as is allowed and hygienically prudent. Happily, given the amount of remote work which is possible, NMI is very flexible as to the intern’s physical location, and we can tailor the internship accordingly. If the Intern is available for some physical time at NMI offices, the Intern will be expected to assist with coordination of several live discussions, live-streaming events, concerts, and workshops, writer/mentor presentations, as well as some general administration duties (such as filing and database management).
The ideal Social Media Intern will have some background and general working knowledge of marketing, e‑commerce, and a wide variety of social media platforms. The Social Media Intern will have good general computing skills and be comfortable with using online forums and posting in online user groups and social networks, as well as cross-platform integration and promotion. Very useful to the position will be working knowledge with some combination of the following software: Office (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher), WordPress, Divi (WordPress template), Toolset, Event Manager and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere).
Internship Learning Objectives
At the end of the internship, the Intern will be able to:
– understand the basic planning required to create and execute a multi-layered, cross-platform multi-event social media campaign
– execute remote video editing
and pending on-location aspects of the internship, additionall will be able to:
– livestream an event (utilizing OBS software/YouTube Live and NMI’s three-camera Roland switcher workstation)
– interface with industry professionals (national writers, producers and theatre industry professionals)
ONSITE: NMI has two rehearsal rooms, three offices each with workstations, and the capabilities of live-streaming events from its Main Hall. Intern will have an office. Intern workstation includes a PC with monitor and all necessary software, and an office network linking all computers together. The NMI offices are in North Hollywood, with parking behind the building, or the Metro station a ten minute walk away. The building has air conditioning!
REMOTE: The Intern would be granted remote access to NMI’s computers, either on-location or remotely; or for some projects, the Intern could conceivably use their own home equipment with a hard-drive shuttle. (Files are likely too large to upload/download via Google Drive or Dropbox or other file-transfer protocols.)
We are a small arts organization, and internships with us necessarily involve direct, hands-on experience in practically every aspect of running an arts organization. This means that the intern gets to experience a great deal of variety, autonomy, and leadership. Additionally, interns at NMI get to see direct, tangible results of their efforts, in terms of enrollment, engagement, participation, and actual product (streamcasting, performances, panels), etc. It’s a very good birds-eye seat to determine what arts administration consists of, and how the intern might or might not take to it as a profession.
The Intern will also have good people skills, and be able to interface effectively with audience, actors, writers and press.
How to apply
Email a chatty/informal letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and attach a formal resume or bio. (Honest: be chatty; let your personality shine through.) Address your interest in social media marketing and promotion, your interest in working remotely or on-location, and your ideal timeframe for the internship. TIP: Be straightforward about your interest in working on-location or remotely, as well as your calendaring needs; we don’t have an agenda here…candidates will not be given preference one way or the other; we can design this internship to suit you. Please note: This internship is open to currently enrolled undergraduate college students who are currently enrolled as undergraduates, including students enrolled in associate degree (community college) programs.