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StageLync - Individual - United States - CircusTalk

Posted by:  StageLync

Posted on: Nov. 13, 2019
United States United States, Telecommuting job.

Description:

CircusTalk is expanding so quickly that we could use your help. We are seeking a youth community intern. CircusTalk is an international online platform created as a communication tool to provide the circus industry and community with insight on what’s happening in the circus industry worldwide. CircusTalk features user driven listings of events, jobs, residencies, grants, acts, shows, festivals and beyond. CircusTalk News features op-ed pieces, interviews, breaking news, industry reports, organization and company features and covers every aspect of circus and variety arts, from social circus, to touring to jobs and show creation. Our goal is to connect the community, help disseminate information about opportunities and to highlight circus trends and events. To learn more, please read about our mission on our About Page.

The Candidate:
The ideal candidate will be fluent in English, have some background experience in writing and social media marketing and have an avid interest in/or experience with circus. This person should enjoy working with a team and be willing to explore arts journalism and social media marketing through their work. High school and college students are encouraged to apply through their school programs in order to receive course credit, but the position is also open to any interested youth.

Goal:
- To hear from youth about what interests them and how CircusTalk can help them more
- To provide content that is more targeted toward youth

Intern Requirements and Responsibilities:
- Advocate for youth needs in the circus community
- Provide content for youth such as : articles, listicles, vlogs, how-to-videos, posts on Instagram, Facebook, CircusTalk, Youtube, etc.
- Submit completed work via Google Docs and email
- Be available for monthly conference calls with staff
- Attend and cover local circus events to interview subjects or write reviews
- Able to commit 2-3 hours a week to intern work consistently
- Six month (or semester long) internship commitment
- Must have strong interest in circus and some knowledge of circus industry
- Good communicator--excellent verbal and written skills
- Experience writing for blogs or journals in the past preferred
- Ability to produce clean and polished work
- Be a current high school, or college student
- Must be able to meet deadlines
- Additional language is a plus

Intern Learning Objectives:
- The ideal candidate will learn to write/produce compelling online content
- The intern will gain experience in both content and copy editing
- The intern will gain experience in working with a team on group projects as there is a lot of collaboration and cross-communication between the editorial team, the social media team and the production team

Intern Benefits:
- The intern will have the opportunity to participate in company meetings to experience the corporate climate of a start up
- The intern will have opportunities to attend and review local circus shows and events
- There is an opportunity to create bi-montly content for CircusTalk, thus strengthening their personal brand in the community and increasing youth representation. The intern may also have an opportunity to be paid a stipend for original articles published.
- College credit possible for high school and universities that participate
Internship allows the intern to experience many aspects of running an internet start-up
- Regular feedback from the team and mentoring from the editor on areas of interest to the intern

Application Procedure:
To apply, click on the APPLY button and send us a short letter of introduction, and a bio. Let us know about your experiences with or connection to the circus world and your work experience in social media. Please provide one personal reference and a short writing samples or social media post sample. The samples need not have been previously published.
Application Deadline: Nov. 25, 2019
Job Start Date: Dec. 02, 2019
Job Duration: One-time engagement
Job/Audition Type: Part Time
Job Category: Administrative
Job Location: United States,
Telecommuting job.
CircusTalk Job Board: The place where you can find and post circus jobs and circus auditions for circus professionals around the world. - CircusTalk is the leading circus professional network and community marketplace.