Intern Information and Application
I’m looking for an intern to help us with social media posts, image compilation and updates to WordPress websites and directories for The Women in Business Radio show and some of my other regular events.
The role will have a visible presence/exposure and we will train you in WordPress if you’re not familiar. It would be ideal for someone who has decided to set out on their own to provide admin and social media support as a self-employed person or a business. If this is you but you are still transitioning from a job, that shouldn’t be a barrier. As much of this is around the Women In Business Radio Show, it’s preferable if you’re a woman/female who is either in business or wants to be in business in the future.
There is the opportunity to develop this largely administrative role into a more strategic content development role in the future.
You can work from home, or from our office in Dragon Co-Working in Chatham. We estimate approx 8 hours per week but spread out during the week for around 1 – 1.5 hours a day and there is no set time during the day when this needs to happen so it will fit around your existing commitments.
This is an ideal situation for someone who is freelance and is looking to start or expand their portfolio and the hourly rate is around the minimum wage at £8 ph. If you are not currently self-employed then that’s ok as you will have almost a year to register. You will be paid on the production of invoices (we can help you create a template for that) although initially, we will pay you in advance for a set number of hours to get you started.
More about the role
At this stage, you would not be expected to develop strategies, images or unique content. The radio show broadcasts once a week and posts need to be amended to include the relevant topic and guest and then scheduled for publication. After the show, there are images to be optimised and resized (we use Canva) and the show is published on the WordPress Website.
The published show then needs to be circulated on social media and emailed to the guests. You might also be able to get involved scheduling guests into the show.
The social media platforms we use are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google My Business and the scheduling tools are Social Pilot and Planoly.
This should take up about 2 hours of your time a week.
There is also image adaptation and scheduling to be done for The Women In Business Big Show which includes publishing promotional posts for speakers and exhibitors – this will include minor adaptations of the bio’s they have submitted to make it the correct tense but there is little content writing involved.
Personal and Professional Qualities
We are not really interested in your formal qualifications. Your spelling and grammar must be excellent and rigorous attention to detail is essential. Guests and exhibitors get very offended if their names and titles are incorrect or their bio is posted with the wrong picture!
This is very much a publishing role, vs a content writing or development and it would be useful if you are already familiar with the different elements of the social media platforms, such as Facebook Events, Groups, Pages and Timelines.
You don’t need experience with the exact tools we use, but an experience of using scheduling content tools would be beneficial and being able to learn and adapt quickly is vital. All of the tools we use, such as Canva, are designed to be used by ‘normal’ people, vs graphic designers and experts and so a good general knowledge and application are sufficient.
You should be confident talking in person and on the phone and to people from all walks of life as we occasionally deal with high ranking politicians, etc as well as some very nervous guests. If you’re not confident, as many of us aren’t in some situations, then the ability to sound confident and get the job done is more important.
(There might also be a chance to help at some other weekly events which take place on Sundays in Kent. This will be a different role and more of a mucking in and shifting tables and helping to get exhibitors settled mixed in with some photo taking and ad-hoc promotion during the day. The two roles aren’t dependant on each other. When you fill in the application form it’s relating only to the Admin role described above.)
If you’re interested please fill out this form and if you have any problems please call 01634 566321.
The form is easier to fill in if you use a computer vs mobile – we’re just fixing some issues with it.