Social Media Intern
New Beginnings Community Church (NBCC)
Part-Time (Approximately 20 hr/wk), Hourly, Non-exempt
Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Social Media Intern will manage day-to-day tactical and operational aspects of New Beginnings Community Church’s social media marketing and communications. He or she will be digitally savvy and will demonstrate exceptional online communications and community management skills.
All candidates should have a strong commitment to personal growth and learning. Our ideal Social Media Intern is a team player and is expected to lead inside of NBCC’s Leadership Virtues – “Humble, Hungry, Smart” – taken from The Ideal Team Player book by Patrick Lencioni. To get a sense of what we’re looking for, feel free to take this Ideal Team Player Self-Assessment.
Be a permanent student and learner of NBCC’s culture, vision and values. Responsibilities fall under two key areas:
1. Social Media Management
Foster a warm and welcoming social media experience that mirrors NBCC’s live Sunday experience. Create a safe environment for conversation on NBCC’s social media platforms.
Develop and implement on NBCC’s social media plan.
Develop differentiated content for and post on NBCC’s social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Yelp. Develop proficiency in social media management tools, Sprout Social and OnlyPult.
Extend the message beyond Sunday by encouraging people in their spiritual growth, mid-week.
Implement real-time social media listening, monitor and respond to comments and messages. Rapidly respond on social media, as appropriate, to local and global issues.
Track social media analytics and insights from Sprout Social, Facebook, YouTube and other sources. Deliver a weekly analytics report to the Director of Communications.
Collaborate with staﬀ members to promote the upcoming message series, events and major news/events.
Test and implement on emerging digital marketing techniques (Ex: shortform video, man-on-the-street livestream videos, Facebook and Instagram stories, message bots, etc.).
Research and analyze keywords and tags.
Update social media graphics as needed.
Research innovations in digital, video and social media marketing. Propose new digital methods to reach and engage the NBCC community and beyond.
2. Volunteer Engagement
Recruit, develop, train, and lead volunteers as needed to complete objectives.
Develop social media training tutorials for volunteers.
The Social Media Intern will assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Director of Communications.
Excellent writing/editing and verbal communications skills.
Lifelong learner who enjoys exploring new tools and technology that can take us to the next level.
Strong understanding of the social media and digital media landscape and comfortable using multiple social media platforms and technology in general.
Creative with an eye for design.
Energetic, with a desire to generate fresh ideas on how to grow our online presence.
Problem solver who is able to strategically approach problems so that underlying issues can be identified and quickly resolved.
Highly attuned to branding and messaging considerations; able to integrate messaging and key visual concepts consistently across communications.
Sensitive to a diverse audience including a variety of Christian and non-Christian cultural backgrounds.
Steady temperament and able to keep organized amidst a number of competing priorities.
Collaborative and able to drive solutions across a variety of stakeholders: staff, volunteers, external vendors, etc.
Self‐starter, able to work independently; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
Design software (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.) and video editing skills (iMovie etc.) are a plus.
Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, we are uniquely diverse in age and stage, culture and class. We believe that the diversity of our church reflects the truth that God really does love all people. We are fully committed to building a community shaped by a strong fidelity to the truths of Scripture, while also being a safe place where people who are in different places on their journey with Jesus can explore, ask questions, and grow in their relationship with God.
Our vision emphasizes 4 key elements
1. To reach people who feel far from God, which means we meet people where they are at and engage the world with hospitality and generosity;
2. To make disciples, which means we help people to live like Jesus did – with the same God-given purpose, and an extraordinary love and grace for others that can truly change the world;
3. To build families, which means we care about relationships and we help people to thrive by taking intimacy, honesty, and forgiveness seriously within their own families and the church as a family;
4. To transform communities, which means we serve our neighbors and our community to bring greater justice, freedom, and joy.
We are a casual, come-as-you-are kind of church, and everyone is welcome.
All applicants are asked to do the following:
Review NBCC’s Faith Statement to ensure agreement.
Review NBCC’s Vision & Values to ensure agreement.
Submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Respond in writing to three prompts, send to email@example.com.:
Describe your faith journey (2 paragraphs or less)
Describe your experience with video production and/or video ministry. (2 paragraphs or less)
Describe your general leadership experience (2 paragraphs or less)
Provide a video of your responding to the three prompts (please do not read verbatim on camera what you already submitted in writing, instead allow your passion to prevail). Video duration: 5 minutes minimum/7 minutes maximum. All video content must be provided via an openly accessible web link; such as, YouTube or Vimeo. In other words, we are requesting "click and play" access (no login or special download requirements should be needed).
Please submit all application materials together.
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