The Ohio State University Department of Athletics is seeking a Emerging Media Intern. This intern is responsible for assisting and contributing to the administration of Ohio State digital media platforms including social and website outlets. Reporting to the Emerging Media Specialist, individual will act as a distribution point for department messaging as a direct liaison between the department and the public following of Ohio State athletics. Duties include but are not limited to assisting the lead manager of day-to-day updating and content planning for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Pinterest and Giphy as well as support with additional outlets. Position will be responsible for effectively communicating with multiple areas within the department to best capture and relay news, features, department highlights, event and ticket promotions, and additional information as assigned. Individual also will be expected to attend various events and provide real-time updates to fan-based communities.This is an entry level, career based internship and is intended for professional development of an applicant with only 6 to 24 months practical experience. This position is focused on furthering knowledge and skills in the field of digital media. This is a 12-month, full-time paid internship. Internship positions are appointed on an annual basis. This position works in a creative and collaborative team environment where change is embraced and innovation is encouraged.
A Bachelor’s degree is required.
Required skills include: Expertise in managing various social media platforms is required, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, YouTube, Periscope and Giphy. Candidate must possess ability to keep pace with emerging social media and technological innovations as well as excel in creating original, entertaining, thought-provoking content to expand upon public interaction on all athletics digital media platforms. Strong writing skills are a must and knowledge of desktop publishing and photo/video editing programs, including the ability to edit video and design animated motion graphics such as GIFs is a necessity. The ideal candidate should possess an innovative technical mindset. Strong communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, foster relationships and capability to coordinate strategic communication plans are required. Candidate will need to work a flexible work schedule based on events, including evenings and weekends.
Preferred Technical Skills: Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (eg. Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, InDesign, etc.), HTML, CSS and familiarity with DSLR, Go Pro and 360 cameras.
The deadline for applications is June 18, 2017. All interested candidates must complete an on-line application at jobs.osu.edu to job requisition # 429097. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University Department of Athletics sponsors 36 fully funded varsity teams - 17 for women, 16 for men and three co-educational. The department is committed to providing its more than 1,000 student-athletes with the finest in academic and athletics support in order to ensure a quality and life-enhancing experience. U.S. News and World Report ranks Ohio State as one of the Top 20 publi...c universities and has been recognized for the second year in a row as one of the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For."