Illinois: seeks Marketing Intern

23 Jun

Status:  Part  time  or  Full  time

Position  Description:
The  Marketing  Intern  will  support  in  general  marketing  and  event  marketing   efforts.  Position  to  last  through  October  1,  2011  at  a  minimum.    While  this  is  an  unpaid  position,  we   will  work  with  you  to  obtain  school  credit.
About  is  an  Oak  Park  based  non-­‐profit  organization  that  works  to  build  local  food   systems.  We  connect  local  farmers  with  trade  buyers  and  consumers  through  our  FamilyFarmed   EXPO,  market  development  activities,  and  local  food  systems  programs.    
Duties  and  Responsibilities:  
1. Assist  in  the  review  and  improvement  of  organization’s  overall  marketing  strategy,  to  include  online  and  social  media  components  (websites,  email  marketing,  Facebook,  Twitter,  and  LinkedIn).
2. Support  the  development  and  implementation  of  an  overall  marketing  plan.
3. Support  the  development  and  implementation  of  event-­‐specific  and  project-­‐specific  marketing  plans,  primarily  the  September  14-­‐18  Santa  Monica  Good  Food  Festival.
4. Assist  in  developing  metrics  and  analyses  to  evaluate  the  effectiveness  of  marketing  strategies  and  tactics,  assist  in  compiling  data  for  and  providing  regular  evaluation  reports  to  staff.
5. Assist  staff  in  brainstorming  strategies  and  content,  and  developing  and  implementing  communication  plans  for  outreach
• Assist  in  core  communication  and  outreach  functions,  including  newsletters,  multi-­media  resources,  and  stakeholder  communications
• Support  the  refinement  and  augmentation  of  content  on  websites  to  target  key  stakeholder  groups
• Assist  in  research  to  identify  topics  and  draft  postings  for  social  media  and  electronic marketing
• Help  identify  new  areas  for  online  outreach
Knowledge,  Skills  and  Abilities:  is  a  progressive  and  entrepreneurial  non-­‐profit  food  systems  development  organization.    Strong  familiarity  with  and  passion  for  the  Good  Food  Movement  and  event  marketing  desired.  Also  seeking  candidates  who  possess  the  following  attributes:
• Initiative,  integrity,  time  management,  and  organizational  skills
• Creative,  entrepreneurial,  and  proactive  work  style
• Metrics-­‐minded  and  strategic  with  analytical  skill  sets
• Excellent  verbal  communication,  presentation,  and  inter-­‐personal  skills
• Substantial  experience  with  online  marketing  tools  required
• Ability  to  work  well  both  alone  and  as  part  of  a  team  in  a  dynamic  and  fast-­‐paced,  non-­‐profit  environment
• Please  submit  examples  of  your  marketing  work  (i.e.  blog,  brochure,  website,  online  posting,  etc.)
Marketing  Intern  will  gain:
• Direct  experience  supporting  the  creation  and  execution  of  high-­‐level  marketing  and  communications  strategies
• Creative  growth  potential  from  working  for  an  entrepreneurial  non-­‐profit
• Opportunity  to  network  with  experienced  professionals  in  the  good  food,  agricultural,  and  trade  show  industries
Time  Commitment:
Part-­‐time  or  full-­‐time  position  available.    Hours  are  flexible,  and  will  be  scheduled  to  accommodate  school  and  other  commitments.  Preference  will  be  given  to  candidates  who  can  commit  through  September  18,  2011  at  a  minimum,  with  October  1,  2011  preferred.    Preference  also  given  to  candidates  who  are  available  for  onsite  work  in  Santa  Monica  Sept  14-­‐18,  2011.
To  Apply:  
To  be  considered  for  the  position,  please  email  a  cover  letter  and  resume  to  and  include  Marketing  Internship  in  the  subject  line.    Your  cover  letter  must  include:
1. Your  most  relevant  paid  and  unpaid  work  experience  as  it  pertains  to  the  above  duties  and  skills
2. Online/media  tools  in  which  you  are  proficient  (for  example,  e-­‐mail  marketing  programs,  website  management  software,  and  social  media  tools)
3. Why  you  want  to  work  at  and  how  your  unique  contribution  will  benefit  the  organization
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