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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Basilica of Saint Mary - Marketing & Communications Intern, Summer 2014



Purpose of the Position: To assist The Basilica of Saint Mary Marketing & Communications Department with various projects.

Scope of the Position: Support the mission, vision and values of The Basilica of Saint Mary while performing job duties. Reports to the Director of Marketing & Communications and is responsible for the following duties:

·         Maintain/update The Basilica’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and blogs
·         Take photos at Basilica events
·         Format and write copy for eblasts to Basilica parishioners
·         Layout of our Weekly Newsletter in Microsoft Publisher
·         Writing projects in Microsoft Word, including writing for print and the web, namely press releases and media alerts
·         Distributing press releases to local media and conducting follow-up
·         Supporting the Director of Marketing & Communications on-site at large events where media is present
·         Miscellaneous administrative tasks, as needed

Qualifications: As a “Traditional Church with a Modern Message,” a high level of comfort with the mission of The Basilica is vital. Must have a demonstrated commitment to working in a collaborative environment.

Required:

·         Current college student with relevant coursework in marketing, communications, public relations, journalism or English
·         Strong written and oral communication skills
·         Experience using social media
·         Ability to meet deadlines and work independently when necessary
·         Reliability and adherence to a routine work schedule to be mutually agreed upon
·         Able to work approximately 10-12 hours per week
·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Publisher (training can be provided in Publisher)
·         Possess the ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality

Preferred:

·         College juniors and seniors
·         Ability to attend Communication Team meetings on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00am
·         Able to attend occasional events on evenings or weekends
·         Photography skills
·         Computer/website skills, including familiarity with Drupal

Benefits:

·         Experience working in fast-paced nonprofit setting with a dynamic team
·         Understanding of event planning and execution
·         One-on-one hands-on training regarding writing and media relations
·         Materials for your resume/portfolio including writing samples and design work
                                                                                                                                                           
Please send resume with cover letter ASAP to comintern@mary.org.