• Application Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Company: Detroit Free Press
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan

The Detroit Free Press is looking for a creative and energetic student to join the newsroom as a social media and audience engagement summer intern. The ideal candidate is someone who’s passionate about journalism, eager to connect readers to our content using various social platforms, and capable of inspiring our newsroom with new ideas and ways of thinking about informing readers and engaging audience. This person would work on our digital “hub” along with our team of web editors and digital managers.

Job responsibilities

  • ·       Post and schedule posts to our Free Press social accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, LinkedIn and YouTube.
  • ·       Generate ideas for engaging readers around our journalism, including (but not limited to) the use of social videos, memes, GIFs, emojis, etc.
  • ·       Work with reporters and editors, particularly Freep Now, on how to drive audience engagement and social distribution of their reporting.
  • ·       Occasionally aggregate stories around buzzworthy & trending posts in the social space.
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