Social Media Intern with USA Baseball - Closing date 15 april 2020

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  • Durham · NC
  • Sep 27, 2020
Intern social media

Job Description

Position: Intern, Social Media
Start Date: October 15, 2020
End Date: April 15, 2021

This position is 40 hours a week. This is a paid position. 
Position Reports To: Emily Fedewa, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Position Background: USA Baseball is looking for a Social Media intern. The intern will report to the Assistant Director of Media Relations. This position will be responsible for helping to develop and implement USA Baseball’s social media strategy in order to increase brand awareness and online presence, as well as improve marketing efforts for the organization.
The Social Media intern will work closely with a multitude of social media accounts across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, including those for USA Baseball national teams, events, partners and programs. 
Position Responsibilities: 
  • Create and post content to USA Baseball’s official and auxiliary Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts
  • Serve as the on-site social media producer for USA Baseball events at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, and other domestic locations as assigned
  • Actively monitor and evaluate campaign and content performance on all platforms, leveraging insights and trends, and providing date-backed recommendations to the Media Relations team
  • Research emerging social media trends, as well as effective ways to increase engagement and marketing efforts across all platforms
  • Review and compile daily clips featuring USA Baseball and other relevant mentions and strategically share across social media channels
  • Develop and pitch creative new ways to cover relevant storylines and build USA Baseball’s brand awareness online
  • Work closely with the USA Baseball Media Relations and Creative Services teams to implement creative strategies across all social media accounts
  • Track what is happening in the baseball landscape in real-time and prioritize social coverage
  • Assist all departments as needed for the organization
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong creative and strategic thinking
  • Proficiency in all social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter
  • Strong understanding of baseball, including both the professional and amateur baseball landscape
  • Experience in social media marketing, planning and content creation
  • Experience collecting analytics and utilizing insights in content creation and strategy
  • Ability to multi-task and make sound decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have an excellent attitude and work well in a team setting
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
  • Candidates must be willing and able to work flexible, demanding hours
Required Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university
 About USA Baseball
USA Baseball is the National Governing Body for the sport of baseball in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and the World Baseball Softball Confederation.  The organization selects and trains the Olympic, Pan Am, Premier 12 and World Baseball Classic teams (and all other USA Baseball Professional Teams); the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team; the USA Baseball 18U, 15U and 12U National Teams; and the USA Baseball Women’s National Team, all of which participate in various international competitions each year.  
The organization is responsible for the proliferation and health of the sport, and leads a number of amateur initiatives including PLAYBALL and Pitch Smart.  USA Baseball also presents the Golden Spikes Award annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country. 
USA Baseball is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of USA Baseball to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, sex, age, disability, citizenship status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

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  3. What is your experience level working with social media analytics and using them to drive content strategy and creation?

  4. Why do you want to work for USA Baseball?