MBMedia Seeking Social Media/Marketing Intern

MBMedia is working with Fashion First Seattle again this year and is looking for 1-2 Social Media and Marketing Interns to assist with the event for the summer.



The 13th year of the FASHION FIRST runway show brings Seattle together for the most exciting night of fashion in the Northwest. Seattle-area fashion retailers, designers, stylists, educators, students, style influencers and members of the media attend each year to preview the fall trends for the upcoming season in a curated presentation.

As Seattle’s longest-running and best-attended independent fashion show, FASHION FIRST was founded to provide an affordable, but powerful, cutting-edge social media and marketing platform for Seattle-area fashion retailers and designers. The show includes a live auction dedicated to supporting the students of the Crescent Moon Foundation. The FASHION FIRST core mission is to present an on-trend fashion show to promote and support Seattle retailers and designers while raising money to provide Seattle students with scholarships for higher education.

With a wealth of talented local retailers and designers in Seattle, the Emerald City is on the rise as an influential style scene. FASHION FIRST is the intersection where designers, small business owners, and fashion-forward consumers meet, creating a network of fashion enthusiasts unlike any other in this thriving city.


We are looking for a self-starting enthusiastic intern who is interested in growing his or her skills in marketing and social media. Interest in fashion, non-profits and events is ideal. Must be able to jump into projects and be resourceful to find solutions to problems. The internship is designed to grow your skills and knowledge, but interns are expected to consider ways to answer questions and find information on their own as well. Much of the work will be done remotely, however there will be weekly meetings to go over status updates as well as email and phone conversations throughout the week.

As a social media and marketing intern, you will report to the Marketing Producer as well as work cross teams on a variety of social media and marketing projects. Hours are 10-20/week. This internship is unpaid, but we can offer school credit.


  • Helping execute social media marketing campaigns from the initial planning stages through to final reporting
  • Managing social media posting schedules and creating content for clients
  • Developing social media campaigns and helping to maintain growth
  • Compiling marketing statistics, analyze, and creating monthly client reports
  • Staying current with best practices, strategies, and industry standards related to PR and social media
  • Becoming knowledgeable of social media paid advertising
  • Researching influencers and creating influencers lists for client accounts
  • Participating in organization meetings when appropriate
  • Creating sponsor/runway participant media monitoring reports
  • Compiling influencer send outs
  • Marketing activities including distribution of flyers, working with sponsors and runway participants to ensure all marketing needs are met
  • Day of event social media engagement
  • Day of event set up and tear down


  • Must be available September 16, 2016 for Fashion First Seattle event
  • Currently a Sophomore, Junior or Senior at an accredited university
  • Understands general marketing concepts and principles
  • Has knowledge of social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, SnapChat and LinkedIn
  • Expresses interest in marketing and digital tracking
  • Possesses strong organizational and communication skills
  • Able to provide creative input and suggest different ways to communicate marketing messages
  • Effectively manages the timely delivery of work against short deadlines
  • Has great cross-team communication skills
  • Able to create written and visual content that clearly communicates a message
  • Photoshop or graphic design skills a plus

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and any writing samples you have to brooke@maggiebrookes.com by May 25, 2016. 


Scoring a Job in the Digital Age

Featured post by guest blogger Brooke Bonime

 “Twenty-five percent of our new hires come from social media. Seventy-five percent typically come from word of mouth.”
Ben Kirshner, Founder and CEO of media marketing company in New York, Elite SEM

In 1991, the way in which humans connected changed when the World Wide Web became publicly available. In the first stage there was the distribution of information, then there was the era of connection and communication (with the rise of social media), now people are looking for ways to take their online experience and merge it with their real-life experience.

Every industry has been affected by the advancement of the internet, connections, and the way people gather information. The news has evolved into digital format, movies are streamed instead of rented, emails and Facebook messages are ways to communicate instead of letters or even the telephone.

None of this is news. People have adapted, embraced and driven these changes. However, there is one change that has taken the world a little bit longer to accept. The Internet has irrevocably altered the way we hunt for talent and search for jobs. While looking through the classifieds may have ended long ago, the digital application submitted to a nameless, numberless person has created new challenges for the modern-day unemployed.

In addition, hunting for talent for your own company is no longer solely through word of mouth or applications, but now, the talent is found through search engines, online assessments and social media networks. With more people on the Web than ever and a competitive job market, standing out is key in this digital era. Individual seeking jobs have a surplus of tools to help him or her perfect skills and seek advice. But with an overabundance of information on the Internet, it can be hard to be selective in what information you wish to adopt or ignore.

Here are a few tips for using the Internet to your advantage and landing the job of your choice:

1. Research. It is typical for the first question an interviewer will ask to be, “What does our company do?” While it may seem like an obvious one, it is surprising how many applicants fail to correctly answer this question. Do your research well before your interview; know the company inside and out. Take your time researching every aspect of the company whether that is their social media channels or understanding the company’s industry. Remember, you can never do enough research and you can never know too much information about the company. The more you know, the more you will impress the interviewer. Practice on a friend to make sure you have the interview down pat.

2. Connect Before the Interview. Before the interview, it is important to occasionally check out the company’s social media outlets. Be sure to like some of their posts, leave a few comments, re-tweet or pin what you find interesting. Though you may think that no one will notice your engagement, you may be surprised. The reality is that many recruiters prefer finding talent on social media through Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn rather than job sites.

Another tip: if the company sponsors or organizes events, make it a point to attend them. This will allow you to meet some of the representatives from the company and it may help you get that “in” that you need. If possible, connect with the representative on LinkedIn afterwards.

3. Build Your Social Media Presence. Are you active in the social media world? Do you blog, Yelp, Tweet, Pin, have a lot of friends on Facebook, post photos to Instagram and have a lot of followers on all of these outlets? If so, keep it up and continue growing your social sphere. If you are not as active, get to it! Social media is becoming a critical component recruiters use to analyze how passionate you are about digital media. If you are unfamiliar with any social media channels, you may be surprised by the amount of information, tools and tips you can find by using a search engine. It is a great place to start. If you are familiar and want to further enhance your knowledge of social media, check out sites like Mashable, Real Time Media, or Social Media Examiner to read articles on how to build your social media presence.

4. Be Prepared. If you can, find out how the interview will be structured. If you know ahead of time who your interviewers will be, do some research and find out as much as possible about them.

Ask questions. Be sure to ask questions that are well thought out and precise, questions that they do not get asked during every interview. Writing questions down ahead of time will help.

If you are worried about what to wear to the interview, use social media to get an idea of the company’s dress code. Check out their Facebook page, blog or website for photos in the news. Now that you have an idea, dress it up a notch.

5. Arrive Early. It is better to be early than late, so if you have to leave an hour earlier than normal to ensure promptness, then do it. It is best to arrive at least fifteen minutes ahead of your scheduled start.

6. Don’t Pigeonhole Yourself. Companies want people with different interests and talents. If you like working in different areas, express that in your interview. If you have one specific talent but have other hobbies and interests, let that be known. You want to show your true self in the interview.

7. Keep the Details in Mind. These small reminders might seem silly but they can make all the difference.

1. Shut your phone off.
2. Do not chew gum.
3. Do not play with your hair.
4. Don’t say “yeah” or “like.”
5. Don’t interrupt or talk over the interviewer.
6. Maintain eye contact.
7. Sit up straight.
8. Remain engaged at all times.
9. If you need clarification, ask.
10. Be confident.

8. Follow Up and Maintain Contact. Now that the interview is over, you still have one more step to complete. Make sure to get everyone’s business card that you talked to and send a thank-you email that day. Then check in with interviewer and see how the selection process is going.

9. Take note. If you do not get the job, that is okay. Take it as a learning experience, improve your talking points and remain positive communication with the company. Do not burn your bridges because you never know when another position may open up and the company contacts you because they think you are a great fit. If you do get the job, congratulations! But remember, you can always improve. Talk to the interviewer and ask for suggestions as to how you could have been even more successful during the interview.

Social Media Internship Position Available- SEATTLE AREA

MBMedia is looking to hire a hard-working and dedicated college level person to join us as an intern for 3-6 months. This person must be highly self-motivated as the internship will require remote working.

Company Description:
MBMedia provides social media and website presence strategy, consultation, and maintenance to individuals and brands to create a unified, effective and engaging message across the internet. At MBMedia, we recognize that there is no cookie cutter formula to your success online. MBMedia will consult with you to determine the best course of action to take for your business. We know that not every brand needs all the bells and whistles which is why we won’t offer you more than makes sense for you and your business. http://www.maggiebrookes.com
Job Description:
A 3-6 month Social Media Internship at Maggie Brookes Media. The goal of this internship is to begin learning the basics of creating and executing effective strategies in social media for a variety of industries. Job responsibilities will include:

  •  Evaluation of social media presence and suggested improvements to current strategy
  •  Writing blogs that will increase engagement and following
  •  Writing and scheduling Tweets and Facebook Posts
  •  Working with the owner on gathering information on influential profiles in social media across industries
  •  Editing E-books

Applicant Requirements:

  •  Currently be enrolled in a college or degree program. Preferably these candidates will be studying Marketing, PR, Communications, Journalism, Mass Media, English, or have working knowledge of the Social Media industry.
  •  Must have basic knowledge of Social Media channels including, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, WordPress, Google+, and the tools that are useful for monitoring these networks.
  •  Must have strong writing and communications skills.
  •  Ability to work efficiently remotely.
  •  Strong email communication efficiency.
  •  Ability to be flexible with assignments and to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  •  Have creative solution finding skills.

Expected Time Commitment: Around 10 Hours/Week
Must be available for weekly 1- 2 Hour meeting or Skype conversation on Saturday or Sunday. 
School credit is available upon discussion.

Please email maggiebrookesmedia@gmail.com with a cover letter and resume to apply. We are looking to hire immediately.