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.

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On this 9/11, we ask: What will YOUR legacy be?

Today, I wanted to do something in memory of 9/11. This is a wonderful post that I have gained permission to re-blog.
It was originally posted by Steve Gutzler and Leadership Quest and is a guest blog post by Lyn Boyer of Affective Leadership.

On this 9/11, we ask: What will YOUR legacy be?.

As I thought about September 11th and what it means to each of us, I remembered the following story I read in Lyn Boyer’s book Connect: Affective Leadership for Effective Results. I asked her to include the inspiring story and comment on its significance. She gladly agreed to be a guest contributor for my blog this week. Read an excerpt of her book below:

On September 11, 2001, Ling Young stood in the Sky Lobby of the seventy-eighth floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center, anxiously waiting to take an elevator to the ground floor.

The North Tower was already in flames, and despite announcements to remain in the building, she and others began to evacuate. Then United Airways flight 175 crashed into her building, and Young was knocked to the floor and badly burned. Looking around her, she realized that many people were dead. She recounted that at one point an elevator door opened and flames shot into the lobby killing some of those standing in front of it. She and those around her were frightened and confused.

After several terrifying minutes, a young man carrying a woman on his back burst into the area and in a firm, authoritative voice instructed everyone to follow him. Young and the other survivors obediently followed him down about fifteen flights of stairs where he gently placed the injured woman he was carrying on the floor, handed Young a fire extinguisher, and instructed everyone to help the injured and continue walking down the steps to safety. Carrying a red bandana, he hurried back up the steps to find others who needed his help (Botelho & Hinojosa, 2005; Porteus, 2002).

By the time the young man returned to the seventy-eighth floor, he had placed the red bandana over his nose and mouth. There, he found other survivors including Judy Wein, who had sustained a broken arm, cracked ribs and a punctured lung. Again, he spoke calmly and with authority as he instructed the survivors to help those they could help and to descend the obscure flight of stairs that he showed them. He left the group, saying he wanted to help other people.

This mysterious young man was not identified until May of 2002 when Young, Wein and others told their stories to New York Times reporters. They explained how they thought of him every day. Wein said she checked pictures on the Internet trying to find the penetrating eyes and distinctive eyebrows of the young man who saved her life.

Allison Crowther, who read the Times article, desperately wanted to know what had happened to her twenty-four year old son on September 11. Having called his father shortly before nine o’clock that morning, he called her at twelve minutes after nine, just after the plane hit the South Tower. He told her where he was and that he was okay. His body, which was not identified until March of 2002, was found with a group of firefighters in a command center.

Like his father, her son always carried a bandana in his pants pocket. His father carried a blue one; he preferred red. Because of the bandana and his probable location in the building, Mrs. Crowther sent his picture to Young, who confirmed her son as the mysterious “man with the red bandana” (Botelho & Hinojosa, 2005).

The young man was Welles Crowther, who worked as an equities trader on the 104th floor at Sandler O’Neil and Partners. Crowther had trained as a firefighter and had mentioned to his father that he would like to make that his profession. After his death, his family found an application to join the fire department in his apartment.

Survivors reported that, with his steady voice and commanding presence, Crowther took control in a horrible situation. In addition to directing and leading survivors to safety, he instructed injured and frightened people to gather fire extinguishers and help other survivors.

For his actions, which saved the lives of at least eighteen and possibly dozens more, the New York City Fire Department posthumously named this courageous young man an honorary FDNY firefighter (Fire Department, 2010). His brief encounter with those desperate survivors forged an immediate and profound connection. This inspiring young man possessed unique qualities that allowed him to influence people to take action in extreme circumstances and in spite of paralyzing fear.

Other people have similar qualities, part of their day-to-day behaviors that enhance business, government, families and communities. These leaders make connections with others so that together they are able to change the future (Dunham, 2008).

From Connect: Affective Leadership for Effective Results by Lyn Boyer, 2011

As we remember those who died that terrible day and honor the heroes who risked their lives to save them, we ask ourselves:

  • What do or can I do to make a difference in the lives of others?
  • What skills do I have?
  • What resources can I draw upon?
  • What kinds of connections do I make?
  • What do I value? How do I live my values?
  • How can I have the greatest impact?
  • How do my actions change the future?

Jefferson Crowther, the father of “The Man in the Red Bandana, said that his son’s “experiences and the lives he saved were the legacy of his too-short life.” As I think about the need for contribution and for leadership in our world, I ask: What will YOUR legacy be?

What are your thoughts and reflections? How do you create meaning from this tragedy?

 

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Botelho, G., & Hinojosa, M. (2005). America remembers: The man in the red bandana. Retrieved June 23, 2010, from CNN.com: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2002/america.remembers/stories/heroes/welles.html.

Dunham, B. (2008). Leading in a changing world. Coral Gables, FL: Newfi eld Network Alumni Series.

FireDepartment, N. Y. (2010). Welles Crowther “The man in the red bandanna” posthumously named honorary firefighter. Retrieved June 23, 2010, from New York City Fire Department: http://
http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2006/121506a.shtml.

Porteus, L. (2002, Sept. 10). ‘Man in the red bandana’ died saving others. Retrieved June 23, 2010, from Fox News. com: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,62579,00.html.

 

 

Thank you Lyn and Steve for this meaningful post.

The Creation of an Enthusiast

What is the hardest part of getting a job? What does it take to get the job? How do you become the one who hears “You’re hired?”

Here I am, recent college graduate, thinking back over what I have done. Okay, so I have gone to a four-year university, graduated with two degrees cum laude. I have held many internship positions ranging from Public Relations to Social Media to Sales Assistant to you name it. I have worked a variety of paying jobs on the side from babysitting to being an Elf at Christmas to selling ballet shoes. I started by own business after graduating, I am the assistant editor for an online magazine, I teach Sunday School, I volunteer, I play with my dog. Now what of that is going to get me the job?

Well, none of it really.

Ultimately, what will get me the job is my interview. It will be the way that I am able to present myself. That I am able to convince them of my skills and my fit in their company. How does one do that?

It is a balance.

Here I am sitting opposite a potential co-worker trying to make a connection on a personal level while talking about all the great things I have done and also sounding in love with their company all while trying not to be too cocky or unreal.

Whew…

Here are the challenges I see when interviewing:

1. You have to answer the questions
Part of me is sitting there in anguish wanting to cry out, “Stop with these questions! Let me just tell you I KNOW I CAN DO THIS JOB AMAZINGLY! I honest to God love this company. I can’t think of half the answers you want right now because I so so so want to be here every day for the next part of my life! Can we just move on to the ‘you’re hired’ bit?”

2. No second chances answering a question you didn’t expect
But unfortunately, begging isn’t really how it works. I sit there and answer the best I can then go home and re-live the interview over and over in my mind. 

Maybe I should have said that the reason I am in love with the movie Penelope is not because it is kind of a children’s movie but because children’s movies are more magical. They are directed at your imagination! They are artful. They are colorful. They often have more beauty in them than movies based in reality. It is fantasy. It is another world you get to experience from your home. It is nostalgic and fairy-tale-esque. It is everything that life could be but isn’t. How often do we look around ourselves and think that life is magical? Penelope is all magic. And that is why I can watch it over and over. Not because my brain is the size of a child’s and I am easily amused.

3. You have to be enthusiastic without being fake.
People don’t often go around in life and profess their passion for things out loud. Perhaps they don’t even profess them quietly. Defining you passion is something that takes true internal self-reflection. Mine, as mentioned in the sticky post on my blog, is creation. Creation of messages through writing perhaps. Creation of new strategies and new business though social media perhaps. Believe me when I say, for this job I have incredible amounts of passion. During the interview, however, interpretive dancing is frowned upon, slam poetry is met with confused and concerned looks, and hugging your interviewer is simply not allowed.

If I can make it through all that and manage to differentiate myself effectively from the wolf-pack vying for the same job, congrats! “You’re hired!”

Until then, time to start working on a new strategy to get hired. Maybe a blog would help…

Until Soon, Your still very loyal social media strategist,
Maggie Brookes