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The American Culinary Federation
180 Center Place Way
St Augustine, FL
Posted: December 16 2014
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid (College Credit Required)

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Description

Background
Founded in 1929, the American Culinary Federation (ACF) is the largest professional chef membership organization in North America, serving nearly 20,000 members nationwide. Learn more at www.acfchefs.org.

Job description
ACF’s communications department seeks a dynamic self-starter interested in getting hands-on experience in social media, event marketing and public relations. The internship will require working with several internal departments to help them achieve their social media projects and communication/marketing efforts.

Skills focus
Interns will have the opportunity to learn the following skills and use these communication/marketing tools:
-Write/edit in AP Style
-Constant Contact, Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter, media database and clipping services
-Data analysis
-Research
-PR planning
-Media pitching

Responsibilities


-Conduct and compile research on local, regional and national media outlets and reporters.
-Assist in writing press materials and sending out press releases for upcoming events series.
-Support ACF’s departments in creating a social media plans and posting updates.
-Contribute to planning and writing direct marketing emails for upcoming events.
- Write/edit member stories and chapter news, and post on social media platforms and website.
-Assist the quarterly publication editor in writing the news section of ACF’s culinary magazine for students and educators.
-Support communications department’s projects and job duties as needed.

Requirements

-Firm grasp of social media through personal use/interest
-Completed public relations writing classes or higher
- Experience with AP Style
-Ability to work independently or with a team and be able to multitask
-Understands the basic principles of public relations and social media marketing
-Ability to communicate in a professional manner and willing to speak on the phone

To apply
Include a resume, cover letter and a writing sample and/or a portfolio (if applicable)

Skills

Preferred - Social Media Communications, AP style writing, Copy Editing, Media Research

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