Fall 2014 Social Media Marketing Intern

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Behind the Book is a literacy non-profit that serves students in low-income NYC public schools. Working with classrooms from K-12, Behind the Book identifies books that speak to urban youth and partners with teachers to create immersive curriculum units by bringing the authors of those books into the classroom.

Through a series of workshops, authors discuss their book and teach a genre of writing, encouraging students to see themselves as readers and writers and ultimately guiding them in the creation and publication of their own original writing. Learn more about Behind the Book on our website (behindthebook.org) or our blog (behindthebook.wordpress.com).

Behind the Book seeks a Social Media Marketing intern to coordinate BtB’s various social media platforms. The position is ideal for a go-getter with a strategic mind and excellent communication skills. The intern will be an integral part of designing and implementing BtB’s social media strategy. The position will be based at our Harlem office.

The commitment is for one semester, minimum two days per week, hours are flexible.


Web/Social Media Marketing Intern responsibilities include:
*updating blog (wordpress) regularly with new content that features stories and pictures from our school programs
*Selecting and editing pictures, student work, and videos related to our programming for the blog
*Staying up to date on news relevant to Behind the Book, especially related to our authors, and posting commentary on the appropriate platforms
*Managing social media outreach and content on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Goodreads

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to Amy Berg at info@BehindtheBook.org. "Social Media Marketing Internship" should appear in the subject heading of your email.

Behind the Book is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that especially welcomes applications from women and people of color.

Behind the Book
216 West 135th Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10030


The successful candidate will be someone who is detail-oriented, eager to learn, and able to manage tasks independently. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required. Experience with social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads required and with Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Constant Contact a plus.

The intern will report directly to the Director of Development.

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