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Posted: February 20 2016
Company Location: New York, NY
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 25 Part-time, Unpaid (College Credit Required)
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DescriptionSimply Charly, a website that features a series of exciting, interactive sites dedicated to some of the world's leading historical figures, such as Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare and W.B. Yeats, among others, is looking for a few good men and women. The site’s mission is to become the leading online source for everything our visitors want to know about the groundbreaking individuals we feature.
In a compelling and engaging manner, Simply Charly (www.SimplyCharly.com), offers teachers, students and other interested parties an original, one-stop portal to a wealth of information about each individual we present. Some of these sites also include interviews with well-known academic experts, who offer their unique insight into the lives and works of the historical figures.
We're currently looking for interns with excellent writing skills that can help us shape our existing content and to produce more as we expand. We’ve been around since 2007 but the site is undergoing a complete redesign. We are currently testing it in beta to gauge audience reaction so that we can serve it better. About 50,000 students, educators, and other interested parties use our free site each month. Instead of searching among multiple sources on the web for the most comprehensive information, our visitors have access to extensive materials at one reliable and credible source – our website.
Simply Charly offers:
Easy-to-read biographies of over 100 personalities, highlighting their main achievements and challenges;
Exclusive interviews about these personalities with world-renowned scholars, bestselling authors, and a Nobel Prize winner.
Opportunities for our visitors to pose questions about each historic figure to our panel of experts.
Book reviews, videos and podcasts relating to featured personalities.
Responsibilities- Assist with editorial projects and provide support to the Communications Editor.
- Proofreading both hard and electronic files, basic copyediting, and writing of proposals and reports;
- Assisting with or proofing of basic ads, flyers, brochures, invitations, etc.
- Work on special projects, as needed
Requirements- Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, English, business communications, or communication arts.
- Strong organizational and communication skills with keen attention to detail and problem solving skills
- Knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Experience/interest in Web maintenance
- Familiarity with Adobe In Design and Adobe Acrobat is a plus