Communications Division Intern City of Renton - Renton, WA3.8 22 hours agoPart-time$15 an hour Apply Now Education * Bachelor's Degree * Master's Degree Skills * Adobe InDesign * Adobe Creative Suite * Video Editing * Driver's License * Adobe Photoshop About the City of Renton: The City of Renton embraces a diverse and inclusive workforce and prides itself on promoting collaboration and teamwork in a positive environment while providing high quality services to the community. With a population of 104,100 (2018), Renton is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are providing employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Please note: This position is open until filled with a first review on May 8. JOB SUMMARY: The City of Renton's Communications division is recruiting for a Communications Intern. This internship will have a wide range of duties including social media, writing, graphic design, photography and videography, as well as assisting other day to day communication efforts. The ideal candidate will be inquisitive, a self-starter, detail-oriented, and have impeccable follow through. We are also looking for someone that can provide a high level of customer service to other city departments as the intern will be supporting and interacting with internal customers on various projects. This is a great opportunity that will provide practical work experience in social media, communications, graphic design, multi-media production, and community outreach. This part-time internship will be approximately 20-25 hours per week. This is a temporary position that is currently open and applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis. The position is scheduled to end on September 30. SUPERVISION: Reports to: Communications Manager Supervises: None ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Collaborate with city divisions to develop, write, edit and schedule communications strategies that leverage the city social media space. Provide new and innovative ideas to grow the city's online presence. Develop a big picture of content across owned and earned social channels, including posts, tweets, status updates, photos, slide shows, videos, etc. Monitor comments, postings, and feedback on the city's social media sites and coordinate with Communications Manager to craft responses to comments when needed. Monitor social measurement tools to provide progress reports to leadership. Identify ways to improve on the metrics through testing and new initiatives. Use social media to promote citizen engagement. Assist with internal communication initiatives. Assist Communications Specialist with graphic design projects using InDesign and Photoshop. Take photographs and video at city-sponsored events and meetings. Assist with website postings and updates. Assist with community outreach efforts to support the city's goal of building an inclusive city. Perform other related duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated skills using multiple social media platforms. Strong writing and research skills. Strong organizational and planning skills. Ability to work independently, handle multiple assignments and adhere to deadlines. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Currently enrolled as an undergraduate in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, or related field; or recent college graduate with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in those disciplines. Experience creating social media campaigns, across multiple platforms, for an organization and/or individual. Experience using photo and video editing software. Experience with Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Creative Cloud, and various social media applications, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Previous communications related internship and/or work experience a plus. Valid Driver's License. Successful passing of a required background check. JOB EXPECTATIONS: Ensure effective, professional, and respectful interactions with customers. Maintain positive and open communication with coworkers and management. Understand and follow direction given. Create compelling daily social media content. Meet schedules and deadlines. Demonstrate appropriate judgment when solving problems and making decisions. Maintain regular, punctual attendance and professional appearance. Work evenings and/or weekends as assigned. WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The following represent the physical demands that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Constantly operate a computer and other office equipment. Frequent communication with city employees and customers. Lift or move items weighing up to 20 pounds on occasion. Noise level in the office is moderately quiet. May attend city events and functions that take place on weekends and/or after hours. Approved reasonable accommodation requests will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Selection Procedure: The City of Renton is dedicated to building an inclusive, informed city, with opportunities for all. In alignment with that goal, the City has adopted an anonymous application process that prevents hiring managers from seeing personal identifiers, including names, addresses, and other similar information. This eliminates the possibility of unintentional or implicit bias during the initial screening of applications. For that reason, you will not have the ability to attach any documents to your application, including a cover letter or resume. Please make sure to submit a complete, detailed, and updated job application. Applicants selected to interview may be asked to provide a cover letter resume, writing sample and/or complete a writing exercise. Communication from the City of Renton: We communicate mostly by e-mail for much of our recruitment and hiring processes. Emails from rentonwa.gov and/or governmentjobs.com should be placed on your safe domain list to ensure you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.