Worldwide Travelling Campus Ship Social Media Storyteller

Company | Semester at Sea (The Institute for Shipboard Education)

Company description | Non profit organization that administers since 1963 a study abroad program in conjunction with the Colorado State University. Using a ship as its traveling campus and sailing to multiple ports around the world, its mission is to educate individuals with the global understanding necessary to address the challenges of our interdependent world.

Job location | Worldwide (by sea)

Job description | Generate and maintain a presence on social media sites, such as Facebook or Twitter, as well building an audience through campaigns, ads and updates: continue to build and execute social media strategy based on past voyages, through competitive research, platform determination, bench-marking, messaging and audience identification; generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages our community members to take action; optimize SAS pages within each platform to increase the visibility of the SAS social content; moderate and respond to all user-generated content in line with the SAS mission and goals; create editorial calendars, and production schedules; continuously capture and analyze the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices during each voyage, and then provide action on the data; fully equipped to produce social media content in-the-field (laptop required, photo/video equipment optional but recommended); develop and write content for social media posts and blogs.

Compensation package | At least 12 weeks, part time (up to 28 hours/week) in advance of the voyage: USD 10/hr; voyage stipend of USD 3,000, paid in three equal installments during the voyage. Also receives travel allowance for airfare and hotel accommodation through STA Travel. Finally, receives a taxable USD 500 stipend, paid on the first installment during the voyage. Coverage of field programs worth up to USD 7,000.

Application period | From December, 13 to December, 31 2018.

Number open positions | 1

Candidate qualifications | BA in journalism, communications, marketing communications, public relations, or social media, with at least two years of experience in the media field, directly related to the above position; must exhibit comprehensive abilities in traditional media writing skills, including press releases, PR outreach, developing media budgets, and development/management of media contacts, all integrated into social media channels; online work samples showing social media content production in multiple channels. (No DVD or print samples will be accepted.); must be operating on the Apple Mac platform; proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite is preferred; be committed to the role of higher education in society, sensitive to the mission of higher education and understanding of the culture of a shipboard nonprofit institution.