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Company Name: BEHIND THE BOOK
Description: Behind the Book works directly in New York City public schools, providing rich, innovative literacy programs in urban classrooms. Working with students from pre-K to 12th grade, Behind the Book identifies books that speak to the students, and partners with teachers to create immersive curriculum units that bring 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. Visit www.behindthebook.org for more information.

Behind the Book (BtB) seeks a Social Media Intern to coordinate our various social media platforms. The position is ideal for a go-getter with a strategic mind and excellent communication skills who wants to be an integral part of implementing BtB’s social media strategy. Reporting to the Director of Development, the position is based at our Harlem office with a commitment for one semester, minimum of two days per week.

Responsibilities include:

Developing and posting social media content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms.
Updating BtB’s blog (WordPress) with new content that features stories and images from our school programs and other news of interest from our organization;
Selecting and editing images, student writing/artwork, and videos related to our programming for the blog, social media, and newsletter
Requirements: Detail-oriented, eager to learn, and able to manage tasks independently. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English required. Experience with social media sites required; experience with WordPress and Mail Chimp a plus.
Location: New York, NY
Payment: unpaid
How To Apply For This Internship: Please submit a resume and cover letter that includes some ideas about BtB’s social media to info@behindthebook.org. “Social Media Internship” should appear in your subject line.

*Behind the Book is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.
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